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How to Move Your Website to Another Web Host (and Knowing When to Switch)

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Mar 27, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
In an ideal world, we would never have to worry about switching web hosts – our site would remain happily housed at the current hosting provider’s facility with great load times, affordable costs…

Beginner Guide: What is Web Hosting? What is a Domain? Difference Between a Domain Name and Web Hosting

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Mar 27, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
To own a website, you need three things: domain name, web hosting, and a developed website. But what's a domain name? What's a web hosting? Aren't them the same? It's important that you are crystal cl…

Introducing HostScore.net – A New, Data-Driven Way to Choose A Web Host

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Mar 16, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
This is a special announcement about the launching of my new project HostScore.net – a website where we publish hosting performance data and easy-to-understand metrics for web hosting consu…

The Curious Case of Absolutely Free Domain Name

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  • Updated Mar 12, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
With more than 348 million domain names registered as of end 2018, domain names are hot selling commodities. In fact, there has been such great demand that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names …

Three Easy Ways to Create a Website: Step-by-step Beginner Guide

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Mar 09, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
Creating a website is super easy in 2020. You don't have to be a tech geek nor a programmer. Follow the right method. Select the right platforms. Use the right tools. You will be 100% fine. I had zero…

The A-to-Z Guide to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for Online Businesses

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Mar 09, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
To build a relationship requires trust and this is much more intense for one in which the two sides most likely have and will never meet. Trust on the Internet is one of paramount importance, especial…

The Best Free Web Hosting Sites (2020)

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Mar 09, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
* Updates: Price list and comparison table updated.  We all love freebies and it should come as no surprise that even in web hosting there are tons of freebies if you know where to look. Not…

Best Web Hosting for Small Business (2020)

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
One key lesson I learned from reviewing dozens of hosting services is that a good web host might not always be the right web host. Why? Because different kinds of websites will have different nee…

Plesk vs cPanel: Compare World’s Most Popular Web Hosting Control Panel

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
Control panels are such an integral part of our website hosting experience and yet not many of us give them much thought. For example, did you know that the two most popular Web Hosting Control Panels…

Best VPS Hosting Providers to Consider (2020)

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
VPS Hosting plans are the power points of most web hosting service providers solution range. They are the sweet spot of transition for many users and in fact, are where most do end up once they gradua…

Target vs. Wal-Mart: Whose Server Is Faster? (& Why It Matters)

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Daren Low
When choosing your next web host, speed should be at the top of your considerations. A faster web host means a better experience for your users and customers. It creates a stronger foundation for your…

Web Hosting Survey 2016: Results, Highlights, and Hosting Advice

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
It's always interesting to learn about people's opinions of and expectations for their web host. In May/June 2016, I started a survey and spent 1.5 months collecting users' hosting feedback. I also re…

[Infographic] How to Pick Up the Best Web Host

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
The following infographic is created based on my make a website guide and host shopping guide. Those guides are extremely long read but if you are looking for the best web host for the first time it s…

Warning: Bad Hosting Can Jeopardize Your Site’s Security

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Audrey Throne
While building your website, you probably focus on the content, SEO, the graphics and layout, advertising and marketing – all essential components of a good site. However, it turns out that the server…

PayPal Hosting: 10 Best Web Hosts that Accept PayPal Payment

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Abrar Mohi Shafee
Payment method could be a deciding factor for a web host. I would not be surprised if someone turns his back on a web host for not finding his desired payment method. There are dozens of online paymen…

[infographic] Shared vs VPS vs Dedicated vs Cloud Hosting: What Shoppers Need to Know

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
Web Hosting: What Are Your Options? Generally speaking, there are four different types of web hosting: Shared, Virtual Private Server (VPS), Dedicated, and Cloud Hosting. While all types of hosting se…