Hosting Guides

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

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jul 31, 2018
  • 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…

Not Your Ordinary Top 10 Hosting Providers List

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated May 28, 2018
  • By Lori Soard
Everyone seems to have an opinion on who should wear the crown of top 10 hosting providers. We've even thrown in our two cents on who the best are, and we stand by that list. However, nearly ever host…

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You about Web Hosting

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated May 17, 2018
  • By Jerry Low
I’m sure your blog is terrific. You’re doing everything right: You’ve got great headlines, you’ve sourced some great visuals, you might even be actively involved in every area of content creation, dev…

Warning: Bad Hosting Can Jeopardize Your Site’s Security

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Mar 02, 2018
  • 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…

Seven of the Silliest Web Hosting Features

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jan 30, 2018
  • By Jerry Low
It’s one of the primary rules to a solid marketing and advertising strategy: clearly define upfront your unique selling proposition – let consumers know exactly what it is that sets you apart from you…

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

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Sep 06, 2017
  • 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…

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

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Aug 10, 2017
  • 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…

Undercover Experiment: I Asked 28 Hosting Companies for Live Chat Support

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Aug 01, 2017
  • By Jerry Low
For hosting support – I prefer live chats over phone calls because: It’s easier to talk about technical issues via words, images, and screen captures Conversations on overseas phone calls are less use…

5 Truly Scary Things that Should Make You Run from a Web Hosting Company

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jul 06, 2017
  • By WHSR Guest
Talk to nearly anyone who has ever owned a website and you’ll quickly find at least one web hosting horror story. One of the most important things about your online presence as a business owner or ent…

[Infographic] InMotion Hosting Guide: Pros and Cons, Ratings, & Special Discounts

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated May 01, 2017
  • By Jerry Low
The following infographic is created based on my InMotion Hosting review (updated April 27th, 2015). InMotion Hosting, The Company Based in both Carlifonia and Virginia, InMotion Hosting has been arou…

Where do Bloggers Host Their Blogs? WHSR Web Hosting Survey 2015

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated May 01, 2017
  • By Jerry Low
In January 2015, I reached out to a handful of bloggers and did a quick hosting survey. The purpose of this survey is simple, I want to know – Where are bloggers hosting their blog, Are they hap…

User Management Within MySQL Database With phpMyAdmin

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Mar 03, 2017
  • By Luana Spinetti
There are situations when you can't simply open your CMS or forum installation and manage users from inside the platform. Suppose you've been hacked and can't access your admin account – what wi…
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Website Host

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Apr 30, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
If you're like most entrepreneurs, your website makes up at least part of your income and when there are website hosting issues, it can impact your bottom line. There is nothing worse than a website h…
Cloud Hosting

How to Prepare Your Business When Engaging to the Cloud?

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Mar 14, 2014
  • By WHSR Guest
Many companies now are searching for innovations when it comes to IT initiatives. One popular trend that has been going on for years but recently being popularized is cloud computing. With cloud data …