Hosting Guides

The Ultimate Guide in Tracking Website Uptime

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
As you search for a web host, you’ll undoubtedly come across the term “uptime” and all sorts of guarantees surrounding it. But what does it actually mean – and why does it matter? What is Hosting Upti…

Domain Name for Dummies: How to Buy A Domain Name

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Feb 08, 2020
  • By Azreen Azmi
* Updates: Facts checked and new industry stats added. It was back in 1985 when the first domain name was registered and since then, the Internet has seen an exponential growth of active domain names.…

Choosing a Secure Web Hosting Service Provider

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Nov 05, 2019
  • By Timothy Shim
If you’ve been following my articles you may have come across some security-related topics such as Secured Socket Layer (SSL) and on WordPress Security. The Internet is has become a vastly more danger…

User Management Within MySQL Database With phpMyAdmin

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Sep 25, 2019
  • 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…

The Basics of .htaccess: How to Use & Examples

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Sep 23, 2019
  • By Jerry Low
What is an .htaccess file? The .htaccess file is an Apache HTTP Server (normally just called Apache) configuration file. The file is extremely powerful and can be used to help control multiple facets …

How to save time with cron: Basic guide and sample codes

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated May 09, 2019
  • By WHSR Guest
What is cron? Cron is a Linux/UNIX daemon that is designed to execute a command at a predefined time. Since cron is a daemon, once it is executed it does not require any administration from the user. …

My Hosting Story: Downtown Host Review

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated May 08, 2019
  • By Lori Soard
I’ve designed websites for almost 15 years now, first for my own pleasure and later for others as a paid web designer. In that decade and a half, I’ve tried several different hosts. I currently use th…

Domain Names for UK Residents Operating a Global Business

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Apr 09, 2019
  • By WHSR Guest
When you’re running a global business, it can be challenging to know which domain name is right for you or best represents your presence online. Even when you’re operating or headquartered in one plac…

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…