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Joomla vs. WordPress vs. Drupal - (Security, SEO, eCommerce, Speed)

Joomla vs. WordPress vs. Drupal: A Content Management Comparison

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m a research-before-I-buy kind of girl. Even if the product I’m “purchasing” is free — you can bet there are going to be a handful of Google searches in my browser... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 9/16/2016
"PHP Memory Limit" — How to Increase Your RAM

How to Increase Your PHP Memory Limit

Sometimes while in development or production, we find that our software uses more memory than we ever expected. To keep things under control, PHP has default memory limits to avoid some runaway... read more »
By: Ryan Frankel, 8/31/2016
13 Best “WYSIWYG” Web Builder Reviews (2016)

Top 13 WYSIWYG Web Builder Options for 2016

People just getting started making websites already know that HTML and CSS coding can be hard — and don’t even get us started on PHP or JavaScript. It’s hard to understand how lines... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 8/25/2016
15 Best Free Web Hosting Sites (2016)

15 Top Picks for Free (or Almost Free) Web Hosting

Let’s face it — we all love free stuff. Free tacos, free beer, or even a free t-shirt we know we’ll never wear. When people hear the word “free,” we just can’t help ourselves. So why should our... read more »
By: Toby Sembower, 8/24/2016
MySQL <em>ALTER TABLE</em> Commands: How to Add, Delete, & Change Columns

How to Add, Delete, & Change Columns with MySQL Alter Table

MySQL (and MariaDB) allows you to change the structure of tables with the ALTER TABLE SQL command. Using the command, you can easily change the name of your table and columns, add or delete... read more »
By: Ryan Frankel, 8/12/2016
GoDaddy "Website Builder" Reviews (10 Pros & Cons)

10 Pros and Cons of the GoDaddy Website Builder

Building a website today is all about who you know — not necessarily the most experienced and expensive developer who can do the job for you, but rather the reliable and affordable web host who... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 8/5/2016
JavaScript MD5 Library (Plus the Perks, Uses, & Examples)

How to Use an MD5 Library in JavaScript

MD5 libraries are often required by JavaScript developers, on either the client or server side, to verify file data. By far, the most popular library is the blueimp-md5 library. Get the... read more »
By: Ryan Frankel, 8/3/2016
Hybrid Cloud — 5 Things to Know

5 Things to Know About Hybrid Cloud Hosting

Hybrid hosting is meant for site owners that need or prefer the highest data security along with the economical benefits of the public cloud. It’s not for everyone, but the mix of public and... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 7/20/2016
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