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5 "Cloud Hosting vs. VPS" Differences 2017 — Top Cloud & Virtual Servers

Cloud vs. VPS Hosting 2017 — The Differences & The Best Services

As you begin the adventure of creating your own website, you’re faced with a seemingly never-ending maze of choices. Every one of these decisions makes a difference in the performance and... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 10/18/2017
2017's Best WordPress Hosting for Beginners (Top 10 Companies)

Check Out Our Favorite WordPress Hosting Packages for Newbies

When you’re starting a new website, the hope is that it will continue to grow and attract new visitors for years to come. The best way to ensure this happens is to go with a site management... read more »
By: Jennifer Young, 10/16/2017
DreamHost VPS Review (2017) — Virtual Server & Web Hosting Rating

After Taking DreamHost Servers for a Spin, We Talk Pros & Cons

Seemingly everyone has heard about the ever-present “web hosting is like real estate analogy” that I continuously rebel against — but how many have compared the shared-to-VPS hosting... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 10/11/2017
13 Best Web Hosting for SEO (2017) — How Websites Get Top Rankings

Boost Your Search Rankings with the Top Hosts for SEO

In March 2016, Apex Forum announced its search engine optimization challenge that would pit web developers and SEO experts from around the world against one another for a shot at upward of... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 10/10/2017
15 Best: Web Hosting for Artists & Art Portfolio Builders 2017

A Look at the Top 15 Web Hosts for Artists to Showcase Portfolios

In 2003, when patrons had their tickets torn and entered the main space of London’s famous Tate Modern art gallery, they were confronted with a solar-sized exhibit. Artist Olafur Eliasson’s The... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 10/5/2017
15 Best: Web Hosting for Developers — ASP.NET & WP Tools (2017)

Our Reviews and Top Picks for Developer-Friendly Hosting

As a fresh-faced student learning how to code table-based designs and using this new-fangled contraption called WordPress, web hosting was just another nuisance. I barely understood what the... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 10/2/2017
15 Best: Web Hosting for Beginners 2017 Guide — WordPress & More

Attn New Site Owners: Our Guide to the Top Web Hosts for Novices

The number of websites rose to more than 1.2 billion in 2017, and their purposes run the gamut — from blogs on how to wrap the most efficient trout fishing fly to eCommerce giants selling the... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 9/26/2017
14 Web Hosting Security Best Practices (2017) — Top Hosts & Servers

14 Hosting Security Best Practices to Protect Your Online Presence

When we think about website security, the highly publicized breaches of major companies come to mind. Multimillion-dollar security leaks involving exposed credit card information, login... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 9/26/2017
How to Unzip a File in Linux/Ubuntu

Linux/Ubuntu Help: Unzip a File

File compression can be accomplished in many different ways on a Linux system. The easiest way to determine which method to use to de-compress your file is to look at the extension. If your... read more »
By: Ryan Frankel, 10/9/2015
How to Change File Ownership & Groups in Linux

How Can I Change File Ownership and Groups in Linux?

File ownership and groups for files are fundamental to the Linux operating system. Every file in Linux is managed by a specific user and a specific group. Figure Out Who Owns the File, Then Use... read more »
By: PJ Fancher, 10/9/2015
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