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How to Set Up Web Hosting — Your Server & Domain Setup Guide (2017)

A Beginner's Guide to Setting Up Web Hosting — Domains to Design

Always on the lookout for creative ways to explain web hosting, I try so hard to reimagine the tried-and-true real estate analogy: Shared hosting is like renting an apartment, VPS is akin to... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 8/17/2017
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice & Takedown Procedure

Filing a DMCA Notice: What It Means & Takedown Procedure

Content creators are regularly faced with the issue of defending their copyrights and protected material from theft and plagiarism. Perhaps you are a visual artist and you see that someone has... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 8/15/2017
10 Best: Website Hosting with Templates & Free Site Builders (2017)

Quality Web Hosting Meets Easy Design: Best Website Template Hosts

There is no doubt the internet has hugely impacted the way people interact with businesses. Today, more than 80% of consumers will research a company’s products and services online before making... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 8/13/2017
"How to Switch Web Hosts" — Transfer a Website in 5 Steps (No Downtime)

Learn How to Switch Web Hosts and Migrate Your Website in 5 Short Steps

If you’re not getting what you need from your current web host, it might be time to pick up and find a new one. Moving a site to a new web hosting service doesn’t have to be as arduous as moving... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 8/15/2017
10 Best Cloud Server Hosting Providers (2017): Top Cloud Host Services

2017's Top Cloud Server Hosting Providers & Why We Picked Them

Few things are better than the confidence you feel when slipping on a perfectly tailored outfit. A knowledgeable seamstress can take wholly adequate dresses, shirts, or pants and make them feel... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 8/8/2017
6 Best Adult Web Hosting Providers 2017 — Services to Host Adult Content

2017’s Top Web Hosting Providers That Allow Adult Content

As the great musical Avenue Q imparts, the internet is really, really great — for porn. Fast connections mean you don’t have to wait (for porn). There’s always some new site (for... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 8/6/2017
7 Best "Unlimited Reseller Hosting" Plans (2017): Cheap Reseller Hosts

Get Unlimited Resources From One Of These Top Reseller Hosting Plans

It’s no surprise that entrepreneurs and merchants are lining up to launch businesses on the web. More than 95% of Americans have made online purchases in their lifetime, and half of US... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 8/4/2017
Linux Hosting vs. Windows Hosting (2017): 6 Differences & 6 Best Hosts

Linux Hosting vs. Windows Hosting: Their Differences & Top Hosts

When comparing Windows and Linux hosting, your choice of operating system boils down to your intended use for your server(s). As x86 servers continue to grow in popularity, Linux servers are... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 8/2/2017
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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