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10 Best Free Blog Hosting Sites (2017): Top Free Blogging Platforms

Find Out Where to Host Your Blog for Free in 2017

When I was a kid, I remember how excited my parents were when they received news they were eligible to become the proud owners of a brand new, 16-foot sailboat. It was a free boat giveaway — with... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 6/27/2017
6 Cheap Linux VPS Plans (2017) — Affordable VPS Hosts for Linux

Experts' Guide to the Cheapest Linux VPS Hosting Options of 2017

Taking the VPS hosting route comes with a bunch of perks — dedicated server-like resources at half the cost, more reliability than a shared server, less risk of the Noisy Neighbor problem, and... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 6/26/2017
Top 3 Hosted Exchange Servers for Your Business (Microsoft / Outlook)

Where to Find the Best Hosted Exchange Servers for Your Business

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most used mail clients for businesses and organizations. A growing number of organizations are choosing to go with Microsoft Outlook Exchange as their email... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 6/22/2017
6 Key Differences — Shared Hosting vs. VPS Hosting (2017 Guide)

The Ultimate 2017 Guide to Shared vs. Virtual Private Server Hosting

When smartphones took over in the early 2000s, data usage went through the roof for many families, mine included. Monthly cellphone bills climbed, too, so my family went with a shared data plan... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 6/21/2017
6 Cheap Windows VPS Hosting & Servers (2017)

Where to Find the Best Deals on Virtual Servers with Windows OS

Ready for more computing power without the costs and pressures of running and overseeing a dedicated server? A virtual private server, or VPS, is a happy middle ground between mass-market shared... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 6/21/2017
6 Best Moodle Hosting Services 2017 — Top Hosts for Moodle LMS

Compare the Best Hosts for the Moodle Learning Management System

With the seemingly exponential advances in web technologies and educational software, it’s not surprising so many organizations are turning to eLearning solutions to teach and train students and... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 6/19/2017
HostGator VPS Review (2017)

Our Experts Review VPS Hosting with Leading Web Host HostGator

So, you’ve had this idea. It’s creative, it’s something you’re passionate about, and it’s a concept your colleagues have said holds potential to be a real business.... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 6/16/2017
10 Best "Web Hosting for NonProfits" — Top Hosts for 501(c)(3)s

Our Top 10 Guide to the Best Web Hosting for Nonprofits & Charities

Nonprofit organizations have always had the difficult task of balancing a focus on their core missions with managing fundraising campaigns to keep their doors open. In today’s world where many of... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 6/14/2017
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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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