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Wix Promo Code 2017 & Free Trial (50% Off Most Popular Plans)

How to Save on Your Hosting With Wix: Promo Code & Free Trial Offers

Wix is one of what I like to call the “Three Ws” of website building, or the three most popular platforms for non-programmers to create beautiful, professional-looking websites. I... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 4/28/2017
What is Weebly.com? — Our 2017 Review and Top 6 FAQs Answered

Weebly — Our 2017 Review and Top 6 FAQs of the Site Builder

It’s a familiar story in the tech world — a handful of college buddies try messing around with new technology and end up creating a multimillion-dollar product that helps people get online.... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 4/25/2017
16 Best: Blog Software Comparison (Top Free / Open-Source Tools)

We Compare the Top Platforms, Plugins, and Software for Blogging

If the growing number of blogging platforms is any indication, there’s more than one way to blog in . Choosing a blog software is not as simple as going with the one that seems most popular... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 4/20/2017
15 Best WordPress Alternatives for Websites, Blogging, and Online Stores

15 Best WordPress Alternatives for Sites, Blogging, and Stores

As much as it pains me to say it, WordPress isn’t for everyone. We use the incredibly popular platform both here at HostingAdvice and for several personal sites and side projects, but many... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 4/18/2017
"Wix vs. WordPress" for SEO, Blogging, or eCommerce (6 Factors, 1 Verdict)

Wix vs. WordPress for SEO, Blogs, eCommerce, and More

As the resident nerd in my friend group and family, I’m frequently called upon for various freelance development tasks, whether it’s troubleshooting some finicky plugin or redesigning... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 4/13/2017
Web.com Pricing: Plans, Features, and Monthly Cost (2017 Review)

Web.com Pricing for Hosting Plans, Domains, and Marketing Services

Plenty of tech startups have funneled out of the sunny metropolitan city of Jacksonville, Florida — dubbed the “next Silicon Valley” and a “hidden jewel” for... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 4/19/2017
"What is Shopify?" — 10 FAQs Answered & Our Expert Review

What is Shopify — Top 10 FAQs Answered and an Expert Review

Roughly 10 years ago, a group of snowboarders was looking for an effective way to sell and deliver snowboarding equipment to other enthusiasts sliding down mountains around the world. They soon... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 4/6/2017
How to Host Your Own Website from Home (Plus 5 Pros & Cons)

How to Host a Website Yourself Using Windows or Linux Machines

Let’s imagine a world where hosting a website yourself is as simple and reliable as browsing the web. You could host your company’s site, your personal portfolio, your email server,... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 4/3/2017
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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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