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15 Best: Real Estate Website Hosting (Site Builders, Design, Virtual Tours)

15 Best Real Estate Website Hosting Services and Site Builders

Prospective home buyers used to drive through neighborhoods in search of brochure boxes: these stuck-in-the-grass signs containing flyers with information about a listing. They could then ask... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 11/14/2016
How to Install a WordPress Theme (via Theme Directory, Upload, or FTP)

How to Install a WordPress Theme via the Directory, Upload, or FTP

Website templates, or themes, are these rare phenoms that benefit both first-time site owners and experienced developers — giving them each the opportunity to save time, money, and headaches on... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 11/9/2016
15 Best: Web Hosting for Small Business (Email, Builders, & Reviews)

Web Hosting for Small Business: Email, Site Builders, and Reviews

Whether you’re a solo act or already have a team of employees in place, every business needs a website to attract new customers. Just as businesses and their hosting needs are unique, so are the... read more »
By: Toby Sembower, 10/26/2016
Shopify vs. WordPress (eCommerce, Plugin Integration, Blog, & Themes)

Shopify vs. WordPress: eCommerce, Blogging, Plugins, & Theme Reviews

You know you want to sell your products online — but how? Many new eCommerce entrepreneurs or small business owners are clearly passionate about what they sell but often don’t have the... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 10/6/2016
15 Best: Domain Name Generator Tools & Hosts (Random / Short / Free)

Using a Domain Name Generator: The 15 Best Tools, Tips, and More

Seemingly every web professional has a tale to tell about finding a domain name. The story could be silly, like how you snapped up the domain with your friend or coworker’s name. Or maybe... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 10/10/2016
10 Best: Web Hosting for Musicians & Bands (Templates, Videos, Files)

Our 10 Favorite Web Hosting Options for Musicians & Bands

While I’m not about to strike it rich with my chops on the piano or violin, I understand the adrenaline rush of performing in front of a live audience. Being a talented musician or... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 9/30/2016
SiteGround WordPress Hosting Review (Tutorials, Themes, & More)

SiteGround WordPress Hosting Review (Tutorials, Themes, & More)

It’s Summer 2014 in sunny San Diego — where the one and only HostingCon gave me the excuse to make my first trip to the West Coast. I have a lot of great memories from that event, but one... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 9/27/2016
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
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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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