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What is VPS Hosting? — 5 FAQs Answered (Definition, Cost, Top Hosts)

What is VPS Hosting? FAQs and Our Recommended Hosts

Everyone knows the housing analogy when talking about the different web hosting configurations: Shared hosting is renting an apartment, VPS is like owning a condo, and dedicated servers are... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 5/26/2017
How to Make a Website From Scratch (HTML, WordPress, or Builders)

How to Make a Website From Scratch Using HTML, WP, or Builders

As the owner of a small wedding planning startup, a friend of mine didn’t have a lot of time or money to put into a website – but she knew she needed one, or her business would be near invisible.... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 5/25/2017
Weebly Pricing & Plans 2017 — Web Hosting, eCommerce, and Domains

Weebly Pricing and Plans for Hosting, eCommerce, and Domains

“Quinoa Getta What What?” “I’m All That and Dim Sum.” Food puns — they’re funny. Cindy and John certainly thought so when they began printing the quirky lines on T-shirts. To grow their hobby... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 5/22/2017
5 Expert Tips on How to Make Money Blogging (From a Finance Blogger)

MoneyCrashers Co-Founder On How to Make Money Blogging in 2017

Finance blog MoneyCrashers Co-Owner Andrew Schrage had a clear reason to start blogging and a solid foundation in his chosen topic: He studied economics and wanted to help others. A blog would be... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 5/19/2017
12 Best Free "Website Creator" Software (For Kids, Mobile, and More)

A Look at the 12 Best Free Website Creators for Multiple Use Cases

I recently asked my 8-year-old son if he was interested in web design. He looked up from his video game just long enough to shrug his shoulders and roll his eyes. I turned to his older brother to... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 5/18/2017
10 Best Domain Hosting and Registration Services (2017)

Our Review of the Best Domain Hosting and Registration Services

What’s in a domain? That which we call a site by any other name would smell as successful. My self-proclaimed punny paraphrasing may have Shakespeare rolling in his grave, but I got your... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 5/16/2017
IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS Cloud Models (Definitions, Differences, Examples)

IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS: Comparing the Different Cloud Services

We’re no strangers to writing articles that sound a bit like alphabet soup. As with many technical industries, web hosting comes with a slew of acronyms: VPS, PHP, SSDs, SSL, GUI, LAMP... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 5/11/2017
6 Shopify Competitors Compared (2017's Top Alternatives)

Comparing the Top 6 Shopify Competitors & eCommerce Alternatives

Recently, I suffered from a truly first-world dilemma: I desperately wanted new patio furniture, but I can barely fit more than a beach chair in my car. I didn’t want to impose on the... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 5/10/2017
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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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