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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, 10/18/2016
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
"PHP Memory Limit" — How to Increase Your RAM

How to Increase Your PHP Memory Limit

Sometimes while in development or production, we find that our software uses more memory than we ever expected. To keep things under control, PHP has default memory limits to avoid some runaway... read more »
By: Ryan Frankel, 8/31/2016
13 Best “WYSIWYG” Web Builder Reviews (2016)

Top 13 WYSIWYG Web Builder Options for 2016

People just getting started making websites already know that HTML and CSS coding can be hard — and don’t even get us started on PHP or JavaScript. It’s hard to understand how lines... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 8/25/2016
15 Best Free Web Hosting Sites (2016)

15 Top Picks for Free (or Almost Free) Web Hosting

Let’s face it — we all love free stuff. Free tacos, free beer, or even a free t-shirt we know we’ll never wear. When people hear the word “free,” we just can’t help ourselves. So why should our... read more »
By: Toby Sembower, 8/24/2016
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, 7/29/2014
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, 7/1/2014
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