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Web Hosting Comparison Chart 2017: Top 21 Hosts & Services

Our Experts' Web Hosting Comparison Chart of 2017

It’s no longer a question: Businesses need a website to keep up with the current market. If you’re not online, many people won’t know you exist — at least, the 95% of consumers who search... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 7/18/2017
GoDaddy VPS Review 2017 — Hosting Experts Rate GoDaddy Servers

Read What the Experts Really Think of GoDaddy's Virtual Servers

Like so many rookie web hosting consumers, I turned to GoDaddy for my first domain name and shared hosting account. I had cluelessly signed up for the wrong shared hosting plan, but... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 7/16/2017
7 Best Reliable & Cheap WordPress Hosting Services (2017)

Guide to Getting the Cheapest, Most Reliable, Hosting for WordPress

When most people tweet #ilovewp, they’re broadcasting more than just a hashtag. The line has become a motto for so many WordPress users who have successfully built careers with the free,... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 7/13/2017
Fastest Web Hosting Companies 2017 — Top SSD Hosts & Services

2017’s Fastest Hosts Feature SSDs, Caching, and Prime Performance

After a year or so of testing and writing about some of the best web hosting companies in the industry, I started feeling a little self-conscious about the host I had chosen for my personal sites... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 7/11/2017
5 "Shared vs. Reseller Hosting" Differences: Which is Better?

Our Guide to Reseller Hosting Plans vs. Shared Server Hosting

As the resident techie in my family and friend group, I have often been recruited to “help” folks choose a domain, sign up with a web host, get WordPress up and running, and explain... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 7/9/2017
Bluehost WordPress Review & Hosting Ratings (2017)

Experience WordPress Hosting with Bluehost: A Beginner's Guide

World Pie Domination (#worldpiedomination) — it would become the slogan and hashtag Rebecca Miller and her mother Jeanne Plumley would use for inspiration as they reimagined the Columbia,... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 7/6/2017
10 Best Personal Website Hosting Services (2017)

2017’s Best Hosting Plans for Your Personal Site, Blog, or Portfolio

There are a ton of reasons to build a personal website. For job seekers, it’s become almost a necessity, as 56% of employers are more impressed with candidates who house résumés on their own... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 7/5/2017
2017’s GoDaddy Managed WordPress Review (5 Expert Ratings)

GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting Review: 2017 Edition

I’m noticing this slow-moving trend toward managed services for WordPress hosting among professionals and business owners. It’s kind of brilliant — as it eliminates one more... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 7/2/2017
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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