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"Shared Hosting vs. Dedicated Hosting" — Server Differences (2017)

Shared vs. Dedicated Hosting — Server Types and Differences

I run a small business providing web design and hosting, and we host a lot of clients. Some of our clients have special security needs and some have what we call regular brochure sites that have... read more »
By: Mark Jefferson, 9/21/2017
2017 Guide: How to Move a WordPress Site to a New Host (3 Steps)

Moving Your WordPress Site to a New Server or Domain in 3 Easy Steps

When a freelance website client tells you they’re unhappy at their current host and asks you to help migrate their WordPress site to a new host, you’ll want to help out and not lose their... read more »
By: Greg Narayan, 9/19/2017
Media Temple "WordPress" Review & Managed Hosting Rating (2017)

Our Thoughts on WordPress Hosting with Media Temple

You’ve probably heard the saying “your body is a temple.” Usually, the line refers to scripture or taking care of your body, but the quote can easily apply to your website.... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 9/13/2017
10 Best Website Builder & Hosting Reviews 2017

We Review and Rank the Best Site Builder Hosts for Every Niche

Legendary Skateboarder Magazine designer and former art director of the alternative music publication Ray Gun, David Carson famously said, “Graphic design will save the world right after rock and... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 9/10/2017
What is a Web Hosting Account? — Get Started with a Host (2017 Guide)

A Beginner's Guide to Opening Your First Web Hosting Account

When describing web hosting accounts to beginners, most people employ the tried-and-true housing analogy: Shared hosting is like renting an apartment, VPS is a condo, and dedicated servers equate... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 9/7/2017
HostPapa WordPress Review 2017: Hosting Rating with Pros & Cons

Our Review of HostPapa WordPress Hosting — See the Pros & Cons

I’m not a big gambler. But, if you own a website or are in the process of building one, I’m willing to put money down that you’re probably using WordPress. The open-source platform now powers... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 9/6/2017
8 Best "Hosting for Multiple Domains" — Host Multiple Accounts

2017's Best Services for Hosting Multiple Domains and Websites

Paralyzed by the commitment and pressure, I held off naming my first dog for weeks after I adopted her. She never even got a name at the shelter, so I resorted to calling my 60-pound mutt Little... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 9/4/2017
10 Best "WordPress Cloud Hosting" Reviews 2017 (Top WP Platforms)

We Review WordPress-Optimized Hosting on Scalable Cloud Servers

If WordPress is your content management platform of choice, you’re in good company. Notable brands, such as eBay, Sony, and Disney, use WordPress for their websites. WordPress is the most popular... read more »
By: Jennifer Young, 9/5/2017
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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