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12 Best Anonymous Web Hosting (2018):  Web Page, Image & Server Hosting

Looking for Anonymous Web Hosting? See Which Hosts Deliver the Best

If you tell your friends you’re looking to run a website anonymously, odds are good they’re going to assume you’re involved in some kind of nefarious project on the dark web. This is no surprise,... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 3/15/2018
2018's WordPress-Approved Hosts Officially Endorsed by

Which Hosting Providers Have the Seal of Approval?

WordPress, the wildly popular open-source software, now supports more than 74 million websites, and the most reputable hosting providers are answering the demand with plans tailored to its use.... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 2/26/2018
A2 Hosting “WordPress” Review 2018: Features, Support, & Coupons

Testing A2 Hosting and WordPress: How the Features Stack Up

2003 was a big year in technology: Apple launched the iTunes store, Google announced plans to go public, and Andy Rubin started developing the Android operating system. The ultra-popular H.264... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 2/15/2018
10 Best Christian Web Hosting Reviews & Hosts for Churches 2018

10 Best Christian Web Hosting Reviews & Hosts for Churches 2018

Just as many small business owners choose to support local businesses, and I get excited to work with fellow females in tech, Christians may want a Christian-run hosting provider when looking for... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 2/7/2018
"Email Hosting vs. Web Hosting" Differences & The Best Services 2018

What's the Difference Between Web Hosting and Email Hosting?

I never realized how muddy and cluttered the information on web hosting was until I started working on HostingAdvice. Definitions are ambiguous. Clarifications raise more questions. And... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 1/24/2018
SiteGround Coupon Code 2018: Hosting Discounts Up to 60% Off

An Expert's Take on the Savings to Be Had With SiteGround Services

In my hosting career, I’ve learned many things about the industry, the underlying technologies that power it, the services I’m willing to pay extra for, and the essentials I... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 1/11/2018
iPage VPS Hosting Review (2018): Features Comparison & Coupons

Taking iPage VPS Hosting for a Spin: We Review the Features and Reliability

Specializing in antique and vintage wedding gowns, Terri Goodin started an online boutique in 1997 as an homage to her grandmother. At the start, she needed to know HTML and pay for hosting... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 1/2/2018
10 Best: Web Hosting for Churches & Free Services for Ministry 2018

Find a Trusted Hosting Provider for Your Church or Ministry in 2018

I’ve been a guest and a resident of many church homes throughout my lifetime. As I’ve sampled various denominations, taken part in worship services of all sizes, and ventured on... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 12/28/2017
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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