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Cloud Hosting vs. Shared Hosting — 6 Comparisons & Our 2017 Picks

Cloud vs. Shared Hosting Comparisons and Our Picks for the Top Plans

When encountering the buffet of web hosting plans for the first time, customers can easily be overwhelmed by the various options, configurations, and acronyms. Matching the right server portions... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 11/16/2017 “WordPress” Review 2017: The Best Hosting Rated by Experts

What Our Experts Say About’s WordPress Hosting Plans

For the past few months, Empire troops have been clashing with Rebel forces in my kitchen, living room, bedrooms, and backyard. The battlefield is a treacherous place with the ever-present risk... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 11/13/2017
SiteGround "WordPress" Review & Hosting Rating (2017)

Our Experts Put SiteGround WordPress Hosting to the Test

Working with WordPress is supposed to be easy — one of many reasons the software is unanimously deemed the most popular website management platform on the market. When I first started using... read more »
By: Jennifer Young, 11/8/2017
InMotion VPS Review (2017) — Web Hosting Ratings From Our Experts

How Does InMotion Stack Up? We Rate the Cloud-Powered VPS Plans

From the moment InMotion Hosting Co-Founders Sunil Saxena and Todd Robinson started a hosting company in their downtown Los Angeles office, they focused on two goals: thrill the customers with... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 11/6/2017
7 Best: vBulletin Hosting 2017 & Top Forum Community Services

The Best Hosting Solutions to Power Your vBulletin Forum

As a kid growing up just outside of Miami, I have fond memories of trekking through downtown on my way to the Orange Bowl — a hotdog in one hand and a large, teal foam finger on the other. In... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 11/6/2017
SSD vs. HDD — 5 Differences and How to Transfer Data

SSD vs. HDD: Comparing for Speed, Reliability, and Power Consumption

Time for a vacation! Most people opt for steady and usually reliable air travel when taking long trips, even with the threats of canceled flights or lost luggage. But what if teleportation could... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 10/30/2017
1&1 WordPress Review (2017): Best Hosting Plans & Expert Ratings

Test Drive: Revving Up Your Site With 1&1’s WordPress Hosting

Isaac Chenevey has been an avid practitioner of martial arts for nearly 30 years, and, for more than a decade, he’s been applying his deep knowledge of fitness to his role as a personal trainer.... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 10/26/2017
SiteGround VPS Review (2017) — Server Host Ratings By Experts & Users

Our Experts Put SiteGround VPS Services Through the Ringer

Like Goldilocks, VPS hosting customers are happiest with server space that is “just right.” Shared hosting is too small, and dedicated servers are too big — but the scalable, flexible... read more »
By: Mark Jefferson, 10/24/2017
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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