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The Wix Website Builder: Easy Sites for Hotels, Restaurants, & Bands — Plus All New Features for 2015

New Features of Wix: See How They're Making Site Building Simple for SMBs

Wix is a flexible website builder serving up solutions for over 66 million sites, regardless of web development skill level. With a new “vertical... read more »
Toby Sembower
By: Toby Sembower
7/1/2015
Akamai and Trustwave™ — 3 Factors Driving the Growing Need for Vulnerability Monitoring & DDoS Protection

Akamai and Trustwave™ — 3 Factors Drive the Rising Need for DDoS Threat Monitoring

Since 1998, Akamai has engineered performance and security solutions, now serving up two trillion Internet interactions daily. With the rising scale of DDoS... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
6/29/2015
SiteGround In-House Solutions: Uptime, Isolation, & More — Featuring CEO Tenko Nikolov & Founder Ivo Tzenov

SiteGround: Custom Solutions for Uptime, Isolation, & More

We interviewed SiteGround’s Founder, Ivo Tzenov, and their current CEO, Tenko Nikolov, to discuss the ins and outs of the technology behind their... read more »
PJ Fancher
By: PJ Fancher
6/28/2015
CodeGuard — CEO David Moeller Gives Us a Look at Their Cutting-Edge Website Backup & Restore Technology

CodeGuard CEO Gives Us an Inside Look at Their Cutting-Edge Site Backup & Restore Technology

CodeGuard is a time-saving and precise automated backup solution, featuring differential backups and full-site recovery. No other service offers this level... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
6/3/2015
HostingCon Europe: Early Registration, New Features, and Unbeatable Networking

HostingCon Europe: Early Registration, New Features, and Unbeatable Networking

The HostingCon Europe conference is coming up: from September 22nd to the 23rd, in Amsterdam. Hosts, cloud services, hardware providers, and software... read more »
Toby Sembower
By: Toby Sembower
5/4/2015
HostingAdvice.com Launches Mobile Version of <strike>Articles and Reviews</strike> our ENTIRE SITE!

HostingAdvice.com Launches Mobile Version of Articles and Reviews our ENTIRE SITE!

Update: As of 12:21 p.m. EST on April 20, 2015, we have launched the mobile version of our articles and reviews! The Latest Update: As of 4:08 p.m. EST on May 28,... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
4/17/2015
CloudFlare in 2015 &mdash; Bringing Railgun, Virtual DNS, &#038; Universal SSL to the Masses

CloudFlare in 2015 — Virtual DNS, Railgun, & Universal SSL for All!

TL: DR; CloudFlare has long been the gold standard of security, web performance, and high availability. Ever eager to push the limits of technology, CloudFlare is... read more »
Jacob Nicholson
By: Jacob Nicholson
3/24/2015
Weebly: How Hosts, Organizations, &amp; Enterprises Can Leverage the Popular Platform to Enhance Their Own Offerings to Customers

How Weebly Leads in Website Creation for Hosts & Enterprises

The prominent web builder service, Weebly offers global solutions for end-users to create, market, and grow a web presence. Their reputation in the industry... read more »
Toby Sembower
By: Toby Sembower
3/23/2015
Laughing Squid: A Famous Blog and No Joke Web Hosting

Laughing Squid: A Famous Blog and No Joke Web Hosting

With tentacles in many avenues over the years, Laughing Squid is one of the oldest web hosts, boasting affordable and reliable hosting all while maintaining... read more »
Jacob Nicholson
By: Jacob Nicholson
3/20/2015
HostingCon 2015: The Must-Attend Event for Hosting Industry Insiders

HostingCon 2015: A Must-Attend Event for Hosting Insiders

Whether you’re a hardware company, a software developer, a web host, or you work in business development, there is an incredible opportunity for growth... read more »
Jacob Nicholson
By: Jacob Nicholson
3/18/2015
How WPEngine Brings Blazing Speed to 300,000+ Websites

How WPEngine Brings Blazing Speed to 300,000+ Websites

In a world where milliseconds matter, WPEngine’s unmatched technology delivers WordPress sites at incredible speeds with incredible value. By bringing... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
3/16/2015
NoSQL Basics and Installing MongoDB 3 on Ubuntu

NoSQL Basics & Installing MongoDB 3.0 on Ubuntu

MongoDB is currently the most popular NoSQL database system and fourth in the overall ranking of database systems! The growth of MongoDB has been impressive over the... read more »
Roberto Sanchez
By: Roberto Sanchez
3/6/2015
SimilarWeb: Insight on Your Competitors' Websites, Apps, and Entire Industries

SimilarWeb PRO: Gain Powerful Insights into User Traffic for Websites, Apps, and Industries

SimilarWeb collects a staggering amount of user behavior data for websites, allowing site owners to gain insights on the keywords, popular pages, referral... read more »
Jacob Nicholson
By: Jacob Nicholson
3/5/2015
Surreal CMS: You Design, Let Clients Easily Manage Content

Surreal CMS: You Design, Let Clients Easily Manage Content

Surreal CMS, as the name suggests, offers a surreal editing experience for websites. If you are a designer or developer who wants to allow clients to easily... read more »
Jacob Nicholson
By: Jacob Nicholson
3/2/2015
Node.js vs Golang: Battle of the Next-Gen Languages

Node.js vs Golang Breakdown

Recently, there have been criticisms about the value of using Node.js in a high-performance, networked application environment, and some developers have moved to the... read more »
Jacob Nicholson
By: Jacob Nicholson
2/19/2015
99.99% Uptime! Remsys Takes Managed Technical Services to The Next Level

Remsys Offers Top-Level Technical Support & Managed Services

Remsys has provided high-quality managed technical services for more than a decade, with a team of carefully-selected professionals. Offering services that... read more »
Jacob Nicholson
By: Jacob Nicholson
2/18/2015
SolidFire: The #1 All-Flash Storage Solution. Period!

Meet the #1 All-Flash-Based Storage Solution: Solidfire

SolidFire is the only all-flash storage provider in the world that can offer guaranteed I/O Quality of Service (QoS) and I/O Operations Per-Second (IOPS).... read more »
Jacob Nicholson
By: Jacob Nicholson
2/11/2015
Cloud 66: Trailblazing DevOps As a Service

Cloud 66: The Simple-to-Use Cloud Deployment Platform Trailblazes DevOps-as-a-Service

Cloud66, a DevOps-as-a-Service provider, allows amazingly simple infrastructure deployment, scaling, and repeatability on services such as Digital Ocean,... read more »
Jacob Nicholson
By: Jacob Nicholson
2/9/2015
How TJ Stein and the Media Temple Team Dominate Customer Service

See How TJ Stein & Media Temple Dominate Customer Service

I had an amazing opportunity to interview TJ Stein, the Senior Director of Customer Support at Media Temple in Culver City, California. We talked about TJ’s... read more »
Jacob Nicholson
By: Jacob Nicholson
2/2/2015
git -no-ff rebase: Does It Exist?

git -no-ff rebase: Does It Exist?

The git rebase command has no “fast-forward” or “no-fast-forward” option (git -no-ff rebase) like the git merge command, because it is not... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
12/8/2014
WHIR Networking Events: 2015 Edition

WHIR Networking Events (2015)

Another year has passed and the WHIR Networking Events continue to grow and be seen as the casual and easy way to meet decision-makers in the hosting... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
12/1/2014
What is TCP/IP and How Does It Make the Internet Work?

What is TCP/IP and How Does It Make the Internet Work?

A few days ago, my 5-year-old niece asked me how the Internet works. This is the answer. TCP/IP – A Brief Explanation The Internet works by using a protocol... read more »
Roberto Sanchez
By: Roberto Sanchez
10/9/2014
It's Alive! HostingCon is Coming to Europe in October 2014

It’s Alive! HostingCon is Heading to Europe — October of 2014

For the first time ever, HostingCon will be occurring in Europe. With the amazing success of the US version, it should be expected that the European version... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
9/8/2014
What is Softaculous and How Do I Use It?

Softaculous: What Is It, Who Needs It, and How Do I Use It?

Some web-enabled applications, like WordPress, need little introduction. Powerful and easy to use, many blogging and eCommerce applications have become immensely... read more »
PJ Fancher
By: PJ Fancher
8/26/2014
Yola Reviews: A Fantastic Website Builder for 2021

Building a Website with Yola: Our Trial Run & Review for 2021

In the competitive marketplace of website builders, Yola has top-of-its-class functionality. In my experience, I found Yola to be straightforward and simple.... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
8/25/2014
Linux Process Management: Commands You Should Know

Linux Process Management: Commands You Should Know

Do you think your Linux computer will automatically take care of everything by itself? Sometimes you may need to step in directly. Process management is a case in... read more »
Roberto Sanchez
By: Roberto Sanchez
8/12/2014
10 Tips to Improve Your cPanel Security

10 Tips: Improve cPanel Security

While software security can be a vast and complex subject, there are often simple steps that can be taken to immediately enhance security. Web hosting administration... read more »
PJ Fancher
By: PJ Fancher
7/31/2014
10 Useful Basic Linux Commands

10 Useful Basic Linux Commands

When you first start using Linux, it can be overwhelming to attempt to understand all of the commands available. Usually, users learn commands slowly,... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
7/28/2014
Who Makes WordPress?

Who Makes WordPress?

When someone talks about a free blogging and content management tool based on MySQL and PHP, the first thing that comes to mind is WordPress. For that matter, when... read more »
Roberto Sanchez
By: Roberto Sanchez
7/24/2014
The SSL Store™: The Definitive Source for Your SSL Certificate

The SSL Store™: The Definitive Source for Your SSL Certificate

Website security is no place to fool around, and our review aims to show how the company can give site owners total peace of mind. There is no doubt that the world... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
7/17/2014
2014's WHIR Networking Events: Why You Need to Attend

2014's WHIR Networking Events: Why You Need to Attend

TL; DR The WHIR Networking Events are free to attend and are a fantastic place to meet executives and decision-makers in the web hosting industry. By including web... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
7/16/2014
10 Essential cPanel Settings for Beginners

Top 10 Beginner cPanel Settings

New to cPanel? There is a lot to see, learn, and do when it comes to using this control panel for managing your website hosting. However, when you’re just... read more »
Roberto Sanchez
By: Roberto Sanchez
7/14/2014
Version Control: Why You Can't Live Without It

Version Control: What It Is and Why You Can't Live Without It

If you use a computer, you’ve probably been faced with the issue of different versions of files. Whether it’s a matter of text files, data... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
7/10/2014
SSL Certificates Explained (And Made Easy)

SSL Certificates (Made Simple)

Isn’t the Internet great? You can send and receive emails, shop online with your credit card, exchange files, or log in and manage remote systems. It would be... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
7/7/2014
2 Hours with Google Tango Alum Christian von Kleist

2 Hours with Google Tango Alum Christian von Kleist

It’s another hot day in Gainesville, Florida, as PJ and I enter Volta Coffee and Tea. In the corner is a friendly, unassuming genius, named Christian von... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
7/1/2014
Popular Linux Distros: Which One is for You?

Which Linux Distro is for You?

Once upon a time, Linus Torvalds created a basic operating system akin to some of the Unix systems of the moment and made it generally and freely available. The... read more »
PJ Fancher
By: PJ Fancher
7/1/2014
HostingCon 2014: Hot Topics, Sessions, and Fun

HostingCon 2014: Hot Topics, Informative Sessions, and FUN »

The HostingAdvice.com team has returned from our trip to HostingCon 2014, and we had a blast! The wealth of information available at HostingCon is overwhelming, and... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
7/1/2014
5 Popular Text Editors for Linux

5 Popular Text Editors for Linux

Yes, all of you Microsoft and Mac users, text editors are still a big deal in Linux systems! You may think graphical text editors are where it’s at, but in a... read more »
Toby Sembower
By: Toby Sembower
7/1/2014
The HostingAdvice.com Team is Heading to HostingCon!

The HostingAdvice.com Team is Heading to HostingCon!

We are very excited to be heading to HostingCon to meet up with all of the like-minded hosting industry folk. The HostingAdvice team will be in sunny Miami... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
6/15/2014
Sean Garrity