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10 Best: Managed Dedicated Server Hosting (2020 Reviews)

10 Best Managed Plans for Dedicated Servers

Managed dedicated server hosting is like that trusty in-home chef or nanny helping you take care of all the craziness on the homefront. From making breakfast and rushing the kids off to school to... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 1/13/2020
11 Best Static Web Hosting Services (2020): Free & Cheap Sites

2019's Best Static Site Hosting Services

Proof that everything old eventually comes back into style, the best static web hosting plans strip away all unnecessary complexities to provide simple services focused on performance and... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 1/13/2020
Free vs. Paid Web Hosting — Which Service is Best? (2020)

Free vs. Paid Hosting Services: Which is Best?

Choosing between free vs. paid web hosting is one of the first dilemmas aspiring site owners face when taking their first dive into the ocean of available options. People and businesses... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 12/11/2019
Do I Need a Web Hosting Service? (7 FAQs for Starting a Website)

Do You Need Hosting? FAQs for Your First Site

Do I need a web hosting service? The tech-minded question often crashes through all the excitement when an aspiring site owner starts dreaming up a website, providing an intimidating reality... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 12/3/2019
12 Best Web Hosting for Online Retail Stores (2020 Reviews)

Shopping the Best Hosts for Online Retail Stores

Even though it’s an invisible part of a customer’s shopping experience, the best web hosting for online retail stores can be your company’s best salesperson. Believe it or not,... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 11/21/2019
12 Best Unix Web Hosting Plans ($0.01 to $20) - 2020 Reviews

12 Cheap and Powerful Unix Hosting Plans

When tracing the history of the best Unix web hosting, developers credit the popular operating system as the impetus for affordable and user-friendly hosting services — much like how the Big Bang... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 12/16/2019
12 Most Secure Web Hosting Services: 2020's Safest Servers

Keep Your Site Safe With Secure Hosting Plans

Finding the most secure web hosting services can seem intimidating to many website owners, given that even many global corporations and Fortune 500 companies can’t seem to get it right.... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 11/6/2019
8 Best Free File Hosting Services (2020): Unlimited Storage Sites

8 Free File Hosting Sites for Storage & Sharing

Great for both digital file hoarders and meticulous desktop organizers, the best free file hosting services give users a budget-friendly way to store and share information in a way that... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 11/1/2019
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, 6/19/2018
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