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15 Best Unlimited Web Hosting (2018): Cheap, Free, No-Limit Bandwidth

Our Experts Rank the Best Unlimited Web Hosting Packages

Unlimited web hosting is a bit like your favorite all-you-can-eat sushi buffet. You don’t have to worry about whether that spicy tuna roll will hit the spot — for a small premium in price, you... read more »
By: Christine Preusler, 8/7/2018
3 Steps to Move a Website to a New Host — WordPress Migration Guide

Looking for a New Host? Here’s How to Migrate Your Site in 3 Easy Steps

I’ve been running WordPress sites continuously since the CMS first appeared in 2003. WordPress powers my professional website, four different side-hustle sites, my family’s photo blog, my... read more »
By: Pariah Burke, 7/24/2018
12 Best WooCommerce Hosting Reviews (2018): WordPress & More

Sell More Online With WooCommerce: 14 Top Hosting Providers

I did it again — I tumbled down the online shopping rabbit hole. Everything started out fine: I was innocently browsing for a new kitchen knife set, but curiosity compelled me to click on an ad... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 7/19/2018
15 Best Website Builder for Artists (2018): DIY, Free, Portfolio Sites

Let Your Creativity Shine With These Top Website Builders for Artists

In 2000, German-born photographer Wolfgang Tillmans raised the eyebrows of critics worldwide after being awarded the UK’s prestigious Turner Prize. The first photographer to ever earn the honor,... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 6/14/2018
15 Best Free Website Builders & Hosting (2018)

Find Your Best Bets for Free Site Builders and Hosting Plans (2018)

Loading up a website is kind of like entering a room: you know within a few minutes whether you want to be there or not. The aesthetics and usability of a virtual space make all the difference in... read more »
By: Jennifer Young, 6/8/2018
12 Best $1 Web Hosting (2018): Free, Cheap, WordPress & More

Strapped for Cash? Our Experts Review the Best Web Hosts $1 Can Buy

I remember when you could get a decent cup of coffee for a buck. And (at the risk of dating myself), when I got my driver’s license as a teenager, the price of a gallon of gas wasn’t much... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 6/1/2018
15 Best Ruby on Rails Hosting (2018) — Shared, Cloud, Cheap, Free

Discover the Top 15 Hosting Packages to Power Ruby on Rails

“Someone should create an app for that.” It’s a common statement. And odds are good that if a consumer has identified a need for a web application, a developer has probably already built a... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 5/31/2018
15 Best: Web Hosting for Students & Teachers (2018) - Free & Paid

Educate Yourself: 2018’s Best Hosting Plans for Teachers and Students

Back in my day (cue wavering old-person voice), back-to-school shopping meant Trapper Keeper binders and Anne Frank folders. As the number of computer science classes and online education... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 5/31/2018
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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