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23 Best Web Hosting Free Trials — No Credit Card Required (2018)

2018's Best Web Hosting Free Trials Let You Try Before You Buy

Who doesn’t love walking around grocery stores snacking on free samples? Whether you’re meandering through one of those warehouse giants or an upscale, local shop, the small bites... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 12/7/2018
15 Best Free Website Uptime Monitoring Services (Our 2018 Picks)

How to Monitor Your Website's Uptime: 2018's Best Services and Hosts

We’ve all been there — eagerly looking forward to getting a meal or a drink at a favorite establishment, only to arrive and learn your spot is closed that day. More often than not, you... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 12/3/2018
13 Best PrestaShop Hosting (2018): Free Themes & Support

Sell More Online by Trusting 2018's Best PrestaShop Hosts

French apparel company Faguo started in 2009 with only four products. eCommerce Manager Anne-Charlotte Auvray didn’t put much thought into the website and had some friends set up a simple... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 11/7/2018
13 Best HIPAA-Compliant Hosting Services (2018): Cloud & Servers

Protect Your Patients With 2018's Best Hosts for HIPAA Compliance

Remember playing Operation? The high-stakes, hand-wringing, pressure-packed game of hand-eye coordination has players trembling as they concentrate on removing Calamity Sam’s various... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 10/29/2018
16 Best Video Hosting Sites (2018) for Business and Portfolio Websites

Go Beyond YouTube With These Best Video Hosting Options for 2018

Videos are seemingly everywhere online — are you ready for your close-up? Online marketers are increasingly using videos to promote brands and disseminate information, as the medium is among the... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 10/24/2018
Cloud Hosting vs. cPanel Hosting (2018): 4 Differences & Top Hosts

Deciding Between Cloud & cPanel Hosting? Let Us Help You Make a Choice

Anyone notice how the hosting alphabet seems to skew toward the letter C? Aside from the ever-present considerations of cost, coders make comprehensive calculations of the characteristics and... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 10/15/2018
19 Best Green Web Hosting Companies (2018): WordPress & More

Help Save the Planet With These 19 Eco-Friendly Hosting Companies

Think of how much heat your laptop emits after just a few minutes. Now, imagine the heat pushed out by a server that houses hundreds of websites. That’s a lot, right? Finally, envision that... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 10/2/2018
20+ Largest Web Hosting Companies in 2018: World & US Markets

Track the Largest Web Hosting Companies in the World & US Markets

Countless companies exist to provide the hosting infrastructure to support the roughly 2 billion websites online today — but which one is right for you? Whether you’re looking to grow an... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 9/27/2018
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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