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12 Best Web Hosting for Online Retail Stores (2019 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) - 2019 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, 11/18/2019
12 Most Secure Web Hosting Services: 2019'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 (2019): 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
11 Best Webmail Hosting Services (2019) - Compare Top Plans

Delivering 2019's Best Webmail Hosting Plans

Long gone are the days of carrier pigeons and the Pony Express. Today, the best webmail hosting services dramatically increase the efficiency and speed at which you can communicate. Email is one... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 10/28/2019
12 Best Free Database Hosting (2019): MySQL & Cloud Services

12 Free (and Almost Free) Database Hosting Plans

Whether you’re creating your first WordPress website or building a business-critical application, the best free database hosting services will help you scale and process requests with... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 10/18/2019
How Much Does a Website Domain Cost? (Pay $0 With Hosting)

How to Estimate Your Website Domain Costs

Website domain cost is just one of many factors that go into budgeting how much to spend building an online presence. There’s web hosting, design templates, and perhaps even some add-on... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 10/11/2019
12 Best File Hosting Services (2019): Free Storage & Sharing

Free Storage With 2019's Top File Hosting Services

Whether you’re looking to store family vacation photos or mission-critical business documents, only the best file hosting services give you the protection and peace of mind needed when... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 10/4/2019
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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