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9 Best GoDaddy Alternatives ($0.01 to $3) — Hosting, Domains & Email

Tired of GoDaddy? Try These 9 Alternatives

The search for the best GoDaddy alternatives is nearly as common as the decision to choose GoDaddy as your web hosting provider or domain registrar in the first place. The well-known company... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 6/14/2019
12 Best Scalable Hosting Services (2019): Cloud, VPS & WordPress

12 Best: Scalable Hosting to Handle Traffic Spikes

The best scalable hosting plans resemble the always adorable and instantly recognizable pufferfish. At the first sign of danger, the innocent-looking creatures fill their rather elastic stomachs... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 6/7/2019
How to Resell Web Hosting (2019): 4 Easy Steps to Making Money

Make Money by Becoming a Web Hosting Reseller

How to successfully resell web hosting can be explained by drawing on the tried-and-true analogy of how web hosting is like real estate (shared hosting is an apartment, a dedicated server is a... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 5/31/2019
How to Set Up a Business Email Account in 3 Easy Steps (2019)

How to Set Up Your Business Email in 3 Steps

Whether you’re getting a new venture off the ground or rebranding your organization, learning how to set up a business email address is one of the most critical early steps your... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 5/24/2019
What Is Web Hosting Bandwidth? (How Much You Need & 5 Top Hosts)

What Is Bandwidth? Learn How Much You Need

What is web hosting bandwidth, you ask? The term is typically listed after the self-explanatory storage space when comparing hosting plans, but bandwidth seems far more complex. Well, how... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 5/17/2019
10 Best: Free cPanel Hosting (2019) -  Unlimited Domains & WordPress

Best Free (or Almost Free) cPanel Hosting Plans

Free cPanel hosting combines free and easy — two of our favorite words in the web hosting industry — to offer the perfect blend of point-and-click server management at budget-friendly pricing. We... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 5/10/2019
8 Best ColdFusion Hosting (2019): Windows, VPS & Dedicated Servers

2019's Best ColdFusion Hosting Options

In the scientific world, cold fusion is (or was, depending on who you ask) considered a phenomenon. The mere possibility of its existence “is still an unresolved and controversial subject... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 5/1/2019
12 Best Plesk Hosting Services (2019) - Windows & VPS Reviews

Where to Find the Best Plesk Hosting Plans

Can you imagine web hosting without a trusty control panel? Most people’s thoughts turn to the trusty cPanel, but the best Plesk hosting plans can provide a cost-effective and... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 5/2/2019
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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