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7 Pros & Cons of Web Hosting (2019): What to Know Before You Buy

Pros & Cons of Hosting: What You Need to Know

Writing out a list of the advantages and disadvantages of a particular choice — whether it’s to have tacos for dinner or deciding on which apartment to rent — is a long-established part of the... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 8/20/2019
AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud vs. Cheaper Alternatives - 2019

Cloud Comparison 2019: AWS vs. Azure vs. Google

Unlike the camaraderie of The Three Musketeers, the public cloud computing industry has a trio of formidable foes: AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Instead of gallivanting around France, the cloud... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 8/12/2019
9 Best Free PostgreSQL Hosting for Fast, Reliable Databases (2019)

2019's Best Free Plans for PostgreSQL Hosting

PostgreSQL may seem like an indecipherable collection of letters to the uninitiated, but free PostgreSQL hosting can be an important tool for developers and businesses to begin leveraging data... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 8/6/2019
12 Best Wedding Website Builders (2019 Reviews) - Easy Online RSVPs

12 Best Wedding Website Builders for Your Big Day

Being engaged is a whirlwind, with all the love, stress, details, planning, and spending — but using the best wedding website builders offers a rare chance to save money and take it easy. Once... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 7/30/2019
13 Best Small Business Web Hosts (2019): Boost Your Online Brand

Best Web Hosts to Boost Your Small Business

Whether you’re running the neighborhood’s finest lemonade stand or hold the keys to your town’s most fashionable boutique, the best small business web hosts can energize your... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 7/19/2019
How to Start a Forum Website in 3 Simple Steps (2019)

How to Create a Forum Website in 3 Steps

Whether you’re running an online business, showcasing your professional portfolio, or simply blogging about your life, learning how to create a forum website can be a successful way to... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 7/10/2019
10 Best Free Email Hosting Reviews (2019): Domains and Business

Where to Find Free Email Hosting for Your Domain

Ever since the days of Hotmail, Juno, and America Online, free email hosting has been highly desired and fairly easy to find. When Microsoft acquired Hotmail in 1997, the free service had more... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 6/28/2019
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
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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