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16 Best Hosted Shopping Cart Software for Ecommerce (2019)

Top Shopping Carts and Ecommerce Solutions

Long before customers can buy anything from your online store, you’ve got to wander through the aisles and peruse the best hosted shopping cart options. The ecommerce software you choose... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 4/19/2019
12 Fastest VPS Hosting Services (2019) — Compare Server Speeds

Ranking the Fastest VPS Hosting Plans of 2019

Much like buying a car, shopping for the fastest VPS hosting is all about what’s under the hood. Components, like solid-state drives, caching services, a content delivery network, and... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 4/12/2019
5 Steps to Move a Website to a New Domain Name (2019 Guide)

How to Move a Website to a New Domain Name

No matter how much stuff you own, moving is always a pain. You’ve got to get everything in boxes, hoping it’s all perfectly protected and safe. Schlepping everything over to your new... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 4/1/2019
15 Best CDN Hosting Services (2019): How to Deliver Content Quickly

15 Best CDNs to Speed Up Your Site

When it comes to delivering information to a global online audience, the basic principles of content delivery networks can seem like an episode of “Where in the World is Carmen... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 3/20/2019
12 Best Free VPS Hosting (2019): Linux, Windows & Cloud Servers

Free VPS Hosting: Where to Find the Best Plans

The Beatles may have had it right when they sang about how “the best things in life are free.” Skipping over true love in the pursuit of money, the Fab Four probably didn’t know... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 3/14/2019
10 Best Master Reseller Hosting (2019): Unlimited cPanel and WHMCS

The Top Master Reseller Hosts

The 2010 sci-fi action film “Inception” introduced moviegoers to a complex and confusing world of never-ending staircases, unraveling perceptions of reality, and dreams within dreams.... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 3/7/2019
12 Fastest Cloud Hosting Services (2019) — Compare Server Speeds

We've Ranked the Fastest Cloud Hosts

Say you’ve got a handful of favorite pizza joints, all of which offer roughly the same quality for the same price. How do you decide where to order from? Chances are, you’re going to... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 3/4/2019
15 Best: Cheap Cloud Hosting for $0.01 to $5.00 — Top Services for 2019

2019's Cheapest Cloud Hosts

Who doesn’t love a deal? While you can find coupons and other ways to save money on items like clothes and groceries, saving on technology often tends to be a different story. When... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 3/4/2019
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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