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15 Best Website Builder for Artists (2018): DIY, Free, Portfolio Sites

Let Your Creativity Shine With These Top Website Builders for Artists

In 2000, German-born photographer Wolfgang Tillmans raised the eyebrows of critics worldwide after being awarded the UK’s prestigious Turner Prize. The first photographer to ever earn the honor,... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 6/14/2018
15 Best Free Website Builders & Hosting (2018)

Find Your Best Bets for Free Site Builders and Hosting Plans (2018)

Loading up a website is kind of like entering a room: you know within a few minutes whether you want to be there or not. The aesthetics and usability of a virtual space make all the difference in... read more »
By: Jennifer Young, 6/8/2018
12 Best $1 Web Hosting (2018): Free, Cheap, WordPress & More

Strapped for Cash? Our Experts Review the Best Web Hosts $1 Can Buy

I remember when you could get a decent cup of coffee for a buck. And (at the risk of dating myself), when I got my driver’s license as a teenager, the price of a gallon of gas wasn’t much... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 6/1/2018
15 Best Ruby on Rails Hosting (2018) — Shared, Cloud, Cheap, Free

Discover the Top 15 Hosting Packages to Power Ruby on Rails

“Someone should create an app for that.” It’s a common statement. And odds are good that if a consumer has identified a need for a web application, a developer has probably already built a... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 5/31/2018
15 Best: Web Hosting for Students & Teachers (2018) - Free & Paid

Educate Yourself: 2018’s Best Hosting Plans for Teachers and Students

Back in my day (cue wavering old-person voice), back-to-school shopping meant Trapper Keeper binders and Anne Frank folders. As the number of computer science classes and online education... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 5/31/2018
15 Best Website Builders for Small Business 2018: Hosting & eCommerce

Seeking a Website Builder for Your Small Business? Your Search is Over

If you’re an aspiring web entrepreneur ready to launch your vision and start turning profits online, you’re not alone. In fact, more than 70% of small businesses are now reaching their customers... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 5/31/2018
18 Cheap Month-to-Month Web Hosting Plans (2018): Pay Monthly

18 Cheap Web Hosting Plans With Monthly Billing Options (2018)

We get it — commitment isn’t for everyone. Whether it’s a relationship or a web hosting contract, some people just want to have an easy way out if things get dicey. For website... read more »
By: Laura Bernheim, 5/31/2018
15 Best International Web Hosting (2018): A Review of Top Global Hosts

We Reviewed the Best International Hosts — See Who Came Out on Top

In today’s digital-centric landscape, maintaining a robust online presence is crucial for business success wherever you’ve set up shop on the globe. In fact, more than 80% of shoppers go online... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 5/31/2018
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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