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MySQL <em>ALTER TABLE</em> Commands: How to Add, Delete, &amp; Change Columns

How to Add, Delete, & Change Columns with MySQL Alter Table

MySQL (and MariaDB) allows you to change the structure of tables with the ALTER TABLE SQL command. Using the command, you can easily change the name of your table and... read more »
Posted On: 6/1/2018
GoDaddy Website Builder Reviews (10 Pros &amp; Cons)

10 Pros and Cons of the GoDaddy Website Builder

You likely already relied on the company for registering your domain name, why not trust the GoDaddy website builder, too? As the largest domain name registrar in the... read more »
Posted On: 5/8/2020
JavaScript MD5 Library (Plus the Perks, Uses, and Examples)

How to Use an MD5 Library in JavaScript

MD5 libraries are often required by JavaScript developers, on either the client or server side, to verify file data. By far, the most popular library is the blueimp-md5... read more »
Posted On: 6/1/2018
5 Things to Know About Hybrid Cloud Computing

5 Things to Know About Hybrid Cloud Hosting

Hybrid cloud hosting is meant for website and business owners who need increased data speed and security without breaking the bank. It’s not for everyone, but the... read more »
Posted On: 2/14/2020
WordPress Reviews (2021’s Best Hosts, Themes, &amp; Plugins)

WordPress Reviews: Our Favorite Hosts, Themes, & Plugins

For those looking to dip a toe into the ocean of web design and publishing, here are our comprehensive WordPress reviews of all things hosting, themes, and plugins. With... read more »
Posted On: 5/7/2020
Build Your Own Website In Just 3 Steps

Building Your Own Website: A Quick Guide for Newbies

Believe it or not, learning how to build your own website is not all that different from constructing your brick-and-mortar store. Assuming you have the capital or... read more »
Posted On: 4/1/2020
What is Managed Hosting? (6 Best Host Options)

What is Managed Hosting? A Brief Introduction

What is managed hosting, you may ask? Bear with us as we explain through real estate. If shared hosting is living in an apartment building (with multiple tenants sharing... read more »
Posted On: 4/2/2020
2021's Best Shared Hosting Providers (9 Categories)

9 Best Shared Web Hosts By Category

Shared hosting is a lot like 19-year-old me as a college sophomore deciding that sharing an apartment made a lot of sense. It saved me a ton on rent and bills, and I... read more »
Posted On: 2/12/2020
JavaScript "Object to String" Using <em>JSON.stringify()</em>

How to Turn a JavaScript Object Into a String Using JSON.stringify

While developing a JavaScript application, you will sometimes want to serialize your data into a plain string. This can be useful for things like: Storing object data in... read more »
Posted On: 1/16/2018
13 WordPress “Website Builder” Options (2021)

13 Best WordPress Website Builder Options

A WordPress website builder sounds like the best of both worlds, combining the world’s most popular content management system with ultra-simple, drag-and-drop web... read more »
Posted On: 7/14/2020
What is Web Hosting? — (A Beginner’s Guide)

What is Web Hosting? A Beginner's Guide

What is web hosting? If you’re like many web users, you look around at friends’ websites or the Internet in general and think: How are they doing this? How do... read more »
Posted On: 2/12/2020
PHP "Array to String" (Examples of  How to Use the <em>implode</em> Function)

How to Turn a PHP Array Into A String Using implode

In PHP, the implode() method joins array elements and outputs them as a single string. This is useful when you need to create one string out of a set of array values. The... read more »
Posted On: 6/1/2018
Squarespace vs. WordPress Chart (Which is for You &amp; Why?)

Squarespace vs. WordPress

Comparing Squarespace vs. WordPress pits two titans of user-friendly web design, SEO, and ecommerce against each other. Which platform is best for you? We’ve... read more »
Posted On: 5/6/2020
NGINX vs. Apache (Pro/Con Review, Uses, &amp; Hosting for Each)

NGINX vs. Apache

We assess two of the most popular web servers: NGINX and Apache, on six key points of comparison (performance for static vs. dynamic content, OS support,... read more »
Posted On: 5/31/2018
Top 10 Options: Best Website Makers with Free Domain Name

Where to Find Domain + Website Builder (For Free)

Contrary to what you may think, the best website makers are not, in fact, wizards hidden away, toiling over a bubbling cauldron. Creating a new website is not sorcery or... read more »
Posted On: 4/1/2020
What is Hadoop Good For? (Best Uses, Alternatives, &amp; Tools)

What is Hadoop Good For?

Let’s take a look at the Hadoop project — what it is and when its use might be suited for your project. Hadoop is in use by an impressive list of companies,... read more »
Posted On: 6/1/2018
Where Can I Get a Free, Custom Domain <span style="vertical-align: text-top;">+</span> Email Hosting?

Want Email Hosting with a Free Domain Name?

So, you want to get email set up for your online business? Well, many of the best shared hosting providers will throw in a personalized domain name (e.g.,... read more »
Posted On: 4/24/2018
How to Delete a Wix Site &mdash; Payments, Content, &#038; Domains

How to Delete My Wix Site

Learning how to delete a Wix site is not nearly as complicated as you probably fear. That being said, there are lots of components you may not have thought of. Even... read more »
Posted On: 7/14/2020
Weebly vs. WordPress (Features Chart &amp; Cost Breakdown)

Weebly vs. WordPress

Once you decide you want a website, it doesn’t take much digging to stumble upon the names Weebly and WordPress. These are two of the most well-known names in... read more »
Posted On: 5/31/2018
How to Delete a WordPress Blog (WordPress.com vs. Hosted)

How to Delete a WordPress Blog and/or Site Database

WordPress blogs come in two flavors: Those launched from the commercialized, fully hosted, free platform: WordPress.com Those hosted by a web host with the open-source... read more »
Posted On: 3/23/2017
JavaScript - Log to Console (console.log vs. frameworks)

JavaScript: Log to the Console in the Browser and NodeJS

Developers need to know what their code is doing while it’s running JavaScript, whether in the browser or the NodeJS environment. Such information can help verify... read more »
Posted On: 1/16/2018
"AWS S3&rdquo; Pricing (Calculator &amp; Sample Plan)

AWS S3 Pricing (Calculator & Sample Storage Configuration)

In this article, we’ll focus on the cost of the AWS S3 storage solution. (Hint: It’s CHEAP!) There are basically three factors that determine the total cost... read more »
Posted On: 1/11/2018
5 Basic Tips to Using Regular Expressions (RegEx) in Varnish

5 Basic Tips to Using Regular Expressions (RegEx) in Varnish

Even though Varnish is an extremely popular tool out of the box, you will quickly find you will need to customize it for the intricacies of your site. Whether it be... read more »
Posted On: 6/1/2018
How to With Git: Rename Branch

Lessons in Git: Branch Rename

A good Git workflow should make use of branches for feature development, so you don’t clutter up your master branch with every change you make to your... read more »
Posted On: 10/9/2015
How to Install Gearman on Ubuntu 14.04

Install Gearman on Ubuntu 14.04 in 5 Simple Steps

Similar to our guide on installing Gearman on Ubuntu 12.04, this guide will get you all set up and running with Gearman on Ubuntu 14.04. In case you don’t know,... read more »
Posted On: 6/1/2018
Where to Find Free Node.js Hosting — Top 8 Hosts

We Review 2021's Best Free & Cheap Node.js Hosting Services

Fans of the developer-friendly JavaScript platform may already know where to find free Node.js hosting — but where do you go as your app needs to grow? If... read more »
Posted On: 6/24/2020
7 Easy Steps to Install Go (Golang) on Ubuntu

Install Go (Golang) on Ubuntu — In Just 7 Simple Steps!

Installing Go (Golang) can be tricky on Ubuntu. The repositories for versions 12.04 and 14.04 are dated and install an older version of Go. Luckily, there is a tool... read more »
Posted On: 6/19/2018
JavaScript: is number

JavaScript: is number

Deciding whether something is a number in JavaScript should be a straightforward type check (i.e., using the isNaN() function), but, as it turns out, it is a bit more... read more »
Posted On: 6/19/2018
JavaScript: int to string

JavaScript: int to string

Every built-in JavaScript object type has a toString() method. This method is automatically called when the object needs to be represented as a string value (i.e., when... read more »
Posted On: 9/18/2015
Lessons in Git: merge/rebase

Lessons in Git: merge/rebase

The distributed version control system called Git has changed the way developers think of code merging and branching, compared to the previous version control systems... read more »
Posted On: 6/19/2018
Lessons in PHP: Show Errors and Error Handling

Lessons in PHP: Learn How to Display, Log, and Handle Errors

PHP is the most popular server-side web programming language today, so it’s important to know how to resolve any errors that may occur when your PHP code is... read more »
Posted On: 1/16/2018
How Do You Screenshot on a Mac?

How Can I Take a "Screenshot" on my Mac Computer? (6 Tricks)

Taking a screenshot is something we all want to do at some point. The first personal computers in the ’80s did not support this functionality, with the exception of... read more »
Posted On: 6/1/2018
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