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cPanel and Plesk — Will Change of Ownership Affect Development?

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Recently, it was announced that cPanel has been acquired by Oakley Capital. This also happens to be same company that owns Plesk, thereby implying that two of the world’s most popular control panels are now under the same parent company. At this point, the question is: what does the future hold now that two leading […]

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WordPress Maintenance Tips: Easy Ways to Keep WordPress Running Smoothly

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WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System. Used by nearly a quarter of the web, WordPress powers a wide variety of websites and blogs nowadays. You can build eCommerce stores, blogs, corporate sites, portfolio projects, and a lot more with WordPress.

However, to keep your WordPress website in good health, you need to take certain steps every now and then. Over time, WP installations tend to get bloated and this can affect the performance of your website. In this article, we will be discussing some simple WordPress maintenance tips to help you keep your WP site working well.

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When Should You Opt For Windows Hosting?

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If you are just getting started with the world of web hosting, you might already have come across enough technical jargon. Such heavy terms and concepts can seem daunting for a new user. Which type of hosting plan do I need? How much space and bandwidth will I require? And so on.

One such question that often comes up is: which platform or operating system should you be using? Should you opt for a Linux hosting package or go with a Windows hosting solution?

This article will explain the differences between the two and also help you narrow down on which one you ought to be using.

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Do You Really Need to Spend Money on SSL Certificates Anymore?

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Of late, SSL certificates have risen in popularity as more and more webmasters are now using them. SSL certificates can add a level of trust for your website and also ensure your site has better and enhanced security. However, do you really need to spend a good deal of money on SSL certificates? Nowadays, there are various options that can help you install SSL certificates on your site for free.

As a result, you do not really have to spend big bucks on SSL certificates. Yet, does this mean paid SSL certificates are totally unnecessary? Again, the answer is not that straightforward. In this article, we will be discussing the same.

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Features of Web Hosts You Should Consider Avoiding

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The web hosting industry has a lot of competition. To set themselves apart from the crowd, many web hosting providers offer a custom set of features. While most of such custom features are generally very useful, there are certain special “features” that you should stay away from.

So, which offerings and customized solutions of web hosts you should try to avoid? This article will answer the question.

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Best Ways to Resell Hosting — Reseller, VPS, or Dedicated Servers?

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Reselling web hosting is often a lucrative business if done correctly. You need to provide good support to your clients and offer a decent set of features, but other than that, you are mostly free from worries. Of course, this depends on the nature of reselling model that you have. If you are cutting corners and relying on poor upstream hosting provider, your reselling business will not fare well.

Thus, you need to pick an upstream hosting provider that offers reliable uptime. Beyond that, you also need to have a business model that is profitable. One such concern that you should have is: which is the best way to resell web hosting? Should you opt for a reseller plan, get a VPS, or have a dedicated server? This article shall answer the question.

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Best Server-side Caching Solutions For Hosting Your Websites

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When it comes to web hosting, speed matters the most. If your server is slow, your site will not perform well. Therefore, many web hosts go out of their way to ensure that their servers utilize the latest tools and resources to host your data.

One such method is to make use of server-side caching. You might have heard of web hosts speaking about “solutions” such as Memcached, xCache, Varnish and what not. Each promises to make your website lightning fast — “up to 200 times faster” in some claims!

But what are such caching solutions all about? And how can they benefit your website? In this article, I will explain some of the leading server-side caching solutions so that the next time you hear about either of such methods, you know exactly what to expect!

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10 Things to Consider Before Signing up With a Web Host

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The web hosting industry is highly saturated and there are numerous good as well as bad web hosts out there. In fact, conducting proper market research is nearly impossible for the average buyer in the web hosting industry, simply because the options are too many.

That said, what homework should you do before you sign up with a web hosting provider? Of course, you must be aware of your own requirements and needs so that you can pick the perfect plan for yourself. However, is there anything that you must do before you finalize a web host, other than focusing on your website in particular? In this article, we will take a look at ten things you should surely consider before selecting any web hosting provider.

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WordPress Hardening and Security Ideas

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It is common knowledge by now that WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). There are endless types of websites out there that use WordPress, such as eCommerce stores, corporate sites, portfolio projects, and obviously blogs.

However, being the most popular kid on the block also means WordPress is targeted by malicious users and hackers. WordPress by itself is not inherently insecure. In fact, it is a robust and reliable CMS. However, since it powers over a quarter of the internet, WordPress is obviously the de facto prime target for malicious attacks.

So, if you are running a WordPress website, how do you secure it? In this article, we will be taking a look at some useful tips for hardening and securing your WordPress websites and blogs.

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What Type of Web Hosting Plan do You Need?

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If you have ever purchased web hosting, you might already be aware that there are various web hosting plans and types. You can pick from shared hosting packages and go right up to a powerful dedicated server for your website.

Amidst such different options, which one is ideal for you? Of course, we know that dedicated servers can power large websites with a lot of traffic whereas shared hosting plans are for smaller and less busy websites. But how do you figure out which plan your website actually needs?

If you fail to pick the correct hosting plan, you might end up wasting money on resources and features that your website does not need. In this article, we shall be taking a look at some of the common web hosting offerings and the intended or possible usage of each.

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