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EIG Hosting Talk: Non-Strategic Brands

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Endurance International Group (EIG) has been raising prices and streamlining operations for all “non-strategic brands”. They haven’t named any of these non-strategic hosting brands, but have stated that BlueHost, HostGator, and iPage are not a part of this group. Instead moving forward these three web hosts are considered EIG’s “key hosting brands”.

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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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How to Properly Change Web Hosts With No Downtime

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For one reason or another, you may decide to change web hosts. When changing hosting providers, the last thing you want is for your websites to experience downtime. Regardless of how or when the move takes place, one thing remains crucial — you want to have your website up and running on the new host before you make any cancellation with your old host!

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EIG Layoffs at BlueHost and A Small Orange

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Just in case for some reason you thought 2017 would be the year that things might make a positive turn around for employees of Endurance International Group and its hosting customers, it has been revealed that EIG is laying off staff at two of their offices.

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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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What to do When Your Shared Hosting Plan Consumes Too Many Resources?

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Shared hosting tends to be limited in terms of resources and usage allocations. Many web hosts out there do offer unlimited bandwidth and storage, whereas still others are happy to provide very high amounts of storage space and bandwidth. However, the restrictions on shared accounts are generally imposed on memory usage and I/O allocations. This does not mean you cannot run a website properly on shared packages. In fact, it is highly possible to run a busy website on a shared hosting account, but you do need to optimize your website well.

Now, the question is, what to do if your website on shared hosting consumes too many resources? Why is that happening and is there a remedy for it that you can use to fix the issue?

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Things to Consider When Purchasing a Virtual Private Server

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A virtual private server (VPS) is often considered to be an ideal choice for those who have outgrown shared hosting but are not yet ready for a dedicated server. A VPS offers you more power and control over your hosting account, and costs less than a dedicated server. Thus, it is only fair that a VPS acts as a direct upgrade from shared hosting. However, much like any other hosting terminology, you should be aware of certain things related to virtual private servers as well. Here are some key considerations that you should bear in mind when purchasing a VPS.

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How to Prevent Website Downtime

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There are many metrics responsible for the success of your website, such as proper navigation and layout, good content, mobile-friendly design, etc. However, all of that comes later, and the primary and foremost metric that can make or break your website is the uptime offered by your web host.

After all, if your site remains down for a long period of time, your web presence will suffer immensely .

Now, how should you prevent downtime for your site? Is there anything that you can do? Even more so, what should you do if and when it does happen? This article will answer these questions.

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CloudLinux: What You Need to Know About It

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If you are into the habit of reading the list of features and services being offered by different web hosts, you might have come across the name CloudLinux quite a lot. This is especially true for shared web hosts and reseller hosting providers — CloudLinux is fast becoming a highly popular and well-loved operating system, especially for the shared hosting environments.

However, what exactly is CloudLinux? We know that it is an operating system, a Linux distro, that caters to the needs of web hosting providers. But how is it beneficial? Does it offer anything of value for web hosts and end users alike? Why is it so popular?

This article shall answer the above questions about CloudLInux.

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