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The Comprehensive Web Hosting Migration Checklist

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Finding a reliable web hosting provider is an advantage in its own self. However, at times, we may need to migrate our website away from a given web host and head towards a new hosting space.

The reasons for such migration might vary. For example, our website may have outgrown the current web hosting plan’s capacity, or the current web host might just be taken over by EIG (yes, that happens a lot) and we’d be better off hosting our stuff elsewhere. Similarly, the need for better quality support or the ability to run a given script (say, we now need a host that supports FFMPEG encoding) are some valid reasons why we need to migrate our website away from its existing hosting provider.

In such cases, are there any specific considerations that we must bear in mind? Is there a handy checklist that we can adhere to when attempting to migrate our website to a new web hosting provider? In this article, we will be discussing the answer to these questions.

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How to Start a WordPress Blog: A Guide to Themes, Plugins, Hosting and More!

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WordPress has long been the world’s most popular content management system. However, while today it can be used to power virtually any nature of website, WordPress began as a simple blogging platform. Even now, more and more blogs are being built using WordPress.

The question is, how do you build a blog using WordPress? Are there any special considerations that you must keep in mind? Simply put, what is needed when you intend to start a blog with WordPress?

If you have ever faced such questions, this page will answer them all. We will now discuss how to successfully start a blog using WordPress.

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How to Migrate from WordPress.com to Self-Hosted WordPress – A Step-by-Step Guide!

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WordPress.com is a great way to start a blog or website with ease. You do not have to worry about web hosting, security, or other things that come associated with hosting your own WordPress site. However, at times, you might need to migrate from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress website.

The reasons for such a migration from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress installation can vary. With that said, how can you migrate from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress? This guide will offer a step-by-step explanation of how to do it.

But first, let us discuss when and why you would need to migrate from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress.

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Separate Domain Registrations from Your Web Hosting

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For years, many web hosting companies have offered customers the option to get a free domain name along with their purchase of a web hosting plan. Some web hosts offer a free domain name for the first year, while others offer it for free for as long as they’re a web hosting customer.

Yes, it may seem cost-effective for you to get a free domain name, but there’s more to think about before choosing this option. More often than not, it’s beneficial to register your domain name through a third-party domain registrar (e.g. NameCheap) than to have your web hosting company do it for you.

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Most Popular Operating Systems For Web Hosting Servers

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When it comes to operating systems, there is no shortage of choice. Some operating systems, such as Windows, are more popular than the rest whereas others, such as Kali Linux, are used for specific niche such as penetration testing.

However, when it comes to web hosting servers, which operating systems are more in use and which ones should you prefer? In this article, we will be taking a look at some of the most popular names related to operating systems for web hosting servers. It is, obviously, worth noting that operating systems for servers are different from what we might run on our computers.

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cPanel Alternatives: Finding a Control Panel That Can Replace cPanel

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Following the recent cPanel price hike, the web hosting community has been abuzz with talks of alternatives to cPanel and WHM. Many web hosting providers had built their entire business around cPanel and WHM, so the change of pricing structure is likely to hit them the worst. As such, looking for a reliable alternative to […]

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cPanel Price Hike — What Happens Next? How is the Industry Reacting?

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Sometime back in 2018, Oakley Capital had acquired cPanel, the industry-leader when it comes to web hosting control panels. This move effectively brought both cPanel and Plesk under the same umbrella, as Oakley Capital also happens to be the parent company behind Plesk.

Recently, Oakley Capital decided to revise the cPanel/WHM pricing structure, thereby raising the prices fairly steeply in a short span of time. This was, by and large, expected as acquisitions almost always lead to a revision in pricing structure. However, such steep and monumental rise in pricing has led many in the web hosting world considering whether or not to continue with cPanel in the long run.

So, what lies next for cPanel? Will web hosting providers be shying away from it anytime soon, owing to the new pricing tariff? Let us explore and analyze the situation in greater detail.

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NGINX Acquired by F5 – What Does it Mean for Web Hosts?

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Recently, it was announced that NGINX has been acquired by F5. NGINX, the popular web server that has a loyal user base, is now owned by F5, a company that focuses more on the NetOps market. For the web hosting world, what effect will this development have? Are there going to be any imminent changes […]

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Tips and Ideas For Securing a Virtual Private Server

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A Virtual Private Server, or VPS as it is commonly called, is often considered to be the next step after shared hosting. In a shared hosting environment, you are provided with just a fraction of the server resources. With a VPS, on the other hand, you get greater access to server resources. Furthermore, with layers […]

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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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