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Great Web Hosting Deals – Halloween 2016

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It’s Halloween season once again! If you’re looking for a web hosting plan this weekend check out the collection of Halloween/Autumn hosting promos. That’s it for this Halloween…but definitely check out the coupon section for even more hosting deals going on now too. Happy Halloween!

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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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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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Cheap and Reliable Offsite Backup Options For Your Site

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When it comes to website management and web hosting, the role of backups can never be underestimated. In fact, even if you are not hosting a live site and instead have files stored on your computer, backups are still equally important. Hardware tends to fail, network issues may arise, malware can hamper the quality of your data, and a lot of other things can go wrong without any warning.

What are some of the cheapest and highly reliable backup options? In other words, how can you backup your data if you are running on a stiff budget?

If those are the questions you need an answer to, this article is meant for you.

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Things You Don’t Want in a Web Hosting Company

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I received promotional emails last week from BlueHost (“It’s been a while since we last saw you. Can we convince you to come back?”) and HostGator (“We’ve missed you at HostGator and we want you back.”) These emails got me thinking and I decided to come up with a quick list of things you do not want in a web host. Some of the items listed below might only relate to larger web hosts like the two EIG owned web hosts that emailed me last week. Other things you might only find with some smaller hosts that are unprofessional and unreliable. Some are possible signs of quite rare trickster/scammer hosts that are only looking to make a quick buck and then either do not provide what they promise, or worst case, close up shop and disappear. These are things you want to look out for regardless of the size or perceived stature of a web hosting provider.

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DDoS Protected Web Hosting: Separating Myth From Reality

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DDoS attacks are nothing new, and have been around for quite a while now. Popular websites tend to face them more often, though even the least popular ones can at times be at the receiving end of such notorious attacks.

The key part about DDoS attack is that there is nothing lost, nor anything gained. Your data remains intact, your settings remain unaffected, and no malware is installed on your website. Yet, a DDoS attack does bring down your site, and is more of an annoyance and less of a threat.

Owing to the rising incidents of DDoS attacks, many web hosts are nowadays offering “DDoS protected web hosting”. In other words, much like stable uptime, DDoS protection too is becoming a feature that web hosts are promising to their clients.

However, is DDoS protection offered by web hosts really believable? Or is it just like the “unlimited storage” marketing term, and in reality, is nothing but a gimmick that falls flat when put in practice? This article examines the case.

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WebHostFace Special Offer – $39 for Two Years!

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WebHostFace has an exclusive offer for ReviewHell readers. Get two years of their most popular web hosting plan “Face Extra” for only $39 (85% Off)!

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Things You Should Look For When Selecting a Reseller Web Host

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The benefits and advantages of reseller web hosting are many — you can get a separate cPanel account for each website, allowing you to manage and allocate resources more efficiently. Even if you do not plan on “reselling” hosting, you can still separate your websites, and ensure that the issues faced by one site are not faced by the others.

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Is Managed WordPress Hosting Really Worth The Price?

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For the past few years, managed WordPress hosting has risen in popularity. There are various managed WordPress hosts that claim to offer, among other things, additional help with WordPress websites such as troubleshooting as well as security and maintenance services.

To make up for the extra bit of services being offered by such hosts in addition to web hosting, the pricing goes up, and a hosting configuration that might otherwise be available for $10 per month at a decent shared web host becomes $25 per month at a managed WordPress host.

Question is, are managed WordPress hosts worth the money? Does it make sense to host your WordPress website with a host that promises to take extra care of it? More importantly, are such claims of “managed” hosting really true, or are these just another marketing buzzword, much like “unlimited” web hosting?

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