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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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IX Web Hosting Acquired by Endurance International Group

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In June of 2015 Endurance International Group (EIG) acquired Site5. It was revealed today that EIG purchased another big web hosting company in the last quarter of 2015, IX Web Hosting. EIG acquired the assets of Ecommerce, LLC (the parent company of IX Web Hosting) for $28 million in November 2015.

The Ecommerce, LLC acquisition includes a total of 72,000 subscribers from three different hosting brands: IX Web Hosting, Cloud by IX, and Host Excellence (all three have been added to the long list of EIG hosting companies…)

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Does Your Website Really Need an SSL Certificate?

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It has become common knowledge by now that Google has decided to favor HTTPS websites over HTTP, assuming all other factors such as responsive design, page load times, and quality of content remain the same.

This decision by Google has sparked a good deal of debate on the Internet, with more and more webmasters moving their websites to HTTPS. Furthermore, it has also provided several web hosts and SSL providers with an opportunity, wherein they can try to upsell their SSL certificates by telling customers that their websites “need the SSL certificate in order to do well”.

The question is, do you really need an SSL certificate for your website? In this post, I will attempt to answer this question.

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Questions You Should Ask Before Signing up With a Web Host

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Anyone who has ever searched for a web host knows that there are countless web hosting providers out there, both big and small, good and bad. Nearly every web host makes a big set of promises, and while some do deliver on their promises, many others just use loopholes to evade their promises and jeopardize their clients’ websites and data.

As such, when choosing a web host, what all can be done? Of course, reading proper reviews, doing your research, as well as reading a post or two on reliable sources is really essential. However, what about certain key questions that you can put before your web host, in order to better understand their terms and conditions as well as the scope and extent to which the said web host might be willing to go to assist you. After all, asking questions and knowing what you are signing up for is better than losing your website data and traffic owing to a misunderstood clause.

In this post, I will be discussing some questions that you should ask before signing up with a web hosting provider.

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