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Great Web Hosting Deals – Halloween 2015

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It’s Halloween weekend so I decided to share some spooky/scary web hosting coupon codes. Check out these Halloween web hosting deals and the not so spooky coupon section for more deals going on now too. Have a happy Halloween everyone!

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When is Your Web Host Overcharging You?

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Since web hosting is a saturated market, pricing tends to be competitive and you can get great deals for prices that won’t break the bank. In fact, more and more web hosts offer deals to attract new customers, and go as far as offering 50% off or more in discounts.

Yet, customers being over-charged is also a harsh reality of the web hosting industry. At times, web hosts compel their clients to pay for unnecessary services, whereas at other times, the pricing for general products such as domain names and SSL certificates is enhanced.

So, how do you figure out if your web host is overcharging you? In this post, I will provide instances of common cases wherein web hosts force their users to pay extra and indulge in unnecessary expenditure.

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What is an Acceptable Amount of Downtime?

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In the long-term achieving zero downtime is considered a myth. In order to remain in a healthy environment servers will need to go through maintenance, as it’s also a way to avoid drastic downtimes in the future. Businesses and web hosting companies need to be able to schedule maintenance to avoid and minimize any unplanned downtime or outages. In the grand scheme of things, even the largest organizations in the world are sometimes hit with outages, server issues, and maintenance that hinder their ability to achieve zero downtime.

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What to do if Your Web Host is Acquired by EIG?

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Looking at the rate with which EIG is purchasing one brand after another, one can only wonder: how exactly does one stay aloof from the EIG juggernaut, and opt for a web hosting firm that will manage to remain independent? In this post, I will attempt to answer this question.

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Site5 Acquired by Endurance International Group

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Well, another quality web hosting company has been purchased by Endurance International Group. According to to their latest earnings report EIG bought Site5 and it’s assets, in full.

Quoted from their 2015 second quarter earnings report:

During the quarter, the company acquired assets of Verio and Site5. The total cash consideration for these acquisitions is expected to be approximately $36 million.

It’s time to add another couple of web hosts to the long list of EIG hosting companies

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Technical Tips: How to Look into The Security and Performance of a Web Host

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A big thank you to Shawn Purdy for providing his technical expertise in this interesting guest post for Review Hell readers. In this topic we will focus on security and performance. What we will cover in the article you can check fairly easily. It will help you determine if a host cares about its servers, or its clients.

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Endurance International Group (EIG) Hosting

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I’ve been meaning to create this post for quite sometime because I knew it would be helpful to have a page dedicated to the subject of EIG hosting for visitors to reference: including their background, what hosting brands they own, noteworthy outages, and trends of reliability/support. I have included some of my own opinion, however I feel that if you read through this whole post, follow the sources that I have referenced, and think about the whole EIG story things do add up.

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Semi-Dedicated Hosting: A High Performance Shared Hosting Solution

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Semi-dedicated hosting is a unique type of shared web hosting plan that offers increased performance and reliability to web hosting customers that require more power and resources than standard shared hosting plans provide. The main difference is semi-dedicated hosting plans have significantly fewer hosting accounts on a shared server. This means more server resources per account which increases speed, performance and overall reliability.

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Have Multiple Websites? Get a Reseller Account!

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“I plan to host several WordPress websites, which host and what plan would you recommend?”

“I need to host my own personal portfolio, my band’s site, a small blog, and my neighbor’s dog’s website. Would a shared hosting account do?”

I’ve been asked several variations of the above questions many, many times and I’ve got one answer for all of them: Get a reseller account!

Initially, this answer might sound confusing to some because reseller hosting is supposed to be for reselling accounts, not for hosting your own websites. But trust me – despite its name, a reseller account isn’t something that only actual web hosting resellers should get. In fact, reseller hosting is pretty much like shared hosting, except that you have the power to create separate hosting accounts for each of your websites!

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How to Figure Out How Much Space and Bandwidth Your Website Needs

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There are several factors that go into deciding how much space and bandwidth you need. Once you have decided what you need, you have a wide variety of options to choose from: shared, semi-dedicated, reseller, virtual private server, or a dedicated server. This quick guide focuses on going with a shared hosting plan. Most likely if you were to go with one of the more advanced hosting options you would already know about figuring out your space and bandwidth requirements.

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