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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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Web Hosting Companies That Accept Bitcoin

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Digital currencies like Bitcoin are only accepted by a very small percentage of web hosting companies. Considering that there’s only around 1 million Bitcoin users worldwide (no one really knows the exact number…) this payment method certainly isn’t in ultra-high demand. Nevertheless, the numbers are rising each year and web hosting providers are slowly embracing it as another payment option.

If you use Bitcoin here are some web hosting companies that accept Bitcoin payments.

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Don’t Waste Your Money on Site Builders

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In this day and age, having an online presence has become more necessary than ever. As such, I’ve noticed that more and more people are spending their hard earned money on site builders such as Weebly, Wix, Squarespace, and many others — not realizing the drawbacks of doing so. What’s worse is, they have absolutely no idea that they’re going to spend more in the long run with these quick and not-so-practical website solutions!

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Always Read the Terms and Conditions When Choosing a Web Host

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You don’t have to read every single terms and service word-for-word every time one pops out in your screen. No, that’s just tedious. Just skim through the headlines, see what piques your best interest. However, make sure to go through the payment and refund section, restrictions, and service cancellation sections. These are some of the most important aspects of a web host’s terms and conditions. Terms and conditions are there because they have a purpose. The people who wrote those contracts did not willy-nilly write that just for “fun.” They’re what they are — online contracts. They tie in with the law, and if you just agree to everything the contract says without even at least skimming through it, well, who knows…

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Why Your Email Problems Might Be Your Host’s Fault

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Has this happened to you: your emails seem to be shooting off into the netherworld, never to be heard from again. That is, they’re not getting any responses. Days go by and you realize there’s a growing list of people you’re still waiting to hear back from…such a strange coincidence, they should all ignore you at once.

But come to find out you’ve been blacklisted! Rather, your email server has been blacklisted. It’s been identified as a vehicle for spam, and there you were sending your important business emails to important clients, none the wiser.

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