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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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Why I Stopped Using CloudFlare

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CloudFlare is a content delivery network (CDN) that has gained a lot of popularity because of their alleged ability to supercharge your website. A lot of so-called experts (and even some web hosts) claim that implementing CloudFlare can help your site can gain a dramatic amount of boost in terms of speed and security!

Sounds pretty awesome, right?

While that might have been a fact a few years ago, there’s no truth to all of that anymore. It’s all just bullshit now. To me, CloudFlare is nothing but a buzzword that helps hosts attract customers who want speedy websites (i.e., everyone).

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Has Your Site Been Blacklisted?

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The unfortunate experience of having your site blacklisted can cost you money, reputation and time spent finding and fixing the offending site behavior. When you’re blacklisted, potential visitors are alerted that your site has been blacklisted, and they’re advised to back out. No good for business.

You can also be blacklisted by having your emails get rejected. Same applies: bad for business.

If you’re innocent of malicious behavior but you’ve been blacklisted through no fault of your own, you probably got hacked. If you didn’t get hacked, it could be your web host’s email server.

No worries, it happens everyday and there’s a way out.

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3 Ways You’re Probably Inviting Hackers to Your Website

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You may not think hackers are interested in you or your website. Sorry to burst your bubble but you are so wrong. They covet your site, actually, for its ability to spread malware and malicious code that does all sorts of evil things in the world.

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Is Your Data Safe in the Cloud?

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Since 2011, the Federal Government has pushed an initiative to get all its departments to move to the Cloud. It’s one of President Obama’s pet projects, and the Feds are spending about a quarter of their annual IT budget on the move.

If it’s good enough for the Feds, who house arguably the most sensitive data in the world, why shouldn’t it be good enough for the rest of us?

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