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Why HostGator is Counting on Your Website to Fail

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So how does it feel to be treated like a dummy? Because that’s what HostGator thinks of you: what was once a great company offering excellent hosting service as well as great value is now catering to customers they think can be duped easily.

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Shared Web Hosting: Server Location and Your Site’s Speed

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Server location is undoubtedly an important factor when you’re hosting a game server or anything where a few additional milliseconds in latency could spell the difference between having a high-quality experience or a crappy one. But when it comes to shared web hosting, should you really bother?

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Did EIG Just Buy Arvixe?!

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According to EIG’s release, they recently acquired Arvixe last October 31, 2014. Why is this bad news? Because when EIG buys hosts, they turn to crap. Look at what happened to HostGator. They used to be an excellent host, but things went out of control in 2012 when EIG acquired them. Now they’re nothing but a shitty host with frequent downtimes and horrible support.

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Why Small Web Hosts Are Worth Considering

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A lot of people believe it’s a given that larger web hosting companies provide much better services than smaller providers. After all, those well-known companies have been around for a long time, and they have the budget for solid infrastructure and knowledgeable staff. Now this may be true for some hosts but unfortunately it isn’t always the case.

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Great Web Hosting Deals – Halloween 2014

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It’s Halloween and several web hosts have special offers this season! Check out these awesome web hosting deals!

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HostGator’s Halloween Surprise: Downtime For Days!

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Two days ago, HostGator announced that they were experiencing several issues on their servers, and that an emergency maintenance is required. More than 48 hours later, servers are still down and HostGator’s resellers are inevitably losing clients. Could this be HostGator’s Halloween treat for their clients?

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Is the new .host TLD worth it?

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First off, forgive me for the irregular blog posting activity. I’d post everyday or every other day but I just can’t find the time to do so. That aside, here’s big(?) news in the web hosting industry: the .host TLD is now available for public registration! For more information, check out the registry’s official website: get.host

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Redirecting HTTP to HTTPS through .htaccess

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Two weeks ago, Google announced that HTTPS is now a factor in determining search engine rankings. They say their reason for this is they want to help make the web safer for everyone.

I had all my web pages as HTTP before, so naturally, Google’s index had my whole site as HTTP! It was therefore necessary for me to permanently move all my HTTP pages to HTTPS so that Google, other search engines, and of course my visitors would be redirected to the secure version of the site.

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Why Your Web Developer Shouldn’t Be Your Web Host

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Before any of you even mention it — I know I’m kind of shooting myself in the foot by writing and publishing this post. I build (and sometimes host*) websites for clients myself, but I figured it would be better if people knew the disadvantages of having your web developer/designer as your web host. I’m not trying to put myself out of business. I just don’t want experienced people taking advantage of those who know very little.

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Redirecting non-www to www through .htaccess

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I get this question a lot, so I’m now writing this post to use as a reference. Here’s how to redirect yourdomain.com to www.yourdomain.com.

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