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May, 2010

  • 31 May

    The importance of upgradability

    Say you pick a certain web hosting plan or rent a dedicated server only to find three months later you need more power. Should you pay another setup fee? In most cases, no. Hosts have different policies on upgrading plans, but a good host will understand that that the unexpected …

April, 2010

  • 6 April

    Multiple domain hosting

    If you have more than one website or ever plan on expanding your web presence, multiple domain hosting is a must. As its name implies, the service lets you host multiple domains on a single account. Believe it or not, some shared hosts actually limit you to one domain. Multiple …

March, 2010

  • 24 March

    What is shared hosting?

    Unless you own a forum with 100,000 users or a top-100 blog, chances are good you use shared hosting. This web hosting plan term can be a bit confusing, however. What is shared hosting and just how is it shared? There’s no need to worry. Newcomers to the industry might …

January, 2010

  • 14 January

    AMD vs. Intel

    Many shared web hosts like to advertise their server hardware, and the most popular thing to brag about these days is the brand of CPU used. Nearly all web hosts use processors made by AMD or Intel. Does it matter which one your host prefers? Is one faster over the …

November, 2009

  • 17 November

    What is clustered hosting?

    With all the talk about cloud computing lately, it’s easy to forget that a similar type of shared web hosting has been around for some time: clustered hosting. Just like with cloud computing, sites on clustered hosts have their load spread out among multiple servers. This greatly reduces the risk …

  • 16 November

    Secure your server and save space with a little spring cleaning

    Winter is quickly approaching, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do some spring cleaning on your shared hosting account or dedicated server. After just a few months of use, your main directory can be full of all sorts of garbage needlessly taking up space, including: Unused CMS or script installs …

  • 5 November

    What is reseller hosting?

    Lately, three types of hosting have been covered here: shared, VPS, and dedicated. If you’re in the market for a host, chances are good you might have seen something called reseller hosting advertised. Just what is it? Reseller hosting is a type of shared hosting that enables the customer to …

  • 4 November

    Avoid disaster with a simple web search

    If asked about a particular hosting provider, the first thing I will tell someone to do is conduct a basic web search. There are tens of thousands of web hosts out there, after all, and more than a few will go out of their way to cheat you. Thankfully, it’s …

October, 2009

  • 28 October

    What is a fair setup fee?

    Many hosts, especially VPS and dedicated server providers, charge new customers a setup fee. The charge is often waived for users who prepay for several months of service, but for those who don’t wish to go this route, what is a fair setup fee? For a shared web host, I …

  • 23 October

    Linux File Compression

    Question: I downloaded a script that I want to install on my website, but the file extension is tar.gz. What is it, and what do I do with it? Answer: That file extension, .tar.gz means that the file has been doubly compressed with both TAR and GZIP. These are both …