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HTML, XHTML, and CSS

When stepping into the world of web hosting, you will be inundated with abbreviations, acronyms, and recursive acronyms. Three that you should definitely know are: HTML, XHTML, and CSS. HTML is as old as the Web itself. It stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is the primary language of …

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Static vs Dynamic Websites

Question: What is the difference between a static website and a dynamic website? Answer: A static website relies on traditional HTML pages to display content. Typically, a person will create the pages in an offline editor, such as Dreamweaver or even a plain text editor like Notepad, and then upload …

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Before you hire someone to design your website

Whether you are a business owner, freelancer, or hobbyist, having a website can have great benefits in expanding your audience and marketability. Unless you also have web design experience, you have probably considered hiring someone to design your site. Here are a few things to consider before you make a …

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Is domain parking a thing of the past?

Ever visit a domain only to find a page full of ads? Known as domain parking, the placement of PPC (pay-per-click) ads on traffic-rich domain names has always been a popular source of revenue for domainers. With the modernization of the Internet and the evolution of a much savvier group …

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The danger of free WYSIWYG editors

In an effort to sign up customers, web hosts these days offer an array of freebies with their plans. One common inclusion is a What-You- See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) editor. These tools promise to create professional-looking websites for users with no HTML knowledge, but more often than not, are a waste of …

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Microsoft Working with PHP

Microsoft, which has long offered proprietary alternatives to open source web platforms and scripting languages, is now offering a toolkit that will make it easier for PHP developers to utilize it’s .NET data services. PHP, which stands for PHP Hyptertext Processor and is sponsored by the commercial organization, Zend Technologies. …

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Running an Open Source Web Server

There are many reasons to use free and open source software on a web hosting dedicated server that go beyond simple financial savings. From increased security and flexibility in development release cycles to highly customizable and modular components, the possibilities are vast. There are several operating systems and software setups …

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