On July 9th, 2010, the Blogetery blog hosting company took down its website with no warning. The company reportedly hosted 73,000 blogs. These also disappeared. Blogetery was hosted by BurstNet, which took down the site against the wishes of its webmaster,Alexander Yusupov. Blogerty made a brief reappearance a few years later, but quickly fell to […]
Hosting companies often boast about their datacenter facilities. In the blurb on the website, you’ll sometimes see the facility’s tier mentioned. You might notice terms like top tier, or tier 3, usually presented without clear explanation. So what does this tier system mean – and what’s so great about a tier 4 facility? Understanding Datacenter Tiers Every […]
If you’ve researched web hosting and read host reviews, you probably have a good idea what your chosen host offers. But have you ever explored the additional perks of your package? Here are five features you might not know you’ve got. 1. Migration Assistance If you need to transfer from one host to another, migration […]
Many hosts now offer their own WordPress theme galleries, packed full of professional quality layouts for your site or blog. Is it worth signing up to a host just to bag a free premium theme?
Every byte data on the web also exists in a physical location. The cloud is a method of duplicating those bytes in multiple physical locations. But they still exist somewhere. So does location really matter in web hosting? Does Closer Mean Better? The location of the data – in other words, the server – matters, […]
Does your host have a blog? Surprisingly, many don’t. A blog is an excellent, free and easy way for a host to stay in contact with their clients at times other than when a trouble ticket is filed. It’s a chance to put a more human face on the company, let clients see what goes […]
cPanel is probably the most popular web hosting control panel in the world. It’s reliable, affordable, secure and intuitive. It’s also packed with useful features. Here are five useful cPanel tricks to try on your site. (Remember: your host may use a skinned version of cPanel, so you may have to hunt for these options […]
When you buy hosting, you normally get support as part of the deal (unless you’ve bought an unmanaged hosting plan). But sometimes, there’s no need to rely on support. Here are three things that could happen often – and might be easy to fix. 1. Site is Down First, be honest: did you do something? […]