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Blogetery Blog Hosting Site Closes Down

July 30th, 2010 . by Claire

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 […]

5 Tips For Buying a Domain Name

July 28th, 2010 . by Claire

We’ve already talked about warning signs when buying a hosting account. Now, let’s look at the pitfalls of buying a domain. Domains are usually significantly cheaper than hosting accounts, but we tend to buy many more domains. It doesn’t take long for domain name ownership to become expensive. So how do you avoid getting burned on […]

What Is a Tier 3 Data Center?

July 23rd, 2010 . by Claire

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 […]

5 Hosting Freebies You Could Claim

July 21st, 2010 . by Claire

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 […]

Getting a Free WordPress Theme With Hosting

July 18th, 2010 . by Jonathan

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?

Does the Location Of a Web Host Really Matter?

July 16th, 2010 . by Claire

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, […]

10 Hosts Who Blog

July 14th, 2010 . by Jonathan

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 […]

5 cPanel Tricks You Didn’t Know About

July 9th, 2010 . by Claire

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 […]

How to Fix 3 Common Hosting Problems

July 2nd, 2010 . by Claire

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? […]