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5 Ways Bad Hosting Can Harm Your Site

September 27th, 2010 . by Claire

Poor hosting can be a headache. Downtime, slow load times and bad support can make running a website a real chore. A bad hosting account is an anchor that can keep good sites from soaring and drown more average ones before they can improve. Here are five ways bad hosting could cause you problems. 1. […]

How to Move Your Website to a New Host (Without Downtime)

September 22nd, 2010 . by Claire

When you’re moving from one web host to another, the last thing you want is a break in service. Moving doesn’t have to result in downtime. Here’s a checklist for moving day. 1. New Account Setup Open your new hosting account and make sure you have all the passwords you need. Normally you’ll get the […]

5 Bad Reasons to Stick With a Bad Host

September 21st, 2010 . by Claire

If you’re not happy with your host, why haven’t you done anything about it yet? It’s all too easy to make excuses. But the consequences of staying could be  worse than the consequences of leaving. Here are five common excuses we all use. 1. The Hosting Contract Some hosts offer big discounts for long-term signups. […]

Server-Side Includes: How They Thrived and Died

September 16th, 2010 . by Claire

Server-side includes (SSI) used to be a major plus point in hosting. Back when HTML was king, SSI added a dynamic element to website development. But SSI has now largely been left behind. Is it worth revisiting? The Basics of SSI SSI is designed to support large, complex websites. It helped to prevent unnecessary duplication of […]

5 New Hosting Features We Take For Granted

September 10th, 2010 . by Claire

Web hosting has come on in leaps and bounds over the last five years. Some of the features we enjoy today were highly unusual in the last decade. Let’s take a nostalgic look at some of the key improvements to hosting packages in recent years. 1. IMAP Email Until recently, hosts favoured POP3 email. It […]