Resources for Webmasters

Web Hosting 101

What is Web Hosting ?

You already know a website will help you reach customers, express your thoughts and ideas, and share information, but how do you get that information out there?

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Web Hosting Basics for New Webmasters

Launching a website or blog for the first time can feel nerve racking, especially when it comes time to finding the appropriate web host provider...

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How to choose a Web Host

Launching a website or blog for the first time can feel nerve racking, especially when it comes time to finding the appropriate web host provider...

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What is Shared Hosting?

If you've ever lived in an apartment, you already have a basic idea of what shared hosting is and how it works.

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What is VPS Hosting?

Most types of hosting entail storing files and data on a server, an actual piece of hardware housed in a datacenter.

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What is Cloud Hosting?

Are you looking for hosting that's flexible, scalable and affordable? Have you outgrown traditional shared hosting? Cloud hosting might be for you...

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What is Dedicated Hosting?

Running a resource-hungry site? The software, hardware, or configuration options available on a host's shared or virtual private server may not meet your needs...

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Shared Hosting vs. VPS Hosting

Freelancers, bloggers, small and medium businesses, and everyone looking to run a website on a budget must decide which type of hosting will give them the most bang for their buck.

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Do I Need VPS Hosting or Dedicated Hosting?

Virtual private server (VPS) hosting and dedicated hosting provide the same basic functions, but they have key differences...

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What is the Best Web Hosting For You?

But the simple truth is, Web hosting is just another regular expense for your business, and it pays to get the most bang for your buck. Learn how...

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What is a Domain Name?

Have you ever given any thought to what happens when you enter an address into the "address bar" of your browser?

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What is a Data Center?

A data center is a specialized facility that has several features designed to keep servers running at peak performance. Learn more about How a Data Center works...

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What is Colocation Hosting?

Just as shared hosting can be compared to apartment living, there's an easy analogy that may help in understanding colocation hosting...

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What is Managed Hosting?

Running a website takes a lot of time and effort, but there's so much more to it than keeping content up to date, and making sure the interface looks good and functions properly.

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What is a Web Server?

You may be familiar with network servers, especially if you work in a computer-dependent environment. A Web server performs much the same way a network servers does...

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Ultimate Guide to Cheap Web Hosting

Web hosting is a necessary expense for any modern business. You may want to consider taking advantage of the benefits of cheap hosting...

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Hosting 101 Glossary

Web hosting terms can be a bit confusing especially when you are shopping around for a new web host. Here is a handy Web Hosting Glossary to help you out!

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Student/Teacher Resources

Guide to Free Stock Images for Students

Stock photography has a bit of a tarnished reputation among professional designers. This is due mostly to the ways it's often used by non-professionals.

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Ultimate Guide to Copyright for Students

The Internet has brought the issue of copyright to the forefront like nothing else in history. The ease and speed with which people can share digital information...

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Ultimate DMCA Guide for Students

When you're in school, it can feel like you're insulated a bit from the outside world. It's the high school or college that makes many of the rules you live by...

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Plagiarism: A Guide for Students

Let's just get a couple of things out in the open. When you copy someone, you are not flattering them. It's one thing to emulate someone's style...

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The Ultimate Section 508 Guide for Students

In 1973, the United States government passed a sweeping piece of legislation known as the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act. Intended to aid those with disabilities...

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Web Resources for Digital Literacy in the Classroom

Digital literacy is the ability to use digital technology to create or analyze information.

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Web Guide to Searching for Number Sequences

A sequence is a list of numbers written in a special order such as (1, 2, 3, 4...) Sequences use set brackets ( ) to notate the sequence...

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Educational Websites for Kids

School can be a lot of fun, but just as often, there may be one or two subjects where you would like extra help. Everyone learns differently...

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Tutorials

How to Make a Website

Even beginners can learn how to build a website. Understanding the process behind each site-building method is the first step. From there, it's simply a matter of...

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Building A Kid Friendly Web Site

Expert kid-friendly website designers agree on one thing that separates successful sites from others ones that fade quickly: simplicity.

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HTML for beginners

Unlike the mid-90s when HTML was largely practiced by tech-savvy webmasters, it is common now for just about everyone to be required to have a working knowledge of this...

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Website & HTML 101

HTML, short for Hypertext Markup Language, is the primary and most basic form of computer code for creating web pages and websites.

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Web Analytics for Beginners

Web analytics has the potential to improve your website's performance in ways that you've yet to imagine. It all starts with raw data...

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History of the World Wide Web

Regardless of whether you grew up with computers or were introduced to them in adulthood, it is difficult now to imagine a world in which the Internet does not exist.

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The History of Web Search Engines

For most, using a search engine is a natural extension of using the Internet in general. Ever since the World Wide Web existed, there have been search engines to help...

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Choosing a Web Browser to Surf the Web

Since the early days of the Internet, web browsers have evolved and improved at an ever-increasing pace. Today, the rise of mobile computing and...

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Does My Website Have a Google Penalty?

What's worse than just losing a few ranking spots in Google's search engine results pages (SERPs)? Getting hit with a Google penalty.

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Is My Website Hacked?

Opening up your website to discover it's been vandalized or replaced entirely is a pretty obvious clue that you've been hacked. Unfortunately, hackers don't always make it easy...

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How to Diagnose a Google Ranking Drop

It's something every website publisher dreads. You wake up one day to find your website has suffered a significant Google ranking drop.

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How to Recover Google Rankings After Getting Hacked

Few things are worse for a website publisher than getting hacked. Can you fix it? What if it happens again?

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How to Remove Hidden WordPress Theme Links

WordPress is one of the most popular content management system (CMS) applications in use today. This easy-to-use software offers site creators an intuitive...

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How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Website

Wordpress's popularity has made WordPress installations increasingly attractive targets for hackers looking to cause mischief and mayhem...

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How to Remove Hidden Joomla Template Links

Many free Joomla templates contain embedded hidden links (also known as SPAM links). In addition, hidden links can be added to your site by hackers...

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How to Fix a Hacked Joomla Website

Joomla is an extremely popular Content Management System (CMS) used to create websites around the world...

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How to Search & Determine Credible Sources on the Internet

Practically anyone can create a website. Schools, businesses, government entities, churches, and libraries...

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The World Wide Web & Internet Privacy

The Internet is an invaluable tool that provides a wealth of information on virtually any topic imaginable. Not only is it a place for people to discover and learn...

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Complete Guide to Internet Terminology

Add-ons and Plug-ins, Apps, Archives and Archiving, Blogs, Broadband, Browser, Cloud Computing, Download, Ecommerce...

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Searching for your Genealogical Records

Have you thought about tracing your ancestry and family history but weren't sure how to begin? Maybe you would like to ensure that there is...

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Revenge Porn: From Passion to Passive Aggression

Revenge porn is a fairly new phenomenon that has started to garner more media attention in recent times. It usually involves...

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The Ugly Face of Online Fraud

Surfing the web and carrying out transactions comes with its risks, one of which is online fraud (cybercrime, internet fraud, online crime, and e-crime).

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Dealing with Hate Crime

Hate crimes are often considered to be 'message crimes', where the offender uses the crime to send a clear message to...

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Online Guides and Resources

Complete Guide to Internet Terminology

Add-ons and Plug-ins, Apps, Archives and Archiving, Blogs, Broadband, Browser, Cloud Computing, Download, Ecommerce...

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Searching for your Genealogical Records

Have you thought about tracing your ancestry and family history but weren't sure how to begin? Maybe you would like to ensure that there is...

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Revenge Porn: From Passion to Passive Aggression

Revenge porn is a fairly new phenomenon that has started to garner more media attention in recent times. It usually involves...

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The Ugly Face of Online Fraud

Surfing the web and carrying out transactions comes with its risks, one of which is online fraud (cybercrime, internet fraud, online crime, and e-crime).

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Parents Guide to Internet Safety

Technology today has created a new world that a generation ago was not available to our children. Today with the Internet, smart phones, social media...

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The World Wide Web & Internet Privacy

The Internet is an invaluable tool that provides a wealth of information on virtually any topic imaginable. Not only is it a place for...

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Copyright & DMCA

Copyright Law and DMCA

Copyright laws exist to provide authors who create an original work exclusive rights to that material, and protection from others utilizing their work for gain.

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What is Fair Use ?

Finding inspiration in the work of others is old hat for humanity. The notion that there's "nothing new under the sun" is at least as old as

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

The Internet has made people's lives better, in many ways, by making many things easier. Unfortunately, this also applies to things you wouldn't want to be easier...

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DMCA: Guide, Tools and Resources

Since the turn of the century, users have uploaded thousands of hours of digital content to the Internet.

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Design Assets

Free Icons: 110 Flat Icons for Webmasters

An eye-catching easy-to-use interface is a critical part of smart website design. One of the best ways to give your site a professional sheen is to use a complete set of icons.

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Free Stock Images for Students

Stock photography has a bit of a tarnished reputation among professional designers mostly to do with the ways it's often used by non-professionals.

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Bitcoin for Webmasters

How to Earn Bitcoin with Affiliate Programs

Want to earn Bitcoins without shelling out $500+ each? Consider sending your website's traffic to an affiliate program that pays out for referrals in BTC.

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