Month: March 2011

How to Troubleshoot DNS Problems Quickly

<!– –> DNS problems can be a headache, even if you’re experienced with web hosting. Often, it’s difficult to tell where faults lie. DNS can take some time to propagate, so sites can appear to be up or down at the same time, depending on your physical location. Having DNS issues? Keep reading to find […]

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Why Nameservers Are Important to Your Website

If you have a web hosting account, you’ve probably come across mentions of nameservers. But even if you’ve had to deal with nameservers when managing your hosting account, your web host probably didn’t explain what they are or how they work. Nameservers are provided by web hosts, and they’re key to your website being visible […]

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How to Explain Web Hosting Principles to Anyone

How to Explain Web Hosting Principles to Anyone

Whether you’re a pro website admin or just an enthusiastic amateur, you’ll eventually be asked to describe web hosting to someone else. You may want to blog about hosting matters in simple terms. Knowing the right way to explain hosting can be a real bonus. Explaining technical concepts to non-technical people can be a challenge. […]

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Why Are So Many Websites Hosted On Linux?

Although estimates vary, Linux – the most common type of Unix – is generally accepted to have an overwhelming majority over Windows servers. It’s no fluke: Google uses more than 15,000 Linux servers to serve up its content. Why is Linux so popular when it comes to web hosting? Linux vs Windows Linux has struggled to get […]

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6 Ways We’d Like to See cPanel Improved

Let’s get one thing right: we love cPanel. But like all software, it’s not perfect – yet. Here are some things we’d like to see done differently in a future version. 1. The Welcome Screen The welcome screen in cPanel can be overwhelming. Log in and you’re immediately hit with dozens of icons, all labelled […]

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Is It Worth Switching Hosts?

Sometimes a web host can start off giving you great service. But over time, the price you’re paying may not seem like such good value. How do you know if the grass will be greener after a switch? Assess the Quality of Your Host A bad host is a bad host. Sometimes you won’t find […]

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How to Use Hotlink Protection in cPanel

How to Use Hotlink Protection in cPanel

Not all hosting providers offer the same control panel software. cPanel is probably the best-known and most common – and for good reason. Nearly every major host uses cPanel, though it’s sometimes well hidden underneath a clever skin that makes it look quite different. It’s popular because it gives users an intuitive graphical interface and […]

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