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Colocation Hosting: What is it? And Why is it so Darn Expensive?

Colocation Hosting: What is it? And Why is it so Darn Expensive?

Chances are, if you know anything about colocation hosting, you know that it’s different than dedicated hosting. And you know that it’s expensive. Really expensive! In fact, it’s about 15x times more expensive than dedicated hosting! But what...
Contacting Customer Service:  How to Get the Help that You Deserve

Contacting Customer Service: How to Get the Help that You Deserve

You may be completely satisfied with your web host. You might be confident that your website will continue earning revenue and your ratings will stay high. But eventually, something will go wrong – maybe your website will go down for a few hours, or...
How Do You Know When You Need a Dedicated Hosting Plan?

How Do You Know When You Need a Dedicated Hosting Plan?

You probably bought a shared hosting plan because it was the cheapest option, right? I don’t blame you. Hopefully the shared plan worked well enough that your website traffic blew up, and now you have many daily visitors. If so, you’re probably...
What is a Dedicated IP Address And Do you Need One?

What is a Dedicated IP Address And Do you Need One?

An IP address is a location on the Internet. Your computer has one, and so does every server. When you want to access a website, your computer sends a message to the IP address of the website’s server. Then, the server sends the information to your...
Do You Really Need Website Uptime Monitoring Service?

Do You Really Need Website Uptime Monitoring Service?

Who’s watching your website? A monitoring company can alert you when your host drops the ball. If you’ve been reading my blog, you already know that website uptime is crucial — it can make or break your website! And you also know that you need...
Seriously, Why Should You Use A Website Builder?

Seriously, Why Should You Use A Website Builder?

In the old days, if you wanted a website you had to build it yourself using expensive stand-alone software – or you had to pay someone a lot of money to build a website for you. But times have changed, thanks to cheap and easy website builders –...
How Often Should Your Website Really Be Down?

How Often Should Your Website Really Be Down?

Pop Quiz: Given no other information, which web host should you choose? The one with a 100% uptime guarantee? Or a 99% uptime guarantee? Surprise! It’s a trick question. The answer is actually 99%. That’s because any website host that advertises...
Terms of Service:  Do You Really Need to Read Them?

Terms of Service: Do You Really Need to Read Them?

You think you’ve found a great web hosting company: Its website has a long list of features, the price is right, and there’s a money-back guarantee in case you’re not happy. Sounds like time to sign up, right? Well, sort of. But first you...