“HTTPS Not Evaluated” Error Can Fix Itself

After I published a post yesterday, I got the following error in the Google Search Console (GSC): "HTTPS not evaluated", under the "HTTPS is invalid and might prevent it from being indexed" link as shown here: HTTPS is Invalid and might prevent it from being indexed After clicking the … [Read more...]

HostGator cPanel Login: 4 Methods [Screenshots]

Here are four ways to login to the HostGator cPanel area. Method 1: HostGator cPanel Login via Hostname URL When you sign up for a HostGator package, the system assigns you a server hostname. To get the hostname, login to your HostGator dashboard and click "Hosting" as shown here, then … [Read more...]

3 Essential Web Hosting Features

I've been hosting my own website for years and during that time I've learned a lot about what makes a good host. The reasons why we need hosting are more relevant than ever, and I've wanted to share my experience with those just getting started. Things like disk space, domain names, and … [Read more...]

How to Fix cPanel AutoSSL Errors Under a Cloudflare Proxy

One day, I woke up to find that all my Let's Encrypt SSL certificates had expired. How was this possible? I had been using AutoSSL or Let's Encrypt for years and they were renewing without any issues. So I went into my web hosting panel and tried to renew them manually, but they all failed. … [Read more...]

SiteGround Interface Review: First Impressions

NOTE: I no longer recommend SiteGround. Instead, I choose NameHero Hosting. It wasn't an easy decision, but I stand by it. The loss of cPanel is a big deal, and SiteGround renewal costs are now simply too high to ignore after their deceptively deep discounts for the first year. At the end of July … [Read more...]

Why the Cloudflare Free Tier is the Best CDN

I've been experimenting with a lot of different CDNs lately, and I've come to a realization. The Cloudflare free tier has the best CDN out of all the others in the market. It's easy to take it for granted because it's free. All web hosts allow you to integrate directly with Cloudflare for free as … [Read more...]

How to Point a Domain to a VPS IP Address

When you buy a VPS server, you can access it with an IP address. This tutorial will show you how to access the server with a domain name instead. While this example uses Bluehost as a registrar, you can adapt the instructions to any registrar like GoDaddy or Namecheap. Setup: Domain Points … [Read more...]

How to Transfer Your Bluehost Domain to Another Registrar

In this article, I'll show you how to transfer a domain from Bluehost - both to another registrar, as well as to another person. The latter scenario might occur when you sell your domain and need to transfer ownership to a 3rd party. In both these situations, the process is the same with only one … [Read more...]

Two Ways to Access SiteGround Webmail with Screenshots

Note: After a long time, I've stopped recommending SiteGround in favor of NameHero. It wasn't an easy decision, but I stand by it. Renewal costs, and the recent changes to cPanel were some of the reasons. Here's a detailed explanation for why SiteGround is no longer my preferred web … [Read more...]

Bluehost Limits: Disk, Bandwidth, and CPU Restrictions

There was a time when Bluehost used to give detailed information about CPU resource usage and throttling. Sadly, that information is no longer available. However, you can still check your other resource usage stats. This is a tutorial on how to do that with the new interface. The resource usage … [Read more...]