New SiteGround Interface: First Impressions and Review

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 Cloudflare is the Best CDN (Even if it’s Free!)

I've been experimenting with a lot of different CDNs lately, and I've come to a realization. Cloudflare is the best CDN out of all the others in the market. It's easy to take it for granted. It's free, after all. It comes with most hosting plans out of the box. Hosts like SiteGround for example, … [Read more...]

How to Point a Domain Name to a Server’s 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. Setup: Domain Points to Something Else Say you have a DigitalOcean VPS, and an IP address to access it. For example, I've just set up Apache on a … [Read more...]

Bluehost: How to Transfer a Domain to Another Registrar

There are two situations when you want to transfer a domain from Bluehost: To another registrar like SiteGround, Hostgator, or some other web host. To another person - like if you sold the domain name or something In both these situations, the process is the same with only one difference … [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...]

How to Host a Website for Beginners: 4 Easy Steps

Here's all you need to know about how to host a website. It's easy to compare it to your phone. Your phone service consists of two parts: The telephone number to identify you The telephone service from a carrier like AT&T Similarly, your website also consists of two parts: The website … [Read more...]

How to Enable Free AutoSSL with InMotion Hosting

When you purchase hosting from InMotion, you can enable free AutoSSL. This allows you to access HTTPS on your domains. This is included with ALL their hosting plans. Here's a complete list of their coupons and discounts. Don't purchase hosting without a free SSL certificate! The inclusion of … [Read more...]

How to Test WordPress Changes with SiteGround Staging

The SiteGround GoGeek package has an amazing feature called "staging" which allows you to test changes on your site before publishing them. I've been using staging for years, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Unfortunately, it's not available with the "StartUp" and "GrowBig" plans - only … [Read more...]

cPanel Login URL List for Major Hosting Providers

cPanel can be a bit difficult to find. So here's the cPanel login URL list for the big hosting services (but read more below!): If your DNS hasn't propagated yet, you can try replacing your domain name (example.com) with the IP address of your server. Just remember that unless you've chosen a … [Read more...]