3 Essential Features of Good Web Hosting

I've been hosting my own website for years and during that time I've learned a lot about what makes a good host. I've wanted to write this post for a long time, sharing my valuable experience with those just getting started. Things like disk space, domain names, and pre-installed apps are not … [Read more...]

How to Fix cPanel AutoSSL Errors Under a Cloudflare Proxy

A short while back, I woke up in the morning to find 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 … [Read more...]

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. All web hosts allow you to integrate directly with Cloudflare for free as part of their … [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...]

Web Hosting for Beginners: 4 Easy Steps

Web hosting can seem intimidating at first. And yes, there's a lot to get used to. However, once you understand that a website is nothing but digital real estate that needs an address and a place you can rent, everything's simple. Here's a complete beginner's guide to web hosting. Related to Web … [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...]

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