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Web Hosting vs. Domain Registration
5 Apr

Web Hosting vs. Domain Registration
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It’s common for web providers to offer web hosting and domain registration in a single package, but there are usually questions about those kinds of products: What is the difference between web hosting and domain registration? What services are provided? Can you get web hosting without domain registration? Can you get domain registration without web hosting? To help clear things up, we’ll take a look at how the two services differ and why you should never confuse them. What follows is a basic explanation of the options you have when selecting...

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Domain Name
2 Apr

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Domain Name
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This is a guest post by Alisha Shibli. Alisha is a Content Marketing Specialist at Radix, the registry behind some of the most successful new domain extensions, including .STORE and .TECH. You can connect with her on LinkedIn. How much thought and research would you put into investing in a home? Buying a domain name is like investing in a home...

Top GDPR Plugins For WordPress
8 Mar

Top GDPR Plugins For WordPress
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Data security is not a topic to be taken lightly. In a recent survey of 7500 consumers, 80% of respondents stated that losing banking and financial information is their biggest data security concern. And that’s not the only type of information people are afraid of losing! For this reason, security standards and regulations have come to the forefront of the data security world. One such regulation is the GDPR. It affects companies that operate in the European Union (EU), or that operate outside of the EU but do business with...

7 Reasons Why You Need Domain Privacy Protection
13 Nov

7 Reasons Why You Need Domain Privacy Protection
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Nearly 1.9 billion records containing personal data have been compromised between January 2017 and March 2018. 75% of data breaches occur due to external hackers and data attackers. More importantly, the average cost of a single data breach can be as high as $3.62 million! Given how damaging data breaches can be, you need to take domain privacy protection seriously. What Is Domain Privacy Protection? When you register a domain name, your personal details are saved in a publicly available database called WHOIS. Domain privacy protection is basically an ‘add on’...

CMS comparison: WordPress vs Joomla! vs Drupal
11 Nov

WordPress Vs. Joomla! Vs. Drupal: Which CMS Is the Best for Your Website?
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WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal — these are three of the most popular tools you can use to build and run your own website. But of the three, which one should you choose — and does it really matter? If you choose the wrong CMS, i.e., one that’s too simple or too complex for you, you’ll get stuck and have a hard time moving your website over to another CMS. That’s because each CMS has its own set of themes and extensions which your website runs, making it incompatible with the others. This makes...

Why You Need Automated Website Backup
7 Nov

Why You Need Automated Website Backup
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Anyone who has a website knows how important it is to ensure that it stays up and running at all times, no matter what. Having a solid backup and restore service is vital to your website and business if you are going to guarantee any level of uptime for your followers and customers, but what elements need backing up? These include things like plugins, customized code, databases, scripts, and so much more. Think of all the time spent editing your media, like photos and videos, or any other content you...