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Linux vs. Windows Hosting: Which Is Best?

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‘Linux versus Windows’ is a heated debate in many circles, including web hosting. After all, your choice of Operating System (OS) can impact the way your server behaves and how you can interact with it. In some cases, you may not notice the difference between using either OS on your …

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What Analytics Are (And How They Can Help You)

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Analytics, or more specifically website analytics, are key when it comes to understanding what your site users are doing and why. If you don’t stay on top of your metrics, you’ll be losing out on the opportunity to make decisions based on hard data. You’ll essentially be flying blind. Tracking your …

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What Are ASP.NET and PHP (And How Do They Compare)?

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Choosing the right programming language or framework for your next project is always complicated. Ask a dozen developers for their opinion and chances are you’ll get a dozen different answers, which brings us to one of the most heated debates in the field – which is better, ASP.NET or PHP? …

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5 Top Contact Form Plugins for WordPress

Providing a contact form on your website offers a simple way for people to ask questions, offer feedback, make business inquiries, and more. Without one, users may be left wondering how to get in touch, and you might miss out on making critical connections. Fortunately, there are plenty of WordPress …

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An Introduction to Virtual Private Servers (And 3 Reasons You Might Need One)

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Virtual Private Servers (VPSs) aren’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth considering for your next hosting upgrade. However, hosting solutions come in all shapes and sizes, so knowing how each one might benefit you is crucial when deciding whether or not you should make a switch. While the term ‘private server’ can sound intimidating, with a better understanding …

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A Beginner’s Guide to HTTPS (Including How to Enable It)

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These days, online security is more important than ever. Not only are people spending more and more time online, but they’re also sharing tons of private information. Attackers have more opportunities than ever to compromise data, which means that you need to step up your security efforts. One of the …

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The 5 Types of Contrast in Web Design

Image Credit: MatteoZanga.it  Opposing forces blend in interesting ways. Black and white together make infinite shades of grey. Light meets dark during inspiring sunrises and gorgeous sunsets. Just the same, a number of disparate visual elements can be stood side by side to create thought provoking and attention grabbing examples …

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