Learn the Basics of Web Hosting

The more you know, the better you'll understand what it is exactly a web host is offering. Here you'll find expert advice, articles dedicated to clarify common errors and misconceptions as well as how to get the most out of your host. Find in-depth knowledge concerning just about anything - in the web hosting industry.

  • How to Start an Online Store

    How to Start an Online Store

    For business owners looking to promote and market products online, there are many simple solutions available to meet this need. These solutions all come under the broad heading of eCommerce – the name given to website solutions which enable you to create an online store.
  • When to use Hybrid Cloud Hosting

    When to use Hybrid Cloud Hosting

    Hybrid hosting is becoming more and more popular lately, giving the opportunity to combine the performance and reliability of a dedicated server with the elasticity of cloud hosting solutions and security of a private cloud. The type of solution is especially suitable for eCommerce websites and others with unpredictable and fluctuating traffic or short term spikes such as during Christmas sales, special promotions and similar.
  • 2015-08-17

    How to Get Great Support from Your Web Hosting Company

    Without a doubt, quality support ranks highly on a customer’s list of things to look for or expect in a potential web host. It’s easy to find out whether people are generally satisfied or dissatisfied by searching online and reading reviews such as what we provide here at WHS. However, a great customer support experience is a two-way street. As a customer reaching out to your hosting company for assistance, there’s a lot you can do to help make it so. Here are some tips how.
    How to Get Great Support from Your Web Hosting Company
  • Speed Up Your Website with a Content Delivery Network

    Speed Up Your Website with a Content Delivery Network

    Speed and performance are important for any website, but especially so for high-traffic sites that serve up various types of content and interactivity, such as downloadable files, streaming media, games and apps. As more and more users send requests to your web server, it can become overloaded, resulting in slower loading times that may frustrate your users. You’ve done your part to enhance your website’s performance, from optimizing how it is structured and coded, to choosing the right type of web hosting plan and provider. Now’s the time to explore Content Delivery Networks (CDNs).
  • SSL Certificates Explained

    SSL Certificates Explained

    When you buy a domain name or hosting, you may have noticed that apart from these services, your registrar or web hosting company also offers SSL certificates, and may sometimes try to upsell you these to reinforce your website’s security. But what are SSL certificates, and do you really need one?
  • Understanding Web Servers

    Understanding Web Servers

    It is not necessary to learn server administration to create, maintain, or use a website, in the same way that a mechanical engineering degree isn’t needed to drive or ride a car. A basic understanding of how things work, however, can make you a better and more efficient site owner.
  • 2014-12-19

    Make the Most of Your Web Hosting Perks

    Web hosting plans often come with lots of free extra features or add-ons that you can maximize to get the best value for your money. While you might not have any immediate need for any of these bundled extras, and definitely you shouldn’t buy hosting just for the sake of getting additional perks, it pays to get yourself familiar with what your hosting package comes with. You may thank yourself later for checking them out.
    Make the Most of Your Web Hosting Perks
  • 2014-05-02

    Should You Get Free Web Hosting? Pros and Cons

    The best things in life are free, as the saying goes. When it comes to hosting, though, this may or may not be true depending upon your needs and expectations. Plenty of web hosts offer free hosting — but is it really “free”? Here we’ll take an objective look into the reasons why companies offer free hosting, its pros and cons, and why you should (or should not) sign up for such a service.
    Should You Get Free Web Hosting? Pros and Cons
  • 2014-03-25

    Web Hosting Control Panels: A Guide for Beginners

    Apart from the price, reliability, and other considerations in choosing the best hosting for your personal or business needs, you should look into what type of control panel your web host provider offers.
    Web Hosting Control Panels: A Guide for Beginners
  • 2012-08-21

    Joomla vs. Drupal vs. WordPress

    A content management system (CMS) is a publishing platform for websites. A CMS offers numerous benefits, including the ability to edit, post and modify content in a very fast and streamlined fashion.
    Joomla vs. Drupal vs. WordPress

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