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CrashPlan Review: Should You Buy this Online Backup Service?

Here at HostingPill, data and its movements are very important to us.Whether you want to consistently add content to your site or work offline, digital storage is an essential part of everyday life now.

A single computer can hold and process vast amounts of information, and made almost everything about information (creating it, accessing it, sharing it) more efficient.

Of course, the downside is that if your device crashes, breaks, or gets stolen—you may have lost all those files you kept in one place.

Hence the importance of backing everything up. But hey, that’s easier said than done—we might back up once in a while manually, but I doubt anyone regularly does manual back-ups consistently enough to preserve all the new stuff on their device.

Enter CrashPlan.

CrashPlan is a product developed by Code42, a software company that deals with backup software.

Code42 offers two main products: Code42 Enterprise, which is backup software for big businesses, and CrashPlan, which is for small businesses.

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Turnkey Internet Review 2019: My Honest Opinion With Pros & Cons

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Chris Wagner

“We have been a paying customer for Turnkey Internet since March 2019.

We are monitoring Turnkey Internet’s shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through our website hostingpill-tki.com.

This review of Turnkey Internet is based on actual testing done on their servers.”

What is Turnkey Internet?

Turnkey Internet, does this name sound familiar to you? If you have never heard, then don’t worry.

Many people admit of not being aware of Turnkey Internet or simply never heard about it. On the contrary, there are also few geeks who have heard as well as used Turnkey.

Overall, in terms of popularity, you would find a mixed reaction towards Turnkey. Before I get any further, let me give a brief introduction about Turnkey.

A simple answer is – Yes, Turnkey Internet provides hosting services. Interestingly, unlike most other hosting platforms, Turnkey was not initially focused on hosting services.

It was first started in 1999 to provide consulting services to ISP and Enhanced Telecommunication Providers, before gradually moving on to be one of the several hosting solutions.

Turnkey is based out of Latham, New York and provides green hosting services.

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TMDHosting Review (2019): My Honest Opinion With Pros & Cons

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Chris Wagner

“We have been a paying customer for TMDHosting since March 2019.

We are monitoring TMDHosting’s shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through our website hostingpill-tmd.website.

This review of TMDHosting is based on actual testing done on their servers.”

What is TMDHosting?

TMDHosting is one of the most underrated hosting companies I’ve come across.

That might be a slight misstatement: for those who have rated it, TMDHosting does pretty well.

The only thing is, not many people have really taken a good, hard look at TMDHosting.

TMDHosting is not very well known—there isn’t even a Wikipedia article yet! This is surprising, considering its high reviews.

Before I started using TMD, I had only barely heard of it—I would have guessed it hosted thousands or tens of thousands of sites. The number is closer to 300,000 sites!

TMD has grown a lot in the 11 years it’s been around, minding its own business and providing quality services.

Of course, the usual questions pop up: if it’s not too famous, can we trust the quality?

What’s the catch?

Is this product best for a specific audience?

In this review, I’ll address all these questions and more, using my own experience with TMDHosting.

I don’t want to spoil anything, but I think this underdog should get much more coverage than it does—so consider this review the first step in that direction.

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Media Temple Review (2019) – Learn Everything Before Buying it!

What is Media Temple?

Media Temple is one of the more peculiar names in hosting.

On one hand, it’s not nearly as famous as major hosting companies (including its parent, GoDaddy).

On the other hand, Media Temple claims to service over 100,000 customers and 1.5 million websites.

This isn’t insignificant in the hosting world, but even more impressive are some of Media Temple’s clients.

Media Temple’s more famous clients include Adobe, Obey, Samsung, and CBS, to name a few.

So is Media Temple another hidden gem—less well known, but secretly selling the top-tier hosting packages?

Or is Media Temple only good for a select few, perhaps the top-paying and most technically-minded customers?

The truth, as usual, is complicated.

Media Temple isn’t perfect, but it sure packs a punch—even if it’s not ultimately for everyone, quite a few will find the services they didn’t know they needed.

Luckily I’ve tested out Media Temple personally. So without further ado, let’s dive in!

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10 Best Free VPN Services in 2019 (with Pros and Cons)

VPNs have always been an important tool for the internet age, but in the last few years they have become increasingly popular and talked about.

More and more people have become interested in VPNs, for a variety of reasons. There are numerous cheap VPN providers.

There are always those who wish to protect their privacy, whether for practical reasons (such as journalism) or simply because they like their privacy.

There are those who want to avoid government snooping without really affecting their internet browsing.

There are those who just want to stream content they can’t in their location.

And there are those who are simply getting sick of increasingly creepy advertisements.

I love VPN technology, and I’ve used my fair share of them over the years.

In the end you’ll need to experiment with some to figure out for yourself what “clicks” best. But hey, there’s no way you’ll know if you want to use

VPNs, or know which VPNs you want to use, if you can’t do it easily…or affordably.

Whether you want to experiment with VPNs to find one worth investing in, or if you just want some affordable options to secure your privacy, this list should be a good place to start.

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9+1 Domain Name Generators [All personally tested with screenshots]

The most difficult part of launching a website is finding a suitable domain name.

Ultimately, there are two ways to come up with domain names:

  1. Do it yourself
  2. Hire someone

There are many Domain name generators in the market.

I have shortlisted 9+1 here (it’s 9+1 because 9 are DIY tools and 1 is…well…just go through the article and you will know ;)).

It should go without saying, I have tried all 9+1 options and will show you which worked best for me (and hopefully will for you).

My Testing Approach:

I judged each tool based on following criteria:

  1. No. of combinations it generated for a given word
  2. No. of options they give for domain registration
  3. Ease of registering a domain

From there I’ll show you the gist of the product, and give you some pros and cons.

I’ll start with the most unique one–our “+1” of the list:

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Wix vs Squarespace (2019) — A Comparison Review

Wix and Squarespace are giants in the world of site-building: they are among the most popular website building platforms in the world.

Unlike traditional hosting companies, which include website builders but emphasize the actual hosting of space on servers more, Wix and Squarespace emphasize the process of creating and designing websites (though they are also hosting companies by default).

This is part of what has made them very popular, especially for those looking for very easy and efficient solutions.

If you Google hosting options, for example, you’ll get a ton of results for companies that really emphasize the hosting aspect of websites.

If you Google website builders or something similar—how to make a website, for example—you’re very likely to get results for Wix and Squarespace.

So that’s where these two are—titans of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) site-builder world, competing fiercely today just as they have been for over a decade.

On to the obvious question: which one, then, is the better one?

Which is more affordable, which offers more features, and as they’re both advertised as easy to use, which is easiest to use?

All these questions and more will be answered in the following sections, so keep reading!

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5 Best “Effortless” E-commerce Platforms

E-commerce, the word sounds like music to my ears!!

The way all of us are bound by e-commerce shopping is just unexplainable.

It has made our lives simpler.

A lot of new e-commerce ventures turn almost every day. In case you are reading this, probably you are looking forward to e-commerce development.

E-commerce development is incomplete without an e-commerce platform.

So now the question is, how exactly should you choose an e-commerce platform?

Let me quickly put across the factors that you need to look out for while choosing an e-commerce platform.

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Epik Review: Is it Good for Domain & Hosting? (Personally Tested)

A lot of people misleadingly think Epik to be only a web development company.

And yes, you would not find too many forums discussing Epik details.

Epik, does this name sound familiar?

Chances are you must have bumped across this name while reviewing about web hosts or domain registrar or website builder.

So here I go.

I will un-shield few basic details about Epik before I get any further.

Epik is primarily a domain registrar which also provides other website development capabilities.

It was first started in 2009.

Epik also referred to as “Swiss Bank of Domains” is the largest domain name lease management provider across the globe.

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IPVanish VPN Review (2019): Is It Really Fast & Safe? (Lab Tested)

What is IPVanish VPN?

This review tackles, without a doubt, one of the most famous and acclaimed VPN services in the industry right now.

If you’ve been looking into acquiring or changing a VPN service, it’s nearly impossible you haven’t heard of IPVanish.

IPVanish seems like such an established titan that it’s hard to believe it was founded in 2012—seriously, it’s only a few years old!

Even in internet years, that makes it quite young.

So what’s the deal?

Is IPVanish really a rock-star of the VPN world, having shot up so quickly after its founding, or more of a passing fad, bound to be replaced in a year or so?

In this review, we’ll answer that question and more based on my experience with the VPN.

It’s a solid service, but that’s not something I say easily—so let’s roll up our sleeves and dive in!

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4 Best Shopify Alternatives

As time passes, Ecommerce is increasingly relevant.

Regardless of how you feel about Shopify, it’s pretty undeniable it’s the reigning e-commerce software. It’s an earned title, as Shopify packs in a very powerful set of services with its platform.

However, just because it’s the most popular doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. Maybe Breitbart’s ties to Shopify are turning you off, or maybe Shopify just isn’t doing one thing you really need well enough. Maybe the feeling isn’t right.

Well, don’t worry, there is a diversity of alternatives to Shopify. Their pricing varies and you can look it up easily, so I won’t be too detailed here, but they can all be worth it depending on what you want.

Each of these provides all the basics you need to have a good experience running your shop, but provide some benefits that may be far more suited to you, things that Shopify just doesn’t do as well. And of course, some of them may just click with you more.

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Volusion Review 2019

Volusion Review

Volusion is a complete e-commerce website builder that offers web design, marketing and a whole range of other business tools.

I found Volusion to be on par with other leading e-commerce builders such as Shopify, Bigcommerce or Magento.

Before I get into more details about Volusion, let me provide a brief introduction about the company.

Volusion was started in 1999 and currently serves more than 1,80,000 online stores.

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The company has features to incorporate almost any business domain from apparel or health to books or electronics.

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FatCow Review (2019): Features are good, What about ‘Security’?

What is FatCow Hosting?

FatCow is a name you may not have come across in your journey to find the right web hosting service.

It’s a pretty small company—though it was founded in 1998 and has therefore been around as long as some of the best in the biz, FatCow’s name hasn’t exerted as much pull as its other, larger, competitors.

And yet, FatCow has managed to stay afloat in a very competitive area of online business for two decades—so clearly, it’s not too shabby despite its size.

And this leads us to wonder—what is up with FatCow?

Is it staying alive by luck, or is it a hidden gem in the hosting world?

In this review, I’ll take a look at FatCow and discuss my experience using it.

I’m happy to report that this underdog is a solid hosting company, but there are a few caveats to look out for.

So—let’s get to it!

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Bluehost Vs. InMotion Hosting Comparison

Comparison updated: September 2018

Today I will walk you through a comparative analysis of two big hosting platforms- Bluehost and Inmotion. Both of these are well-known hosting platforms.

Bluehost has its headquarters in Provo, Utah, USA and is considered to be one of the 20 largest hosting platforms. This comes from the fact that it is part of the Endurance International Group which collectively hosts more than 2 million domains.

Inmotion hosting is yet another large hosting companies and is on the market since 2001. This again is a stable hosting platform and provides a wide array of the feature list.

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Bluehost vs GoDaddy — “6 Tests” Based on My Experience

Chris Wagner

“I have been a paying customer for BlueHost and Godaddy.

I am monitoring both shared hosting’s servers for Uptime and Performance through my website hostingpill-bh.website and hostingpill-gd.website.

This Comparision of BlueHost vs Godaddy is based on actual testing done on their servers.”

Comparison updated: April 2019

If you’re looking into hosting, you will certainly have heard of these two names.

Bluehost and GoDaddy are two of the biggest hosting providers out there, so big that they’ll come up on almost every major list of the best hosting options.

How on earth is it possible to choose, then?

GoDaddy is probably the better-known provider of the two, but does that mean it’s better?

Bluehost’s front page gives a starting price of $2.95 a month, and GoDaddy gives a starting price of $2.99 a month, but is the price difference noteworthy?

Or, does Bluehost’s increased price mean it’s delivering better service?

Ultimately the choice is yours, and while it can be tough to pick, we’ll help you get there.

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