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Top 4 BigCommerce Alternatives (As low as $9/mo, 2000+ Apps)

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While BigCommerce powers several websites, there are a lot of concerns raised by its users.

Below are few reasons why you would wish to choose an alternate to BigCommerce.

  • BigCommerce is expensive around pricing options
  • It Limits online sales per year based on pricing plan
  • Third-party apps, plugins, and software are priced separately
  • Though it mentions no transaction fees, this is applicable only to few selected payment gateways
  • Propagates leading payment gateways. No standardized payment options for credit cards
  • Smaller app marketplace
  • High switching cost to alternate platform
  • Low on inventory management
  • Expensive themes with very few selection of free themes

Clearly, these are some of the concerns you have to ponder about in case you are a BigCommerce user.

Through this post, we will discuss, top 4 alternatives to BigCommerce to provide you a wider spectrum around the next set of options.

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HostGator Vs GoDaddy: Comparison Based on Speed, Price & Support

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godaddy_vs_hostgator 2018Web hosting is a funny thing. There are over 1,000 suppliers of what is essentially the same product. This same product that has no visible performance indication.

I can’t think of many other things you would buy without knowing more information. Imagine renting a room in a flat with other people.

Now imagine that you don’t know how many people you are sharing with, how much stuff they have or what kind of business they are in.

This is an in-depth comparison of GoDaddy and Hostgator, I host hundreds of sites for various clients across all sorts of different hosting companies, it’s becoming a nightmare to manage and it’s about time I consolidated everything into one place to save money and effort.

Before making the plunge and choosing a provider I need to compare some of the big guns.

I’m going to be comparing GoDaddy & Hostgator, arguably two of the biggest companies in web hosting, the both boast lots of the same features and seem to have good reviews overall.

Both have been around long enough that they should have well-established support systems, and the community’s behind them who are very familiar with their products and pitfalls.

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How to Build a WordPress Blog from Scratch!
(5 SUPER Easy Steps)

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Today I am going to show you how you can set up a WordPress blog from scratch. And you won’t believe how easy it is to do.We will go step by step.

In order to get started, we will need 4 things:

  1. Domain – Domain is the name of the site which you type in the browser address bar. “www.HostingPill.com”  is the domain of this site.
  2. Hosting – Hosting is the “home” of your site where it will “stay”. Its usually a server at a web hosting company.
  3. WordPress – WordPress is the “software” that will power your blog.
  4. Design & Themes – To make your site attractive design-wise you will need to install WordPress themes.

Learn about the type of websites you can create with WordPress and know how you can protect the site once it is up.

Disclosure – I receive referral fees from companies including the ones I am mentioning in this article. My recommendations are based on my experience as independent paying customer.  I have reviewed most of them on my website.

There are two ways you can buy domains and hosting:

  1. You buy domains and hosting from the same web host
  2. Or you buy both separately

If you ask me, I would recommend going for Option 2 (buying separately) for two reasons:

  1. You get better deals when you shop domains and hosting separately.
  2. You reduce risk by buying it from separate companies.

I recommend www.Namecheap.com for getting your domains and www.Bluehost.com for web hosting.

Namecheap, as the name implies sells domain names for a good price, there is no need to purchase your domain and hosting from the same supplier so I have shopped around.

BlueHost – I am using Bluehost for around 8 years now for some of my sites and have found them to be pretty reliable.

Now, I’m going to buy a domain, setup web hosting, install WordPress, configure WordPress and then talk about monetisation techniques.

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7 Domain Name Tips for Your Website

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Here is my 7 Domain Name tips when you are stuck in deciding the domain name for your website.

Selecting a domain name is no less complicated than selecting a name for your company or kid; you need to be relevant, thoughtful and considerate.

Your domain name is your identity on the Internet, which is vast and endless like outer space. It is your domain names that will help people identify you and your business. Nothing is more important than a domain name when starting an online business.

You need to get it right otherwise it is going to do a lot of damage.

I am going to help you find the perfect domain name for your business.

These 7 Domain Name tips will help you understand the paradigm followed by people; have a look and then start with the search for the perfect domain:

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How to Start a Profitable Travel Blog: A Step By Step Guide

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So, you’ve decided you want to start a travel blog, but you don’t know where to start.

Well keep reading, in the following article I’m going to take you through the technical and non-technical steps required to setup your travel blog.

I’ll talk about the challenges that you will face and how to overcome them as well as methods of monetization.

I’ll also cover how to avoid writers block when it comes to writing your content and how to ensure the success of your blog.

Even if you aren’t yet sure if you are going to start a blog keep reading, this article might convince you otherwise, a travel blog, if done correctly can provide you a highly rewarding part or full time income, many bloggers even fund full-time travel through their blogs.

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GoDaddy Promo Code for April 2019

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3 Easy Steps To Transfer Domain from Godaddy to Namecheap

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Here is an article to help you transfer your website from GoDaddy to Namecheap.

GoDaddy to Namecheap Transfer Steps:

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Below steps are Technical in nature. Any incorrect changes done to the server may result in serious data loss and more.

So, if you would rather have an Expert migrate it for you, you can hire them

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PureVPN Review: Pros and Cons after 4 Months of using!

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It’s 2018. Many of us take it for granted that privacy on the internet is essentially dead, and it’s hard to shake the feeling that only those who are deeply tech-savvy can protect their identity well.

But, the other benefit to today’s technology is that a lot more is available than before. Some of these new things are tools to protect your privacy.

If you’re looking into personal privacy, it’s hard to not come across VPNs.

And if you’re looking into VPNs, it’s even harder to not come across PureVPN.

Arguably one of the most known Virtual Private Networks, PureVPN has even been talked about in the New York Times—author Quentin Hardy describes how it uses “state of the art technology to encrypt internet traffic.”

Sounds good, right? An easy way to be secure online, hooray!

Of course, it’s never that simple. Let’s take a look at how PureVPN really compares to its hype.

See PureVPN’s Plans here…

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Windscribe VPN Review: Pros and Cons after 3 Months of using!

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DailyBeast calls it “the online privacy tool you should already be using.”  Techradar calls it “one of the best free VPNs around.” Dig around a little more and you’ll see a lot more praise.

Windscribe has only been around since July 2015, but in the last two years it’s become one of the most acclaimed VPNs around.

Clearly there’s a lot of good buzz about Windscribe, and it’s coming in at the right time.

Its summer 2017, and online security has never been more important. From the Snowden leaks in 2013 to the Russia-Trump stories that dominate the news, cyber security has become an increasingly relevant topic to the climax that is right now.

And if you think cyber security is a big deal for nations, you’d better believe it’s a big deal for you—an individual that is not armed with powerful intelligence agencies for protection.

Sure, you may not have a foreign head of state breathing down your neck…but then again you might. There is a host of parties interested in your data, and even if they’re not, there’s a plethora of reasons to keep your information well protected.

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Uniregistry Review – 5 Pros & 2 Cons

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In this article, I am going to talk about Uniregistry and what they offer a domain registrar.

The uniqueness of Uniregistry is that it’s specifically built to cater to the requirements of domainers who invest in purchasing generic top-level domains (gTLD) in bulk.

I have dealt with many registrars over the course of the last few years, but the concept of Uniregistry looked impressive. It seemed to be built entirely around the core needs of the people who deal with domains in bulk and that was enough to ignite my interest.

I was thinking to consolidate my portfolio at that time. So I decided to try them out and moved around 10% of my registered domains to Uniregistry to see if they could live up to my expectations.

Similar for Domain Registration: NameCheap Review

Although there was an iota of doubt in my mind initially, Uniregistry managed to exceed all my expectations. Since then, I have already transferred more than 50% of my domains to them and hope to complete the remaining in next couple of months’ time.

You might be wondering what made me take such a drastic decision. I do accept, it’s not an easy task to move hundreds of domains out to a new registrar. But when the pros overweigh the cons by such a handsome margin, it’s no less than a crime to let the opportunity go begging.

Let’s now get into the finer details of what Uniregistry offers, including the advantages and drawbacks, so that you can figure out whether to register/transfer your domains to Uniregistry.

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The Complete WordPress Guide for Newbies

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Here is the Complete WordPress Guide created for all those are first time bloggers or site owners.

WordPress powers 25 percent of the web in the modern world. There’s a huge probability that every other website/blog you stumble upon is powered by WordPress. There was a time when WordPress was used for building blogs but over the time the evolution of WordPress into a Content Management System (CMS) has changed the game.

WordPress has not only made web development easier but has also reduced the cost of web development by leaps and bounds. Entrepreneurs and individual webmasters can now build dynamic websites without needing a developer.

In this WordPress Guide, I will introduce you to WordPress, Plugins, Themes and related Web Hosting.

WordPress Guide – All You wanted to Know about WordPress

Table of Contents – WordPress Guide

  1. Why WordPress is great
  2. How to Create Site Using WordPress
  3. What is WordPress Plugin?
  4. Must have WordPress Plugins
  5. WordPress themes
  6. WordPress Hosting

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5 Easy Steps to Install WordPress on BlueHost

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In this article, I will show you how you can install WordPress on BlueHost.

When one thinks of WordPress, then the first thing that will come to their mind would be the word blog. WordPress started as a blogging platform and is one of the world’s largest platform for blogging.

However, now one can also build a website by using WordPress. The website developed by using the WordPress platform is easy to manage and update.

There are many companies that provide web hosting services but, the web hosting which is recommended by WordPress itself for hosting websites build on this platform is the BlueHost.

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The Complete Guide For Moving From Shared Hosting To VPS Hosting

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Introduction:

Well what can I say about shared hosting? Shared Hosting is for newbies and for startups. When you are new to the Internet world, you use shared hosting for hosting your site. A handful of people share the same physical server where it only takes few heavy sites to eat up all the provided resources making your site suffer.

Moving to VPS Hosting is logical once you have outgrown as a company or as a community on the Internet. VPS Hosting are ‘expensive’ and ‘very difficult to manage’ are some of the common myths. One can acquire VPS Hosting services for as minimum as $15 per month from vendors like DreamHost.

VPS hosting—Virtual Private Server Hosting—is a virtual space on a very powerful machine. It is like a small computer inside a supercomputer dedicated to your site. Unlike Shared Hosting, here you get full access to the promised resources. No other Webmaster with a heavy site can use your resources. Your site is going to run to the best of its potential until and unless you overload your VPS Hosting by hosting more and more sites on it.

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9 Stupid Web Hosting Questions You Always Feared To Ask

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Decision-making is the most irksome task in the world; people generally take decision based on emotional and personal instincts but decisions should be always-based on facts and data. Selecting web hosting is one of those decisions that should always be made by keeping facts under light. Any decision made on the basis of referral program or heavy discount may cause issues and errors in the coming future.

A lot of people find Web Hosting to be a confusing set of jargons; they are unaware that it has got an eminent role to play in their online business development. Here we are going to answer 9 stupid Web Hosting Questions you always feared to ask:

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20 Web Hosting Jargon Every Website Owner Should Know

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When you are new to web hosting, understanding the varied jargon used by web hosting companies is going to be a daunting process. Most of these web-hosting companies do not care to explain the terminologies for the newbies and the result is complete confusion.

Here we provide you 20 Web hosting jargon every website owner should know:

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