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Sucuri vs Wordfence Comparison 2019 (with Installation Guide)

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Wordfence and Sucuri, are both powerful Security plugins available for WordPress.

Today, let us understand each of these and walk through a comparison about both.

Let us first understand Sucuri.

Sucuri:

Sucuri is specialized in WordPress security. It is a free plugin available for all the WordPress users.

It is a complete security suite which can be integrated with your existing security features.

It well embellishes your existing security by providing features such as Security Activity auditing, File integrity monitoring, Remote malware scanning, Blacklist monitoring, security hardening, post-hack security actions, security notifications, website firewall.

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6 Best Cloud Hosting Providers (Reviews & Performance Tests)

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Cloud server hosting has gained immense popularity in the recent past and the trend is likely to grow over the future.

So, what exactly is cloud hosting?

Well, to put in the simplest form, the resources required to maintain your website are spread across more than one web server and can be across the different geographical location.

Technically your website does not just rely on one server but a cluster of servers that work together often mentioned as “the cloud” which helps to keep your website up and running.

Cloud hosting greatly reduces the chances of any downtime resulting due to server malfunctioning.

Another advantage is, it allows to manage peak load efficiently without bandwidth issues since another server can provide an additional resource in such cases.

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Bandzoogle Review: 8 Things To Know Before You Use it!

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Chris Wagner

“We have been a paying customer for Bandzoogle since August 2018.

We are monitoring Bandzoogle’s hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through our website hostinghp.bandzoogle.com.

This review of Bandzoogle is based on actual testing done on their servers and interaction with their customer support.”

This Bandzoogle Review was revised and updated on November 2, 2018.

Oh yes, today there are so many hosting platforms available in the market. However, most of these are general purpose hosting platforms. By general purpose, I mean you could host any domain.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get an all exclusive hosting platform that can be used for a specific domain that you are looking for?

How about having a hosting platform dedicated to musicians?

There you go.

Bandzoogle is indeed a hosting platform dedicated to musicians.

A website dedicated to musicians requires more creativity and more tools. This is exactly what Bandzoogle incorporates.

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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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The 8 Essential Tools That Every Website Owner Should Use

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Owning and operating an excellent website is typically as simple or as complex as you make it out to be. You can set-up a WordPress-based website in a breeze, or craft a beautifully designed HTML5 website for a more intensive project.

But, regardless of the type of website it is that you operate – I believe that there are some exceptionally important tools floating about the web that you need to know about.

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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

A. Godaddy Domain Transfer

Step 1: Login to your GoDaddy account.

Before you start go to GoDaddy.com and login with your account and go to Domain Manager.

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Step 2: Open Domain settings

Go to the settings options of the domain you wish to transfer.

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Step 3: Disable Domain lock

Make sure that you have turned off the domain lock; if that is already enabled for your domain.

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Step 4: Get Authorization Code

Before you can transfer the domain, you need to have authorization code from GoDaddy. To get a authorization code, make sure you have a correct email address listed with GoDaddy.

GoDaddy will send you email on this email address with authorization code and domain information. Click on “Get authorization code”.

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The email you will receive will look like this.

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Step 5: Transfer domain to Namecheap.com

Now login to Namecheap.com; on the main page search bar, select domain transfer.

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Enter the domain you want to transfer and click on the search button.

Transfer Domain Name

Now it will show you all the details regarding your domain, like the current registrar, registrar lock status, and give you some other acknowledgments about the domain admin email address and if the domain has privacy service enabled should be turned off.

At last, enter the authorization code you have received. Once you are gone through the check list, click on “Yes to all” option and then click on “Add to Cart” icon.

Domain Name Transfer Search Results • Namecheap.com

Now on the right side, click on “View Cart”.

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Step 6: Checkout at Namecheap

It will show all the items we have added in the cart and the fee that will be charged for this transaction.

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In this cart it will show you the transfer/subscription fee for one year and fee that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) charge. It also provides whois guard protection for one year at no cost.

If there is any promotion code you have, enter it or else click on Confirm Order. Once you’re are done with payment you will receive an email to authorize the transfer.

Click on the link mention in the email and it will open a new window where you must accept that you want to transfer the domain.

Step 7: Acceptance at GoDaddy

Once you will submit it, the transfer process will be started.

Now go back to your GoDaddy account and go to domain Pending transfer request Option.

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Click on the link to accept the transfer and you domain will be transferred in few minutes.

B. Transfer your Files

Step 1: Open GoDaddy Web Hosting Manager

Login to your Godaddy account and go to web hosting manager.

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Step 2: Create a FTP account

Go to FTP settings and create a FTP user account.

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Now make a note of your FTP account settings.

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Step 3: Download your Website

Now connect to your FTP site using any FTP client like FileZilla and download your website on your computer.

Step 4: Upload your files to NameCheap.com

Login to your NameCheap account cPanel and email click on file manager.

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Upload all your files on NameCheap.

C. Moving a Database

Step 1: Login to phpMyAdmin

If your website contains database than you should move the database with your files as well. Under GoDaddy web hosting manager, go to MySQL database.

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Now click on phpMyAdmin database to get access to.

Step 2: Export Database from GoDaddy

Click on Export to start exporting your database.

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Keep the format as SQL and select the databases you want to export.

Step 3: Import Database to NameCheap

Now login to your namecheap account’s cPanel and import the database you have exported from GoDaddy.

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Go to database tools and select phpMyAdmin, now create a new database and click on import then select the SQL file you have downloaded from GoDaddy.

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Conclusion

If you follow these steps you can easily transfer your website from GoDaddy to NameCheap.

Please make sure you make backup of your website and domain settings.

Read Namecheap Reveiew if you want to know more about it.

Please comment below if you have any suggestions.

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.

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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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