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If you wish to build a website, for either personal or business purposes, and you want others to see it, you'll need to publish it via the World Wide Web. You won't be able to do so without a web host. A web hosting service stores your website files in high-powered computers and allows people to surf through the pages of your website. As technology progresses, many web hosting types appear to meet different needs of different customers. So before comparing and choosing the right one for you, it's always wise to acquire proper information on web hosting types, packages, costs, features, etc. Here at Top 5 Hosting Sites we gather necessary data, write articles and share our inputs on web hosting. We also invite you to share your ideas and insights with us. For further questions and comments, feel free to drop us a line in our comment box.
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The Beginner’s Guide to Different Types of Web Hosting

Christian Parker | | 375 Likes | 0 Comments
Many new website managers often get confused by the many different website services and their hosting plans. There are so many of them, and not understanding how they work leads to a lot of confusion and unanswered questions. If we add all those...
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5 Tips: SEO for Small Business Websites

Lisa Chen | | 606 Likes | 0 Comments
What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? SEO can be described as a way to increase the number of visitors to a particular website, by achieving a high ranking on a search engine results page (SERP). SEO is one of the key pillars in growing a...
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Is Your Website Ready for the Holidays?

Sarah Goldstein | | 510 Likes | 0 Comments
It came up quick, but holiday season is once again upon us. This year proves to be more online-oriented than ever, because consumers more likely to shop online than to visit traditional brick and mortar stores. Deloitte conducted a nation-wide...
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How to Register a Domain Name

Karen Hayoun | | 484 Likes | 0 Comments
Do you have your own business? Would you like to increase your online presence? The first step is to register your own domain name. If you are serious about your business site, personal blog, or portfolio, it’s important to have a personalized...
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Cyber Monday Hosting Deals Not to Miss!

Sarah Goldstein | | 437 Likes | 0 Comments
If you’ve been planning to start your own website, or looking to switch hosting companies, this Cyber Monday is the best time to do it! Many of the top names in hosting, including HostGator and BlueHost, and more are offering some of the best...
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Creating Domains and Sub-Domains in cPanel

David Gibson | | 451 Likes | 0 Comments
If you work with WordPress, chances are that you’re familiar with the term cPanel. When you are ready to publish your site and bring it to the masses, you need to arrange hosting for it. With a hosting contract, you can handle all site issues,...
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Building an E-commerce Website? Magento vs. WordPress

Karen Hayoun | | 458 Likes | 0 Comments
These days, website builders and content management systems (CMS) have advanced capabilities that allow business owners to have full control over their website, without high costs and complicated development. Even something that seems complex, like...
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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your Website

Karen Hayoun | | 436 Likes | 0 Comments
Whether you're a business owner or a freelancer, you need to have a professional website to represent your business, products, and services online. The importance of having a website is no secret; everyone already knows that the first thing they...
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Moving Your WordPress Site the Easy Way

Lisa Chen | | 423 Likes | 0 Comments
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re running a website, blog, or a combination of both on the WordPress platform. You’re not the only one. WordPress is currently the dominant free and open-source Content Management System (CMS) around....
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WordPress Isn’t the Only CMS! Have You Tried Joomla?

Karen Hayoun | | 523 Likes | 1 Comments
When it comes to choosing a CMS (content management system) for your website, WordPress is one of the most popular solutions. It allows you to easily create your own website without having design or coding experience, and you can customize it with...
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WordPress Isn’t the Only CMS! Consider Drupal

Lisa Chen | | 398 Likes | 0 Comments
WordPress is usually one of the first options that come to mind when you think about building a website. Most people choose between three options: building a site from scratch, using a regular site builder like Wix, or using WordPress....
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Free Web Hosting vs. Paid Web Hosting

Christian Parker | | 532 Likes | 0 Comments
When getting started with building a website, one of the first crossroads you’re going to encounter is if you should go with free website hosting or paid website hosting. ...
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Don’t Panic! What to do When Your Site Goes Down

Lisa Chen | | 615 Likes | 0 Comments
Despite many web hosts boasting a 99.9% uptime guarantee, if you are in the business of owning or operating a website (or many websites) then you know well that there is inevitably going to be downtime. While many of the top tier web hosts will...
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Finding the Best Email Hosting for Your Business

Christian Parker | | 557 Likes | 0 Comments
Many people think of a website first when building their online business, and it makes sense - it's the face of your business after all. The thing is, the focus on a website alone can be a problem when you're just starting out and thinking about...
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Cloud Hosting vs. Traditional Hosting

David Gibson | | 615 Likes | 0 Comments
If you own a website or have a smartphone, you've probably heard about cloud hosting. It is important that you understand all of the hosting options available to you so that you can choose the one that is best for your business. According to the...
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6 Steps to Creating a Great WordPress Site

Christian Parker | | 559 Likes | 1 Comments
WordPress is the most popular website creation tool used today. It has a very easy to understand content management system (CMS) and is a powerful tool for bloggers....
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How to Choose a Great Domain Name

David Gibson | | 772 Likes | 1 Comments
Have you ever heard a jingle on the radio and you instantly and always thereafter remembered the name of the product? Or just heard the name of something and it just stuck in your head? Your domain name has the potential to be the online equivalent...
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A Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Plugins

Lisa Chen | | 842 Likes | 0 Comments
WordPress is one of the most popular website builders and platforms today, and is especially popular among web developers and bloggers. There are two types of WordPress sites: The first type are hosted by, have limited...
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Questions to ask a hosting company before you commit

Lisa Chen | | 706 Likes | 0 Comments
Choosing the right web hosting company for your website is not an easy task, especially if you are new to this kind of things. When signing up, you commit to a long term contract. While possible, switching between host providers when your website is...
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Why, When and How to Backup a Website

David Gibson | | 664 Likes | 0 Comments
Waking up one day just to see your website is no longer there! Here is a nightmare scenario for any webmaster! You try to figure out what happened, you try to restore it, but you realize you don’t have a backup. Wouldn’t that be awful? All your...
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Is Unlimited Hosting Really Unlimited?

Christian Parker | | 698 Likes | 0 Comments
Trying to attract new customers, many web hosting providers use the word “unlimited” in their offer; “Sign up, and you will get unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth hosting”. But, is it really true? How can it be that for bottom monthly...
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The Web Hosting Glossary

Christian Parker | | 734 Likes | 0 Comments
It's quite a known fact that when building a website one also needs web-hosting. Hosting is what your website MUST HAVE in order to become public for everyone to click on and browse through, whether it's a blog, a portfolio, an enterprise or a...
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Types of Web Hosting: What to look for when choosing?

David Gibson | | 671 Likes | 0 Comments
With so many appealing offers coming from web hosting companies, it is very difficult to decide which kind of plan is the right one for you. If you are having this dilemma and completely not sure what the various types of web hosting are, then keep...
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How to Transfer Your Website to a New Host

When you own a website, it is important to always stay up to date with the latest services and updates from your own hosting service and... Read More

The Advantages of SSD Hosting

You’ve probably heard the term “SSD” before. It stands for Solid State Drive, and refers to a data storage device that uses integrated circuit... Read More

What is web hosting?

Web hosting is an internet-based service that allows website owners to make their pages visible across the World Wide Web. The companies providing web hosting services... Read More

How do I choose a hosting provider?

The best thing to do when choosing a web hosting company is to study the offers, read the reviews and pick the one that offers the best value for your money. Depending... Read More