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How to Set Up a Self Hosted WordPress Web Site

Posted on November 17, 2014 by

The easiest way to get a web site up and running these days is to use WordPress. It’s what we use here at Squidix. The advantages of self hosted WordPress over free platforms like Blogger and WordPress are numerous. What it really comes down to is flexibility. A self hosted WordPress instance gives you the […]

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Self Hosted WordPress vs Free WordPress.com Blog

Posted on November 17, 2014 by

Using a self hosted WordPress instance has a number of advantages, but also a couple of disadvantages, over using a free hosted blog at WordPress.com. The primary benefit of self hosted WordPress is flexibility. The primary drawback is cost and to a lesser extent complexity. In our opinion however, the pros of using a self […]

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Setting Up WHMCS To Sell Shared cPanel Hosting

Posted on November 16, 2014 by

Here we’re going to show you how to set up WHMCS so that you can automate the process of selling shared hosting on a cPanel server. You will need to have: A web server on which to install WHMCS. You should keep your main site and billing system on a different server than the one […]

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Setting Up a Basic Shared Hosting Environment

Posted on November 16, 2014 by

Here we’ll run over the steps to set up a basic web hosting company providing cPanel hosting (shared and/or reseller). Luckily, the tools are out there to make this almost plug and play. And you can get everything set up with an investment of only a couple hundred dollars and a few days of time. […]

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How to Start a Web Hosting Company

Posted on November 16, 2014 by

The web hosting business is an attractive one. The promise of easy residual income is a major draw, and the low barrier to entry makes it relatively easy to give it a shot. Of course, this means you’re not alone – there are thousands of small hosting companies looking to make a name in the […]

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The Most Common Limits of Shared Web Hosting

Posted on November 10, 2014 by

When searching for shared hosting, the possibilities are endless. There are a wide variety of plans at different price points, with different features, targeting different niches. From provider to provider and plan to plan, not only the amounts of limits but also the different limits imposed will vary. Here we’ll run over the most common […]

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The Different Types of Web Hosting

Posted on November 8, 2014 by

Looking for “web hosting” can be confusing as it encompasses a wide range of services. On the low end, you can spend 5 bucks a month or so. On the high end, you can put down thousands of dollars buying equipment, and thousands per month to host it in a datacenter. Types of Web Hosting […]

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The Hidden Limits of Shared Web Hosting

Posted on November 7, 2014 by

When searching for a web host, there are a number of considerations that must be taken into account. One of those considerations is resource offerings. If a hosting company is offering you 1GB of storage, but your site takes up 1.1GB, well, that simply won’t work. At the same time however, it’s not a good […]

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Magento vs OpenCart vs WooCommerce

Posted on October 28, 2014 by

Here at Squidix, E-Commerce web sites are something we deal with on a daily basis. There are countless platforms out there, but the 3 we usually pick from are OpenCart, Magento, and WooCommerce. Each has its pros and cons – none is objectively “better” than the others. We won’t make a suggestion until we fully […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Set Up a Web Site?

Posted on October 28, 2014 by

This is a common question. And as with most common questions, the answer is, it depends. The internet has evolved quite a bit in recent years. Having a web site is no longer considered a luxury. It’s practically a necessity for a business these days, no less important than such things as business cards. And […]

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