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The latest web hosting articles, advice and insights from the ProfileTree team.

Choosing a Web Hosting Company

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 6th February 2024

Choosing a web hosting company is a crucial step in starting your own website. A web hosting company is a business that provides the technologies and services that a website or a webpage needs to be visible and accessible on the internet. When it comes to choosing a web hosting company, there are a couple […]

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Website Migration: 3 Easy Ways To Migrate Your Website

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 30th January 2024

FTP is a tool used to upload and download files from your host server. Image credit: Volusion.com

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A Beginner’s Guide to Web Hosting Services

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 31st January 2024

In today’s digital marketplace, everyone needs web hosting services. Everyone from freelance writers, to world-renowned actors to professional chefs and everything in between have some kind of virtual space that tells you everything you need to know about them. Getting your website online has become a more accessible goal than ever before, but to get […]

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4 Advantages of Hiring a Local Web Hosting Company

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 29th January 2024

Many small businesses purchase web hosting services from massive, faceless corporations. Local web hosting doesn’t even cross their minds. People assume that the biggest players can offer the best services for the lowest price. But is this actually true? The truth is that local hosting providers can offer concrete business benefits that the major players […]

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Why Use ProfileTree WordPress Hosting?

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 23rd January 2024

Why ProfileTree WordPress Hosting? With experience in developing and hosting client sites since 2010, we have decided to use our experience and expertise to venture into the real hosting world by offering our very own WordPress hosting solution. In the past, we’ve only hosted client sites, so they didn’t have to. Now, anyone can get […]

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Cloudways Hosting Review: A Comprehensive Guide

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 15th January 2024

Cloudways Hosting is a one-of-a-kind hosting service provider. They are one of the few hosting providers that challenge the boundaries of affordability whilst also offering great service and performance for their customers. One great feature of Cloudways is the fact they are partnered up with other hosting providers, including Linode; Vultr,  Amazon Web Services, Google […]

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How To Create a WordPress Website for Beginners

Maha YassinMaha Yassin // 14th January 2024

Fancy embarking on a digital adventure and crafting your website, yet find yourself daunted by all the technical mumbo-jumbo and intricate processes? No worries, mate! Indeed, we’ve all been perplexed at first. However, we discovered that with WordPress, shaping an impressive-looking website isn’t as tricky as it seems – even if you’re just dipping your […]

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Hosting for Your Business: The Complete A to Z Guide

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 21st January 2024

Until 1991, the Internet was confined to research and training in science and email. The World Wide Web conventions had just barely been composed and not until the end of 1993 would there be a graphical web program for Mac or Windows PCs. To have a site on the web, an individual or organization would […]

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Is SQL a Programming Language? Understanding SQL

Maha YassinMaha Yassin // 26th December 2023

Have you ever caught yourself mulling over the question, “Is SQL a programming language?” Rest assured, you’re in good company. It’s indeed baffling why SQL – this indispensable tool for managing data across countless applications – doesn’t exactly slot into the conventional definition of a programming language. In this article, we’ll navigate through the intriguing […]

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What Is An Expiring Domain? How to Find & Evaluate Valuable Expiring Domains in 2024

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 15th February 2024

WHOIS is a popular domain hunting tool. Image credit: WHOIS

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Beyond Limits: Innovative ADA Compliance with WordPress 2023

Miranne KhaledMiranne Khaled // 24th January 2024

In today’s digital age, websites serve as essential gateways for businesses and organisations to connect with their audience. However, ensuring that these online platforms are accessible to all users, including those with disabilities, is paramount. The Americans with Disabilities Act, commonly known as ADA, requires that websites adhere to specific guidelines to ensure equal access […]

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WordPress.com or WordPress.org? A Comprehensive Comparison

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 29th November 2023

There are a number of key differences between the two versions of WordPress. Image credit: ProfileTree

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Domain Name Secrets: 7 Hacks to Gain Instant Website Trust Authority

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 26th November 2023

Elements of a domain name. Image credit: Safaridigital.au

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Redirect Domains 101: What Are They, Pros & Cons, and How to Set up Redirects

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 26th November 2023

Elements of a domain name. Image credit: Safaridigital.au

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Dreamhost Domain – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 26th November 2023

Dreamhost Domain – Founded in 1997, DreamHost is a web hosting company that powers over 1.5 million websites. Alongside popular shared hosting plans, DreamHost also allows customers to register and manage domain names including both common TLDs like .com and .net as well as newer domain extensions. As an ICANN-accredited registrar, DreamHost enables users to […]

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1 and 1 Domain – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 26th November 2023

1 and 1 Domain – Operating since 1988, 1&1 IONOS is one of the world’s largest domain name registrars and web hosting providers. As of 2023, the company manages over 8 million domain names across global TLDs like .com and .net as well as country-code domains. With over 1,000 employees and data centres in Europe […]

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HostGator Domain – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 22nd November 2023

HostGator Domain registration review 2023. Is HostGator good for buying affordable domains? Read our in-depth analysis on HostGator domain pricing, management capabilities, restrictions, support response & more before choosing providers. HostGator is undoubtedly one of the largest web hosts globally, powering millions of websites across their hosting infrastructure. However, their domain registration and management capabilities […]

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Flippa.com Domain – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 22nd November 2023

Flippa has emerged as the world’s largest marketplace facilitating the buying and selling of existing online businesses and assets like websites and domains. For domain investors or entrepreneurs, few better platforms exist for both acquiring and profiting from quality digital real estate assets. We thoroughly evaluated the end-to-end experience of buying and selling domains across […]

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Hover Domain – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 22nd November 2023

Once a small niche player, Hover has rapidly gained recognition as the best domain registrar for those prioritizing quality over mass market scale. The Canadian company captures attention through exemplary customer service, simple no-frills pricing, and a privacy-centric approach. We thoroughly assessed Hover’s domain registration and management capabilities based on factors like customer support benchmarks, […]

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Gandi Domain – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 22nd November 2023

Gandi Domain is a more recent domain registrar, having only been founded in 1999. However, despite starting decades after early incumbents like GoDaddy, they’ve rapidly risen as a popular alternative, especially in Europe. This mainly stems from Gandi’s strong focus on ethics, data privacy and superior customer experience over sales gimmicks. We performed hands-on in-depth […]

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GoDaddy Domain – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 22nd November 2023

GoDaddy Domain – With over 20 years of experience and 80 million domain names under management, GoDaddy remains the world’s largest ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. However, with their growth they’ve developed a mixed reputation in some circles – known for heavily marketed products but also inconsistent customer support. We recently conducted an extensive hands-on assessment […]

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Name.com Domain – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 22nd November 2023

Name.com Domain Registering- Name.com was founded in 2003, in Colorado after its owner Bill Mushkin bought domain company Spot Domain LLC in 2002. Since then it has been bought over by Demand Media. Demand Media now known as Leaf Group since 2016, gave name.com right-side group as their parent company and now today name.com is […]

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NameCheap Domain – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 17th December 2023

With over 10 million domains under management, Namecheap has cemented itself as one of the largest and most reputable domain registrars. First entering the industry in 2000, Namecheap built their company around two key promises – making domain names easy and affordable. Their commitment to attractive pricing, approachable support, and continual innovation around domains helps […]

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123Reg Domain- The UK’s Best Domain Review

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 22nd November 2023

123Reg Domain Registering- 123Reg Domain – Previously I have talked about 123Reg’s WordPress Hosting, and have always wondered a great deal about their domain registration and how good of a service they provide for domains. Web hosting and the world of domains go hand in hand. So it only makes sense to talk about 123Reg’s […]

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Liquid Web Hosting – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 22nd November 2023

Liquid Web Hosting- Who are Liquid Web? Liquid Web are another Web host who hosts many different products, including dedicated, WooCommerce hosting and that all-important hosting that is WordPress hosting. With over 30,000 customers in 130 customers and five data centres worldwide, they take massive pride in giving their customers the best hosting experience possible. […]

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A2 Hosting – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 22nd November 2023

A2 Hosting is a web hosting company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They were established in 2003 and the name A2 came from the name of the city it was founded in. Since their establishment A2 now offer hosting for many applications and services. The applications A2 offering hosting for to name a few are […]

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Endurance International Group (EIG): Who are they and should you be concerned?

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 10th December 2023

Endurance International Group (EIG): Who are they? After writing many articles on web hosting, I have seen a running trend. This trend is that most hosting companies are owned by themselves. The other companies that are not owned by themselves are all owned by the Endurance International Group commonly known as EIG for short, or […]

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123Reg Hosting- A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 22nd November 2023

123Reg Hosting was established in 2000, over 18 years ago. They are one of the biggest web hosting and domain registrars in the UK, boasting over 3.5 million registered domains. 123Reg use green energy to minimize and reduce their carbon footprint. This ultimately keeps the cost for energy down for 123Reg leading to reduced costs […]

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DreamHost Hosting – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 22nd November 2023

Dreamhost Hosting is a web hosting provider established in 1996 and registered just a year later in the county of L.A. in California. They now boast over 400 thousand customers. They offer web hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting, cloud hosting and the important WordPress Hosting. Taking pride in offering their customers the best service possible […]

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Site5 Hosting- A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 21st November 2023

Once a hosting brand catering primarily to developers and agencies, Site5 now sets its sights on a broader set of small business owners with expanded WordPress plans promising optimized performance “out of the box”. But with limited phone availability and somewhat restrictive resource limits on lower-priced shared tiers, can Site5 deliver the quality experience growing […]

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1and1 Hosting – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 21st November 2023

Once mostly relegating themselves to European audiences, 1&1 IONOS has set sights on making hosting inroads into the lucrative U.S. market. With affordable Windows and Linux shared hosting plans combined with such incentives as abundant SSD storage and free domains, they aim to undercut familiar American providers. But can the company deliver a quality hosting […]

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NameCheap Hosting – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 21st January 2024

NameCheap Hosting was founded in 2000 with the purpose of delivering cheap and valued domains to the people of the web. Since then NameCheap has become a leading name in domain registering with over two million valued customers and five million registered domains under its belt. They have also started to venture into the world […]

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InMotion Hosting – A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 21st November 2023

InMotion are a web-hosting company based in Los Angeles, California. They also have a main office located within the city of Denver, in the city of Colorado. InMotion pride themselves on giving the customer the best experience possible both with their service and their support if a customer has any problems. How do they do […]

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Bluehost Hosting- A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 17th December 2023

Bluehost Hosting- As one of the largest web hosts globally with 2+ million websites now powered, Bluehost has cemented itself as a popular choice – especially among WordPress users drawn to competitive low pricing. But with its parent company EIG developing a polarizing reputation managing over 10 million domains, can Bluehost still deliver on performance, […]

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DigitalOcean Hosting: A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 21st November 2023

DigitalOcean Hosting is a cloud computing company. They offer unmanaged plans for many one-click apps such as WordPress, GitLad, MySQL and many more. DigitalOcean was established in 2011 by five co-founders. They are now based in New York and also have an office in Cambridge Massachusetts near Boston. Since 2011 DigitalOcean has had twelve data […]

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Flywheel Hosting: A Comprehensive Review of Its Features, Performance, and Pricing

ProfileTreeProfileTree // 21st November 2023

Flywheel Hosting, founded in 2012, stands out from the crowded hosting market by exclusively focusing on managed WordPress hosting solutions. But with a starting price triple that of other well-known providers, is Flywheel worth the premium? We thoroughly tested Flywheel’s managed platform across key criteria like performance, features, ease of use and support to determine […]

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Website Hosting Insight

When you want to start a business in the real world, you need a physical location to set up, store, and sell your products. And the same rules apply in the digital world. When you set up an online business, you have a series of files, images, and HTML code that make up your website.

These files take up space and need a place to live. Without an online home, your files would just sit on your computer and no one would ever see them. Web hosting companies provide a place on a server to store all of your files and are responsible for delivering the files of your website as soon as a browser makes a request by typing in your domain name. When you pay a web hosting company, you are simply renting storage space on the internet — just like you would rent a physical store for your business.

Among the things you should consider when selecting a web hosting service are backup, security, analytics, customer support, scalability. Putting a website online can be simple, but it will only be successful if your Web host provides the relationship your small business deserves. Get to know more about what ProfileTree offers in terms of web hosting and lock down a partnership as soon as you are aware of the full benefits.