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IPv4 vs IPv6: Internet Protocol Versions Explained Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  March 22, 2024

Main Differences Between IPv4 and IPv6 While their primary purpose is to accurately identify, send and receive data across the internet,  There are a number of key differences between IPv4 and IPv6. Address Format IPv4 uses a 32 bit format and is represented by 4 numerical...

What is a Content Delivery Network (CDN)? How Does it Work? Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  March 13, 2024

What is a Content Delivery Network? A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a network of servers placed around the world used to cache website content, allowing websites to deliver their content more efficiently, regardless of the hosting server's geographic location. The CDN...

SFTP vs FTPS: What's Best and Why? Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  March 4, 2024

What is FTPS (File Transfer Protocol Secure) FTPS, or File Transfer Protocol Secure, is a secure extension of the traditional FTP protocol . It establishes client/server connection and transmits data over SSL/TLS. TLS (Transport Layer Security) is the upgraded version of SSL...

DNS Server Not Responding: 8 Fixes for PC/Mac Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  February 22, 2024

What is DNS Not Responding? DNS, or Domain Name System, is like the internet's phonebook. It translates human-friendly domain names, like, into computer-friendly IP addresses, like When you encounter a "DNS not responding" error, it means your...

404 Error: Causes and Fixes Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  February 16, 2024

What is a 404 Error? The 404 error is an HTTP status code response from the web server telling the browser that the URL or webpage it's requesting cannot be found. The error message displayed on the browser can vary depending on how the server is configured to respond with...

Reverse DNS Lookup: What is it? How Does it Work? Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  February 8, 2024

What is Reverse DNS? A reverse DNS (rDNS) is a domain name system that uses IP addresses to find domain names. As the name suggests, it is the opposite of the forward DNS query, which uses a domain name to locate an IP address. What's the Purpose of Reverse DNS? Reverse DNS...

IMAP vs POP3: Key Differences and Ideal Uses Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  January 25, 2024

IMAP and POP3 are client-side email protocols that dictate how email clients like Gmail, Outlook, and Apple Mail retrieve, store and organize emails received from the email server. Both protocols share the common goal of retrieving emails. Why then are there two options?...

11 Parts of a URL: A Complete Guide Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  January 19, 2024

The URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is a web address that browsers use to locate a specific resource on the internet. It is one of the myriad foundational elements that bring order to what could be a chaotic internet. But have you ever stopped to think about what makes the...