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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...

Website Migration Checklist: 3 Phase Approach Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  January 11, 2024

Whether it's looking for a new hosting provider, or moving from a shared server to a more secure VPS, the motivations behind a website migration are generally rooted in one's desire to move to something better that will take their site to the next level. Whatever the case...

304 Status Code: Everything You Need to Know Featured Image

by:   /  January 6, 2024

What is 304 Not Modified Response? The HTTP 304 Not Modified status code is a redirection code indicating that the requested resource has not been altered since the last request. In simple terms, the server is telling the browser that the page/resource it's requesting has...

Web Servers: What are they and How do they Work? Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  December 26, 2023

What Are Web Servers? Web servers are computer systems that host and deliver website content over the internet via web browsers. Every web server is comprised of two main components: Hardware: The web server hardware is the physical computer - CPU, RAM and SSDs or hard...

How to Mount, Burn, and Extract ISO Files Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  December 15, 2023

What is an ISO File? An ISO file, also known as ISO image and short for ISO9660, is a disc image format that contains the entire file structure of an optical disc, such as a CD or DVD. This includes the file system, boot sector, and all files and folders present on the...

Hotlinking: Pitfalls & How to Protect Yourself Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  December 5, 2023

Hot linking, also known as inline linking or leeching, is a seemingly convenient method of sharing content. However, it comes with a host of challenges that can impact a website's performance, incur additional costs, and raise legal and ethical concerns. How Hotlinking Works...

What is Browser Cache and How Does it Work? Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  November 28, 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of web browsing, the unsung hero known as browser cache silently transforms the user experience. Today's blog post aims to discuss browser cache—what it is, how it works, its role in enhancing website performance, the potential stumbling blocks...