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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...


URL Masking Dos and Don'ts Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  November 22, 2023


URL masking, a technique used to make links appear more user-friendly or to achieve specific marketing goals, has become increasingly popular over the years. While a generally accepted practice, masking URLs can come with potential risks. Today we'll explore these risks as...


What is a Virtual Server and Why Have One? Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  November 13, 2023


In the dynamic landscape of modern technology, the concept of virtual servers has become a cornerstone for efficient and flexible IT infrastructure. Whether you're a novice or an experienced professional, understanding the fundamentals of server virtualization is essential....


What is a Subdomain and Why Use One? Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  November 10, 2023


In web hosting, there are various technical terms and concepts that might seem confusing at first. One such term is "subdomains." In this blog post, we will break down what subdomains are, discuss their pros and cons, compare them to subdirectories, and help you understand...


Creating a Server Maintenance Plan Featured Image

by: Hostwinds Team  /  October 27, 2023


Server maintenance is the backbone of a stable online presence. Neglecting it can lead to downtime, security vulnerabilities, and a host of other issues. In this guide, we'll take you through the essential aspects of server maintenance, ensuring your servers are always up...