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Domain name And Web Hosting Explained To simplify: It is like the lease/title to your home; Web hosting, on the other hand, is the space of your house where you place your furniture; Your IP address is the address to which your Domain name points/Web host listens. Instead...

If you need help right away, please contact us using Live Chat so that we can help you My Site Is Down This guide will help you look at various ways to identify why your website is down and help you get your website up as quickly as possible. Check if the issue is local to...

Why Can I Ping My Server But Not Load My Website? This issue indicates that your server is online and available to the internet, but something is specifically causing the website to fail. Usually, that results from one of the following three issues: Web server is n't...

How Do I Renew an SSL Certificate? To renew an SSL certificate, you need only to purchase a new certificate for the domains in question. The process of purchasing a new SSL and purchasing a renewed SSL is identical and can be a multi-step process that requires your input at...

Probably the easiest way of increasing page speed and reducing bandwidth is shrinking and optimizing your images. Compressing images will help you do that. If done right, it won't affect the quality of the images. It's becoming the norm, so thankfully, it's easy to do with...

Tips And Tricks For Speeding Up Your Website One of the most common questions we hear is, "How do I make my site faster?" And yes, making sure your site loads fast is important for your visitors' experience on the site. According to Akamai, nearly half of visitors will...

If you own or control a domain and have it registered with Hostwinds, there is a type of search called a WHOIS search that can reveal certain types of information about a domain. One of the details revealed in this manner includes your domain's "Nameservers." This is not a...

Why Can't I Load My Website? There are many reasons a site might not load, such as misconfiguration, corrupt files, problems with a database, or something as simple as needing to clear your browser's cache and cookies on your computer. Problems with the DNS Make sure that...

How Can I Ensure My Website Will Load Correctly Before Updating the DNS? Transfer the necessary files you want to see to your new hosting account. At this point, you can look at those files and how they function by adding your new hosting account's IP address to your...