Web hosting explained: The differences between Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Servers

internetAre you thinking about creating a self-hosted blog or website but find the various options in web hosting to be extremely confusing?

I know just how confusing it can be when you visit a hosting company’s website and are faced with choosing between a Shared Hosting Plan, a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or a Dedicated Server.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to clear it all up for you in this post. [Continue Reading]

Add 4 super-fast USB 3.0 ports to your PC for the cost of a pizza!

4-port-anker-usb-3-0-cardA while back I wrote a post explaining why it makes sense to upgrade your PC to USB 3.0 along with instructions for doing it. In a nutshell, you simply purchase and install an inexpensive USB 3.0 upgrade card.

Now’s a great time to do it because you can pick up an awesome Anker Uspeed USB 3.0 PCI-E Express Card that will add 4 super fast USB 3.0 ports to your Desktop PC for about the cost of a pizza! [Continue Reading]

For faster typing on your smart phone, skip the period and press the space bar twice instead.

textingIf you do a lot of typing on your smart phone’s virtual keyboard, you know how difficult it can be trying to tap the correct letters and use the proper punctuation.

One tip that can really save you a lot of time when typing on your phone is skipping the period at the end of a sentence and pressing the space bar twice instead.

Pressing the space bar twice saves time in the following ways: [Continue Reading]

RicksDailyTips Weekly Newsletter for Feb 6, 2016 – Beware these 7 dangerous scams!

newsletterHello again everyone. I hope you all had a great week!

Nary a day goes by when I don’t receive fraudulent emails in my inbox and see one scam post after another hit my Facebook newsfeed. And there are plenty of scams taking place in the offline world as well.

It seems that the scammers are getting more sophisticated every day, and more people are falling for their treachery as a result.

That’s why I thought I’d take this opportunity to tell you about some of the most insidious scams that are making the rounds right now. [Continue Reading]

Think using your web browser in ‘Incognito’ mode will keep your online activities a secret? Think again.

incognito-modeLots of folks have started using their web browser’s Incognito or Private Browsing mode in an attempt to hide their online activities from prying eyes.

And with hackers, identity thieves, and even the NSA snooping into our online world, who can blame them?

Other folks who might have nefarious intentions also browse in Incognito mode in an effort to avoid being tracked down by the authorities.

The question is, does private browsing really keep your online activities private? Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is no. [Continue Reading]

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