Hosting · Web · WordPress

Shared Hosting vs WordPress Hosting Explained

You are new to the world of blogging and need to choose a host for your first blog. You hear that WordPress is the best blogging software around (which it really is), and are now looking for a host for your first blog. After doing some research, you see that most web hosting providers offer two… Continue reading Shared Hosting vs WordPress Hosting Explained

Hosting · Web

Best Cheap Web Hosting Providers for Your First Blog

After the success of our guide to the Best Shared Web Hosting Services, we got enquiries as to why we don’t recommend cheaper web hosts to help readers looking for cheap web hosting for their first blog or site. The quick answer to that is – ‘You get what you pay for’. We, too like… Continue reading Best Cheap Web Hosting Providers for Your First Blog

Hosting · Web

Best Web Hosting for Beginners

If you are new to the world of creating web sites and simply need answers to questions like “What web host should I use?”, “Which is the best web hosting for beginners?”, “Which is the best place to host a website?” or “Which is the best host for a small business website?” then this article delivers… Continue reading Best Web Hosting for Beginners

Hosting · Web

Best Web Hosting – The Top Web Hosting Companies of 2016

This is an unbiased guide to the top web hosting providers for shared hosting to help you decide which is best web hosting provider to host your site with. The key factors for evaluation were Quality of Service, Reliability, Speed, Ease of Use, Quality of Customer Support and finally Cost. This is primarily for those readers… Continue reading Best Web Hosting – The Top Web Hosting Companies of 2016

Android · Mobile · Tips

How to Download and Play Pokemon Go in Your Country

If you are in a country where Pokemon Go hasn’t officially released and are waiting to try out the new Internet craze Pokemon, go, then here are some simple instructions on how to download and install Pokemon Go. These instructions are different from the standard ones asking you to download unverified APKs. These enable you… Continue reading How to Download and Play Pokemon Go in Your Country

Mobile · Tips

5 Critical Tips to Extend Your Mobile Phone Battery’s Life

With more and more smartphones today featuring non-removable batteries, it is important to keep your smartphone battery’s lifespan at least to 2 to 3 years. requiring them to charge multiple times a day or worse still lug PowerBanks around. These tips will increase your phone battery’s lifespan by about 20 to 35 percent depending on… Continue reading 5 Critical Tips to Extend Your Mobile Phone Battery’s Life

Development · Web · WordPress

How To Insert a Back Button in HTML and WordPress

This quick tip shows how to insert a back button in HTML and WordPress which allows your user to navigate to the previous page. This is especially useful if you are developing a tool or a page which contains some user-generated information and you want to go back to the page with the user-generated information… Continue reading How To Insert a Back Button in HTML and WordPress

Android · Mobile

How To Install CWM Recovery On Your Android Phone

If you need to install a custom ROM image, you will need to replace the stock recovery mode which comes in Android devices with a more powerful custom recovery image. The most popular custom recovery image for Android is CWM Recovery (ClockWorkMod) developed by  Koushik Dutta. This post explains how to install CWM recovery on your phone. The… Continue reading How To Install CWM Recovery On Your Android Phone

Hosting · Web

Best VPS Hosting Providers

This post evaluates and lists the best Virtual Private Server hosting providers in the world today. There are a multitude of factors which make a VPS hosting provider qualify as best, average or worst. The factors we have used are: Quality of Server Hardware : This is a critical factor in getting the amount of computing and… Continue reading Best VPS Hosting Providers

Web · WordPress

How to Install WordPress in a Separate Directory

A WordPress installation contains a lot of files and can clutter up your website’s root directory. This is especially painful if you are using shared hosting and you would like to keep the root directory of your primary domain clean. This guide shows you how to install WordPress in a separate directory instead of installing… Continue reading How to Install WordPress in a Separate Directory

Mac · Tips · Web

How to Set Up a Web Server on Mac OSX

This is a simple guide for setting up a local apache web server on your Mac OSX machine. You can use this to develop and test your sites locally before uploading to your web host and also for learning web programming. Step 1: Create the Sites folder in your home directory Lion and later versions… Continue reading How to Set Up a Web Server on Mac OSX

Hosting · Web

Understanding True Costs of Web Hosting

This article outlines these pitfalls, so you can make an informed decision with regards to web hosting costs, when choosing your web hosting provider. Web Hosting Discounts for New Customers Most beginners will be awed by the huge discounts offered by top web hosting companies like Hostgator.com offer as much as 75% off on web hosting… Continue reading Understanding True Costs of Web Hosting

Hosting · Web · WordPress

Website Hosting Guide – A Quick Guide To Basics of Web Hosting

So you want to set your own website, and have registered your domain name and are all ready to create your own website. The first question you will be asked is ‘where do you want to host your website?’. For most newcomers, web hosting is a new term and most articles will complicate things by… Continue reading Website Hosting Guide – A Quick Guide To Basics of Web Hosting

WordPress

How To Make Nested Menus in WordPress

Many sites being developed in WordPress need to make multi-level menus also called nested menus. A key requirement in making this nested navigation menu is that the top level menu items should be non-clickable. Nested Menus can be build using the Menu Builder in WordPress. Navigate to the Menu Builder using : Appearance -> Menus… Continue reading How To Make Nested Menus in WordPress

WordPress

Fixing the “Unpacking the package… Could not create directory.” Error in WordPress

Many WordPress users who are using a dedicated or VPS server or are setting up WordPress manually on your hosting provider in Linux or OSX get stuck with plugin installs. WordPress plugin and theme upgrades fail with the error “Unpacking the package… Could not create directory.”. This is mostly due to incorrect permissions and can… Continue reading Fixing the “Unpacking the package… Could not create directory.” Error in WordPress

Android · Mobile

How to Change Country in Google Play Store

Changing country in Google’s Play Store doesn’t always work per the usual instructions provided. These instructions below work well to change country in your Google play store account. These are useful if you’re having issues viewing your intended country’s Play Store or if you would like to change your default payment method or update an… Continue reading How to Change Country in Google Play Store

Android · Development

GCM Notifications Test Tool

  Here is a nifty little tool to help developers test GCM notifications. While developing GCM or Google Cloud Messaging Notifications in Android applications, it is important to have a simple server to test if client code is working correctly. This free GCM notifications test tool below does exactly that – allows you to easily… Continue reading GCM Notifications Test Tool

Online Advertising

Mobile CPMs in 2015

While doing research on my mobile apps, I noticed that there isn’t too much guidance on mobile eCPMs compiled at a single place. Hence I thought of making a simple chart for others looking for indicative mobile eCPMs for India and US. eCPM in USD 300×250 320×50 India $0.18-$0.30 $0.08-$0.14 United States $0.45-$0.70 $0.25-$0.45 These… Continue reading Mobile CPMs in 2015

Android · Development

How to Recover Lost Keystore Password for Android Studio Projects?

Many times while creating a release build of an Android application, I have created a keystore and an alias only to realize two months later that I have forgotten the password. Fortunately, there are ways to recover lost keystore passwords for Android Studio projects (and potentially Eclipse projects too). These techniques fall into two categories: You… Continue reading How to Recover Lost Keystore Password for Android Studio Projects?

Android · Development

Solving Android Studio High Memory Usage Problems

Most Android Studio users have complaints that the tool is a memory hog and consumes a huge amount of RAM on their computer. Here are some tips on reducing Android Studio memory usage compiled from various sources on the Internet. Edit: Versions of Android Studio beyond 2.0 have removed some of these settings. They still… Continue reading Solving Android Studio High Memory Usage Problems