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Articles by Salman Ravoof

Salman Ravoof is the Technical Editor at Kinsta. He's a self-taught web developer, writer, creator, and a huge admirer of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Apart from tech, he's excited by science, philosophy, arts, cats, and food. Learn more about him on his website, and connect with Salman on Twitter.
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PrestaShop vs WooCommerce: A Side-by-Side Comparison

There are several ways to start an ecommerce store. Learn about two of the very best in our PrestaShop vs WooCommerce comparison.
Reading time
14 min read
Publish date
February 28, 2022
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15 Google Drive Alternatives You Need to Consider

Google Drive is a solid platform, but what if you are looking for something different? Here are 15 Google Drive alternatives to consider.
Reading time
13 min read
Publish date
February 25, 2022
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8 Best MAMP Alternatives in 2022

Have you been looking for an alternative to MAMP? Dive into 8 of the best MAMP alternatives available and see which one is right for you.
Reading time
11 min read
Publish date
February 24, 2022
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Find Any Video With The Top 16 Video Search Engines

Video is a huge part of marketing and business these days. Learn about 16 of the top video search engines that are out there today.
Reading time
14 min read
Publish date
February 15, 2022
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The Definitive PHP 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, and 8.1 Benchmarks (2022)

We tested the performance of 14 PHP platforms (WordPress, Drupal, Laravel) on 5 PHP versions (7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1). And PHP 8.1 won!
Reading time
23 min read
Publish date
February 14, 2022
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Dashlane vs LastPass: Password Managers Compared in 10 Key Areas

Dive into a deep comparison of Dashlane vs LastPass, two of the more popular password managers available out there today.
Reading time
16 min read
Publish date
February 11, 2022
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WooCommerce vs Shopify: Which Is Better For Your Online Store?

Struggling to choose between WooCommerce vs Shopify? We'll dig into each ecommerce platform to help you decide which is better.
Reading time
20 min read
Publish date
February 10, 2022
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Magento vs WooCommerce: Which One Is Better?

Have you been trying to decide what platform is best for your ecommerce store? Take a dive into Magento vs WooCommerce to see what is better.
Reading time
10 min read
Publish date
February 9, 2022
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How to Buy a Domain Name: A Comprehensive Guide

Learn how to buy a domain name with this easy-to-follow guide. You'll also find the most recommended domain registrars to buy domains from.
Reading time
15 min read
Publish date
January 25, 2022
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The Best in Open Source Database Software: Top 10 Picks

A dynamic website needs to store data. In this post, we'll round up ten of the best open source database software around!
Reading time
17 min read
Publish date
January 20, 2022
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Lossy vs Lossless Compression: A Beginner’s Guide to Both Formats

Images need to look their best. Compression methods — like lossy vs lossless — are one way to keep quality high and file sizes low.
Reading time
12 min read
Publish date
January 15, 2022
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An Introduction to IP Spoofing (and How to Prevent It)

Your IP address is your home address on the web. Here, we discuss how to spot IP spoofing and how to stop others from stealing your IPs.
Reading time
12 min read
Publish date
January 13, 2022