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How Do Edge Servers Work? Everything You Need to Know

Ever wondered how edge servers work? In this article, we'll provide you with a full breakdown by discussing edge server applications.
Reading time
7 min read
Publish date
November 9, 2021
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What Is JavaScript? A Look at the Web’s Most Popular Scripting Language

Learn what is JavaScript in detail, its main features, advantages, and how it differs from Java. We'll also explore JS with code examples.
Reading time
15 min read
Publish date
August 2, 2021
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SSH vs SSL: What’s the Difference?

Confused by the difference between SSH vs SSL? We'll explain in plain language that's suitable for beginners. With examples!
Reading time
8 min read
Publish date
November 10, 2020
ftp vs sftp

FTP vs SFTP: What’s the Difference? Which One Should You Use?

Confused by the difference between FTP vs SFTP? Read this article to learn and understand which protocol you should use in your FTP client.
Reading time
4 min read
Publish date
October 15, 2020
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What Is the Default MySQL Port Number?

The number of ports used by MySQL depends on several factors but the default MySQL port is 3306. Learn more about it & how to connect to a MySQL da…
Reading time
3 min read
Publish date
August 4, 2020
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How to Fix the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error Code (7 Solutions)

The DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error tells you there's an incorrect DNS configuration preventing access to a web page. Here are 7 ways to fix it!
Reading time
13 min read
Publish date
July 9, 2020
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How to Fix the ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR in Chrome (5 Methods)

Are you getting the ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR message in Chrome? Learn what the SPDY network protocol is and how to fix the error following these 5 m…
Reading time
8 min read
Publish date
July 7, 2020
MySQL hostname

What Is MySQL Hostname and How to Find It?

What is MySQL hostname? In this article, we'll explain what it is and show you how to find MySQL hostname in MyKinsta, WordPress, cPanel, and more.
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4 min read
Publish date
March 19, 2020
tls vs ssl

TLS vs SSL: What’s the Difference? Which One Should You Use?

Learn the difference between TLS vs SSL, as well as which protocol you should use and why your "SSL certificate" is really a "TLS/SSL certificate".
Reading time
9 min read
Publish date
December 19, 2019
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What Is a Nameserver? Why Are Nameservers Important?

What is a nameserver? Nameservers help direct traffic on the Internet. Learn more in this beginner-friendly explanation, plus how to use nameservers.
Reading time
7 min read
Publish date
December 17, 2019
WordPress Salts: What They Are, How They Work, and How to Use Them

WordPress Salts: What They Are, How They Work, and How to Use Them

Learn what WordPress salts are, how they help secure your WordPress site, and how to generate new salts and change your site's salts.
Reading time
5 min read
Publish date
October 8, 2019
How to Fix ERR_QUIC_PROTOCOL_ERROR Message in Chrome Browser

How to Fix ERR_QUIC_PROTOCOL_ERROR Message in Chrome Browser

Learn how to Fix ERR_QUIC_PROTOCOL_ERROR message in the Chrome web browser. Follow these three methods to get your browser working again (with scre…
Reading time
4 min read
Publish date
September 17, 2019