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Paul Maplesden

Paul is a professional writer who creates extensively researched, expert, in-depth guides across business, finance, and technology. He loves the challenge of taking complex subjects and breaking them down so they are easy to understand. He can quote 'The Princess Bride' in its entirety and believes the secret to good writing is Earl Grey tea.

How to host a website
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web hosting

How to host a website

We outline how to host a website, including via a web host, a website builder, and by hosting the site yourself
8 Mar 2022
How to download from Usenet
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Network & Internet

How to download from Usenet

We outline how to download from Usenet, whether it be files, images, documents, or any other content
2 Mar 2022
How to access Usenet for free
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Network & Internet

How to access Usenet for free

We outline how to access Usenet for free in our step-by-step guide, covering the options open to you and paid alternatives
25 Feb 2022
The Big 8 Usenet newsgroup hierarchies and what they cover
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Network & Internet

The Big 8 Usenet newsgroup hierarchies and what they cover

There are a series of Usenet newsgroups preserved for access via newsreaders, and we outlined these main groups and what they cover
23 Feb 2022
Six of the best Usenet newsgroup readers
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Network & Internet

Six of the best Usenet newsgroup readers

When it comes to Usenet newsgroup readers, there are a wide range to choose from. We outlined our top six and explained why they're best
15 Feb 2022
What is Google Groups?
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Network & Internet

What is Google Groups?

We explore Google Groups, looking into its applications for individuals and businesses, and its connections to Usenet
10 Feb 2022
Tips for building your first business website
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web development

Tips for building your first business website

Building your first business website? We outline nine steps you should follow
22 Nov 2021
Why managed hosting is better for businesses
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web hosting

Why managed hosting is better for businesses

When it comes to web hosting, managed hosting is better for businesses, especially small businesses. We outline why
19 Nov 2021
What is AMP?
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web development

What is AMP?

If you're new to website building, you might be wondering: what is AMP? Read our explainer to find out
26 Oct 2021
Understand your customers to build the perfect small business website
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web development

Understand your customers to build the perfect small business website

Building your small business website around customer needs is a great way to create trust, drive sales, and stay ahead of competitors
27 Aug 2021
The top tools for building a small business website
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web development

The top tools for building a small business website

Learn about the most popular tools for building a small business website, including strengths, drawbacks, pricing, and reviews
25 Aug 2021
The foundations of creating a small business website
man looking at website on laptop with notepad to the side
web development

The foundations of creating a small business website

Discover the importance of business, audience, and search intent for creating a small business website, and the ideal website builders
23 Aug 2021