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How to Verify Your Site with Google Analytics

August 30th, 2010 . by Claire

Many analytics tools and third party services ask for verification. Setting this up can be time-consuming. Our guide will take the pain out of Google Analytics verification. Verification is crucial. It guards against security risks, both for the companies behind the tool and the website owners who use them. Google has found a way to […]

Web Hosting: What is Overselling?

August 27th, 2010 . by Claire

When you’re reading about hosting on forums and blogs, you’ll come across the term overselling.  In this article, we’ll look at what it is and why it props up a large chunk of the low-cost hosting market. What is Overselling? Overselling is the practice of selling more hosting resources than you have available. The idea […]

3 Reasons Good Hosts Go Bad

August 23rd, 2010 . by Jonathan

If you run websites for long enough you will likely find that at some point, a host that started out as good begins to degrade, eventually becoming a host that is bad enough for you to want to move away. It isn’t a change that happens overnight. After all, a single incident of downtime could […]

What Do I Need to Host a WordPress Blog?

August 18th, 2010 . by Claire

WordPress is one of the most common applications installed on hosting accounts, with shared hosting being ideal for novice WordPress users. Many major hosts have partnered with Automattic, the makers of WordPress, to promote its blogging software. But what do you really need out of a host to run WordPress? Starting a WordPress Blog WordPress […]

5 Reasons Your Next Host Will Be Cloud-Based

August 13th, 2010 . by Claire

‘Cloud’ is an industry buzz word. It has evolved to mean a variety of different things to different people. In this article, we’ll look specifically at cloud hosting: what it is, and what it can offer. We’ll also see why you’ll eventually end up using a cloud host. What is Cloud Hosting? Cloud hosting is […]

Why Was My Hosting Account Terminated?

August 11th, 2010 . by Claire

Many hosts will tolerate mistakes; some will eventually run out of patience. Break any of these rules and you’ll most likely be looking for new hosting in no time at all. 1. Illegal Content Illegal pornography, illegal gambling, stolen content: no host will tolerate them. Not only will your host give you the boot, you’ll […]

How to Prepare For a Viral Traffic Spike

August 6th, 2010 . by Claire

Wondering if your site could handle a traffic spike? You can easily conduct a load test to find out. Load Impact offers a small, basic load tester that you can use for free. Though it’s limited in what it can do, its analysis is quite realistic. Here’s how it works. Grace Under Fire It’s easy […]

5 Google Apps VPS and Dedicated Hosting Perks

August 2nd, 2010 . by Claire

Google Apps makes it easy to integrate key Google functionality with your site’s domain. It’s easy to set up on any server and adds many benefits – not least the power of Gmail. But if you’ve bought VPS hosting or a dedicated server, you might have missed some lesser known benefits of Google Apps.   Implemented […]