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6 Must-Have Hosting Features

December 16th, 2013 . by Admin

With more hosting providers and options than ever, figuring out which hosting features are absolute must-haves can be headache-inducing, to say the least. Most hosting providers offer a fairly standardized set of features with variations in number, amount, and price, but do you know what to look for? Do you know which features you really [...]

100 Web Hosting Support Phone Numbers at your Fingertips

November 25th, 2013 . by Admin

A Guide to FrontPage Server Extensions

October 28th, 2013 . by Admin

Even if you have only a passing familiarity with Web design, you’ve probably heard of Microsoft FrontPage®. This once-popular Web design application was first released by the Vermeer corporation in 1995, and was acquired by Microsoft the following year. The software giant added FrontPage to its Microsoft Office suite of applications, and it quickly became [...]

How to Get a Free Domain Name

October 7th, 2013 . by Admin

The English language has some interesting, not to mention contradictory sayings. You may have heard “the best things in life are free,” although that really depends on what you consider to be the “best things.” But you may have also heard, “nothing in life comes for free,” which is a little more realistic. While it [...]

Coming Soon: How a Launch Page Can Bring You Customers

September 9th, 2013 . by Admin

Driving around your city, you’ve undoubtedly seen “Coming Soon” signs posted on empty lots, letting you know a business would soon be occupying that space. It’s a way for that business to drum up early interest and anticipation, especially if it’s something that appeals to you. If your town is lacking a good pizza joint, [...]

Website Builders Compared

September 2nd, 2013 . by Admin

After you choose a Web hosting provider and sign up, you’re ready to jump in and start building your site. If you’re in a hurry to get your site up and running, are on a tight budget or simply aren’t well-versed in HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or other programming languages, you [...]

Cloud-Powered Crowd: Cloudflare vs MaxCDN

August 19th, 2013 . by Admin

The modern Internet moves at a breakneck pace; we live in an always-on, streaming-everything world that brings the World Wide Web not only to our PCs but our phones, tablets and televisions. Even as Internet connections grow faster and the content we consume becomes bigger, louder, and more richly-featured, so too do our expectations swell [...]

How to Start an E-Commerce Site: Part 2

August 12th, 2013 . by Admin

You’ve written a business plan, bought a memorable domain, got your Web hosting in place, and you’ve wireframed your e-commerce site. If you haven’t done those things yet, take a few minutes to read How to Start an E-Commerce Site: Part 1 before you proceed any further. You’re on your way to a profitable future—if [...]

How to Start an E-Commerce Site: Part 1

August 5th, 2013 . by Admin

Take a moment to think about this phrase: start an e-commerce site. Seems like it could be the easiest thing in the world, doesn’t it? It’s just basically building a website, putting some products on it, adding a shopping cart function, and voilà! You’re in business! It’s nothing like it used to be where you [...]

Which cPanel Alternative is Right for You?

July 29th, 2013 . by Admin

One of the most important components of choosing a host and setting up a Web server, particularly for website hosting resellers, is the Web server control panel. These applications control the various “behind the scenes” components of your server on three levels: users, resellers and admins. For users (e.g., you, if you are purchasing hosting [...]

Help! I Got a DMCA Notice! Now What?

July 22nd, 2013 . by Admin

It would be bad enough to wake up one morning and discover someone had stolen some of your online content and published it on their own site without your permission. But what if you were the one doing the stealing? Or at least, being accused of stealing? What then? If you ever receive a Digital [...]

Deciphering HTTP Status Codes

July 15th, 2013 . by Admin

  When you give out or ask for a Web address, you probably start with the letters “www” (indicating “World Wide Web”) rather than the actual first letters of the address, which are generally “HTTP” (HyperText Transfer Protocol). Thanks to updates to the domain creation process, most modern browsers have eliminated the need to enter [...]

Unlimited Hosting: What’s the Catch?

July 10th, 2013 . by Admin

Let’s just start with the obvious: You can’t get something for nothing, and there really is no such thing as unlimited, well, anything—especially not anything you pay for. All-you-can-eat buffet places count on your getting full after a plate or two, the occasional hollow-legged, high-metabolism eater aside. And even then, some places will step in [...]

How to Remove Stolen Photos Online

June 17th, 2013 . by Admin

As more and more people come to live their lives online via social media and sites around the Internet, the wall between one’s public and private lives is eroding at breakneck speed. The very definition of what might reasonably considered “private” in a world where every meal is photographed and posted to Instagram, and every [...]

Conversion Rate Optimization for Beginners

June 15th, 2013 . by Richard

“Inbound Marketing” is the new black – SEO companies across the land are falling over themselves to reposition their brand as inbound marketers. Inbound is touted as the opposite to traditional, ‘interruptive’ advertising methods, in that you produce content and place it in front of users so that they find you. The irony of it [...]

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