August 31, 2012 · Web Hosting · Comments Off

Are you currently trying to create a website, chances are that you’re looking for a decent web hosting service. You’re probably looking through a sea of options right now, only to find terrible ones that shouldn’t even exist. If this is the case, then the following web hosting tips are just for you.

Using a free web host? Prepare yourself for the idea that your entire site may go away completely. After all, small host companies pop up and then disappear with incredible rapidity. If one of them is in charge of your website, and then the company just goes underground, all of your content can go with it — so back everything up!.

Read the terms of your contract before subscribing to a web hosting service. You should look for a guarantee that your content will be updated right away when you upload it to your server. Remember that your visitors want up to date content and you will not be able to meet their expectations with a slow web hosting service.

If you want to have a community of followers, you should look for a web host that allows you to create email accounts for your clients. People will be able to log in to your site and see a history of their orders or interact with other users of the community.

Register your domain name through a separate service than the web host you choose. This will protect your domain name if something should go wrong with the relationship you have with your web host. You do not want to lose the name of your site because of less than stellar hosting performance.

Make sure you understand how much bandwidth you are allowed to use for web hosting. Even if you have a lot of space available to store your site, you will need a sufficient amount of bandwidth to allow people to load your site quickly and to increase your traffic. Stay away from a web host that overcharges you if you exceed your allowed bandwidth.

If your site is a small, personal blog, consider using a free web hosting service like WordPress or a similar company. Sites like these are not adequate for large sites with a lots of traffic but can be ideal for smaller sites. WordPress, for example, offers a range of templates to give your site a unique, professional look and the company is constantly offering new services.

Check how many customers your host supports. This may not be as big of a concern with very large companies, but it can make a huge difference if you are with a small one. A larger number of customers results in bandwidth that is split more ways, and too many users on one server will slow things down to a crawl.

One thing to consider when trying to choose a free web hosting service is whether or not the hosting provider will have display ads on your website. Most free providers will have display adds but if this is something you need to avoid, there are some free hosting providers that won’t have them.

Now that you are armed with an arsenal of web hosting tips, your woes of finding a good host among all the failures will soon go away. You’ll be able to find a usable host that will work for your site at an affordable price, and allow you to have total control.

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August 31, 2012 · Hosting News · 2 comments

Grimsvotn Ash Cloud
cloud web hosting

Image by aburt
Please note that I’m moving my archive footage, due to Apple ending MobileMe web hosting, as of 30/6/2012.

To download the archive footage, of the Google Earth ash cloud – click here.

This screencast is a forecast:
From 6pm on 23/05/2011
To 6pm on 24/05/2011

Concentration (per cubic metre)
Red = 4000 micrograms
Orange = 2000 micrograms
Black = 200 micrograms

Height bands:
FL000-200
FL200-350
FL350-550

Full credit go‘s to the UK Met Office for providing the sorce CSV data, to which I would have never been able to create this Google Earth content.

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FAQ
Question by : What options are available for small business web conferencing?
I am working a short contracting assignment and they are looking for a solution for hosting webinars. I know WebEx and GoToMeeting but they are standoffish about what they call “cloud solutions.” The biggest concern is security. They want to make sure someone else cannot get in on meetings and do not believe WebEx and GoToMeeting are secure enough. Any suggestions would be great, thank you.

Best answer:

Answer by Paul
Hi,

I don’t know a lot of conference call service provider, but I found this on over internet. They seemed to have lots of options. You can contact them once just to check if they fit your criteria. If not you can always move on to another one.

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Question by Yossarian: Cloud storage for website?
I run a small website for my church and we like to put up mp3 recordings of our last 4 weeks services on it. We are thinking of changing our web hosting service, and I was wondering if it is possible to make use of free online storage for our mp3 files, which are about 15Mb each, in order to reduce the size of the files that need to be held by our hosting service. Is it possible to link from a webpage to the cloud storage? I have been running the website for several years but my knowledge is not too great. I only got the job cause I was cheap :)

Best answer:

Answer by atta
You can Use www.dropbox.com . Store the file in the public folder which will appear on your homepage after you register . Then u can easily get a link by right click on the uploaded file use this link on your website

https://www.dropbox.com/help/179

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