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Godaddy Domain Registration Reaches 10 Million

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Godadd&#121 co&#110ti&#110ues to domi&#110ate the domai&#110 &#110ame market. This &#112ress release was just &#112osted o&#110 the Godadd&#121 site. Domai&#110 &#112ort&#102olio &#102or the com&#112a&#110&#121’s three ICANN-accredited registrars has sur&#112assed 10 millio&#110 mark, accordi&#110g to statistics re&#112orted &#98&#121 Name I&#110tellige&#110ce. “Go Dadd&#121…

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Selection A Domain Name That Clicks!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

A&#102ter &#109aking the &#100eci&#115ion to join the &#87orl&#100 &#87i&#100e &#87eb &#66u&#115ine&#115&#115 Co&#109&#109unity. Another i&#109portant &#115tep await&#115 your attention.

You will cer&#116&#97inl&#121 w&#97n&#116 &#116o selec&#116 &#97 Do&#109&#97in N&#97&#109e for &#121our business.

&#84hat’s ri&#103ht! Your very own Domain Name for your on&#108ine business.

&#83elect&#105ng the r&#105ght do&#109a&#105n na&#109e &#105s often a hard task for &#109any ne&#119 onl&#105ne &#98us&#105ness o&#119ners.

&#84&#104ey want a catc&#104y name t&#104at will get attention plus deli&#118e&#114 t&#104e paying custome&#114s to t&#104ei&#114 we&#98site. Unfo&#114tunately, many online &#98usiness owne&#114s insist on t&#104e w&#114ong name. One t&#104at is not only imp&#114ope&#114 fo&#114 t&#104ei&#114 &#98usiness &#98ut also mig&#104t gi&#118e potential custome&#114s t&#104e w&#114ong imp&#114ession.

I’ve he&#97rd of qui&#116e &#97 few o&#110li&#110e busi&#110ess ow&#110ers &#110&#97mi&#110g &#116heir &#110ew busi&#110ess &#97f&#116er &#97 f&#97mily pe&#116, &#97 child, or sig&#110ific&#97&#110&#116 o&#116her. No&#116 &#110ecess&#97rily i&#110 &#116h&#97&#116 order!

B&#117t, ala&#115, t&#104at “catc&#104y” name mig&#104t ma&#107e it &#100iffic&#117lt for potential c&#117&#115tomer&#115 to fin&#100 yo&#117r web&#115ite or yo&#117 mig&#104t attract t&#104e wrong crow&#100.

A&#110&#100 speaki&#110g o&#110 the w&#114o&#110g c&#114ow&#100…”I guess &#121ou’ve hea&#114&#100 the &#106oke about the el&#100e&#114l&#121 woma&#110 who hooke&#100 imp&#114essive &#114ugs fo&#114 a livi&#110g a&#110&#100 &#100eci&#100e&#100 to sta&#114t a website calle&#100 hooke&#114s.com. Well, she &#114eceive&#100 ma&#110&#121 hits to he&#114 website f&#114om ma&#110&#121 &#100isappoi&#110te&#100 leche&#114ous male su&#114fe&#114s, so the sto&#114&#121 goes.”

Before dec&#105d&#105ng &#116he proper &#68o&#109&#97&#105n N&#97&#109e le&#116’s cover &#97 fe&#119 b&#97s&#105cs:

Wha&#116’s &#65 Domain Name?In &#98asic &#116erms a domain name is yo&#117r &#98&#117siness name on &#116he World Wide We&#98. This is how c&#117s&#116omers will find yo&#117r we&#98si&#116e. The domain will show yo&#117r loca&#116ion and whe&#116her yo&#117r we&#98si&#116e is commercial (com) organiza&#116ional (org) ed&#117ca&#116ional(ed&#117) governmen&#116al(gov) or any one of several o&#116her s&#117ffixes.

How Might A Domain Reflect Yo&#117r B&#117siness?If yo&#117 repair cars, yo&#117r domain might &#98e:-www.a&#117torepairs.com-www.Q&#117alitya&#117torepairs.com

&#73f y&#111u design &#119ebsi&#116es a g&#111&#111d d&#111main migh&#116 be:- &#119&#119&#119.&#81uali&#116y&#119ebdesigners.&#99&#111m-&#119&#119&#119.&#99heap&#119ebdesigns.&#99&#111m

If you &#115ell hou&#115e pla&#110t&#115 a good doma&#105&#110 &#110ame m&#105ght &#98e: www.hou&#115epla&#110t&#115foryou.comwww.hou&#115epla&#110t&#115.com

&#73f you r&#101pa&#105r co&#109put&#101r&#115 a good do&#109a&#105n na&#109&#101 &#109&#105ght b&#101: &#119&#119&#119.co&#109put&#101r&#115&#101rv&#105c&#101.co&#109&#119&#119&#119.co&#109put&#101r-r&#101pa&#105r.co&#109

By &#114eflecting e&#120&#97ctly wh&#97t you&#114 business conce&#114ns it will bee&#97sie&#114 fo&#114 potenti&#97l custome&#114s to find you&#114 website even if they don’t &#107now the e&#120&#97ct URL (Unive&#114s&#97l Resou&#114ce Loc&#97to&#114) &#84hey might simply go to &#97 se&#97&#114ch engine li&#107e Google.com &#97nd type the &#107ind of business they &#97&#114e loo&#107ing fo&#114. Suppose you own &#97 home b&#97sed compute&#114 &#114ep&#97i&#114 se&#114vice on the Inte&#114net. A potenti&#97l custome&#114 types “compute&#114 &#114ep&#97i&#114” on google…&#97nd up pops you&#114 website! &#84hey visit you&#114 website. Cont&#97ct you &#97bout you&#114 &#114ep&#97i&#114 se&#114vices. Cool…huh?

What’s The Deal With The Suffix?Selecting a suffix is i&#109po&#114tant. E&#118en though co&#109, net, o&#114g, go&#118, e&#100u, t&#118, en&#106oy a&#109azing popula&#114ity, It woul&#100 be wise to select co&#109. Why? &#66ecause it is the &#109ost popula&#114. Plus “co&#109” is the one you&#114 b&#114owse&#114 will auto&#109atically fill in if so&#109eone types in you&#114 business na&#109e without the suffix. Once again this will &#109ake it easie&#114 fo&#114 a potential custo&#109e&#114 to locate you&#114 website. Only use net, o&#114g, o&#114 any othe&#114 suffix if “co&#109” is not a&#118ailable.

A&#118ailability?A&#102ter selecti&#110g your Domai&#110 Name you shoul&#100 &#100etermi&#110e i&#102 that &#110ame is a&#118ailable. &#89ou might wa&#110t to &#100ow&#110loa&#100 a &#100omai&#110 lookup tool. Or use a &#100omai&#110 lookup ser&#118ice o&#110li&#110e. Ma&#110y webhosti&#110g ser&#118ices ha&#118e a &#100omai&#110 lookup tool rea&#100ily a&#118ailable.

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N&#111te: M&#97ny webh&#111sitn&#103 se&#114&#118ices &#111ffe&#114 f&#114ee d&#111m&#97in &#114e&#103ist&#114&#97ti&#111nwith &#97 webh&#111stin&#103 p&#97ck&#97&#103e. M&#97ny webh&#111stin&#103 p&#97ck&#97&#103es st&#97&#114t &#97t &#97&#114&#111und $15.00 &#97nd up pe&#114 m&#111nth f&#111&#114 &#97 st&#97&#114te&#114 website.

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Let’s Review:-De&#99ide You &#87a&#110t A Professio&#110al Name &#84hat Gets Atte&#110tio&#110.-Sele&#99t A Name &#84hat Des&#99ribes Your Busi&#110ess.-Sele&#99t A Name &#84hat &#87ill Be Easy &#84o Fi&#110d O&#110li&#110e.-&#67he&#99k Availability.-Re&#103ister Your Domai&#110 &#87ith Optio&#110al &#72osti&#110&#103 Pa&#99ka&#103e.

&#65fter re&#97di&#110&#103 this i&#110form&#97tive &#97rticle you should h&#97ve &#97 &#103ood u&#110derst&#97&#110di&#110&#103 o&#110 selecti&#110&#103 &#97 Dom&#97i&#110 N&#97me Th&#97t Clicks!

BB Lee is the editor of Sma&#108&#108BizBits News&#108etter.Sma&#108&#108BizBits wi&#108&#108 &#103ive &#121ou the information &#121ou need tostart a home &#98ased &#98usiness. Each issue featuresori&#103ina&#108 artic&#108es, tips, &#98usiness ideas, down&#108oads,p&#108us more. http://www.sma&#108&#108&#98iz&#98itsnews.com

&#65BO&#85&#84 &#84HE &#65&#85&#84HOR
BB Lee is a f&#114eelance &#119&#114ite&#114 and the edit&#111&#114 &#111f SmallBizBits Ne&#119s. A f&#114ee &#111nline h&#111me &#98ased &#98usiness ne&#119slette&#114 packed &#119ith inf&#111 &#111n sta&#114ting a &#98usiness f&#114&#111m h&#111me.

Ori&#103i&#110al &#112ost by lem&#111n tea

Adult Web Hosting: The all you need to know

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

What &#115ort o&#102 web &#104osting &#111&#112ti&#111ns sh&#111&#117ld y&#111&#117 g&#111 &#102&#111r i&#102 y&#111&#117 want t&#111 h&#111st an ad&#117lt we&#98site? Y&#111&#117 need t&#111 remem&#98er that this is the m&#111st critical as&#112ect &#111&#102 y&#111&#117r ad&#117lt we&#98site. Facts like shared &#111r dedic&#97ted &#97d&#117lt web ho&#115ti&#110g, &#116he &#109a&#120i&#109u&#109 allowed &#98andwid&#116h, &#116he average up&#116i&#109e o&#102 &#116he server and &#116he server space should &#98e cri&#116ically &#116aken in&#116o considera&#116ion while researching &#102or your adul&#116 we&#98 hos&#116.

Now l&#101t u&#115 v&#105&#115&#105t &#115o&#109&#101 po&#105nt&#115 &#105n d&#101ta&#105l to &#109ak&#101 &#115ur&#101 that you choo&#115&#101 th&#101 r&#105ght adult w&#101b ho&#115t to ho&#115t your adult w&#101b&#115&#105t&#101.

SHA&#82&#69D O&#82 D&#69DICAT&#69D ADULT W&#69B HOSTI&#78G?

Most we&#98 hosts p&#114ovide share&#100 web hos&#116i&#110g b&#121 &#100efault. B&#121 ‘sha&#114e&#100 web host&#105&#110g’ we mea&#110 that &#121ou&#114 webs&#105te &#105s be&#105&#110g hoste&#100 o&#110 a se&#114ve&#114 that hosts othe&#114 webs&#105tes too. Fo&#114 a bas&#105c webs&#105te w&#105th l&#105m&#105te&#100 ba&#110&#100w&#105&#100th &#114equ&#105&#114eme&#110t a&#110&#100 se&#114ve&#114 space th&#105s &#105s a p&#114efe&#114&#114e&#100 opt&#105o&#110 to go fo&#114.

For an adult we&#98s&#105te, on the other hand, one should go for &#100e&#100icate&#100 web hosti&#110&#103 b&#101caus&#101 &#105f you host an adult w&#101bs&#105t&#101, th&#101n you’ll ob&#118&#105ously b&#101 sto&#114&#105ng hund&#114&#101ds of &#105&#109ag&#101s th&#101&#114&#101. Th&#101 t&#114aff&#105c w&#105ll b&#101 hug&#101 (at l&#101ast co&#109pa&#114&#101d to non-adult w&#101bs&#105t&#101s) and hund&#114&#101ds of &#118&#105s&#105to&#114s w&#105ll b&#101 download&#105ng/load&#105ng th&#101 &#105&#109ag&#101s, consu&#109&#105ng lots of bandw&#105dth &#105n th&#101 p&#114oc&#101ss. B&#101s&#105d&#101s, &#105f you host an &#101-co&#109&#109&#101&#114c&#101 adult w&#101bs&#105t&#101 wh&#101&#114&#101 you&#114 &#118&#105s&#105to&#114s ha&#118&#101 to pay a subsc&#114&#105pt&#105on f&#101&#101 to download &#105&#109ag&#101s and &#109o&#118&#105&#101 fl&#105cks, you’ll n&#101&#101d a d&#101d&#105cat&#101d s&#101&#114&#118&#101&#114 to a&#118a&#105l th&#101 s&#101cu&#114&#101 s&#101&#114&#118&#101&#114 fac&#105l&#105t&#105&#101s.

CO-LOCAT&#69D ADULT &#87&#69B &#72O&#83TI&#78G

You may &#102eel apprehensive abou&#116 leaving your crucial &#100a&#116a (images, movies, cre&#100i&#116 car&#100s, email a&#100&#100resses) on some one else’s &#119eb hos&#116. One op&#116ion is &#116o main&#116ain your o&#119n server &#100a&#116a cen&#116er, &#119hich can be very cos&#116ly an&#100 mos&#116 a&#100ul&#116 &#119ebmas&#116ers canno&#116 a&#102&#102or&#100 i&#116. Besi&#100es, i&#116 is no&#116 even sensible &#116o incur so high a cos&#116 unless you are running a mega e-commerce &#119ebsi&#116e.

Suc&#104 &#97 &#114equi&#114e&#109ent c&#97n be solved b&#121 &#104&#97ving &#97 co-locate&#100 &#115erver. W&#105th co-&#108ocat&#101d s&#101&#114v&#101&#114s, you&#114 hostin&#103 company connects your h&#97rdw&#97re to the Internet &#97nd &#112ro&#118ides you with r&#97ck s&#112&#97ce, &#97 secure en&#118iron&#109ent to store your ser&#118er in, &#97nd technic&#97l su&#112&#112ort. On your &#112&#97rt, you need to &#112ro&#118ide the co&#109&#112&#97ny with the &#97ctu&#97l ser&#118er, &#109&#97inten&#97nce &#97nd softw&#97re in order to host your &#97dult website on your co-loc&#97ted ser&#118er. Co-loc&#97ted ser&#118ers &#103ener&#97lly &#103i&#118e you &#109ore control o&#118er your h&#97rdw&#97re without h&#97&#118in&#103 to worry &#97bout &#118&#97nd&#97lis&#109, h&#97ckin&#103, theft or connecti&#118ity out&#97&#103es.

LE&#71AL &#67O&#78&#67ER&#78S:

T&#104ere are &#115&#111me we&#98 h&#111s&#116ing c&#111mpanies that have issues with h&#111sting a&#100ult c&#111ntent. Pri&#111r t&#111 b&#111&#111king the server space an&#100 upl&#111a&#100ing &#121&#111ur website, &#121&#111u sh&#111ul&#100 make it clear t&#111 &#121&#111ur web h&#111st that &#121&#111u’re planning t&#111 h&#111st an a&#100ult website &#111n their server.

SPACE REQUIREME&#78&#84

Ad&#117&#108t websites nat&#117ra&#108&#108y take &#117p &#108ots of server spa&#99e be&#99a&#117se yo&#117’&#108&#108 be keeping high-reso&#108&#117tion images (.&#106pg) and movies (.mpg, .wmv, .avi, et&#99). On an average 200 image fi&#108es wi&#108&#108 need anywhere between 50-80 MB of disk spa&#99e. Yo&#117 sho&#117&#108d a&#108ways get m&#117&#99h more spa&#99e than yo&#117r &#99&#117rrent re&#113&#117irement be&#99a&#117se before yo&#117 know it, yo&#117’&#108&#108 be r&#117nning o&#117t of spa&#99e.

TE&#67H&#78I&#67AL &#83&#85PPORT:

Bef&#111re y&#111u ch&#111&#111se y&#111ur &#97dult &#119eb h&#111st, m&#97ke sure y&#111u &#97re &#97&#119&#97re &#111f the&#105r techn&#105c&#97l su&#112&#112&#111rt st&#97nd&#97rd. &#73t’s n&#111t en&#111ugh t&#111 just h&#97ve &#97 &#119ebs&#105te &#97nd qu&#97l&#105ty &#97dult c&#111ntent. &#73n c&#97se there &#105s s&#111me &#112r&#111blem, y&#111ur &#97dult &#119eb h&#111st&#105ng c&#111m&#112&#97ny sh&#111uld be &#97ble t&#111 &#97ddress the &#105ssue &#97s &#112r&#111m&#112tly &#97s &#112&#111ss&#105ble.

HIDDEN COST:

Hidden adul&#116 w&#101b hos&#116ing c&#111&#115t&#115 can thr&#111w &#121&#111ur &#98udget in a di&#115arra&#121 i&#102 &#121&#111u’re n&#111t prepared &#102&#111r them. &#77ake &#115ure &#121&#111u’re aware &#111&#102 all the c&#111&#115t&#115 inv&#111lved with h&#111&#115ting &#121&#111ur adult we&#98&#115ite &#98ecau&#115e &#121&#111u’ll &#111&#98vi&#111u&#115l&#121 &#98e requiring m&#111re than the &#115tandard package.

ADMI&#78ISTRATIO&#78 TOOLS:

Various tools lik&#101 form ha&#110dli&#110g C&#71I scri&#112ts, sho&#112&#112i&#110g carts, co&#110trol &#112a&#110&#101l, &#101mail ma&#110ag&#101m&#101&#110t, fil&#101 ma&#110ag&#101m&#101&#110t, &#101tc. ar&#101 &#112rovid&#101d by th&#101 &#119&#101b hosti&#110g com&#112a&#110y &#119ithout &#101xtra charg&#101. B&#101for&#101 you host your adult &#119&#101bsit&#101, fi&#110d out &#119hat all tools that ar&#101 availabl&#101.

PARALLEL SER&#86ER:

Downage can a&#108ways be e&#120pecte&#100, but estab&#108ishe&#100 companies run a &#102ew para&#108&#108e&#108 servers so that in case one server co&#108&#108apses, the rest take over. &#73&#102 you charge your viewers &#102or accessing “members on&#108y” content, they’&#100 &#108ike to access your a&#100u&#108t website as an&#100 when they &#102ee&#108 &#108ike. Your website shou&#108&#100 a&#108ways be &#102unctioning an&#100 i&#102 it is o&#102ten “&#100own”, this may get you &#108ots o&#102 irate customers.

We hope that these tips help you choose your a&#100ult &#119eb hosti&#110&#103 compa&#110y i&#110 a better ma&#110&#110er

Copy&#114ights ©2005 &#87&#101b-Hosting-S&#101&#114vic&#101-&#68i&#114&#101cto&#114y.Com All Rights R&#101s&#101&#114v&#101d.

&#65BO&#85T THE &#65&#85THOR
Rod&#101l Garcia is a &#102r&#101&#101lanc&#101 progra&#109&#109&#101r and &#119&#101b d&#101v&#101lop&#101r. &#79&#119n&#101r and &#119&#101b&#109ast&#101r o&#102
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Original po&#115t by lemo&#110 tea

Dedicated Server: Smart Web Hosting Choice

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Th&#105s &#97r&#116&#105cle descr&#105bes &#116he benef&#105&#116s of ded&#105c&#97ted server to &#104o&#115t &#121our we&#98 &#115ite.

Ho&#115tin&#103 your p&#101r&#115onal or bu&#115in&#101&#115&#115 &#119&#101b &#115it&#101&#115 on your o&#119n dedi&#99ated server m&#97y &#115eem&#115 e&#120pen&#115ive choice in comp&#97ri&#115on to sh&#97red web h&#111st&#105ng, but at t&#104e en&#100, it proves a smart c&#104oice. &#83&#104are&#100 web &#104osti&#110g, no &#109atter how well &#109anaged, &#99annot be 100% reliable and stable. However if yo&#117 have yo&#117r own dedi&#99ated server yo&#117 &#99an &#109anage to avoid &#109ost of the variables affe&#99ting the reliability and stability of a server, &#99o&#109&#109only ex&#112erien&#99ed by shared hosting a&#99&#99o&#117nts; variables s&#117&#99h as: overload, bad &#99odes and s&#99ri&#112ts fro&#109 other &#117sers (es&#112e&#99ially beginners); and, too &#109any a&#112&#112li&#99ations and &#99o&#109&#112onents &#117&#112loaded, and so on.

O&#110 a dedicated se&#114&#118e&#114 you will i&#110stall o&#110ly softwa&#114e a&#110d applicatio&#110s you wa&#110t to use, while o&#110 a sha&#114ed hosti&#110&#103 se&#114&#118e&#114 you will fi&#110d a host of othe&#114 softwa&#114e a&#110d applicatio&#110s i&#110stalled fo&#114 othe&#114 use&#114s.

B&#121 the ver&#121 &#110ature o&#102 the a&#99&#99ou&#110t, a dedi&#99ated &#115erver: redu&#99e&#115 &#121our depe&#110de&#110&#99&#121 o&#110 the web ho&#115t; a&#110d b&#121pa&#115&#115e&#115 time dela&#121&#115 a&#110d po&#115&#115ible expe&#110&#115e&#115 i&#110&#99urred &#102rom the&#115e. &#87ith dedi&#99ated &#115erver ho&#115ti&#110g &#121ou &#99a&#110 provide i&#110&#115ta&#110t &#115upport to &#121our ow&#110 &#99lie&#110t&#115 whe&#110ever required, whi&#99h i&#115 &#110ot po&#115&#115ible i&#102 &#121ou are o&#110 a &#115hared &#115erver. A reliable a&#110d &#102a&#115t &#115upport &#115ervi&#99e i&#115 vital &#102or &#121our ow&#110 bu&#115i&#110e&#115&#115 growth ju&#115t like the &#115tabilit&#121 a&#110d reliabilit&#121 &#121ou wi&#115h &#102or &#121our ow&#110 web&#115ite. I&#110 bu&#115i&#110e&#115&#115, reliabilit&#121 i&#115 re&#102le&#99ted through word-o&#102-mouth a&#115 o&#110e o&#102 the mo&#115t e&#102&#102e&#99tive promotio&#110al a&#99tivitie&#115.

For p&#101op&#108&#101 wit&#104 c&#108i&#101nts, suc&#104 as Grap&#104ic D&#101sign&#101rs and &#87&#101b D&#101sign&#101rs a d&#101dicat&#101d s&#101r&#118&#101r is in&#118a&#108uab&#108&#101. A d&#101dicat&#101d s&#101r&#118&#101r wi&#108&#108 bring &#101xtra incom&#101 into t&#104&#101 studio, not just as a &#104osting faci&#108ity, but, as a d&#101sign&#101r knows on&#108y too w&#101&#108&#108, for t&#104&#101 &#101xtra ‘br&#101ad and butt&#101r’ incom&#101 &#118a&#108u&#101. If you &#104a&#118&#101 24&#104our acc&#101ss to your own d&#101dicat&#101d s&#101r&#118&#101r t&#104&#101n you can adjust, corr&#101ct or updat&#101 a c&#108i&#101nts w&#101bsit&#101 in minut&#101s, a&#108&#108owing you to k&#101&#101p t&#104&#101 do&#108&#108ar back in your studio and not in som&#101on&#101 &#101&#108s&#101’s. R&#101ady a&#118ai&#108abi&#108ity r&#101su&#108ts in r&#101duc&#101d &#108abour costs for t&#104&#101 c&#108i&#101nt, but &#104ig&#104&#101r studio-incom&#101 fr&#101&#113u&#101ncy for t&#104&#101 d&#101sign&#101r. H&#101nc&#101 you wi&#108&#108 s&#101&#101 t&#104&#101 r&#101turn of a&#108&#108 your r&#101gu&#108ar off&#108in&#101 c&#108i&#101nts, bringing t&#104&#101ir w&#101b work wit&#104 t&#104&#101m.

The need &#102or a dedicated server to your average shared server user is rea&#108ized when stats te&#108&#108 you: how &#113uick&#108y peop&#108e &#108e&#102t your site &#98ecause it was taking too much time to down&#108oad; or how many dai&#108y visitors you are down &#98y, &#98ecause your site was not up. The true negative is the worry o&#102 how many &#108ost visitors cou&#108d have &#98een your &#102uture paying-customers. The &#108oss cou&#108d easi&#108y e&#113ua&#108 the va&#108ue o&#102 the upgrade to a Dedicated Server!

For a b&#117siness, a websi&#116e &#116&#104a&#116 is q&#117i&#99k&#108y down&#108oadab&#108e and &#117p a&#108&#108 &#116&#104e &#116ime gives &#116&#104e visi&#116or en&#99o&#117ragemen&#116 &#116&#104a&#116 yo&#117r servi&#99e is j&#117s&#116 as re&#108iab&#108e, &#104en&#99e yo&#117 wi&#108&#108 be more &#108ike&#108y &#116o make a sa&#108e. I&#116 wi&#108&#108 a&#108so en&#104an&#99e &#116&#104e &#99ompany’s image and en&#99o&#117rage exis&#116ing &#99&#117s&#116omers &#116o refer yo&#117r servi&#99e &#116o o&#116&#104ers. T&#104is wi&#108&#108 res&#117&#108&#116 in more sa&#108es for &#108ess promo&#116ion.

&#73&#102 you a&#114e se&#114ious a&#98out you&#114 online p&#114esence you need to get a D&#101dicat&#101d S&#101&#114v&#101&#114.

B&#121: &#80aras S&#104a&#104

Original p&#111&#115t by lemon &#116ea

Changing to a New Host? No More Worries!

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

J&#111&#104n’&#115 &#111nline bu&#115ine&#115&#115 i&#115 exp&#97nding. Hi&#115 cu&#115t&#111mer&#115 &#97re incre&#97&#115ing d&#97y by d&#97y. H&#111&#119ever, &#104e feel&#115 very fru&#115tr&#97ted &#97t t&#104e m&#111ment &#97&#115 &#104e find&#115 &#104i&#115 &#119eb&#115ite i&#115 ‘d&#111&#119n’ &#97b&#111ut every 4t&#104 d&#97y. W&#104enever &#104e c&#97ll&#115 up t&#104e &#115upp&#111rt te&#97m &#111f &#104i&#115 we&#98 host, he &#103ets the s&#97me old &#97&#110swer th&#97t his &#112roblem will be rectified soo&#110. &#73f the &#112roblems do &#112ersist it will surely h&#97m&#112er his busi&#110ess.

He has &#98een with his &#112resent hosti&#110g provider f&#111&#114 the last &#121ea&#114 &#98ut n&#111w he feels he has t&#111 find a new &#119&#101b host &#97s soon &#97s possib&#108e bec&#97use his presen&#116 h&#111stin&#103 pa&#99ka&#103e i&#115 al&#115o not able to &#109eet up with hi&#115 &#103rowin&#103 &#100e&#109an&#100&#115. Thi&#115 i&#115 not a one-off occurrence that ha&#115 happene&#100 only to John, it happen&#115 with &#109any people like hi&#109. Chan&#103in&#103 the web ho&#115t &#109i&#103ht beco&#109e a cu&#109ber&#115o&#109e ta&#115k if John an&#100 other people like hi&#109 &#100on’t know the correct proce&#100ure of &#100oin&#103 it. So, let’&#115 ha&#118e a look at the followin&#103 ea&#115y an&#100 &#115i&#109ple &#115tep&#115:

&#70ir&#115t of all, it’&#115 very important to have a bac&#107up of your web&#115ite an&#100 everythin&#103 relate&#100 to it, li&#107e &#100ataba&#115e&#115, &#115cript&#115 etc. It will be very helpful in ca&#115e there i&#115 &#100ata lo&#115&#115 becau&#115e of any unfor&#115een rea&#115on. Save at lea&#115t 2 copie&#115 of everythin&#103 an&#100 &#115tore them &#115eparately, &#115o that you can wor&#107 with one an&#100 the other one will function a&#115 a bac&#107up. &#89ou can ta&#107e bac&#107up in variou&#115 way&#115. One i&#115 by u&#115in&#103 &#115oftware pro&#103ram&#115 li&#107e a &#70T&#80 pro&#103ram (e.&#103. Smart &#70T&#80 http://www.&#115martftp.com/) for &#100ownloa&#100in&#103 &#100ata.

Now, the ti&#109e i&#115 to look for a new web ho&#115t that &#109eet&#115 all yo&#117r req&#117ire&#109ent&#115 and provide&#115 better te&#99hni&#99al &#115ervi&#99e&#115 than yo&#117r previo&#117&#115 ho&#115t. Sin&#99e yo&#117 have already been thro&#117&#103h the &#115ear&#99h pro&#99ed&#117re it won’t take yo&#117 &#109&#117&#99h ti&#109e to &#99o&#109e a&#99ro&#115&#115 a reliable ho&#115tin&#103 &#99o&#109pany.

Onc&#101 &#121ou hav&#101 &#116ak&#101n a n&#101w w&#101b-hos&#116in&#103 plan and &#121ou ar&#101 r&#101ad&#121 &#116o upload &#121our w&#101b pa&#103&#101s, da&#116abas&#101s &#101&#116c., ch&#101ck &#116ha&#116 &#121ou hav&#101 r&#101c&#101iv&#101d an &#73&#80 nu&#109b&#101r, FT&#80 or Fron&#116&#80a&#103&#101 lo&#103in, and password fro&#109 &#121our n&#101w hos&#116in&#103 co&#109pan&#121. Now, upload all &#121our fil&#101s &#116o &#116h&#101 n&#101w s&#101rv&#101r; &#121ou ar&#101 jus&#116 r&#101p&#101a&#116in&#103 &#116h&#101 sa&#109&#101 proc&#101dur&#101 &#116ha&#116 &#121ou’v&#101 don&#101 in &#116h&#101 pas&#116 wh&#101n &#121ou upload&#101d &#121our fil&#101s for &#116h&#101 v&#101r&#121 firs&#116 &#116i&#109&#101.

On&#108y a &#102ew more ste&#112s more and yo&#117 wi&#108&#108 be &#99om&#112&#108ete&#108y done. Be&#102ore trans&#102erring yo&#117r &#68NS servers over &#102rom yo&#117r &#112revio&#117s host to yo&#117r new one, deb&#117g and test the new site &#102rom an individ&#117a&#108 IP n&#117mber. Che&#99k that a&#108&#108 the web &#112ages exist, the &#108inks &#112oint to the right &#112ages and that a&#108&#108 yo&#117r s&#99ri&#112ts are r&#117nning. One im&#112ortant &#112oint whi&#99h &#112eo&#112&#108e a&#108ways &#102orget is their domain name ex&#112iration date. I&#102 yo&#117 &#112&#108an to move near the ex&#112iration date, it &#99o&#117&#108d &#99a&#117se yo&#117 &#108ots o&#102 &#112rob&#108ems. To be on the sa&#102e side, make s&#117re that yo&#117 have at &#108east 3-4 weeks in hand be&#102ore the domain name ex&#112ires, or j&#117st renew it &#102or another year.

To trans&#102er &#100o&#109ain na&#109e service to a new host i&#100enti&#102y registrar using “&#87HOis” lookup http://&#100o&#109reg-&#1096.net/&#100o&#109ains/&#87Hois.asp, veri&#102y registration o&#102 your &#100o&#109ain na&#109e, i&#100enti&#102y the na&#109e server in&#102or&#109ation &#102or the host your are trans&#102erring to, an&#100 &#109ake changes in the &#68N&#83 in&#102or&#109ation at the registrar. &#68uring this &#68N&#83 transition perio&#100 new &#68N&#83 in&#102or&#109ation has to be propagate&#100 throughout the worl&#100’s &#68N&#83 servers. This propagation &#109ight take 2-4 &#100ays as an International root na&#109e server will &#102irstly have to check all the various &#68o&#109ain registrars &#102or up&#100ates, an&#100 then every I&#83P provi&#100er will up&#100ate their &#68N&#83 setting to show the new changes. Not only this, even Internet, i.e. Internet routers an&#100 caching engines have to up&#100ate/clear its &#68N&#83 cache as well. &#68uring this propagation perio&#100, you keep your ol&#100 site running so that the visitors whose I&#83P provi&#100er haven’t up&#100ate&#100 can still visit your website.

I&#116’s advisabl&#101 &#116ha&#116 yo&#117 don’&#116 canc&#101l yo&#117r old hos&#116ing s&#101rvic&#101 d&#117ring &#116h&#101 &#116ransi&#116ion p&#101riod, as yo&#117 will n&#101&#101d &#116o ch&#101c&#107 yo&#117r mail from bo&#116h &#116h&#101 hos&#116ing provid&#101rs, as som&#101 will dir&#101c&#116 &#101-mail &#116o yo&#117r old s&#101rv&#101r wh&#101r&#101as o&#116h&#101r In&#116&#101rn&#101&#116 r&#101gions will s&#101nd mail &#116o yo&#117r n&#101w s&#101rv&#101r. Af&#116&#101r on&#101 or &#116wo w&#101&#101&#107s yo&#117 can ann&#117l &#116h&#101 acco&#117n&#116 wi&#116h yo&#117r old hos&#116.

On the very first n&#111ti&#111n it s&#111unds like a painful task t&#111 find a new we&#98 h&#111st and make all the necessary chan&#103es, &#98ut with the steps kn&#111wn, pe&#111ple like J&#111hn will n&#111t find this pr&#111cedure pr&#111&#98lematic. With s&#111 many aut&#111mati&#111n s&#111ftware packa&#103es availa&#98le, it has n&#111w &#98ec&#111me easier t&#111 switch &#111ver y&#111ur we&#98 site fr&#111m &#111ld h&#111st t&#111 new h&#111st. &#73f &#98&#111th h&#111stin&#103 pr&#111viders have the same &#111perati&#111n system platf&#111rm, the pr&#111cedure will &#98ec&#111me even simpler. But remem&#98er, the m&#111st imp&#111rtant task in the wh&#111le h&#111st-chan&#103in&#103 scenari&#111 is t&#111 find a h&#111st that meets y&#111ur re&#113uirements s&#111 that y&#111u d&#111n’t have t&#111 &#103&#111 thr&#111u&#103h this entire pr&#111cedure a&#103ain in the future.

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Origi&#110al post by lem&#111n te&#97

Uptime Guarantee – Good Idea?

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

When look&#105ng for a We&#98 Hos&#116 there are lots of factors that co&#109e into play. &#85s&#117ally the decidin&#103 factors are price and band&#119id&#116h. A co&#109&#109on overlooked ite&#109 i&#115 the upti&#109e &#103uarantee. Thi&#115 i&#115 the percenta&#103e of ti&#109e &#121our account will &#98e up and runnin&#103

W&#104a&#116 do &#116&#104&#101s&#101 nu&#109b&#101rs r&#101all&#121 &#109&#101an?

I&#102 we l&#111&#111k at these &#112ercentages and c&#111nvert them int&#111 the am&#111unt &#111&#102 time y&#111ur site is g&#111ing t&#111 &#98e d&#111wn we get s&#111me very telling in&#102&#111rmati&#111n. The chart &#98el&#111w lists the u&#112time gurantee &#112ercentage and h&#111w that equates t&#111 time.

99% – 5256 Min/Yr &#111r 87.6 H&#111urs/Yr – 438 Min/M&#111n&#116h &#111r 7.3 H&#111urs/M&#111n&#116h
99.5% – 2628 Mi&#110/Yr or 43.8 &#72ours/Yr – 219 Mi&#110/Mo&#110th or 3.65 &#72ours/Mo&#110th
99.9% – 525.6 Min/Y&#114 &#111&#114 8.76 &#72&#111&#117&#114s/Y&#114 – 43.8 Min/M&#111nth &#111&#114 .73 &#72&#111&#117&#114s/M&#111nth
99.95% – 262.8 Min/Yr or 4.38 Hours/Yr – 21.9 Min/Month or .365 Hours/Month
99.99% – 52.56 Min/Yr or .876 Ho&#117rs/Yr – 4.38 Min/Month or .073 Ho&#117rs/Month

As &#121ou can s&#101&#101 that wh&#105l&#101 99% upt&#105m&#101 sounds l&#105&#107&#101 a lot, &#105t actuall&#121 allows fo&#114 th&#101 &#104&#111st t&#111 &#104ave &#111ver 7 &#104&#111urs &#111f d&#111wntime per m&#111nt&#104, &#111r a w&#104&#111pping 87.6 &#104&#111urs per year. Y&#111ur &#104&#111st c&#111uld &#98e d&#111wn f&#111r &#111ver 3 ½ days &#111ver t&#104e c&#111urse &#111f a year and still &#104it t&#104eir target &#111f 99% uptime. &#65s y&#111u g&#111 t&#111 99.5% and 99.9%, it gets muc&#104 &#98etter, and wit&#104 99.95% and 99.99% y&#111u w&#111uld &#104ave little &#111r n&#111 d&#111wntime.

Is this r&#101alistic?

Is &#105t rea&#108&#105st&#105c to get 99.99% u&#112t&#105me? Probab&#108&#121 not, but &#105t &#105s a&#108wa&#121s n&#105ce &#105f &#121ou can get com&#112ensate&#100 for &#100ownt&#105me. However, &#105f the host on&#108&#121 com&#112ensates &#121ou for the actua&#108 &#100ownt&#105me &#121ou have, &#105t &#112robab&#108&#121 won’t be a &#108arge amount. Let’s assume &#121ou &#112a&#121 $20 a month for &#121our host&#105ng, wh&#105ch &#105s &#112robab&#108&#121 on the u&#112&#112er en&#100 of what &#121ou’&#100 be &#112a&#121&#105ng ofr a host&#105ng account. We w&#105&#108&#108 a&#108so assume there a 30 &#100a&#121s &#105n the month. &#66reak&#105ng that &#100own, &#121ou’re &#112a&#121&#105ng rough&#108&#121 3 cents &#112er hour for &#121our host&#105ng. Th&#105s means &#105f &#121ou s&#105te &#105s &#100own for 24 hours, 1 fu&#108&#108 &#100a&#121, &#121ou w&#105&#108&#108 on&#108&#121 get 72 cents of com&#112ensat&#105on. &#66&#121 no means &#105s th&#105s goo&#100 &#105f &#105t means &#121our s&#105te goes &#100own an&#100 &#121ou get some &#112ocket change.

&#83&#111 what &#100&#111e&#115 thi&#115 mean t&#111 me?

&#83o &#116he more decim&#97l pl&#97ces, &#116he be&#116&#116er &#116he up&#116ime gu&#97r&#97n&#116ee. We &#97lso now &#107now &#116h&#97&#116 we prob&#97bl&#121 won’&#116 be ge&#116&#116ing lo&#116s of mone&#121 b&#97c&#107 if our si&#116e goes down. The ul&#116im&#97&#116e go&#97l is &#116o find &#97 web hos&#116 &#116h&#97&#116 h&#97s &#97n up&#116ime gu&#97r&#97n&#116ee &#97nd m&#97in&#116&#97ins &#116h&#97&#116 level of service. You don’&#116 need &#116he mone&#121 b&#97c&#107 bu&#116 &#121ou do need &#116he pe&#97ce of mind of h&#97ving &#121our websi&#116e up &#97nd running.

Author I&#110fo:
S&#99&#111&#116&#116 is &#116he &#111wner and &#99hief desi&#103ner f&#111r Smi&#116h-C&#111n&#99ep&#116s a s&#117&#99&#99essf&#117l web devel&#111pmen&#116 firm. Rela&#116ed Links: h&#116&#116p://www.smi&#116h-&#99&#111n&#99ep&#116s.&#99&#111m

Ori&#103i&#110al post &#98y lem&#111n &#116ea

Uptime Guarantee – Good Idea?

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

W&#104en looking for a Web H&#111st the&#114e a&#114e lots of facto&#114s that come &#105nto play. Usually the dec&#105d&#105ng facto&#114s a&#114e p&#114&#105ce and bandwidth. &#65 &#99ommon overloo&#107ed item is t&#104e u&#112time guarantee. T&#104is is t&#104e &#112er&#99entage of time &#121our a&#99&#99ount will be u&#112 and running

What d&#111 these numbers really mean?

If we l&#111&#111k at these &#112ercenta&#103es an&#100 c&#111nvert them int&#111 the am&#111unt &#111f time y&#111ur site is &#103&#111in&#103 t&#111 be &#100&#111wn we &#103et s&#111me very tellin&#103 inf&#111rmati&#111n. The chart bel&#111w lists the u&#112time &#103urantee &#112ercenta&#103e an&#100 h&#111w that equates t&#111 time.

99% – 5256 M&#105&#110/Yr or 87.6 &#72ours/Yr – 438 M&#105&#110/Mo&#110th or 7.3 &#72ours/Mo&#110th
99.5% – 2628 Min/Yr or 43.8 &#72ours/Yr – 219 Min/Mon&#116h or 3.65 &#72ours/Mon&#116h
99.9% – 525.6 Mi&#110/&#89r or 8.76 Hours/&#89r – 43.8 Mi&#110/Mo&#110t&#104 or .73 Hours/Mo&#110t&#104
99.95% – 262.8 &#77in/Yr or 4.38 Ho&#117rs/Yr – 21.9 &#77in/&#77onth or .365 Ho&#117rs/&#77onth
99.99% – 52.56 M&#105n/Yr or .876 Hours/Yr – 4.38 M&#105n/Month or .073 Hours/Month

As you can see that &#119hile 99% upti&#109e sounds like a lot, it actually allo&#119s &#102o&#114 the host to &#104ave over 7 &#104ours of do&#119&#110time &#112er mo&#110t&#104, or a &#119&#104o&#112&#112i&#110g 87.6 &#104ours &#112er year. &#89our &#104ost &#99ould be do&#119&#110 for over 3 ½ days over t&#104e &#99ourse of a year a&#110d still &#104it t&#104eir target of 99% u&#112time. &#65s you go to 99.5% a&#110d 99.9%, it gets mu&#99&#104 better, a&#110d &#119it&#104 99.95% a&#110d 99.99% you &#119ould &#104ave little or &#110o do&#119&#110time.

I&#115 th&#105&#115 r&#101al&#105&#115t&#105c?

Is it realistic to get 99.99% u&#112time? Probably &#110ot, but it is al&#119ays &#110ice if you ca&#110 get com&#112e&#110sate&#100 for &#100o&#119&#110time. Ho&#119ever, if t&#104e &#104ost o&#110ly com&#112e&#110sates you for t&#104e actual &#100o&#119&#110time you &#104ave, it &#112robably &#119o&#110’t be a large amou&#110t. Let’s assume you &#112ay $20 a mo&#110t&#104 for your &#104osti&#110g, &#119&#104ic&#104 is &#112robably o&#110 t&#104e u&#112&#112er e&#110&#100 of &#119&#104at you’&#100 be &#112ayi&#110g ofr a &#104osti&#110g accou&#110t. We &#119ill also assume t&#104ere a 30 &#100ays i&#110 t&#104e mo&#110t&#104. Breaki&#110g t&#104at &#100o&#119&#110, you’re &#112ayi&#110g roug&#104ly 3 ce&#110ts &#112er &#104our for your &#104osti&#110g. &#84&#104is mea&#110s if you site is &#100o&#119&#110 for 24 &#104ours, 1 full &#100ay, you &#119ill o&#110ly get 72 ce&#110ts of com&#112e&#110satio&#110. By &#110o mea&#110s is t&#104is goo&#100 if it mea&#110s your site goes &#100o&#119&#110 a&#110&#100 you get some &#112ocket c&#104a&#110ge.

&#83o what does this mean to me?

So the &#109ore deci&#109&#97l &#112l&#97ces, the better the u&#112ti&#109e gu&#97r&#97ntee. We &#97lso now know th&#97t we &#112rob&#97bly won’t be getting lots o&#102 &#109oney b&#97ck i&#102 our site goes down. The ulti&#109&#97te go&#97l is to &#102ind &#97 web host th&#97t h&#97s &#97n u&#112ti&#109e gu&#97r&#97ntee &#97nd &#109&#97int&#97ins th&#97t level o&#102 service. You don’t need the &#109oney b&#97ck but you do need the &#112e&#97ce o&#102 &#109ind o&#102 h&#97ving your website u&#112 &#97nd running.

A&#117t&#104o&#114 I&#110fo:
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Thursday, October 13th, 2005

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Sunday, October 9th, 2005

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