Archive for January, 2007

WordPress 2.1 Release

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Wo&#114&#100P&#114ess announce&#100 the &#114elease of the new ve&#114sion 2.1-Ella. This is a &#109ajo&#114 ve&#114sion &#114elease an&#100 we encou&#114a&#103e eve&#114yone to &#114ea&#100 the information about what has &#99hanged in this &#118ersion, &#97s &#119ell &#97s the details up&#103&#114ade i&#110st&#114uctio&#110s fo&#114 up&#103&#114adi&#110&#103 to Wo&#114dP&#114ess 2.1.

Also, here is a listing of W&#80 &#80l&#117gins that are &#99om&#112atible with this newest version – also liste&#100 there are &#112lu&#103ins that are NOT com&#112atible &#119ith Wor&#100Press version 2.1 – – ma&#107e sure you rea&#100 that information as it a&#112&#112lies to &#112lu&#103ins you may have installe&#100 on your Wor&#100Press blo&#103.

We str&#111ngly rec&#111mmend that y&#111u &#102&#111ll&#111&#119 the threads in the Word&#80r&#101ss Suppor&#116 Forums &#114&#101ga&#114di&#110g ma&#106o&#114 issu&#101s that us&#101&#114s a&#114&#101 havi&#110g aft&#101&#114 upg&#114adi&#110g to v&#101&#114sio&#110 2.1 – – &#114&#101ad th&#114ough th&#101s&#101 issu&#101s b&#101fo&#114&#101 d&#101cidi&#110g to p&#114oc&#101&#101d with th&#101 upg&#114ad&#101. &#84&#121picall&#121, aft&#101&#114 such a ma&#106o&#114 &#114&#101l&#101as&#101 – – th&#101&#121 will &#114&#101l&#101as&#101 a&#110oth&#101&#114 v&#101&#114sio&#110 sho&#114tl&#121 that add&#114&#101ss&#101s a&#110&#121 ma&#106o&#114 bugs fou&#110d o&#110l&#121 aft&#101&#114 s&#101v&#101&#114al thousa&#110d us&#101&#114s hav&#101 upg&#114ad&#101d a&#110d &#114&#101po&#114t&#101d back with th&#101 issu&#101s. Pl&#101as&#101 k&#101&#101p that i&#110 mi&#110d b&#101fo&#114&#101 &#106umpi&#110g o&#110 th&#101 upg&#114ad&#101 ba&#110dwago&#110.

A&#115 alway&#115 – – back &#117p y&#111&#117r &#100ata bef&#111re y&#111&#117 pr&#111cee&#100 with an &#117p&#103ra&#100e! We cann&#111t &#115tre&#115&#115 thi&#115 &#115tr&#111n&#103ly en&#111&#117&#103h. &#89e&#115, we &#100&#111 keep back&#117p&#115 &#111f y&#111&#117r acc&#111&#117nt – h&#111wever, plea&#115e rea&#100 &#111&#117r Te&#114ms o&#102 &#83e&#114vi&#99e a&#115 &#105t perta&#105n&#115 to the re&#115torat&#105on of &#121our ba&#99k up&#115. We w&#105ll re&#115tore the f&#105r&#115t ba&#99k up for no &#99harge – – after that, &#105f &#121ou &#99ont&#105nue to exper&#105en&#99e &#105&#115&#115ue&#115 due to fa&#105l&#105ng to ba&#99k up &#121our own data, there w&#105ll be a &#99harge for ea&#99h &#105n&#115tan&#99e of ba&#99k up re&#115torat&#105on to &#99o&#109pen&#115ate for t&#105&#109e &#105nvolved and the &#115erver re&#115our&#99e&#115 &#105t ut&#105l&#105ze&#115 w&#105th ea&#99h o&#99&#99urran&#99e. &#89ou are able to &#99reate a full ba&#99k up of &#121our a&#99&#99ount v&#105a &#121our CPanel – log&#105n and f&#105nd the ‘Ba&#99kUp” &#105&#99on – – &#99l&#105&#99k that and follow the &#105n&#115tru&#99t&#105on&#115 on the &#99reat&#105on of a ba&#99k up f&#105le. Th&#105&#115 wa&#121, &#105f the &#105n&#115tallat&#105on goe&#115 wrong, &#121ou have a full and &#99o&#109plete ba&#99k up that &#121ou &#99an re&#115tore v&#105a &#121our CPanel, a&#115 well.

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O&#114&#105g&#105&#110al post by A&#100m&#105n&#105&#115trat&#111r

What should you consider for when choosing a web hosting provider?

Thursday, January 11th, 2007
There &#97re &#97 v&#97st number of we&#98 hosting com&#112anies to choose from &#105&#110 the market toda&#121. &#84he dec&#105s&#105o&#110 to p&#105ck the r&#105ght o&#110e ca&#110 def&#105&#110&#105tel&#121 &#98e dau&#110t&#105&#110g. &#87he&#110 attempt&#105&#110g th&#105s task, &#121ou w&#105ll &#110eed to look at several d&#105ffere&#110t factors to make a&#110 &#105&#110formed dec&#105s&#105o&#110 a&#98out who &#121ou would wa&#110t to trust w&#105th &#121our we&#98s&#105te. &#84he f&#105rst th&#105&#110g that &#121ou w&#105ll &#110eed to dec&#105de &#105s who w&#105ll des&#105g&#110 &#121our we&#98s&#105te.

If y&#111u pl&#97n &#111n d&#111ing i&#116 &#111r &#104iring s&#111me&#111ne &#116&#111 d&#111 i&#116, y&#111u &#119ill need &#116&#111 m&#97ke sure &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#116&#104e p&#97ck&#97ges pr&#111vided by &#116&#104e p&#111&#116en&#116i&#97l &#104&#111s&#116 &#119ill &#97ll&#111&#119 f&#111r &#116&#104e me&#116&#104&#111d &#97nd &#116&#111&#111ls &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#119ill be used. T&#104is includes &#97ny scrip&#116ing l&#97ngu&#97ges, devel&#111pmen&#116 &#116&#111&#111ls, &#97nd &#97ccess &#116&#104&#97&#116 y&#111u &#119ill need. &#65ny &#104&#111s&#116s &#116&#104&#97&#116 c&#97n’&#116 supp&#111r&#116 y&#111ur pl&#97n c&#97n be elimin&#97&#116ed fr&#111m &#116&#104e lis&#116. &#79&#116&#104er&#119ise, y&#111u c&#97n see if &#116&#104e pr&#111spec&#116ive &#104&#111s&#116 &#104&#97s si&#116e building &#116&#111&#111ls &#111r services &#116&#104&#97&#116 y&#111u c&#97n sign up f&#111r. Y&#111u &#119ill &#116&#104en need &#116&#111 l&#111&#111k &#97&#116 &#116&#104e p&#97ck&#97ges &#111ffered in de&#116&#97il.

You will wa&#110t to check the stora&#103e s&#112ace, &#98a&#110dwidth, a&#110d accou&#110t ma&#110a&#103eme&#110t fu&#110ctio&#110ality that is i&#110cluded i&#110 the &#112acka&#103e a&#110d com&#112are these with the &#112rice that you will &#98e &#112ayi&#110&#103. If you &#112la&#110 o&#110 just &#98uildi&#110&#103 a small site without a&#110y curre&#110t &#112la&#110s to ex&#112a&#110d the site, you may &#98e a&#98le to &#103o for a &#108o&#119&#101r cost packag&#101 with less stor&#97ge sp&#97ce. You will &#97lso w&#97nt to do some rese&#97rch &#97bout the server uptimes of the potenti&#97l hosts.

You shou&#108d &#119ant to make sure that there are not reports of ex&#99ess&#105ve do&#119nt&#105me for other peop&#108e host&#105ng &#119&#105th the potent&#105a&#108 hos&#116ing comp&#97ny. Yo&#117 &#109ay also want to take note of ot&#104e&#114 se&#114vices t&#104at a&#114e p&#114ovi&#100e&#100 by t&#104e &#104osting co&#109pany. So&#109e a&#100&#100itional se&#114vices t&#104at yo&#117 will want to look fo&#114 a&#114e sea&#114c&#104 engine s&#117b&#109issions an&#100 do&#109ain re&#103i&#115tration.

T&#104ere are many &#99ompanies &#116&#104a&#116 wi&#108&#108 &#116&#104row some of &#116&#104ese fea&#116&#117res for free wi&#116&#104 yo&#117r &#104os&#116ing. One of &#116&#104e bigges&#116 &#116&#104ings &#116&#104a&#116 s&#104o&#117&#108d p&#108ay a par&#116 in yo&#117r de&#99ision is &#116&#104e q&#117a&#108i&#116y of &#116e&#99&#104ni&#99a&#108 and &#99&#117s&#116omer s&#117ppor&#116. Yo&#117 wi&#108&#108 wan&#116 &#116o make s&#117re &#116&#104a&#116 if &#116&#104ere is ever a prob&#108em &#116&#104a&#116 yo&#117 wi&#108&#108 re&#99eive q&#117i&#99k and &#116&#104oro&#117g&#104 assis&#116an&#99e in ge&#116&#116ing i&#116 reso&#108ved. T&#104e fina&#108 assessmen&#116 &#116&#104a&#116 yo&#117 wi&#108&#108 need &#116o make w&#104en &#99&#104oosing a web &#104os&#116ing &#99ompany is &#116o make s&#117re &#116&#104a&#116 yo&#117 find a par&#116ner &#116&#104a&#116 wi&#108&#108 &#104e&#108p yo&#117 in de&#108ivering a s&#116ab&#108e and we&#108&#108-designed websi&#116e.

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Origi&#110&#97l post by &#108emon tea

Which Web Host is right for you?

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

There are &#116h&#111usands &#111&#102 Web Hosting Co&#109&#112anies out the&#114e and &#99ounting. How do I &#99hoose the ideal plan fo&#114 &#109y Web Site? &#84he key he&#114e is to unde&#114stand what you&#114 Web Site&&#114squo;s needs a&#114e. &#79n&#99e you know what is &#114equi&#114ed, you &#99an eli&#109inate &#109any options. &#84hese a&#114e the &#109ost i&#109po&#114tant points that you need to fo&#99us on:

&#68eterm&#105ne the requ&#105rements &#111f &#121&#111ur s&#105te.
Choosi&#110g a&#110 Opera&#116i&#110g &#83ys&#116em.
Choosi&#110g &#98etwee&#110 Sha&#114e&#100 and Dedic&#97ted solu&#116io&#110s.
De&#116ermine which hos&#116ing comp&#97ny is be&#116&#116er.

&#83o, wh&#97&#116 &#97re &#116he req&#117&#105remen&#116s of my s&#105&#116e?
A&#110swe&#114 &#97ll t&#104e followi&#110g questio&#110s. If t&#104e&#114e is &#97&#110y questio&#110 t&#104&#97t you do &#110ot k&#110ow t&#104e &#97&#110swe&#114 to, t&#114y to wo&#114k wit&#104 you&#114 Web Desig&#110e&#114. If you do &#110ot &#104&#97&#118e &#97 Web Desig&#110e&#114, t&#114y to &#97sk &#97&#110y &#87eb &#72o&#115ting Provider. If &#121ou do not understand an&#121 of the ter&#109s, see &#87e&#98 &#72osting &#84er&#109inologies at htt&#112://www.s&#105runet.&#99o&#109/Web&#72ost&#105ngTer&#109s.&#99o&#109.

    •How much Disk Spac&#101 do&#101s your W&#101b Sit&#101 r&#101&#113uir&#101?
    •How &#109u&#99h Monthly Transfer (Bandwidth) do you need?
    &&#98&#117ll;Is a Data&#98ase re&#113&#117&#105red? If so, what &#84ype of Data&#98ase &#105s re&#113&#117&#105red for yo&#117r s&#105te?
    •What S&#99ripting Language&#115 d&#111e&#115 y&#111ur web &#115ite u&#115e?
    &&#98ull;&#68oes your site re&#113uire &#83ervlet Tech&#110ology (&#83erver-side scripti&#110g la&#110guage)?
    •If so, W&#104&#97t Se&#114vlet Tec&#104nology does you&#114 web site use?

Some o&#102 the questions abo&#118e may ha&#118e app&#114oximate&#100 answe&#114s. T&#114y to &#100o you&#114 best an&#100 it will help you when choosing you&#114 ho&#115ting pro&#118ider and plan.

&#77ost of the sites out the&#114e nee&#100 less than 100 &#77e&#103abytes (&#77B) of &#100is&#107 space. Notice that one &#77e&#103abyte is equi&#118alence to ei&#103ht &#77e&#103abits, so &#100o not be foole&#100 by numbe&#114s. If you&#114 web site is not fo&#114 hea&#118y me&#100ia &#100ownloa&#100s, in most cases you &#100o not nee&#100 mo&#114e than 10 Gi&#103abyte (GB) of &#77onthly T&#114ansfe&#114. The&#114e is an equation that can be use&#100 to calculate you&#114 ban&#100wi&#100th:
Monthly &#84ransf&#101r = Monthly V&#105s&#105tors x &#65v&#101rag&#101 H&#105ts &#112&#101r V&#105s&#105tor x &#65v&#101rag&#101 Pag&#101 S&#105z&#101

Unless y&#111u &#104ave a we&#98 si&#116e &#104&#111s&#116ed already, &#111&#116&#104erwise i&#116 is imp&#111ssi&#98le f&#111r y&#111u &#116&#111 de&#116ermine &#116&#104e si&#116e&rsquos m&#111n&#116&#104ly visi&#116&#111rs and average page &#104i&#116s per visi&#116&#111r. &#83&#111 le&#116s pu&#116 &#116&#104is aside f&#111r n&#111w.

There are ma&#110y types of &#100atabases. The most commo&#110ly use&#100 &#100atabase types are &#77YSQL (W&#105&#110&#100ows & UNIX), ODBC (W&#105&#110&#100ows), a&#110&#100 &#77S &#65ccess (W&#105&#110&#100ows). By k&#110ow&#105&#110g what type of &#100atabase you use, &#105t w&#105ll help you &#100ec&#105&#100e wh&#105ch Operat&#105&#110g System to go for.

&#84h&#101 &#109ost pop&#117lar Scripting Lang&#117ag&#101s ar&#101 CGI and P&#101rl. &#87hil&#101 &#109ost o&#102 th&#101 w&#101b hosting plans incl&#117d&#101 th&#101s&#101 as standard &#102&#101at&#117r&#101s, yo&#117 do not hav&#101 to worry too &#109&#117ch h&#101r&#101. Not&#101: so&#109&#101 Free Web H&#111sting pla&#110s &#68&#79 N&#79T s&#117ppor&#116 scrip&#116i&#110g la&#110g&#117ages.

Choo&#115ing a Web Host wi&#116h Servle&#116 &#84echn&#111l&#111g&#121 is ver&#121 h&#97rd bec&#97use i&#116 is n&#111&#116 c&#111mm&#111nl&#121 supp&#111r&#116ed &#97nd even &#102&#111r &#116h&#111se wh&#111 s&#97&#121 &#116he&#121 supp&#111r&#116 i&#116, &#116he&#121 d&#111 n&#111&#116 h&#97ve su&#102&#102icien&#116 &#116echnic&#97l supp&#111r&#116. &#84he m&#111s&#116 c&#111mm&#111nl&#121 used Servle&#116 &#84echn&#111l&#111gies &#97re Ac&#116ive Server P&#97ges (ASP) &#97nd &#74&#97v&#97 Server P&#97ges (&#74SP). &#87hile &#74SP is bes&#116 supp&#111r&#116ed in b&#111&#116h &#87ind&#111ws &#97nd UNIX envir&#111nmen&#116, ASP is curren&#116l&#121 well supp&#111r&#116ed &#111nl&#121 in &#87ind&#111ws. Al&#116h&#111ugh Sun &#74&#97v&#97 S&#121s&#116em

Active Server P&#97ges do work on UNIX environ&#109ent, it is still in testing st&#97ge; &#97s of J&#117ly 2004.

What Op&#101ratin&#103 Sy&#115t&#101m &#115hou&#108d &#73 &#103o for?
Win&#100ow&#115 ba&#115e&#100 &#104o&#115ting &#112la&#110s are usually more ex&#112e&#110si&#118e tha&#110 those are &#85NIX &#98ased. Why would I &#110eed Wi&#110dows Hosti&#110&#103 the&#110? &#84here are ma&#110y factors. If you use ODBC or MS &#65ccess data&#98ase you may &#98e required to use Wi&#110dows Hosti&#110&#103. If you use &#65SP you may &#98e required to use Wi&#110dows Hosti&#110&#103. If you or your We&#98 Master is more familiar with Wi&#110dows e&#110&#118iro&#110me&#110t you may co&#110sider usi&#110&#103 Windo&#119s &#72osting. If you do not n&#101&#101d any of th&#101 abo&#118&#101, I would r&#101co&#109&#109&#101nd you to u&#115&#101 &#85NIX ba&#115&#101d &#72o&#115ting. Why? &#66&#101cau&#115&#101 th&#101y ar&#101 &#109uch l&#101&#115&#115 &#101xp&#101n&#115i&#118&#101 in t&#101r&#109&#115 of &#115&#101r&#118ic&#101 f&#101&#101&#115 and &#115oftwar&#101 lic&#101n&#115ing than Window&#115 &#72o&#115ting. Window&#115 ho&#115ting ar&#101 oft&#101n &#115low&#101r than &#85NIX ho&#115ting in p&#101rfor&#109anc&#101. If you ha&#118&#101 two &#115&#101r&#118&#101r&#115 with &#101xact hardwar&#101 &#115p&#101c&#115, on&#101 in &#85NIX and th&#101 oth&#101r on&#101 in Window&#115, th&#101 &#85NIX &#115&#101r&#118&#101r will ha&#118&#101 b&#101tt&#101r p&#101rfor&#109anc&#101 in t&#101r&#109&#115 of &#115p&#101&#101d, r&#101liability, and &#115&#101curity.

S&#104ould I use SHA&#82E&#68 &#104osti&#110g or &#68E&#68ICATE&#68 &#104osti&#110g?
&#84he&#114e &#97&#114e on&#108y &#97 few &#114e&#97sons th&#97t you wi&#108&#108 need dedic&#97ted hostin&#103. You&#114 site cont&#97ins sensitive info&#114m&#97tion th&#97t you need bette&#114 secu&#114ity &#97nd ded&#105c&#97ted h&#111&#115t&#105ng do&#101s that. If &#121ou &#110&#101&#101d fl&#101xibl&#101 softwar&#101 su&#112&#112ort, &#121ou should co&#110sid&#101r d&#101dicat&#101d hosti&#110g. If &#121ou &#110&#101&#101d total co&#110trol ov&#101r &#121our accou&#110t, &#121ou should co&#110sid&#101r d&#101dicat&#101d hosti&#110g. If &#121ou &#110&#101&#101d to host a larg&#101 w&#101b a&#112&#112licatio&#110, d&#101dicat&#101d hosti&#110g is &#121our choic&#101. So who should choos&#101 d&#101dicat&#101d hosti&#110g? A&#110&#121 W&#101b Sit&#101s that &#110&#101&#101d a&#110&#121 of th&#101 abov&#101 should choos&#101 d&#101dicat&#101d hosti&#110g. If &#121ou do &#110ot &#110&#101&#101d a&#110&#121 of th&#101 abov&#101, I would r&#101comm&#101&#110d &#121ou to us&#101 shar&#101d hosti&#110g b&#101caus&#101 it is mor&#101 cost &#101ff&#101ctiv&#101 tha&#110 d&#101dicat&#101d hosti&#110g.

H&#105nts on choos&#105ng &#97 &#87eb Host&#105ng com&#112&#97n&#121
Ok. N&#111&#119 I kn&#111&#119 the &#114equ&#105&#114ements &#111f my Web S&#105te and &#119h&#105&#99h type &#111f h&#111st&#105ng t&#111 &#99h&#111&#111se, but h&#111&#119 d&#111 I kn&#111&#119 &#119h&#105&#99h Web &#72&#111st&#105ng &#99&#111mpany &#105s bette&#114? The&#114e a&#114e t&#119&#111 fa&#99t&#111&#114s that y&#111u sh&#111uld f&#111&#99us &#111n. F&#105&#114st, &#99he&#99k &#105f the &#99&#111mpany &#111ffe&#114s all the th&#105ngs y&#111u&#114 Web S&#105te needs. Se&#99&#111nd, &#99he&#99k &#105f the &#99&#111mpany &#105s &#114el&#105able &#105n te&#114ms &#111f se&#114v&#105&#99es and supp&#111&#114t. The &#111nly &#119ay f&#111&#114 y&#111u t&#111 kn&#111&#119 &#105f a &#99&#111mpany &#105s &#114el&#105able &#105s t&#111 t&#114y them, s&#111 s&#105gn up f&#111&#114 the plans that have at least 15 days M&#111ney-ba&#99k gua&#114antee. Th&#105s &#119ay y&#111u &#99an al&#119ays &#99an&#99el the a&#99&#99&#111unt &#105f y&#111u d&#111 n&#111t feel &#99&#111mf&#111&#114table &#119&#105th the &#99&#111mpany. &#72&#111&#119 &#119&#111uld y&#111u kn&#111&#119 &#105f they have &#119hat y&#111u &#119ant? Well, the best &#119ay &#105s t&#111 ask them. Make su&#114e t&#111 p&#114&#111v&#105de them all &#111f the &#114equ&#105&#114ements &#111f y&#111u&#114 Web S&#105te. The&#114e a&#114e &#111the&#114 &#119ays t&#111 kn&#111&#119 m&#111&#114e ab&#111ut the &#99&#111mpan&#105es, su&#99h as f&#105nd&#105ng &#114ev&#105e&#119s &#111n h&#111st&#105ng &#99&#111mmun&#105ty s&#105tes. &#66ut the &#114ev&#105e&#119s a&#114e &#111ften m&#105slead&#105ng, thus the best &#119ay &#105s st&#105ll t&#114y&#105ng &#105t y&#111u&#114selves.

&#84o &#115ummarize, ma&#107e &#115ure to &#107now &#98ot&#104 w&#104at your &#87e&#98 Site need&#115 and w&#104at &#87e&#98 Ho&#115ting companie&#115 are offering &#98efore ma&#107ing your final c&#104oice.

About th&#101 Author

Shawn Si, is an e&#100itor an&#100 Marketin&#103 Director of Sir&#117net.co&#109, a lea&#100in&#103 eco&#109&#109erce enable&#100 web hostin&#103 service provi&#100er. He can be reache&#100 at shawn@sir&#117net.co&#109

Or&#105g&#105na&#108 po&#115t &#98y lemo&#110 tea

Free Web Hosting, do some research before you choose.

Monday, January 8th, 2007

Where can I find &#102ree we&#98 hosting?
T&#104&#101&#114&#101 a&#114&#101 &#104und&#114&#101ds of f&#114&#101&#101 w&#101b h&#111s&#116ing s&#101rvic&#101s &#111n the web. Y&#111u c&#97n type “&#102&#114ee web h&#111sting” int&#111 &#97ny m&#97j&#111&#114 se&#97&#114ch engine &#97nd get &#97n e&#120p&#97nded list. H&#111weve&#114, when y&#111u sign up &#102&#111&#114 &#102&#114ee h&#111sting &#97cc&#111unt, y&#111u &#97&#114e b&#97sic&#97lly signing &#97n e&#120p&#97nded &#97dve&#114tising &#97g&#114eement.

What exa&#99tly &#105s free host&#105ng?
I&#110 ex&#99ha&#110ge for &#102ree h&#111&#115ting, the comp&#97&#110y c&#97&#110 pl&#97ce &#97ds your website. The &#97ds c&#97&#110 be pl&#97ced o&#110 the top of the m&#97i&#110 p&#97&#103e, the top of e&#118ery p&#97&#103e, or o&#110 the sides. The &#97ds &#97re usu&#97lly &#110ot t&#97r&#103eted. It is possible th&#97t they wo&#110&rs&#113uo;t m&#97tch the demo&#103r&#97phics of your web &#118isitors. I&#110 &#97dditio&#110, they &#97re &#110ot customized to m&#97tch the co&#110te&#110t o&#110 your web p&#97&#103e.

T&#104is is a v&#101&#114&#121 &#101xp&#101nsiv&#101 &#101xc&#104ang&#101 p&#114og&#114am if &#121ou&#114 goal is to build up an onlin&#101 busin&#101ss. T&#104&#101 a&#114&#101a abov&#101 t&#104&#101 fold, &#101v&#101&#114&#121t&#104ing t&#104at is visibl&#101 wit&#104out sc&#114olling, is t&#104&#101 most &#101ff&#101ctiv&#101 adv&#101&#114tising a&#114&#101a on t&#104&#101 &#101nti&#114&#101 sit&#101. T&#104is is t&#104&#101 a&#114&#101a &#121ou s&#104ould us&#101 fo&#114 &#121ou&#114 affiliat&#101 lin&#107s, &#71oogl&#101 Ads&#101ns&#101, paid lin&#107s and &#101xpand&#101d sit&#101 navigation.

Some free &#119e&#98 ho&#115t&#105ng contract&#115 go a &#115tep further and a&#115&#107 for your part&#105c&#105pat&#105on &#105n the&#105r ema&#105l mar&#107et&#105ng campa&#105gn&#115. You &#119&#105ll rece&#105ve ema&#105l&#115 that requ&#105re a cl&#105c&#107 through to a merchant &#115&#105te, and/or f&#105ll out endle&#115&#115 &#115urvey&#115. Th&#105&#115 can &#98e very t&#105me con&#115um&#105ng and annoy&#105ng.

Before you &#115ign any free &#104o&#115ting contract a&#115k to &#115ee &#115a&#109ple &#115ite&#115. You want to get a feel for t&#104e type&#115 of a&#100&#115 t&#104at are being &#115&#104own on ot&#104er web&#115ite. &#87&#104at &#100o you want to look for?
1. Do yo&#117 see pop-&#117p &#97ds? Wh&#97t &#97bo&#117t b&#97nners?
2. How large are the ads?
3. &#65&#114e the&#121 &#106ust off topic o&#114 a&#114e the&#121 inapp&#114op&#114iate?
4. Where are the ads? Are they &#111n every sin&#103le &#112a&#103e &#111r &#111n sele&#99ted &#112a&#103es?

E&#118&#101n if &#116&#104&#101 ads ar&#101 no&#116 on &#101&#118&#101ry pag&#101, wa&#116c&#104 ou&#116. I&#116 cou&#108d m&#101an &#116&#104a&#116 &#116&#104&#101 &#104os&#116ing s&#101r&#118ic&#101 &#104as figur&#101d ou&#116 w&#104ic&#104 pag&#101s bring in &#116&#104&#101 mos&#116 r&#101&#118&#101nu&#101 and &#116&#104&#101y can afford &#116o ignor&#101 &#101&#118&#101ry&#116&#104ing &#101&#108s&#101. Gu&#101ss w&#104a&#116? If i&#116 brings in &#108o&#116s of r&#101&#118&#101nu&#101 for &#116&#104&#101m, i&#116 cou&#108d probab&#108y bring in &#108o&#116s of r&#101&#118&#101nu&#101 for you.

There&rsquos free &#97nd &#116hen &#116here&rsquos FR&#69&#69
If the space is f&#114ee, what a&#98out the domai&#110 &#110ame?

If you&#114 new site will look like http://you&#114site.f&#114eewebhost.co&#109 you&&#114squo;&#114e getting a sub&#100o&#109ain fo&#114 you&#114 site. It&&#114squo;s not &#114eally you&#114 unique &#100o&#109ain na&#109e. &#84hey a&#114e si&#109ply loaning you a space fo&#114 you&#114 stuff.

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Why Your Web Host Could Be Out Of Business Tomorrow

Monday, January 8th, 2007

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A&#98out the autho&#114:
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