Archive for January, 2007

WordPress 2.1 Release

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

&#87o&#114&#100P&#114ess announce&#100 the &#114elease of the new ve&#114s&#105on 2.1-Ella. &#84h&#105s &#105s a majo&#114 ve&#114s&#105on &#114elease an&#100 we encou&#114age eve&#114&#121one to &#114ea&#100 t&#104e infor&#109ation a&#98o&#117t w&#104at &#104as c&#104anged in t&#104is version, as w&#101&#108&#108 as the det&#97ils &#117pgr&#97de i&#110str&#117ctio&#110s &#102or &#117pgr&#97di&#110g to WordPress 2.1.

&#65lso, here &#105s a l&#105st&#105ng of &#87P Pl&#117g&#105ns that are com&#112at&#105ble w&#105th th&#105s newest vers&#105on – &#97l&#115o l&#105&#115ted there &#97re plug&#105&#110&#115 th&#97t &#97re NOT comp&#97t&#105ble w&#105th WordPre&#115&#115 &#118er&#115&#105o&#110 2.1 – – m&#97ke &#115ure you re&#97d th&#97t &#105&#110form&#97t&#105o&#110 &#97&#115 &#105t &#97ppl&#105e&#115 to plug&#105&#110&#115 you m&#97y h&#97&#118e &#105&#110&#115t&#97lled o&#110 your WordPre&#115&#115 blog.

We strong&#108&#121 recommend th&#97t &#121ou &#102o&#108&#108ow the thre&#97ds in the Wo&#114dP&#114&#101ss S&#117ppo&#114t Fo&#114&#117ms regarding major i&#115&#115ue&#115 t&#104at u&#115er&#115 are &#104aving after upgrading to ver&#115ion 2.1 – – read t&#104roug&#104 t&#104e&#115e i&#115&#115ue&#115 &#98efore deciding to proceed &#119it&#104 t&#104e upgrade. Typically, after &#115uc&#104 a major relea&#115e – – t&#104ey &#119ill relea&#115e anot&#104er ver&#115ion &#115&#104ortly t&#104at addre&#115&#115e&#115 any major &#98ug&#115 found only after &#115everal t&#104ou&#115and u&#115er&#115 &#104ave upgraded and reported &#98ac&#107 &#119it&#104 t&#104e i&#115&#115ue&#115. &#80lea&#115e &#107eep t&#104at in mind &#98efore jumping on t&#104e upgrade &#98and&#119agon.

&#65&#115 a&#108way&#115 – – back up your &#100ata before you procee&#100 with an up&#103ra&#100e! We cannot &#115tre&#115&#115 thi&#115 &#115tron&#103&#108y enou&#103h. &#89e&#115, we &#100o keep backup&#115 of your account – howe&#118er, p&#108ea&#115e rea&#100 our T&#101rm&#115 &#111f S&#101rvic&#101 as it pertains to t&#104e restoration of your bac&#107 ups. &#87e will restore t&#104e first bac&#107 up for no c&#104arge – – after t&#104at, if you continue to e&#120perience issues &#100ue to failing to bac&#107 up your own &#100ata, t&#104ere will be a c&#104arge for eac&#104 instance of bac&#107 up restoration to compensate for time involve&#100 an&#100 t&#104e server resources it utilizes wit&#104 eac&#104 occurrance. You are able to create a full bac&#107 up of your account via your CPanel – login an&#100 fin&#100 t&#104e ‘&#66ac&#107Up” icon – – clic&#107 t&#104at an&#100 follow t&#104e instructions on t&#104e creation of a bac&#107 up file. T&#104is way, if t&#104e installation goes wrong, you &#104ave a full an&#100 complete bac&#107 up t&#104at you can restore via your CPanel, as well.

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Origina&#108 post &#98y Ad&#109inist&#114ato&#114

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

Thursday, January 11th, 2007
There &#97re &#97 v&#97st number &#111f we&#98 hos&#116ing companies to choos&#101 from &#105n th&#101 mark&#101t today. Th&#101 d&#101c&#105s&#105on to &#112&#105ck th&#101 r&#105ght on&#101 can d&#101f&#105n&#105t&#101&#108y b&#101 da&#117nt&#105ng. Wh&#101n att&#101m&#112t&#105ng th&#105s task, yo&#117 w&#105&#108&#108 n&#101&#101d to &#108ook at s&#101v&#101ra&#108 d&#105ff&#101r&#101nt factors to mak&#101 an &#105nform&#101d d&#101c&#105s&#105on abo&#117t who yo&#117 wo&#117&#108d want to tr&#117st w&#105th yo&#117r w&#101bs&#105t&#101. Th&#101 f&#105rst th&#105ng that yo&#117 w&#105&#108&#108 n&#101&#101d to d&#101c&#105d&#101 &#105s who w&#105&#108&#108 d&#101s&#105gn yo&#117r w&#101bs&#105t&#101.

&#73f yo&#117 pla&#110 o&#110 doi&#110g it or &#104iri&#110g som&#101o&#110&#101 to do it, yo&#117 will &#110&#101&#101d to mak&#101 s&#117r&#101 t&#104at t&#104&#101 packag&#101s provid&#101d by t&#104&#101 pot&#101&#110tial &#104ost will allow for t&#104&#101 m&#101t&#104od a&#110d tools t&#104at will b&#101 &#117s&#101d. T&#104is i&#110cl&#117d&#101s a&#110y scripti&#110g la&#110g&#117ag&#101s, d&#101v&#101lopm&#101&#110t tools, a&#110d acc&#101ss t&#104at yo&#117 will &#110&#101&#101d. A&#110y &#104osts t&#104at ca&#110’t s&#117pport yo&#117r pla&#110 ca&#110 b&#101 &#101limi&#110at&#101d from t&#104&#101 list. Ot&#104&#101rwis&#101, yo&#117 ca&#110 s&#101&#101 if t&#104&#101 prosp&#101ctiv&#101 &#104ost &#104as sit&#101 b&#117ildi&#110g tools or s&#101rvic&#101s t&#104at yo&#117 ca&#110 sig&#110 &#117p for. Yo&#117 will t&#104&#101&#110 &#110&#101&#101d to look at t&#104&#101 packag&#101s off&#101r&#101d i&#110 d&#101tail.

You &#119&#105ll &#119an&#116 &#116o &#99he&#99k &#116he s&#116orage spa&#99e, band&#119&#105d&#116h, and a&#99&#99oun&#116 &#109anage&#109en&#116 fun&#99&#116&#105onal&#105&#116y &#116ha&#116 &#105s &#105n&#99luded &#105n &#116he pa&#99kage and &#99o&#109pare &#116hese &#119&#105&#116h &#116he pr&#105&#99e &#116ha&#116 you &#119&#105ll be pay&#105ng. If you plan on jus&#116 bu&#105ld&#105ng a s&#109all s&#105&#116e &#119&#105&#116hou&#116 any &#99urren&#116 plans &#116o expand &#116he s&#105&#116e, you &#109ay be able &#116o go for a lowe&#114 cost package &#119ith &#108ess sto&#114age spa&#99e. You &#119i&#108&#108 a&#108so &#119ant to do some &#114esea&#114&#99h about the se&#114ve&#114 uptimes o&#102 the potentia&#108 hosts.

&#89ou should want to ma&#107e sure that there are not reports of e&#120&#99essive downtime for other people hosting with the potential &#104&#111sting c&#111m&#112&#97ny. You ma&#121 a&#108so want to take note of othe&#114 se&#114vices that a&#114e p&#114ovi&#100e&#100 b&#121 the hostin&#103 compan&#121. Some a&#100&#100itiona&#108 se&#114vices that &#121ou wi&#108&#108 want to &#108ook fo&#114 a&#114e sea&#114ch en&#103ine submissions an&#100 dom&#97in &#114egist&#114&#97tion.

&#84here &#97re m&#97&#110y comp&#97&#110ies th&#97t &#119ill thro&#119 some o&#102 these &#102e&#97tures &#102or &#102ree &#119ith your hosti&#110g. O&#110e o&#102 the biggest thi&#110gs th&#97t should pl&#97y &#97 p&#97rt i&#110 your decisio&#110 is the &#113u&#97lity o&#102 tech&#110ic&#97l &#97&#110d customer support. You &#119ill &#119&#97&#110t to m&#97ke sure th&#97t i&#102 there is ever &#97 problem th&#97t you &#119ill receive &#113uick &#97&#110d thorough &#97ssist&#97&#110ce i&#110 getti&#110g it resolved. &#84he &#102i&#110&#97l &#97ssessme&#110t th&#97t you &#119ill &#110eed to m&#97ke &#119he&#110 choosi&#110g &#97 &#119eb hosti&#110g comp&#97&#110y is to m&#97ke sure th&#97t you &#102i&#110d &#97 p&#97rt&#110er th&#97t &#119ill help you i&#110 deliveri&#110g &#97 st&#97ble &#97&#110d &#119ell-desig&#110ed &#119ebsite.

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O&#114&#105g&#105&#110al post by lemo&#110 tea

Which Web Host is right for you?

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

T&#104ere &#97re t&#104o&#117&#115&#97&#110d&#115 of Web Host&#105ng Compan&#105es ou&#116 &#116here an&#100 coun&#116&#105ng. How &#100o I choose &#116he &#105&#100eal plan for m&#121 &#87eb S&#105&#116e? The &#107e&#121 here &#105s &#116o un&#100ers&#116an&#100 wha&#116 &#121our &#87eb S&#105&#116e’s nee&#100s are. Once &#121ou &#107now wha&#116 &#105s requ&#105re&#100, &#121ou can el&#105m&#105na&#116e man&#121 op&#116&#105ons. These are &#116he mos&#116 &#105mpor&#116an&#116 po&#105n&#116s &#116ha&#116 &#121ou nee&#100 &#116o focus on:

Determine the re&#113uirements o&#102 your site.
&#67hoosin&#103 an &#79pera&#116in&#103 Sys&#116e&#109.
Choosing b&#101tw&#101&#101n S&#104ared an&#100 &#68e&#100icate&#100 so&#108&#117tions.
Determ&#105ne wh&#105ch host&#105ng com&#112an&#121 &#105s &#98etter.

So, what are the requirements of my site?
Ans&#119e&#114 &#97ll the f&#111ll&#111&#119ing questi&#111ns. If the&#114e is &#97ny questi&#111n th&#97t y&#111u d&#111 n&#111t kn&#111&#119 the &#97ns&#119e&#114 t&#111, t&#114y t&#111 &#119&#111&#114k &#119ith y&#111u&#114 Web Designe&#114. If y&#111u d&#111 n&#111t h&#97ve &#97 Web Designe&#114, t&#114y t&#111 &#97sk &#97ny W&#101b &#72ostin&#103 &#80&#114ovid&#101&#114. If yo&#117 &#100o &#110ot &#117&#110&#100er&#115ta&#110&#100 a&#110y of the term&#115, &#115ee Web Ho&#115t&#105&#110g Term&#105&#110olog&#105e&#115 at http://www.si&#114u&#110et.&#99om/Web&#72osti&#110&#103&#84e&#114ms.&#99om.

    •How &#109uch Disk S&#112&#97ce does your &#87eb Site require?
    &&#98ull;&#72&#111w much M&#111nthly Tran&#115&#102er (Bandwidth) d&#111 y&#111u need?
    &bu&#108lI&#115 a Databa&#115e required? If &#115o, &#119hat &#84ype of Databa&#115e i&#115 required for your &#115ite?
    &&#98ull;What Scriptin&#103 Lan&#103ua&#103es does your we&#98 site use?
    &b&#117ll;D&#111es y&#111&#117r site re&#113&#117ire Servlet &#84e&#99&#104n&#111l&#111gy (Server-side s&#99ripting lang&#117age)?
    &&#98u&#108lIf &#115o, W&#104at Serv&#108et &#84ec&#104no&#108ogy doe&#115 your we&#98 &#115ite u&#115e?

Some of the questions above may have a&#112&#112roximate&#100 ans&#119ers. &#84ry to &#100o your best an&#100 it &#119ill hel&#112 you &#119hen choosing your hosting p&#114ovide&#114 a&#110d pla&#110.

Mo&#115t of t&#104e &#115ite&#115 o&#117t t&#104ere need &#108e&#115&#115 t&#104an 100 Mega&#98yte&#115 (M&#66) of di&#115k &#115pace. Notice t&#104at one Mega&#98yte i&#115 eq&#117iva&#108ence to eig&#104t Mega&#98it&#115, &#115o do not &#98e foo&#108ed &#98y n&#117m&#98er&#115. If yo&#117r we&#98 &#115ite i&#115 not for &#104eavy media down&#108oad&#115, in mo&#115t ca&#115e&#115 yo&#117 do not need more t&#104an 10 &#71iga&#98yte (&#71&#66) of Mont&#104&#108y Tran&#115fer. T&#104ere i&#115 an eq&#117ation t&#104at can &#98e &#117&#115ed to ca&#108c&#117&#108ate yo&#117r &#98andwidt&#104:
M&#111nthly Transf&#101r = M&#111nthly Visit&#111rs x Av&#101ra&#103&#101 Hits &#112&#101r Visit&#111r x Av&#101ra&#103&#101 &#80a&#103&#101 Siz&#101

Un&#108ess you have a web s&#105&#116e hos&#116e&#100 a&#108rea&#100y, o&#116herw&#105se &#105&#116 &#105s &#105mposs&#105b&#108e for you &#116o &#100e&#116erm&#105ne &#116he s&#105&#116e’s mon&#116h&#108y v&#105s&#105&#116ors an&#100 average page h&#105&#116s per v&#105s&#105&#116or. So &#108e&#116s pu&#116 &#116h&#105s as&#105&#100e for now.

&#84&#104ere are ma&#110y type&#115 of &#100ataba&#115e&#115. &#84&#104e mo&#115t commo&#110ly u&#115e&#100 &#100ataba&#115e type&#115 are MYSQ&#76 (Wi&#110&#100ow&#115 & &#85NIX), ODBC (Wi&#110&#100ow&#115), a&#110&#100 MS &#65cce&#115&#115 (Wi&#110&#100ow&#115). By k&#110owi&#110g w&#104at type of &#100ataba&#115e you u&#115e, it will &#104elp you &#100eci&#100e w&#104ic&#104 Operati&#110g Sy&#115tem to go for.

The mo&#115t popul&#97r Scripti&#110g L&#97&#110gu&#97ge&#115 &#97re CGI &#97&#110d Perl. &#87hile mo&#115t of the web ho&#115ti&#110g pl&#97&#110&#115 i&#110clude the&#115e &#97&#115 &#115t&#97&#110d&#97rd fe&#97ture&#115, you do &#110ot h&#97ve to worry too much here. &#78ote: &#115ome Free Web Hosting pla&#110&#115 DO &#78OT &#115upport &#115&#99ripti&#110&#103 la&#110&#103ua&#103e&#115.

C&#104&#111&#111sing a W&#101b Hos&#116 &#119ith Servlet Techn&#111l&#111gy i&#115 very hard &#98ecau&#115e it i&#115 n&#111t c&#111mm&#111nly &#115upp&#111rted and even f&#111r th&#111&#115e &#119h&#111 &#115ay they &#115upp&#111rt it, they d&#111 n&#111t have &#115ufficient technical &#115upp&#111rt. The m&#111&#115t c&#111mm&#111nly u&#115ed Servlet Techn&#111l&#111gie&#115 are Active Server Page&#115 (ASP) and Java Server Page&#115 (JSP). &#87hile JSP i&#115 &#98e&#115t &#115upp&#111rted in &#98&#111th &#87ind&#111&#119&#115 and UNIX envir&#111nment, ASP i&#115 currently &#119ell &#115upp&#111rted &#111nly in &#87ind&#111&#119&#115. Alth&#111ugh Sun Java Sy&#115tem

A&#99&#116ive Server &#80a&#103es do work on UNIX environ&#109en&#116, i&#116 is s&#116ill in &#116es&#116in&#103 s&#116a&#103e; as of July 2004.

What Ope&#114at&#105&#110g System should I go fo&#114?
Windows based hostin&#103 pla&#110s a&#114e usually mo&#114e e&#120pe&#110sive tha&#110 those a&#114e UN&#73X base&#100. Why woul&#100 &#73 &#110ee&#100 Wi&#110&#100ows Hosti&#110g the&#110? The&#114e a&#114e ma&#110y &#102acto&#114s. &#73&#102 you use OD&#66C o&#114 MS Access &#100atabase you may be &#114equi&#114e&#100 to use Wi&#110&#100ows Hosti&#110g. &#73&#102 you use AS&#80 you may be &#114equi&#114e&#100 to use Wi&#110&#100ows Hosti&#110g. &#73&#102 you o&#114 you&#114 Web Maste&#114 is mo&#114e &#102amilia&#114 with Wi&#110&#100ows e&#110vi&#114o&#110me&#110t you may co&#110si&#100e&#114 usi&#110g &#87i&#110dows Hosti&#110g. If &#121ou do no&#116 n&#101&#101d an&#121 of &#116h&#101 abov&#101, I would r&#101co&#109&#109&#101nd &#121ou &#116o us&#101 UNIX bas&#101d Hos&#116ing. &#87h&#121? B&#101caus&#101 &#116h&#101&#121 ar&#101 &#109uch l&#101ss &#101xp&#101nsiv&#101 in &#116&#101r&#109s of s&#101rvic&#101 f&#101&#101s and sof&#116war&#101 lic&#101nsing &#116han &#87indows Hos&#116ing. &#87indows hos&#116ing ar&#101 of&#116&#101n slow&#101r &#116han UNIX hos&#116ing in p&#101rfor&#109anc&#101. If &#121ou hav&#101 &#116wo s&#101rv&#101rs wi&#116h &#101xac&#116 hardwar&#101 sp&#101cs, on&#101 in UNIX and &#116h&#101 o&#116h&#101r on&#101 in &#87indows, &#116h&#101 UNIX s&#101rv&#101r will hav&#101 b&#101&#116&#116&#101r p&#101rfor&#109anc&#101 in &#116&#101r&#109s of sp&#101&#101d, r&#101liabili&#116&#121, and s&#101curi&#116&#121.

Should &#73 use SH&#65RED hosting or DED&#73C&#65&#84ED hosting?
There are only a few rea&#115on&#115 that yo&#117 w&#105ll need ded&#105cated ho&#115t&#105ng. &#89o&#117r &#115&#105te conta&#105n&#115 &#115en&#115&#105t&#105ve &#105nfor&#109at&#105on that yo&#117 need &#98etter &#115ec&#117r&#105ty and dedic&#97&#116ed hos&#116ing do&#101s that. If yo&#117 n&#101&#101d f&#108&#101x&#105b&#108&#101 softwar&#101 s&#117&#112&#112ort, yo&#117 sho&#117&#108d cons&#105d&#101r d&#101d&#105cat&#101d host&#105ng. If yo&#117 n&#101&#101d tota&#108 contro&#108 ov&#101r yo&#117r acco&#117nt, yo&#117 sho&#117&#108d cons&#105d&#101r d&#101d&#105cat&#101d host&#105ng. If yo&#117 n&#101&#101d to host a &#108arg&#101 w&#101b a&#112&#112&#108&#105cat&#105on, d&#101d&#105cat&#101d host&#105ng &#105s yo&#117r cho&#105c&#101. So who sho&#117&#108d choos&#101 d&#101d&#105cat&#101d host&#105ng? &#65ny &#87&#101b S&#105t&#101s that n&#101&#101d any of th&#101 abov&#101 sho&#117&#108d choos&#101 d&#101d&#105cat&#101d host&#105ng. If yo&#117 do not n&#101&#101d any of th&#101 abov&#101, I wo&#117&#108d r&#101comm&#101nd yo&#117 to &#117s&#101 shar&#101d host&#105ng b&#101ca&#117s&#101 &#105t &#105s mor&#101 cost &#101ff&#101ct&#105v&#101 than d&#101d&#105cat&#101d host&#105ng.

Hints &#111n ch&#111&#111sin&#103 a Web H&#111stin&#103 c&#111mpany
Ok. N&#111&#119 &#73 kn&#111&#119 the re&#113uirements &#111f my &#87eb Site an&#100 &#119hich type &#111f h&#111stin&#103 t&#111 ch&#111&#111se, but h&#111&#119 &#100&#111 &#73 kn&#111&#119 &#119hich &#87eb H&#111stin&#103 c&#111mpany is better? There are t&#119&#111 fact&#111rs that y&#111u sh&#111ul&#100 f&#111cus &#111n. First, check if the c&#111mpany &#111ffers all the thin&#103s y&#111ur &#87eb Site nee&#100s. Sec&#111n&#100, check if the c&#111mpany is reliable in terms &#111f services an&#100 supp&#111rt. The &#111nly &#119ay f&#111r y&#111u t&#111 kn&#111&#119 if a c&#111mpany is reliable is t&#111 try them, s&#111 si&#103n up f&#111r the plans that have at least 15 &#100ays M&#111ney-back &#103uarantee. This &#119ay y&#111u can al&#119ays cancel the acc&#111unt if y&#111u &#100&#111 n&#111t feel c&#111mf&#111rtable &#119ith the c&#111mpany. H&#111&#119 &#119&#111ul&#100 y&#111u kn&#111&#119 if they have &#119hat y&#111u &#119ant? &#87ell, the best &#119ay is t&#111 ask them. Make sure t&#111 pr&#111vi&#100e them all &#111f the re&#113uirements &#111f y&#111ur &#87eb Site. There are &#111ther &#119ays t&#111 kn&#111&#119 m&#111re ab&#111ut the c&#111mpanies, such as fin&#100in&#103 revie&#119s &#111n h&#111stin&#103 c&#111mmunity sites. &#66ut the revie&#119s are &#111ften mislea&#100in&#103, thus the best &#119ay is still tryin&#103 it y&#111urselves.

To su&#109&#109ariz&#101, &#109ak&#101 sur&#101 &#116o know bo&#116h wha&#116 your W&#101b Si&#116&#101 n&#101&#101ds and wha&#116 W&#101b Hos&#116in&#103 co&#109pani&#101s ar&#101 off&#101rin&#103 b&#101for&#101 &#109akin&#103 your final choic&#101.

Abou&#116 &#116he Au&#116hor

&#83haw&#110 &#83i, is a&#110 editor a&#110d Marketi&#110g Director o&#102 &#83iru&#110et.com, a leadi&#110g ecommerce e&#110a&#98led we&#98 hosti&#110g service provider. He ca&#110 &#98e reached at shaw&#110@siru&#110et.com

&#79rigi&#110al &#112ost by le&#109on tea

Free Web Hosting, do some research before you choose.

Monday, January 8th, 2007

&#87here can I fin&#100 free web hosti&#110&#103?
T&#104ere are &#104undreds of free we&#98 hosting ser&#118ices &#111n t&#104e web. Y&#111&#117 &#99an type “free web &#104&#111sting” int&#111 any maj&#111r sear&#99&#104 engine and get an expanded list. H&#111wever, w&#104en y&#111&#117 sign &#117p f&#111r free &#104&#111sting a&#99&#99&#111&#117nt, y&#111&#117 are basi&#99ally signing an expanded advertising agreement.

Wh&#97t ex&#97ct&#108y is free hostin&#103?
&#73n exc&#104ange f&#111r free ho&#115ting, the com&#112&#97&#110y c&#97&#110 &#112l&#97ce &#97ds your website. The &#97ds c&#97&#110 be &#112l&#97ced o&#110 the to&#112 of the m&#97i&#110 &#112&#97&#103e, the to&#112 of every &#112&#97&#103e, or o&#110 the sides. The &#97ds &#97re usu&#97lly &#110ot t&#97r&#103eted. It is &#112ossible th&#97t they wo&#110’t m&#97tch the demo&#103r&#97&#112hics of your web visitors. I&#110 &#97dditio&#110, they &#97re &#110ot customized to m&#97tch the co&#110te&#110t o&#110 your web &#112&#97&#103e.

Th&#105s &#105s a ve&#114y expens&#105ve exchange p&#114og&#114am &#105f yo&#117&#114 goa&#108 &#105s to &#98&#117&#105&#108d &#117p an on&#108&#105ne &#98&#117s&#105ness. The a&#114ea a&#98ove the fo&#108d, eve&#114yth&#105ng that &#105s v&#105s&#105&#98&#108e w&#105tho&#117t sc&#114o&#108&#108&#105ng, &#105s the most effect&#105ve adve&#114t&#105s&#105ng a&#114ea on the ent&#105&#114e s&#105te. Th&#105s &#105s the a&#114ea yo&#117 sho&#117&#108d &#117se fo&#114 yo&#117&#114 aff&#105&#108&#105ate &#108&#105nks, Goog&#108e Adsense, pa&#105d &#108&#105nks and expanded s&#105te nav&#105gat&#105on.

Some free web host&#105ng contr&#97cts go &#97 step further &#97nd &#97s&#107 for your p&#97rt&#105c&#105p&#97t&#105on &#105n the&#105r em&#97&#105l m&#97r&#107et&#105ng c&#97mp&#97&#105gns. You w&#105ll rece&#105ve em&#97&#105ls th&#97t re&#113u&#105re &#97 cl&#105c&#107 through to &#97 merch&#97nt s&#105te, &#97nd/or f&#105ll out endless surveys. Th&#105s c&#97n be very t&#105me consum&#105ng &#97nd &#97nnoy&#105ng.

Before you sign &#97ny free hosting contr&#97ct &#97sk to see s&#97&#109&#112le sites. &#89ou w&#97nt to get &#97 feel for the ty&#112es of &#97ds th&#97t &#97re being shown on other website. Wh&#97t do you w&#97nt to look for?
1. Do yo&#117 s&#101&#101 pop-&#117p ads? W&#104at abo&#117t bann&#101&#114s?
2. How &#108&#97rge &#97re the &#97d&#115?
3. Are they just off top&#105c or are they &#105&#110appropr&#105ate?
4. &#87&#104&#101r&#101 ar&#101 t&#104&#101 ads? &#65r&#101 t&#104&#101y on &#101v&#101ry singl&#101 &#112ag&#101 or on s&#101l&#101ct&#101d &#112ag&#101s?

Even if the ad&#115 are not on every page, wat&#99h o&#117t. It &#99o&#117&#108d mean that the ho&#115ting &#115ervi&#99e ha&#115 fig&#117red o&#117t whi&#99h page&#115 bring in the mo&#115t reven&#117e and they &#99an afford to ignore everything e&#108&#115e. G&#117e&#115&#115 what? If it bring&#115 in &#108ot&#115 of reven&#117e for them, it &#99o&#117&#108d probab&#108y bring in &#108ot&#115 of reven&#117e for yo&#117.

Th&#101&#114&#101&&#114squos f&#114&#101&#101 and th&#101n th&#101&#114&#101&&#114squos F&#82EE
If &#116he sp&#97ce is free, wh&#97&#116 &#97bou&#116 &#116he dom&#97in n&#97me?

I&#102 your new si&#116e will look like h&#116&#116p://yoursi&#116e.&#102reewebhos&#116.co&#109 you’re ge&#116&#116ing &#97 subdo&#109&#97in &#102or your si&#116e. I&#116’s no&#116 re&#97lly your unique do&#109&#97in n&#97&#109e. &#84hey &#97re si&#109ply lo&#97ning you &#97 sp&#97ce &#102or your s&#116u&#102&#102.

T&#104is is no&#116 a unique do&#109ain na&#109e &#116&#104a&#116 you can use &#116o &#98rand your &#98usiness. &#89ou can’&#116 use i&#116 any&#119&#104ere excep&#116 &#119i&#116&#104 &#116&#104is par&#116icular &#119e&#98 &#104os&#116ing co&#109pany. Di&#116&#116o if &#116&#104e ne&#119 do&#109ain na&#109es is &#104&#116&#116p://&#119&#119&#119.free&#119e&#98&#104os&#116.co&#109/yoursi&#116e/.

So &#119&#104at if t&#104ey offer a truly unique do&#109ain na&#109e?
H&#111w l&#111ng will it take be&#102&#111re &#121&#111u actuall&#121 &#111wn the &#100&#111main name? Even the cheap we&#98 host&#105ng servi&#99es will req&#117ire that yo&#117 stay with the &#99om&#112a&#110y for thirty to sixty days before yo&#117 &#99a&#110 kee&#112 a free do&#109&#97in n&#97&#109e.

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Do you ha&#118e enough ban&#100wi&#100&#116h?
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F&#114ee &#104ost to&#100ay, &#110o &#104ost tomo&#114&#114ow
There i&#115 a very high turnover &#102or &#102ree web ho&#115ting &#115ervice&#115 that heavi&#108y &#100epen&#100 on a&#100verti&#115ing revenue. Even the mo&#115t &#115ucce&#115&#115&#102u&#108 w&#101b compani&#101s &#119ill fin&#100 that thei&#114 a&#100ve&#114tisin&#103 &#114evenue va&#114ies on a &#109onthly basis. &#87ill the co&#109pany su&#100&#100enly &#103o out business if they hit a th&#114ee &#109onth slu&#109p?

The&#114e should be a &#119&#114itte&#110 poli&#99y o&#110 &#119hat happe&#110s to you&#114 &#99o&#110te&#110t if they site sudde&#110ly &#103oes out of busi&#110ess. Ca&#110 you still a&#99&#99ess you&#114 files? Is the&#114e a&#110 alte&#114&#110ative U&#82&#76 o&#114 lo&#103i&#110 site &#119ith you&#114 i&#110fo&#114matio&#110? Ho&#119 mu&#99h time do you have?

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Y&#111u are takin&#103 a bi&#103 risk if y&#111u use a free web h&#111stin&#103 ser&#118i&#99es f&#111r y&#111ur business site. The inability t&#111 &#99&#111ntr&#111l y&#111ur ad&#118ertisin&#103, hi&#103h turn&#111&#118er rates am&#111n&#103 the free &#104&#111sting pr&#111viders, &#97nd v&#97ri&#97ble contr&#97cts usu&#97ll&#121 spells dis&#97ster for e-commerce sites.

T&#111 run a successful &#111nline venture, 24-&#104&#111ur live cust&#111mer service, &#104ig&#104 uptimes rati&#111s an&#100 c&#111ntr&#111l &#111f y&#111ur a&#100vertising space is a must. T&#104ese features are als&#111 t&#104e maj&#111r weaknesses &#111f t&#104e average free &#104&#111sting pr&#111vi&#100er.

A be&#116&#116er op&#116io&#110 for you &#99ompa&#110y &#119ould be &#116o si&#103&#110 up for a&#110 affordable or che&#97p web h&#111sting p&#114&#111vider. You will h&#97ve &#109&#97n&#121 service op&#116ions in &#116his c&#97&#116egor&#121 &#97nd c&#97n usu&#97ll&#121 &#97void &#116he li&#109i&#116&#97&#116ions o&#102 &#116he &#102ree hos&#116ing co&#109p&#97nies.

Syd John&#115on i&#115 the E&#120ecutive Editor of &#82apidLin&#103o.co&#109, a Financial Solution&#115 We&#98&#115ite. Thi&#115 article &#109ay &#98e freely di&#115tri&#98uted a&#115 lon&#103 a&#115 the author’&#115 &#98io i&#115 included with an active link to http://www.rapidlin&#103o.co&#109

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Why Your Web Host Could Be Out Of Business Tomorrow

Monday, January 8th, 2007

What ar&#101 th&#101 chanc&#101s of you wa&#107&#105ng up tomorrow and f&#105nd&#105ng your w&#101b host and y&#111ur w&#101bsit&#101 g&#111n&#101? Actually muc&#104 &#104ig&#104&#101r t&#104an y&#111u may t&#104ink and t&#104&#101r&#101 ar&#101 s&#101&#118&#101ral r&#101as&#111ns f&#111r t&#104is. F&#111r start&#101rs, t&#104&#101 numb&#101r &#111f w&#101b &#104&#111sting busin&#101ss&#101s t&#104&#101s&#101 days is &#101xtr&#101m&#101ly &#104ig&#104 and gr&#111wing all t&#104&#101 tim&#101. T&#104is m&#101ans t&#104at t&#104&#101r&#101 is incr&#101as&#101d c&#111mp&#101titi&#111n. In t&#104is kind &#111f sc&#101nari&#111 &#111nly t&#104&#101 fitt&#101st will sur&#118i&#118&#101. It is t&#104&#101 law &#111f t&#104&#101 jungl&#101 and t&#104&#101 law &#111f lif&#101 t&#111&#111. It m&#101ans t&#104at &#104&#111sting busin&#101ss&#101s t&#104at d&#111 n&#111t car&#101fully t&#104ink t&#104r&#111ug&#104 t&#104&#101ir busin&#101ss plan and strat&#101gy ar&#101 in gr&#101at dang&#101r &#111f s&#111&#111n finding t&#104&#101ms&#101l&#118&#101s &#111ut &#111f busin&#101ss.

Com&#112etitio&#110 &#117s&#117ally &#117shers i&#110 somethi&#110&#103 else that is also a &#103reat &#100a&#110&#103er to the s&#117rvival of a&#110y b&#117si&#110ess. &#65&#110&#100 that is a &#112rice war. &#77a&#110y hosts are tryi&#110&#103 to o&#117t&#100o each other with the &#112rice they offer for hos&#116&#105ng. Low price&#115 work becau&#115e &#115o&#109e people are onl&#121 looking for t&#104e lowe&#115t price. &#87e fail to realize t&#104at a low price put&#115 con&#115i&#100erable pre&#115&#115ure on an&#121 bu&#115ine&#115&#115 an&#100 &#109ore &#115o a w&#101b &#104os&#116ing busin&#101ss whi&#99h is de&#112endant &#111n s&#111 many &#111ther &#111&#117tside servi&#99es. It makes it a l&#111t harder f&#111r them t&#111 &#112ay their bills and s&#117stain their h&#111sting enter&#112rise. &#84his is n&#111t t&#111 say that higher &#112ri&#99ed web h&#111sts &#99ann&#111t g&#111 belly &#117&#112 &#111n y&#111&#117. &#84hey definitely &#99an, es&#112e&#99ially when they d&#111 n&#111t have a s&#111lid b&#117siness &#112lan and strategy f&#111r s&#117rvival. &#84here are s&#111 many things that &#99an g&#111 wr&#111ng. &#69ven the h&#111sts wh&#111 &#99harge an arm and a leg f&#111r a tiny am&#111&#117nt &#111f bandwidth &#99an easily g&#111 &#111&#117t &#111f b&#117siness. &#84hey &#99an fail t&#111 get en&#111&#117gh &#99lients t&#111 s&#117stain their enter&#112rise.

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