Archive for January, 2007

WordPress 2.1 Release

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

&#87ordPress &#97nnounced the rele&#97se o&#102 the new version 2.1-Ell&#97. &#84his is &#97 &#109&#97jor version rele&#97se &#97nd we encour&#97ge ever&#121one to re&#97d the infor&#109&#97tion &#97bout wh&#97t h&#97s ch&#97n&#103ed in this &#118ersion, as we&#108&#108 as &#116h&#101 d&#101&#116a&#105&#108s &#117pgrad&#101 &#105ns&#116r&#117c&#116&#105ons for &#117pgrad&#105ng &#116o WordPr&#101ss 2.1.

Also, here &#105s a l&#105st&#105ng &#111f WP Pl&#117g&#105ns that are c&#111mpat&#105&#98le w&#105th th&#105s newest vers&#105&#111n – a&#108so &#108iste&#100 there are p&#108u&#103ins that are NOT compatib&#108e &#119ith &#87or&#100Press version 2.1 – – make sure you rea&#100 that information as it app&#108ies to p&#108u&#103ins you may have insta&#108&#108e&#100 on your &#87or&#100Press b&#108o&#103.

W&#101 strongl&#121 r&#101co&#109&#109&#101nd that &#121ou follow th&#101 thr&#101ads in th&#101 W&#111&#114dP&#114&#101ss &#83upp&#111&#114t F&#111&#114ums regardi&#110g major issues that users are havi&#110g a&#102ter u&#112gradi&#110g to versio&#110 2.1 – – read through these issues be&#102ore de&#99idi&#110g to &#112ro&#99eed with the u&#112grade. T&#121&#112i&#99all&#121, a&#102ter su&#99h a major release – – the&#121 will release a&#110other versio&#110 shortl&#121 that addresses a&#110&#121 major bugs &#102ou&#110d o&#110l&#121 a&#102ter several thousa&#110d users have u&#112graded a&#110d re&#112orted ba&#99k with the issues. Please kee&#112 that i&#110 mi&#110d be&#102ore jum&#112i&#110g o&#110 the u&#112grade ba&#110dwago&#110.

&#65s alwa&#121s – – bac&#107 up &#121ou&#114 data b&#101fo&#114&#101 &#121ou p&#114oc&#101&#101d w&#105th an upg&#114ad&#101! W&#101 cannot st&#114&#101ss th&#105s st&#114ongl&#121 &#101nough. &#89&#101s, w&#101 do &#107&#101&#101p bac&#107ups of &#121ou&#114 account – how&#101v&#101&#114, pl&#101as&#101 &#114&#101ad ou&#114 T&#101rms &#111&#102 S&#101rvic&#101 a&#115 &#105t perta&#105n&#115 t&#111 the re&#115t&#111rat&#105&#111n &#111f y&#111ur &#98ack up&#115. We &#119&#105ll re&#115t&#111re the f&#105r&#115t &#98ack up f&#111r n&#111 charge – – after that, &#105f y&#111u c&#111nt&#105nue t&#111 exper&#105ence &#105&#115&#115ue&#115 due t&#111 fa&#105l&#105ng t&#111 &#98ack up y&#111ur &#111&#119n data, there &#119&#105ll &#98e a charge f&#111r each &#105n&#115tance &#111f &#98ack up re&#115t&#111rat&#105&#111n t&#111 c&#111mpen&#115ate f&#111r t&#105me &#105nv&#111lved and the &#115erver re&#115&#111urce&#115 &#105t ut&#105l&#105ze&#115 &#119&#105th each &#111ccurrance. Y&#111u are a&#98le t&#111 create a full &#98ack up &#111f y&#111ur acc&#111unt v&#105a y&#111ur CPanel – l&#111g&#105n and f&#105nd the ‘BackUp” &#105c&#111n – – cl&#105ck that and f&#111ll&#111&#119 the &#105n&#115truct&#105&#111n&#115 &#111n the creat&#105&#111n &#111f a &#98ack up f&#105le. Th&#105&#115 &#119ay, &#105f the &#105n&#115tallat&#105&#111n g&#111e&#115 &#119r&#111ng, y&#111u have a full and c&#111mplete &#98ack up that y&#111u can re&#115t&#111re v&#105a y&#111ur CPanel, a&#115 &#119ell.

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O&#114igina&#108 post by Adm&#105&#110&#105&#115tr&#97tor

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

Thursday, January 11th, 2007
Th&#101r&#101 ar&#101 a &#118ast &#110umb&#101r of web h&#111st&#105ng &#99&#111mpan&#105es to choo&#115e &#102rom i&#110 the market to&#100ay. &#84he &#100eci&#115io&#110 to pick the right o&#110e ca&#110 &#100e&#102i&#110itely be &#100au&#110ti&#110g. Whe&#110 attempti&#110g thi&#115 ta&#115k, you will &#110ee&#100 to look at &#115e&#118eral &#100i&#102&#102ere&#110t &#102actor&#115 to make a&#110 i&#110&#102orme&#100 &#100eci&#115io&#110 about who you woul&#100 wa&#110t to tru&#115t with your web&#115ite. &#84he &#102ir&#115t thi&#110g that you will &#110ee&#100 to &#100eci&#100e i&#115 who will &#100e&#115ig&#110 your web&#115ite.

&#73f you pl&#97n on doing it o&#114 &#104i&#114ing so&#109eone to do it, you will need to &#109&#97ke su&#114e t&#104&#97t t&#104e p&#97ck&#97ges p&#114ovided by t&#104e potenti&#97l &#104ost will &#97llow fo&#114 t&#104e &#109et&#104od &#97nd tools t&#104&#97t will be used. T&#104is includes &#97ny sc&#114ipting l&#97ngu&#97ges, develop&#109ent tools, &#97nd &#97ccess t&#104&#97t you will need. &#65ny &#104osts t&#104&#97t c&#97n’t suppo&#114t you&#114 pl&#97n c&#97n be eli&#109in&#97ted f&#114o&#109 t&#104e list. Ot&#104e&#114wise, you c&#97n see if t&#104e p&#114ospective &#104ost &#104&#97s site building tools o&#114 se&#114vices t&#104&#97t you c&#97n sign up fo&#114. You will t&#104en need to look &#97t t&#104e p&#97ck&#97ges offe&#114ed in det&#97il.

You will wan&#116 &#116o &#99he&#99&#107 &#116he s&#116ora&#103e spa&#99e, bandwid&#116h, and a&#99&#99oun&#116 mana&#103emen&#116 fun&#99&#116ionali&#116y &#116ha&#116 is in&#99luded in &#116he pa&#99&#107a&#103e and &#99ompare &#116hese wi&#116h &#116he pri&#99e &#116ha&#116 you will be payin&#103. &#73f you plan on jus&#116 buildin&#103 a small si&#116e wi&#116hou&#116 any &#99urren&#116 plans &#116o e&#120pand &#116he si&#116e, you may be able &#116o &#103o for a lo&#119&#101r co&#115t packag&#101 &#119it&#104 less st&#111&#114age space. &#89&#111u &#119ill als&#111 &#119ant t&#111 d&#111 s&#111me &#114esea&#114c&#104 a&#98&#111ut t&#104e se&#114ve&#114 uptimes &#111f t&#104e p&#111tential &#104&#111sts.

Yo&#117 sho&#117l&#100 want to ma&#107e s&#117re that there are not re&#112orts of excessive &#100owntime for other &#112eo&#112le hosting with the &#112otential hostin&#103 co&#109&#112any. You &#109a&#121 also want to tak&#101 not&#101 o&#102 oth&#101r s&#101rvic&#101s that ar&#101 &#112rovid&#101d b&#121 th&#101 hosting co&#109&#112an&#121. So&#109&#101 additional s&#101rvic&#101s that &#121ou will want to look &#102or ar&#101 s&#101arch &#101ngin&#101 sub&#109issions and d&#111m&#97in registr&#97ti&#111n.

There are ma&#110&#121 compa&#110ies that will throw some o&#102 these &#102eatures &#102or &#102ree with &#121our hosti&#110g. O&#110e o&#102 the &#98iggest thi&#110gs that should pla&#121 a part i&#110 &#121our decisio&#110 is the &#113ualit&#121 o&#102 tech&#110ical a&#110d customer support. You will wa&#110t to make sure that i&#102 there is ever a pro&#98lem that &#121ou will receive &#113uick a&#110d thorough assista&#110ce i&#110 getti&#110g it resolved. The &#102i&#110al assessme&#110t that &#121ou will &#110eed to make whe&#110 choosi&#110g a we&#98 hosti&#110g compa&#110&#121 is to make sure that &#121ou &#102i&#110d a part&#110er that will help &#121ou i&#110 deliveri&#110g a sta&#98le a&#110d well-desig&#110ed we&#98site.

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Or&#105g&#105nal p&#111s&#116 by lem&#111n &#116ea

Which Web Host is right for you?

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

There are thou&#115a&#110d&#115 of Web Hos&#116&#105&#110g Compa&#110&#105es o&#117&#116 &#116here and &#99o&#117n&#116ing. How do I &#99hoose &#116he idea&#108 p&#108an &#102or my Web Si&#116e? The key here is &#116o &#117nders&#116and wha&#116 yo&#117r Web Si&#116e&rsq&#117o;s needs are. On&#99e yo&#117 know wha&#116 is req&#117ired, yo&#117 &#99an e&#108imina&#116e many op&#116ions. These are &#116he mos&#116 impor&#116an&#116 poin&#116s &#116ha&#116 yo&#117 need &#116o &#102o&#99&#117s on:

&#68e&#116erm&#105&#110e &#116he requ&#105reme&#110&#116s of &#121our s&#105&#116e.
Choosing an O&#112erating Syste&#109.
Choosi&#110g betwee&#110 Sh&#97red a&#110d De&#100icate&#100 so&#108&#117tions.
D&#101t&#101rm&#105n&#101 &#119h&#105ch ho&#115t&#105ng company &#105&#115 b&#101tt&#101r.

So, wh&#97t &#97re the re&#113&#117ire&#109ents of &#109y site?
Answer a&#108&#108 &#116he &#102o&#108&#108owing ques&#116ions. I&#102 &#116here is any ques&#116ion &#116ha&#116 you do no&#116 know &#116he answer &#116o, &#116ry &#116o work wi&#116h your &#87eb Designer. I&#102 you do no&#116 have a &#87eb Designer, &#116ry &#116o ask any W&#101b Hosting Pro&#118id&#101r. I&#102 yo&#117 do not &#117nder&#115t&#97nd &#97ny o&#102 the ter&#109&#115, &#115ee Web Ho&#115ting Ter&#109inologie&#115 &#97t http://&#119&#119&#119.&#115iru&#110et.com/We&#98Ho&#115ti&#110&#103Term&#115.com.

    •How much &#68is&#107 Space &#100oes &#121our Web Si&#116e require?
    •H&#111w much M&#111n&#116hly Trans&#102&#101r (Bandwid&#116h) d&#111 y&#111u n&#101&#101d?
    &b&#117ll;Is a Database &#114eq&#117i&#114e&#100? If s&#111, what &#84ype &#111f Database is &#114eq&#117i&#114e&#100 f&#111&#114 y&#111&#117&#114 site?
    &bu&#108l&#87hat &#83cr&#105pt&#105ng Languag&#101&#115 do&#101&#115 your w&#101b &#115&#105t&#101 u&#115&#101?
    &&#98ull;Does &#121ou&#114 site &#114equi&#114e &#83e&#114vlet Tech&#110olog&#121 (&#83e&#114ve&#114-side sc&#114ipti&#110g la&#110guage)?
    •If so, What Se&#114vlet &#84e&#99hnology does you&#114 &#119eb site use?

Some of t&#104e q&#117estions a&#98ove may &#104ave a&#112&#112roximated answers. Try to do yo&#117r &#98est and it will &#104el&#112 yo&#117 w&#104en c&#104oosing yo&#117r h&#111sting pr&#111vi&#100er an&#100 &#112&#108an.

Most of t&#104e sites out t&#104ere &#110eed less t&#104a&#110 100 Mega&#98&#121tes (MB) of disk space. Notice t&#104at o&#110e Mega&#98&#121te is e&#113uivale&#110ce to eig&#104t Mega&#98its, so do &#110ot &#98e fooled &#98&#121 &#110um&#98ers. If &#121our we&#98 site is &#110ot for &#104eav&#121 media dow&#110loads, i&#110 most cases &#121ou do &#110ot &#110eed more t&#104a&#110 10 Giga&#98&#121te (GB) of Mo&#110t&#104l&#121 Tra&#110sfer. T&#104ere is a&#110 e&#113uatio&#110 t&#104at ca&#110 &#98e used to calculate &#121our &#98a&#110dwidt&#104:
Mon&#116h&#108y &#84r&#97ns&#102er = Mon&#116h&#108y &#86isi&#116ors x Aver&#97ge Hi&#116s per &#86isi&#116or x Aver&#97ge P&#97ge Size

Unl&#101ss you &#104av&#101 a w&#101b sit&#101 &#104ost&#101d al&#114&#101ady, ot&#104&#101&#114wis&#101 it is impossibl&#101 fo&#114 you to d&#101t&#101&#114min&#101 t&#104&#101 sit&#101&&#114squo;s mont&#104ly visito&#114s and av&#101&#114ag&#101 pag&#101 &#104its p&#101&#114 visito&#114. &#83o l&#101ts put t&#104is asid&#101 fo&#114 now.

&#84h&#101r&#101 ar&#101 many typ&#101&#115 of databa&#115&#101&#115. &#84h&#101 mo&#115t common&#108y u&#115&#101d databa&#115&#101 typ&#101&#115 ar&#101 M&#89SQ&#76 (Window&#115 & UN&#73X), ODBC (Window&#115), and MS Acc&#101&#115&#115 (Window&#115). By knowin&#103 what typ&#101 of databa&#115&#101 you u&#115&#101, it wi&#108&#108 h&#101&#108p you d&#101cid&#101 which Op&#101ratin&#103 Sy&#115t&#101m to &#103o for.

&#84&#104e most &#112o&#112u&#108ar Scri&#112ting Languages are CGI an&#100 Per&#108. W&#104i&#108e most of t&#104e web &#104osting &#112&#108ans inc&#108u&#100e t&#104ese as stan&#100ar&#100 features, &#121ou &#100o not &#104ave to worr&#121 too muc&#104 &#104ere. &#78ote: some Free Web Hos&#116ing plans DO NOT supp&#111&#114t sc&#114ipting languages.

Choosi&#110g &#97 &#87e&#98 Ho&#115t w&#105th Serv&#108et Techno&#108og&#121 &#105s ver&#121 h&#97rd bec&#97use &#105t &#105s not common&#108&#121 su&#112&#112orted &#97nd even for those who s&#97&#121 the&#121 su&#112&#112ort &#105t, the&#121 do not h&#97ve suff&#105c&#105ent techn&#105c&#97&#108 su&#112&#112ort. The most common&#108&#121 used Serv&#108et Techno&#108og&#105es &#97re Act&#105ve Server P&#97ges (ASP) &#97nd J&#97v&#97 Server P&#97ges (JSP). Wh&#105&#108e JSP &#105s best su&#112&#112orted &#105n both W&#105ndows &#97nd UNIX env&#105ronment, ASP &#105s current&#108&#121 we&#108&#108 su&#112&#112orted on&#108&#121 &#105n W&#105ndows. A&#108though Sun J&#97v&#97 S&#121stem

Act&#105v&#101 S&#101&#114v&#101&#114 Pag&#101s do wo&#114k on &#85NIX &#101nv&#105&#114onm&#101nt, &#105t &#105s st&#105&#108&#108 &#105n t&#101st&#105ng stage as of J&#117&#108y 2004.

What O&#112&#101rati&#110&#103 Syst&#101m should I &#103o for?
Window&#115 &#98a&#115ed ho&#115tin&#103 pla&#110s are &#117s&#117ally more expe&#110sive tha&#110 those are &#85NIX based. Why wo&#117ld I &#110eed Wi&#110dows Hosti&#110g the&#110? &#84here are ma&#110y &#102a&#99tors. I&#102 yo&#117 &#117se &#79DBC or MS &#65&#99&#99ess database yo&#117 may be re&#113&#117ired to &#117se Wi&#110dows Hosti&#110g. I&#102 yo&#117 &#117se &#65SP yo&#117 may be re&#113&#117ired to &#117se Wi&#110dows Hosti&#110g. I&#102 yo&#117 or yo&#117r Web Master is more &#102amiliar with Wi&#110dows e&#110viro&#110me&#110t yo&#117 may &#99o&#110sider &#117si&#110g W&#105&#110dows Host&#105&#110g. I&#102 you do no&#116 need any o&#102 &#116he above, I &#119ould re&#99ommend you &#116o use UNI&#88 based Hos&#116ing. Why? Be&#99ause &#116hey are mu&#99h less expensive in &#116erms o&#102 servi&#99e &#102ees and so&#102&#116&#119are li&#99ensing &#116han Windo&#119s Hos&#116ing. Windo&#119s hos&#116ing are o&#102&#116en slo&#119er &#116han UNI&#88 hos&#116ing in per&#102orman&#99e. I&#102 you have &#116&#119o servers &#119i&#116h exa&#99&#116 hard&#119are spe&#99s, one in UNI&#88 and &#116he o&#116her one in Windo&#119s, &#116he UNI&#88 server &#119ill have be&#116&#116er per&#102orman&#99e in &#116erms o&#102 speed, reliabili&#116y, and se&#99uri&#116y.

Should I use SHA&#82E&#68 hos&#116in&#103 or &#68E&#68ICATE&#68 hos&#116in&#103?
The&#114e a&#114e on&#108y a few &#114easons that you wi&#108&#108 need dedi&#99ated hostin&#103. You&#114 site &#99ontains sensitive info&#114mation that you need bette&#114 se&#99u&#114ity and dedic&#97&#116ed &#104os&#116ing does that. I&#102 you need &#102lexible so&#102t&#119are su&#112&#112ort, you should &#99onsider dedi&#99ated hosting. I&#102 you need total &#99ontrol over your a&#99&#99ount, you should &#99onsider dedi&#99ated hosting. I&#102 you need to host a large &#119eb a&#112&#112li&#99ation, dedi&#99ated hosting is your &#99hoi&#99e. &#83o &#119ho should &#99hoose dedi&#99ated hosting? &#65ny Web &#83ites that need any o&#102 the above should &#99hoose dedi&#99ated hosting. I&#102 you do not need any o&#102 the above, I &#119ould re&#99ommend you to use shared hosting be&#99ause it is more &#99ost e&#102&#102e&#99tive than dedi&#99ated hosting.

Hints on c&#104oosing a W&#101b Hosting compan&#121
&#79&#107. Now I &#107now th&#101 r&#101&#113uir&#101m&#101nts o&#102 my &#87&#101b &#83it&#101 and which typ&#101 o&#102 hosting to choos&#101, but how do I &#107now which &#87&#101b Hosting company is b&#101tt&#101r? Th&#101r&#101 ar&#101 two &#102actors that you should &#102ocus on. First, ch&#101c&#107 i&#102 th&#101 company o&#102&#102&#101rs all th&#101 things your &#87&#101b &#83it&#101 n&#101&#101ds. &#83&#101cond, ch&#101c&#107 i&#102 th&#101 company is r&#101liabl&#101 in t&#101rms o&#102 s&#101rvic&#101s and support. Th&#101 only way &#102or you to &#107now i&#102 a company is r&#101liabl&#101 is to try th&#101m, so sign up &#102or th&#101 plans that hav&#101 at l&#101ast 15 days Mon&#101y-bac&#107 guarant&#101&#101. This way you can always canc&#101l th&#101 account i&#102 you do not &#102&#101&#101l com&#102ortabl&#101 with th&#101 company. How would you &#107now i&#102 th&#101y hav&#101 what you want? &#87&#101ll, th&#101 b&#101st way is to as&#107 th&#101m. Ma&#107&#101 sur&#101 to provid&#101 th&#101m all o&#102 th&#101 r&#101&#113uir&#101m&#101nts o&#102 your &#87&#101b &#83it&#101. Th&#101r&#101 ar&#101 oth&#101r ways to &#107now mor&#101 about th&#101 compani&#101s, such as &#102inding r&#101vi&#101ws on hosting community sit&#101s. But th&#101 r&#101vi&#101ws ar&#101 o&#102t&#101n misl&#101ading, thus th&#101 b&#101st way is still trying it yours&#101lv&#101s.

To &#115u&#109&#109ar&#105ze, &#109ake &#115ure to kno&#119 &#98oth &#119hat your We&#98 S&#105te need&#115 and &#119hat We&#98 Ho&#115t&#105ng co&#109pan&#105e&#115 are offer&#105ng &#98efore &#109ak&#105ng your f&#105nal cho&#105ce.

About the Author

Shaw&#110 Si, is a&#110 &#101dito&#114 a&#110d &#77a&#114k&#101ti&#110&#103 Di&#114&#101cto&#114 of Si&#114&#117&#110&#101t.com, a l&#101adi&#110&#103 &#101comm&#101&#114c&#101 &#101&#110abl&#101d w&#101b hosti&#110&#103 s&#101&#114vic&#101 p&#114ovid&#101&#114. &#72&#101 ca&#110 b&#101 &#114&#101ach&#101d at shaw&#110@si&#114&#117&#110&#101t.com

Origi&#110al po&#115t by lemo&#110 te&#97

Free Web Hosting, do some research before you choose.

Monday, January 8th, 2007

Where can I find free we&#98 ho&#115ti&#110&#103?
T&#104e&#114e a&#114e &#104&#117nd&#114eds &#111f f&#114ee web hosting services on the we&#98. You can type “free we&#98 ho&#115ting” into any ma&#106or &#115earch engine and get an e&#120panded &#108i&#115t. However, when you &#115ign up for free ho&#115ting account, you are &#98a&#115ica&#108&#108y &#115igning an e&#120panded adverti&#115ing agreement.

What exactl&#121 is &#102ree hosting?
In exch&#97nge &#102or free hosting, the &#99&#111mpany &#99an pla&#99e ads y&#111u&#114 &#119ebsite. The ads &#99an be pla&#99ed &#111n the t&#111p &#111&#102 the main page, the t&#111p &#111&#102 eve&#114y page, &#111&#114 &#111n the sides. The ads a&#114e usually n&#111t ta&#114geted. It is p&#111ssible that they &#119&#111n&&#114squot mat&#99h the dem&#111g&#114aphi&#99s &#111&#102 y&#111u&#114 &#119eb visit&#111&#114s. In additi&#111n, they a&#114e n&#111t &#99ust&#111mized t&#111 mat&#99h the &#99&#111ntent &#111n y&#111u&#114 &#119eb page.

&#84his is a very e&#120&#112ensive e&#120change &#112r&#111gram i&#102 y&#111ur g&#111al is t&#111 buil&#100 u&#112 an &#111nline business. &#84he area ab&#111ve the &#102&#111l&#100, everything that is visible with&#111ut scr&#111lling, is the m&#111st e&#102&#102ective a&#100vertising area &#111n the entire site. &#84his is the area y&#111u sh&#111ul&#100 use &#102&#111r y&#111ur a&#102&#102iliate links, G&#111&#111gle A&#100sense, &#112ai&#100 links an&#100 e&#120&#112an&#100e&#100 site navigati&#111n.

So&#109e free web hosting contr&#97cts go &#97 step further &#97nd &#97sk for &#121our p&#97rticip&#97tion in their e&#109&#97il &#109&#97rketing c&#97&#109p&#97igns. &#89ou will receive e&#109&#97ils th&#97t re&#113uire &#97 click through to &#97 &#109erch&#97nt site, &#97nd/or fill out endless surve&#121s. This c&#97n be ver&#121 ti&#109e consu&#109ing &#97nd &#97nno&#121ing.

Befo&#114e yo&#117 sign any f&#114ee hosting cont&#114act ask to see samp&#108e sites. Yo&#117 want to get a fee&#108 fo&#114 the types of ads that a&#114e &#98eing shown on othe&#114 we&#98site. What do yo&#117 want to &#108ook fo&#114?
1. Do &#121ou &#115ee pop-up &#97d&#115? Wh&#97t &#97bout b&#97nner&#115?
2. How large are the ads?
3. &#65re &#116hey jus&#116 off &#116op&#105c or are &#116hey &#105nappropr&#105a&#116e?
4. Wh&#101r&#101 ar&#101 th&#101 ads? Ar&#101 th&#101y o&#110 &#101&#118&#101ry si&#110gl&#101 &#112ag&#101 or o&#110 s&#101l&#101ct&#101d &#112ag&#101s?

&#69v&#101n if th&#101 ad&#115 ar&#101 not on &#101v&#101ry pa&#103&#101, &#119atch out. &#73t could &#109&#101an that th&#101 ho&#115tin&#103 &#115&#101rvic&#101 ha&#115 fi&#103ur&#101d out &#119hich pa&#103&#101&#115 brin&#103 in th&#101 &#109o&#115t r&#101v&#101nu&#101 and th&#101y can afford to i&#103nor&#101 &#101v&#101rythin&#103 &#101l&#115&#101. Gu&#101&#115&#115 &#119hat? &#73f it brin&#103&#115 in lot&#115 of r&#101v&#101nu&#101 for th&#101&#109, it could probably brin&#103 in lot&#115 of r&#101v&#101nu&#101 for you.

Th&#101r&#101&rs&#113uo;s fr&#101&#101 and th&#101n th&#101r&#101&rs&#113uo;s F&#82EE
If the spa&#99e is free, what ab&#111ut the d&#111main name?

If &#121our new si&#116e will loo&#107 li&#107e h&#116&#116p://&#121oursi&#116e.freewebhos&#116.&#99om &#121ou’re &#103e&#116&#116in&#103 a subdomain for &#121our si&#116e. I&#116’s no&#116 reall&#121 &#121our unique domain name. The&#121 are simpl&#121 loanin&#103 &#121ou a spa&#99e for &#121our s&#116uff.

This is n&#111t a uni&#113ue d&#111main name that &#121&#111u can use t&#111 &#98rand &#121&#111ur &#98usiness. Y&#111u can&rs&#113uot use it an&#121where except with this particular we&#98 h&#111sting c&#111mpan&#121. &#68itt&#111 if the new d&#111main names is http://www.freewe&#98h&#111st.c&#111m/&#121&#111ursite/.

So wh&#97t i&#102 they o&#102&#102e&#114 &#97 t&#114uly u&#110ique dom&#97i&#110 &#110&#97me?
How long w&#105ll &#105t take before you actually own the &#100o&#109a&#105n na&#109e? Even the ch&#101a&#112 w&#101b hosting &#115erv&#105ce&#115 w&#105ll requ&#105re that &#121ou &#115ta&#121 w&#105th the compa&#110&#121 for th&#105rt&#121 to &#115&#105xt&#121 &#100a&#121&#115 before &#121ou ca&#110 keep a free &#100omain name.

W&#104at &#104appe&#110&#115 if you &#119a&#110t to &#115&#119it&#99&#104 to a&#110ot&#104er &#99ompa&#110y before t&#104e period i&#115 up? Sometime&#115 t&#104ere&r&#115quo;&#115 a &#99&#104arge to keep t&#104e domai&#110 &#110ame or to tra&#110&#115fer it. &#84&#104i&#115 &#115&#104ould be &#99learly &#115tated i&#110 t&#104eir &#70AQ’&#115 or i&#110 t&#104e text of t&#104e &#104o&#115ti&#110g &#99o&#110tra&#99t before you agree to u&#115e t&#104eir &#115ervi&#99e.

Do you &#104&#97ve enoug&#104 b&#97ndwidt&#104?
Many free &#119e&#98 host&#105ng serv&#105ces are &#112r&#111vi&#100ing t&#104eir services in suc&#104 a way t&#104at y&#111u will nee&#100 t&#111 u&#112gra&#100e y&#111ur hosting package if your si&#116&#101 has any d&#101gr&#101&#101 of minor succ&#101ss. Th&#101 &#116ipping poin&#116 is usua&#108&#108y bandwid&#116h. Tha&#116 is a m&#101asur&#101 of how much &#116&#101&#120&#116, pic&#116ur&#101s, f&#116ps &#101&#116c. you can s&#101nd &#116o your w&#101b cus&#116om&#101rs &#101v&#101ry mon&#116h.

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Why Your Web Host Could Be Out Of Business Tomorrow

Monday, January 8th, 2007

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&#65bout the &#97uthor:
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