Archive for the ‘Web Articles’ Category

Hosting Wars Heating Up

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

We’ve added a new article to the website about the current hosting wars going on.  Here’s an excerpt:

It’s worth asking how hosting companies can afford to allow their users to remain on the service with such a low monthly cost – especially when many of the best hosts no longer require setup fees.  The truth behind the matter is they can only afford such low prices in the long run.  Web hosts depend upon customers sticking with them.  Customers who have a life-span of less than a year are generally going to bring a loss to the host, but the truth is that most clients are interested in keeping their hosting for more than a year.

Hosting costs are indeed at an all time low for the consumer and there are lots of great options out there for a hosting service. Currently our top choice is BlueHost as they are offering a limited time special offer on their already top tier hosting package. Sign up with them right now and save nearly 35% off their normal hosting package.

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ISP McColo Shut Down After Connection Found To Spammers

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Some good news on the spam/fraud front. McColo was shut down on Tuesday after it was determined they were a strong force behind both spam and fraud cases all over the internet. Of note was a significant drop in global spam since the shut down. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Meanwhile, the report mentions that McColo hosted command and control servers for some of the world’s biggest botnets — incorporated networks of infected computers under the control of a remote attacker or cybercrime group. In one example, the report states that the Sinowal Trojan virus tracked by security company RSA was found to have originated from a McColo IP address. RSA researchers ultimately found that the Sinowal malware was responsible for the theft of about 500,000 online bank account and credit and debit card numbers.

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How To Increase Blog Traffic

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

We’ve added a new article about how to increase your blog traffic without spending any money. It has eight easy steps. Here’s one of them:

#4 Submit Your Blog to Feedreaders

Most blog services have the ability to create a “feed”. You might hear people talking about RSS, syndication, or feedreaders. Basically what this means is each blog creates a list of what posts have been added to it much like headlines for a newspaper. You can find sites out there like the Blog Directories which you can submit your blog feed or RSS to. If you do this they’ll pick up your headlines and people can then dig through them for interesting blogs. The best part about these feed systems is that most continue to check your blog for updates so once you’ve submitted it you can just reap the benefits!

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WordPress WordCamp 2008

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Matt Mullenweg, one of the core developers of the WordPress blogging system recently was the keynote speaker at WordCamp, held in Provo, Utah on September 27th. His address was full of exciting news for bloggers everywhere including what they can expect this November and in the months to come. An excerpt before you move on to the full story:

Version 2.7 also introduces a number of major changes with one of the largest being the dashboard navigation being moved to the left hand side. This new navigation has expandable categories that can be viewed in real time when you click them (i.e. no waiting for the page to reload etc.) The right side of the default dashboard setup has a quick blog post and the center features an inbox. The dashboard still has stats and other dashboard features WordPress blog owners will be familiar with. The whole dashboard has been built in ajax which allows changes to be made on the fly. Users will therefore be able to, for example, drag a section in between columns to move stuff over and around as well as the ability to hide or show specific sections.

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How do I Transfer a Domain Name

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Ever wondered how you go about transferring a domain name to a new registrar or web host?  Our new article will help you get this done in record time!

Transferring a domain name from one registrar to another can appear a confusing and complex issue.  In reality it’s really quite simple after you’ve gathered a few important pieces of information.

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DNS Flaw Causes Global Panic

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Cache poisoning occurs when someone maliciously tampers with the translation operations of the DNS server. An exploited server that does not ensure that DNS responses come from an authoritative source could potentially cache incorrect entries and serve them to users who request them. An attacker could just create fake entries for files on a server they control with names matching the files on the exploited server. A user could then be tricked into downloading malicious code. Or…

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Does Your Web Host Have Good Support?

Friday, September 5th, 2008

We’ve added an article discussing how to assess your soon to be web hosts support team. Here’s an excerpt:

Nothing is worse that spending money on support that isn’t always open when you need it and where you can’t understand the support personnel. And if you’ve ever had to deal with a long wait time while a critical feature or aspect of your company website is down you’ll know how important fast response times are. If your host can’t get to you in under a few minutes then you’d best be prepared for frustration on those days when everything seems to be going wrong. Fast, free, and intelligible support should become your mantra.

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Tips For Changing Web Hosts

Monday, August 25th, 2008

We’ve added a new article about how to go about changing web hosts. It’s something most of us have had to do at one time or another as we’ve outgrown our old host or simply wanted to find a better home for our website.

Moving from one host to another is both exciting and daunting at the same time. While you’re likely moving to a new host because they have a better plan which offers your more performance, better features, increased stability, and the price that fits your budget there are a few critical steps you should remember to avoid causing yourself unnecessary headaches.

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Simple Scripts – Adding Features to Your Website Made Easy

Monday, August 25th, 2008

We’ve done a review of a neat new feature for webmasters called Simple Scripts. Here’s a snippet:

Have you ever wished your website had a forum, a blog, a photo galley, or maybe even a shopping cart? And you were so excited to get that all set up until you realized you had no idea how to do it and quickly became so frustrated trying to find an easy solution you just gave up? What if all you had to do was click one button.

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Brief Overview of cPanel

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Administering and managing websites might sound like a tough task that requires a myriad of professional knowledge about servers and networking. However, this does not apply to hosting services that are powered by cPanel. Just as its name suggests, cPanel is a web-based web-hosting control panel with a really user-friendly and straightforward interface designed to make website administration easier.In this article, we’re going to give a brief overview of the front ends that cPanel offers for server maintenance, such as administration of e-mail accounts, FTP, sub-domains, parked domains, file managers, archive of logs and statistics, SQL databases, redirects, CGI scripts, PGP keys, cron jobs, SSLs, indexes, and so forth.

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