FastDomain offering limited time 45% savings – $3.95/month!

November 14th, 2008

FastDomain has jumped on the discount promotion bandwagon and is now offering hosting for only $3.95/month – a 45% discount off their regular price. This is a massive discount and we can only assume it’s to help them get a competitive edge on all the other hosts offering discounts right now. We’re a big fan of FastDomain and see them as one of the up and coming hosts of the near future. If you’re interested in saving the 45% you can sign up right away by clicking here.

To check out our full review of FastDomain you can click here.

ISP McColo Shut Down After Connection Found To Spammers

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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Migrating from Fantastico to SimpleScripts

November 4th, 2008

SimpleScripts just added a new feature that will allow you to easily convert WordPress, Drupal, and phpBB to its system from Fantastico. If you like the day-of updates that SimpleScripts offers then this is a no brainer. Here’s a snippet from their website:

We have launched our automatic conversion utility! Currently only WordPress, Drupal and phpBB are supported, but several more are on their way. You can use it by visiting the WordPress, Drupal or phpBB installation pages (you’ll need to be logged in), and clicking on the “Convert a Fantastico Installation” link on the bottom of the page. This is a non-invasive process, so we won’t modify your files in any way. If your script is not supported, please read on.

You can visit their main page for the details here.

How To Increase Blog Traffic

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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Bluehost Extends $4.95 Hosting Deal (Save 30%)

October 21st, 2008

Bluehost is still giving out their 30% off offer – we’re not sure when this is going to end so if you haven’t picked up your hosting service yet don’t miss this opportunity. Bluehost is still our top ranked hosting service due to their continued devotion to providing the best shared hosting on the web. If you’re interested in saving the 30% you can sign up here.

To check out our review of Bluehost you can click here.

WordPress WordCamp 2008

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

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

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?

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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Bluehost $4.95 – Limited Time Deal!

August 29th, 2008

Update: Bluehost has lowered their cost to $3.95 making this an even more amazing deal!

We wanted to let you know we wrangled a special promo from Bluehost. For the first time ever they are offering their regular hosting package for only $4.95! While we managed to sneak in and get this deal for you guys we’re not sure how long it will last so if you’ve been wanting to try out Bluehost this is definitely the time. We currently are hosting this site on their servers because we like them so much.

To sign up now with them or check out their features you can click here.

For our full review on Bluehost click here.