Cloud Services Buying Guide from the Experts


Free Domains and Web Hosting

Published on 6/29/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
Should you accept? The web hosting industry has become so competitive that it’s become almost standard for hosts to try and one-up each other. A trend that’s developed, and has taken off in the web hosting industry in the last few years, is the offering of a free domain name with a paid hosting account. Is this really a good deal or is it too good to be true? Let’s take a look. ... → Read More

What is Multiple Domain Hosting

Published on 6/28/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
Multiple domain web hosting is a type of hosting plan where webmasters can host more than one domain within the same account. Previously, domain owners with multiple sites would have to purchase many different hosting accounts to serve each website. Today, multiple domain web hosting can be done simply by using a reseller or multiple domain hosting plans. ... → Read More

Where to Find Free Website Images

Published on 6/25/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
Adding images your website gives visual appeal and entices readers, taking them along on your journey. Telling a story about your recent parachuting adventure is exciting, but adding pictures of your free fall to earth allows readers to come along on that thrilling jump with you. ... → Read More

ECommerce 101 - Shopping Carts

Published on 6/24/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide

Basically a shopping cart is a series of scripts that tracks what a customer is purchasing as she gets to checkout. It is important to note that shopping carts do not handle the entire financial transaction; the information goes through a secure connection known as a payment gateway which channels the request and sends either a confirmation or denial back to the shopping cart software.

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ECommerce 101 - Choosing an ECommerce Solution

Published on 6/23/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
To implement an ecommerce solution, you can consider buying a model, building a model, hosted building model or SaaS model (Software as a Service). For small, medium and non-profit organizations, often the open source hosted model or a fits-all SaaS solution is suggested. ... → Read More

ECommerce 101 - Getting Started

Published on 6/22/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
With access to global markets and all kinds of features and tools available for ecommerce websites, customers find it quick, easy, convenient, and enjoyable to purchase what they need and want online. ... → Read More

Introducing Wordpress 3.0

Published on 6/21/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
Wordpress, now in its seventh year, launched their thirteenth major release last week with the introduction of Wordpress 3.0 Thelonious—named after American jazz great Theolonious Monk. This major update has 1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements, and is the work of 218 contributors. So, what’s new with Wordpress and when should you upgrade? Here’s a quick rundown. ... → Read More

Secure Your Wordpress Blog

Published on 6/18/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
All websites across the worldwide web are vulnerable to hacking, viruses and exploits and your site is no exception. Your web host goes to great lengths each day to protect your data and private files, but as a web hosting client and Wordpress user, you’re also responsible for doing your part to lockdown your own Wordpress installation. Stay on top of security with these easy to follow Wordpress tips. ... → Read More

A Beginner Lesson in SEO Link Building

Published on 6/17/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
SEO is short for search engine optimization and it’s the phrase everyone is talking about. Using SEO tactics to your advantage will drive traffic to your website without spending anything more than time. By practicing a combined set of strategies, you will not only increase traffic to your business, but you’ll rank higher with website analytics engines such as Alexa and Technorati, as well as search engines like Google. SEO link building is the easiest way to promote your business or website and best of all, it’s free. ... → Read More

Best Free Wordpress Template Sites

Published on 6/16/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
Your online image is cultivated not only by how you interact with others on the Internet, but also by how you look. If your website offers up an air of professionalism, potential customers are more likely to trust your image and buy your products. Likewise, if your blog is freshly designed and clean and easy to read, one-time visitors will turn into daily readers. ... → Read More

The Importance of Finding the Right Host for You

Published on 6/15/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
Finding a web host is a task that can be accomplished in mere moments. Finding a web host that is reliable and that will grow with you and your business is another matter altogether. If you’re ready to jump into the exciting world of web hosting and get your site online, you need to read this guide first! ... → Read More

Should Low Price Determine your Web Host?

Published on 6/14/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
It is said that money makes the world go round. It’s no secret that having the ability to save money and cut costs provides financial security and independence. But how far should you go when trying to save money when finding a web host? Check out our guideline for finding a reliable low cost host. ... → Read More

How to Choose a Domain Name

Published on 6/11/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide

Choosing a domain name is one of the most important aspects of beginning your new adventure online. A well chosen domain name can mean the difference between a site that ranks high and a site that nobody will ever see. Here are five tips to ensure your success and get you off on the right foot.

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The A-Z List of Web Hosting Terms & What They Mean to You

Published on 6/10/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
Getting started with a website can be an exciting and confusing time. There are so many new things to see and experiment with and learn that it can be overwhelming. Here’s our A-Z list of web hosting terms to help you make sense of it all. ... → Read More

You're Killing Your Website

Published on 6/9/2010 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
6 Mistakes You Need to Stop Making When Promoting Your Website: We spoke earlier about some excellent resources for getting the word out about your website and the importance to making good connections online. With so many websites on the Internet today, and more being added daily, it’s crucial to let people know you exist. The only thing worse than being some random website that nobody will ever see, is being some random website owner that goes too far in an effort to promote their site and in essence, drives visitors away. Don’t be that person! Here are six mistakes you should never make when promoting your website. ... → Read More
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