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Getting Your Website Ready for Cyber Monday [Infographic]

Published on 11/12/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide

Black Friday is one of America’s busiest shopping days of the year. Traditionally falling on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday is the one day each year when nearly every store heavily discounts holiday goods. Some Black Friday shoppers stand in line for 12 hours or more, often spending Thanksgiving evening waiting in long lines, hoping to be one of the lucky few in the doors soon enough to get a good deal. This one-day shopping event is a bit of a gamble, and isn’t exactly the risk-free experience you’d imagine.

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Web Hosting Provider Softlayer Giving Free Hosting to Startups

Published on 11/7/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide

Softlayer Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2005 and today offers hosting services such as dedicated servers, managed hosting and cloud computing. Once a startup company themselves, Softlayer is now partnering with new companies and giving away free hosting and mentoring. Read on to learn how you can take advantage of this incredible offer.

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Web Hosting News You May Have Missed in October

Published on 11/2/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide

We turned a new page over on the calendar today. Hello November! If your schedule was anything like mine last month, you were so inundated with work and personal business that you may have missed a few crucial headlines here and there. Let’s take a moment to catch up before October’s headlines are old news.

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Hurricane Sandy Takes Down Datagram Data Center

Published on 10/30/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
The last few days of wild weather in the United States has come to a head as Hurricane Sandy reached the East Coast. In addition to widespread flooding, destructive winds and torrential rainfall, Sandy has taken down the Datagram data center in New York. ... → Read More

How a Hosting Company Scaled a Website that Serves 150 Million Pageviews Per Day [Infographic]

Published on 10/29/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide

You hear a lot about scalability in the web hosting industry. Simply put, having a website that’s scalable means that when your website grows, your hosting company resources grow with you. No longer will a link from popular social news sites like Digg or Reddit take your website down or rack up thousands of dollars in overage fees. Instead, server resources are made available to you on an as-needed basis.

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Web Hosting Sales and Special Offers Going On Now

Published on 10/24/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
There are a significant number of web hosting sales and special offers available this week. If you’re in the market for a new hosting account, pay special attention to these limited time sales. ... → Read More

How To Use IFTTT and Gmail to Tell You When Your Website is Down

Published on 10/23/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
If you haven’t yet used you’re missing out on one of this year’s most helpful tools online. IFTTT is a simple internet service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: if this then that. Basically, IFTTT is a time saving, easy way to put the web to work for you. ... → Read More

Interview with SiteGround Customer Service Supervisor

Published on 10/23/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide

I had a chance to sit down this week with Dimitar Dimitrov, Customer Service Supervisor. SiteGround is a leading web hosting company online, specializing in shared web hosting, semi-dedicated server hosting, cloud VPS hosting and dedicated server hosting. Known for their outstanding customer service and support, SiteGround had lots to tell us about what’s happening behind the scenes at their growing company.

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6 More Things Your Web Host May Not Tell You

Published on 10/15/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
We wrote an article called 8 Secrets Web Hosting Companies Won't Tell You a little over a year ago, and everything on that list is still relevant. As we browse web hosting forums and groups, we're still finding dissatisfied hosting customers, and all because they didn't understand what they were getting into when they signed on with a new hosting company. To help weed out the claims from the facts, we give you six more things your web hosting company may not tell you. ... → Read More

Create a Free Website From Dropbox Folders with Site44

Published on 10/4/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide

Designing a website and getting it online is hard work! Provided you have the vision to create a masterpiece out of your domain name, you still need to tweak your webpages, update them often, and find a good web hosting company to host it all. Imagine creating a website in seconds from images in your Dropbox folder. Yep, you can do that, and here’s how to get started.

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The Beginner Guide to Web Hosting [Infographic]

Published on 10/1/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide
Just what is web hosting? What’s the difference between a shared web hosting account and a virtual private server? Are there advantages and disadvantages to getting a dedicated server? These are questions that all beginner webmasters ask, and Brennan IT has the answers. Check out this informative infographic that visually explains everything you need to know about web hosting in 2012. ... → Read More

3 Easy Ways to Get Cheaper Web Hosting

Published on 10/1/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide

It’s a curious thing to realize that web hosting prices have only come down with time. In the beginning, web hosting services were not widely available to the general public, so only those with big pockets and even bigger social connections could afford to add their .com to the Web. Today, nearly anyone can invest in a domain name and get their website online with a web hosting company from almost anywhere in the world. But despite the fact that web hosting is a relatively cheap venture, some still need a little help to get their new domain off the ground. If you’re one of those penny-pinching webmasters, here are three easy ways to get cheaper web hosting.

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What Makes Someone Leave a Website? [Infographic]

Published on 9/26/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide

So, you finally have hordes of people visiting your website daily. Problem is, they stay for only a few seconds and then quickly surf away. What makes someone leave a website?

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Small Businesses Can Get a Free Domain and One Year of Free Hosting Right Now

Published on 9/18/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide

Is your small business online? According to a survey by Ipsos, a global market research firm, and search engine giant Google, more than 58 percent of the small businesses in the United States don’t have a website. Big mistake! The same survey found that 97 percent of Americans look online for services and products, including local goods. If you’re nowhere to be found online you’re likely losing business to the competition.

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Heart Internet Customers Can Now Sell Unwanted Domains Through the Control Panel

Published on 9/13/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Editor in: Expert Guide

How many domains do you own? More importantly, how many of those domains are being actively developed? We’ve all snatched up a domain name here and there that seemed like a winning idea, only to let it expire at our domain registrar one year later. What if you could easily sell your unwanted domain names through your web hosting company? Great idea, huh? Heart Internet has recently introduced a new feature in their control panel that lets clients do just that.

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