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Plan Your Internet Success – How to Select a Domain Name

1. Select a domain name

Don’t try to do too many things with your name like for example use all the keywords. I’ve come to the conclusion that so much is at play when it comes to SEO and selling a concept or attracting people to a site that the shortest, easiest to remember and to spell name is the best option.

For example I created site like “search-engine-optimization-professionals” and realized that this is so long and so complicated (not the “s” at the end – I actually debated for or against the “s” and selected both domain at one point) that all this was pointless. Additionally Google started penalizing sites with “-” in their names.

Bottom line, find something easy to spell and remember.

Finally, as a personal preference, I do not recommend that people buy their domain name through their hosting company. I personally use Godaddy as much because I started with them and have too many domain to move somewhere else but any specialized domain registration site is what I would recommend. This being said there are no specific rule here so whatever works for you…

Resources:

- GoDaddy
- buydomains
- sedo
- register

Bottom line is who cares what you select today? For under $8.00 for a domain per year you can afford to buy a few and test them? Who knows, you may have some variation and I am testing them to see what kind of action I get if any. A couple of years ago someone some-one suggested that I get some wine sites and I got a few but came up with the idea of some name that would personalize these sites. So I got what was available (mycaliforniawinery or buy-california-wine – Yes, at the time the “-” was still working) but was not satisfied since most good stuff was gone. I thought about it and decided to select a bunch of things that were “customized” around the concept of myxxxxcorner (for example mycaliforniawinecorner, myredwinecorner, mychardonnaycorner, etc.). I must have spent $80.00 and by the end of the first year abandoned half of them.

Keep in mind though that if you want to brand a name, what I describe above will not work. However, there is always the option for sub-domain like wahetver1.domain_name, whatver2.domain_name, etc. but SEO is peculiar for these so it is another issue to consider.

There are many options for what may be your best option, and I suggest that you think through but at the very minimum secure a few domains that you think may work for you.

2. Create a Website

Some people spend a fortune on this and I think it is not very smart unless there is an absolute need to have very specific look and feel to create an image or ambiance. Most people on the net do not seem to care much about web design if you believe what you see. Amazon, Yahoo, Google are not exactly the most attractive sites on the Net yet they work for the people who use them and that the key… work!

Bottom line you want to start with a simple site and take it from there. There are plenty of sources for free templates and I encourage you to take them into consideration.

Where I think your money would be better spent is on a program that allows you to manage your website. There are free ones (open source) like Joomla, Drupal, Magnolia and paid ones that are often specialized solutions like Salesforce but cost a bundle. I personally use neither and rely on Micromedia Dreamweaver and the assistance of my php programmer to do what I need because I like 100% control over my website.

As a result my recommendation is to get a copy or Dreamweaver and start learning the basic of building and maintaining a website. It’s not the easiest route but this with the “ready to go” template makes it best approach in my view.

Resources:

- allwebcodesign
- templatetuning
- flash-template-design
- dreamlinestudio
- oswd
- zerodollartemplates
- webmastersplaza
- dreamlinestudio
- watson
- whitegyrflash-templates.htm
- freeflashsites
- templatepark
- bizweb2000
- roopletheme
- drupal

Finally you must have noticed that some website show a small icon next to their domain name and if you want to create something like that it’s super easy. Just create some kind of logo (keep in mind that since it is tiny it should be something easy to recognize like a letter) and go to http://www.favicon.cc/ and you’ll see how easy it is to do

Whatever you decide to do, do not waste too much time re-inventing the wheel on this one. What you need is a simple, easy to navigate websites that is attractive and pleasing to the eye and “Paramount” has something to say, hence # 7 below.

3. Create Content for your Websites

Well, here is another vast and interesting subject. Many people think that they are great at writing content and they go on and write long tirades about their websites and business and loose the point, let alone the attention of the visitor. Others read some SEO articles about content and learn that you have to include as many keywords as possible. So they go on and load their text with so much stuff that it becomes a weird concoction of words that barely make any sense. Yet, other who may have tried both approached and failed hire a web copy writer to do all of the above.

In my opinion the secret of great content for a website starts with something that has been around for centuries and that is applied very commonly in all newspapers, TV promos, etc. It’s the headline… If you have a great headline that grabs the visitor’s attention then you have already done half your job.

How does it work for a website? Simple — You must capture in a few words that describe what this site is all about. In other words whatever made you decide to start this business in step 1 should now be explained in a short statement. For example if you decided to sell used technical manual online because no-one else does it then state it “The Place for Used Tech Manual”

Resources:

- articlehub
- articlecity
- articlehub
- rdf.dmoz
- moreover
- advertisingknowhow
- magnet4web

TIP: In case you need content in a hurry and for a temporary period of time, you should know that Wikipedia allows anyone to use their content as long as it is recognized as originating from Wikipedia

Finally while this is not really content related, you should not forget to check on the option to add a search capability to your website. Here are some free and paid solutions.

Additional Resources:

- freefind
- fusionbot
- spiderline
- phpdig
- atomz

4. Select an ISP

There are thousands literally these days and all offer the same things (more or less). There are three main option:

I – Shared Hosting – You along with hundreds of others are hosted on the same machine(s)
II – VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting – A space within a machine or machine is dedicated to you and only you and you get basic admin support
III – Dedicated Server – A server is dedicated to you and only you and the admin support is a bit more advanced

Bottom line is that if you are going to have a few links on what is mainly a content site with very little or no functionality then get a shared plan. If on the other hand you are going to run a data base and need to install some apps to run your business then VPS and dedicated is for you. The big difference between the two is volume and capacity between the servers, and this is when you need to make a decision between VPS or Dedicated.

Resources: ISP that I like and use

- jumpline
- HostGator
- serverintellect
- hypermart

Regardless of where you decide to host your site, I would suggest that you make sure that you can upload your files via FTP and to get an FTP solution and always backup your websites’ files. This will allow you to switch to another ISP provider if you are not happy with the one you first selected*

* Hence you want to register your domain with an independent registration provider independent of your ISP. This will allow you to make a simple change of DNS when you want to switch.

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Business Website Changes to Make Immediately

Is your business site representative of your business at its very best? Are you proud of it and know it is your absolutely best effort and you couldn’t have done better if you tried – because you did try?

Maybe, sadly, your business website is holding you back. It is not far-fetched to think that your online representation of your business could be holding you back. Look at what is out there! There are thousands of online business horror-shows out there – destroying their brand with junk websites.

Even if you have one issue that isn’t professional or doesn’t work – it is too much. How many times have you been given the impression a form works and you spend a good 10-30 minutes typing hard-thought information into it – only to see the error page spitting back nonsense immediately after you hit “Send”? How quick can that put an end to that customer contacting you? Pretty quick.

Here are some of the basics that many web developers and business owners get wrong. Fix these up and then take a very detailed look at your business website. Verify every photo loads, every mp3 plays, every link works, and every page is found. Test your forms, videos, and test your site in different browsers and on computers with different screen resolutions. Did you ever see your site on a Mac? You should. Likewise you should check to see how your site looks in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera browsers. What about on the iPhone, iPod or iPad?

Many mobile phone users are spending money from their phone one websites. Is it a possibility that yours offer something they might want to buy? It is something to think about… so many things to think about!

Here are some must-do’s to help you sell more, be more professional, and grow your business. Do them and then get to work – there is probably a lot more that needs done.

1. Supercharge it! Google has recently come out and said that slow sites will be penalized with less love than those that have fast sites. How fast does your site need to be? Nobody knows or is telling. It is a good idea to speed up your site considerably so you’re in the fastest 50 percentile anyway, according to the performance indicator in Google’s Webmaster Tools dashboard. Clean house and get rid of large Flash files other files that load as soon as a visitor comes to your site.

Shrink sizes of your photos and videos. For images – Xat (.com) is an amazing tool. For your video, using mp4 files with h.264 compression helps considerably. It is the web standard for high quality and smaller file sizes. Can you get away with 320×240 resolution video instead of larger sizes you use? Try it and find out.

Consider moving your site to a VPS – virtual private server, which is cost effective and rock solid at companies like Knownhost and HostGator. Godaddy shared hosting is quite slow in comparison, and you can’t risk being slow if your business website is to be the best it can be.

2. Hire a Copywriter. These folks are worth their weight in PayPal cash. The good ones make millions per year just in choosing the words to use to sell products and services for companies. Is there a more important topic on your business website than your products and services? If there is I haven’t heard about it yet. Trust this job to professionals. Yes, you’ll pay for it – have samples done first and see how they convert on a couple of products before you entrust the whole project to someone. Once you find a good copywriter the sun is going to shine on your site just a little bit more than it used to. Trust me on this.

3. Smoother Sales Steps. When your sales move smoothly, they do well. Buy your own products and see where the sticky points are. Does something not make sense? Better yet, give your credit card to someone clueless about your products. Tell them to buy one of everything. It is crucial to know what your customers are seeing -and to improve the sales flow as much as possible. Flow of the sales process is every bit as important as the copywriting process, and they work hand in hand.

4. Search Engine Optimization – ensuring your business website is optimized as highly as possible for keyword phrases you want to show up for in the search engine results pages (SERPs) is every bit as important as the other steps above, and possibly even more so. Search engines have the power to send giant heaps of visitors to your site. If your copywriting and sales process were both the stuff of nightmares, your SEO could still pull it off and make your business successful all by itself. Yes, it takes effort. Hours. Hundreds of hours. If you don’t have the time – do you have the money to pay a specialist?

Changing your entire business website over to WordPress content management system is a great step to take if you’re desperate for good search engine rankings. WordPress websites are easy to change, add content to, and remove old content from. You don’t need a webmaster in most cases. WordPress sites hand-feed Google updates to your site through using RSS feeds. Get a plugin called All in One SEO at WordPress and half the battle is won. You’ll still need many links from sites related to your niche, pointing to your site to rank highly – but, it is probably possible for you to get in the top 5 of search engine results no matter what niche you’re in – with a 3 year effort.

5. Optimize Forms. Forms on your site are a special object of contention among potential customers of your business. Make the forms short, sweet, functional, and helpful and you’ll have some happy customers. Have train-wreck forms and your business will seriously suffer for it. Take a day or two to decrease the number of fields customers need to fill out on your forms. If signing up email leads just ask for name and email – that’s it. Short and sweeter is better. First-time surfers at your website aren’t comfortable giving you more than basic information in many cases. Don’t ask for too much.

Use these tips to get started optimizing your business presence online. There are hundreds of tasks you could do, but, complete these five and already your site is optimized better than the vast majority of business sites.

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Positive and Negative SEO Factors

SEO or Search Engine Optimization is a process meant to improve website’s SERP (Search Engine Results Page) ranking.

SEO is divided into two parts: on-page and off-page SEO. On-page SEO is a technique that guarantees that your web site is easily accessible by spiders. If your website is not optimised then you have less chance of getting good results in the search engines. Off-page SEO on the other hand is usually not so whitehat and is mostly achieved by building backlinks. That can be achieved by: article submission, blog commenting, social media, directory submission, etc.

There are many many factors that help website’s Search Engine Results Page ranking (Google for one takes into account more than 200 elements). In this article we’ll discuss various positive and various – factors.

Let’s see some + factors:

- Keyword Focused Anchor Text from External Links (simply the most important factor are incoming anchor links from different web sites and anchor text should be keyword you want to improve the ranking for)
- Keyword Use Anywhere in the Title Tag (this is very important factor that is very often overlooked)
- Keyword Use in the Root Domain Name (keyword needs to be used in domain name e.g.: keyword.com or new-keyword.com)
- Keyword Use Anywhere in the H1 Headline Tag (H1 is the most important and visible H tag therefore it carries the biggest weight, that’s why keyword should definitely be used in H1)
- Keyword Use in the Page Folder URL (keyword needs to be used in subdomain name e.g.: yourdomain.com/keyword/page.html)

Now let’s list some factors that will hurt your ranking:

- Cloaking with Malicious/Manipulative intent
- Links from the Page to Web Spam Sites/Pages (linking from your web site to spam web sites will only do you harm)
- Frequent Server Downtime & Site Inaccessibility (this is the most important factor – web site should be up at all times no matter what; just get a reliable web hosting!)
- Hiding Text with CSS by Offsetting the Pixel display outside the visible page area (doing margin: -9999px will hide your link for sure, but search engines are more and more sophisticated and can detect that)
- Hiding Text with CSS display:none; (with some CSS you can hide link by setting visibility to hidden but search engines might detect that!)

One of the most important factors is for your site to be online most of the time. You can accomplish that with buying reliable web hosting that usually isn’t the cheapest, but you shouldn’t count your dollars here, because if you’re not online, you don’t exist! I personally recommend Hostgator which is considered one of the best web hosting companies. Their plans are really good, prices good and support 24/7.

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Sell Own Hosting Package Via Reseller Hosting

First of all, what is web hosting?

Whenever some data is made available on the Internet, it is being hosted somewhere. This “hosting” is done on a server in one place, which may well be across the world from the client’s computer. This is equally true for free hosts or paid hosts.

Hosting can be done through several processes, each of which has its own pros and cons. Most of these processes, however, can be understood if you are acquainted with the most basic processes. For example, web hosting can be done -

1. Through a dedicated server, which is a computer made available on rent from web hosts. The renter is allowed full control over this server, unlike in managed hosting or some other forms of hosting.

2. Through a virtual dedicated server, or Virtual Private Server(VPS), where the client is allocated a part of the space available on a dedicated server.

3. Shared web hosting, which can be paid or free, where a large number of sites is hosted on the same server. Free web hosting usually allows the user much less control than paid options.

4. Reseller web hosting, where the web provides packages for clients to sell in bits and pieces, generating a profit that is often huge.

Selling web hosting can become an extremely lucrative career option. All the investment required is – a good computer, a hosting plan, a little technical acumen, and time to tend to the business.

Hosting plans can be as cheap as $25 per month, for 24 GB of disk space and 250GB of bandwidth. As your business grows, you can increase the total space and bandwidth you provide, up to 100 GB and 700 GB respectively. As the end user needs no more than 512MB of disk space and is quite satisfied with 12GB of bandwidth, this means that even the basic plan lets you cater to full 50 users – without paying anything except what you spend on the reseller hosting package.

Setting up user accounts is also an easy task, especially if you already work online or can be online throughout the day. All you have to do is to create your customers’ user accounts through the Web Hosting Manager control panel, and let them take over from there. The end user’s control panel is called cPanel, and it allows users to perform all administrative tasks easily and efficiently.

The reseller is allowed to operate with full autonomy, but gets the benefit of full 24X7 support from the host company. Though the exact terms may vary according to the host company, usually the hosts provide resellers with free tools that make their work easier, such as billing systems, templates and site builders. If you plan to enter the web hosting reseller business, make sure to choose the host with the best uptime guarantee, and hopefully a money back option.

Always check the features provided by your hosting company, under the heads of Ecommerce, Website/FTP, control panel, subdomains/POP3/MySQL/FTP, and web tools. By providing a combination of reliability, cost-effectiveness and useful features, you can create reseller hosting plans that end users will lap up – landing you a sizeable profit in very little time.

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How to Select a Hosting With the Future in Mind

Let’s get into the core right from the beginning. When you choose a hosting you must decide for which purpose. if you are really want to generate revenue then you must go for a High end hosting company.

High end hosting means you don’t have to go for a $100 per month hosting. For example if you choose a company which only provide you a shared hosting then please stay away from them. Because if your bandwidth limit exceeded your account will be held till the next month arrives.

So when you select a hosting company look whether they have a variety of choices to chose from or not. Because if you need more space and more Bandwidth then you will always have choice to upgrade to a Higher level hosting.

But when you got locked with a reseller or a shared hosting provider then you will never be able to get out of that dirt unless otherwise you have some tech knowledge to transfer your account from one host to another one.

Some of the best host that you can go with are

Godaddy.com
Lunarpages.com
Hostgator.com
ipower.com

I just mentioned some of the leading companies. You can always choose any hosting provider that offers all type of hosting such as shared, VPS, Dedicated.

First get a shared hosting account to get started, it will cost anything from $6 to $12 which will vary from host to host (if you order for a whole one year you can expect a discount).

After some days your site will begin get decent traffic. As the age of your site grows on the traffic will also increase. At a certain level you will need a speed as well as highly reliable server to host your site. Now it’s the time to upgrade to VPS (virtual private server).

A virtual private server will cost you anything from $36 to $99 again which will vary from host to host .

At a last step when your site get thousands of visitor every day then go for a dedicated hosting.

This entire steps best suits of the commercial site which generate revenue. Hope I helped.

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4 Deadly Mistakes About Web Hosting Services

If you open up Google and do a search on the word “Hosting”, more than 400 million web pages come up as a result. With that much competition, is it fairly easy to get lost while searching for a hosting provider and evaluating which are the most important things to consider.

The most important things first:

1. The hosting company must control their servers.

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Most of the hosting industry is based on reselling server space of someone else. If the company you select don’t own his space, it could happen that when you need to move to another company for any reason, you depend on their willingness to help you. This actually happened me some years ago when the hosting company with which I was working was very helpful, but was sold and after that, when I needed to move a client to another host, the company don’t even replied my emails.

It is very difficult to move a complex site without having root access, but I had to do it. Although I lost many days and it was very painful, the migration even wasn’t perfect. Now I own a VPS (and root access to it) and my life is much better. If you are really on a budget and can’t afford a VPS, go for a shared host like HostGator ( http://www.bethefinest.com/hostgator ), which is a reputable company.

2. Don’t let your hosting company own your domain.

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Your domain is your brand on the Internet. Moreover, when you acquire links to your website you get traffic from them to your domain, not to your web host. If you lose your domain, all the traffic that came from those hard earned links are lost in an instant. If the hosting company gives you a domain name for free, make sure that the email of the administrative contact is an email that you control and you have a control panel where you can see the ownership of your domain.

3. Avoid Free Hosting Of Any Kind

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Free hosting is good for your resume or to tell the history of your dog, but when you are starting a business, even a little one, it is very important to have your own domain because if your page is hosted at someone’s else domain, when you acquire links to your page, you become dependant on your hosting provider because if later you choose to have your own domain, all the links you got will still be pointing to the hosting provider which will get all the traffic that should have been yours.

4. Seek a Host With Good Support

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It takes many YEARS to fully understand all the issues of the hosting platforms. Even many Internet business experts with 10 years+ in business don’t fully understand all the options they have in their control panel. So, if you are a newbie, you could be in big trouble almost all the time if your host doesn’t give you manuals, advice or help you to complete technical tasks. Remember that you bought a web host to make money, not to lose your time with technical things.

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Finding the Right Host For Your Web Site Or Blog

With the proliferation of the Internet, there are so many web hosts to choose from that it would be impossible to shop even a significant percentage of them. However, finding the right web host can be critical to the success of your business, especially if your business is predominantly online. Hosting packages can start as low as $4.95 per month for shared environments (I’ll explain later). On the other end of the spectrum, established companies often budget thousands of dollars each month to web servers and related costs. The type of hosting your business needs and the corresponding amount you’ll pay for that level of service depend upon what you are hoping to accomplish with your web site(s). Here are a few tips and scenarios that will help you choose the web hosting platform that suits your needs.

“Free” Hosting Accounts

Visit any of the thousands of the Blogspot.com blogs that post Google AdSense or other affiliate ads, and you can see that there are many people who make at least some portion of their income by taking advantage of the free hosting accounts offered by blog hosts. Setting up a blog-formatted website is simple and straight-forward. All you need is an email address and an idea. Because most of these free hosting accounts run on high performance web servers, it’s a rare case that your blog account and blog site would be down. However, if you are trying to present yourself as a legitimate company, a serious web site with your own domain name and custom web site are essential.

Shared Hosting

If your web site is on a shared hosting plan, it sits on a web server that likely services anywhere from a few web sites to hundreds of them. The biggest advantage of a shared web hosting plan is obviously the low cost. Shared hosting plans are good for entrepreneurs who are prototyping their ideas to see if they can get them off the ground. When my first internet business was young, I wanted to keep my costs down so that the significant investment was my time. I chose a shared hosting plan that cost me less than $10.00 per month. As the business grew and it became more critical to keep the site up constantly, we outgrew the shared hosting environment, and our host allowed us (as most gracious web hosts do) to transition to one of their Virtual Private Server accounts.

Because most users of shared hosting accounts aren’t a skilled at administrating web hosting environments, most of the technical details (configuring the web server, etc.) are handled by the web host’s employees. This simpler arrangement can be beneficial to people who don’t want to get bogged down in the details of configuring email accounts and databases and Apache web server files.

The main drawback for shared hosting plans is that they are typically not as reliable as other plans. There is no way to tell (in most cases) what other web sites are sharing your server. If you have the misfortune of being neighbors with an image download site that has tons of visitors, your web site is very likely to experience slow load times and periods where it’s inaccessible. It can be frustrating to operate an online store and consistently know that your customers cannot even find you. The downtime can even affect your search engine rankings. If the Googlebot comes to crawl your site only to find that it’s unresponsive, you’re likely to get dropped in the search rankings. In my experience, the technical support available to shared hosting plans drops a few levels from the attention given to plans that cost more. If your web site is relatively new and doesn’t get a ton of traffic, this scenario may be okay for you. However, if you cannot afford to have downtime, be prepared to pay more for hosting.

Virtual Private Server

A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is an upgrade to shared hosting. It typically costs about $40-$60 per month. VPS accounts give users greater access to the nuts and bolts web server account. Often VPS accounts allow lower-level functionality such as the ability to use an ssh program to connect to a Linux VPS. VPS accounts typically have quicker and better response from the web host’s technical support than shared plans. The selling point of VPS accounts is that they don’t openly share all the resources (memory, CPU, bandwidth, etc.) that shared accounts do. However, with a VPS setup, your web site is still sitting on the same computer as other web sites over which you have no control, so there can still be periods of slow response times and downtime.

Dedicated Server

Getting a dedicated server is like buying your own home and setting it up the way you want it. When you purchase a dedicated server plan, you are essentially renting a computer in your web hosts data center. Dedicated servers give you a lot more control of your web site’s resources. You can set up Apache the way you prefer it, and you can install extensions per your requirements. With the low-level access comes responsibility, though. Letting a novice mosey around on your dedicated server account could result in the destruction of one or more web sites being hosted there just by running a simple command from the black box. If you think your web site(s) merits a dedicated server, make sure you’ve got someone capable of managing the setup.

What host?

The types of web hosting accounts mentioned above are pretty standard in the web hosting world. Despite the similarities between the types of accounts, there are often significant differences among hosting providers. Before I settled on the host I use now (HostGator.com), I had to date and dump at least three other hosting companies. Here are some things to look out for when considering who you should choose to host your site.

Reputation

It’s worth spending time checking the ratings on the host you are considering. Nowadays it’s very easy to get the dirt on most companies. There are several web host review sites online. Reading the experiences of those who have used the host’s service can serve to settle your mind about committing or provide helpful warnings about the company you are considering. One thing to remember when reading reviews is that the source of a review can often be a competitor trying to sabotage a host’s reputation, or on the other hand, nothing keeps a web hosting company from funneling employees to review sites to pat their backs in public. Try to find objective reviews that list facts and details when checking out a potential host.

Technical Support

Before choosing a host, it’s probably a good idea to speak with their technical support to find out if they know what they’re doing. Even though I have a pretty extensive background in web hosting related technologies, I still find myself needing to lean on technical support from time to time. I’ve used many hosting companies whose technical support seem to be guessing, or who are simply reading scripts when they’re asked technical questions. Before you commit to a hosting provider, it might help to ask some pertinent questions of the technical support staff, almost as if you’re interviewing an IT employee. After all, that’s essentially what they’ll become. Most worthwhile hosting providers have an online chat tool that allows you to easily access their highest level support people.

Hopefully you’ve learned some things from this explanation of web hosting. Good luck with your web site and your business.

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The 3 Most Popular Web Host Companies

There are literally hundreds of websites that try to tell you which web hosting are the best, however after only a few minutes, you have probably realized that everyone has a different opinion. Fortunately, once a definition of what “popular” really means, it is much easier to see which hosting companies fit the criteria. First, we will look at the criteria must be met in order to be considered popular. Then we will look at what the 3 most popular web host companies really are.

What is Popular?

The first criteria of being a popular web host company is the ability to serve a variety of clients. In order to appeal to the masses, they must provide (at minimum) shared hosting, VPS, and dedicated hosting. Additionally, they must be able to support every type of webmaster from one domain to thousands. There are also some minimum technical requirements as well. The first, is that they must have an acceptable reported uptime of 99.90%. Second, they must offer the flexibility to upgrade and downgrade packages in order to meet any additional technical requirements that webmasters may need regarding aspects such as: bandwidth allowance, disk space, etc Of course, they must also be held in high regard via high positive ratings including review websites and customer feedback/commentary.

The 3 Most Popular Web Host Companies

(In no particular order)

1. Hostgator

Hostgator seems to be held in high regard with a majority of users across the spectrum of clients, from personal websites to Fortune 500 clients. They have excellent plans that are designed to meet everyone’s requirements In the 21st century, Hostgator has consistently been on the fastest growing private companies in the United States and is considered a global leader in shared, reseller, and dedicated hosting and currently service more than 170 countries. Considering their reputation for customer service, it is no surprise that many people consider Hostgator a benchmark in affordable hosting.

2. JustHost

When you are searching for the most popular web host companies, JustHost is always near the top of the list. Not only do they offer elite customer service, but also have a variety of flexible packages that can meet anyones needs. They have accrued a number of “top web host” awards over the years, especially since 2008. The “Just” company owns a variety of different ventures including their hosting company, and a majority of them are internet marketing and website functionality related. In order to survive servicing clients in the internet marketing industry, you must bend over backwards for clients, and that is exactly what JustHost does.

3. BlueHost

BlueHost has been well-known as a premier hosting company since 1996. They offer packages that are not only a great price, but also loaded with features and extras. With so much to offer, it is no surprise that BlueHost currently hosts nearly 1,000,000 domains regularly Only 4 months into 2010, and they have already received 4 awards for their customer service and overall value.

While there are a growing number of popular web hosting companies, Hostgator, JustHost, and BlueHost round out the top 3. As always, there is room for debate, especially with such fierce competition, but these 3 always stand out from the crowd.

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What You Want to Know About HostGator

If you are ready to begin making sites, HostGator is certainly worth a look. A longtime favorite for web professionals, they also have reasonable packages for beginners. Here’s what you can see in HostGator.

A. Unlimited Domains
B. Unlimited Subdomains
C. Unlimited Email Accounts
D. Unlimited MySQL databases
E. Free Website Building software
F. Cpanel control panel
G. Shared Hosting accounts also come with a Shared SSL certificate and unlimited storage.

HostGator started in 2002 and from there they had been the primary leading provider of the web hosting service. Their office is situated in Houston, Texas. They offer first rate service to customers for more than 200 countries worldwide. They provide Dedicated, VPS, Reseller and Shared. Each of their web hosting plans comprise of 24/7 support, a guarantee of 99.9% uptime and the money-back guarantee after 45 days.

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As a technology and product innovator, HostGator is able to provide its more than 225,000 customers with innovative products and services designed to complement their existing businesses. HostGator serves customers varying from individual freelancers to Fortune 500 companies in over 170 countries.

Because of the character of reseller hosting, HostGator clients are often web designers and or developers who have selected to offer hosting services to their customers. Businesses of all sizes and shapes often make use of HostGator’s affordable, however still great shared, reseller, and devoted hosting services. Clients vary from complete beginners to computer and technology experts.

Last 2008, Inc. Magazine recognized HostGator as one of the quick growing private companies in USA. HostGator is not merely for professionals; they have plans staring below $8 a month and an extremely helpful support staff that will help you each step of the way.

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Dedicated Hosting – Why Share When You Can Own?

With the many branches with internet web hosting, expertise is known as Focused internet hosting. Unlike VPS you are not allowed to share the server. Instead you do own the server for your very own cause. You can take the server on lease from a focused server host organization. You will be in charge on the server completely with respect to hardware and the application issues.

The connectivity and equipment also depends on the consent on the service provider. The main server offers the customer while using data center facilities. Whenever you share a server then you’re constrained on resources. So you cannot expand your possibilities towards the fullest. The web site needs to become growing all the time. So it can be usually much better to go in for Focused hosting rather than the shared web host companies like the VPS.

Using the choice of your individual server you possibly can choose the operating systems and softwares according to your selection. You might even need to personalize some settings for your e-commerce and media requirements. It’s very useful for those who are looking to multiply their possibilities but face using the issue of restricted finance. An own sever would cost a lot of funds.

When you have a system which is facing with heavy traffic and have complications due to lack of staff, security and resources – dedicated server is the greatest preference. The greatest benefit of a Dedicated web host with respect to the in house solution is within the amount that is saved. It will not require the position on the network administrator to be filled.

With focused web companies it is possible to perform extra complex calculations and applications. They include high end e mail expertise, streaming media. You possibly can also host a lot more than a single site at the single machine. All the computer software connections are maintained by the web hosting servers.

Limitation of Committed internet hosting

1. Adult content – if the application is illicit or large in size then it may well be disallowed.
2. Copyright verification – is you fail the copy scape test then your program will be scrapped off.

Nonetheless excellent faith and honesty will continually precede you with Focused web host within the appropriate direction.

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