Breaking News: Kim Dotcom Data Deletion

Kim Dotcom Data Deletion Remember our story about Kim Dotcom’s latest venture, Mega? It was created to replace the hosting site Megaupload shut down by US officials in January of last year after charges of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, and two counts of criminal copyright infringement. … Read More

The Legal Side of a Site: Interview With Richard Chapo, Esq.

Interview With Richard Chapo There are a lot of legal things to consider when you’re starting a website. Your site can be taken down at any time, and there are government organizations to consider, too. I had a chat with Internet lawyer Richard A. Chapo, Esq. to find out what you need to know about… Read More

Secure DNA Announces Bulletproof Web Hosting

Bulletproof Web Hosting Looking for bulletproof web hosting? Look no further than Bulletproof Web Hosting. Yes, it’s true: the Honolulu-based IT security company Secure DNA has just announced the launch of their new venture, Bulletproof Web Hosting. This will provide customers with an ultra secure option to turn to when looking for the best hosting… Read More

Going Green? So Is Your Web Host.

Going Green Reducing your company’s impact on the environment is a big deal to you. You think you’ve done everything you possibly can, but if you haven’t looked at your web hosting provider, you’ve certainly missed something. Green web hosting really exists (we’ve touched on the topic before in this article), offering servers that run… Read More

Is Google The Original Cloud Company at the forefront?

Google The Original Cloud Company The term ‘cloud’ is tossed around so loosely today that it’s hard to know what it really means (kind of like the term ‘thought leader’). Cloud companies are popping up overnight offering unbelievable deals and services to unknowing consumers. But long before any of this began, Google was at the… Read More

Is Your Site Template Really Free?

Site Template You pay for your domain name every month. You’re also the system administrator and your name is on the WHOIS database fact sheet. But, do you really own your website? Maybe not.  We will go into the details of copyright ownership on this blog in a few days when a particularly interesting interview… Read More

Comparing Music Streaming Cloud Services

Music Streaming Cloud Services Recent news that Apple will be unleashing iTunes Radio has the streaming crowd in a frenzy. Streaming cloud-based radio is fun to use, easy, and provides a great way to listen to tunes. Selecting between cloud-based streaming services is a different matter, however. Since Apple’s iTunes Radio is new and Pandora… Read More

Amazon: A Firm Grasp On The Cloud

When it comes to cloud hosting of your data, Amazon has you covered. With numerous options, it’s safe to say you’ll find a solution that fits your needs. But how well do they perform, and what makes them different? Let’s take a look at a few different cloud hosting solutions from Amazon: Cloud Drive; Kindle… Read More

WHOIS Privacy Protection: Do You Need It?

WHOIS Privacy Protection Have you heard of WHOIS? WHOIS is a website that store information and details about the owners of a particular domain name. Interested parties can enter the URL of a certain domain into the WHOIS database, and this site will return domain name owner details. These details are public.  When searching for… Read More

Abracadabra! 3 Ways to Turn Traffic Into Money

3 Ways to Turn Traffic Into Money It takes talent to turn a web hosting site into a site that generates revenue. Some people have a knack for making money through websites. But, these people don’t have any unknown tricks up their sleeves.  What they do know are the best ways to make money through… Read More

How to Be a Better Webmaster

Better Webmaster Your cheap hosting website took countless hours of hard work and sleepless nights to build. Now it’s complete, but don’t think the hard work is over! Your webmaster duties continue until the day the site shuts down (which hopefully, it won’t!).  But how can you assure you are performing your webmaster duties in… Read More

The World Largest Web Hosting Companies

The Largest Web Hosting Companies Are you wondering what the largest web hosting companies in the world are? Even though the largest web hosting companies are not (necessarily) the cheapest hosting companies or the best hosting companies, they are still used by many people from all around the globe. The following chart represents that largest… Read More

Has Site Traffic Slowed Down ? 4 Explanations

Site Traffic When traffic to your hosting site suddenly slows down, there are a few possible explanations. The obvious ones being a lack of updated content, bad marketing, and blog posts that nobody wants to read. The less obvious ones are far more technical. If your site has suddenly slowed, here are some possible reasons… Read More

How To Make Affiliate Marketing Programs Work

Affiliate Marketing Program Whether you are just starting your cheap hosting with domain company or have been in business for some time now, you’ve heard people talking about how valuable affiliate programs are. People say the Internet is a place for anyone to make money, where you can reach a worldwide audience and capitalize on… Read More

Increase Your Web Hosting Company’s Bottom Line

Web Hosting Company’s Bottom Line You’re a growing web hosting company, looking to grow even bigger. Is there any way to increase the funds you are collecting from existing customers? Yes! Oftentimes, the web hosting company doesn’t realize just how easy this can be, as well as the fact doing so means no added overhead!… Read More

Interview With Peter Pollock, Author of ‘Web Hosting For Dummies’

Interview With Peter Pollock Peter Pollock is the author of the recently published ‘Web Hosting For Dummies’ book (reviewed here). He has also spent nine years running a web hosting company, is a self-professed geek, and a web hosting trainer and public speaker.  Peter graciously took a few moments out of his busy schedule to… Read More

AptHost: A Hosting Company To Avoid?

About AptHost AptHost makes numerous, enticing claims: no hidden fees or contracts; 99.9% up-time guarantee; instant account activation; FFmpeg hosting capabilities; 24/7 customer support. If one simply looks at their website for information, they seem like your standard cheap hosting provider, offering shared hosting packages starting at $3.95 per month. Also offered: semi-dedicated hosting, virtual… Read More

Pay-As-You-Go Cloud Hosting

Pay-As-You-Go(PAYG) One of the biggest domain name registrars, Gandi, announced a pay-as-you-go option for the company’s IaaS products. This form of payment seems like a good option, but will it really save your business money? Let’s take a closer look at pay-as-you-go cheap hosting and cheap hosting with domain options. Pay As You Go(PAYG) is… Read More

16-Year Old Breaks Vine

16-Year Old Breaks Vine Rickrolling: “an Internet meme involving the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song ‘Never Gonna Give You Up.’ Today, a 16-year old by the name of Will Smidlein created one of the best Rickrolls ever – unfortunately, he also made Vine crash. Vine has a six-second upload limitation that’s in… Read More

A Look At Managed Hosting

Managed Hosting Everyone is talking about cloud hosting. It’s definitely a tech buzz word, and businesses are taking note. It’s not just the data control it offers so much as it’s the cost savings you realize through this cheap hosting option. Small businesses are typically not ready to dump money into an in-house IT department… Read More