Thursday, 16 November 2017

Change Credit Card Details

From your control panel, Billing section, click on the billing info, a new window will appear in which you would be able to view your current billing info. In front of Edit Billing Profile, a combo box is given, click on the drop down button of that. Select the credit card and click on the Edit button given in front of that, a new window will appear from where you can change your billing contact and info.

To change the Credit card, click on the drop down button of the combo box, given in front the Type, and select the Card. Provide the card info and click on the Add button to make changes.

You will get back to your billing info form, but now you have new options to choose from. By default new Credit Card info is active, but if you had Check payment enabled before, you now can choose if you will remove old billing profile from the system, or if you will keep it, and at some point when it is needed reactivate Check profile again.

If you are sure you will never have use for old profile, then you can delete that, you will be promoted for the deletion, just click on the OK button.

Pay by Check


  • You need to get logged in to the control panel.
  • From the Billing Section, click on the Billing Info.
  • A new window will appear in which, you would be able to see your current billing info.
  • Click on the drop down button, of the combo box given in the front of the Edit Billing Profile, and Select Check from that and then click on the Edit button given in front of that.
  • New window will appear, and here you can change your contact & billing info.
  • You will get back to your billing info form, but now you have to choose, either you will just activate your new profile, and leave old one in the system or you will remove old billing profile from the system, if you will never use it again.


  • If you will have further use of your old profile, you can leave it in the system, and when needed, it can be activated again.
  • Delete old profile. If you are sure you will never have use for old profile, select it from drop down menu and click on Delete button. You will be prompted if you are sure that you want to delete billing profile, just click on OK button and now you will have only your new profile in the system.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Creating HTML


HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language is a programming language which is basically used to build web pages for the websites. Here we are discussing about the presentation with HTML 5 so before start with the topic, first of all we will see the basic features of HTML5 as given below:

Offline-This feature can also be used to improve an application’s performance by storing data in the cache or to make data persistent between user sessions and when reloading and restoring pages.

Audio/Video-With this feature, you can access, control and manipulate timeline data and network and you will be able to read and write raw data to audio files or manipulate captions in videos.

Storage-This feature allows the application to save data on the client device.

3D Graphics- There is many new features available now which deal with graphics on the web: 2D Canvas, WebGL, SVG, 3D CSS transforms, and SMIL.

Connectivity this feature states that more efficient connectivity means more real-time chats, faster games, and better communication between the concerned.

Presentation- With the introduction of CSS3 it is easier to create rich and beautiful web sites and applications in HTML. There are many new technologies and extensions to CSS3 are available including: 2D Transformations, Transitions, 3D Transforms and WebFonts.

File access- This feature allows the web applications to do things like read files, create arbitrary Blobs, write files to a temporary location, recursively read a file directory, perform file drag and drop from the desktop to the browser, and upload binary data usingXMLHttpRequest2.

Performance-Developers are in a great need to use a variety of techniques and technologies to get the most out of the browser. Performance is a critical part of user experience; it's a constant theme across all aspects of your development and product.

Semantics- Semantics is one of the most distinctive features of the Web Platform if compared with other application platforms. Developers usually ignore such feature but the mastery of it can bring many benefits to our projects.

Nuts and bolts-It is used to describe the amazing improvements coming to the web platform. Most people have heard of the rich APIs but there's also some lesser-known features "nuts & bolts" of building modern web applications.

Here I will tell you how to create a basic HTML5 presentation using reveal.js.

Getting ready

Before we start, we need to download the reveal.js script .

How to do it...

To create our initial presentation, perform the following steps:

The first step is to create an HTML file and save it as index.html. Then copy the reveal.js files to the same directory of our HTML file,
Now we need to write our initial HTML5 markup
With our initial markup ready we include the reveal.js base style sheet and script file plus the default theme style sheet. We will also need to include the HeadJS JavaScript loader in order to managereveal.js plugins.
The style sheets will go directly below the title tag, while the script files must be included before the closing body tag.

The fourth step is to create the elements for our slides
After that, we initialize the reveal.js JavaScript object, right after the reveal.js script tag.
For the last step, open index.html using the browser of your choice and check out how our initial HTML5 presentation looks.

To create a dynamic or responsive presentation with HTML 5, that responds to mobile and desktop layouts and which display artwork, photography, and other kinds of content, which also discover how to structure the HTML and slide content; design the navigation to react to clicks, keyboard input, and swipe gestures and use CSS to customize the slide display for different screens and animated transitions, we will use open technologies (HTML5, query, and CSS).

Creating an Advanced Responsive Presentation to enhance the web presentation slides includes the topics:


  • Structuring an HTML5 slideshow
  • Creating the default slide appearance
  • Using query to display the current page
  • Adding swipe gestures for mobile
  • Creating a pauses screen
  • Translating your ideas into CSS
  • Using media queries to adjust the layout.

Search Engine and Web Directories

Google is probably the most widely used web crawler search engine. One way of letting Google automatically detect and include your web page URL. Submission to Google through its free listing program can be done using the Add URL form available at Add your URL to Google

Having mentioned that, there is no guarantee that Google would include a web page submitted to it by either of the free methods. Also, it might take as long as a month before Google lists your web pages.
Google has advertising program called Adwords that offers you a combination of paid listing and positioning of your pages in search results. Paid listings in Google appear above and to the side of its regular results. These are discussed in detail in the section on Paid Placement programs.
Google allows maximum 5 to 10 web pages from a website to be submitted per day.

Submitting to Teoma

This is owned by Ask Jeeves, one of the popular search engines. Teoma, however, doesn't have a free Add URL feature. Teoma, being a web crawler can always include your homepage for free if there are other web pages pointing to your homepage. Like other engines, it has a paid submission program for a fee of $30 a year. Additional pages can be submitted at $18 per page. Paid service can be accessed at:
Ask Jeeves/Teoma Site Submit - Ask Jeeves Search Engine: Site Submit Paid Inclusion Program - ineedhits

Submitting to Inktomi

To submit a homepage using Add URL, you would have to use one of Inktomi's partners. HotBot UK is recommended for this purpose.

HotBot UK Add URL - Homepage HotBot Web Search

The submission through the addurl feature is levied a penalty on ranking if that is the only way the page has been crawled. If the same page gets covered through normal crawling or through paid inclusion, the ranking penalty is removed.

Inktomi has a paid submission program called "Search Submit" that charges a fee of $39 a year for your homepage. More web pages can be added for $25 per web page. After a year, if you do not renew the service, Inktomi might drop your homepage. Inktomi's partners sell this program.
Search Submit - http://www.inktomi.com/products/web search/submit.html
Inktomi allows maximum 20 web pages from each website to be submitted per day. Inktomi also provides Bulk Program wherein you can add thousands of web pages at a time. A small fee is charged each time someone clicks on your web page listing.

Submitting to Fast Search


The Add URL page for Fast Search: http://www.alltheweb.com/add url.php With this it might take up to six weeks until your web pages show up.

Fast Search's paid submission service cannot be accessed directly by you. It can be used through its partner Lycos. The fee for this service is $30 for one year. Additional pages can be submitted at $12 per page.

Paid submission service - Lycos Search

Fast Search also provides Bulk Program wherein you can add thousands of web pages at a time. A small fee is charged every time someone clicks on your web page listing.

Submitting to Directories

Directories are very popular and are widely used by people as a source of information. Web crawler search engines may also have better chances of finding your website if it is listed with any of these directories. Most of the directories charge a fee for listing your website. Some sites such as Yahoo offer free submission as well.

An important aspect of submitting your website to a directory is to have a 25 word or less description of the website. This allows the web crawler search engines to efficiently find and include your website.
Yahoo, LookSmart and Open Directory Project are some of the most popular directory services on the World Wide Web.

Yahoo provides two submission options: Free submission known as "Standard" and paid submission known as "Yahoo Express". The free submission cannot be used for commercial websites. Also, with free submission there is no guarantee that your website will be approved for submission.

Submission of commercial websites can be done with Yahoo Express that has a fee of $299 per year. Although a majority of websites are accepted in this category, note that, paid submission also doesn't guarantee acceptance of your website. It only ensures an answer whether your site was accepted or not. For non-commercial websites there is a one-time fee of $299.

For submission of free non-commercial websites you will have to fill up a submission form that is displayed once you click the "Suggest a Site" link at the bottom of each category. In case of paid commercial websites you would have to fill up the submission form that can be accessed at http://add.yah.oo.com/fast/add?+Business

Creating Online Presence

Instructions for creating an online presence in Dreamweaver


Adobe Dreamweaver (formerly Macromedia Dreamweaver) is a proprietary web development application created by Macromedia developed by Adobe Systems, which acquired Macromedia in 2005. Dreamweaver is available for both Mac and Windows operating systems. Dreamweaver helps you create, modify publish and manage Web pages as well as organize them into a professional-quality Web site.

The visual editing environment allows you to develop web pages without having to learn Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) source code.

To work with Dreamweaver, first, you define your new website.This process includes naming the site, placing the local files in a directory on your hard drive, and showing Dreamweaver where those files would publish on the web.

First, you should go to the “Site” menu and choose “Manage Sites.”

The second thing you need to do is name your site. It helps to give it a name that is both meaningful to you and describes the site. Dreamweaver integrates quite easily with server technologies such as PHP, ColdFusion, and ASP. You can directly edit files on the web server, which saves time. But this is less secure, as you can’t make any mistakes when you edit files right on the server.

Dreamweaver provides many different ways to access your website including WebDAV, FTP, and others. Most hosting providers allow FTP (File Transfer Protocol) access. Fill in the details to connect to your web hosting provider's FTP site. You will need to know:


  • The URL of your FTP site.
  • Your username
  • Your password
  • Where your files stored on the FTP server.

Once you complete creating the website, Dreamweaver shows your site in the Manage Sites window. To start editing pages in your site, highlight the site name, and click “Done.”

e-commerce with Google Checkout


Modern e-commerce typically uses the World Wide Web at least at one point in the transaction's life-cycle. Although it may encompass a wider range of technologies such as e-mail, mobile devices, and telephones as well.  Google Checkout by Google is an online payment processing service aimed at simplifying the process.

While making a purchase at stores, users store their credit or debit card and shipping information in their Google Account. Google Checkout provides fraud protection and a unified page for tracking purchases and their status. To take the use of Google Checkout first, you have to create an account on it.

Use Flash to enrich to your website


Choose Flash, one of the best ways of website production. As flash is now everywhere these days. Flash movies tell the story better than plain text.

Flash catches eyes, otherwise, it's boring with static looking pages. However, the use of flash tempers the ability to rank in search engines.

Reselling Web Hosting Resources

The term Reseller means to sell again, i.e., to sell a product or service to the public or an end user, primarily as an authorized dealer, while making sure that we make a profit on the sale.

Reseller hosting is no different either, a reseller buys a Web hosting package from a hosting company and tries to sell it independently.

As the customers increase, so does the profit margin for the reseller.Or, we can get some money by earning commissions from a hosting company. It happens when we refer potential customers to the hosting company.

Most web hosting companies try to outsource their services to resellers as it helps them to extend their business reach without the cost of marketing and sales and also helps them to concentrate on the business side of things.

As a reseller, we can decide what kinds of services we can sell. We can provide shared, dedicated or co-location web hosting or merchant accounts, storefronts, etc.If we go with hosting then it might be useful to offer some other hosting related services like domain names, search engines, etc.

The cost of becoming a reseller and the equipment and people required to be successful depends on many factors.If we just plan to earn commission by referring people to the hosting company by using the Internet, then we do not have to put up a lot of money, all we need is an Internet-ready PC and an Internet connection.

For a small startup, not a lot of money and resources are required. We can purchase an excellent reseller package from a hosting company by paying them some money upfront. All that is needed is a decent computer that can manage the accounts of customers and a good Internet connection.

It is advisable to start small if we are very new to the concept of web hosting and reselling. Then we can expand as we go on and start getting more and more customers in which case offering domain registration is also an excellent way to make profits.

If you have the money and the experience, then you can go as far as buying all the server equipment required, in which case you will also be responsible for all the server maintenance costs.

The option could be leasing a server as this will be cheaper than buying the server, but here as well we are responsible for all the maintenance and running costs of the server.

The web hosting industry is a multi-billion dollar market that has become easy and automated which enables anyone to offer high-quality web hosting services without spending a lot of money, so if we buy a reseller hosting package today, then we will be running our own web hosting company.

Everyday people from all over the world start new hosting companies by buying a reseller hosting package from a hosting company.

There are many reasons which make people start hosting companies and the following are some of them but are not limited to.

The first step, usually having the lowest capital investment, is reselling basic plans through an existing hosting company's reseller platform. Here a reseller uses to a hosting plan offered by a web host.

Once we have bought the reseller plan, we can then subdivide the space we receive and start to host websites for businesses and individuals. Most reputable web hosts have some form of online control panel that makes managing our clients accounts easy.

The second step is to progress in purchasing dedicated servers. In this environment, our web hosting business is not competing with other shared resellers on a hosting company's server.

Purchasing a dedicated server being the case, the speed at which we can serve up our client's pages will increase. The basic idea at this second reseller level is to purchase a dedicated server and then load it with reseller software.

Many vendors of dedicated servers now offer low-cost servers that can enable us to enter the web hosting business often for only about some dollars in a month.

One step ahead the stage is to become a full-fledged Internet hosting company. It requires the most significant investment of capital. The CP web hosting will either rent physical space in an existing Internet Data Center or build our own data center.

At each stage, we must consider what we bring to the web hosting industry. Also, if we are considering becoming a web host and buying a reseller plan to get started, we should follow the web hosting industry to become more familiar with it.

Reseller hosting accounts are usually quite featured rich since they get hosted on shared hosting servers. Allowing you to provide your hosting clients with a choice as to what they want to do with their domain and hosting account, and also to enable them to administrate their website and domain in ways which might not have been possible previously. It means that you can advertise your hosting accounts with more features, making them more attractive to people who are new to the world of website hosting and are looking for the best value for money package that they can find. Feature rich web hosting packages are what people look for, so by supplying your clients with web hosting packages that have more features than any other web hosts provide.

People looking for hosting, in general, will be more tempted towards your hosting products. Since they will be able to see that you are offering more features than other web hosting companies; as mentioned previously, it is value for money at the end of the day which people look for, and you are fulfilling this criterion by providing feature packed website hosting packages.

Choose a hosting company, which is a fully featured reseller hosting packages for Windows and Linux operating systems around the clock tech support and 99.95% uptime guarantee is best suited for your business. As a reseller, you can host unlimited domains under one large account, as well as a customer to resell web packages are the primary host, or you can submit your web packages. You can even set the price and under its brand name resell hosting packages. Usually, the first web host background and remain completely manage the server hardware and software taken care of their technical support team.

You as a customer to resell hosting packages are the primary host, or you can create your web packages. You can also set the price and resell hosting packages under your brand name.

Spider spotting

The effectiveness of your efforts in submitting your pages for listing on search engines can be monitored and evaluated by two methods: spider spotting and URL check.
Spiders from search engines that visit your site and crawl pages leave some unique trace marks in your access log. This can tell you whether a spider has visited or not, what pages they have visited and also the frequency or duration of their visit.

The best way to identify spider visits is by finding out which visitors asked for the file robots.txt from your site. Only spiders make such a request, as this file is an indication to them to avoid covering the page in question. So the first thing a crawler would do is to check for this file. If you see the access log and analyze it using some convenient software, you would be able to spot all the visits that were initiated with this request. Then one can spot the host name and relate that to major search engines. Host names are related to the search engine company's name (it is the name of the site that hosts the spider). Another name that is used to identify such visits is the agent or browser names used by respective search engines. Get a list of host names and agent names from available resources (these names tend to change often) and also develop your own intuitive list by searching your access logs for all occurrences of known engine, host or agent names. Concentrate only on the top engines; though you may find several other smaller and less known search engines visiting your site.

Pay attention to not only the total number of visits but to the activity pattern for each of the recent visits to actually judge how many pages they covered. This is a very good way of ensuring if submissions have worked or if other inducements such as links from other sites have worked or not. This also helps you to distinctly evaluate the effectiveness of submission, indexing and page ranking characteristics of your site.
Some examples of hostnames and agent names are as below:
• AltaVista: hostname may have altavista.com within its name; agent is often called Scooter
• Excite host name may have atex or excite.com and agent name is Architextspider.
• Inktomi agent and host names have inktomi.com and Slurp is often used as the agent name.
• Lycos uses lycos.com within its host name and Lycos Spider is often part of the agent name.

Formulating a Search Engine submission budget is crucial. It should be such that you have the best possible combination of free submission, paid submission and paid placement programs.
How much would you like to spend on this exercise? If the budget is limited, options such as some of the paid programs, advertisements, expensive directory listings will have to be forsaken and attention given to getting the best results from limited but focused efforts.

The key is to strike a balance between free and paid programs that yield maximum ROI. You should submit your website to all the free search engines such as Google, AltaVista, and WebCrawler, at least one paid search engine such as Inktomi ($89 for submission of 3 URLs), and Yahoo Directory ($299 a year). Apart from these, you should think of submitting your website to a couple of "paid participation" or "paid placement" programs such as Google Adwords and Overture.

In your work, you may need to write Web pages that talk to servers
In your work, you may need to write Web pages that talk to servers whose interfaces you have no control over. Two common kinds of servers are relational databases, which may require their input in SQL, and search engines like Alta Vista or Yahoo!. These interfaces may not meet the needs of your users, or they may be too complicated for your target audience.

Using JavaScript and the principle of form modification, you can create simple, easy-to-use interfaces that meet your user's needs while satisfying the requirements of the server.

AltaVista's Reseller Program

It provides you with the opportunity to deliver highly qualified traffic to your clients' sites by using any of the following programs: Trusted Feed, Express Inclusion, and Listing Enhancements.

This is the basic submit service which enables the clients to add or remove up to 5 URLs at a time from the AltaVista global database. URLs will generally be evaluated within four to six weeks of submission. Basic Submit is a free service. As discussed with other search engines, free submission might take more than a month until your web pages show up. An automatic submission through submission software may not work with this URL, as it requires insertion of a specific code that is displayed on entering the submission page.
AltaVista's paid submission program has a fee of $39 per page for six months ($78 for a year).

For additional 2 to 10 web pages the fee is $58 per page per year, whereas for an additional 11 to 500 web pages the fee is $38. AltaVista also provides Bulk Program wherein you can add thousands of web pages at a time. A small fee is charged each time someone clicks on your web page.

This is another very popular search engine. AltaVista does have submission via the Add URL feature at AltaVista. As discussed with other search engines, free submission might take more than a month until your web pages show up. An automatic submission through submission software may not work with this URL, as it requires insertion of a specific code that is displayed on entering the submission page.

Following services are offered by Alta Vista. Express Inclusion
According to Alta Vista, this is the fastest method of including your URLs as Express Inclusion lets you add up to 500 URLs to AltaVista's search results within 2 business days. It does Daily refreshes (weekday only)and keeps your listings fresh.

This service visually distinguishes your pages in the AltaVista search results with Listing Enhancements. It also controls the look and feels of your results by adding logos, icons, custom taglines.
The service reserved for partners who submit more than 500 pages to the AltaVista database. Trusted Feed enables submission of custom titles, keywords, and abstracts and provides the clients with highly qualified traffic through weekly updates.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Reselling web hosting services

The process of reselling web hosting services has become very common. This involves purchasing web hosting abilities from a web host provider, and then reselling the services we don''t use ourself to other businesses.So how can reselling can be more beneficial?

Reselling is a great way to get the web hosting services we need, as well as a way to make some extra money in the process. The reselling process means that we use the hardware, software, and network resources of the web host provider, but we don't have to have the expertise or investment.

If we're looking to buy hosting, reseller web hosting companies can often offer us web hosting services at a lower cost with the same level of quality and efficiency, when compared to other companies.

They will often offer we the ability to have more than one domain name while many web hosting providers only allow us to have one per account. As a reseller, we can often choose from several packages offering varying amounts of disk space and data transfer.

It is a good investment to purchase a higher volume package at a discount because we will be able to sell it to more customers at a price that will earn us some great profits.

Reselling web hosting services is a great way to use the internet and have our own home based business that is profitable and costs very little to get started. Some people believe we have to have a full understanding of computer programming to be an effective reseller.

Most of the web hosting providers that we resell for allow the customers us bring on board to access their 24/7 customer support technical services at no cost to us or to them.

This is a great business to have as a primary income or as supplement. Some online freelancers use this resell option as a way to earn some extra money.

The reselling of web hosting services became a profitable business. With an investment of one hundred dollars, we can get up to one thousand, but this involves a lot of work by our side of course.So we can plan for a reselling business.

Each important company has a web hosting reseller plan and many times; it includes a dedicated server for our hosting account.

Reselling web hosting services means to split up the bandwidth and the disk space to lots of smaller customers, and the main objective is to get from our clients at least the money we have spent for our reseller account.

We will be able to provide the high-quality web hosting services to our customers without being forced to learn everything about server maintenance or work with sophisticated hardware equipment.

Before we rent a dedicated server, we should learn how to use a reseller control panel otherwise we may lose a lot of precious time. The giant companies that provide web hosting reseller plans also include a soft which helps us to administrate everything that can be managed on our server. The first things that we should learn are:
creating ad deleting accounts sharing the disc space and bandwidth between our clients.
Reselling web-hosting services is a very competitive business, and our success depends on the reliability of our dedicated server.

There is, also, the option to buy a Virtual Server account but this means that on the real server, there are hosted more virtual servers, and our services quality depends on our server neighbors.
Do our best to rent a strong, dedicated server with our web hosting reseller plan, if we want to impress our future customers.

We can get much more money from our clients if we split our resources into hundreds of small accounts. However, it is very difficult to keep under observation all the users, and if we do not pay enough attention to this detail, all our customers will be disappointed, and soon we will find bad reviews about our services all over the internet.

Reseller Hosting Plans


Reseller web hosting plan is an easy business for web hosting. It is but splitting up the drive space and bandwidth to give resellers resources so that they can provide the services that a major web hosting company provides even if they don’t know much about the latest technology of hosting.

If you are going to subscribe space and bandwidth from big web hosting companies, you should know to manage web server services through control panels, though your dedicated server does most of the maintenance task.

Because most of the web resources today are dynamic where the profit may depend on the search engine rankings.


Offering multiple domain names on a shared hosting account can one of the value additions to your reseller hosting package. Other selling points of your service can be flexible packages regarding space and price, and options to upgrade space over time.

CP Reseller Hosting Business

Reseller hosting is no different either, a reseller buys a Web hosting package from a hosting company and tries to sell it independently. The profit for the reseller presents in either the discount or in the commission she or he gets from selling an account.

Most web hosting companies try to outsource their services to resellers as it helps customers to extend their business reach without the cost of marketing and sales and also helps them to concentrate on the business side of things.

As a reseller you can decide what kinds of services you can sell. You can provide shared, dedicated or co-location web hosting or merchant accounts, which is very much beneficial regarding a good reseller business deal store fronts etc.

If you go with hosting then it might be useful to offer some other hosting related services like domain names, search engines etc.Of course, if you have any problems selling these value added services in the beginning then you can sell them later or we talk to technical team too.

The cost of becoming a reseller and the equipment and people required in order to be successful depends on many factors.Whether the the site uptime,disk space,technical solutions etc.

Domain Name Reselling


Becoming a domain name registrar as a reseller for an established registrar is a great solution for webmasters registering many domains, and a great money making opportunity for anyone on the Web.

If accepted,providing domain name reseller can then register domains at lower prices through their parent. Normally the initial registrar will still take care of all services like registration and customer support. The reseller basically just drums up more business for the registrar.

The buyer pays the reseller and may even access the domain name control panel at the reseller’s site, the domain name is actually registered with the reseller’s parent registrar.

Resellers are able to provide discounted prices for domains and pass along the savings to the customers.

Domain resellers have become very successful by offering these lower prices, and the competition among resellers has driven the price of domain names down from over some dollars to as low as some dollars.

Webmasters who are registering a lot of domain names for themselves or their company can benefit by reselling domain names themselves. As a reseller they can buy domain names for discounted prices and make money off the registrations of others.

If we are interested in saving a buck, or making a buck, on domain registrations we might consider reselling domain names ourself.

ReverseInternet provides you a service through which you can find other websites hosted on the same IP or that share same Google Analytics ID, Adsense ID or DNS. You get information about domains like .com, .net, .org, .info and also other country specific domains. The site has information about 73,000,000+ domain names. The service is completely free to use.

Selling Hosting through Resellers and Affiliates

The process of reselling web hosting services has become very common. This involves purchasing web hosting abilities from a web host provider and then reselling the services we don't use you to other businesses.

Reselling is a great way to get the web hosting services we need, as well as a way to make some extra money in the process.

The reselling process means that we use the hardware, software, and network resources of the web host provider, but we don't have to have the expertise or investment.

If we're looking to buy hosting, reseller web hosting companies can often offer we web hosting services at a lower cost with the same level of quality and efficiency, when compared to other companies.

As a reseller, we can often choose from several packages offering varying amounts of disk space and data transfer.

It is a good investment to purchase a higher volume package at a discount because we will be able to sell it to more customers at a price that will earn us some great profits.

Reselling web hosting services is a great way to use the internet and have our own home based business that is profitable and costs very little to get started.

Resellers have a physical office, they answer phone calls from customers, and they take care of invoicing & billing locally and may be doing some technical support as well.

some buyers might get the product online from an affiliate and not from the reseller, but still, the reseller has a different target, and this is an offline local market.


If we think about affiliated reselling, a buyer that wants to purchase online, we can anyway skip the reseller by buying directly from our site.

Resellers are better for custom solutions packages that also include services. We can't see or imagine an affiliate doing corporate, academic or governmental sales or the way they could provide related add-on services in local markets.

Affiliates don't train sales or technical people, and therefore they might not be able to compete with the resellers who have in-depth knowledge about our products.

Affiliates mean pre-selling, resellers do selling, affiliates warm the site visitor and make him confident and willing to purchase from the vendor site.

The vendor sells directly to the customer and makes a direct invoice to the purchaser. Resellers should make the sale on their own, and they purchase bulk products from the vendor, then sell by retail to customers, the invoice they issue to customers on their account.

It might be easier to get hundreds of affiliates through affiliate networks, but resellers established companies. Resellers are a much more reliable and easy to control force as they work by the same economic principles as we do. Affiliates might come and go.

As we may already know, there are many different kinds of resell rights that we can buy or sell.

Resell right: This can apply to both physical and digital products. Where a digital product is concerned, we resell the product and keep 100% of the profits without losing the enjoyment of the same product as digital products are duplicable.

Basic resell rights: We have the right to resell the product, but our customer does not have the right to resell it to another. We keep 100% of the profit after every sale we make.

Master resell right: we have the right to resell the product as well as the Basic Resell Rights itself to our customers. Our customers can, in turn, resell the same book to their customers.

The Master Resell Rights can either be bundled together with the purchase of the product or purchased separately from the product.
Buying Private Label Rights usually give us the right to change the product in any way we like, put our name on it, sell resell rights or even master resell rights to others and use and treat the product as it were our creation.

We can give the product away for free. In most cases, however, we cannot resell and or edit it.

Reseller Hosting Business Model


Resellers face several significant challenges, and not least of these is technical support.

While resellers can reasonably expect that they will be given some support by their parent hosting companies, in almost all cases they are responsible for directly fielding the complaints of their customers.

If a reseller's client calls to complain about downtime, it is the reseller who must address the matter even if addressing it just means complaining to the original host.

Complaining is a source of frequent complaint among resellers because they feel that while they cannot directly remedy many of the most common hosting problems, they are the ones who have to deal with end users whose sites are down or are loading too slowly.

Ideally, however, resellers should not operate according to the same business model as hosting companies. Although resellers may market themselves as hosts, they are ultimately a sales and services company, not a technology provider.

Resellers do not own the server space that they are selling, and their two principal responsibilities consist of recruiting new customers and servicing those accounts once they are established.

Resellers are valuable to hosting companies because they are middlemen, they concentrate their resources on sales and support, and the hosting company, freed from the need to employ a bank of CSRs, can funnel its resources into technology.

If resellers could hand off their sales and support duties to the original host, then there would be no reason for the host to even include them in the business model.

Reseller system tends toward greater efficiency, particularly because resellers are often based in countries other than their host.

Should we consider reselling web hosting? Is it the business for us?
If that is the question we are asking you, how can resell business takes a proper place?

We have come to the right place for reselling We should think about this question now, if we would, without web hosting would the internet exist?

Therefore, web hosting is essential to the world of the internet. Now, we know we are saying well there are many different people reselling web hosting.


Should we not consider reselling web hosting as a business opportunity? No, it does not.
Every day there are thousands of internet businesses starting up, what that means is that every day thousands of people are looking for web hosting.


As a reseller, what we are mostly doing is purchasing server space from another company and reselling it to our customers for a higher price.

Reseller server space and hosting will appear to your customers as our own, not the other company because we own this space, not the other way around.

In other words, first thing is first, if we are interested in reselling web hosting, we need to find the right reseller program that will benefit our potential customers the most.

Some things might include administrative controls, turnkey websites, customer support, billing software, software for our customers to use for their websites, back-end administration for our customers, and the like. Consider what we expect.

We have to determine our prices, how much we will charge. Of course, we want to make money, but we also want to be competitive and offer prices that will lure our customers to use our services instead of our competitors.

We will need to determine how to market to these people, which means advertisement. We want to be sure that we advertise in the appropriate places to optimize our customer base potential.
Of course, before we can advertise, we must have a website to bring people to so that they can begin buying. If they have no place to start, we cannot expect to get sales.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Linking Websites Strategy

Seek reciprocal linking


Once you have found the candidate sites that have high link popularity and link quality as seen through link analysis, the next step is to choose those that you believe may agree to reciprocal linking. Your competitors obviously would not, but in respect of others, you must try. Several sites have a page where they list useful links or relevant links, as a service to their site visitors. You can locate the email of the company or of the person who handles link requests for such list pages.

When you make a request for reciprocal linking, approach the target site owner or webmaster or link request handler by providing your URL and a short description and explain how providing this link would be a valuable and useful addition for the benefit of their audience. The description is important as often that would be what appears in their links page. Offer them reciprocal linking from your site's links and resources page. Better still tell them that you have already provided a reciprocal link to their site.

Build a good links and resources page on your website. Present the links in an organized manner so that this is useful to your site visitors too. Of course, you do not want this links page to be amongst the first pages accessed by your visitor, as this may induce the person to leave your site. Some webmasters try to build a standalone links page that is totally isolated from all other pages on their site. This would perhaps provide an URL to the reciprocal link provider, but in reality it is not a genuine link page at all. Avoid these tactics; they will not work in the long run.

Finally, not all sites are equal and therefore not all links are equal. A link from a high traffic industry portal is worth infinitely more that a link from a low-traffic free-for-all site. Concentrate of giving the search engines what they really want - great content, well-organized, well-published and linked to other relevant material. Concentrate on that and you will be rewarded.

Inward Linking


Like reciprocal linking, inward links to your website can be an effective strategy to increase your website's visibility to Search Engines. Inward links are links pointing to your websites from other websites without providing a reciprocal link from your website.

There are many techniques to improve inward linking. Many of these have enjoyed success with Search Engines. The most proven technique for inward linking is through Ebooks. You can offer interesting and educative Ebooks for free to other websites, and they could install them on their sites. The Ebook you create would have a link to your website. This will allow a spider to crawl through that link and visit your website. For example, a footer on every alternate page can have a link to your website that would increase the probability of your website being listed with a crawler-based Search Engine.

Other techniques include posting newsletters, white papers, news stories and press releases to other websites, particularly industry-specific and general portals. The newsletters and press releases would contain a link pointing to your website, thus, increase its visibility to crawlers.

Affiliate programs also help in improving inward linking. In affiliate schemes, you provide incentives (usually a commission on the sale of your product or service) for other websites to become affiliates (i.e., carriers). These affiliates then generate you direct traffic; the bonus comes in the form of those inward links to your site. Affiliate Programs create powerful alliances between your web site and your various "affiliate" web sites. Providing affiliate links to your website would improve your website's search engine ranking. It makes your website more visible to crawlers.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Hybrid Cloud Data Protection by Acronis

Hybrid-Cloud-Data-Protection-by-Acronis Acronis founded in 2003 and since then a standard place for hybrid cloud data protection through disaster recovery, backup, secure file sync, cloud storage, and share solutions. It delivers affordable, complete and easy data protection of all applications, operating system and files across any environment including cloud, virtual, physical and mobile. Acronis powered by Acronis AnyData Engine. Apart from this, Acronis secure the data of approx five million customers and 5, 00,000 businesses. Is solutions are present all over the world through cloud resellers, distributors, and network service providers.
Acronis Hybrid Cloud Data Protection Solutions:

Acronis has announced the increase of its Ireland and UK distribution agreement along with CMS distribution. Newly launched Acronis hybrid cloud data protection solutions- disaster recovery, share solutions, cloud storage, file sync and backup available to the CMS distribution cloud reseller network. This agreement starts with backup from Acronis with CMS distribution’s developed network. Therefore, service providers now have easy access and affordable cloud data protection.

Expansion in volumes of information and data, dependency on digital business processes and increase in cyber crime such as Ransomware are data protection and backup more critical these days. Partnership with CMS distribution will assure demand for cloud data protection in the UK. Due to this, 50% of businesses move all IT assets off premise in future.

Nowadays, global cloud backup and recovery software market is expected to rise at a CAGR of 13% from 2016-2020. Acronis delivers a complete cloud architecture which easily plugs into current service provider and makes it differ from other data protection vendors. Apart from this, CMS distributors give support services, licensing, system integrators and business development. Through this, consumers tap into growing market for data protection services without initial investment. Acronis is consistently increasing its network of service provider globally. This partnership will enhance profitability and gives flexible cloud solutions for service providers so that they always ready for every opportunity.

Solutions provided by Acronis Hybrid Cloud Data Protection:

Know About Acronis Backup Cloud

Acronis backup cloud offers services with simple and cost-effective hybrid recovery and backup to resolve client’s data protection related issues. Their backup cloud powered by Acronis AnyData Engine that delivers reliable and customized services. It also provides per use business model without any entry costs.

Insight Acronis Files Cloud

Acronis files Cloud offers secure mobile file, sync, access and share an easy to use and secure hosted cloud solutions designed entirely for service providers. Additionally, it is simple to sell and implement, can do custom brand Acronis files cloud, enhance product portfolio and realize incremental revenues. Through Acronis files cloud end user customers can employees work with files have to be productive from anywhere or with any device they use including laptop, Smartphone, Mac, tablet or PC. End user organizations can boost customer service, enhance employee productivity, produce revenue and create new customers.

 Acronis Disaster Recovery

Acronis disaster recovery can replicate your systems, storage, and installed software onto an on-premises appliance. If you are facing any case of an outage, Acronis disaster recovery can restart servers locally so that you can keep offering IT services to external and internal constituents. Through push of a button, you can recover a single file, whole server or a database.

 Acronis Storage

Acronis storage facilitates service providers win Iaas battle by substantially lowering scale out storage costs while overcome challenges related to traditional high-end storage offerings. Acronis completely simplifies complexity of managing and deploying cloud infrastructure’s market demand.


Top items for Sale on Dark Web

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Have you ever wondered about the fact that there are things available on the internet that should not be there. It is a source of expanded knowledge, but some people are taking undue advantage of this facility. Instead of World Wide Web, it is named as dark web as bad things are usually characterized by dark colors. This work is not done yet as there are numerous details, and you should be aware of them.

The gratuitous benefits are taken by fraud people

There is lots of stolen stuff that are availed by the same category of people via the internet. Few of them are tools for hacking, theft identities that may be of credit card or personal information, supply string terrorization, property related documents, etc. the list is quite elongated.

Who is responsible

If you think that web hosting providers are to blame for this, then that is not at all factual. If cyber crime people are accountable, then that is also not true. Then who is behind all the scam and who should take a legitimate step to get rid of the same. It is all of us who if take some precautions and be a little bit careful while using the internet then that can create superb results.

Various dark web options

There is an unknown website known as Tor is a way to reach to the dark web. An individual can take advantage of other people stuff and sensitive information related to their identity and much more. These activities are done by criminal minded people and to get money by unethical things these people cross their limits and have no boundaries. But it is making people insecure and unprotected if they use the internet. People who are victims are quite fearful and scared to use the internet for their any use. Even they avoid trouble-free utilize of World Wide Web. So, it is required to take appropriate steps to stop these criminals as if these people are not stopped then it can result in a significant loss worldwide.

Steps taken till now

To impede dark web usage and criminals related with it, cyber security people have taken a few steps forward, but it results to reach nowhere. Dark web addresses ordinarily end on .onion and are renowned for hosting against the law marketplaces like the tarnished Silk Road, close down a long time back. Other results were found and are of the same category. So, is there no solution and do we need to let these people take our advantage like this? It can stop if we will work sensibly and carefully while using internet websites.

What steps should be taken

First and foremost important solution we can make on our own, and that is attentiveness. If we take adequate care while using the internet and after any questionable activity should stop using it immediately, then that can help a lot. As well as we should be ready with our backup files so should not come as their threat of using our website data in immoral activities. We can take that data to use and inform all the site users about it without delay.

Bring to a close

Whatever is the items availability on dark web that must not be used by criminals or like-minded people for unethical doings in anyways? The nucleus or Tor whatever is the door to the dark web it should be avoided altogether.


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orocrm for online businesses

OroCRM is an empowering open source customer relationship management application. It enables online businesses to manage, analyze and act on customer data from multiple sales, marketing and support channels. Integration with sales and channels to interact with customers are offered by OroCRM. This also includes Magneto and other eCommerce platforms, social media, email and many more. The powerful analytical tools help the companies in understanding and segmenting customer data, leverage sophisticated reporting tools for custom reports and managing best practice work flow for sales and marketing teams.

For customer relationship management, OroCRM is a superb application. In case of Magneto eCommerce retailers too it provides more combinations with the eCommerce applications, Dashboard for Magneto, Magneto account management, RFM analysis tools, abandoned cart recovery integration with automated emails, and email marketing tools.

Here are the top 5 reasons to choose OroCRM for your eCommerce website:

1. In depth integration with e commerce platforms

Once an online store has been setup, a common problem that has been noticed is a lot of time is consumed in transferring  order and customer information. Through the right CRM you can overcome the challenges. OroCRM has a structured tool that gives you access to launch and keep data in sync with your system. Magneto has a feature through which you can find out which carts have been abandoned. Also this will give you option to contact the customers and ask them to complete their transactions.

2. More insight to customer data

CRMs should give us information not just about what the customer is buying but also information about what products are being just looked at and not being bought. Through the OroCRM tool you can do so. You can create separate lists of customers according to some parameters too, like who bought a product, who saw the product, who added the product to the cart.

3. Effective Customer Management

In order to manage the data that we have about our customers, we need a system that has all the required tools to handle all the data. For this we need a CRM system that can arrange the information and data in an easier way. The OroCRM has a technique that can create extremely detailed data as per the user's input. This data can also be shared on a customized dashboard.

4. Better Marketing

Marketing has become a major part of all the businesses. Any CRM should have the appropriate tools for the appropriate messages to be sent to the customers at the perfect time. Through OroCRM's tools you will be able to do just that. You can now send customized business messages to the target audience as per their segmentation. You can all send out messages in the form of campaigns.

5. Remarkable Flexibility

CRMs should not be limited to a few applications when it comes to businesses. There are a variety of tools that can be used like online chatting services for customers, online payments, email campaigns, etc. OroCRM helps in this too. It has integrated with ZenDesk and DotMailer and also allows you to recover an abandoned cart.

A good CRM will only grow your online business more and more. OroCRM will give you access to important data related to customers. Be it small or big, OroCRM will only be an added benefit for your online business.


LINUX vs Windows

windows vs linuxIn this expanding web hosting time period, we are surrounded by many questions which confuse us. Out of many one question is which type of hosting we should use Linux or Windows.Here is a help guide for the selection of right web hosting for your system.

Linux Hosting – It refers to the web host which uses the Linux operating system for its servers. Linux is an operating system that is based on UNIX.

Windows Hosting - It refers to a web host whose servers use the Windows operating system. This web hosting is less popular than Linux web hosting. It is only used by sites which fail to run their applications without windows servers.

Differences between Linux and Windows features :-

  • Operating system : If you choose Linux, it is not necessary to use Linux platform you can run Linux on any platform even if you are using Windows XP, whereas which OS you run on your computer matter a lot in case of Windows.
  • Control Panel : Linux uses cPanel and Windows uses Plesk panel.
  • Cost : Major benefit of Linux is that its servers are far less expensive then Windows servers.
  • Stability and Speed : Linux servers have high reliability and high uptime as compared to windows servers. And a windows server has a high risk of crashing than Linux.
  • Development Tools : Linux servers offer support for different development tools like CGI,PHP and Perl on other hand windows offer ASP and PHP development tools. Windows servers can also use other Microsoft software and application but Linux can not use them.
  • Scalability : As different websites change time to time,they grow small to large traffic websites. While both Linux and windows can often adapt to sites growing needs. But Windows hosting is more compatible with features like PHP and MySQL whereas LINUX is not always compatible with the technologies by Microsoft as .NET and VB development.
  • Databases : Linux can run only MYSQL database on other hand Windows can run both MYSQL and MSSQL.
  • Alterations and Modifications : Linux is an open source platform so server users can make changes and alterations in the code whereas in Windows user are not allowed to make any changes in code only the webmaster can modify it.
  • Files Sensitivity : With Linux servers, file and directory names are case sensitive but in Windows servers, they are not case sensetive.
  • Licensing : Linux is based on General public license which is free on other side windows comes with a licensing fee.

As above we can see that running a website on a Linux or Windows server have both merits and demerits. Deciding for more appropriate hosting for your site will depend on what kind of technologies you will use on your site and what is your budget.

Below mentioned are the top companies for Linux and Windows hosting according to Sitegeek.com :-

Linux Hosting :

  • Ipage : Its uptime is : 99.98% and it has hosted 1213188 sites. Its Hosting plan starts at $1.99/mo.
  • Bluehost : This site has 100% uptime and hosted 3771082sites till now. Hosting plan starts at $3.49/mo.

Windows hosting :

  • Arvixe : Has uptime of 99.95 and hosted sites are 124886. Its hosting plan starts at $5.00/mo.
  • IXWebhosting : This site has 100% uptime. It has hosted 86293 websites and its hosting plan starts at $4.50/mo.

Data Center Infrastructure for Efficiency

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Optimizing Data Center Infrastructure for Efficiency

Around the world IT  operations is the most crucial aspect. One of the main concerns is business continuity; companies totally rely on their information system and if a system become unavailable than the company may be stopped completely, for that reliable infrastructure is very necessary to decrease the chance of disturbance. A data center must therefore provide a secure environment and network performance.

Data centers are physical or virtual depository which involves storing, processing and serving large amounts of data and information . It generally includes backup power supply , data communications connections, and environmental controls. Temperature must be controlled in the data center. The temperatures in a data center will naturally rise because the electrical power used, heats the air. Air conditioning is used to control the temperature, but energy is the major issue now a days, so modern data center  use economizer cooling where they use outside air to keep data center cool. Etsy, an Ecommerce company took forward its steps to enhance data center infrastructure for efficiency.

Etsy is an Ecommerce website which is diverse, unique and focused  on handmade and vintage items as well as unique manufactured items. Items cover a wide range like clothing, food, jewelry, quilts and toys. The philosophy of the company is directed around “designated ops.” Designated ops are highlighted across the entire company, not just developers and operations. Mike Rembetsy said that “It’s a mistake to think of these topics as domain expertise of one particular group”.  Rembetsy highlight that true efficiency totally depend on the communication between the people or on human interest.

Etsy’s designated ops are totally different from dedicated ops. In designated ops the person within the operations team will involve themselves into other team, their job has to help smooth operation mindset in the process of development.

Etsy has also expanded into Equinix’s  Silicon Valley SV5 International Business Exchange data center. This minimizes the downtime of the company and provide good speed or service to its customers. Mike Rembetsy, said that “Etsy was founded to help connect makers with buyers and we have a singular focus to support a positive buyer- seller experience through technology innovations.”

Etsy now gets into web hosting business

Etsy recently launched a website for seller to create a more customized experience service  called Pattern by Etsy, and it includes web hosting, customization tools and automatic integration in Etsy store, for $15 a monthMany sellers are interested in launching separate sites. This could help bring in reccuring revenue in its service seller segment. They provide 30 days trial to build a user base.

Etsy’s Data Centers and efficiency

  • The Company uses maximum renewable energy. They want to provide renewable energy as well as onsight generation. Data centers mainly focused on reliability.
  • They use newer cooling technology that use less water.

Rembetsy said that “Since then, when choosing another data center, we’ve continued with the idea of efficiencies, renewable energy, and design,”

  • Began making racks as thick as possible going from 2kW per cabinet to 5-6kW per cab.
  • Hadoop servers uses supermicro boxes, were nice and cool but pretty hot from the back so for that they switch from 145w processors to 90w CPUs for a power efficiency perspective.

Conclusion

Manage energy well. Better energy data collection would not only help to quantify the energy load and highlight the importance of energy efficiency improvements and evaluate the energy savings. By some modern techniques you improve 20% efficiency with little capital investment .


CMS Africa Summit 2016: First Time in Uganda

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Recently, CMS Africa Summit was held from 1st to 2nd April., 2016 at Gems Cambridge International School in Luzira. The Summit was held for the first time in Uganda and third time in Africa. It is Africa's premier web and mobile summit. It was powered by WordPress along with support from Airtel Uganda and Africa's Talking. Content Management System, also known as CMS, is a computer application which supports the creation and modification of digital content using a common user interface. It supports multiple users working in a collaborative environment. Features of a CMS generally include SEO friendly URLs, integrated online help and easy user-group management.

About the Summit

The two day summit was an attraction for many industrial professionals, scholars, web developers, internet service providers, web hosting companies, eCommerce sellers, web administrators, open source organizations and students. There were thirty speakers and forty sessions about what moves the IT industry forward and what old practices need to be discarded. Many professionals had business based approaches towards their subjects. They shared perspectives from their companies which made them realistic and easier to connect with the audience.

Information given by Speakers

Many myths related to Drupal were dismissed. Benjamin Kiyita, a specialist in Drupal Development, said that all these beliefs about Drupal were false. He focused on how easy to use it is. He also spoke about its enthusiastic users and the beautiful themes Drupal offered. Hagen Graf, a consultant and web architect, was another participant in the summit who gave information about how people could get rich and famous using Joomla. Also, he showed the other participants existing opportunities and examples of businesses related to Joomla. A Google Development expert, Eugene Kiplagat shared his views about the progress of web apps and their safety, responsiveness and stability. He said that web apps are easier to use than mobile apps. There were other speakers from Woothemes who shared their ideas with the audience on how WordPress could be developed both through offline and online mediums.

Conclusion

There were other sessions on businesses and blogging. There was a special two day hackathon for hackers in which they had to build a commercially viable app. The CMS Africa Summit'16 was definitely a successful and informative event.


Domain Name and Registration at Glance

Domain Name

A domain is a very important aspect if you are planning to develop and design a website, whether it's going to be a personal website or for your company. Basically, a domain is a unique name that identifies an internet space such as a website. As websites are the chief and foremost part of a business for marketing and to communicate to its audience, it is necessary to purchase a good domain name for it. It can be a difficult task to decide a good domain. Here are some qualities which a good domain consists of :-

  • Short: Your domain name should be small and concise so that the user can easily memories it. And it should relate to your website.
  • Use Keywords: Mostly, whenever we search for different sites we type keywords in the search bar, therefore while choosing a domain name for your website you can also use main keywords to make the search easier for your users.
  • No hyphens: Do not use hyphens in your domain name. Try to use less number (1-2) of hyphens. The more hyphens you use the less your domain will be user and search friendly.
  • Summary: You can include one or two word summary to your domain name through which the user can get an idea of what the site is all about.

These can be some of the successful tips to choose a good domain name to generate traffic to your site and to take your site in the list of high ranked website in search engine.

Along with deciding the domain name there is an essential part of domain registration .i.e Domain name extension. According to IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) the top level domain extensions are divided into following groups :-

  1. Infrastructure top level domain (ARPA)
  2. Generic top-level domains (gTLD)
  3. Restricted generic top level domains (grTLD)
  4. Sponsored top-level domains (sTLD)
  5. County code top-level domains (ccTLD)
  6. Test top level domains (tTLD)

In former times, there were some selected domain extensions like .com, .org, .net etc or based on country codes. But now there are many new domain name extensions under the generic category like .academy , .bar , .cab , .butique , .dental etc. You can select between the different domain extensions according to your needs. For example: If you want to open a Cafeteria you can choose .coffee as a domain extension for your site.

After deciding the domain name and extension, we should know about the life span of our domain and the registration process. Yes, domains also have a life cycle which includes:

  • New Registration
  • Activation of Domain: A domain needs an approval for its availability. If it isn't available the registrar gives you other suggestions and if it is available it gets activated.
  • Expiration of Domain: After a period of time given by registrar the registered domain is expired.
  • Redemption of Domain: In the redemption phase, an expired domain can be renewed.
  • Pending Deletion: During this phase, any domain cannot be modified or renewed. This phase ends and the domain is released to the public for a new registration.
  • Domain Transfer

Anyone can purchase their own domain from any web hosting site or from any other domain name service. For instance, the top three companies for domain registration as per Sitegeek.com are:-

  • Tsohost: It has 100% uptime and total hosted sites are 57479. The price for domain registration starts from $1.25/mo
  • Namecheap: The site has uptime of 99.78%, total hosted sites are 1644525 and the registration price starts at $8.88/yr
  • Bluehost: This site also has 100% uptime and a total number of sites hosted are 1885263. The domain registration plan starts from $16.99/yr

Blog Hosting

There was once a time when our only source of information was traditional media, ie, newspapers, television and radio. Technology evolved. Moreover, with this evolution came the age of the internet. A blessing in disguise. All thanks to the internet we have many new applications and sources of information. Also this has given all of us a chance to create an opinion and post it online. For this purpose many people have also taken up blogging as a hobby or job.

Blogging: An Overview

Blog, also known as weblog, is a site that allows a user or a group of users to share their content and posts (articles, images and videos) online. Blogs help in connecting with people, sharing information, marketing of a product and making money. There are many different types of blogs depending on the type of content you wish to show on the website. Blogging has become so common now that many companies have also started collaborating with bloggers to create and share their content. Blogging is the best way to improve customer relations as well.

Blogs can either be a Free or a Paid Service

When a free service is being used, the services of the provider is being used. For instance we have Wordpress and Blogger. Let us consider Blogger. So, when we create a blog on Blogger, we are using its services and the URL of our blog will also include the name of the service provider, www.mynameabcd.blogspot.com. These services are good for those who have just started blogging. Those who are serious about blogging must remember that every free service always has its limitations. When it comes to making money, a free service will most likely hold you back with the very limited control and options it provides. But such is not the case of a paid blog hosting service. Using a paid service for blogs will not only give you complete access to the website, but it will also give you complete access to the various designs and templates for your website. The URL won't include the name of the hosting service (www.mynameabcd.com).

Features

When it comes to choosing a host for your blog/website here are some of the features that you should always look for:

  • Disk Space: is the space that can be stored on a web server. That depends on the space needed by your website. This information is always included in the plan provided by the hosting company.
  • Uptime: Uptime is the amount of time for which the server is running. If a hosting provider says that they have a high uptime percentage, then that means that their servers have always been running.
  • Cost: What are the services that are being provided and for what duration has the cost been done.
  • User Reviews: Seeing the number of sites that are existing in the world, there are bound to be reviews and these reviews will help you in selecting the right host for your blog/website.
  • Extra Services: Many web hosting companies provide extra services like a number of extra features and templates for your website.

Top Three Web Hosting Companies

Selecting the perfect blog host can be a tough situation. SiteGeek, the Consumer Reports of web hosting, has provided us with statistics of the top 3 blog hosting companies.

  • WebhostingHub: The cost of webhosting starts from $11.99/month and has an uptime of 100%. So far, the company has hosted around 53272 websites.
  • A2hosting: Web hosting costs start from $3.92/month and also has an uptime of 100%. As of now the company has hosted around 61676 websites.
  • Godaddy: Godaddy's cost for webhosting starts from $3.92/month. The company has an uptime of 99.96% and the company has hosted around 492148 websites.

Blogging is not as difficult as it seems. All you need is an idea, good content and a hosting service that suits you best. So, keep blogging.


Advantages and Disadvantages Between Linux Hosting & Windows Hosting

Linux Hosting

If you want to start a business then first of all you need a good website and for that you require a good hosting plan. Linux server hosting and Windows hosting are the 2 most common options but “Which is the better option?” as each has its own features, advantages and disadvantages. Now as to decide this, here are the main differences between the two which you may consider:

Linux hosting

Linux is an open-source system. It is very cheap to operate i.e. it may cost you less than Windows. It is known for for scalability, stability and speed, thus it is going to crash less than a Windows server. It also support different types of applications, software and programming languages including Perl, MySQL and PostgreSQL .But Linux hosting cannot be used with some Microsoft technologies like Access, ASP or MS SQL, for these technologies you need Windows hosting server.

Windows hosting

Windows provide complete use of the programming ecosystems sponsored by Microsoft, such as Visual Basic Scripts and MS Index Server to your web developers as they will develop your website with the Microsoft tools like Visual Interdev and Microsoft Access.

Advantages of Linux hosting Many people consider Linux Web Hosting as the best type of hosting solution because of its several benefits like, it provides reliability, reasonability, security, efficiency, and much more. Linux hosting uses open source software. It provides you more than one option i.e. multiple options to fulfill the requirements of hosting. PHP is considered to be one of the most popular languages for programming and the good thing is this that it is compatible with Linux web hosting. People who are learning programming i.e. practicing programmers may also test new things with the help of Linux hosting, thus it proves to be beneficial for programmers also. And at last the biggest advantage of using Linux hosting as we have read earlier also is that it is very cheap and affordable. Proprietary software’s are not installed and due to this over head expenses are reduced in Linux hosting. If you choose Linux, you do NOT need to run Linux on your PC to host your site on the Linux platform. Which OS you run on your computer does not matter; even if you are running Windows XP, you can still use Linux to run your website.

Disadvantages of Linux hosting Websites which are designed for windows based application, for them Linux hosting is not good because is not compatible with windows applications and the coding conversions. It is consider as a serious issue and this is considered as one of the major disadvantage. As we have read the advantages that, Linux web hosting is considered as the best solution for hosting but with this there are some hindrances to be considered. Advantages of Windows hosting One of the major advantage of using Windows hosting is that it is provided by Microsoft- World’s no. one IT Company. Windows hosting usage provide you with regular support and updates. Next major advantages of using windows hosting is its user friendly interface as the majority of the people who use windows as an Operating system on the computer said this. It also provides you an option of using popular Microsoft tools such as MS FrontPage, MS Access and MS SQL. Disadvantages of Windows hosting One of the major disadvantage of using Windows hosting is that it usually needs a lot of system resources like a very powerful machine to run it. The most common disadvantage of windows hosting which is known to everyone is that it lacks server stability. It requires restart or reboot more frequently. Most of its products are of Microsoft thus it involves additional investment for development tools which is very costly or expensive. Another negative point is that you will not get many free applications with it.

Conclusion

As we have seen there are both advantages and disadvantages of Windows hosting and Linux hosting i.e. to run a website on a Linux or Windows server. Now it depend on you that what is your budget and what sort of technology your site will use, what is your need what you intend to do with the website, to choose the hosting plan among these two.

If we think from the hosting platform point of view, Linux and Windows both are equally effective and efficient.