Thursday, 14 December 2017

Experiencing Website Hosting

Server hardware is so similar to your old PC hardware that the price of server hardware has come down considerably. Down enough that it's tempting for a lot of us to host our server. All a server is:
High-speed processor.

  • A significant amount of RAM.
  • A vast amount of Disk Space.
  • Connection to a T1 line (access to the outside world)

The hardware housed in substantial office buildings. There are many racks of servers filling these climate-controlled rooms. Most of the server host brag about their 99% or better uptime. It is awe-inspiring and another reason to use a server host. How often have you re-booted your PC in the past?

 There different operating systems on the market. Most likely the software on your server is running Apache on Linux, an open source product. Servers need to be secured, and an open-source application is more likely to be less buggy and more secure than their more massive competitor Microsoft. 
These servers use an interface for you to access and configure them, a control panel. Some control panels are more complicated than others. Depending on how technical you are, this is a point of concern when picking a server host.

To get your page on the server, you need to FTP (file transfer protocol). FTP is a client (you) server application. If you created your page on your desktop, apparently to share it, you would need to get it on your server. It's also used to transfer files between your pc to someone else's computer.

The experience regarding hosting depends upon some points like disk space in which everything here depends on the size of your website. In fact, the easiest way to calculate the volume of the disk space do you need is to check your website's weight in your computer folder. But note that you'll need some extra space, just in case.

You should also consider the bandwidth so that estimate how much bandwidth your website may use. And of course, make sure that you get more bandwidth than your site uses.

You should consider the speed of site also so this is a significant factor while finding a hosting service. It will decide how fast your website loads when someone visits your site.

Make sure that you get enough email addresses with your domain name. There is no need to pay an extra fee for the use of a mail server as many hosts offer this service now for free, within the hosting plan.

Free Web Hosting Trap

Not all free hosts are bad or decisive, and it's in your zeal, there may be an excellent host which is up-coming and can provide superior services. They may offer free hosting to promote their services so that they can have customers in their portfolio. But remember those are limited time offers and will be closed soon when they get there desired collection filled.

Cheap and affordable web hosting may turn to be a great deal, if you carefully compare some of the affordable type plans with some of the more expensive ones, you may discover that there are lots in common between them in reality. Here you always try select which host can have a better server; updated software's and provide you quality support in practical terms.

Not all the free websites are going to be removed without notice or provide a bad reputation for your company. There are services from giants like Google's Blogger, or Yahoo's Geo-cities will help you to increase your link popularity if efficiently used.

Free sites or free hosting does not have any guarantee; there is a chance to be removed tomorrow. The most important reason I like to highlight that, it leads your site permanently removed from search engines too.

Advertisements and other stuff usually support free hosting or free sites. You have created a free website in a subdomain and also find good free hosting. You have done offline and online promotions to your customer's friends and other people who are known to you. Here you are falling into a trap, by promoting the ads and other stuff of free hosting provider. Also, the persons who have bookmarked your site will not find it again once the host removes it.

Domains are unique and represent the status of you. No other competitor of yours can steal your name and in a matter of time, your clients will memories the name. Whereas anyone can have any amount of free sub-domains, imagine your fate when your competitor starts doing that.

Imagine a kind client found you on the web and become interested in your product and services. Before hiring your services, he likes to know more about you or he will do research first whether he should consider to contact you. If you hold a free hosting site the first impact of your will go in his mind that you are not a serious seller. To prevent this, you should consider a personalized top-level domain and consistent hosting services.

When you find a hosting company offers services meager price, consider twice before choosing. Do a small research to find out why it is so cheap, even below the industry standards. I always follow the principle that "Quality Never Comes Low." When it comes to providing support or services, it involves some cost in the workforce and other stuff which a company needs to meet day today. 

Don't fall into the trap of fly by night operators, always begin with established and trusted providers in the industry.

The most common mistake comes to my knowledge is, beginners are not clear about there requirements. It is evident that no one knows what required in future, but if your requirements are documented, it will be easier to analyze choosing the hosting services that suit your needs. Always consider that there may be a possibility of shifting from static site to a dynamic one or you may require using specific scripts. It is an ongoing process and if appropriately documented can help you a lot shorter.

Without Investment Business Reseller Hosting

Reseller web hosting is an excellent way to earn more without an investment of significant money because it is just like gain through reselling.

 We start out with the best intentions, set up a personal home page with a few details about ourselves, then create more for our family, then our business, and before we know it, we have several domain names and websites spread across several web hosting companies.

Most people assume that to have a reseller account, and you need to be in the business of selling hosting. It is not true. Anyone can set up a reseller account and enjoy the benefits of saving money and also having the convenience of only dealing with one company for all your hosting needs.
Their Reseller's Package allows you to host 100 Domains. You are allowed to give every Domain you host up to 20GB's of monthly transfer and up to 2.5GB of storage.

So, with the reseller account you have helped yourself, helped your friends, and possibly started making money as well.

It is a good business to start with internet hosting because it can pay you more for the hosting of the sites.

Your web page has far different needs than your professional web page, and that needs a different style of hosting than an eCommerce storefront. Most web hosting companies offer plans sized to fit any size or a style of website.

If you want a personal web page without the ads, though, you can find web page hosting for as little as some dollars a month with no advertising, and with support for things like PHP and MySQL.

If you are setting up a website for a professional firm, you will want to choose for a web page hosting provider that offers excellent support, free or cheap domain name registration and a good website builder with professional looking templates to make creating your website easy.

If your business website is more than informational web pages about your business, your web hosting package should include eCommerce software like a shopping cart, a checkout, a payment system and SSL access.

For complete list of Reseller hosting features visit: Reseller Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Shared Hosting plans - CPWebHosting

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Windows dedicated server hosting

The .NET technologies feature is not available to the users who have Linux as their platform. A Windows hosting plan needs to be chosen if you own a website based on the Microsoft.NET plan of hosting. But remember, if you go for an ASP without the .NET technology, then the Linux people will offer little support for it.

Only a Windows hosting plan can support Access databases. Being a Microsoft product, Access cannot run on a Linux operating system, but only on Windows operating systems.

A unique database put forward by Microsoft is MSSQL. If you are in need of enterprise-level database software, some options are available which run on Linux as well, but a Windows hosting plan will be the only resort if you consider Microsoft's unique MSSQL database.

Another area where Windows hosting plan will become indispensable is if you use the Sharepoint features of Microsoft Frontpage 2003.

Hey guys why are you making things complicated? Simply stated Windows hosting is nothing but an NT-based web hosting tool. A windows dedicated server works exclusively on Windows operating system. Windows operating system like Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP has all the internet explorer browsers pre-configured for the execution of ASP [active server page] commands.

ASP.NET: Enabling on dedicated server

  • First, you want to set the service "ASP.NET State Service" to automatic.
  • Second, you need to disable remote machines from connecting to your server and using it for State service.

You need to go into the registry and turn the bit flag for Remote Connections to false.
Here is the registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServic esaspnet_stateParametersAllowRemoteConnection

Now you should be ready to start using ASP.NET State Service.

In this kind of web hosting, we choose an operating system which works basically on the window system.

The simplicity of the Windows XP operating system is what stands out with these applications. Windows provides its users with friendly, familiar environment that is easy to work with.

Windows or XP platform is scalable and very cost-effective because at a relatively low price you can set up a fully functional Internet server with Windows XP in a matter of hours.

Interactive websites usually rely on ASP, PHP, or Perl (Practical Extraction and Reporting Language which is a scripting language used to receive and process data stored on web page forms).

You prefer ASP most of all Windows/ XP - based web hosting is the perfect choice for you. There are also some more only Windows available applications such as Access, MS SQL, Windows Media and Virtual Basic scripts.

Website content management

Frequent changes have occurred in the technology used to develop websites. The tools, code standards, and design concepts have rapidly improved to a newer level. So has the demand for more technically advanced and better functioning websites. The consumers’ desire for popular content management systems has increased from what it was a few years ago. But most website owners don’t have time to modify and update their website. In this highly competitive field, updating the website is a crucial factor determining its success. To make your online business profitable, you need to be the best at what you do to keep people streaming to your site. You have to think creatively to develop new ideas to improve your products and services.

A good web design company should offer content management of best quality at affordable rates to the clients. The cheaper the rates and better the quality of work, more the demand will be for your services. If you don’t provide this option to your clients, you are sure to lose a lot of prospective clients to your competitors.

Content management gives the website owners freedom and control over the website and its content.
They can update and modify their website whenever they want, in the best suitable way. Here are a few features of a Content Management System (CMS):

  • Update the content of each page
  • Provide the latest information about the industry.
  • Add/remove and edit pages whenever necessary.
  • Use graphics and images wherever necessary to give the apt feeling.

If your company offers web design services [/b] and also provides CMS to your prospective clients, you can be sure that the popularity of your company will increase greatly.

  • Get into the mind of your visitor
  • Don't use complicated words that people would have to look up in the dictionary
  • Use stories, convey your experiences or include testimonies from others
  • Communicate quickly and efficiently
  • The layout of your web page should include plenty of white space
  • Use attractive graphics
  • Create high-quality content.Write attractive language in articles on your website
  • Web page background - a colorful or busy background can make your text hard to read and may give the impression of An inexperienced webmaster. If you do use a background image make sure it complements your site's theme, fits with your visitor's experience and will increase your credibility.
  • Use the correct fonts.

ROI in search engine optimization

The key determinant that you have to use to formulate your own strategies would be to ascertain the ROI from your plan. There seems to be a surfeit of techniques, suggestions, and tips for SEO. How do you separate the wheat from the chaff? Moreover, the importance of each option is closely linked to your own objective, and consequently your budget in terms of management time and expenditure. How do you measure ROI?

Americans conduct an estimated 790 million searches per week, according to research from ComScore Media Metrix. The Yankee Group reports that only 20 percent of U.S. companies tracking their search referrals are measuring performance beyond the initial click-through to the website. This is very low. The key to a successful search engine marketing strategy is constant testing, revising and optimizing based on metrics. In order to maximize your return on investment, you must measure the performance beyond click-through—by measuring the complete interaction of your visitors with your site from acquisition to conversion to retention.

Search engine marketing is similar to advertising and other marketing campaigns. The marketing people would be interested in knowing the results of any campaign and most often the result is desired in terms of increase in company revenues. Name recognition, brand image creation, and other outcomes are important; however the bottom line is sales. ROI should be able to determine your website's conversion rate in terms of the ability to persuade your visitors to take the action that you desire them to take. At the same time, the success in terms of increase in sales depends on several other factors such as the competitiveness and value in your product or service offerings and the quality of your website to induce the visitor to take action. The search engine marketing effort is to bring the right targeted visitor, and bring the visitor to the right section at the right time. Converting such a targeted visitor to a customer is not within the ambit of SEO.

How does search engine optimization compare with other options for online advertising and promotion? Jupiter Research predicts that by 2006 the spending on Email marketing shall be $ 9.4 billion, whereas the spending on online advertisements shall be $ 15.6 billion, and that on digital marketing initiatives such as campaigns, promotions, sweepstakes, coupons etc. shall be around $ 19.3 billion. Forrester predicts that total online advertising spend should be $ 42 billion by 2005 a significant 9.5% of total ad spending.

Costs in search engine marketing include the cost of optimization services as well as the paid inclusion and pay per click programs. Typically the cost of optimization for a small to the mid-sized site through a firm may run from a few thousand dollars to over $ 50000 for a large site. If you do it in-house consider around four-person months' work plus around two person-months of maintenance time over the ensuing six months.

How do you compare costs per click or costs per thousand impressions for search engine optimization vis-a-vis other forms of advertising? PwC report that the effective cost per thousand impressions or views (CPM) for an online ad is around $ 3.50 for a general site (though it could be higher at $ 10 to $ 100 for other specialized sites) compared to $ 19 for newspaper ads and $ 16 for Prime-time TV. The CPM for search engines is certainly higher, but then it leads to targeted impressions. Thus it is important to look at targeting and conversion rates, not just CPM. Clickthrough rates for ad banners, in general, can be as low as 0.4 to 0.5%. Conversion rates would show you what percentage of visitors actually resulted in business. As discussed below, this may be easier done in e-commerce sites.
Cost per click for important keywords at Overture could be as high as $ 0.50 to $ 5 or $ 10. The average bid reported according to one source is $0.73 per click (for Overture). Thus this is already lower than the cost per visitor for online ad banners. Overture can only cater to a small percentage of search traffic, while Google, Yahoo, and others comprise the larger portion; thus it can be said with certainty that SEO is the most cost-effective ROI generator.

Determine the value of a visitor to your website

Determining the value of each keyword, and in turn, each visitor is vital. The simple formula goes like this: Divide the average number of new customers each month (a long enough period to be statistically significant) by the average number of monthly visitors to get the percentage of visitors who actually become customers. If you multiply this percentage times your average profit margin on sales to new customers, you get a good idea of how much a visitor is worth to you on the first visit.

For example: If I average 10,000 visitors per month to my website and sell 150 of them a product with a $20 profit margin, then I can easily calculate the percentage (150/10,000) to be 1.5%. Multiplying the 1.5% by $20 yields a $0.30 value for each visitor.
It's interesting to look at the bigger picture of this example as well. While making $0.30 per visitor doesn't seem like much, the dollars get big quickly when you multiply pennies by thousands of visitors. My profits for the month with 150 sales would be $3,000 if I had no advertising costs. If I can generate the visitors for a cost of $0.10 each for a total cost of $ 1,000, then I have a profit of $2,000.

Re-evaluate and adjust your bids
If you determine that the traffic generated by a specific keyword is more valuable to you than other keywords, you can go online and immediately raise your bid for that term. You will instantly increase your traffic.
It would be a good idea to even track the patterns of which days and times generate the most sales from Search Engine traffic. During this prime time, you should raise your bids to increase traffic. As soon as the slot ends, you should lower your bids to the old levels.

Points to review before going for Paid Programs


The primary disadvantage of paid inclusion is the cost, although this factor naturally depends on your means. Typically, submitting to a few paid programs would cost anywhere around $1000 a year.


A second disadvantage, perhaps more accurately described as a limitation, is that Google does not offer paid inclusion (and maintains that it never will). Since Google currently provides the primary results for three of the top four engines (Google, Yahoo, and AOL), engines that offer paid inclusion may only account for a fraction of your overall site traffic. Google typically updates about once every month, and there is no way to add your pages to their index any faster- which means that you will be waiting for Google to index your new (or newly optimized) pages regardless of which paid inclusion programs you use. Only after Google lists your pages will they appear in Yahoo and AOL results.


There are many factors to consider when examining paid URL inclusion. The following five are some of the most common:

*Are my pages already in the index?*

Just because you can't find your pages when you enter search terms does not mean that your pages haven't been indexed. To see if your pages have been indexed, go to the engine and search for each of your exact page URLs in quotes. If each page shows up for the URL search but not for a search of any key phrases related to the page, paid inclusion will not help your rankings (your pages are already in the index and have been ranked according to their perceived value). It would be much more beneficial to invest some time and/or money in optimizing your pages for better rankings (you can still consider paid inclusion afterward if you don't want to wait for the spider to revisit).

*Is it a good investment for me?*

Naturally, budgetary constraints can be a primary consideration. If you can't afford paid inclusion, then it obviously isn't an option. However, simply because you can afford it does not mean it is a good investment. For example, a business that sells a very inexpensive product online that is counting on volumes of traffic may not see a good return on their investment (again, 3 of the top 4 engines do not offer paid URL inclusion). On the other hand, if your business has a high average dollar sale and you put a high value on each quality lead, you might consider immediately paid URL inclusion a no-brainer.

*Do my pages change frequently?*

If your web pages are subject to daily or weekly changes in content, paid inclusion may offer some additional benefits. When your pages are spidered frequently, all new content is indexed by the engine soon after it is added to your pages. This means that your pages will begin to appear in searches for terms related to the new content much more quickly.
Are my important pages dynamically generated?
Some search engine spiders have a problem finding and indexing pages that are dynamically generated (such pages often have a question mark somewhere in the URL). By paying to include the important pages of your dynamically generated website, you can be sure that they are in the engine's index, even if the "organic" spider would never find them on its own.

The cost of a top position with any of the big PPC's depends upon the keyword you are bidding on and how many people search for it. If you have to bid on a popular word such as 'Internet marketing' be prepared to pay around $2 - $4 for a decent position. But what if you went for "Internet marketing articles" it costs less than a quarter of the price, it will produce far fewer visits of course, but is much more cost-effective. Imagine doing this on a wide scale basis, securing lots of low-cost positions, the combined traffic from these positions will add up to the level produced by a popular keyword - but at a fraction of the cost.