What Is Virtual Web Hosting

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Web Hosting FAQPart 3

What is full-service web hosting?

For companies who choose to offer the so called "Full-service" it generally mean that they made available to their customers the whole or full range of services extending from offering of additional web spaces, bandwidths, emails for a web site, etc. Other additional services may include web design services, web site content maintenance services and 24/7 toll free phone support,

What is shared (virtual) web hosting?

With virtual web hosting, basically, a web hosting subscriber will have his or her own IP address with the virtual hosting. The final website displayed on the web will not be any different from any other websites.In the case of shared hosting, this is how almost 98% of websites are currently hosted.

Basically, the web hosting provider will have more than one servers (super fast computers constantly connected to the web that run on server based OS applications such as Apache or IIS) that will run multiple websites belonging to many different webmaster. (they all shared one server)

Without the website is very popular with very high bandwidth requirement or that the number of web hit to the site is exceptionally high, it usually is the best way to host due primarily to the cost of hosting compared to dedicated hosting, co-location or DIY hosting.

What are PHP, SQL, Java, IP, etc.?

These are very commonly used web hosting acronyms referring to the various features such as database (SQL), programming scripts (PHP, Java), service providers address (IP), etc.

All these terms will usually be reflected within the technical specification of a web hosting plan, deciding their respective value and provision within a particular offered hosting plan.

What do the numbers listed under "space" and "transfer" means?

Space, as the definition goes, means how much data you can "stored". It is just like you are given a room of different sizes and each different size rooms will have different storage capacity. The technical terms for space is usually listed in megabytes (MB, millions of bytes).

A single letter takes up one byte. HTML files are usually small (about 25,000 bytes) but pictures and programs can get quite big. Your scripts, emails and stats will also take up space on your host.

Transfer on the other hand generally intends the amount of "data" visitors to a site can download before reaching the initially set monthly limit. (Based on the type of hosting plan you purchased). The main unit symbol for transfer is usually listed in gigabytes (billions of bytes).

Once the transfer limit is reached for the month, a hosting subscriber will immediately be informed by the hosting provider on the need to pay extra for additional transfer at higher rates.

An example, if an average visitor to your site views 3 HTML pages of 20 KB (thousands of bytes) each and 8 small embedded pictures of 10 KB each, and you get 500 visitors per day, you will require at least (3 * 20 …

Web Site Design – The New Generation

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Web site design has gone through a radical change since the beginning of its exsistance. The New generation has it much more difficult than the past. With seemingly new technologies on the rize every single day, this generation of web designers and developers have it much more difficult.

New techniques in web design make it hard for someone to just be a "web designer" It; s more likely that they are a graphic designer, web designer, web developer, professional content writer, and more. Because of all the new technologies: XHTML, FLASH, XML, ASP, blogs, forums, downloads, content feeds, SEO, multimedia techniques, and the list can go on and on. Not only that but the conutless programs and languages ​​you must master to achieve this. It has become difficut to become a well rounded "web designer" without great knowledge and knowhow on all the new technologies. But with years of practice and studying you can do some amazing things and amaze the world.

One of the new technologies is RSS. RSS (really simple sindication) is a format for syndicating news and the content of sites. RSS is still a relatively new member of the internet community. RSS is now apppering on cell phones, PDA's, and other devices. XML and RSS go hand in hand and XML is the primary technology that drives rss. RSS syndication is a teriffic tool to spread the word about your site. …

The Culture Of Free In A Digital Universe

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Who among us does not like getting something for free? Whether times are tough or not most of us appreciate not paying for something we want or like.

The world wide web has taken this to new heights. There are all sorts of sites with all sorts of content which we access for free.

Music, Art, Entertainment, Books, Sports, Games … you name it. In fact, how many of you when faced with a pay-wall for premium content simply decide to go elsewhere? I know – I've done the same thing.

You probably have to really want the content to decide to pay for it, because in most cases you can get what you're after somewhere else for free.

But this "free" content does have a price. The creators of the content certainly incur expenses in order to produce the content. So, how is it that there's so much content available for "free"?

There are several dynamics at play. In most cases the owners of large web site operations are able to monetize the traffic they receive by selling advertising, which allows them to offer content for free.

If you're able to prove that you get millions of visits each day, advertisers find this valuable and are willing to pay for the privilege of being visible on the site. Or they pay for the clicks they receive on the ads displayed on the site.

In order to continue to receive millions of visits each day, these sites require new and interesting content all of the time. After all, if the sites you visit have the same thing each day, you probably will not frequent them very often. So, how do you solve the problem of acquiring new and interesting content continuously?

If you're a News site – you rely on reporters to develop and report on stories as part of the news cycle. This is a very expensive operation, after the reporters have to be paid for their efforts. Some News sites rely on pledges from their visitors to support their operations and conduct periodic fund raising campaigns to keep their operations going. Other sites are owned by larger organizations which consider it valuable to maintain a presence on the internet and can afford the news gathering effort although they still tend to sell advertising.

A number of the large social media sites discovered the best way to acquire new and interesting content continued was to allow their visitors to provide the content themselves.

Every photo, post, update, etc. is content provided for free by the visitors and then monetized by the sites. Now this may seem like a pretty fair arrangement in this context. The visitors (you and me) get a nice site with all sorts of fresh content, we're able to connect and share with friends, and they do not charge us anything. It's FREE! Yay us!

You may not think of yourself as a content creator – but broadly defined, when you upload photos, or post videos …

What Drives the Internet Marketing Industry?

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There are really few limits to what can be sold on the World Wide Web. Anything, from digital products to tangible goods to services promised, can be sold online.

But how to sell them? And how do you convince people to buy from you?

That, of course, is the key question.

While there are many techniques and tactics to selling your products to the global market that is the Internet, there is one thing all these methods have in common, …

…the sales page.

You can learn, and use, traffic generating strategies that generate thousands visitors each day, but what will those visitors do when they get there?

Will they do what you want them to do?

You direct them to a sales (or squeeze) page for the products and services you’re offering. This page has but one purpose, to persuade your visitors to do what you want them to do; whether that is to buy from you, to give you their e-mail address, to call you on the telephone or whatever else you want them to do.

On the Internet, discounting the use of video and audio, you only have what is on the screen to convince someone to do what you want them to do.

In “real life” you can personally answer questions and objections and you can establish a rapport with your prospects and customer, but online you are restricted to the screen and primarily the written word, to convince your prospect.

Most experts agree that Internet Marketing is a sales-page driven industry. The success of a product depends on the quality of the sales page

A bad, or even average, sales page can mean the death of a good product, but a great sales page can make even an average product a big success.

Therefore, successful online marketing is basically excellent persuasion skills using sales copy; the art of writing persuasive marketing materials is called copywriting and the people who do it are called copywriters.

Copywriting, particularly persuasive copywriting, is one of the primary skills that an entrepreneur should master if they want to be successful in their online business.

Alternately, many successful Internet Marketers leave this in the hands of professionals. There are thousands of copywriters who are providing their services on the Internet.

They have studied and trained and honed their craft and many of these online copywriters can produce high quality copywriting for you; just make sure they are marketing copywriters and that you get samples of their work and documented results of their successes.

The downside to using a professional is that the really good ones charge thousands of dollars for their services.

While that is a reasonable amount given the complexities of great copywriting and the value it can provide, it still may lie beyond the reach of the average entrepreneur’s budget.

Most online entrepreneurs will have to create many sales pages during for their online business lives.

Every product will need a sales page.

Every affiliate offer promoted should have …

Free Computer Furniture

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One can literally find hundreds of web sites trying to catch your attention with "free computer furniture" offers. What most of these web sites mean when they say "free" is only some part of the furniture is offered without you paying for it. In some cases it is the design that is free. So you do not get anything tangible. It is important that you check the entire advertisement or online resources despite to find out what exactly is being given free of cost.

Usually once one bulk purchases office furniture, dealers offer some kind of freebie along with their purchase. Most of the times medium to large workplaces require lots of computer tables, chairs and desks. This is more often the case in the modern PC dominated workplaces. This being the case, dealers are indulged in an intense competition to corner their share of the market. This intense competition results in them resorting to all sorts of gimmicks to catch your eyes. The free offers are a part of their promotional campaign to garner their share of the pie. One should not be misled by such claims. It is always better to visit the dealer in person. Have a detailed discussion with the salesperson and finding out what computer furniture is being sold and what will be offered free and along with what will be presented in a clear fashion. Asking the right questions is perhaps the most important aspect to consider when buying computer furniture. One can also get online quotes for computer furniture. All you need to do is to key in the relevant information, and your quote will be ready in a matter of minutes. Getting a quote prior to visiting a dealer is a good way of finding out what exactly is being offered free of cost. …

LCD Computer Monitor Buying Guide

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Sometimes buying new toys for yourself, your home, and your computer can be quite a daunting task. You want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck, right? You also want to make sure that what you’re buying can put up with the task of being used, and handled daily. And you also want to make sure that there’s no quality defects, or that there’s no production or manufacturing problems that may lead to defects. Buying an LCD computer monitor is just another buying decision that you want to do well on. There are many aspects, and specifications of LCD computer monitors that you should pay very close attention to, because they determine how well your LCD monitor does a specific task, like playing a game or watching a movie, because not all computer monitors are made the same.

LCD Computer Monitor Specifications

Screen Size: This one is very important, I’m sure you can tell why. The bigger the screen size the more viewing area you have on your monitor, which equals a bigger screen for bigger movies, bigger games, and bigger web pages. Also bigger screen sizes support higher resolutions. LCD computer monitor size varies from 17 inches all the way up to 26 inches. A 26 inch LCD computer monitor is one nice piece of technology. However, the higher they go the more cash you’ll end up spending. Most computer users stick with 19″, 20″, and 22″ monitors. Right now these sizes are the sweet spots for the best bang for the buck. Currently, most monitor deals focus on these models.

Widescreen: Yes. Widescreen means that the computer monitor has an aspect ratio of 16:9, which has been growing in popularity over the last couple of years. Widescreen is better because it allows you to see the whole picture as it was intended in movies. It allows a wider viewing area which is very important, because on non-widescreen movies or 4:3 aspect ratio movies a large portion of the sides are cut off, and that can change a dramatic part of the movies into a not-so-dramatic part. With computers, widescreen allows you to have more sideways space for your applications, in overall computer usage it doesn’t really have any side effects, and it makes it look equally cool. Most LCD computer monitors nowadays are being sold in Widescreen aspect ratios, you have to specifically look for an LCD monitor with a 4:3 aspect ratio anymore.

Native Resolution: The native resolution the maximum resolution that the monitor can display images natively. It’s the resolution that the monitor was built to have. If you use a resolution other than the native resolution the monitor will have stretch, and shrink the image to fit the specified resolution which results in quality and detail loss. The native resolution offers the best image quality over all other resolutions. Good native monitor resolutions include 1920×1080 (1080p HD), 1280×720 (720p HD), and 1680×1050.

Contrast Ratio: The contrast ratio is the range between …

Create A Web Site That Builds Trust

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If someone does not know you personally, will they trust you enough to do business with you just by visiting your web site?

Most people view organizations – and web sites – they do not know with great skepticism. Given all the identity theft and viruses running around, people are understandably cautious and somewhat skeptical when they go to a new web site.

What can you do?

Here are four tips on how to create a web site that builds trust:

1. Provide your contact information

You visit wants to know that there is a real person somewhere behind your web site. Ideally, put a real person's name, full postal address, e-mail, and telephone number. Some of your visitors will want to communicate with you. Make it easy for them to do so.

2. Post testimonials

You say: "Our web site is the greatest".

Your customer says: "Yea, right."

Every business toots own own horn, and most people do not believe a word of it. But, when your customers sing your praises, it has much more credibility. Make sure that you ask your customers for short, specific testimonials. You can even ask a specific customer to speak of a particular experience with which they were pleased. The more guidance you give folks in writing these are the more helpful they will be to your viewers since they are looking for others who have had dealing with you like they may have.

Put these testimonials through your web site and include as much contact information about that customer as they will allow. Ideally you will want to put their picture, full name, and phone number or e-mail address; even clearing it with them first is always a must. And as mentioned in number 1 above, the more details you provide to show there is a real person behind that testimonial, the credibility to will have to your viewer.

3. Provide a guarantee

Who wants to get stuck making a bad purchase? Providing a guarantee helps put your potential customers at ease and makes buying from you that much more inviting. The longer and more iron-clad guarantees can not be beat. If your competitors offer a 30 day guarantee with a resting fee, why not offer a 60 day guarantee with no fees?

4. Be nice

For goodness sake, be nice to people! Your potential customers do not know as much about your product or service as you do. They may ask what seem like dumb questions – many times. It's ok. Answer them courtesly, honestly, and promptly – even if you are having one of those weeks! Let's face it, you are desiring that they are willing to fork over some of their hard earned money to you so it is always to your advantage to entertain what may seem like the most outrageous inquiries.

When you create a web site, make sure that you follow these four tips to build trust. Building a genuine website is only half of the …

Selling Custom T-Shirts Online

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There are various opportunities to sell custom t shirts that you create yourself online. The shirts themselves should reflect a slogan or graphic that people will want to own because they associate it with something positive or is something that they, themselves, want to promote. You do not have to spend a lot of money making custom t shirts. You can find a website that will not only offer you the opportunity to buy these shirts for a lot less money than you think, but also to design the custom t shirts yourself.

Designing custom t shirts is a lot easier than you think when you use an interactive site. You can see how the shirt will look before you place the order and then resignation to selling the shirt online. There are various ways that you can do this. Here are a few of them:

Sell ​​them on auction websites

If you have a slogan or graphic on your custom t shirts that you feel many people will want to also wear for themselves, you can sell the shirts on sites that offer you an opportunity to sell products to people all over the world. Selling anything on auction sites is easy, even if you have never before sold a product before. Sites are very user friendly and make it easy for you to sell your custom t shirts.

Sell ​​them on your social networking page

If you have a social networking page that is devoted to a cause or is something of a fan club, you can sell your custom t shirts on this site as a way to make money for your cause or for your club. You can offer these shirts that are in line with the thoughts of others on who are your friends on your social site. You can do this even to raise money for a cause.

Sell ​​them on a website

If you have a website that is devoted to a cause, a celebrity or even a sales website, you can easily add custom t shirts to the mix. One of the best aspects about selling custom t shirts on your own website is that you can take orders for the shirts, place the order with the company and then just net in the profit.

There are various ways to make money online. Selling custom t shirts online is just one of many ways that you can put the internet to use for you. …

Search Engine Optimization: Why Is SEO Web Promotion Important

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Search engine optimization is a long term that confused many internet marketers so they usually dismiss it and focus on some other area of ​​internet marketing or the newest fad whether it is blogging, My Space, or podcasting.

While it is good to diversity your marketing efforts and pay attention to new methods, search engine marketing has been around for a long time and it is not going anywhere. The simple fact is that some estimates report 85 percent of internet users utilize search engines to find what they want on the internet. That is why you can not ignore search engine optimization.

Search engine optimization gets your site and its contents noticed by the search engines then ranked well for the keywords your target audience uses to search. The more visitors then the higher your revenue. That is a pretty simple formula for success.

So what is search engine optimization? Also known as SEO, search engine optimization simply means including recommended design and content elements to your web site, blog, and / or RSS feed to make it more attractive to search engines.

While the exact formulas that the top search engines use to calculate rankings are typically a closely guarded secret, there are search engine optimization experts who can point out some easy ways to optimize your site. And in fact, this optimization will only take a few minutes of your time and can achieve dramatic results after the next search engine spiders your site.

However before you can really begin to work on SEO then you need to determine the most effective keywords for your target audience. Once you have those keywords then you can incorporated them into your page title, headlines, content, and alt tags.

Search engine optimization is important because it is free, it is easy, it is targeted marketing, and it keeps on working even when you do not. You do not need to constantly monitor or fund SEO campaigns as they are self-sustaining once you set them into motion. …

What Is The Paid Links Alternative For SEO?

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Paid links was once a popular way of getting a website a better listing on search engines such as Google and Yahoo. These search engines work by evaluating how many times a particular web page is linked to. The ones who are linked to the most will get a better page rating on their search engines. For this reason, a lot of people began trying to figure out ways to get their sites listed across the world wide web. Paid links became one of the popular ways to go about doing this.

In short, these days there is no paid links alternative in the SEO game – at least not anymore these days. That is because Google and other major search engines have made it a policy that paid links are a bad thing. If you are dealing displaying paid links on your website, then you can get in to serious trouble. Your PageRank may be severely demoted, or deleted altogether, depending on the whims of Google.

In a way, this is a good thing, as paid links was never really a worthy SEO plan to begin with. It made websites look cramped and ugly – you would have a million pointless links that had nothing to do with the content of the website you were looking at. As the world wide web is meant first and foremost to promote the idea of ​​a virtual community, it is much better to have links on a web site that have to do directly with the content of that site. Otherwise, you just get a lot of junk clouding the world wide web, effectively diminishing the experience of surfing in cyber space.

The best way to get people to link to your site is to have premium content on your site. That should attract a lot of attention as is. Once you have your site up, if you want to expedite the process of getting people to link to your site, you can send out e-mails to likeminded web sites offering to a do a link exchange. Chances are, web sites that are similar to yours in interest will also be interested in getting as many sites to link to them as possible and will accept your offer. Not only is this a better way to get people to link to your site – it is more economic as well. …