We understand your curiosity to get your website online and begin selling your product or services there, sharing the world your story or just sharing some pictures/snaps and experiences with family and friends. Before you get started take a flash, read our post on types of web hosting services and get an understanding of the pros and cons of each. All hosting services aren’t distributed equally. No one is better than the other, they are specific as per your needs. They all have merits and demerits. However assured hosting plans are better suited for certain types of websites. This will base on the traffic you’re looking for, security you’ll need and your data storage needs.
Before deciding on your final steps or giving a heads up, wait for a moment as you’ve got a great product and great marketing plan so how can the type of website hosting determine your success or failure? In brief, if you choose the incorrect plan, although you can make changes in the future they can be costly [you will be lost with credibility etc]. Consider that the typical internet user is a pretty inconsistent. They look for instant results and if your site is having problems because your site is hosted on an untrustworthy provider; you’ve chosen a plan that doesn’t provide enough bandwidth transfer or memory storage well, then you will be responsible for diminishing your customer’s base. If your requirements are low for example If you’re just posting some family photos or events online then you won’t need that much of bandwidth or disk space. So, why it? Some of the hosting are very affordable and some even free depending on your application choice. Selection of the wrong type hosting could determine the growth or failure of your business. Analyse first the type of hosting you need and then decide which side needs to be moved on.
What Is a Web Hosting?
Before we start discussing these topics on hosting you’ll have to choose from we’ll start by explaining what web hosting is and why it’s required. It is so simple to elaborate. When you get a domain name from reputed domain name provider, you need to park or host that domain with opting server space on web. Its required because when you upload all your website data online, you need that space. Reason is so simple as your website has all incoming as well as outgoing data demand like database requests, files downloading/uploading etc thus you need to have web space to govern all these. It isn’t much different from the way your computer works, only your files on your website will be available to anyone online. Just as your computer has files on your hard drive, your website has files on your server. When someone access to your website they are able to view your files. A website is a set of files/data that is shared on the Internet and a web hosting provider is a company that holds or …
Among many Photoshop skills, background removal is one of the most useful skills. With the help of this skill you don’t have to worry about blending backgrounds or sometimes you don’t have to bear extra expenses. It’s like you have taken an image in front of “Toyota” but with a little Photoshop edit it like you are standing in front of “Lamborghini”!! Depending on the complexity, there are some easy ways to remove background. We will talk about 3 simple but valuable tactics to perform the job.
The Background Eraser Tool: In Photoshop the Eraser tools are extremely popular among many designers. It’s quite simple and it’s hassle free removal option make things easy for working with different shade you need to cut out.
- Click on eraser tool, you will have three options. Please select the “Background Eraser Tool”
- So there brush option will appear and then adjust the size of the brush by increasing or decreasing the hardness
- The less the brush sizes the less harshness of background removal and will get slight fade into the subject of your image.
- Adjust tolerance in accordance with the strictness to remove the back image
- High tolerance will remove subject where selecting lower will allow more to work option to background of the selective image.
- Setting 15-20% mark for tolerance will give enough flexibility to maintain the subject and to remove the background.
- The circled black color of the cursor will let you to select your desired color.
- After selecting removal color move around the cursor to your targeted removal area to strain successfully.
- After erasing the critical part of your image to remove rest increase the brush size and drag the cursor.
The quick selection tools: To select faster this tool is yet another good option. It’s a good choice to set the perfect brush size.
- You can find this tool option just above the magic wand.
- After clicking brush size will appear just other tools. By pressing plus or minus sign you can increase and decrease the selection area of the image.
- Changing in between nodes like “add to” & “Subtract from” made the tool so authoritative.
- By dragging the range tool around, you will get a well outline of your targeted subject.
- To decrease the selection size of wanted portion of image use minus selection until you reach to a satisfactory level.
- To remove whole background use (CMD + DELETE) or (CTRL + DELETE) command.
Magic Wand Tool: This tool gives you the full controls about the range of pixels, color range and even you can add different colors to the selections. You can clearly define what need to cut and what you need to keep.
- You have to click on the background layer and option bar will appear.
- For starting value click Tolerance value to control the color range. (Select somewhere between 30 to 40)
- Anti-alias & Contiguous options need to be checked and Opacity will be 100%
- Expand and decreasing can be done by adjusting tolerance.
Most computer game players will have DirectX on their computer. When they want to update the program to a latest version or uninstall DirectX, some problems many occur. If you have this program on your computer or you are going to uninstall DirectX, you should get some useful information on how to remove DirectX thoroughly.
What is DirectX?
It is a Microsoft product, which is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for managing tasks such as multimedia, especially game programming and video based on Microsoft platforms.
Unlike the other programs, you can not remove DirectX from the windows add / remove program.
There are only two manual ways.
1. Go back to a system restore point where the current version was installed
This function is only available for Windows Vista and Windows 7. Here is a brief steps for you: click Start – click Help and Support – in the "Pick a task" section click "Undo Changes to Your Computer With System Restore" – click " Restore My Computer To an Earlier Time "on the right – click next button – select a date you want to restore your computer to.
Of course, you should think about when you install the program on your computer first of all.
2. Re-install your operating system. You may need a reinstall CD and also some basic knowledge about computer install.
However, these two options are not suitable for many computer users. If you have a lot of important files and data on your current computer, the above two ways are certainly not what you want. If you are not very familiar with system reinstall and system restore point, you should not adopt the above ways to remove DirectX.
Are you thinking there is a simple and quick way to uninstall the DirectX? Are you eager to uninstall DirectX to fix computer error? The best solution for you is to download an uninstaller program. Choose the one click solution o uninstall DirectX thoroughly. …
The number one concern for Internet sales is your marketing list — in other words, your audience.
But…but…but…you’re saying, products for sales is a must too, however, if your list is nonexistent, small or loosely targeted, having a product isn’t going to help much. There just will not be any success.
Yes, I know this is confusing. You need a product to attract. By the way, I am using product interchangeably to mean services too.
This almost feels like the chicken and the egg story – which came first. So, what do you do first?
You can’t create or increase a mailing list without a “what’s in it for them to be attracted to you for.”
Now I’m not talking about buying lists but about opt-in focused lists.
Step 1: Know what your target market (audience same thing) wants and they already have their wallet open and ready to buy.
Step 2: Create a product to answer that want and match their wallet. Create a product that contains 100% they can know everything about as a small segment of that want.
Step 3: Now that you have 100% of that pie. Cut off a small piece of pie — about 10%. Make that 10% into a 100% everything of information for that piece. Create a 100% product of this 10% that you broke off.
Step 4: Cut 25% of that 100% of that 10% (say this out loud if you didn’t get it) and designate that as freebie information. Then designate 50% for a product to sell and the other 25% for consulting or a service that costs them a higher price. An alternative is to create a product with the total 75% and charge them a higher price.
This strategy is one that is not wide spread and a well-kept secret by the InfoGurus. It is even a guarded secret, and guess what, I’ve just broken their secret. I am an InfoGuru and I don’t mind sharing this model. It is the missing aerial view that no one seems to want to write about — unless, of course, it’s in a product that sells for big dollars.…
When you first turn on your computer, the operating system has to go through a boot up process to load up all the important program files, system files and drivers. You may have noticed over the months or years that the computer boots slow. Two common reasons for this is due to the startup items or registry corruption. This article will explore startup items and registry corruption on how it relates to why a computer boots slow.
Startup items are called because of what it means: programs that execute when you boot up your computer. These come in different shapes or forms: system tray icons or invisible background tasks. You may see a splash screen that shows that a program gets loaded when you boot your PC. So how do you know which ones are running? If you are using Windows XP or Vista, you can see the startup items by going to Start >> Run and typing MSCONFIG. You can also use the Autoruns program from Microsoft (It's free so just do a search on Microsoft.com) if you have Windows 2000 and below. Sometimes a computer boots slow because of all these unnecessary startup items running when you start your computer.
Registry corruption is another common cause for your computer boot slow. This is due to the fact that over time your registry collects a lot of entries that either do not exist anymore or gets corrupt. Sometimes, boot up will be slow due to the fact that the registry is linking to a DLL file that does not exist anymore. You can resolve this issue by getting a registry cleaner that will do weekly scans to keep your registry clean of any errors.
So I've just told you a couple of reasons of why a computer boots slow. Too many or unnecessary startup items tend to take a lot of time to load when you boot up your PC. Registry corruption is another likely cause that leads to slow boot ups. By understanding these two reasons, you have taken the step to troubleshooting your slow computer issues. …
I know most of you think the best way to repair your PC is to bring it into your local repair shop and pay the outrageous loads charged (sometimes $ 100 an hour) to have your system repaired. In this article I want to share with you a little common fact about how programs like registry repair software work, and how similar they are to your local repair tech. You might be surprised and think twice before you drop your machine off for repair next time.
The information game no one knows it all
There are so many things that can go wrong with a computer, and when their registry related a lot of the time it becomes a trial and error process of checking one thing to determine that it is not the problem, then checking something else etc. etc. The technicians who can look at a problem and know exactly whats causing it are few and far between. The rest use trial and error methods to determine where the issue is.
Now, think about this, you're paying by the hour to have someone perform trial and error testing, or if you're lucky to use a software program to determine the issues. What then is the difference between a tech performing these diagnostics and you buying a piece of registry repair software to do the same thing on your own? You guessed it nothing.
The efficiency aspect of Registry Repair Software
A benefit to using software to scan and repair you registry files is that the same scan is performed each time so all the same issues are checked. Secondly, the software developer, pending you bought a quality product, will create updates to the program as new issues arise or new versions of windows become available. This means you'll be staying at the cutting edge of registry repair technology, and you're just an average computer user.
So what should you do?
The logical choice is that if you suspect there's a problem with your registry, try registry repair software first. Most of these software vendors offer at least a 30 day money back guarantee. If the product does not perform as you think it should, simply ask for your money back. If you can not get satisfactory results out of the software then I would consider taking it into a local repair shop. My point in this article how ever is try and draw the conclusion that repair techs are positioned as experts, yet they often are performing the same tasks that we could do on our own using the right diagnostics tools available on the Internet. …
All companies that strive to rank in Google top ten often forget a very important thing to complete their SEO campaign. They tend to focus only on top 10, but actually there is one more marketing strategy that if they fail to notice, it will just be in vain no matter how good their websites rank in Search Engine.
So, what is that "special" thing? That is your product or your service's uniqueness or why you are different compared to your competitors. In today's ultra-competitive business climate, showing up as Google top ten is not enough because there are other nine competitive websites. You need to make sure that your potential buyers will buy from you, not from those other nine competitive websites.
Imagine this scenario. Your company ranks very well in Google for your desired keyword. Let's say it ranks at no. 2 for "business software" keyword. Unfortunately, when a potential buyer searches through that keyword, he found out that your software has no value for him and he feels that your competitors (the other nine websites that appear on the same page as yours) offer better solutions (sometimes better price, better features, etc.). Who do you think will he buy from?
You see, SEO is just like any other marketing strategies. There's no point to be in Google top ten if the other nine websites have better advantages or benefits compared to your offer. You need to do a little research about who your competitors are for your targeted keywords, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and then how you will differentiate your service or product before you appear on page 1 Google.
Relying solely on SEO campaign to increase your company sales is not a good strategy in my point of view. You may start from it, but do not depend primarily on it. You need to take it a little further, for examples are strengthening your sales force to nurture the leads you obtained from search engine, enhancing your product or service quality, having strong Unique Selling Proposition (USP), etc. Remember, SEO is not a zero-free competition strategy. …
The need for a website to be designed is the one that dictates the type to be chosen for the same. Some choices where the needs are clear are very obvious while in some cases research may need to be done in order to identify the right choice. With virtually all website types and ideas available online, one can easily search and visit other websites that have content similar to what is intended to be developed then choosing the way forward.
The major types of websites categorized based on the need criterion include but are not limited to the following:
These are the most common websites on the internet and are developed for commercial purposes either selling products or services. They are used to promote any kind of business using search engine optimization (SEO) content. Depending on the variety of products and services that need to be promoted or sold, they may include simple or sophisticated features and elements implemented. Most of them are designed to allow customers to enter into secure areas online where payments are accepted. Others include affiliate marketing content and advertisements from which owners earn sales commissions. Commercial websites often have the.com ending for their internet addresses.
Groups or individuals use this type of website to advance their ideas to targeted audiences. Non-profit and humanitarian organizations or anyone pursuing a certain cause will use this website type. The websites often include chat and community forums for people to communicate and exchange ideas on subjects or issues of their interest. Donation capabilities may be included in a website of this kind. The.org ending for internet addresses is characteristic of organizational websites.
An individual or a small group that wants to publish information online uses this kind of website. The information published is of course meant for the public so one will choose what they feel like sharing with others. The needs served by personal websites are varied with many people monetizing their websites or promoting desired causes. It all depends on personal interests. The website Internet address can adopt a variety of ending parts.
Schools and training institutions use this type of website and so are other websites that present their content with a purpose of educating. Education programs and their details are often shared on such sites. Students may have a way of interacting on such websites with news on various activities of interest shared as well. The internet addresses of such websites end with.edu.
These are websites designed to include media and content meant to entertain. Music and video players are common features integrated in the designs with plenty of social network sharing options. The internet addresses may use a variety of ending parts but.com is commonly used.
These are websites completely focused on providing news about current affairs. They are designed with features to allow easy updating and responses from readers. Endings for the internet addresses may vary but more often.com is …
Each serious keno player applies his own keno algorithm to increase his chance of winning the jackpot. Even if the keno game is purely a game of luck, some people have formulated a few strategies in order to take home big payouts. It can be a bit complicated for the untrained eyes of the novices since it involves a few math principles. However, you do not need to become a math whiz to be able to study some algorithms in a keno game. Some may even regard this as a mere whim of superstitious keno players. Still, there can be some truth in the established patterns of number sequences in keno draws if we only care to scrutinize.
Most keno players agree that a keno algorithm can be detected by simply observing the number combinations that have been drawn by a random number generator. Casinos that operate keno games through such machines are likely to be populated by players who are very keen on observing how the numbers appear in every game. There are a few “success” stories of people beating the casinos that have unwittingly inspired the regular keno players. These people have been lucky enough to find out that most electronic keno machines start with the same seed values at one particular game in a day.
Some people have predicted that the big possibility of drawing the same patterns is due to the programming of the machines. If you will observe the history of a game (say, a four o’ clock daily draw) in its last 20 draws, you will surely come up with a repeating number combination. They often start with a seed number. “Seed number” is the term that is used to describe the first number in a sequence. The rest of the numbers following a seed number is relatively random. Actually, the numbers generated by machines are called “pseudo random numbers” because of their nature to establish patterns. They are not really “random” at all. It should be that the programmer did not put a certain instruction to the machine to randomize the numbers at every start of the draw. Perhaps you can use this information for your own advantage.
So far, the best strategy for winning a keno game is to study the history of the draws. You can pore over the results of the previous games and soon you will find out that some three to nine numbers do create a sequence. Of course, you may need to bet in a game for a particular hour in order to confirm your guess. The machines are likely to be reseeded to the same value for the same time of the day. Once you have successfully recorded the number sequences in every game, you may take the predicted number combination to the next draw. You are lucky enough if you hit at least 6 out of 10 numbers in the game. Always bet more than your usual wager. You may never know when you will …