Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Affordable Website Hosting Providers in Texas

If you live and work in the state of Texas there are plenty of web hosting companies to meet the needs of a small business or a personal blog. The following is review of 10 website hosting providers in Texas who provide shared hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting and domain registration services.

Hostgator is the grand daddy of web hosting. Since 2002 HostGator has grown from a small hosting company with just three servers into a world leading and industry recognized hosting provider with more than 12,000 servers under management. The over five million domains hosted by HostGator make up approximately 1% of the world's Internet traffic. The company is privately owned and based in Houston, Texas.

Hostgator provides affordable and cheap web hosting services to world wide clients who need personal blogs and business websites. Monthly hosting Plans start from $3.96. SIGN UP WITH HOSTGATOR.

Bounceweb - Web Host Texas
From humble Texas, they started by providing free web hosting but they are now a full-fledged web hosting service at amazingly low prices that everyone can afford and benefit from. Bounceweb hosting plans start from $6.67. for that you get unlimited disk space and unlimited transfer.

Kazila.com - Static Website Host in Texas
This web host is from Cypress Texas. A young web hosting company that started in 2007. They offer dirty very low cost and cheap website hosting. Plans start from $2.5 per month with very limited service. They are good for anyone who wants a static website I don't think Kazila would even handle a very popular blog.

Netlink Texas - Free Domain Name Provider
The catch on there promotion package is plans are inclusive of a free domain name. To get the domain name you must sign up for a long term contract. Netlink cheapest hosting plan is beginner and it cost $5.95 per month.

If you operate a small medium sized business you can choose their advanced service that cost $18.95/m.

Onehosting plan - Texas Blog host
When I first heard about them I thought they had a single plan but that was not the case. Onehosting is Based in Houston, this web host provider has packages Starting from $4/month that offer 1000 MB disk space, 10 gigabyte of traffic and Unlimited subdomains.

That package is sufficient to run a beginner blog website but if your website catches fire you will need to upgrade things.

Sprocket - Small Business Web Hosting In Texas
Located in Dallas, Sprocket Networks operates secure, fault tolerant data centers designed to provide 100 percent uptime for your business applications and IT infrastructure. They provide a basic plan that starts from $12/m to an advanced plan that cost $65.

3IX - Web hosting for $1/m
When we talk of low cost web hosting in Texas this is what we mean. Hosting for just a dollar. Before you rush and purchase this plan just know it is only good for maintaining a static web page. For that $1 3IX will provide you with 10 Gb disk space and 20Gb transfer. Not good to run even a blogging business.

This is a rather expensive web host company from Dallas Texas. What other TX companies are offering for under $4/m they are doing it for near $10/m. Alwayswebhosting.com are charging $9.95/m for entry level plan for a 10GB disk space and the same thing 3IX is selling for $1/m.

eregistry web hosting review
eRegistry is a Houston privately owned and operated hosting company and domain registrar based in Houston, TX. Founded in June 2003. From the way they have named their plans I can only conclude they are focusing on business niche. Entrepreneur, Business, corporate and network. The cheapest plan is $4.99/m.

Greenyhosting - Texas Green Web Hosting
There has been a trend toward Green hosting and this is the latest from Houston Texas. Founded in 2009, Since then they have been providing web hosting, domain registration services in Texas. Greenyhosting plans start from $1.49/m

Plentyoffish Founder Tips On How To Start a Dating Website Business

Markus Frind is the founder of free online dating site called PlentyOfFish.com. In 2006 he posted a Google AdSense check for nearly $1 million CAD. This was not just his lifetime earnings but It was a check for 2 months. As you can see there is money to be made if you go along with your efforts on how to start a dating website business.

How To Start a Dating Website Business The Easy Way

Markus shared his tips on how he built a successful dating website business with this blogger.

He narrated how he started.
Back in 2001 after my birthday someone in the office introduced me to online dating sites. I went back to my desk and checked out udate.com and kiss.com and lavalife/web personals. I was bored and I wanted to chat with people. I was really annoyed when I found out you had to pay for everything, I ended up telling the girl who introduced me to the sites that I could do better and make them for free, so I went and registered Plentyoffish.com.
Is it that easy? Remember he was talking in 2001, then it was easy there was little competition. The key thing he did then was making his dating website free when the competition then, Match.com and Eharmony and Lavalife required subscription.
Starting a dating website business now is harder than in 2001. You will need to do lots of promotions in search engines and social sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Methods Of Making Money With A Dating Website
If you are operating a dating website business you have two options of making money. Selling Subscriptions and running advertising on your pages. The best option with advertising is running Google adsense ads on your pages or selling ads directly to advertisers.

Subscription is the best way to monetize a dating website. If you can design a great website that is user friendly, people will pay to join. A subscription based model will lower business risk because users will be paying a recurring monthly fee.

Hardwork Is the Key Success!

This was Markus thoughts on what made plenty of fish successful.
To many people assume an "original idea" is just something that looks visually different then others. I created the first real free dating and the first one that actually worked. Just like Google created the first real search engine that worked. There is no such thing as a secret. When I came home from work I sat down and I forced myself to code for a hour or 2. The enemy was thinking, whenever I paused or started to think I would force myself to type something, its amazing how much you can get done when you just type. There are only 1000 or so sites in the world with massive traffic, and of those mine is the only one that is run by a single person. It's not possible for thousands of people to be as successful as me. For being successful in building sites you need to give something to the surfer faster or better or both. If you want to do pay per click, you just need to be good at picking words to bid on. For that business its just a matter of repetition and fighting boredom. At the end of the day you just need to sit down and DO it. Most people don't.

Choosing A Domain Name For Dating Website
Your site should have a catchy and memorable name, that can be branded. Domain name cost $10 a year but why pay when you can get one free. GET A FREE DOMAIN NAME from Bluehost when you buy web hosting from them.

Web Hosting For a Dating Website.

A dating website eats alot of resources. Users will spend a lot of time on site uploading and downloading image and clicking on pages. You need a web host that can match your needs with zero interruptions.

This is why Bluehost web hosting will be perfect for your dating website. This is what you get when you sign up with them:-
  • Free Domain Forever!
  • Free Website Builder
  • Host UNLIMITED Domains on 1 Account
  • UNLIMITED Web Space & File Transfer
  • UNLIMITED Email Accounts
  • Sunday, March 25, 2012

    Removing Your Links & Post From Blog Networks

    After two years of success, build my rank announced they were shutting down there popular private blog network.

    This was the sad announcement by the managers.

    Unfortunately, this morning, our scripts and manual checks have determined that the overwhelming majority of our network has been de-indexed (by Google), as of March 19, 2012. In our wildest dreams, there’s no way we could have imagined this happening.

    For the time being, BMR will be shutting down our service in its current form. Whether we’ll re-open again after the dust settles and we’re able to determine the root cause of the de-indexing activity remains to be seen.

    I had seen this coming, the truth is what build my rank and other blog networks were doing was selling links. This practice is contrary to Google policy. What has happened is what happened to Text Link Ads in 2008. Once Google discovers a system that games there algorithm it swiftly shuts it down.

    This announcement has left users in a panic mode.

    Apart from de-indexing Build My Rank, Google is also going after sites who bought the service. Some users are already reporting a decline in traffic.

    Other Blog networks that may face the axe or have already been axed,
    • Unique Article Wizard
    • MyArticleNetwork
    • BuildMyRank
    • BlogBlueprint
    • LinkVana
    • Article Marketing Automation
    • ArticleRanks
    • SEO Link Monster
    • Rank Jumpers
    Some users are seeing the following scary message in there Webmaster account,

    Notice of Detected Unnatural Links.

    Removing links and post from private blog network.

    The links are dead and have no value but they lead Google to all the clients who used the service.

    Buildmyranks has advised users to remove links and all post but it might be already to late. Google stores every data and even if you remove your previous post they will still have the cache.

    With the link juice from blog network gone you will now watch your traffic drop down and down.

    Things You Can Do To Recover.

    1. Start all over again - This time play by the rules, no more buying links.
    2. Rely less on Google traffic and focus more on social media sites like Facebook and twitter.
    3. If you depended on Google adsense for your income, diversify to other sources like affiliate marketing.
    4. Sue Google for denying you the right to making money online. This idea was very popular with some annoyed users of Buildmyrank. But I don't think it has any legs.
    5. Apply for a real office job. If you feel you are struggling to make a career as an internet marketer you can always go back to old school job. After all we internet marketers are the minority.
    Be philosophical like Buildmyrank owner. This was the comment he left for the users.

    We don't consider this an end but the beginning.

    Saturday, March 24, 2012

    Pat Flynn $3000 pm Case Study on Starting a Blog For Profit

    I have been a follower of Pat Flynn of smart passive income blog. Back in 2010 Pat showed his readers that it is possible to start a blog for profit. He built a website in one year that is now earning near $3000 a month.

    Starting On August 2nd, 2010, Pat created a new website, targeting security guard training niche. One and half years later the blog was bringing in almost $3000 in blog profit.

    How Pat Flynn Did It

    These are the things Pat did to build a successful blog that brings $3K in profit per month.

    Finding a Profitable Niche

    He went into markets that people are interested in. Using Google keyword tool, he found out whether or not there are any related keyword terms that have a somewhat high search volume, and relatively low competition. This is the best chance of getting on the first page of Google, while still seeing enough traffic to do something worthy.

    Adding Keywords on Domain Name

    Part went after security guard training niche and his domain name was http://www.securityguardtraininghq.com.

    Writing Great Content

    Focusing quality vs quantity he hired a writer to write articles on security guard training requirements for every state in USA. The blog has less than 150 post and it is pulling $3K a month.

    Back Linking Strategy

    I think this is the one factor that is 90% responsible for success. Pat submitted his blog and artciles to:-
    1. Top Article Directories
    2. New Blogs
    3. Web 2.0 Properties
    4. Blog Networks

    The fourth (blog networks) is a bit controversial because I think it runs foul of Google policy against buying links. It can bring instant results but once Google catches up you, expect a Google penalty.

    It is very unlikely that the majority starting a blog for profit will see similar success. For most of us we will need to be diligent, persistence and patient with our blogs.

    Get Your Own Blog & Start Making Money

    I always feel it is better to have your own self hosted blog vs having a free blog from free blog hosting services such as Wordpress.com, Tumbrl and Blogger. The main benefit of a self hosted blog is you have more control, you can runs ads and make changes to the design and functions of the blog.

    I got the following email from one of my readers who is thinking of migrating her blog from wordpress.com to a self hosted wordpress installation.

    Hello Asterix,

    I have been writing on my wordpress.com blog for the last 2 years and I just discovered they don't allow users to have ads. My blog is popular and I believe I could start making money through advertising.

    Can you advise me on how to get my own blog with my custom domain. I desperately want to know how to create my own blog on self hosted wordpress blog. I thought of how to build my own blog on blogger but I got discouraged when I had it is not possible to transfer from wordpress.com to blogger.



    Get A Domain Name

    The first step in getting your own blog website is purchasing domain name. A good domain name should be single word, short and memorable. The price of a domain name is $10 and it is renewed every year. You can get a FREE DOMAIN NAME from blue host web hosting if you buying web hosting of your blog from them.

    Web Hosting For Your Blog

    A domain names needs web hosting. My recommendation is always bluehost, they are a good host for a beginner who is starting a small blog or website. Today, BlueHost has become one of the most recognizable names in the web hosting industry with over 1,000,000 domain names hosted.

    Blue host advantages are
  • Free Domain Forever!
  • Free Website Builder
  • Host UNLIMITED Domains on 1 Account
  • UNLIMITED Web Space & File Transfer
  • After you have purchased blog hosting and domain name you need to install wordpress in it. Watch this Step-by-Step video Guide on How to Install Wordpress in Your blog that is Hosted on BlueHost Web Hosting. This is very simple and easy 1-click installation of wordpress blog to your website.

    Once you are done with the installation you can then proceed to migrate your wordpress.com blog to your self hosted blog.

    Here is a video demonstration on how to do that.

    I wish you a happy migration.

    All this for an affordable monthly fee of $6.95

    Installing Wordpress Blog

    Friday, March 23, 2012

    Tips on Making a New Website Launch Announcement

    Once you have created your new website you need to make a mega launch to introduce yourself to cyber world. The internet is a big space, unless you shout out, no one will notice you.

    The last time I checked there are over 120 million blogs and many more million websites out there and according to BBC a new blog is created every second. To stand out from the crowd you need to make a splash. I will show you tips and ideas on how to successfully launch a new website without spending money.

    When it comes to website announcement I urge you not to be shy. Consider the site launch as a baby shower and in every baby shower, the mother is proud of her baby. The new website is your baby and you have put effort and money to build it so be proud of it. Don't be afraid and worry whether people will like your website or not, if you love it because of the quality of the posts and great design, there will be enough people who will agree with you.

    Write Guest Post

    Find out the top 10 websites in your niche and see whether they accept guest posts. Once you have found websites in your niche that accepts guest posts, write quality 650+ words article with links back to your website and submit them. This is a smart way to launch your blog/website because you will get the much valued back link. You also get new readers from the website.

    Blog Commenting

    I consider this an underground tactic of launching a new website. Visit top ten websites in your niche and check out there blog. Make an effort to visit daily and leave a comment and make sure to add your website URL on the website field. Your comment should contribute to the discussion and be thought provoking. Readers and regular commentors on the website will click on your comment and check out your website. This is a way to announce yourself without saying am here.

    Submit the website to website / blog directory

    There are website/blog directory for every niche. Find your niche and register your website. Majority of directories require new websites have some content so make sure before you launch the website you have something like 20 articles published.

    Contact Your Local Newspaper

    Local newspaper and magazine are ever looking for interesting and filler material to fill the pages. Shoot them an email and tell them why your website is of benefit to the local community. If your new website serves some purpose to the community you can be guaranteed the paper will make an announcement.

    Take Advantage of Online Press Release Services

    Register with an online press release service and make your website launch announcement. The good press release services require subscription but there are a few ones that are free to use. Examples PRLOG and Free Press Release.

    Submit You Website to Google.
    Before you do all the above, go to Google and submit your new website. Google will come and crawl and index your new website / blog.

    Here is to a successful New Website Launch Announcement.

    Must Have Plugins For A New Wordpress Blog

    The beauty of wordpress is the thousands of wordpress plugins that you can use to spice up your blog. There are plugins to track traffic, social media, add links etc. All those plugins are good but there are plugins that I think must be installed in a new blog.

    In all my new wordpress blogs I make sure I install the following plugins that make using wordpress easier.

    Wordpress Plugin To Boost Traffic To A New Blog
    All In One SEO Plugin This plugin makes sure your blog is optimized for search engines. It allows you to change the titles of your blog post and add a short description. If used well it can help you increase the CTR of your new blog when people view your blog on Google. On how to make best use of this plugin check out this plugin guide.

    Google XML Sitemap - This plugin generates a sitemap of your blog and every time you publish a new post, Google, Bing and other search engines are notified of the changes. The search engines can then come and crawl the new content and add it to their index. The more of your pages are indexed the more visitors you should expect from search engines.

    Wordpress Plugins To Make Sure Visitors/Readers Stay Longer
    Yet Another Related Post Plugin - What this plugin does is, it adds a list of posts below an article that may be related to the article. Readers reading the articles will be presented with more articles to read. The more articles they read the longer they stay on your site. On How to install it, see plugin guide.

    Worpress Plugin To Track Blog Stats
    Jetpack From Wordress - previously it was known as wordpress stats. It is a simple plugin that provides you with information about the number of daily pageviews, the blog post that are being read and keywords that users are using to find your content. This is the basic information that you need to keep blogging but if you need data like the location of your visitors you will need to install advanced analytics tools such as sitemeter or Google analytics.

    Wordpress Plugin To Deter Hackers
    Wordpress firewall plugin - Developed by SEOeggheads this plugin sends you an email every time someone tries to hack into your wordress installation. It is easy to use, you just install it and activate it and you are ready to go. What I like about this plugin is the email they send you includes the hackers IP address. You can then add the IP address to your blocked list in the CPanel. It is not 100% hack proof, I have been hacked several times when it was still running but it has done a good job of deterring amateur hackers.

    These are the basic plugins that I first install in a new wordpress blogs to hit the ground running. I add other essential plugins along the way.

    Remember, to avoid being hacked make sure to keep all your plugins up to date.

    Thursday, March 22, 2012

    How To Start A successful Weight Loss Blog

    A Weight loss blog can be a good place to write about your goal to lose weight. The blog can be place to network with other people trying to lose weight, a place to track your progress and a place where you write all the new ideas you discover about weight loss.

    Weight loss blog can be more than a hobby, the blog can make you some money on the side. You can place Google adsense ads on the blog or sell a weight loss affiliate product. Before you think of making money from your weight loss blog I advice you to first focus on writing top notch articles.

    How To Start A Weight Loss Blog

    I always advise people wanting to start a blog to start by registering for a free blog from a free blogging service. Go to wordpress.com and get a free blog. Use the blog for 2 months and learn how to write and edit articles and how to play around with the look of a blog. Once you are comfortable with working the blog you can proceed to buying a custom domain for your weight loss blog.

    Get A Domain For Your Weight Loss Blog.

    A good blog needs a good name. The first step to starting a weight loss blog is purchasing a domain name from a web host / registrar. For a weight loss blog you can use your name and add the word weight loss next to it. Something like www.asterixweightlossblog.com.

    A domain name cost $10 a year but you can GET A FREE DOMAIN NAME from blue host web hosting company when you purchase hosting services from them. They have affordable web hosting plans starting from $6.95 a month.

    Learn From The Best In Weight Loss Niche
    Let others inspire, check out the following successful weight loss blog websites.

    Best Blogs For Losing Weight
    • Diet Gal— Written by Shauna Reid, once weighed 351 pounds. Shauna was able to lose half that weight and keep it off! Now she shares her secrets with diet tips, product reviews, and exercise guides, you too can be a weight loss superhero!

    • The Tippy Toe Diet — The writer talks about her Tippy Toe Diet. Follow her as she shares her experiences on her journey to weight loss, one very small step at a time.

    • Fat Daddy Rants — For a candid look at an overweight father's struggles with weight loss, check this blog out.
    • Lynn's Weigh — Writer, grandmother, and self-professed loser Lynn Haraldson-Bering successfully dropped from a size 32 to a size 6 in the process! She now uses her blog to inspire individuals who want to lose weight.

    • Livin' La Vida Low Carb — Jimmy Moore once weighed over 400 pounds Determined to get rid of the excess weight, Jimmy then tried the Atkins diet, and it worked wonders! He lost an astonishing 180 pounds in a single year! Now Jimmy hopes to share his inspirational story and his secrets to weight loss success via his blog.

    Qualities of a Successful weight Loss Blog

    • Honesty, write from the bottom of your heart
    • Share ideas
    • Show empathy to your readers
    • Write every day
    • Use your real name
    • Be reachable, promote your weight loss blog using Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools.

    Web Hosting For A Weight Loss Blog Website

    Your blog will need a reliable web host. A web host that can provide customer support 247 and most importantly provide technical support. Blue host will assist you in the purchase and installation of your weight loss blog.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    3 Things You Need To Set Up A Website

    I received the following email from one of my readers


    My husband and I are avid collectors of coins and we were thinking of setting up a website where we can sell some of our collections. What Do I need to set up a website.



    Setting up a website may seem like rocket science to someone who knows nothing about web technology but the reality is it is very easy, you just need to learn and you will be good to go.

    Learn Through Practice.

    Before I set up my website I registered for a free website/blog from wordpress.com. I used the website to learn the basics of website management. Little things such as writing and editing content and changing the look of a website. These are things that may seem difficult to the uninitiated but once you do them for a while they become obvious.

    By registering with a free service you will be getting tuition without paying fees. The free website will give you an opportunity to put to practice what your learn online from how to blog gurus.

    Get Your Custom Domain

    A wordpress.com website is good but it is not good enough to run a small business. You need to buy a domain name that will show you are professional. Domain names cost $10 a year but you can get a FREE DOMAIN NAME from blue host web hosting. Blue host web hosting will give you a free domain name when you purchase there web hosting service.

    Get Hosting Service For Your Website

    A good website needs a good home. You need to shop around for a reliable web host that will host your website.

    A good host should provide:-
    • Customer support
    • Affordable services
    • Technical support
    I recommend blue host, apart from the FREE DOMAIN NAME that they will give you, they are also cheap. They have web host plans for business websites, personal websites and blogs starting from $6.

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    Web Hosting Companies Around New York

    If you are a New York Based small business and you are looking for a New York web hosting company you can choose from one of the following web host service providers.

    The web hosting companies provide hosting for small business websites, personal websites and blogs. They are also domain name registrars.

    Remember, when it comes to website hosting, the location of the web host provider doe's not matter. Websites can be hosted anywhere in the world so long as the hosting company can be able to provide services round the clock.

    Some of The Best New York Website hosting companies

    Elite Host New York
    Elite Hosts offers web hosting services for personal and small to medium businesses. Hosting plans start from $4.95.

    Brain Hosting New York
    Brain Hosting, Inc. offers new affordable and reliable hosting plans that includes many unlimited features starting from $1.50/mo.

    Easy Host Solutions
    Easy Host solutions in another New York based web hosting provider. The cheapest package is $12.95 which is way to expensive considering you can get a FREE DOMAIN NAME and web hosting from Blue host for $5.95 a month.

    Small Business Website Hosting New York

    Host Dog
    Host dog is another expensive web host company in New York. The cheapest hosting plan start at $9 a month. They have been offering website solutions for small to large business' since 2002.

    Edirect web hosting
    If you are running a small home based business from New York, eDirectHost provides solutions to help build and maintain a web site for the Do-It-Yourself Small Business.

    Host 4 Yourself
    These New York website hosting company has been around since 2001. Shared hosting plans start from $5.95 a month. Host4yourself also target medium sized business that required cloud based services.


    This New York Web host was around when the internet begun, Intermedia was established since 1995. They provide cloud support for medium sized businesses. Support for email and back up services.

    CirtexHosting NY

    Founded in early 2003, CirtexHosting has been bringing Professional, Affordable and Quality Webhosting to users all around the globe.

    Do You Have a New York web hosting company, please contact us and we will add it on our list.

    Monday, March 19, 2012

    Domain Names Ideas For A Real Estate Website

    A real estate domain name should be a name that helps you to be found online. Before you generate domain name ideas for your real estate website ask yourself this question, what type of keywords do people looking for my services use on Google? If you are a Manhattan based Realtor, do people type in your name or do they type something like "houses Manhattan" "real estate agent Manhattan""property agent Manhattan"

    Ideas For Generating Domain Name For A Real Estate Website

    As you can see, don't use your name as the domain name for your real estate website unless you are an already established Realtor and your name is well known in the community and media.

    You can know the keywords searchers use to find your services by using Google Keyword Tool. If you type Manhattan Real Estate agent it will give a full list of other related keywords e.g, "house agent Manhattan" "real estate agent Manhattan""property agent Manhattan"plus the volume of search.

    The idea of using the popular keywords is to try to make sure that when people such for those keywords you website comes first. Beware, the name alone will not guarantee number one ranking on Google, you will need to work hard to optimise the website for higher ranking.

    Using a domain name search tool you can enter some of the keywords and see if they are available. The chances of them being available is very low. If you still want a certain keyword you can add dashes between the words to see whether it is still available. Another example is to add letters hq or tx after the keywords.

    You could try using the names of smaller neighborhoods you serve instead of the larger metropolitan area. In the case of the Manhattan example, you could try using the The upper east side, Soho, Nolita and Harlem in your domain name.

    Once you have settled on a domain you need to register the domain name with a web hosting company. Domain names cost $10 a year. My recommended registrar is blue host web hosting. They will give you a FREE DOMAIN NAME for your Real Estate website if you purchase their web hosting plan. They have web hosting plans for real estate websites that start from $5.95 a month.

    Best Websites To Download Royalty Free Photos

    Blogs or websites that use photos are more captivating than sites that just use plain text. When a visitor lands on a web page with a combination of text and images he is more likely to read more and stick on the page for long time. That is why it is very important to incorporate photos in your posts.

    Photos can be purchased from stock photo services such as shutterstock and istockphoto. Most people download photos from Google images assuming they are free but that is not the case, the images belong to someone else. If you’ve downloaded a photo or other image from another website into your own and you did not obtain permission from the owner, you could be held liable.

    Websites To Download Royalty Free Photos.

    The following websites provide a catalog of photos. You can download the photos for free and use them in your website. Some have conditions such as, require registration or demand you link back to the source of the image. Beware on the terms of use before you go, copy and paste.

    Free Digital Photos
    Freedigitalphotos.net has deep range of photos. The condition is you link back to the portfolio of the owner and reference the image source (the owner and the website itself). You can buy the images at a price of $3 and up if you don’t want to give credit.


    IconsPedia has a variety of icons and provides the licensing up front – private use, commercial OK, creative commons, etc.

    In terms of use, some require a link and reference to the source, some are just free for personal use.

    Public Domain Images
    They have free high quality photos. Public domain images are explicitly placed in the public domain. You can use all public domain images from this gallery for whatever you want, use it freely for personal and commercial use. No back link is required.

    It is not a site but a wordpress photo plugin that gives users of wordpress the ability to upload free photos while they write their blog post. It analyzes your text to provide relevant photos and tells their licensing information up front. When an image is clicked, it’s added automatically with a caption referencing the source.

    Do you have any other sites you’d like to share that offer free images licensed under GNU, creative commons, or are public domain? Suggestions are most welcome!

    Sunday, March 18, 2012

    Secrets On How To Create A Successful Mommy Blog

    If you are a stay at home mum with active home life, you can start a mommy blog to connect and share your life with the fellow moms and even dads. Starting your mommy blog could also open other opportunities such as, traveling to trade shows, get free products for testing and make side money through advertising. Today Mommy blogs are no longer just a hobby but have become fully fledged small home businesses.

    Secure A Domain Name For For Your Mommy Blog

    Before you build or create that mommy blog you need to buy a domain name for your mommy blog. You can use your name and if that is not available you can try adding a verb or adjective next to the name. Domain names cost $10 a year but you can GET A FREE DOMAIN NAME from blue host web hosting company. They will give you a Free domain name if you purchase web hosting from them. They have cheap web hosting packages for mommy bloggers starting from $5.95 a month.

    Making Money As A Mommy Blogger

    Making Money Online is never easy but if you are willing to learn and be persistence, you will succeed as a mommy blogger. The easiest route to make money from a blog is through Google Adsense advertising program. You can apply to join the program after you have set up the blog and you are getting a few readers. With adsense you don't need to look for advertisers, Google will take care of that.

    Mommy bloggers make money through sponsored reviews. Companies dealing with baby care products often pay mommy bloggers to write product reviews. The review doesn't need to be positive, you just need to write an honest review. The payment can be in form of free products or cash payment.

    Once you have become successful in your niche you can start selling advertising directly. How much you charge will depend on how much you value your work and the going rate in your niche. Payments can be made directly into your pay pal account.

    Installing Wordpress For Your Mommy Blog

    The most popular blogging software is wordpress. It is easy to use and it does not require any technical skills.

    The following video shows you what you will be doing inside wordpress, how to login, how to write post, how to add images and how to change the look of your mommy blog.

    Web Hosting For A Mommy Blog

    You need a reliable web hosting company to host your blogs. Your hosting company should allow you to upload as many images you want. Blue host allows you to do this.

    Don't worry about the installation of your blog. Blue host have customer support line and they will guide you through the process of installing your wordpress blog.

    Inspiring Top Mommy Bloggers

    Here are mommy blogs that can inspire you to start and create your own mommy blog.

    Melinda Roberts
    Mommy Blog
    Moments Treasure

    Check Articles on Top 50 mommy bloggers and useful tips to build a mommy blog business. Article written by Vered DeLeeuw

    To Your Success!

    Saturday, March 17, 2012

    Tips To Create A Restaurant Website

    Creating a website for your restaurant business can be the key to achieving your goals of attracting and retaining customers. Most people check the internet to find local restaurants and you better have a web presence.

    Getting a Domain Name For Your Restaurant Website

    The domain name of your website must be the same as the name of your restaurant. But the reality is their is a big chance someone has already registered the name you want, and you will need to be a bit creative. You can add the location next to your restaurant name or add an adjective next to the name.

    Domain names cost $10 a year but you can get a FREE DOMAIN NAME from blue host web hosting company when you sign up for their hosting service.

    Designing a Restaurant Website

    Advance in technology have made it for anyone to create and set up a website. If you are planning to do everything for yourself, you can look online for free restaurant website templates. If you don't want to do the actual website design, you can hire a web designer to do it. The designer will create / build the website using web design software such as wordpress and joomla etc.

    Qualities of A Good Restaurant Website.

    The following elements should be incorporated in your restaurant website.

    1. Location - The major reason of having a website is to help people find you and this detail is a must. Include town and street address and if you feel the location is a bit hidden add information of nearest land mark or other popular building. Email and telephone numbers are also a must.
    2. Menu - A list of your popular dishes should be included.
    3. Special Promotions - add info on past promotions and upcoming promotions.
    4. Testimonials - Ask your customers to rate you and upload this information.
    5. Pictures - Images of interior decor, food and parties you have hosted will help build trust.
    6. A Blog - This is not a must but if you have ideas about food and cooking you can share them here.

    Web Hosting For A Restaurant Website

    A small business restaurant website will not require a lot in web hosting resources. You can purchase a shared hosting plan from a reliable web host. Blue host web hosting have an affordable web hosting plan that starts at $6 a month. They will give you a free domain name when you buy the hosting service.

    Best Restaurant Websites To Inspire You Create You Own

    From smashing magazine I found a list of best restaurants websites and I picked my favorites that I found awesome.

    Jam Restaurant
    Benitos Hat
    The Little Cake Parlour
    Pizza Luce
    Can Jubany

    Friday, March 16, 2012

    How To Start a Free blog and Make Money

    This is a guide on how to start a free blog and make money. Although majority of blogs that make money are are not free, you can still start a blog on a free blogging platform that gives you a free blog.

    Free Blogging Platforms

    These are some of the most popular blogging platforms that offer free blogs:-
    1. Wordpress
    2. Blogger
    3. Tumblr

    Wordpress and Tumblr offer free blogs but they don't allow you to make money. Users are banned from placing adverts on there blogs. Blogger also known as Blogspot, on the other hand is owned by Google and they allow blog owners to make money. On blogger you can sell advertising or products from your free blog. I will now show you how to start a free blog on blogger and make money.

    It is very easy to start a blog on blogger, you don't need technical skills. I think if you can register for an email address or Facebook account you can start and operate a free blog.

    First you will need to register at blogger.com using your email address. If you already have a Google account is is even easier because you just need to go to your Google Account page and select a new product and click on blogger and you will be automatically signed up.

    Once you have registered you will choose a name for your blog. It will be something like YOURNAME.blogspot.com. If you don't want to see the blogspot.com part, you can buy your custom domain name.

    Tips Of Making Money With A Free Blog

    You have to choose a blog topic that is marketable. Some topics do well than others. You might feel cool writing about your love for Latin language but is it marketable compared to writing about personal finance?

    Once you have settled on a topic, start writing. Blogging for money is hard work, you have to write at least one post a day if you want to succeed.

    Monetizing Your Free Blog

    There are three ways of making money from your blog

    1. Advertising
    2. Affiliate programs
    3. Selling Your Own Products


    Inside blogger you can sign up to Google advertising program. The program is called Adsense and it is available inside your blogger account. This program is brilliant because you don't look for advertisers, Google takes care of that. After you have applied to join the program you will have to wait for approval. At first they may reject your application but be patient and keep on applying. Once you are approved you can start running Google adsense ads on your blog.

    How To Make Money With Google Adsense

    Every time your visitors click on your ads you will be paid a percentage. Let us say an advertiser paid Google $1 for every click, you will get something like 65% of that.

    Affiliate Marketing For A Free Blog.

    After you have started and created your free blog you can also Join Amazon Affiliate program. You place an Amazon banner on you blog and when a visitor clicks on the banner and visits Amazon store and buys a product you are paid 4% of the purchase price. Their is an affiliate product for every niche, weight loss, finance, pets etc. To find an affiliate product to sell in your niche just Google "Affiliate Marketing program + YOUR NICHE."

    Selling Your Own Products

    If you have written an Ebook of made a DVD you can sell these directly on your free blog. For this to succeed you must have established a good reputation with your readers for them to trust you enough to buy your product.

    Google Says Adding Google Plus Can Boost Traffic

    Every owner of a small business website is looking for ways to boost traffic to their website. One strategy website owners use to drive traffic is having a social media strategy. Social media strategy consist of submitting content to social sites such as Facebook and twitter.

    The new kid on social media scene is Google+. Google+ might not be great for delivering new visitors but in the future it might be as important as Facebook.

    Google is also proclaiming the virtue of creating a Google+ page. They sent the following message to all Adsense publishers

    Creating a Google+ page brings you closer to your audience by letting you have real conversations with the right people, connecting you face to face, and making it easy for people to recommend you on Google search.

    I remember when Facebook and Twitter came to the scene and I was sceptical only to see these services explode. I joined after I started reading stories of website owners who had joined early started reporting seeing massive traffic coming to their sites.

    Don't repeat the mistake I did, Join Google plus now, you have nothing to lose.

    Thursday, March 15, 2012

    How To Set Up A Photography Website

    A photography website or blog is the perfect place to showcase your best work. That is not all, having a website for your photography business shows potential clients you are serious and professional.

    First Get The Domain Name For Your Photography Website

    Before you get into other small details of setting up your photography website or blog I would recommend you first check out whether your desired domain name is available and purchase it. Bluehost web hosting will give you a FREE DOMAIN NAME if you sign up for their cheap web hosting package.

    Qualities of An Effective Photography Website

    An effective photography website i.e. a website that make customers give you business should include the following.

    1. Contact details - It is no use having a website and you don't give essential contact details. Put your real names, email, telephone numbers, Facebook page and Twitter handle.
    2. Testimonials - Ask your satisfied customers to writer a testimonial for you. Research from Amazon.com has shown customers are more likely to purchase when they read customers reviews. The testimonials are seal of approval.
    3. Your Portfolio - Upload some of your best work so that visitors to your photography website can see you are the real deal.
    4. Attractive Homepage - The homepage design should contain an Image that makes a visitor pause for a minutes and say WAW! Internet visitors are impatient lot and you have to work hard to capture their attention.
    5. Have a blog on your website - Blogs are popular with search engines and having an active blog will help your website to rank high on Google.

    Design the Photography Website

    The above points should be clearly communicated to the designer of your photography website. If you are not sure how you want the photo website to look like, you can check out online for photography website templates.

    The following is a list of some of the best photography websites that you can have a look at for some inspiration.

    Burn Magazine

    Chase Jarvis

    Gavin Gough

    Timothy Allen Photography

    Best Photography websites


    Promoting Your Photography Website

    The best places to promote your photography websites are photography forums, Facebook and Twitter. Check out digital photography school. Write frequent guest posts on popular photography blogs to build your back links and get targeted traffic.

    Web Hosting For a Photography Website : Upload Unlimited Photos

    Photography websites are multi media websites with lots of images. These images eat up space and bandwidth. Bluehost web hosting have unlimited hosting plan that doesn't give you a limit on the number of images you can upload.

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    How To Improve Profit Margins When Selling Goods Online

    Operaters of online business that focus on selling goods have to grumble with one major cost: shipping. Shipping cost can eat up all your profit margins if you don't manage them well. Old e-commerce sites such as pets.com and webvan.com were brought down by thin or non existent profit margin.

    Diapers.com proved you can make money online by making a few innovations and by learning from them You can learn how to scale up your small business website.

    Tips of running a successful money making website.

    In an interview with NYtimes, Marc Lore, chief executive of Diapers.com shared tips of running a successful money making website.

    'When you're shipping diapers, wipes and formula, after shipping costs are taken out, there's really nothing left in the way of profits,'' said Mr. Lore

    To overcome the high shipping charges of doing business online, diapers.com added product selections. The new products had a higher profit margin. e.g baby shampoo, lotions and feeding bottle.

    As customers added more items on the checkout, Mr. Lore said, gross profit margins jumped to about 13 percent, from 4.6 percent in 2005. About 45 percent of the site's orders now include something other than diapers, wipes and formula.

    The real trick to making the business work, though, is in how the company ships its less profitable goods. Rather than simply stuffing packages of diapers into a box that is roughly the right size for shipping, Diapers.com wrote software to analyze a customer's order and select from among 25 different boxes to avoid United Parcel Service's' charge for oversize shipping.

    That approach, Mr. Lore said, saves $2 to $3 in shipping costs on a typical $100 order. The two Diapers.com warehouses were selected according to U.P.S. shipping zones, so 45 percent of the site's customers can be upgraded to free overnight shipping.

    Website Case Study : Petflow.com That Sells Online Pet Food

    Petflow.com is a successful small business website that has shown you can make money in pet food niche. The pet food website was founded by Alex Zhardanovsky in 2010. In its first month, July 2010, the online company shipped about 60 orders; by January 2012, that number had leapt to 27,000. In 2011, PetFlow exceeded $13 million in revenue — with 60 percent of its sales coming on a subscription basis — and it projects revenue will exceed $30 million this year.

    Petflow has changed the economics of operating a small business online. Instead of selling single items he has gone for a subscription based model.

    How Did Petflow Achieve this Rapid Success Online

    In a New York Times interview, Alex shared business ideas on how to create a successful website.
    Before he started the pet store website, he first did online market research to gauge whether the idea would fly.
    Mr. Zhardanovsky and his co-founder, Joe Speiser, set up a Web page in 2009 with a form that asked customers if they would be interested in signing up for regular deliveries. They then placed a few ads online and waited to see what happened. “We had an overwhelmingly positive response from our customers who wanted to sign up for the service,” said Mr. Zhardanovsky, who lives in New York City and who proceeded to introduce PetFlow in 2010.
    The success of petflow is a good example that thinking out of the box can pay dividends. If you had asked me whether you could sell pet food via subscription I would have said it will never work. When Alex came up with the idea he did not do the the number one mistake most people do, ask friends and relatives whether they think an idea will work. He went and asked the target consumers.

    That is the key to this story. If you have an idea of starting an online business, first ask your target consumers if what they would be interested in your product or service. The target consumers are 99% likely to give you an honest opinion.

    You can ask your target consumers for their opinion by doing what Alex did. Setting up a web page and asking visitors to answer a short survey. To attract visitors to the web page, Alex advertised on Google Ad words.

    Go to where your target visitors congregates. Check out forums and popular websites. The best tool is social media. Social media is becoming an important research tool for small business. Join an established Facebook page of your target niche and ask members what they think. Be tactful when doing this, you don't want to appear spammy or worse a stalker.

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    Australia Web Hosting Company With Servers In USA

    If you are an Australian online business and you target America customers you will be btter served by a web host company with servers hosted in USA. Statistics show the location of the servers can make a difference when it comes to speed. The nearer the location of the servers the faster the websites load times.

    Anchor, an Australian web hosting company has set up US-based servers following the installation and configuration of its web server equipment in a Los Angeles.

    Anchor CEO, Keiran Holloway, announced the launch of the US-based service, which he claimed offered hosting customers an unmatched level of performance and service “when compared to the alternative of renting capacity from US web hosting providers.”

    Believed to be a first of its kind for an Australian hosting company, Anchor has completed the installation and configuration of web server equipment in a Los Angeles facility.

    “Australian online businesses are servicing global markets and more of our clients are seeking a high-quality experience for their important US customers,” Holloway said. “Anchor has a reputation for technical expertise — we’re not just a generic hosting provider. You come to us to help you solve intractable problems you can’t fix with your current provider, or because you have specific needs which can’t be met off-the-shelf.”

    “Now the same hands-on, high quality service and support applies to our hosting service in the US. If you’re an Australian online business hoping to make it big in the world’s biggest online marketplace, we’re the right choice.”

    Anchor is a web hosting start up that provides hosting for, websites and blogs.

    Why Your New Blogger Blog Is Not Getting Traffic

    I started this blog on blogger and after two weeks on writing daily post, I wasn't seeing any traffic from Google search. My post were well optimized for search engine and the Google web master tool showed I was getting the impressions (people searching on Google were seeing the post) but for some reason they were not clicking.

    I decided to do a search of my blog on Google and I immediately knew what the problem was. The posts on my Blogger were doing very poorly in a Google search because the title of each post had the blog title in front of it.

    My blog is Small Business Website Hosting Articles, and every post I did had the blog title in the front like this: Small Business Website Hosting Articles: How To Set Up a Cheap Business Website. Any one doing a Google search could see the the blog title but the post title was pushed back.

    I had been been blogging on wordpress for three years and I knew the power of well optimized post. It seemed, Google the owners of blogger had set the defaults to be the title of each post had the blog title in front of it. This is very bad for search traffic because searchers will not see your individual posts.

    Removing the Blog Title From Your Post Title

    Wordpress makes it easy to change such things but I did'nt know how to do this on blogger. I found a Google advice from this blogger.

    Changing the Template HTML of Your Blogger Blog

    From your Blogger dashboard, go to the design page, then press edit html. First, you will want to backup your template in case something goes wrong, and to do that you press the download full template button so you have a backup on your computer.

    From his site he will show you the code to delete. You delete that code, and replace it with the one he will show you.

    Monday, March 12, 2012

    Video Presentation : Web Hosting For A Beginner

    In my weekly web hosting video series, I have a video presentation on web hosting for a beginner. If you are a beginner and you are interested on how web hosting works, this video will do you a lot of good.

    I hope after watching this video you will be confident to proceed to buy a domain name and hosting package for your blog and website.

    If you need support, please leave me a message on the comments box and I will get back to you Free of Charge.

    Video Courtesy of Malaysia Web hosting company.

    How To Choose Low Cost Web Hosting For A Small Business

    As a business owner your goal is to keep cost down and get maximum profits. To achieve that goal you can select a low cost web hosting service for your small business.

    But before you sign up for low cost web hosting plan you need to know whether a cheap web hosting plan is good for your small business.

    Facts About Low Cost Web hosting plans

    Quality Of Service
    Very low web hosting prices could mean the service provider is a no frills provider. The reason why he is quoting those dirty cheap prices is because he has zero customer support and small infrastructure to host the websites. If you bite his bait you will regret later when you need help and no one responds. Worst still, you wake up one morning and your website or blog is down because your hosting provider has a server melt down.

    Site Security
    Cyber security is a hot topic this days. A web host provider needs to invest a lot of money to higher cyber security personnel and necessary software to protect his company and customers from cyber attacks. If some one is promising to provide your small business with dirt cheap prices, ask your self, How is he able to provide online security?

    Disk Space
    The more things you intend to do with your small business website the more disk space you need. If you only want a web page to show case your business contacts a low cost web hosting plan will work for you. But if you want a website with pictures, videos and an active blog you will need to think big.

    Don't be Tricked With Technology Jargon
    Many web host know the average guy doesn't know a thing about, disk space and bandwidth. They will tell you they are selling you a low cost unlimited plan but during installation they will secretly cap things. I remember one time a friend called me asking me why he couldn't upload pictures on his small business blog. I checked on his blog files and realised on htaccess file, his host had capped the size of image files that could be uploaded. It is true what they say, cheap can be expensive.

    Beware of Middle Men

    Many of the low cost web hosting providers out there are middle men or known in the web hosting industry as resellers. A reseller is someone who has bought capacity from a real web hosting company and selling the service to the public. Most people will not admit they are middle men, they will have a real website and pretend to be a real company. Resellers are legit but from my experience it is good to deal with the website hosting company thats does the actual hosting.

    A good provider will also offer constant updates, a reliable customer service and software that can greatly help enhance the performance of your website. A good web host company will be able to provide you with only the best features even at a reasonable price. Choose the one that will be able to meet your requirements and at the same time suit your budget.

    Sunday, March 11, 2012

    Domain Names Ideas For A Dog Blog

    Choosing a domain name for that Dog blog you want to start is easy. You can name the dog blog after your dog or get inspiration from our list. The domain for a dog blog should sound "Doggy" I mean a name that symbolizes a dog. A name like Andrew doesn't sound right for a dog but TEDDY fits for a dog.

    The main challenge in generating domain name ideas for a dog blog is all the popular dog names, BURSTY, BONZO, COZY etc are all taken. You can buy the domain but that will be expensive. What I advice you to do is to try and combine two names or if that doesn't work out, add a verb next to the name e.g SPEEDSTERBONZO. Add your dog character to name.

    The following is a list of popular dog names that will inspire you to in generating domain name tips or ideas for you dog blog.

    Free Domain Name For Your Dog Blog

    Remember, you can get the domain name for free from bluehost web hosting when you buy hosting for your blog.

    Get Inspired



    Saturday, March 10, 2012

    How To Start A Successful Fashion Blog

    The first girl I introduced to the world of blogging was interested in the fashion niche. She was working for me as an intern writer on one of my blogs. When she asked me "which is the best niche to start a blog?" My answer was the same one I tell all newbies, "Follow your passion." For her, she loved clothes, jewellery, shoes and everything about looking good. She fitted well in Fashion Niche. Today she writes a successful fashion blog targeting female readers and she makes money with Google adsense.

    Why A Fashion Blog Will Be Successful

    Fashion niche is big. Millions of men and women spends hundreds of dollars on magazines just to read articles telling them how to look good. There are the big players in this niche, Vogue for women and GQ for men. Apart from this big magazines with online presence there are also independent bloggers, The Style Rookie, The Sartorialist and Style Bubble. Even in this crowded field, a writer with passion and tenacity will find her corner.

    Don't let the success of these fashion bloggers put you down, instead let it inspire you. Remember long time ago were like you asking, "how to start a fashion blog?"

    How To Make Money With Your Fashion Blog

    The easiest way to make money blogging on fashion is enrolling in Google Adsense program. According to google the average CPC for fashion is $0.65. You can also sell ads directly to online boutiques. The monthly ad rate you set will depend on how much you value your work. Never under value your work and never out price yourself.

    Attracting traffic To Your Fashion Blog

    The secret to starting a successful fashion blog or fashion website with lots of traffic is hardwork, write often, preferably every day. There is a strong link between the number of post and traffic. The more the post the higher the traffic.

    Strategy of Getting Back Links to your fashion blog

    Join Fashion forums and be active there, e.g fashion trends and fashion spot . Once in a while live your blog or website link on your forum post. The link will bring you traffic and most importantly give you a back link that increases google authority. The more links that point to your blog/website the higher your blog will rank in Google searches.

    Write a list of top 50 fashion blogs and visit each one of them and leave a comment. The blogger may reciprocate the visit and check out your site and if he/her likes what he sees, he might link back to your site. It is a simple way of networking in your niche.

    Don't Copy Be Inspired

    Every writer suffers from, writers blocks once in a while. To stay fresh and creative read, read and read more. Reading other writers is the only way to stay inspired. You get story/blog post ideas from the writing of others.

    Get A Free Domain Name For Your Fashion Blog

    When it comes to choosing a domain name, it can be anything you fancy. You can buy a domain name for as little as $10. Bluehost have a deal, if you buy blog hosting from them they give you a free domain name.

    Bluehost has been voted multiple times as one of the best website hosting providers.

    Web Hosting For A Fashion Blog

    For a fashion blog that will require multi media content such as video and photos to express your ideas, you require a hosting provider that can meet your demands. Bluehost provide unlimited disk space, that means you can upload as many articles, photos and videos you want. They will not limit you!

    Affordable Website Hosting Oklahoma

    Hello Sir,

    I run a small cleaning service business right here in the state of Oklahoma. I operate the business right from my home Kitchen and I wanted to start a website for my small business. Am planning to expand the business from Oklahoma city and reach to other major cities here like, Edmond, Tulsa and Norman.

    I would like the website to also have a blog on the side where my customers can interact with me.

    The problem is I don't know much about making a website. I have read online about wordpress but I still don't feel confident enough to do it myself.

    Do you know of a reliable website hosting provider in Oklahoma or a blog hosting provider in Oklahoma who can assist me.



    Harriet, From your letter I get the feeling you want someone to do the heavy lifting for you. Nothing wrong with that so longer us you are ready to pay someone to do the whole website design and installation.

    I want you to know when it comes to web hosting you don't need to buy it from a Oklahoma City Web Hosting provider. Web hosting or blog hosting service can be purchased online and the location does not matter. What matters is the web hosting company provides excellent service. You might purchase the service from Oklahoma but the data centre itself could be anywhere in the world.

    You can then higher a local guy to assist with the actual installation and pay him/her to teach you how to run and operate the website.

    Affordable Website hosting Companies in Oklahoma

    If you still you want to go local, check out some of this web hosting companies based in Oklahoma that can assist you start a website for your business.


    Based in Oklahoma city, This web host company sells domains for a low as $9.95. It is a division of ReagorMedia, LLC., a provider of technology solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the world.

    Authors Web Hosting

    Located in Madill Oklahoma. This company
    has a 30 day money back hosting guarantee. if you don't Authors Web Hosting service you can cancel it.

    Zipservers InC

    On their website they claim they are Provider of high quality, low expense managed hosting solutions with the focus on servicing the entry level dedicated marketplace.

    Inode Web Host

    Another web host focused on small business niche and personal hobby blogs. Shared plans start from $5.95. Their website didn't make a good impression, looked a bit to cheap for my liking.

    Are you an Oklahoma web hosting service provider? Please leave a comment and we will list you business here for free.

    Friday, March 9, 2012

    Website Hosting deals & Promo For March 2012

    On our monthly web hosting deals and promotions we start in UK. 123-reg web host is offering a St Patricks Day hosting deals and promotion.

    .Info Domain Discounts

    The UK domain registrar is offering its .info domain names for £2.49 (about $3.90 US) during the week of St. Patrick’s day, between March 13 and March 20. 123-reg says this offer is over 70 percent in savings off the normal price. Since its launch in 2000 more than 6.5 million .info domains have been registered.

    Get 43% Hosting Deals From Webhostinghub This March.

    Web hosting provider and blog hosting Webhostinghub is running an an offer 43 % off of its hosting package this march, they are down to $3.95 per month from the regularly $6.95 per month. The plan includes unlimited domain websites and email, unlimited disk space and bandwidth, and a free domain. New customers also get a $75 advertising credit for Google AdWords.

    Web Host Action Web Promo Codes That Earn You 10% Hosting Discount

    Web hosting and blog hosting provider Action Web Group is offering a 10% hosting discount special for March on its starter, advanced and jackpot web hosting packages. To get the discount, use the promo code awglv10 at checkout.

    Gossimer Web Hosting Offers Discounts on Domains

    Website hosting & Blog hosting provider Gossimer is offering .com and .net domains for $8.95 for the first year. The offer is valid until the end of March. Unlike most hosting companies that offer domain name discount to, this offer is available to old customers.

    Domain Registrar EuroDNS Offers Discounted .FR Domain Name Extensions

    Domain registrar EuroDNS is offering its .FR domain name extensions for $6.50. To take advantage of this offer enter the promo code PRFR12A at the check out. This offer runs from Feb.28 - March 13, 2012. The cheap .FR domain offer is valid for new registrations and transfers.

    Is your website hosting & Blog hosting company running a hosting deals and promo? Tell us in the comment form below and we will include them here.

    Website Hosting Packages For A Small Medium Sized Business

    Website hosting packages for a small medium sized business come in three categories, shared hosting, virtual private servers hosting and dedicated servers hosting.

    Cost of Different Website Hosting Packages For A Small-Medium Sized Business

    In terms of the cost, shared hosting is the cheapest. You can get a shared hosting for as little as $3/month. It is then followed by private servers hosting which start from $50/month. At the top end of hosting services is dedicated server hosting which can as high as $2000/month.

    The following Infographic details what each package can do, Images courtesy of inmotionhosting a Los Angeles based web hosting provider.

    Factors to Consider When Choosing A Hosting Service for a Small-Medium sized Business.
    1. The number of visitors to your business website. A website with 1000s of monthly visitors will do fine with a shared hosting but when you start clocking 1,000,000 of visitors every month you will need to start considering a dedicated server hosting for your small-medium sized business.
    2. If you are planning to do lots of sales over the website, a dedicated server hosting is the best.
    3. Security of your website is very important, especially if you collect customers credit card and debit card information. In shared hosting a hacker who gets access to one of the website in the network can easily get inside your data base. In this case step up to dedicated server hosting.