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Today, there are so many web hosting options for every website's needs and availability. All of these options have the same purpose which is web hosting and enhancing your website content so that viewers and potential clients can easily access your site on the internet.

However, the big difference is, "How each web hosting options structures and their offers benefits for your website?" Read more...

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Newcomers may face a daunting task of creating a website from scratch, especially since it involves intricate technicalities. Luckily, the amount of manuals and how-to's is overwhelming and self-study is an easy task for someone who can't afford hiring help at the first stages of a new business.

Choosing template and design for your website is one of the technicalities you will need to work out...

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You must understand by now that a WordPress blog is one of the easy solutions for beginning webmasters. It is easy to customize, it is free of charge and it offers a user-friendly intuitive interface that doesn't require technical knowledge. Anyone can successfully create a WP blog within a day. What you probably didn't think of yet, is that you need a serious web hosting provider to go with your WordPress...

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Content is king. This is a true statement. No matter where you go. Whatever you apply it, content is important. Even the basic things will tell you that content is still the number 1 and highest of all. Like an individual, what she wears does not matter when her ideas and beliefs in life is meaningless. What she looks like does not make much of importance on the way she thinks and talks.

So, what...

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Now, you've decided that you will establish a business online. You already planned what business type it is, your target market, your products and services and how you'll run it. But have you chosen the web hosting provider that will help you start your business less difficult?

With many web hosting companies today, how can you know which one is the best not in terms of having the highest rates...

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Paid-for anti-virus software is typically more sophisticated and effective than free versions, but for many users, the cost involved is simply not a viable option when protecting personal computers. This obviously makes free anti--virus software highly popular. While choosing the right application depends on the level of protection required and personal preferences, some applications are more effective...

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Amazon Web Services cut prices for its so-called dedicated instances, which represent the company's offering of Virtual Private Cloud services. AWS' dedicated instances are essentially virtual machines that are allocated to single customers and are not run on hardware shared by users. As a rule, cloud resources are based on multi-tenant services, meaning a number of customers runs workloads on shared...

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July has produced a flurry of excellent new tools designers and developers will want to try out. Such tools include tools and frameworks for responsive design; new Web and image apps; coding resources, icons, and e-commerce solutions, as well as iOS7 development tools and tons of exciting new fonts. Here are a few of these tools, most of which are either available at low cost or free.

Froont - This...

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Every Website has its very own personality, reflecting the company or individual behind it. Most site owners want their sites to stand out among the crowds and be enjoyable and memorable enough for visitors to return, make a purchase or get in touch with them in some way or another.

In order for a site to stand out, it obviously needs to have remarkable content. It should, however, also be creative...

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Top security engineers for Linux addressed the question whether it is possible to achieve total security for this operating system, which is, as readers will be aware, open source. At this week's Red Hat summit, the question how Red Hat intends to go about building/ developing Linux into a secure operating system was both asked and answered by the head of Red Hat's Product Security Team, Josh Bresser.

According...

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Marketing consultants are consistently advising companies to get social by adding Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks to their marketing strategies. According to such experts, failing to integrate social media marketing into overall marketing plans will 'leave them behind' and have them suffer the fate of companies believing they did not need those 'newfangled' telephones a century or...

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Already an internationally accepted virtual currency, Bitcoins represent somewhat of an intellectual feast for anyone interested in the creation/ functioning of currencies and economic theorists. Many seasoned, legitimate investors are already investing in so-called 'Bitcoin start-ups'. This makes this rapidly evolving virtual currency something to be taken a little more seriously than one would...

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According to a recent study conducted by Checkmarx, WordPress, which is one of the Internet's most widely used tools, is a haven for hackers. The shocking results of this study revealed that approximately 30 per cent of the tool's 50 top plug-ins have at least one critical flaw making it vulnerable to hackers each. This makes WordPress a popular target for hackers.

With around 60 million users,...

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Dartmouth College and Sydney University researchers have brought quantum computing a step closer to reality by developing a new method of designing quantum memory. According to these researchers, their method reduces the typically expected number of errors within quantum computing, while not affecting high-speed performances in a detrimental way.

The concept of quantum computing essentially draws...

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On the last day of HostingCon 2013, it was revealed that BaseKit Website builder is now partnered with UK based hosting company Tsohost. This move is said to be of importance to both companies involved.

Tsohost will be able to offer the builder to its continually growing customer base - both new and existing customers will be able to take advantage of the builder. Currently hosting over 50,000 customer...

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Anyone with an online store will have come across the problem of abandoned shopping carts at some point or another. Frustrating and somewhat worrying, this is actually fairly common - as a mater of fact, anything between 75 and 90 per cent of all carts are being left abandoned. Store owners will no doubt be wondering why this is happening - and what they can do to prevent it.

As it is, recent studies...

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The latest of Google's updates to its Penguin algorithm has been released and is already taking effect across global search engine results. The question is how this will ultimately affect users' Web presence. To answer this question, it is best to take a closer look at some of the answers to the most commonly asked questions concerning Penguin 2.0.

Q.: What exactly is Penguin 2.0?
A.: Expanding...

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Server management is an ever-changing field continually adding new technology and security measures users have to get used to. All in all, the game of server management has changed somewhat significantly over the last five years. Here are some of the latest trends users should prepare for/ be aware of in the not too distant future.

Virtualisation Rules - The vast majority of organisations will sooner...

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Personal users and small businesses often do not have the resources to invest in costly Web design tools. Fortunately, there are many excellent tools available for free download. Here are some of these tools - including audio and video apps; image, icon and font tools, as well as a few resources deigned to simply inspire and provide design ideas.

Audacity - Suitable for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows...

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After years of debating whether pre-processing CSS should be necessary, most front-end developers have resigned themselves to the fact that if a Website is worth developing, then pre-processing is necessary - at least until this language matures a little more. Here are some of the best pre-processors currently available.

The three most highly rated pre-processors currently in use are LESS, Sass...

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Having started out as a site where craft enthusiasts and brides-to-be could share photos, wish-lists and more, Pinterest has grown into a pin board site that offers inspiration to millions of users - and is now said to provide more referral traffic to users than Google Plus, LinkedIn and YouTube combined.

Deemed by some experts as the new 'site to be on' and a magnificent tool for business, Pinterest...

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Computer scams perpetrated by cyber-criminals cost Britain approximately £27billion each year. This figure could be significantly reduced if individual users were more careful with phishing e-mails and the manner in which the use passwords.

Phishing e-mails - One of the easiest ways for criminals to infect a user's computer with ad-, mal- or spy-ware is to lure them into clicking on links...

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Before publishing Websites, apps, games and so on, developers like to see whether their new product/ software is as user friendly as they would like it to be, whether all functions perform correctly in users' browsers and more. User Testing.com offers an opportunity for designers and developers to have their sites, apps, etc tested by a panel of users.

While this service does not come cheap by...

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Computer manufacturer Dell recently announced the acquisition of Enstratius, a cloud-management company formerly known as Enstratus, to further expand its growing cloud portfolio. Enstratius' solutions include, among others, application management within hybrid, private and public cloud areas.

A spokesman for Dell's software unit, Tom Kendra, stated in the company's press release announcing the...

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Founded at the end of 2002, LinkedIn was designed to bring professionals of different industries/ work lines together. It is now regarded as a major social network with more than 200 million users. Anyone familiar with the vast user-base enjoyed by Facebook will realise that while this is a vast number of users, it is still only about a fifth of the number of users on Facebook.

LinkedIn and other...

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The Internet is supposed to be a place where individuals around the world can freely state and discuss their opinions. This works very well, until an opinion affecting a group or individual with plenty of financial backing is voiced. In such a case, freedom of speech suddenly disappears and a libel suit wings its way to the 'perpetrator'.

While this is perfectly acceptable if the remark made/ opinion...

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According to a recently published CNET report, hackers posted phoney tweets accusing the US government of assisting terrorists on two CBS News Twitter accounts - namely '60 Minutes' and '48 Hours'. As confirmed by CBS (CNET's parent company), these tweets were posted between Sunday 19th and Monday 20th of April 2013.

Claimed by a pro-Syrian group of government hackers, the Syrian Electronic Army,...

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Information products - like audio/ video training courses, e-books, and so on - are a good way of earning money on the Internet. There are two ways of doing this. One is to create your own product; the other is to sell an existing product as an affiliate marketer.

In the latter case, it is obviously necessary to first of all pick a suitable product. This is made easier by so-called affiliate market...

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Having created a Website, it is now necessary to take steps that will ensure it will get noticed - after all, a Website that goes unnoticed is of very little use to anyone. Naturally, submitting the site to search engines - such as Bing and Google, for example, is a good first step. Sites can be submitted to these search engines via these links:

Bing
Google

There are, however, many other...

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The impatience of Internet users with regards to the time it takes to load a Website is a well known fact. A Website's performance and its ability to load quickly are subsequently critical factors in its usability and - more importantly - success. Any one - or perhaps even several - of the following selection of free tools can be incorporated into the process of Web development in order to create faster...

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Staying ahead of the competition among millions of Websites makes it necessary to design a site in a way that makes it not only unique, but compelling enough to make visitors want to come and explore it. One of the choices Website owners have to make when designing their site is whether to use a design template or have a customised design. Knowing the pros and cons of both options will help making...

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With the growing trend of having phones that can do just about everything, it isn't surprising that more and more people are using their smartphones for searching the internet and sending emails. As this development has continued the internet has made some interesting changes to keep up with these changes, and this has also meant a change to the world of search engines and marketing. This is because...

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Increasing your website traffic doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, with just making use of a few SEO tips and tricks can result in a lot more traffic to your site by moving it up on the list of relevant pages. Your goal should be to get your site on the first page of search results; getting it in the top five results on that page is even better. To do this, just follow some of these SEO tips and...

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Doing SEO on your website is very important. It is, in fact, one of the most important things you can do if you want to get a lot of visitors to your site quickly. Getting a page one ranking on Google, for example, will dramatically increase the traffic to your site, and the only real way to do that is by doing SEO. However, if you do bad SEO, it can actually be more harmful to your site than doing...

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Single-page Websites are an excellent option for sites with comparatively little content or simplification of browsing experiences. Mostly used for event, app (typically mobile app) and portfolio sites (although suitable for use with any type of content), these sites can be enriched with modal boxes, tool tips, chic crolling effects and more. Here are some great jQuery plug-ins to assist in achieving...

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One of the notions of design is that design elements can vary in weight, meaning even on two-dimensional pages, some objects can have a heavier appearance than others. This powerful concept, known as visual weight, allows designers to create visual balance, harmony, hierarchy and symmetry with their designs. Applied strategically, visual weight can assist designers to guide the attention of viewers...

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If you're running a company that produces online video games, you're going to need to look at online game hosting. Multiplayer online games are very popular among today's gaming community, but hosting these games requires different needs and hosting options than a traditional website. Your web host contains much of the gaming information. This is so players can't hack into the game files stored on...

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If you're looking for web hosting, you may come across companies that actually offer free web hosting. While many of these sites are no longer in business, there are still some out there. You may be very tempted to make use of these free web hosts for your website, but there are some reasons why you may not want to use them, especially if you're creating a professional website for your business.

One...

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When it comes to using Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, keywords on your website, some people tend to go overboard. They believe that the more times a keyword is on your site, the better it is. This is actually not true. While it certainly helps to feature keywords in your text, titles, and heading on your site, you can do it too often. There are several dangers to overusing your keywords.

The...

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If you have a new business that is looking to build a website, then you are probably a little confused about the different types of web hosting services that are available. Or, maybe you did not even realize that there were different options for web hosts. Either way, checking into the different options and services that are offered by the web hosts out there will help you to understand what kind of...

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Many people outside of the computer world probably do not know that much about either Linux or Unix based hosting, but the truth is that these can be very important to someone who is looking for a company to host their website. Many small businesses who are building websites are turning to a hosting service that is based on Linux and Unix rather than Windows because of some basic differences that many...

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With all the concern about the environment, more and more people are looking for ways to cut back on their energy usage. After all, the amount of energy that is used on a daily basis to power all of the computers, servers, and other electronic devices continues to grow in ever-increasing numbers, with no sign of slowing down. Many businesses that are concerned about the environment are looking for...

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Google is one of the most popular search engines out there today, so it's very important that your page is optimized for Google. This means you'll get ranked higher on the engine's list of returned results, which in turn means you get more traffic. However, there's another Google search out there that many people forget about: Google Image Search. Getting your images ranked highly is just as important...

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For the vast majority of small businesses, employing a full, skilled team of IT professionals to manage their Web hosting and all related tool, software, performance, reliability and security issues is simply not a viable option.

Unmanaged hosting plans - though potentially a cheaper option in the short term - mean the responsibility of looking after the server falls to whoever happens to have...

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Dreamweaver software is a closed source web development application developed by
Macromedia but acquired by Adobe. Adobe Dreamweaver is a tool which features a WYSIWYG
(what you see is what you get) editor, code editor and is actually a combination code/GUI web
development application. Working with Dreamweaver requires proficiency in coding, unlike
Jimdo and Weebly which are more user-friendly...

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With its newest line of Opteron server processors, AMD has introduced a new multi-pronged
approach for its customers: the processor line includes the AMD Opteron 3300, 4300 and 6300
series processors - designed to equip the cloud with better scalability, improved efficiency and
performance.

The 6300 AMD Opteron Series provides lower costs of acquisition to reduce the overall TCO.
This enables...

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Passwords have one purpose - to protect personal or otherwise sensitive data against the prying eyes of cyber criminals. As such, they need to be hard to guess or crack. Passwords like '12345', 'abcde', 'welcome' or your favourite colour are subsequently of very little use - one might compare them to fire guards constructed of ice cream or chocolate.

Effective protection is only offered by passwords...

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Press releases are an excellent way to promote a company, service or product. In order to be effective, they must first of all be relevant and newsworthy - writing press releases for the sake of it without actually having something new to report is of little use to anyone, as well as likely to be refused acceptance by media/ online distribution sites.

Effective press releases should also be laid...

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Added to Web pages\' section, meta tags can be used to provide a variety of
clients with information, subsequently making them an excellent tool to provide Website
information to search engines - in spite of frequent suggestions that they are no longer of
great importance.

Each search engine system will only process the Meta tags it can understand, completely
ignoring the rest. Google,...

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If you have been looking for inspiration or help for creating a Website, it is likely that you have
at some point or another come across suggestions that your Website should be responsive.
This may well have left you asking just what a responsive Website actually is.

In essence, a responsive site has been created to automatically resize in accordance with the
device it is used on. In other words,...

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Any owner of a high volume site will know that the quality of the services provided depends to
a great deal on server response times and network transfer speeds. While the response time
depends on the server\'s resources - plenty of RAM, a fast CPU and quality I/O performances
- network transfer speeds depend on the bandwidth for Internet links.

High traffic periods can stretch those resources...

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Irrespective of the website you use, it is always preferred that you adopt certain measures to keep your account secure and to ensure that your website hasn't been flagged as malware-infected by Google.

For Wordpress users, to ensure that your account is secure, start off by maintaining a strong password that is a good mix of numbers and letters, both in lower and upper case and similarly, a well-chosen...

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Going by the increase in the number of people who are using smartphones to carry out daily transactions, it is becoming important for websites to ensure that they are mobile friendly and successfully cater to a larger audience, irrespective of their geographic location.

Mobile websites are known to increase the user experience significantly. The download speeds offered are optimal and hence users...

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Considering the sudden surge in the number of people who are comfortable accessing information through web portals, it is very important to pay attention to the efficient management of websites and the ways in which a website will present information to the audience it caters.

With respect to brands that sell accessories of a wide range, an organized website which neatly categorizes its products,...

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Web hosting companies are data centers that consume a lot of energy, and so obviously they put the due stresses on the immediate environment. With increasing environmental awareness, web hosting companies claim to have gone green to leverage the power that this awareness has resulted in. The issue is that many of these companies are green in the name only.

In the usual situations, a green web-hosting...

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If you ever had Computer Studies in your school curriculum, you should have a faint idea about FTP, atleast about the its full form if nothing else. FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol, implying that an FTP client is nothing but a program that allows you to move files from one computer to another with great ease. In case of websites, FTP is the standard tool which enables you to move your...

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How does one decide which browser is best suited for his or her PC when there are quite a few options to choose from? Well, as an amateur web surfer, the major categories you should keep in mind to decide upon a browser are - Speed, Interface, Security, Standards Support and the Extra Features. Today, the 3 browsers that dominate the market are Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome; and the competition...

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For people looking at website hosting, it is a known fact that Plesk and cPanel are one of the leading types of control panels. Both the options will allow you to automate tasks, control the applications that are installed and monitor permissions. Take a look at the pros and cons of picking either of the two available options.

cPanel is a widely picked alternative as a control panel among shared...

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Creating a secure backup of all your personal and work related data saved on your system is a necessity considering the possibility of a system failure and to avoid the loss of important data. However, an external hard disk may not suffice for this purpose or may crash in unfortunate cases, and hence, one can opt for the cloud storage facility that helps create a backup of your data on the worldwide...

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Apple's Mac Web Design Software, also known as iWeb is a part of the iLife suite of applications that include iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand. As with other Apple products, iWeb too follows the user-friendly tradition in its simplistic yet sleek and intuitive design. Previously, iWeb used to be a staple app on all Apple computers, but since July 2011, iWeb is available only online in the company's App...

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It is more than essential to protect one's system from viruses to ensure healthy functioning of the system and the efficient storage of data. Viruses tend to duplicate and circulate themselves to other systems through the contact list available in the user's system. These viruses are responsible for altering or entirely deleting personal files or sometimes initiate the freezing of entire systems. They...

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