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How To Flush Your DNS in Windows XP?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

In the case that your domain is propagating from one server to another, your website may appear down. This is being your Internet Service Provider has not refreshed their DNS cache or your browser is still reading from your old dns server.

To resolve this type of issue you can flush your dns.
In Windows XP click on the Start Button

Then click on Run

Type in: cmd and hit enter

The black command prompt window will appear, type the following and hit enter : ipconfig/flushdns

You will then receive a confirmation that your DNS has been successfully flushed.

You can now close the command prompt and also close your web browser. Now re-open the borwser and try going to your website and the issue should be resolved!

Keep in mind the above solution will only work in Windows XP.

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HostPapa Coupon June 2009

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

We have another coupon for HostPapa!

Use the Coupon Code: HPSUPERS

Amount off: $10.00

Start Date: June-01-2009

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Finding A Reliable Hosting Company

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Choosing a reputable Hosting Company can be a daunting task.

Disk Space,Bandwidth,Server Uptime,Technical Support/Customer Service & Monthly Price are just a few of the essentials of a good hosting company.

It is best to find a company that has a proven track record.This is one that is most likely to provide you with the best service.The company should have at least 95% uptime and a solid infrastructure to tackle the day-to-day technical problems.There are many web hosting providers that will cut back on every aspect in order to save money.These are the providers who do not respond to your inquiries in a timely manner.One of the areas they sacrifice is support.A good hosting company will step up and deliver whenever you need help.

A great easy-to-use hosting package is all you need to get started.Here are some of the things you should look for in a good web hosting company.

Speed
I think we can all agree there is nothing worse then a slow loading web page. Makes us want to click away and go somewhere else almost instantly, no matter how much we wanted to see what was on this web site.

What you can do to test the speed theory of a web hosting company is to go check out these websites on Google and see how fast they load for you.This will give you some idea of how fast your website will load with their hosting service.

Disk Space
Disk space is the amount of data you can store on your server.
How much disk space you need depends on how much and what you’re going to be storing. If you only want to host a blog and have no real downloads then you don’t need a lot of disk space, however, if you want to store video or music files or any large file types then you will need quite a bit of free disk space.

Transfer Allowance
Transfer allowance (bandwidth) is how much data that can be downloaded from your website. If you’re not sure how much bandwidth you are going to need, contact the hosting company and tell them exactly what you are going to be doing and they will be able to tell you what you need. Also, make sure you keep a close eye on how much bandwidth you really do use, which you can do in your control panel.

Reliability
Reliability is a huge factor. You can’t do business if your websites are down all the time.
Most web hosting companies tell you that they have a 99.9% Uptime. The only way to find out a web hosting company’s reliability is to use Google search for reviews on the web hosting company you want to use.

Control Panel
This is where you manage your website. This is where you can do everything to your web hosting account. You should be able to access your control panel any time, any where. The control panel, as it suggests is the center hub of your website. It’s where you can change every item and how you want it, such as FTP Access and Web FTP and Email Accounts.

Customer Service

The web hosting company must provide competent technical support 24×7. Today the price charged is not the only priority in deciding on a web host.The other important criterion is the quality of service. The service provider must have a competent team of professionals to tackle all problems of the client.They must be eager to respond and have

a good understanding working relationship with the client.


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Top WordPress Hosting

Friday, June 12th, 2009

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open-source blogging software. WordPress provides a simple and easy way to create your own blog website with a very easy to use user-interface and tons of plugins. You can start a blog within minutes without any html or programming knowledge.

Who is the Best WordPress Hosting Provider?

At Top10HostingReviews.org we spend each and every day reviewing web hosts and their plans/features. Each hosting company has it’s pros and cons however with our thorough research and testing we have found the Best WordPress Hosting provider to be HostUpon.com

HostUpon.com provides a FREE WordPress install with their one-click installer. You can be up and running within minutes and have a blog online the same day!

HostUpon is a cheap, reliable and affordable hosting provider with LOADS of features that we had the opportunity to test.  Speeds at HostUpon were VERY fast compared to the other hosts we tested.  They have three data centers; Dallas, Seattle and Washington.  Having three locations provides greater uptime and redundancy.

HostUpon’s prices are what separates them from the rest.  With pricing as low as $4.95 per month you can’t go wrong!  WordPress is such a powerful script and having a host who fully supports it is a must.

Overall HostUpon has proven they can support WordPress with remarkable speeds and cheap prices. If you’re looking for WordPress Hosting defintely check out HostUpon.com!

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Shared IP vs. Dedicated IP, Do I need a Dedicated IP Address?

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Dedicated IP Address

An IP address is assigned to every web server and other electronic device connected to the Internet, like computers, routers, and switches. It is composed of four numbers whose digits are 0 to 255 and which are separated by periods or dots. An example is 192.168.1.1, which is often used for routers. A web server’s IP address is usually static, fixed, or dedicated, meaning that the server is always identified by the same address.

Shared IP Address

Most websites, on the other hand, are hosted with shared IP addresses on a shared hosting web server. This means that many people’s websites each have their own partition on the server, and the owners share the cost of maintaining the server, making this option cheaper than a dedicated IP address.

Shared IP addresses were not always available. Early on, every domain name was assigned a separate IP address. The rapid growth of domains and the finite number of available IP address led to the sharing of IP addresses. But since servers are able to match the domain a user enters into a browser with a domain that shares an IP address with myriad others, it’s not a problem.

Who Needs a Dedicated IP Address?

There are three particular benefits to having a dedicated IP address that may make you decide to spring for this more expensive option.

For Private SSL Certificates

First, if you wish to use your own Private Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate, you need to have a dedicated IP address. SSL Certificates are a protocol with an encryption system for keeping a message transmission on the Internet secure. They are used for https web sites used in electronic commerce, for transmissions dealing with health care, and for accepting credit cards online.

For Your Own Servesr

If you want to set up your own domain name server, rather than use a web host’s server to translate IP addresses into domain names and vice versa, you will need a dedicated IP address as well. If you want complete control over your website and all decisions related to it, the same thing applies.

Blocking of Shared IP Users

In order to block spam activity, certain organizations have taken to blocking an IP address rather than specific users. This has happened in both directions with Comcast: all users from Comcast have been blocked by some sites, and Comcast has itself blocked all users from particular sites itself (this is a separate issue from the BitTorrent blocking issue that has been in the news). If an IP’s address is blocked, then all users sharing that address are blocked. This means that this article has all rights reserved and is copyright by 100 Best many innocent users are on the receiving end of a ban, and may not even realize that, for example, their e-mail is not arriving or that they are not receiving e-mail intended for them.

This is enough to make some people want to have control over their own mail server. And this, again, indicates a need for a dedicated IP address.

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