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Different Hosting Plans – the Basics

by | Articles | 10th May, 2013

Hosting plans come in an array of different types designed to cater for varying user requirements. Such requirements include available budgets to run a site; expected traffic volumes, resources required and more. Determining which type of plan is most suitable is made easier by knowing the differences between plans. Shared...

Does your free Host offer FTP Access?

by | Articles | 5th May, 2013

The most common method of transferring Web pages/ files from a computer onto a Web host is via FTP. The problem is, many free hosting providers do not offer access to FTP. More often than not, these hosts offer only online site builders. Although these are obviously great for novices,...

Does your free Host offer Perl/ PHP Access?

by | Articles | 4th May, 2013

It is obviously possible to run a site without access to Perl and/ or PHP by using the counters, forms and mailing lists; polls, search engines and so on provided by free hosting services. If, however, the intent is to do as much as possible yourself – and with as...

Codio Beta – a handy new Tool for Web Developers

by | Articles | 3rd May, 2013

Finding a development environment that is well well-configured is not always easy, particularly if the environment is intended as a large scale Web sites/ applications collaboration point. The available line-up of browser-based IDEs with impressive configurations has, however, now been enriched by the comparatively young Codio Beta. Though still at...

Top Elements of successful e-Commerce Websites

by | Articles | 2nd May, 2013

There are some things all e-commerce Websites should have in common if they are to provide success. Here are the top key elements a site should provide. Consumers rarely have the time/ inclination to search for hours in order to find a specific product. To ensure they can find products...

Basic Introduction to Distributed Denial of Service

by | Articles | 1st May, 2013

Most Web users have at some point or another come across the term ‘DDoS attack’ – but what exactly does this mean? DDoS – or distributed denial of service – attacks are attempts to make a computer, server or whole network unavailable to users. Why this is done, who is...

Small Businesses and Social Media

by | Articles | 30th April, 2013

Fairly new, small companies rarely have the kind of advertising funds/ resources available to well established, large companies. This means they have to find and make use of whatever means of promoting their products/ services are available at low or no cost at all. In traditional forms of advertising, one...

Comparing Top CMS Software Applications

by | Articles | 29th April, 2013

Choosing the right CMS for a Website can be daunting. Here are the three currently most popular versions, Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. The numbers shown for Installation, Moderation and Overall use indicate the required skill levels as follows: 1 – Beginner 2 – Intermediate 3 – Expert Drupal Core Versions:...

Free Open Source Control Panels

by | Articles | 21st April, 2013

Hosting multiple Websites on a dedicated or VPS server means a control panel application to save time on creating sites, e-mails, databases, and so on is of obvious advantage. This is especially the case if it is likely for client sites to be on the server, as control can then...

Using Twitter to promote E-Commerce Businesses

by | Articles | 18th April, 2013

Twitter can be an excellent tool to promote an online company. It is, however, essential to get it right. The fact that tweets are restricted to a maximum of 140 characters does not necessarily have to make it difficult to create a presence potential customers want to follow/ connect with...