Editors' Choice AwardsEditors' Choice Awards
Our Web Host Magazine & Buyer's Guide Editors' Choice Award is a once a month event where we award companies in the industry for excellence above and beyond that of their peers. The Editors' Choice Awards are chosen by the editors of Web Host Magazine & Buyer's Guide in part from our Independent Review ratings, along with added input from our independent review panel, reader's reviews, and other factors. A great deal of thought goes into the selection for the Editors' Choice Awards... Read Our Awards!
Comprehensive Guide to Business HostingIntroduction
Comprehensive Guide to Business Hosting
Regardless of the product or service, a business must have an online presence. The most basic of reasons is to allow potential customers the ability to find you. Search engines such as Google and Yahoo are the new yellow pages. Mobile platforms such as smart phones have increased the use of searching for businesses via map based programs. If you do not have an online presence you will miss out on reaching the more than 2.5 billion people who are online.... Read it now.
Site Updates and EnhancementsNew Site Features
In our continued pursuit of providing the best resource for Web Hosting, we have added enhancements to the Past Winner pages for our Editors' Choice Awards. Monthly archives now have enhanced graphics to make it easier to read and find what you are looking for. We have also added navigation for each year and month so you can browse to your hearts content. Later in the month, we will add the ability to search and filter the archive so you can find exactly what you are looking for! See it in action
Charity at the Local LevelCharity at the Local Level
As a young industry, web hosting was synonymous with hobbyists and dreamers, high school CEOs and the answering of support calls from the privacy of a bedroom closet. Just as the industry has matured from these youthful moments to mature businesses, so too does the story of ColoCrossing. When it came time to select a charity, ColoCrossing wanted to make a large impact over a long period of time. To that end, a direct donation to a school seemed like a perfect fit. But who and what would be donated? Read More
A Chance CharityA Chance Charity
As Zak Boca was attending his high school reunion, finding another charitable cause for SingleHop was probably far most from his mind. At the reunion Zak began to talk with Kim O’Conner, in charge of Special Projects at The Center for Courageous Kids. As a 501(c)(3) charity, The Center for Courageous Kids is constantly looking for donations. Kim decided to follow up with Zak and ask to see if SingleHop was interested in donating. "We were able to set up a meeting pretty quickly and Zak came back to Kentucky and toured our facility." Read More
Your First Web SiteYour First Web Site
How you approach your first web site greatly depends on what your web site is for. If you are web site is of a personal nature you have the ability to play around with the tools at your disposal. If it is for business however, you have a variety of skills you either need to quickly master or find people who have mastered them and make them do it. Read More
What is Web Hosting?What is Web Hosting?
And Why Does it Matter to Me?
One of the terms that new Web users see over and over is "Web Hosting." A basic question we get from these folks is, "What is a Web Host?" and "What is Web Hosting?" This is natural for people who are new to the terminology of web development. They see the term "Web Host" pop up all the time on the Internet at various sites. Who better to ask for a definition than WebHostMagazine.com? Read More
Cheap Web HostingCheap Web Hosting
Without Sacrificing Features
If you are going to have any kind of web presence you will need a web hosting company to host your site. It doesn't make any difference whether you are a large company doing business on the internet with shopping cars and thousands of products or just someone who wants to share their hobby with the world. There are so many different web hosting companies out there that it can be a confusing process just trying to choose one, much less trying to find one that is affordable. Here are a few things to consider that will take some of the headache out of the process for you. Read More
4 Easy Ways to Build a Blog4 Easy Ways to Build a Blog
A blog is an important communication tool for business. You can use your blog to distribute information to your potential customers, as well as build a relationship.So how do you build a blog? There are several ways that you can do it, but it all depends on how much time you want to spend on configuring your blog, as well as the types of customizations you want to do to your blog. Read More
The Guide to Web HostingThe Guide to Web Hosting
In today's Internet enriched business world, the choice of a Web Hosting Provider can make or break a company. Whether you are choosing a Web Host for an e-commerce site, for sharing corporate data with your investors, or are just making a personal web page, the decision is critical. Although the price and value of your web hosting package are high considerations, never overlook the intangibles like good service or quality web connections. Use the following strategies to help guide you in your decision. Read More
The VaultOur Archival Vault
As an industry of technology, Web Hosting is primarily focused on the now and to a certain degree the future. However, some days looking back at how we got here is its own unique journey. Currently, the Web Host Magazine Vault goes back to 2004 and is filled with news and information that helps to paint the picture of the roots of this industry. Read More
Advanced HackingHow Your Network Will Fall
Every time I attend a "Security Guru's" meeting, I'm amazed by how much time and effort is spent on discussing complex hacking and computer compromise of computer networks and systems. One person is going on about the latest "heap corruption" vulnerability and another is discussing man-in-the-middle techniques for compromising remote access systems. Most of these vulnerabilities are very difficult to successfully exploit. Read More
The Power of CMSKeep Your Content Current
Websites provide information. Whether you sell products or services, or your site is educational or commercial in nature, content is king. Few websites are truly static and even fewer should be. Good design and regularly updated content are the key to keeping your website relevant, fresh, and valuable to users - not to mention the search engines. Paying a web designer whenever you need to upload new photos or text gets expensive. Read More
10 Essential Linux Server Tools10 Essential Linux Tools
Running a Linux dedicated server can be a bit daunting at first. Even with a web-based control panel, you will still need to access the server from the command line (at least on occasion), and maintenance, security, and monitoring can take up a considerable amount of your time. The good news about Linux is that it comes with awesome command-line tools to help make life easier for system administrators. In no particular order, here are ten essential tools that you should definitely make use of in your routine server maintenance. Read More
Images as Searchable Content?Searchable Images?
I have been studying, applying, and giving advice on Internet marketing for quite some time now (years, even). I'm amazed at how much there is to know and how often this technology changes! Lately, I've been wondering about images and their role in search engine marketing. The images you have on your website have long been known to be useful for keyword positioning on many search engines: many engines will include file names and ALT tags in their rankings. Read More
Expert Site Migration TipsExpert Site Migration Tips
3:00 am, a loud beep heralding a new text message ripped Thomas from his sleep. The message was an alert from his uptime tracking system. The site was down, again. Three time his site had been down over the course of a week. He had thought that it was a small hiccup, but now he was beginning to think it was time to move the site. Problem was, he didn't even know where to begin. Did he need a new host completely? Read More
When to Change Web HostsWhen to Change Web Hosts
Is it Time to Switch to Another Provider?
Switching to another web host provider can only be decided by you. It all depends on the current performance of your web hosting provider and the present status of your business relationship with them. Transition happens every time, especially in business. As things evolve along with your changing business needs and goals, it is important for you to be well-informed so you can consider all factors and consequences and determine your next course of action. Read More
Blogging Mistakes to AvoidBlogging Mistakes to Avoid
Do you think people still want to read your blogs even if you have made errors? No! if they continuously find errors in your blogs then gradually they would stop visiting the page where they can read your blogs and it may be useless to write blogs after then. Thus my core concern is to discuss what are the possible errors that you can make while blogging and how they can be avoided. If you are interested in blogging then you have to be sure that you don't create some silly errors which may lead you to fall from the competition. Read More
Rules for Small Businesses to Live ByRules for SMBs
If the headlines are to be believed, economic activity is finally on the uptick. After three tough years, some companies may be breathing a sigh of relief -- and may be tempted to return to the profligate ways of the late 1990s. That's a temptation worth resisting. Even in good times, companies should continue to adhere to the same strict business fundamentals that got them through the bad times. Successful companies have more than good fortune in common; they stick to essential business principles. The rules we've followed during tough times won't change one iota as things improve. Read More
Mistakes that Could Sabotage Your CareerCareer Sabotaging Mistakes
You return to your office from an afternoon meeting and decide to check e-mail. You wonder where your day went after spending hours downloading messages, reading some, deleting others, crafting replies and filing those that you want to work on later. Your e-mail box was full when you arrived at work this morning and tomorrow promises to be no different. Your e-mail is as much a part of your professional image as the clothes you wear, the postal letters you write (assuming you still do), the greeting on your voice mail and the handshake you offer. If you want to impress on every front and build positive business relationships, pay attention to your e-mail and steer clear of these top twelve e-mail mistakes Read More
Start an Internet Business in 5 Easy Steps!5 Steps to Hosting Excellence
Want to start an Internet business? Great! Let's get started quickly by looking at five simple and necessary steps to getting your Internet business off the ground. From the ground up, creating an online presence includes finding and purchasing a domain name, choosing your web host, building your site, setting up your email, and promoting your site. Read More
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