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4 Ways to Minimize Download Bandwidth

If your website is dishing out a lot of files, you may find your bandwidth diminishing significantly. Particularly large file can add up pretty quickly when hundreds or even thousands of people download them. Here are some ways to reduce your network load. 1. File compression – This seems basic …

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Business web hosting

If you own a business and don’t have a website, it’s time to get with the plan. You may already have someone to design your site and a domain, but what about business web hosting? For most small business websites, shared hosting is more than adequate. If you have a …

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Preparing Images for the Web

images for the web

Nothing is worse for an Internet user than to get to a website and have to wait a long for it to load, especially if that long load time is the result of one seemingly tiny image at the bottom of the page. Here are a few tips you can …

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Don’t count on your computer for website backups

It’s not uncommon that I hear someone say, “Sure, I have backups. Everything is saved on my computer.” Backing up your website files is important. While having copies on your computer is a smart idea, it’s not enough. Computers fail too frequently to use them for your only backup. Of …

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Types of Hosting Explained

If you are in the market for hosting, you’ve probably seen a number of terms thrown around. Words like ‘shared hosting,’ ‘VPS’ and ‘reseller plan’ make perfect sense to people in the industry, but hosting gurus often take for granted that newcomers understand these definitions. Here’s a brief guide to …

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Control panel demos

If you’re undecided between a group of hosts, one important feature that many customers overlook is the control panel. You will spend quite a bit of time configuring your website and setting things up in the administration panel, so you should make sure you are comfortable with the layout. One …

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Amazon Cloud uses Fedex to ship data

The Amazon Cloud storage service has found a new way to solve the problem of slow upload times that could take weeks for some users uploading terabytes of data. It has taken a more traditional approach to solving the problem, allowing users to physically send their data on storage devices …

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