Category Archives: Web Servers / Hosting

Web Hosting for Businesses

Are you thinking of becoming a business owner? Whether you become the proud owner of a physical store or an online business, there are a number of factors which you need to take into full consideration before you commit yourself beyond the point of no return. Not only do you need to be fully confident in the products you will be selling, but you will need to be completely assured of your own ability to sell them.

Business web hosting

Ultimately, it comes down to advertising. The products you sell may be of your own invention and manufacture. Or you may be engaged in the retail business. No matter what the nature and range of your products may be, advertising them is crucial. It simply doesn’t matter how great your products are if no one knows that you have them for sale, or when and where they can find them.

This is where the age of the Internet comes to full fruition. Everyone knows that the Internet has revolutionized society to the point where the days before it seem like the Stone Age in comparison. Not only has the Internet brought us quick communication with people and places on the other side of the world, but it has made advertising stronger and more lucrative than it has ever been at any other time in history.

Website hosting from Network Solutions can bring the power of the Internet to your business. Contact them today to learn what dividends your own website is sure to bring.

Reliable Server, Less Downtime, More Earnings

When I started my WordPress blogs in 2010, they were all hosted for free on a server of a fellow blogger. My blogs were all working smoothly ’til last April. The issues were too much to handle, mostly because we didn’t really have any contracts or agreements on SLA management and how technical support will be provided, unlike when you are on a paid hosting.  This is why I decided to move all my WordPress blogs to a new paid hosting.

It’s hard not knowing right away what exactly is the problem with my old server.  The only technical support I get is directly from the generous blogger who gave me the free hosting. Don’t get me wrong, he was VERY helpful and accommodating, and I’m so grateful for that. But, it already came to a point when I was too ashamed to always badger him for questions or my concerns about my blogs. I know he’s too busy with his countless blogs and sites that are earning way more than I do. So, even though I enjoyed the luxury of not worrying about annual fees, I just had to move to a paid hosting.

Though I am working full-time as a Social Media Manager / Marketer, my blogs have been a very good source of income too. The advertisements and the sponsorships that I get are helping me with finances at home (I pay all the bills and also shell out money for groceries, etc). Even if my earnings from blogging isn’t as remarkable as most popular bloggers I know, downtime or issues with my hosting still affect my earnings and I just had to know what’s wrong on my end. And since paid hosting means you get technical support from the hosting company, problems with my sites are resolved faster without that guilt feeling after.

Since most of my blogs already have a following, it does affect viewers’, especially the new ones, first impressions of me and my site. And you know what they say about first impressions.

This year, I’m planning on opening a new blog / website which I think would require me to move to a dedicated hosting or sign up for a company who offers effective cloud performance management. For now, I’m focusing on making the most out of my current blogs and monitor to see if I can handle the pressure of another blog / website that might get more traffic than the ones I currently manage.

Should I Make the Move?

You might have noticed a couple of days ago that this blog, and my other WordPress blogs, was down. First time, when you visit the blog, you’d probably seen the "Account is suspended" error. Second was a database error and then the last, before everything went back up, was an internal server error.

If you don’t know this yet, my WordPress blogs are hosted in a server owned by a very generous and kind person. He is hosting other bloggers’ sites on this server, including his very own blogs as well. Though I can manage fixing errors or problems myself, he’s been very helpful whenever I have questions or concerns. The thing is, though I have my own cPanel access, there are issues I can’t resolve on my own because it’s all in his control. And I can’t thank him enough for his patience.

Before I found out there were problems on our server, I was actually busy writing a blog post on our food blog about this brand that carries one of the high quality foam mattress I’ve ever used. I was all up into writing it that I didn’t even check our blog first, which is usually a daily habit of mine. I only found out the sites were down when one of my giveaway participants posted on my Facebook page for Pinay Reviewer telling me the blog is giving her the "Account is suspended" error. 😮

Anyway, what this post is about is my thoughts about moving to a server of my own. The only reason behind this is I feel a li’l shy about asking my generous host for help whenever there’s an issue. He’s very nice and I know he’s more than willing to help, but he’s uber busy as well.

The only thing that’s holding me back now is the convenience and, of course, I don’t pay for hosting. I know a ton of people will say go for free hosting. The server’s been reliable and I never had any issue actually. Like maybe once a year or once every 6 months, which is almost perfection.

What do you think? Should I make the move or what?