6 Of The Best Tips on Choosing a Hosting Service

Choosing a web host is among the most important decisions that all website owners have to make and it is essential to pick a host carefully, as a wrongly chosen one can spoil the hard work that you have done over the design phase. Availability of large number of hosting services makes it quite difficult for a website owner to choose the best one.  Several questions have to be answered before one finds the best option. Thus, choosing the best option for the best web host service is a Mandatory thing to be focused on.

  • Ensure your Requirements

Before choosing a host, the first and the most important thing to be considered is the exact requirements. Is it going to be a personal website, a business oriented one or based on special services? If it is just for fun, then there are several free hosting services that one can avail, while professional service providers are required if it is a commercial website.

  • Use of cPanel

Most website owners are not aware of the technicalities such as dealing with file transfer protocol (FTP) and in such case, it becomes difficult to gain access to the files and data stored in a website.  Using cPanel, ispCP or other such systems, one can use website data even without knowing about FTP. One must make sure whether they use such system in their host services or not.

  • Email with Domain

Most web hosting services offer an email associated with the same domain name. Choose a host that offers an email using your domain, which can be used to communicate with your clients and other business organizations.

  • Web Space

This certainly is among the most crucial points that one should look after.  A newly designed website needs smaller space, since resources are limited and generally traffic is very light.  As a website grows and spends some time over the internet, not only it will require more resources and features, but traffic will also be increased. A good hosting service always can provide greater web space.  Make sure you do not over buy the space either.

  • Faster Host Speed

A good website takes no time to open and one can easily check it by going to DOS prompt and typing “ping hostdomainname.com”. All that you need is to look for average ping, which must be around 80-100.  If it goes above 100, your host is not good enough.

  • Online Reviews

Online reviews are quite handy for all finding it confusing to choose a host. Take assistance from independent review sites to get genuine reviews and opinions. It surely will help you and will let you know about real pros and cons of a service provider.

A hosting service makes one’s website appear over the internet and allows people to visit the website. One must take care of the above-mentioned points while choosing a host service.  A website with a good host can certainly change the fortune of a new business by dealing with more visitors.
Steffany Kellam is graduated student from economic university. She has long experience in big web hosting (as the Swedish say webbhotell) company. She  writes Internet related articles.

Is content really king or do you need to write for the spiders?

There has long been a debate in the search engine world as to whether or not you need to focus on the kind of killer content that will benefit humans the most and push them to your site or to use all of the tips and tricks that we have to make sure that the search spiders push us up the rankings in way that would only make human readers head’s itch. And while the perfect answer probably lies somewhere in the middle of these two extremes, the debate still rages on.

So which one is best – is content really king of the hill when it comes to driving traffic, or can you get away with a bunch of keyword stuffed electronic friendly articles to push people to your sites?

Content is king – most of the time

While it may have been possible to get some pretty slick rankings in the past with spider optimized articles and websites, the fact of the matter is that things are changing – and rapidly at that. Each and every day sees more and more subtle changes to the underlying structure of SEO, and the major search engines are constantly shifting their algorithms to weight different factors across the board. This has made it next to impossible to gauge with any real accuracy what the future of SEO holds, and it’s become more and more important to make sure that we are writing for our readers more than the spiders.

That’s not to say that the SEO world is dead and we need to shift our focus entirely – far from it. But we need to be more judicious with the way that we write, and understand that companies like Google are looking for the most relevant content to serve their users – and the eventually the spiders will only be focusing on killer content just the moment that the technology makes that possible.

You cannot ignore the new wave of search engine practices or the boom in other traffic methods

The second major reason that you need to focus on content over the spiders is the fact that he social web has changed the very fabric of web traffic. No longer can we count on all of our traffic to come from the search engines. While they still play a prominent role in how new visitors find our material, the social web has caused millions of other little pathways to our content to open up – and if a reader stumbles upon some jumbled mess of an article or other SEO work we’ve created for the spiders we’re going to start losing the pole position we’ve worked so hard to create.

So while there needs to be a balance between writing for our user base and writing for the machines, the landscape of SEO is dictating that we need to be leaning more towards amazing content and less on trying to game the search spiders.

Joel Mayer writes about SEO and other online marketing techniques for the AustralianWebMarketers blog

IPhone 5 – the key features explained

The iPhone 5 is the latest smartphone from Apple. It went for sale on September 21 this year and it is also the first of the iPhone series to have a built-in free turn-by-turn navigation system thanks to the Apple maps application. This is only one of the many new important features of this next generation of iPhone.

The new key features:

1. The larger screen: four inches instead of three and a half

All the previous iPhones have stuck to their original screen size which was 3.5 inches, but this has made a lot of people complain because iPhone 5’s rivals all have significantly larger screens. Some even have screens as big as 4.8 inches! Therefore, iPhone 5 now has a 0.5 inches bigger screen, but you can still comfortably hold it with one hand only and operate with it. The advantage of the bigger screen is that you can see some more information on your screen at any given time. All of the applications by Apple have now been changed in order to fit the bigger phone screens and you can have five rows of icons on your home screen instead of four. This can be quite handy in case you run out of space easily. The apps that have not yet been updated to fit the new bigger screens will have black bars showing above as well as below and this will remain so until they are updated.

2. Supports a faster 4G network

It has been widely advertised even before the release of iPhone 5 that it will support the newest and fastest standard for mobile Internet – 4G. However, a lot of mobile carriers have not updated to 4G just yet and some users will need to stick to 3G for quite some time. The advantage of 4G Internet is that it is supposed to be as much as four times faster than 3G Internet. In strong signal areas you are supposed to get speeds up to 20 Mbps at any time. This is surely fast enough to stream any HD video and is even as fast as some of the home broadband connections.

3. The new and smaller dock connector

Another thing that has been changed about iPhone 5 is the dock connector. The new one is about 80% smaller than the old ones. It is also reversible, which means that you can put it in with either side up and it does not matter. This, however, means that you cannot use your old accessories with your new iPhone.

4. This problem can be solved with the help of the new adapter made by Apple to solve such problems. All you need to do is put the old connector at one end of the adapter and the new one at the other end to make everything work.

5. Super comfortable headphones

Each new iPhone 5 has a set of EarPods that have been developed by Apple over a period of three years. The advantages are that these are supposed to fit more comfortably and the sound is supposed to be a lot better. This means no more annoying sound pollution that was common for the previous Apple headphones.