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When you desire to make a name for yourself, you create a business plan, and design a logo that will help your company be easily identified on sight, but people who need the type of products that you offer. When choosing internet hosting services, you must know what services you need today, and what your company growth plan will require in many years to come.

Consider these things when choosing Internet

In setting up a name on the worldwide web called the Internet, you will have to pick a domain name for your organization, that will be utilized in the internet address system. This internet addressing systems is as unique an address as the one assigned by the United States Post Office. All of your personal email and business email is delivered to this address.

This might be one of the many services offered when choosing internet hosting services. The domain name is often supplied, at no cost, in many of the internet hosting services. For a regular charge, these services provide you with an allotment of bandwidth space that will give customers speed when they are accessing your web based internet store.

Whenever deciding on Internet hosting services, make sure that the company provides a backup power supply for their modems, web servers, email servers and other associated servers that might hold any file type. These can be important download databases that your company has stored on their web server hard drive space. Always keep in mind that should the Internet hosting services business fold, then all of the data that you have maintained on any of their servers will be lost.

Some other areas to consider when you are choosing Internet hosting services is that the Internet host should offer Java, real audio, real video, mail list management, and that they have a search engine that your customers and you can use to search their site, and your business website for files that they need.

Many Internet hosting services offer guides on creating web page designs, and will help you when you need to be guided through the maze of creating a presentable storefront for people to shop in. When choosing Internet hosting services, they should offer you file page extensions, that are compatible with Microsoft software called Microsoft Front Page. The web pages you create using your personal computer will not work without these extensions being in place.

When choosing Internet hosting services, keep in mind that the cheapest cost does not necessarily mean that it is the best choice. You get what you pay for in this world and if you want to keep costs low, do not let your tight budget interfere with the image that you are placing on the Internet for people to see. A poorly constructed and operated web store can hinder purchases rather than increase them.

It is actually a good idea to keep with the Internet hosting site that you begin out with. There are many things that can happen when you migrate from one web address to another. Customers can become lost and trust you less, and the files that you have placed with your old company might not transfer properly to another web server environment due to security formats and schemas.
All web hosting is not created equal. All websites are not created equal. There are a lot of companies that will offer you a free website or a website that you can create in ten minutes, with out knowing any code or having any website knowledge. They are not telling you a lie, but they are not giving you the full story either. Visions Hosting is a true, full services hosting and website build company. This article will demonstrate why you want to avoid the 'no knowledge needed' website building companies.

Wix offers free website hosting and building tools but these 'free' websites are ad driven, have a certain amount of 'free' templates that you can use and are limited in the amount of space, bandwidth and options you have to create a website that functions, looks good and gets noticed by search engines. Wix free website do not allow for you to use a unique domain name. Your website will be assigned to a of Wix.com. Example, your address would look like this your-username.wix.com/your-sitename. Your website will be a sub-entity of Wix. Not your own unique domain.

Let's begin with pricing:

Visions Hosting Pricing

Visions Hosting Prices

Wix Premium (not free) Prices

Wix Premium (not free) Prices


With Visions Hosting, you clearly get more for your money!

Visions Hosting plans begin at $3 per month. Wix's premium plans (not free) start at $4.08 per month (cheapest premium plan still includes Wix ads). All Wix premium plans will include you the following:
Visions Hosting Business plan is $4 per month. With Visions Hosting Business plan you can host up to 5 domains (5 different websites) All Wix plans only allow for serving one domain per account. Wix's 'Unlimited' plan is $12.42 per month. The 'Unlimited' plan will include all the offerings for the basic plan (cheapest) as well as the following:
Visions Hosting Corporate plan is $8.92 per month. Wix's 'eCommerce' plan is $16.17 per month. The 'eCommerce' plan will include all the offerings for the 'unlimited' plan as well as the following: Overview:
Visions Hosting clearly provides more value for your money in addition to lower overall prices.

The idea behind Wix is that you get to choose a website template from their website templates and you can add functionality by purchasing or upgrading with their apps or add-ons. They have some templates and add-ons that are for free accounts only and others that are for premium accounts. Is the use of a template or add-on worth paying more money for less control and a less robust web serving platform? No ... and Visions Hosting offers a library of scripts and add-ons, that dwarfs Wix's, for free to all plan levels. If the website builder is your main attraction to Wix, Visions Hosting also has a template based web building suite that can get you up and running. Site Studio is a free web-based site creation tool, offering a variety of personal and business templates. It offers a quick browser-based site setup wizard, where you can upload text, images, buttons, sidebars and other site elements in just a click. No programming knowledge or special skills are required to use the tool! With Visions Hosting you can also install a several content management systems, including WordPress and Joomla, that have countless free and premium templates that you can use or acquire. All the scripts and add-ons are one-click installs that don't require advanced knowledge. This makes the style, look and function of your website limitless with Visions Hosting.

Wix does not offer email address! Visions Hosting offers numerous email addresses with all of our hosting plans. This allows you to manage your email mailboxes and your website from one control panel. With Wix you have to manage your email accounts with a separate company. Visions email accounts can be configured to work with mail clients such as Outlook, can be forwarded to an existing email address or can be checked via webmail.

Finally, Visions Hosting allows room for your website and your skill to grow. We offer full control over your hosting account if you need it. There are advanced function that can be performed for your website on Visions Hosting that Wix just won't allow. For example, with Visions Hosting, you can manage your outgoing connections, block IP address, set up crons jobs and so much more. These are more advanced functions but are included in each and every one of Visions Hosting plans.

Don't get carried away with slick internet ads, television commercials and all the hype. Look at the details! Visions Hosting has a more stable network, anchored by several data centers world-wide. Visions Hosting provides more a complete solution for your website and email needs. Visions Hosting provides a template based web building suite as well as one-click-install content management systems (ex. WordPress). Visions Hosting has world-class customer and technical support. Visions Hosting guarantees 99.9% uptime of your website and we offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

If your serious about your website and need a platform that will allow you the functionality, control and room to expand, you want Visions Hosting. Don't believe the hype.... look at the details!
Also called a child domain, a domain that is part of a larger domain name in DNS hierarchy. DNS hierarchy consists of the root-level domain at the top, underneath which are the top-level domains, followed by second-level domains and finally sub-domains.
A company that registers domain names for Internet users.
bandwidth is the amount of traffic that is allowed to occur between your web site and the rest of the internet. The amount of bandwidth a hosting company can provide is determined by their network connections, both internal to their data center and external to the public internet.

WYSIWYG stands for 'What You See Is What You Get'. WYSIWYG software is web designing software that allows you to create a web page or website using a visual editor. This software will allow you to design your webpages, much like you would design a flyer or brochure using MS Publisher or a similar program. You can add text boxes, shapes, colors, images and many other things and the software will generate the coding. For beginners, the software can be a big help in learning HTML coding as whatever you do in the visual design area will generate the corresponding code. It is helpful as well because it makes it very easy to focus on the design elements of your website. There are some uses for WYSIWYG software, but there are some definite drawbacks to using such software as well. Most WYSIWYG software generate HTML code that is hard to read. This can become an issue if anyone has to correct some coding to fix something on the website. In addition, the generated code usually doesn’t comply with Web coding standards set forth the W3C. You want your code to be up to standards so that you can be confident that your website appears and functions the same in most, if not all browsers. Having a website that is not coded to standard may even have an effect on how search engines rate your website. Many WYSIWYG software generate coding that is specific to the software generating. This may cause difficulty editing or making changes to the website. If you plan to have someone else maintain the website, they will need to have the same software you used or be forced to try and decipher the code that the software generates.Using WYSIWYG software also makes it more difficult to control the elements on the page as precisely as you can with straight HTML coding. You will likely still be able to edit your alt tags, you will probably have to go through several steps to get to them. As you get into more complex functions that require precise coding, WYSIWYG coding, again falls short. Also, if you want to code your website in something like PHP, then most WYSIWYG software will not even generate any code other than HTML. This can stifle some of your websites functionality. WYSIWYG has it's place and you can certainly create a website that looks good with the software, but you will be sacrificing some things on the back end. The software just does not do a good enough job with generating standardized code. It is a great tool for beginners to use when focusing on design along, but to become skilled you still must learn to code, to some degree. You will have to use your mouse a lot, which could cause what is known as a Repetitive Stress Injury and cause pain in your wrists or shoulders
Coppermine is a full-featured and integrated web picture gallery script written in PHP with a MySQL backend. Coppermine is free software which you can download and install on your webspace. It is packed with features. Visions hosting offers this script within it's hosting plans and it can be easily installed with the application installer within the hosting account control panel. This script has endless uses for anyone that needs a photo gallery.

Some of the cool features found in Coppermine are listed here:


Here is some other helpful Coppermine Information.

- Coppermine allows upload of JPEG (.jpg) and GIF (.gif) images. It is recommended that image size should be no more than 600 x 600 pixels at 72dpi.
- When naming your image files, lower case letters, numbers and underscores are recommended for the file name. Characters such as commas, apostrophes and hyphens are not recommended and NEVER use spaces in your file names.
- A great new HTML5 uploader plugin has been created. With drag and drop capability and concurrent uploads this is an awesome addition to Coppermine 1.5.x. Right now it supports mostbrowsers with the exception being IE versions 9 and older but if you have IE10, Firefox, Safari, Chrome or one of many others this is a superb way to upload all your files.
-View some user contributed Coppermine templates here.
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The Showcase Theme is perfect for displaying your artwork and videos in a beautifully simple layout. The theme is designed in a manner that highlights your work and frames it in a highly functional website. The clean design allows viewers to focus entirely on the work presented without any distractions. The theme is an ideal solution for artists, designers, photographers, animators or any one that has art that they want to display. The Showcase theme has slideshow navigation and post information for the featured content slideshow. The navigation and post information remains hidden until rolled over to avoid any distractions from viewing the presented artwork.{Purchase or more information}
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Domain Name System or DNS is a system for naming computers and network services that are organized into a hierarchy of domains. DNS naming is used in TCP/IP networks, such as the Internet, to locate computers and services through user-friendly names. When a user enters a DNS name in an application, DNS services can resolve the name (connect the name) to other information associated with the name, such as an IP address. Here is a quick video explaination:


SSL (secure socket layer) refers to a standard protocol that creates a secure conduit for transmitting information between a web browser and a web server. This makes it extremely difficult for transmissions to be intercepted. SSL assures the reliability and confidentiality of information by showing a padlock in the website. With an SSL certificate, you can increase visitor’s confidence and protect the organization and its brand. SSL Explained:


EV (Extended Validation) Certificate:

Extended Validation Certificates are a special type of X.509 certificate which require more extensive investigation of the requesting entity by the certificate authority before they are issued. Extended Validation SSL Certificates give high security Web browsers information to clearly identify a Web site’s organizational identity. For example, if you use Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 to go to a Web site secured with an SSL Certificate that meets the Extended Validation Standard, IE7 will cause the URL address bar to turn green. A display next to the green bar will toggle between the organization name listed in the certificate and the Certificate Authority (Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte). Firefox and Opera also support green bar identity with later browser versions. Older browsers generally display Extended Validation SSL Certificates with the same security symbols as existing SSL Certificates. Extended Validation Certificates, basically, operate the same as SSL, but those organizations that request them are subject to greater scrutiny before they are received. This can give visitor additional evidence that the organization that they are dealing with is legitimate and that they are interacting with a website that is, in fact, the property of the organization
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Hosting Reliability: Uptime

When searching for a hosting service provider, consider company's service level guarantees. This will provide you with information like the uptime policy. A quality hosting company should assure at least 99.5% of uptime. Any less than this percentage is sub par. You are putting your online business at risk of experiencing loss of profit. There are some questions that you can ask web hosting companies through online help, like how they plan to manage network failure? What are the repercussions if those guarantees aren't met? This will help you understand and determine the web hosting company's level of reliability.

Customer/Technical Support

One of the most important features you should look for in a web hosting company is the different types of customer care and technical support options they offer. A quality hosting company provides customer support by phone, email, online chat and a ticketing system. A quality web hosting provider will also have and extensive web knowledge-base, video tutorials and F.A.Q. resources. Look for reasonable turnaround times for the customer support staff to respond to your inquires. The technical support staff should be available 24/7.

Data Backup

For restoration of your website and important data, you should ask for the frequency at which data backup is done by the web hosting service provider. This does not mean that you don't do your own periodic back ups. In the event that your website data is lost, there should always be a copy available with the hosting company. This way, your business online will not get affected.

Data Center Locations

Finding out the physical location of the hosting servers is important. No one likes a slow functioning website. Most data centers are located in US. An added bonus is when you find a hosting company with data centers in the United States and abroad. If you and your hosting company's support staff are in the same time zone, that's a plus, but not a necessity. Also, servers located near your country will help visitors access your website faster, making the browsing experience more pleasant. Having a hosting company that also has data centers internationally, can help if you have international visitors.

Scalability

At first, you might choose to buy a basic web hosting plan for your new business. But, your hosting service provider should be able to help you upgrade to better plans as and when your growing online business demands. Upgrades include additional disk space, increasing email account and much more to help your business grow. You want a hosting company that can help you transition from shared hosting, to virtual private hosting, to dedicated hosting and possibly even managed hosting options.

Server Features

The OS of your server controls the different kinds of scripts you possibly can incorporate. You can choose from the two important OS - Windows or Linux, depending on your website's requirements. Stability can be assured from Linux servers; however, if you are planning your website in ASP scripts, you should choose a Windows web hosting company.

Control Panel and Management Tools

Pick a hosting provider that will allow you to manage your website and email accounts without help. The control panel should be user-friendly. You can even request for a demo to check out the features of the web hosting company's control panel. Look for easy file editing options and tools. Is the control panel easy to navigate? Does the control panel have a web applications installation tool. If you easily understand ways to use the control panel, it will be much easier for you to manage your website.

Be a wise consumer. Do your research and don't be afraid to ask questions.
The Internet is content driven. The need for information is the main driving force behind the Internet. Sure, people buy and sell goods and services on the Internet but at the root of it all, information is the foundation that the Internet is built upon. As you are planning your website, let your ideas be framed by the fact that you need to provide your target audience with some information. When planning websites, owners will pay close attention to the domain name they choose, colors schemes, and the aesthetics of the website while making the content an after thought. In fact, content is the most important thing. How many websites have you come across that don't look very good, but rank highly with search engines and get a lot of steady traffic? These kind of websites are successful because they offer some information that their visitors find useful. Useful information will generate a lot of traffic and return visitors.

I suggest that people start preparing the content for their website as soon as they decide that they want to create a website. If you are creating a website, think of the type of information you want to share with your audience. Of course, you will need to tell the your visitors about the purpose of the website, what products, services or information you provide and how you can contacted. Those are the basics. This information is static and won't really change from month to month. To take it to the next level, you need to figure out how you can present some information in a manner that people will find useful. You also want to think of how you can keep the information fresh so that people and search engines (search engine bots) will return to your website for more information. The purpose and type of website you want to create will provide a guide for the kind of 'fresh-content' you can offer your visitor. There should be at least one area of your website that gets regular 'fresh-content' updates. You want your website to get some kind of 'fresh-content', at least, monthly.

For businesses or organizations, 'fresh-content' can come in the form of product updates, industry news, events, how-to information, forums, blogs and many other forms. The main thing is you need some 'fresh-content' on your website. Many companies incorporate a blog into their website, allowing them a platform to add 'fresh-content'. A blog allows a space for product information, industry news, events, how-to, media elements and so many other things. Photographers could certainly use new pictures as their 'fresh-content'. Properly tagging their images and add a caption will provided enough information to visitors and search engines. Naturally, a musician could add new music or write about his song making process. A journal of sorts. Gossip websites can use daily celebrity news stories, put their own, unique spin on it, and add 'fresh-content', daily. The key is to have new, fresh content.

Be creative but on topic with your 'fresh-content'. If your a modeling agency, you don't want your blog to be publishing posts about sports all the time. Use the information you share to help people better understand the overall purpose and theme of your website. Provide information updated information that your visitors will be interested in. If your brand is light-hearted and funny, use humor in your updates; If the purpose of your website is to promote woman's issues, tailor your 'fresh-content' to woman. Stay on topic. Use your updates to establish your expertise or establish your website as a reliable source of information.

Having a regularly updated website shows that the 'information providers' are engaged and active. Make updates as often as possible, but don't compromise the quality of your updates for the quantity. Avoid presenting redundant information. People will not continue to visit or website is you give them the same information, reworded. Make your 'fresh-content' unique. If you use news to get update material, be sure to add your 'take' on the news story or reword the way the story is presented. The more unique you are, the more likely people will become repeat visitors. In addition, search engines can detect duplicate content and that can contribute to a lower search engine rank for the website.

Filling your beautifully designed website with relevant information, maybe one of the most difficult aspect of having a website. Even getting the basic information from many website clients is difficult and tends to be a leading cause of delays at the start of a website build. It is even more difficult than it seems, to be able to write it out. Good content equals a great website.