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Do I Need a Dedicated Server?

A dedicated server is an Internet-connected computer devoted entirely to one customer. As your Web site grows, you may begin to wonder whether you need a dedicated server. There isn’t a single indicator that your Web site and/or you are ready for a dedicated server. Often several factors drive the decision to move to a dedicated server.

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What to Look for in a Web Host

Many small business owners put a lot of effort into their Web site, but almost no thought into their Web hosting. However, your Web site host is just as important as the site itself. Different hosts offer different benefits, or lack thereof, and an unreliable host can torpedo your online marketing efforts.

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Virtual Private Servers Explained

A virtual private server (VPS) is a cost-effective way for a small business to gain more flexibility and efficiency than is offered with shared hosting without the expense associated with running a dedicated server. Most small businesses also don’t need all the power of a dedicated server, so VPS provides a good in-between option when you outgrow your shared hosting.

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Estimating Your Bandwidth Needs

If you’re shopping for a Web host, one of the many things you need to consider is the amount of bandwidth your site will need. But, what exactly is bandwidth, and how many gigabytes do you really need?

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How Much Disk Space Do I Need for My Website?

Disk space (not to be confused with bandwidth) refers to the amount of hard disk space on a server that a Web hosting company gives you to save your Web site on. Your site is really just a collection of files including HTML files, images, videos, audio, Flash files, databases and so on. Your disk space must also fit your email accounts, raw access logs and any installed programs or scripts.

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Can Cloud Computing Help Small Businesses?

Small business owners should always be on the lookout for anything that can reduce their operating costs and/or makes them more competitive. That’s why the “supersmalls,” companies with no more than five employees, including the owner, should take a close look at Cloud Computing.

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Is Online Backup the Way to Go?

Small businesses today need off-site backup and a disaster recovery plan as much as big businesses do, though obviously on a different scale. After all, how would you survive without your contacts book, your email addresses, your invoices and payables and the PDFs of your brochures?

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Cloud Computing and Shared Hosting

If you've heard about cloud computing, but are still unsure if it's the right choice for your small business - learn more about cloud computing here to help you make the right decision.

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Ten Web Site Tweaks that Could Increase Your Sales

10 Great tips to help maximize your website efforts in increasing sales!

I Only Have Time for One Social Network—Which One Should It Be?

Expert advice to help you decide which social networking tool is the right fit for you and your business.

Testimonials Can Increase Sales on Your Web Site

If you own a business and do not have customer referrals or testimonials, then first and foremost, start asking for them! Most customers are willing to provide a testimonial, but with everyone’s busy schedules these days, they simply don’t think to do it unless you ask.

Hiring an SEO COnsultant - Worth the Price?

When you need to keep your car in shape, you take it to an auto mechanic for a tune-up. When you need a tooth pulled, you pay a dentist because that’s not exactly the kind of service you’d want to handle yourself. So when your small business Web site needs SEO help, you hire an SEO consultant and consider it worth the cost.

POP3/SMTP Email Accounts

If you’re looking for a simple, inexpensive email solution that includes your domain name in your email address, POP3/SMTP accounts are for you. They’re inexpensive as a stand-alone plan, and included free in most Web hosting plans. Basically these accounts connect you to a POP3 and SMTP server for receiving and sending email messages.

Document the User Experience

Your Web site’s success ultimately depends on attracting and holding the interest of your visitors. To create a good experience that keeps them coming back, take the time to explore your project from your visitors’ perspective.

Web Usability Check: Radio Buttons vs. Checkboxes

If you’re running an ecommerce Web site or collecting information about your visitors on any Web site, creating a simple, quick experience for visitors seriously helps your conversions. One easy way to streamline your Web site is to make sure you use radio buttons and checkboxes correctly.

Find New Customers Online--Go International!

Looking for ways to increase your sales while the economy plods along the path to recovery? Why not expand your target market by opening your business to the world?

5 Online Marketing Tips to Increase Sales

It's been a tough year for sales, and we're moving into the home stretch. Here are five tips to help you boost sales and reach your revenue goals as the 2009 shopping season gets underway.

Do I Need a Database Web Site?

A database is a great way to organize Web sites with a lot of regularly updated content. Databases power dynamic Web sites, meaning pages are created each time someone requests them. The pages are made by pulling information from the database into a Web page template upon request.

How to Create a WordPress Blog

WordPress is one of the most commonly used blogging tools on the Web today. It’s a powerful , open source publishing platform with an administrative interface that doesn’t require a lot of experience to use—making it one of the more attractive blogging opt

How To Find a Web Hosting Plan

Choosing the right Web hosting plan can be a daunting task with an enormous number of products and features available. Deciphering specifications and making sense of the jargon is only the first step. Finding a company you trust is equally important.

Linking Strategies

Your Web site linking strategy has two goals: 1. To drive traffic to your Web site and 2. To increase your rank with the major search engines. If you secure links on Web sites that are popular with your target audience, you could gain a new stream of t

Name Your Web Site

Visitors will type your domain name into a browser or lick on it a search engine results page before you have a chance to wow them with your Web site. It's your first impression, so make it good. Your domain name should fit the style and tone of your Web site and clue visitors in to what they're about to see.

Seven Ways to Monetize Your Website

You’ve built a Web site, and you’re getting a decent amount of traffic. Now it’s time to make some money! We’ve compiled seven ideas on how you can turn a profit from your Web site, or at least make it pay for itself.

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Service Contracts

When purchasing office equipment, you'll often have the option of purchasing a service contract on the new equipment. In fact, sellers will often go out of their way to try to get you to purchase a service contract. The main reason for this is that the profit margin on the service contract is often greater than the profit margin on the piece of equipment you're purchasing.