|•When is it time to change your web hosting provider?|
Building a web site is the easy part, getting it hosted right is difficult. There are many options like Host way, iPowerWeb, Homestead, which are paid hosts and many free ones like GeoCities.
The cost of a paid service would be between US$ 5 and US$10 a month. The most immediate advantage is that you pass on the burden of storage, security, and bandwidth to another’s shoulders.
A good host whether paid or free should have in place:
• Usable web design tools. And an updated server...
•Tips For Comfortable Traveling During Pregnancy
Women today take pregnancy in their stride and continue to work and enjoy everyday activities. Pregnancy does not mean termination of all work and play. If you plan carefully you can enjoy all activities throughout the pregnancy and travel for work and pleasure without experiencing any difficulties.
Here are a few tips:
• Avoid stress by leaving quite early for the airport. To alleviate rushing across terminals or parking lots have a friend drop you to the airport. Find out whether...
•Ten Golden Rules to Save on Auto Insurance
Auto Insurance is a bouquet of different covers like liability insurance; collision insurance; comprehensive insurance; medical insurance; uninsured motorist insurance; rental reimbursement; towing and labor cost coverage; as well as gap coverage.
What is essential and what will protect a car owner from problems varies from state to state. It is advisable to insure for a little more than absolutely necessary. Insurance premiums can be prohibitively high so, as an informed consumer you must...
•Gaming Has a Positive Side
Gaming is not just about revenue, addiction, gamers, and so on. A game being an expression of technology, developing cultural norms, and a world wide phenomenon that transcends all boundaries, becomes a source of study.
Games are not mere toys, they promote:
• Information literacy. Players download text files, make notes, they also take “screen shots” of the game and upload it with their comments. A group then examines the suggestions and discussions emerge on strategies as well as...
•Switch to broadband phone providers and save hundreds of dollars per year
Broadband or Internet phones function like real phones but convert voice into digital signals that are then conveyed over the Internet. The technology used is termed as, VoIP, Voice over Internet Protocol. Less expensive than regular phone services broadband phone services offer caller ID, call waiting, voice mail, call filters, hunt facilities, as well as conferencing.
Broadband phone services need a high-speed Internet connection and do work with wireless ISPs. However, there are still...
•9 Simple tips to protect you and your things while moving
Adding to the excitement or nervousness of moving is the dilemma of packing. Mankind, being pack rats, tends to gather a lot of clutter over the years --things of use, of sentimental value, gifts, brick-a brack, and family heirlooms. Some are treasured while others tolerated. When the time comes to move there are hard and heartrending decisions to make.
Determine how much you are allowed to take with you. Find out the floor space in your new home. Be practical and:
• Make a list of...
•Boost Traffic to Your Website
Directories help locate websites within specific or definite categories. The difference between search engines and directories is that, directories feature only vetted websites, sites that have a certain standard and contain information of substance.
One of the aims of using directories is to boost traffic. To achieve this, one must choose to be featured in large, organized directories like Yahoo, DMOZ, and LookSmart. These will drive highly targeted traffic to you site (subject specific),...
•Use good business sense to create a hefty domain names portfolio
Domain names can be turned into money if you are wise and have a finger on the pulse of the cyber world. If you find quality domain names and manage to register them, then it is quite possible that a domain name can fetch you considerable sums of money when sold.
Domain name investing is a business in which according to the cyber gurus you have complete control over your investment. To become successful you must master the art of buying and know when to sell. Success means two things, guts...
•10 ways to cut your electric bill
One of the major concerns in the world today is depletion of energy. As concerned citizens all of us must make a concerted effort to be conscious citizens and save electricity. Electricity has become integral to life but imagine having to live without power.
Conservation of electricity benefits you personally as you will pay lower bills. Consider:
1. Doing an energy audit. This will tell you how and when you use energy and where the wastage lies. You will be able to make an “energy...
•Domain registration is inexpensive and protects your business
In an ever-changing world it is important to have some stability. To this end you should look into registering your domain name because:
ï¿½ Your domain name becomes a point of association for you. Clients remember your site and services by the domain name.
ï¿½ Even if you change your web host the domain name would go with you and clients will be re-directed to your web site.
ï¿½ Since brand recall is the basis to good marketing a permanent domain name will become the...
•10 Essential Tips For A Web Designer
One of the toughest challenges facing any designer is the web page. There are perhaps millions of pages in the World Wide Web all jostling for attention. The question that is foremost is how you as a designer can make a difference.
Study the subject being featured. Visit as many sites as possible that cover the same as well as related topics. Make a list of what works and what doesn’t. Avoid using a design that is going to be uniform with others. Unless your pages are distinctive they are...
•Tips On Making A Move Easy For The Kids
In the way the world functions today moving for career or personal reasons is inevitable. Studies show that on an average families move at least 3-4 times in a life time. Moving even for the veteran mover is a challenge and if there are kids or pets involved then the tensions and problems are greater.
Children are often disturbed by changes in their home environment and schedule and are reluctant to leave their friends and familiar environment to move to a new place. It is important for you...
•10 tips that can set you on the fast track of being “king” in the boss world
A boss is the head of an organization or department in a business. He or she as the case may be is the person in charge of effective functioning and responsible for instituting business plans. Donning the mantle of a great boss is a commitment for life. You need to reach out in every way.
The cornerstones to becoming a great leader who people look up to and admire are:
1. To be a visionary and abandon concentrating on nitty gritties to view the “big picture”. You must be able to plan...
•Workings of a Directory
World Wide Web searches are of two kinds: web directories and search engines. Web directories are extensive catalogues of web addresses that are indexed by subject and relevance. Experts review the sites, categorize them, and organize the information.
Searches can be made by category or keywords. And, vast numbers of websites can be sorted through to locate what is required. Sites are included either by submission by the owner or by the directory’s editors when they come across sites....
•10 Tips to Maintain Health and Beauty
Beauty, health, and nutrition are all integrated. If you eat a balanced diet you will be able to maintain your physique and glowing beauty externally and good health internally. A balanced diet is one that provides all the nutrients you need, the right amount of proteins, carbohydrates, and fat.
To achieve goals you need to ensure a good balance in your diet, introduce variety into your meals, and practice moderation. The basis of nutrition lies in your height, weight, dimensions, and your...
•10 tips to maximizing sale of your home
If you are even thinking of selling your house the priority would be to get a higher price. To achieve this you must not think like a seller but like a buyer. This will enable you to optimize conditions such that the value of the house increases substantially. The corner stone is that visibility adds value. However it must be done subtly so that it does raise the appraised value or property tax bill.
Here are a few tips:
1. Pay attention to the exterior first. This is what potential...
•Food Addiction Can Lead to Death
Food has been described as ambrosia and the elixir if life. For some, eating is a biological necessity for others it is a passion that can turn into an obsession. Experts define food addiction to be a disorder where the addict is preoccupied with food, the availability of food, and the pleasure of eating. There are three recognized addictions:
• Overeating, where the addict has no control over the amount or the number of times he eats. The person has no concept of being overweight or the...
•10 Options in Treating Mesothelioma
As with any cancer, treatment for Mesothelioma depends on the location of the cancer, the progression of the disease, the age as well as state of health of the patient.
It is the oncologist who specializes in the disease who will decide on the line of treatment. The disease is difficult to treat and in most cases the prognosis is poor. Treatment options include:
1. If the diagnosis is done in the early stages surgery may be recommended to remove all cancerous tissues. This means...
•10 Paths to Conquer Asthma
Asthma is a condition where due to certain stimuli a person experiences narrowing of air passages and difficulty in breathing. Treatment for asthma should be done under the guidance of a doctor and should be planned carefully. The key lies in recognizing the causes and managing the condition such that you are in control of the situation.
1. Preventive action where you avoid situations that triggers off symptoms.
2. Practice meditation and breathing exercises...
•13 Comparisons of Vista vs Tiger
Competitive and fast are two terms that are applicable to the world of computers. Constantly changing and evolving computer systems bring many advantages to the users and techies alike. The race for supremacy between the yet to be launched Vista (scheduled for 2006) and Mac OSX Tiger began in 2003 with Microsoft’s announcements of plans for an integrated desktop search functionality in Windows Vista.
While opinions vary and are really personal choices in many ways, the following sums up...
•Virtual Hosting the perfect option to sites that have outgrown shared hosting.
When a host computer runs multiple web servers simultaneously it is known as “virtual” hosting. This system relies on virtual DNS resolution which permits specific domain names to be assigned to each web server. So, a single computer can then host many independent web sites. Virtual web hosting is either name based or IP based and allows a great degree of manageability, efficiency, and scalability of the infrastructure.
When a web site has outgrown in many ways its hosting solution then the...
•12 Essential new features of Office 12
The final version of Office 12 is slated for release in mid 2006. Although Microsoft is yet to confirm what the final version of Office 12 will include, the broad areas that have been the focus of change are productivity, handling of business information, managing of documents, and enhanced user friendliness.
1. All programs like Word, Excel, and Power Point have a new look. The new user interface has a ribbon of frequently used commands and operations which will enhance usability...
•10 reasons why Vista is much more than a spoon full of sugar
Every new operating system comes with advanced and much improved features. What is exciting to some is not so to others. Basically within a new system each user has his or her own individual preferences. Windows Vista or Longhorn as it was first known is a replacement for XP and is the “new” desk operating system scheduled to be launched by December 2006.
Descriptions of Vista are glowing; it is seen as a vision of the future. High definition graphics, the ‘z’ level in organization, greater...
•The origins of Valentines Day
Every year February 14th is celebrated as a day for love, exchange of gifts, promises of eternal passion, and more. The inspired pen poems inspired by their love and admiration for the women of their dreams while others just go to shops and buy commercially available verses.
Valentines means candy, chocolates, perfume, red hearts, balloons, and more. Have you ever wondered when the celebration first originated? Well in ancient Rome, February heralded the coming to spring a time for...
•10 Best Valentines Gifts to Give
World over in February young couples celebrate Valentines Day with laughter and promises of undying love. The celebration knows no barriers and whether 4 or 80 years old, people with hope treasure the phrase “Will you be my Valentine.”
Mid- Feb heralded in ancient Rome, the coming of spring and even in pre-Christian times people celebrated a “fertility” festival with great joy. Much later the festival celebrated on Feb 14th was in honor of St. Valentine who is believed to have signed a...
•10 reasons why you should buy an Ipod nano
A trendsetter and expensive is what the ipod nano is to most people. It makes a statement that I have arrived and I appreciate technology to the fullest. To some it is just another music player to others it is the best.
Here are a few reasons why you may want one:
1. It is pencil thin and can fit into your wallet along with other paraphernalia.
2. Imagine a space of 2GB or 4 GB—this means you can store from 500-1000 songs. Pure listening pleasure.
3. The click wheel and...
•Go online and stop paying more for airport parking than your plane ticket.
Competition and decrease in fares have made traveling by plane an everyday affair. But frequent travelers often burn holes in their pockets by paying exorbitant airport parking fees. Finding convenient parking close to an airport at prices that do not pinch the purse has now become a reality. All you need to do is surf the net and find services that offer off-airport or on airport parking information as well as competitive rates.
There are airport parking “web directories” like
•12 Critical tips to saving on airport parking
Off-site airport parking is a boon for travelers. Often they prove to be cheaper than parking lots run by airports and online discounts and other conveniences make the option even more attractive.
Satellite parking lots face competition and so it is easy for those in the know to save big.
Here are a few insights:
1. Keep a tab on offers. As the race for success becomes intense, all sites run attractive offers giving away coupons or web only deals. Many offer an e-coupon that...
•How To Entice People To Your Website
People running a small business or website, will probably believe that once a website has been developed and published the website development is accomplished.
However, the real work begins from here only. In a move to generate income from a website, potential traffic must be driven to the site. There are many successful techniques to create this web traffic that can be followed as part of a Search Engine Optimization strategy.
While all techniques may not be needed to take in as...
•New to gaming, all you need to know about Flash gaming sites
Interested in gaming, there are sites that let you play for no cost. All you need to have is Macromedia’s Free Flash Player. Whew! According to Computer Gaming World, there are 80 gazillion free Flash games sites in the cyber world.
Popular sites are:
• www.games.yahoo.com -- this has card games, word games, arcade games, as well as puzzles. The number of violent games is limited so the site appeals to the “old-young” –those who are young at heart.
• www.shockwave.com --...
•Three Sure-Fire Ways To Lose Weight Get Healthier & Feel Great Without Dieting
Three Sure-Fire Ways To Lose Weight Get Healthier & Feel Great Without Dieting by Paul Wilson--ONE--Learn how to reduce the fat, sugar and salt content of yourfood and to enjoy fruit and vegetables. Use the nutritionguides on pre-packaged food to decide whether or not thatproduct is best for you or your family. Cooking fresh foodputs you in control of what you eat. Yes, it probably takeslonger than heating processed food, but what else were yougoing to do with that time - watch TV? Perhaps...
•Fourteen Reasons Why Dieting Is Bad For Your Health
Fourteen Reasons Why Dieting Is Bad For Your Health by Paul Wilson1. The lower the calories eaten per day, the harder it isfor you to get your daily requirements of proteins andvitamins.2. Dieting makes your body believe it is starving so itstarts to save fat, as this is its best way to store energy.3. Losing weight means digesting your own body tissuesinstead of food and unfortunately, dieting does not tellyour body what parts it needs to digest or which parts tosave.4. Severe dieting...
•Why Diets Are A Waste Of Time & Money - What You Can Do Instead
Why Diets Are A Waste Of Time & Money - What You Can Do Instead by Paul WilsonA 'diet' is always seen as a temporary measure. Anunpleasant episode that must be endured in order to reachsome weight target, often in time for a major event such asa wedding, your own or your children's. Afterwards, with abig sigh of relief that its over, we get back to normaleating. In what seems no time at all, especially if aholiday is involved, the weight is back where it was, andyou wonder; was it worth...