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Learn How Ahearn Realty Built A Website

Category: Design Your Website , Building Your Website

Owen Ahearn, President of Ahearn Realty Management Inc explains how his website has helped him grow his business.

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How Much Web Hosting Space Do I Need?

Category: Online Basics, Finding A Web Hosting Package

With the wealth of Web Hosting plans available, it's important to know how much space you are going to need before you start searching for the right Web hosting service. Without due diligence you could end up paying for more space and services than your Web site really needs. Adversely, if you don't have enough Web space you can end up with a website that frequently crashes meaning that visitors won't be able to get to the information they want and you can lose out on sales.

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How to Safeguard Your Domain Name Registration

Category: Online Basics, Choosing A Domain Name

If you're like the majority of Network Solutions® customers, you have registered a domain name: your business name, your family name, or something equally important. Now that you've registered the name, the last thing you want is to lose the domain name registration to someone else. You may be surprised to learn it happens virtually every day, to individuals and businesses alike. Fortunately, you can take a few simple steps to help keep your domain name registration up-to-date and under your control. But first, it's helpful to understand how a registrant can lose a domain name registration. There are two primary methods: domain registration hijacking and f

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Get Online and Succeed with Business Web Hosting Services

Category: Online Basics, Finding A Web Hosting Package

In today's technology-driven world, it's essential for the vast majority of businesses to have a website. Your business Web hosting provider will run the server that functions as an online home for your website's content – thus making it available to any one who types in your domain name, finds you on search engine results pages, or clicks your pay per click ad. So how can it work for you?

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Do You Need a Trademark For Your Domain Name?

Category: Online Basics, Choosing A Domain Name

Registering a domain name for your online business is an essential step towards getting online. Your web address will become your online identity -- the word or phrase that people will use to find you on the Internet whether using a search engine or typing directly into their browser. For some online businesses, trademarking a domain name is either unnecessary or impossible. However, others acquire a trademark to provide them with the legal recourse they’ll need should infringements against their domain occur.

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Understanding Common Terms for Business Web Hosting

Category: Online Basics, Finding A Web Hosting Package

Business websites, like all websites, use various tools, programming languages and other resources to accomplish their purposes: text in the right place and size, colors and illustrations that are consistent for all viewers, special features and effects that launch when visitors click on business Web pages. If you're using website builder software – or working with a professional Web designer – you don't need to know a lot about these tools.

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Learn About .tel

Category: Online Basics, Choosing A Domain Name

What does your domain name tell people about your online business? When you register the new .TEL top level domain name extension, it includes a business card Web site that makes telling people where and how they can reach you as simple as a single click.

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Learn From Govan Builders

Category: Online Basics, Finding A Web Hosting Package

Daniel Govan, Principal of Govan Builders L.L.C. explains how his website helps his remodeling business, by showcasing his work and helping him compete with larger firms.

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The Pros and Cons of Unix® vs. Windows® Web Hosting

Category: Online Basics, Finding A Web Hosting Package

When choosing a Web Hosting package, you'll need to make a few configuration choices, but the bottom line is you want a Web server that will get your Web pages up fast, securely and reliably at all times of day and night. Although the big question may seem to be Unix® vs. Windows® Web hosting – the reality is that either platform should deliver responsive, secure and reliable Web pages. Choosing a hosting platform really comes down to the software applications you want to run on your Web server. Once you know what your requirements are – making the choice between Unix and Windows hosting is much easier.

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Are .FM Domain Names as Good as they Sound?

Category: Online Basics, Choosing A Domain Name

When you register a memorable or brandable domain name for your online business, it can help you establish your online identity and bring the kind of quality traffic that your business needs to succeed. You'll need to consider several components of effective domain names before you choose, including availability, relevance and sound.

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Virtual Private Servers

Category: Online Basics, Finding A Web Hosting Package

A Virtual Private Server (VPS) uses virtualization software to partition physical servers into multiple "virtual" servers—each having the ability to run its own operating system and applications. VPS is not for everyone, but is quickly becoming the hosting preference of choice for advanced Web developers who require root access to the server to run their own software.

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