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Volume 2 - Issue 4 5-4-07

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Table of Contents for this issue....

1.    Authors Comments

2.    Q & A, Suggestions and Comments

3.    Site Pro News

4.    The Best Web Host.com

5.    Blogger Law

6.    Web Host for Dummies ®

 

Author's Comments

 

We are headed to Canada for a week’s vacation next Friday (5/11).  We are undecided if we will publish an issue on May 11 and/or May 18.  Vacations are for relief from work and eZines so we will see how it shakes out.

 

If we are inspired on some topic, we may publish a short one or report late on the vacation.  Wait and see.

 

Q & A, Suggestions and Comments

 

If you have anything for this section or you have a suggestion for a topic for an article, please go to http://www.boomer-ezine.com/Suggestion_Form1.htm and give us your input.  With your input, we can improve the Boomer Video eZine.  

Site Pro News SiteProNews - The Webmaster Resource Site

I (John) am a subscriber to Site Pro News and find it to be very helpful.  It contains some good articles about site promotion, SEO, and helpful tips on improving your website.

 

The negative – it is published daily and comes too often.  However, I scan it quickly and filter it for what appeals to me.

 

We have published two articles from Site Pro News to date.

 

I recommend that you take a quick look at Site Pro News to see if the content appeals to you.

 

We have included a subscription form for your convenience.  (We are not affiliates of this publication and make nothing from this recommendation).

 

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The Best Web Host.com

 

This last week, I launched the new website, The Best Web Host.com (TBWH site). It is a work in progress as is any website.

 

The mission of the TBWH is to help people match their website needs to the web host that best satisfies the needs of the website to be hosted.  I only offer opinions about Hostexcellence.com, HostMonster.com, GoDaddy.com, and Site Build It.

 

I am sticking to my policy of only recommending what I know and use rather than recommending what are considered the top ten “hottest web hosts de jour” and recommending them just to earn the affiliate commission.  (Yes, I am an affiliate of the web hosts that I recommend.)

 

During my time observing people on the Internet, I have observed that people choose their web hosts for the wrong reasons.

 

When people hit the Net to start searching for a web host, they usually start searching using the wrong criteria.  Since the Internet is considered “technical”, it seems that people automatically start looking at how many gigs of memory and how much bandwidth each net host provides for the price.  They read that they can have 10,000 email addresses, 1,000 FTP accounts, and 1,000 mailing lists (Isn’t that a joke?  Walmart might need that kind of support, but a starting website? I don’t think so!)  They consider what software is provided?  .ASP. Perl, PHP, .NET, Cold Fusion, etc. (Yes, “etc.” is not software).

 

My observation is that people tend to get so bogged down in the technical aspects (hardware and software) of what a web host offers that they lose site of the basic fact that the hardware side of the web host is only the medium that carries their message to the world via the Internet.

 

Web hosts are a dime a dozen and the competition for customers is fierce.

 

On the hardware technical side, a web host needs:

 

·        A secure data center that stays up running 100% of the time.

·        Bandwidth wide enough to handle the all the traffic quickly.

·        Storage to handle all the data.

·        Processor speed fast enough to process the traffic without delay.

·        A secure, high speed, reliable connection to the Internet

 

Any of the major web hosts provides these so why research it to the Nth degree?  It is a waste of time.

 

What the person starting to build a website should ask is “what is the mission of my website”?  Then they look for the web host that best helps them build a website that satisfies that mission.

 

This is the niche where The Best Web Host.com fits.

 

You will notice that you may have seen some of the material posted on the website.  I practice what I preach about leveraging content.  I have modified articles and postings that we have previously written and used them on TBWH.  This has enabled me to quickly build a 30 plus page website (and growing).

 

Blogger Law

 

We read a good article on the legal considerations of Internet publishing and blogging.  Since we could not find a quick way to get approval to reprint it on Boomer eZine, here is the link to the article.

 

It is well written and is not full of “legalese” so you can easily read it and understand it.

 

Enjoy it at http://www.avivadirectory.com/blogger-law.

 

Web Host for Dummies ®

 

Authors Note:  I wrote this as an article and sent it to EzineArticles.com.  I am including it here so you can see how to use an article to promote a website.  This one obviously promotes The Best Web Host.com.  You will also see information in this article that is similar to information from a previous article in this issue.  Again, this is an example in leveraging content.  

We know you are not really a “dummy”, but this phrase has become a very common expression meaning basic information for a beginner.  Wiley Publishing, Inc. has built this “for dummies”® theme into a very profitable business.  There seems to be a “________ for dummies”® publication for any topic you can imagine.  

Let’s discuss what a web host for dummies® should tell you.  

Most of the time, people looking for a web host asks all the wrong questions about the web host.  Since the Internet is considered “technical”, it seems that people automatically start looking at how many gigs of memory and how much bandwidth each web host provides for the price.  They read that they can get 10,000 email addresses, 1,000 FTP accounts, and 1,000 mailing lists (Isn’t that a joke?  Walmart might need that kind of support, but a starting website? I don’t think so!)  They consider what software is provided?  .ASP, Perl, PHP, .NET, Cold Fusion, etc. (Yes, “etc.” is not software).

 

My observation is that people tend to get so bogged down in the technical aspects (hardware and software) of what a web host offers that they lose site of the basic fact that the hardware side of the web host is only the medium that carries their message to the world via the Internet.  It is the means to the end.

 

Web hosts are a dime a dozen and the competition for customers is fierce.

 

On the har dw are technical side, a web host should provide:

 

·        A secure data center that stays up running 100% of the time.

·        Bandwidth wide enough to handle the all the traffic quickly.

·        Storage to handle all the data.

·        Processor speed fast enough to process the traffic without delay.

·        A secure, reliable connection to the Internet

 

Any of the major web hosts provides these so why research it to the Nth degree?  It is a waste of time.

 

What people starting to build a new website should really ask is “what is the mission of my website”?  Then they should look for the best web host that helps them build a website that satisfies that mission.  

All web hosts are not all things to all people.  Spend the time finding the best web host for dummies that satisfies the needs of your new website.  

I wish you the best in building that new site.  

That wraps up our issue for this week.  Until next week, stay tuned.  

John and Linda Howe  

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