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What Are The Benefits Of Managed Hosting? PDF Print E-mail
When an individual first begins to create web pages on the internet for their company or to start a business, one of the issues that will arise is how to host the website. There are several options available but the one that many individuals choose is managed hosting. Individuals choose managed hosting for a variety of reasons and there are many benefits to managed hosting that makes it a very attractive option for many individuals. There are a number of companies that offer managed hosting and the fees for each can vary considerably due to the features and options that the company provides. So what are the benefits of managed hosting?

One of the biggest benefits of managed hosting is the price of the service. Many companies that offer managed hosting can offer services and bandwidth for a much lower price that the individual would be able to obtain on their own. This is because the cost and the amount of available bandwidth is spread evenly among dozens of clients that need a relatively small amount of bandwidth to operate their websites. Using managed hosting also saves the individual from having to purchase additional equipment in order to host their websites, including servers and networking software. Some managed hosting companies will also allow the individual to place their website on a dedicated server for a higher monthly or annual fee. This is commonly used by companies that need a great amount of bandwidth for their sites to run effectively.

Another reason that many individuals find managed hosting to be an attractive option is because of the additional features that are included in the service package. Many managed hosting companies offer the individuals using their service increased security and monitoring services that prevent a host of issues, from the spread of viruses to unauthorized access to the stealing of customer’s personal information. Purchasing security software and equipment to constantly monitor for these issues can be costly for the average consumers, but managed hosting companies can provide these services at a fraction of the costs. Managed hosting companies can also provide an uninterruptedly power supply and data backup features to ensure that the website will run smoothly and without interruption for a vast majority of the time. In fact, many of these companies can provide an average up time of better than 95%. This is practically unachievable if the individual is hosting the website themselves.

 
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Web Design For The Home Based Business
New technology released in 2007 has made it easy for people to create their own websites and FTP upload entire pages from the tools in MS Office Suite 2007-Business Edition.

However, now that it is easy to make a website without FrontPage or DreamWeaver, there are still some elements of web design that you need to remember before publishing your site.

Tools

Both MSWord and Publisher can be used to create websites. But, like FrontPage or Dreamweaver, the page will not appear the same on every browser. Anyone who wants to create their own webpage needs to download Internet Explorer (IE) and Firefox.

IE is the most popular browser in the USA. But, Firefox (Modzilla) is most popular in the world.

All images should be chanced to .75 dpi. This is easy using Window’s Paint.

There are several FTP publishers. These are software programs that lift your web pages off the computer and publish them on the Internet. This is the best way to load a website. Avoid the ‘easy’ tools.

Here is a quick guideline to help work at home business owners build a website which can earn money.

1. It’s about the content. The only way to get listed today is to have good content, updated at least once every two weeks.

Many new business owners build a website on a few dozen keywords. They believe this brings more traffic. Unfortunately, it works backward. Too many keywords confuse search engines, reducing the websites Page Rank.

There are no keyword search engines anymore. Today’s search engines are more concerned with inbound links. Instead of writing articles that have a keyword repeated a few dozen times, write an insightful article that solves problems for your readers.

The search engines not only know how many people click onto a web page, but they know how long they stay. Websites that keep readers for more than 30 seconds will rank higher.

2. Don’t sell. The web visitor is not walking into a store. They do not arrive at a website thinking, “I want to buy something.” Instead, most of them want to be entertained, or educated. The best way to sell from a website is to solve problems. This includes things like posting the cost of a product or service, and even problems and solutions.

Avoid the long pages of testimonials. These are so ‘out of date.’ Instead, add a forum to the website and let the ‘real’ website visitors leave their comments.

3. Make effective use of the title and description tags. The only keywords most search engines care about are buried in the Heading Tags. Word will imbed Heading tags into a web page.

Forget the Meta keywords. They rarely play an important part in today’s Search Engine Optimization.

4. Don’t design in Flash or use any other ‘cool tools.’ Many people do not have the tools needed to view these. If you must add a video, then upload it to www.youtube.com and paste the code onto your page.

Search engines cannot see pictures. This means that a page full of pictures will only reduce a page rank, not increase it.

Flash creates major problems with search engine indexing. There is no way for the search engines to extract content from the website as it is all contained with in the swf file.

5 .Instill a sense of well. One of the first things most web visitors will look for is proof that the business cares about them. They want something before they are sold. It is also important to have business contact information pricing, privacy information, shipping, problem solving FAQ, and even a personal blog from the ‘owner.’

These things will improve the success of any web based business, or work at home web site.