Disadvantages of Shared Hosting for eCommerce

On June 11th, 2012, wrote:

Shared Web hosting is a form of Web hosting where multiple clients share the resources of a single Web server. The advantage to this approach is that by sharing, the clients can keep overall costs down. However, shared hosting is not without its limitations, and some of those drawbacks can significantly affect E-commerce. With that in mind, let us examine the disadvantages to sharing as they relate to ecommerce web hosting. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) SSL is the standard technology for establishing a secure link between a website and a web browser. It is necessary for modern E-commerce. The most important SSL resource is the SSL certificate. The primary issue with SSL and shared hosting is that all SSL traffic must be bound to a single IP address. It is still possible to achieve it, but the process is more complex and is usually a more expensive endeavor. Dedicated IP Address A website on a shared hosting plan does not – Read the full article

Web Hosting Today: Essential Things to Look Out For

On February 16th, 2012, wrote:

With the thousands of web hosting companies in existence, choosing a suitable plan can be a long and time-consuming decision. The following are some things that you need to take into consideration when selecting a web host. 1. Storage space/Disk space This refers to the amount of storage space provided for storing your web files. Nowadays, web hosting companies offer disk space in terms of gigabytes, though there are those still offering storage space in megabytes. Depending on your storage needs, you might require more or less space. 2. Bandwidth/Data transfer When selecting a hosting plan, the amount of bandwidth offered is a very important consideration. Generally, it is better to choose a company which offers you as much bandwidth as possible. A large bandwidth will enable you to handle increasing volumes of traffic to your site. However, you need to beware of web hosting providers who offer unmetered or unlimited bandwidth. Though some could be genuine, there are those – Read the full article

Web Hosting Company GoDaddy Sold for $2.25B to Private Equity Firms

On July 4th, 2011, wrote:

Internet domain registrar, Web hosting company, and SSL Security Certificates provider GoDaddy has been sold to a consortium of private equity firms in a deal reportedly worth $2.25 billion. The company, which grew by 25 percent to $947 million from 2009 to 2010, and which has been expecting 2011 revenues to hit $1.1 billion after managing more than 48 million domain names and 9.3 million customers, will now enter into a strategic partnership with venture capitalists KKR & Co., Technology Crossover Ventures, and Silver Lake Partners. GoDaddy follows in the footsteps of Groupon, Zynga, and Skype as the latest in Silver Lake Partners’ series of technology investments. “I’ve always said we would make a move like this when the right deal with the right partners could help us do the right thing for our customers and our employees,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons in a press release. “This is it! We are partnering with KKR, Silver Lake and TCV – Read the full article

53 Essential Terms: Internet Marketing and SEO Glossary

On January 7th, 2011, wrote:

In my experience with Internet Marketing and SEO, I have come across a multitude of Internet marketing  and SEO terms.  A lot of these terms usually have very vague or technical definitions that leave you confused and frustrated.  I know how you feel, trust me, I have been there. Fear not, I have compiled a list of internet marketing and SEO keywords in layman’s terms for you people that are new to SEO and internet marketing. 1. Anchor text , anchor link – When you are reading content, and a word is clickable and contains a link. 2. Backlink, back-link – a link from an outside website (outside source) that points back to a website.  (i.e. all the links that connect back to your blog) 3. Broken link – a link that fails to connect to it’s intended destination 4. Cloaking – When a website presents one version of itself to the user and another version to the search engine. – Read the full article