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Within the next 30 days this blog will be undergoing a total overhaul and brought back to life.

I have been so busy that this site has suffered badly from neglect, but this is going to be corrected.

Low Cost Backup Service

In keeping with their aim of providing web site owners with useful services at affordable prices on the 1st of August 2009 Low Cost Webspace launched their new Web Site and Database Backup service.

Low Cost Backup clients have the peace of mind that if their website or databases should become corrupted that they have a current backup they can retrieve and use to reinstall their site back to working order with a minimum of lost time.

The Backups run totally automatically and as an added bonus the databases are also automatically optimized weekly thus keeping the databases in optimal working order.

If a client creates a new database on their site, by carrying out a simple action that takes less than 1 minute the new database is automatically included in the daily backups at no extra cost.

The Low Cost Webspace Splash Page Promotion Tool

The Low Cost Webspace  Splash Page Promotion Tool Is a brand new concept in Splash page promotion.

Designed, developed and written by me(Bjantiques), it puts You in control of the site promotion that your members do.

Have you had members promoting a splash page that is no longer valid?
had members promoting special offer splash pages long after the promotion has ended?

Even worse,
have you had a special offer splash page made and then most of your members have not promoted it?

Introducing the
Low Cost Webspace  Splash Page Promotion Tool

The LCW Splash Page Promotion Tool allows you to control which of your splash pages is being shown by all your members and will automatically change it after a predetermined number of days of your choice.

You give your members just one link to use for your splash page promotion, and the Low Cost Webspace  Splash Page Promotion Tool takes care of the rest. This solves the problem of members having to change all their links in the numerous Traffic Exchanges they belong to.

It also ensures that Special Promotions are shown for the period that you have set. All you need to do is set up your Special Splash Page and put in a start and end date. The start and end dates can be anything from 1 day to months ahead of the day you set it up. The Splash Page Promotion Tool will then make sure that It starts showing on the start date and will stop showing on the end date totally automatically.

Splash pages lose effect after being shown for some time, so they need to be changed at regular intervals.

What do you do with that splash page that is not getting click through’s any more?
You cant dump it because that may cause dead links for your members that are trying to promote your site for you.
But if you could take it out of circulation for a month or so then use it again, those click through’s will go back up.
The problem in doing this is that you cant get all your members to do it at the same.

That is until NOW, The Low Cost Webspace Splash Page Promotion Tool will do it for you Automatically.

New server at Lowcost-webspace.

In the ever continuing quest to improve service to their clients LowCost-Webspace has completed moving all clients to a new server.

Moving to a new server always carries a certain amount of risk, in that something may not function exactly as it did on the previous server.

Thanks to the preparation and testing carried out before moving all clients, 99% of these potential pitfalls were avoided.

Clients were kept informed at every step and the co-operation from them played a large part in being able to have such a painless move.

Nothing is perfect in this world no matter how much we want it to be and Lowcost-Webspace is not ashamed to stand up and say there were a couple of minor hiccups. However they were quickly and efficiently dealt with.

All in all LowCost-Webspace are pleased to say that the change over went very smoothly and with no interruption to service for their clients.

The new dual core 3.0Ghz processor and changing to a 100MB port allow faster processing and Internet access
The server software was also upgraded and the latest stable versions of Apache, PHP, and MySql were installed.

Selecting a domain name.

Selecting a domain name.

The selecting of your domain name is very important. It should give some indication of what you are doing.

If you specialize in promoting/selling plastic toys then it would be no good having a domain name like joeswoodentoys.
You could settle for joestoys but then that is too ambiguous so even better would be Joesplastictoys, this is then targeting exactly what you are promoting/selling.
Naturally the chances of people doing a search on “Joes plastic toys” will be nil, as you are not yet known. However the chances of someone searching for “toys” or “plastic toys” is much more likely and because you have both words in your domain title this will increase (but not guarantee) the chances of you getting listed in the search results.
This is one of the building blocks that play a part in Search Engine Optimization according to some SEO experts although others disagree.

So once you decide what you are going to do with your web site try to come up with two or three options just in case the one you want is already taken.

Next we need to find out if the domain name is available. To do this go to a domain registrar site. Personally I recommend They are very good and unlike GoDaddy, which most automatically go to, will not suspend your Domain name at the drop of a hat.

Once on the site you can then put in the name you want and it will tell you if it is free or not.
If it is you can go ahead and make the purchase. If not try your alternatives.

So What if you find that the .com version is already taken but the .net, .org, and so on are free.
There are mixed views on this but I personally would not take the .net or the .org, because in most cases if someone has heard the name but hasn’t got it written down to look at they could well type the name in with the .com TLD and go to your competitions site instead of yours.

On the other hand if you find one of your other alternatives free and buy it. On top of this you could also buy the .net and .org of the original name you wanted and simply have them pointing to your own site, in the hope of picking up some passing trade from your competition should one of their visitors type in .net or .org by mistake instead of the .com.

Taking this possible action into account it is not a bad idea if you have sufficient funds to buy the .com, .net, and .org versions of your site name at the same time. You do not need to host all three.
All you do is host the .com site and have the other two point to it. This will stop others doing to you what I just suggested you could do to them.

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