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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.

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.

Why you need your own Web Site

Why you need your own Web Site

There are many people that think setting up a web site at one of the many free hosting sites is a quick way to get started on the Internet and make some money.

Well if you are just setting up a personal page and have no intentions of trying to make any money on the Internet they are a good solution. On the other hand if you do intend to use the site to help you earn an income then they are definitely not the way to go.

There are several reasons for this.

One of the biggest reasons is that most if not all free web site hosting companies place their own ads very prominently on your free site. This takes focus away from what you are promoting.

Many free hosting companies have restrictions on what you can do with your site.

These free hosting sites can at any time, as has happened in the past, suddenly turn round and say pay or lose your site.

Another problem is that when people see that you are using a free hosting site they are not going to take you seriously. If you are claiming to be making money then why are you using a free hosting?

If you are not making any claims but are promoting some money making program/business then the question that comes to mind is why is this person using a free hosting site if they are promoting these programs/businesses that claim to make you money, surely if the programs are working for them they should be able to afford to set up their own domain.

There is also the problem that if you do start with a free site and have worked hard to get traffic to it then when you are ready to expand and get your own domain name you will find all that hard work has been wasted and you have to start all over again building traffic to your new domain.

If you want to build a business and be taken seriously then you need to invest a little time and money and do it right.

I will take you through the steps that are needed to get yourself set up in the following articles.

Bill Brown aka Bjantiques

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Points to consider when looking for hosting

Points to consider when looking for hosting.

There are literally hundreds of hosting services to be found on the Internet. These range from the big well known companies down through the smaller independent operations, and down to the one/two man operations that are resellers for the bigger companies.

So How do you decide who is right for you?

Support

Is support by ticket only or can you actually talk to someone live and if so can they take action for you or do they have to pass everything on to someone else?

What is the turn round time for support? How long does it take to get a ticket answered?

Can you talk to the company before you sign up for a hosting package to ensure you get the package that is right for you, not the package that earns them the most money

We have clients that can testify that they came to us fully prepared to buy the premium package and after discussing their needs we have convinced them to invest in an economy package.
Why? Because we serve your best interests.

Pitfalls to watch out for.

Undeliverable promises

Many companies these days offer “unlimited” bandwidth and / or disk space.Lets face it, nothing is unlimited, there will more than likely be a fair usage policy hidden somewhere in small print.

Drive size

Most Server Hard drives are at most 500Gb to 1000Gb (although now there are larger drives coming on to the market but these are not very common yet). And most servers have 1 or at best 2 drives in them.Based on this information a company offering 200Gb of drive space, could only have a maximum of 5 clients per server! This is a totally unrealistic number unless they are prepared to run their business at a loss as server costs would far outweigh the income.The only way they can make their server viable is to oversell the space and then hope and pray that most of their clients will not actually use all the space they have been allocated.Which of course, they probably won’t as most web site owners only need a small amount of disk space and 500 Mb is far more than enough for most purposes, especially if you are not planning on using data bases.The hosting companies don’t tell you this in their hype. They just sell you 200GB, knowing you are paying for something you are never going to use. And if you tried to use it, you would quickly discover it wasn’t in fact yours, but was shared with every other website owner!

Bandwidth

This again is in most cases oversold by most companies and again they hope and pray that most of their clients will not use very much.

When LowCost-Webspace was set up we did various calculations based on

The amount of disk space available to us
The amount of bandwidth allocated by the Data center
The disk space usage of an average website
The average bandwidth used by an average website owner
The necessity of a reserve drive and bandwith space for anyone that needs any extra over and above the standard package allocations.

LowCost Webspace guarantees to NEVER oversell disk space. We invest in extra drive space and / or bandwidth according to the need of our customers. If you need more, we buy more. We do not simply let you use someone else’s in the hope that they don’t need it.

Bill Brown aka Bjantiques

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Telephone +447824804255

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