If you’re starting a new site, it’s very hard to know how to pick the right web host. Which company should you host your site with? How much should you be spending?
There are a number of factors to consider.
Disk Space This is the actual physical space on the server for your files. If you’re just using text, screen resolution photos and a few icons and graphics then you really won’t need much space at all. A few megabytes will do. If you’re going to be working with high resolution photos, audio or video files then you might need more.
Data Transfer More >
If you’ve decided you want a website, the next decision to be made is which kind – a simple, static website or a Content Management System (CMS)? Let’s have a look at the pros and cons of each kind.Static website
- As it’s simpler it’s quicker. I can produce a static site in a matter of days at a push.
- When it comes to design, there are no restrictions.
- It’s cheaper. Cheaper to initially build and cheaper to run.
- If you want to update it you have to contact the web developer and wait for him/her to update the content for you.
- If you want More >
Junk email and blog posts are a constant problem. Here are a few ways to help spoil the spammers’ fun.
There are a lot of anti-spam or spam filter products around these days, many included in mail software but the sad fact is that once you’re getting spam you’re likely to keep getting spam regardless of these filters.
Spammers are able to change the sender’s email address, subject and body of an email so easily that if you block them they can still mail you just using a different mail account.
Anti-spam software like anti-virus software can only deal with what it More >
My first port of call is always Google. The way I see it is that I’m unikely to ever have a technical requirement that somebody else hasn’t had before. In fact, it’s highly likely that hundreds, even thousands of people have faced the same challenges. By using the right search terms on Google I can usually find the answers to my problems. This inspired me More >
My website, www.chris-smith-web.com, is 5 years old today.
I registered the domain name and started building the site on 15th June 2004. This has made me all nostalgic so I thought I’d take a quick look back over the last 5 years and how the site and business has changed in that time.
I registered the domain with a company called 123-reg whom I still use to this day. They provide good value domain registration with a nice simple control panel. I also hosted my first site with them though now I have moved on, mainly due to the more advanced technologies I More >