IX Web Hosting @ 26 September 2011, Comments Off on Why to Choose IX Web Hosting

There are many different hosting companies out there so it does beg the question of why you should consider IX web hosting. There are many advantages to choosing IX hosting for your website and there are also disadvantages to choosing them. It is best to look at all aspects so that you can make a well informed decision about who hosts your website.

The most important thing about a hosting company is whether they are able to guarantee that your website is available to the public all the time. While this can be difficult to guarantee, IX is able to offer you 99.9 percent assurance that your website will be available even if you opt for shared hosting.

They can do this by constantly monitoring their servers and the usage that is happening on each one. They also have a team of individuals that are able to fix any server problems quickly. Even if there is a power cut at the station, there are two diesel run generators that can keep the power running through the system until the power cut is over with. IX has control over all of their servers and run them in their own center, which helps to prevent downtime.

IX are able to do something that not so many companies can. On shared hosting, you can still gain dedicated IP addresses for free rather than paying the extra $30.00 dollars that some companies will charge. This is able to help you grow as a business and be able to set up your own store online. You will need a dedicated IP address if you want to have an e-commerce website so that you can gain the SSL certificate.

Also, one of the many problems of sharing an IP address with a website that you don’t know is that you can be blacklisted by search engines without it being your fault. There is nothing that you can do about it when another website has caused your blacklisting, except for opt for a dedicated IP address. This problem is already solved for you by IX without you needing to do a thing.

When it does come to running a website, not everybody knows what they are doing. IX understand this and rather than take your money and leave you wondering where to start, they are able to offer a coaching program. There are thousands of tutorials available once you sign up to teach you how to do just about anything when it comes to web hosting and running a site. They won’t be able to do the design work for you but they will be able to help you along the way.

IX are not able to offer set dedicated server hosting plans but they do offer VPS plans. These are placed on a dedicated server but will not have the extra GBs that dedicated server plans have to offer. This is something that you’ll need to make the decision over what you need. IX also offers cloud hosting, which is something that many people are now opting for.

Site Promotion @ 03 August 2011, Comments Off on Gain Traffic to Your IX Web Hosting Site

You may think that promoting your new website is easy but that is not all that you will need to do to get your website heard about. IX web hosting will not do the marketing for you so you will need to get customers other ways and will need to reach out to the whole world, including people that you don’t know.

One of the best ways of doing this is not through promotion materials but through link backing. This is possible in a variety of ways and there are advantages and disadvantages to each one. You will need to look into them and work out which is the best option for you.

It may be worth looking into a company that is able to do the backlinking for you. This can save you a lot of time doing it yourself so that you can look into the more important parts of your business. However, having someone else doing it will mean spending money, money that you may not get back through your business.

Of course, having a professional do it will mean they know the best ways of doing it to help your website. Link backing correctly will help your website climb up the search engine ladder but done incorrectly can harm your chances of that. This means looking into the IP addresses of the websites and not linking to too many on one IP address. A professional will be able to ensure that this doesn’t happen so you’re not black-listed in the search engine’s eyes.

However, if you do want to do back linking yourself, it’s important to know where to start and the options that you have. You should only create one way links, so no one should be linking to you through your link to them. To do this, you should look at using your signature on any forums that you are on or to sign up to article websites to create articles that you can place your links in.

If you are looking at opting for the signature form of back linking, you will need to check that the forum rules allow you to do this. Most will as long as you stick to your signature and don’t promote anywhere else on the forum. However, some websites will only allow you to advertise your website in a certain section of the website and will ask you to remove links from your signature.

Articles are a great way of gaining prospective customers or clients as long as it is done correctly. You need to create articles that are on topic of your website, so you can link easily and naturally, but also make the articles informative. Ensure that your readers can learn something and not feel like their reading a sales pitch.

You will also need to check that the article hosting website allows you to place links to your own content within your own articles. There are some that only allow links to third-party sites that are informative, which could hinder your chances of back linking.

IX Web Hosting @ 07 July 2011, Comments Off on When to Consider IX Web Hosting VPS Plans

If you are planning on running a business that will generate a lot of traffic, it could be worth looking into the VPS plans for your IX web hosting. While they seem to cost a lot of money, they will help you gain more money from your website and can really help your business to grow. If used right, you could quit your boring day job and run your internet business full time.

Something that the VPS plans fall short on is the number of dedicated IP addresses that are made available. On the higher end shared hosting plan, you could gain 15 dedicated IP addresses, which are great for using back linking and SEO so that your business climbs to the top of search results. You are limited with only 2 IP addresses because you can harm your rankings by linking to websites on the same IP address.

However, the big benefit of opting for a VPS plan is that you get a whole server to yourself, which is great when it comes to lots of traffic. You are not going to cause others’ websites to run slowly, which will mean there will be no complaints about your website. You can be forced onto a dedicated server by the hosting company.

A VPS plan will mean that you can host an unlimited number of websites through an unlimited number of domain names or you can opt for sub-domains, which are great when it comes to blogs or shopping pages. You can create your website to be as big as you wish or you can have any number of websites. Perfect if you are a website developer and looking at creating a large portfolio or hosting your client’s sites on your own account for easy access to make changes.

One thing that IX differs from many other hosting companies by is the control panel. Many companies prefer to use the CPanel but IX has introduced the Plesk panel, especially for their Window server users. The CPanel is available to those on a Linux server. This can put many users who are migrating from another company at a disadvantage because it can mean learning about the control panel before getting back to running their website. However, the CPanel is available on request since the company knows that some prefer to use what they know. The Plesk panel is considered as better and more user-friendly.

There are two types of servers that you can be placed on when it comes to opting for VPS and both of these have their own advantages and disadvantages. The Windows hosting is more expensive. Depending on the plan you are looking at paying between $10.00 and $15.00 dollars per month. While this may make you think Linux is better, you need to remember that if you want to use Java, Flash and .NET programming, you will not be able to do this on a Linux environment. There are also other benefits to opting for Windows hosting plans through IX.

Site Promotion @ 18 June 2011, Comments Off on Earn Money with IX Web Hosting

Just because you are looking at IX web hosting doesn’t mean that you want to run a website business. There are many people who simply want to have a personal website or a blog. This is becoming extremely popular all over the world and it has led to many people finding out ways to earn an income through these personal sites.

One of the easiest and most commonly used is advertisement revenue. This is done by signing up to a program and then linking it to your website or blog. The program then places adverts all over your pages for your viewers to click on. Every time there is a click, you will earn a percentage of the revenue that is gained.

Advertisement revenue is not a get rich quick option and it can take a lot of promotion to actually get people to realize that there are adverts on the screen. It can also be difficult to get viewers to actually click on the adverts so that you get the revenue. Many people will choose to ignore the adverts, unless they are somehow linked to your page and this isn’t always guaranteed.

It is very important that when using advertisement revenue that you don’t click on the adverts yourself. The program will note that you are doing this and you will be penalized. Usually your account is shut down and you will not gain any of the revenue that you have already earned. You should also be aware that asking your friends to click on the adverts will have a negative effect on your account.

If advertisement revenue is not working out for you, another option is affiliate marketing. This is when you sign up for programs and offer links to their products on your website or blog. This often gives you a higher percentage of the revenue than advert clicks will, but there are some disadvantages to using this.

Rather than gaining a percentage for the clicks, you gain a share of the sales when someone buys a product using your link. This can mean that you gain less than opting for advertisement revenue. It can be very difficult to convince your friends to spend money on a product just so you can get a share.

You also need to consider the programs that you sign up to. You have the choice so that you can only include links that are related to your own website topic, which helps people to click on the links. However, it can take some time to find the right affiliate program to sign up to and link to your website.

It is also best to state that you are working as an affiliate of the link so that people will click and buy. People don’t like to be misled to the product but if they know that you are an affiliate, they are more likely to trust you and the link that you have provided. There are just too many scams out there for people to trust otherwise.

Site Promotion @ 02 May 2011, Comments Off on How to Use SEO with IX Web Hosting

When it comes to looking at IX web hosting, it is very important to consider what you want your website for. However, no matter how good your hosting site is, all they will do is give a space for your website. You will still need to do a lot of promoting and marketing to get your website known to the whole world.

You can do all the promotion in the world but most of the time people will find out about your website through searches on the Internet. They will not traipse through pages of the results as many hardly look past the first page, so it’s important that you look at getting your website on the first page of the results.

This sounds easy but in practice it can be extremely hard to do. It is all about search engine optimization, which is through the use of keywords. However, it can take months, possibly years, to learn how to do it right. If you do it too soon, without learning all of the dos and don’ts of SEO, you’ll find that you harm your website’s ranking more than helping it.

It can be beneficial to have a company look at your website content for you to help you find the best way to get it up the search engine ladder. While this can cost a lot of money, it should be looked at as an investment into your financial future. Remember that the more people who know about your website and can find it means that you will gain more income.

An SEO professional will also know about the constant changes in the search engine algorithms and will be able to update your content or advice you that a change is needed before your website is affected in a negative way. Of course, you can decide that it is best for you to do the search engine optimization yourself. It may be all that you can afford. If you have made this decision, you will need to know about the dos and don’ts of SEO to give your website the best chance possible.

The first thing that you should do is write. You still want your website to be readable to humans and if it sounds like you are writing for the search engine robots, people will click away from your content. Slip in the keywords naturally and interchange your words as much as possible. This will prevent you from using certain words too much. Your readers will be more interested and you won’t come across as spam to the search engines.

You should never overload your writing with keywords as that will make your website drop lower in the rankings. This also includes writing the keywords in the same color as the background. Just because a human eye can’t see it, doesn’t mean that a robot eye can’t. You will come across as spam and this will harm your rankings.

Be aware that it can take months for SEO to work, even if you have a professional do it for you. Everybody is trying this now so there will be a lot of websites competing against each other.

IX Web Hosting @ 12 April 2011, Comments Off on IX Web Hosting – Shared vs. Dedicated Hosting

A big question when it comes to looking at IX web hosting is whether to opt for shared hosting or spend a little extra money on the dedicated server plans. The answer to this can only be found in what your website is for and how much traffic you are going to want at your website.

There are many benefits to opting for shared hosting, especially for the smaller and more personal websites or for small businesses that are just starting out. Shared hosting means that you are placed on one server with hundreds of other websites, which means that the cost for the hosting is cut down considerably.

Shared hosting is more affordable for many people and is able to offer everything that personal sites and small businesses will need. There is still the 24 hour a day support and various ways to contact the support team. There are also a number of different IX hosting plans to be able to find the best option for your website, which makes shared business hosting more possible.

However, there are disadvantages to opting for shared hosting and the first is due to the number of websites that are on the same server as you. Websites with a lot of traffic can cause the whole server to run slowly, which can affect your website. You will also be limited to the amount of CPU that you can use, which will mean putting a cut on the server side programming that you can include within your website. This often puts a web developer at a disadvantage.

One thing that IX helps with within their hosting plans and to prevent too many disadvantages is that there are dedicated IP addresses to all hosting plans. This prevents the problem of people attempting to link their various websites to each other to help with search engine rankings and also stops the problem of being blocked by various countries due to the website content on another site on the same server as you.

One problem with opting for shared servers is that you don’t get the choice of the type of server that you are placed on, which can also put a limit on your programming. There are certain types of programming that is only compatible on a Windows server and you can find yourself with a problem if you are placed on a Linux server. However, by opting for a dedicated server, you are able to choose the type of server you are placed on. Be aware that this could also increase the cost of your hosting.

It is very important that you consider the needs of your hosting before you decide to spend more money on a dedicated server. Small businesses and personal websites have been known to grow incredibly from the low costs of shared servers. However, if you know that there is going to be a lot of traffic coming to your website or you want to grow to a larger business, you will need to look into the dedicated server options.

IX Web Hosting @ 05 March 2011, Comments Off on The Differences between the Shared IX Web Hosting Plans

Before you start looking at the different IX web hosting plans available, it’s very important that you know exactly what you want your website for. It’s very easy to look at a higher range plan to see the extra benefits and think that you want them, but in reality there is no need for them and you are wasting a lot of money.  For a low-cost hosting solution, you can also check out other hosting companies, such as Hostgator reseller hosting plans.

If you are only planning on a personal website that is never going to grow, you will not need a plan that offers shopping carts and payment methods. However, if you are running a business website, a basic hosting plan is not going to offer everything that you need. Ignore the low price and go with what you need.

The one thing that you do need within a hosting plan is enough bandwidth for your website. The more bandwidth you have, the more you can build and add to your current site. Luckily, all three shared hosting plans at IX are able to offer unlimited bandwidth and disk space, which answers a lot of worries.

The initial difference between the three different shared hosting plans is the amount of dedicated IP addresses you can gain. The maximum number is 15 and this is definitely worth it if you are a web developer and looking at starting a web design portfolio. By having separate dedicated IP address, none of them can affect each other from getting out to the entire world and you can build a great SEO link between each one without being effected in the search engine eyes. You can link to each of your websites because they are all on different IP addresses.

As you scroll through the different plans, the next thing you will notice that is different between the three plans is the amount of free marketing credits that you are given. The marketing credits are a great way to get the word out about your website. Advertising though Google and Yahoo! can be extremely expensive and you will need to set up a budget for the promotion side of your website. However, the free credits make it slightly easier and mean you can do a lot more, which means more people will know about your website.

There is a free site builder available with each plan so you do not need to worry if you are not 100 percent knowledgeable on how to create your website. This is great for those who are starting out their own business and have no idea where to start. There is also 24 hour support available via phone, e-mail or live chat so you are certain to be able to get the assistance when you need it.

When you are looking at the different hosting plans, it can be very easy to be pulled into the special offers for the higher costing hosting plans. However, you need to remember what you want your website for and consider whether you are going to overspend. Also remember that these offers are for new customers only so when it comes to renewing your hosting, you will have to pay the full amount.