In today’s society, social media marketing allows small businesses to always be accessible to their customers and also increases the traffic to your site by pinpointing your industry’s influencers and target market. A new survey by Constant Contact reports that 73% of small and mid-sized businesses are using social media as a main promotional tool. However, many unfamiliar business leaders have made mistakes within their web marketing program that can reveal their lack of social media savvy and often negate the effectiveness of those marketing efforts.
Recently on Friday, May 20th, 2011 HostDime participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Lake Eola. Our team of 14 was able to raise hundreds of dollars for the American Cancer Society. We raised money online through our website dime.at/relay, selling hamburgers at the event, and the “America’s Next Top Model”-Mr./Ms. Relay competition.
We know you are all excited about our new mascot, Alex. Well, we have decided on a way that you can win a free one in the mail. As you may know, HostDime has a team that will be taking part in the next American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Downtown Orlando, Florida. We are actively raising money for the fight against cancer in this way. Well, starting today and continuing until May 19th, 2011, for every tax-deductible $50.00 you donate to our team at our team page, you’ll receive a free Alex toy. If you donated enough, you could build an army of Alex’s!
In a continued effort to give back to our community, on Friday, May 20th, 2011, HostDime will participating in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Lake Eola near our global headquarters in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The relay will begin at 6:00 pm on Friday night and continue until 11:00 am on Saturday morning. After the relay, there will be closing remarks. The relay is sure to be a fun event with games going on throughout the night and things such as face painting for both participants and event visitors.
If you still haven’t had the chance to meet Alex, the HostDime mascot, it is about time for us to introduce him. Alex is the average techie, with the pocket pen protector gear and his broken glasses, who represents the top-tier customer service HostDime’s support team offers to our beloved clients. When our customers open a ticket with us, either by phone or live-chat, they have a hard time to visually picture our HostDime support team.
On Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 HostDime presented a workshop at the University of Central Florida (UCF). There were about twenty students in attendance. The workshop covered the importance of establishing an online presence and how the students in a specific major might do so. We also gave the students a free small web hosting account and a domain name.
In an effort to continue our close working relationship, the HostDime marketing team is preparing their first workshop on the UCF main campus. This presentation will be focused on marketing techniques using social media. We will be covering what social media is, why it is important, different types of media to focus…
There are hundreds of social media sites already and every day we get more. They stay in business because apparently for every social media web site there are at least a couple thousand people willing to log in on a daily basis. For Facebook that’s well in to the hundreds of millions. Well get ready for one more.
The HostDime team is sponsoring and preparing their next exhibition at the Parallels Summit 2011 which takes place from February 22nd – 24th at the Gaylord Palm’s Convention Center centrally located in Orlando, Florida. This is the premier conference for hosters, communication service providers (CSPs), web designers, value-added resellers, and anyone else interested in delivering the widest range of integrated and easy-to-use Cloud services for their small businesses.
If you, or your application/enterprise, have outgrown the capabilities of a shared hosting environment, you might be well suited for HDVPS unmanaged Linux VPS Hosting, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HostDime.com. By decreasing our product overhead from reducing the need for a team to fully manage your server 24/7, we are able to offer a top-tier product as low as $10.00/month.
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Choosing the best hosting platform for your website(s) can be very challenging and confusing. In order not to be mislead, you will first need to outline the future plan of your website(s) for the upcoming year. If you are planning on creating a website(s) that will grow in the future (or you plan on running a huge database with heavy web traffic), it would be wise to choose a Web Host that contains the four different hosting services in case you need to upgrade your processing power, memory capacity, disk storage or security features.
The four types of hosting platforms consist of Shared Web Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting Solutions and Dedicated Server Solutions. We will analyze each one of these hosting services and clarify which platform is compatible with your needs.