Written by August 23, 2012

Ah, passwords, the keys to modern living. It seems you can’t go anywhere or do anything these days without a password. You workstation needs a password, your gym needs a password, even your trusty buddy the cell phone may need a password. With so many passwords it’s tempting to make life easy and just have one master key, or password to make life simple. While this may be easy, it’s definitely not secure and you risk putting in danger every access point where you use that “master key.”

It brings to mind the old castle housekeeper with gigantic ring of keys to every room in the castle. What a burdensome load to carry. Wouldn’t a master key be better? Yes it would, but one stolen key and the whole castle is breached.

Ah, passwords, the keys to modern living. It seems you can't go anywhere or do anything these days without a password. You workstation needs a password, your gym needs a password, even your trusty buddy the cell phone may need a password. With so many passwords it's tempting to make life easy and just have one master key, or password to make life simple. While this may be easy, it's definitely not secure and you risk putting in danger every access point where you use that "master key." It brings to mind the old castle housekeeper with gigantic ring of keys to every room in the castle. What a burdensome load to carry. Wouldn't a master key be better? Yes it would, but one stolen key and the whole castle is breached.">

Written by August 16, 2012

Whether you’re running a personal blog or reselling web hosting it’s important to make sure your business is running at optimum performance. Here’s a list of things to check once a month to make sure you, and your business are running on all cylinders.

Whether you’re running a personal blog or reselling web hosting it’s important to make sure your business is running at optimum performance. Here’s a list of things to check once a month to make sure you, and your business are running on all cylinders.">

Written by August 14, 2012

Don’t you love it when you find that little thing that makes your life easier? At HostDime we like to save time using little tips and tricks to keep our life easy:

1. Accidentally close the wrong tab? Hit Ctrl+Shift+T and the tab will re-open if you are using Firefox, Chrome or IE. It’s Cmd+Shift+T for Mac users.

2. On a PC? The Windows key+ L will put your computer to sleep immediately.

Don't you love it when you find that little thing that makes your life easier? At HostDime we like to save time using little tips and tricks to keep our life easy: 1. Accidentally close the wrong tab? Hit Ctrl+Shift+T and the tab will re-open if you are using Firefox, Chrome or IE. It’s Cmd+Shift+T for Mac users. 2. On a PC? The Windows key+ L will put your computer to sleep immediately.">

Written by August 9, 2012

99.99%. It’s something that we’ve come to expect from our hosting providers, yet when it comes to our online reputation, we’ve somehow settled for a lot less.

Yet, just like the importance of 100% uptime for our web sites, so too our online reputations should be considered as something that requires our 100% attention–okay, perhaps 99.99%–at all times.

99.99%. It's something that we've come to expect from our hosting providers, yet when it comes to our online reputation, we've somehow settled for a lot less. Yet, just like the importance of 100% uptime for our web sites, so too our online reputations should be considered as something that requires our 100% attention--okay, perhaps 99.99%--at all times.">

Written by August 7, 2012

Shared hosting is a great option for businesses looking to host their own website. It’s cost effective and you get the customer service and tools you need to be successful. At Surpass Hosting we do our best to keep your site safe and secure from outside intruders, including scam artists, hackers and entities try to spam yourself and others. There also a list of things that you as the consumer can do to assist us in keeping your environment safe.

Shared hosting is a great option for businesses looking to host their own website. It's cost effective and you get the customer service and tools you need to be successful. At Surpass Hosting we do our best to keep your site safe and secure from outside intruders, including scam artists, hackers and entities try to spam yourself and others. There also a list of things that you as the consumer can do to assist us in keeping your environment safe.">

Written by August 6, 2012

Have you ever had a flash of brilliance and stopped what you were doing, ran to your computer and registered a domain name? Yes? Then you’re on the right blog! As relevant, cool and easy to spell domain names become scarce, businesses and individuals have become crafty in getting domain names to suit their needs. Many times, out of desperation a company is forced to get its fully incorporated 84 character business name as a domain name. You don’t want that business to be you, so you do everything you can to be prepared.  But what about that brilliant idea? Many in the internet and web hosting industry have been “collecting” domain names for years. Unlike tales of cybersquatting and typo squatting, many folks are just private collectors, gathering domain names like wildflowers in the summertime.

Have you ever had a flash of brilliance and stopped what you were doing, ran to your computer and registered a domain name? Yes? Then you’re on the right blog! As relevant, cool and easy to spell domain names become scarce, businesses and individuals have become crafty in getting domain names to suit their needs. Many times, out of desperation a company is forced to get its fully incorporated 84 character business name as a domain name. You don’t want that business to be you, so you do everything you can to be prepared.  But what about that brilliant idea? Many in the internet and web hosting industry have been “collecting” domain names for years. Unlike tales of cybersquatting and typo squatting, many folks are just private collectors, gathering domain names like wildflowers in the summertime.">

Written by July 20, 2012

The HostDime crew grabs some fresh seafood at Legal Sea Foods

The HostDime crew was fortunate to be able to attend one of the web hosting industry’s biggest events of the year: HostingCon 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. HostingCon was held at the John B. Hynes Convention Center and featured over 150 exhibitors, over 50 sessions as well as keynotes from industry experts.

Conferences are always a great place to learn new things and meet up with associates, but here are the 10 things that made HostingCon 2012 so great.

The HostDime crew grabs some fresh seafood at Legal Sea Foods

The HostDime crew was fortunate to be able to attend one of the web hosting industry’s biggest events of the year: HostingCon 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. HostingCon was held at the John B. Hynes Convention Center and featured over 150 exhibitors, over 50 sessions as well as keynotes from industry experts. Conferences are always a great place to learn new things and meet up with associates, but here are the 10 things that made HostingCon 2012 so great.">

Written by July 11, 2012

Whether you are considering being a web host for the first time or switching from another host, questions always arise about working with your new web hosting provider. Here we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions that the HostDime Sales team receives before someone signs up.

Whether you are considering being a web host for the first time or switching from another host, questions always arise about working with your new web hosting provider. Here we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions that the HostDime Sales team receives before someone signs up.">

Written by July 9, 2012

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In our previous posts discussing SEO, we talked about on page and off page optimization. Now that we have gone into most of the basics of SEO, how can we know that what we are doing is making an effect on our websites search engine rankings? Well thats where many free search engine tools come into play. All the top search engine tools have free software to help people understand how their site is doing. In this blog post, I have made a list of these tools for your convenience. I hope you enjoy it!

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In our previous posts discussing SEO, we talked about on page and off page optimization. Now that we have gone into most of the basics of SEO, how can we know that what we are doing is making an effect on our websites search engine rankings? Well thats where many free search engine tools come into play. All the top search engine tools have free software to help people understand how their site is doing. In this blog post, I have made a list of these tools for your convenience. I hope you enjoy it!">

Written by July 3, 2012

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HostDime recently had an opportunity to help a young man and his family realize their dream of a wonderful vacation to Walt Disney World!

HostDime recently had an opportunity to help a young man and his family realize their dream of a wonderful vacation to Walt Disney World!">

Written by June 27, 2012

HostDime Affiliate Referral Program increases Payouts

As one of the top web hosting companies in the nation, HostDime, Inc. has always been in the business of helping its clientele. By keeping this in mind, the web hosting company has now come up with another way to help increase customer satisfaction with their esteemed Affiliate Referral Program, a revenue sharing plan that relies on customers — or rather affiliates — to drive traffic to their site. Now, it seems that HostDime has something else in store — an increase in affiliate payouts for each of the referrals that are provided.

As one of the top web hosting companies in the nation, HostDime, Inc. has always been in the business of helping its clientele. By keeping this in mind, the web hosting company has now come up with another way to help increase customer satisfaction with their esteemed Affiliate Referral Program, a revenue sharing plan that relies on customers -- or rather affiliates -- to drive traffic to their site. Now, it seems that HostDime has something else in store -- an increase in affiliate payouts for each of the referrals that are provided.">

Written by June 21, 2012

HostDime's Abuse & Security Team is Here to Protect You

In the web hosting industry, customer satisfaction is the number one priority. This extends not only to the initial purchase, but also to the protection of our customers and their servers, applications, and information. HostDime.com, Inc. fashioned an elite team to handle such challenges. The company’s Abuse and Security division is the first line of defense when protecting customers from vicious malware and malicious users.

In the web hosting industry, customer satisfaction is the number one priority. This extends not only to the initial purchase, but also to the protection of our customers and their servers, applications, and information. HostDime.com, Inc. fashioned an elite team to handle such challenges. The company’s Abuse and Security division is the first line of defense when protecting customers from vicious malware and malicious users.">