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.
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.
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!
HostDime recently had an opportunity to help a young man and his family realize their dream of a wonderful vacation to Walt Disney World!
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.
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 our previous post in this Surpass series, we discussed how to structure your site to be visible by the search engines for a particular term. Off page optimization is similar to this, but instead of making things visible, we are proving to search engines that our content is useful. This allows our website to rank a little higher each day that we work on this. You see, to the search engines, a link to a page is a vote up for its content which increases the authority of the site and the particular page it is linking to.
Geography may be a subject that some students may find tedious, but when it comes to web hosting, it can prove to be rather fundamental. HostDime certainly seems to be aware of this fact. After opening its U.S. office in 2001, the web hosting company immediately began cornering the globe with a bevy of international locations. One of those particular locations is HostDime India.
Being the company’s second venture into Asia, HostDime India offers the same remarkable standards and conveniences that customers have come to expect from any HostDime location. Launched in 2009, it is actually the latest in seven of HostDime’s esteemed international branches. As the Director of Global Operations, Hector S. said that one of the things that sets the India location apart from other competitors in Asia is that HostDime puts more of an emphasis on customer support, customer service and the intangibles.
It seems to be an accepted fact that trends come and go. However, technological related trends do tend to have a knack for sticking around a bit longer. Case in point — the Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, an annual trade fair deemed indispensable by businesspersons and nerds alike. This year’s fair is now underway in Los Angeles and will be featuring the best in video game software from such esteemed developers as Sony, Ubisoft, Sega, Electronic Arts, and of course, Microsoft. Needless to say, there will be a lot of nifty gadgets and cool gizmos on display. However, what does this have to do with web hosting?
Web hosting is essential for any website to run and most people seem to know this. The closer the server is to the customer then the faster the website download speed is going to be. With the global trend leaning towards worldwide internet dominance, web hosting companies may be required to have locations across the globe in order to grow. Some markets may be small but untapped, or some markets may be large but inaccessible. This makes for a tough decision on which markets to capture.
To that end, HostDime has singled out two emerging markets based on the future growth of internet access and internet economy.
In part one of this post, we discussed Meta Data and how it allows us to tell the search engines what our page is about. In this post, we will discuss what we must do to prove to Google and other search engines that our meta data and our actual content match up.
It’s come to our attention that web hosting can be a bit confusing. Don’t worry. We understand. To that end, we decided to put together a guide to help make the subject easier to understand. Every website that you go to is “hosted” somewhere. This means that the information is on another computer called a computer server (commonly known as a server) somewhere for you and other viewers to access on your computer using the internet.