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Free Google Web Hosting

Free Google Web Hosting

We all know that Google is trying to enter every possible market, including cell phones, operating systems, fiber optic networks, etc. Did you know they have a free web hosting service? Well, it’s not hosting in the traditional sense, but it’s a fantastic resource, especially if what you’re developing needs to accommodate very large spikes […]

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Why you don't ever need FTP again

Why you don’t ever need FTP again

I sat down to write this post about FTP and figured I would make a video about how to do it. But like any good (lazy) engineer, I went first to see what I could find on youtube.  All the videos sucked.  That’s not because they didn’t show you how to FTP. Instead it’s because […]

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What is a WordPress Theme

What is a WordPress Theme

A theme in WordPress is what what determines how the blog looks to visitors. As I describe what themes are and how you can make the best use of them it will be helpful to understand that nearly every website has three parts which are: Logic Design Content A theme has very little (ideally nothing) […]

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Increase the perceived value of your eBook

Increase the perceived value of your eBook

eBooks have long been a popular and effective way to deliver information to a target market. However, one disadvantage to producing an eBook (especially as a PDF) is that they have a very low perceived value.  One reason for this is that most people assign value based on cost of duplication rather than value of […]

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Stop trying to win the Feature Race

Stop trying to win the Feature Race

We live in an age where we think that computers can do anything.  In some ways that’s not too far off.  We’ve begun to outsource much of our lives and internal processing power to computers that keep track of where we are, who’s important to us, and even what we should do to stay healthy. […]

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The Real Cost of Open Source Software

The Real Cost of Open Source Software

You get what you pay for! While that’s true, there are some pretty great things that we seem to get for free, especially here in America.  For example, we have a magnificent freeway system that allows me to travel from one state to another, uninterrupted and at very high speeds.  What a marvel!  The best […]

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Web hosting comparison: The Cloud (or load balanced server cluster)

Web hosting comparison: The Cloud (or load balanced server cluster)

If you’ve travelled through the forest of shared hosting, passed the doorstep of VPS and even scaled the castle walls of dedicated servers but still haven’t defeated your hosting dragon, then maybe you need a load balanced server cluster system.  The marketing speak way of referring to this is THE CLOUD.  This article builds on […]

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Web hosting comparison: Dedicated server hosting

Web hosting comparison: Dedicated server hosting

In my ongoing analogy, a dedicated server would be a lot like a house or independent building.  This article builds on my web hosting comparison.  Getting a dedicated server is the first hosting option that doesn’t share a resource (strictly speaking, they all share resources, such as network bandwidth and electricity, but in the case […]

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Web hosting comparison: VPS hosting

Web hosting comparison: VPS hosting

VPS hosting corresponds to renting or buying an apartment or condo.  This articles builds on the web hosting comparison article.  VPS hosting is still shared hosting, but there is more isolation and finer control over how you use the resources that are available to you.  These plans generally range from $20 to$200, depending on how […]

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Web hosting comparison: shared hosting

Web hosting comparison: shared hosting

Shared web hosting corresponds to staying in a motel or hotel.  This article builds on the web hosting comparison article.  Shared hosting might have different names at different hosting companies, but a quick and easy way to know if your in this category is that the cost will generally range in price from FREE to […]

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