Tag Archives: Web Hosting

How to Get Free Web Hosting

Have you ever wanted to host a lot of domains, for a little money, while still getting a solid server with great support. Me TOO !! So I did.

A couple of years ago I went searching for the best deal on web hosting. I did a lot of research and tried a lot of different systems. Although there was some bad press on them, I settled with DreamHost and I have not had to think about changing since.

I have had up to 100 domain running on my account at one time without serious problems. Oh sure, there have been a couple of times where I was down, but I was always impressed with their email support and the response time.

I also appreciate their RSS support system. You know about issues usually before there is a chance for surprises.

But the best part, I have not paid for hosting in a year !!!

DreamHost lets you make your own Discount program to give to people, the more you discount the less you earn, very simple. I have had a lot of success with a $30 discount. Their standard account is $119.40 + no setup for a year of hosting, which breaks down to $9.95 per month. I have a promo code you can use CYBER30HOSTING that will give you a $30 discount, which then breaks down to $7.45 per month. With this system you can have any commissions applied to your bill and then cash out the remainder.

One more great feature is the ability to give other people access to any part of your account. I have used this feature to help others, and it sure makes it easier on both parties.

Link : Web Hosting by DreamHost

Disclaimer : This is NOT a paid post, just something I wanted to share. And yes, if you use my coupon I do make a little money!

Mobile Friendly Web Sites

If you use a mobile device to surf the web one thing you realize is that having a mobile version of any site can be very helpful, especially with the volume of mobile internet viewing increasing daily.

It is a little ironic that we have gone almost full circle on web design. We started with very text intensive low graphics back in the early 90′ to where the average viewer is now using a minimum of 1024×768 resolution with JavaScript capabilities and a wide range of Web 2.0 functions. And now we need a knocked down version for mobile users.

A lot of the new mobile devices can handle the high resolution sites, but with such a small screen it is still hard to navigate and read. This is where a mobile friendly web site can really open up your site for everyone regardless of their internet interface.

Here is a very simple solution.

While using Google Reader’s mobile version I realized any blog or web site can easily have a mobile version utilizing Google Reader. All that is required is to append your feed URL to the end of this URL from Google Reader.

http://www.google.com/reader/m/view/feed/[your feed]

Example :

http://www.google.com/reader/m/view/feed/http://www.cybercoder.net/feed/

To take this one step further you can use a sub domain from your site to create an independent mobile version.

Every hosting package is a little different and the setup for this depends on your hosting. I am using an htaccess file that handles the redirect. Check with your hosting system to find the best way to redirect your subdomain and you can instantly have separate mobile friendly web site.

10 Quick Steps to a Blog

Here are the first 10 steps I take in setting up a blog. These steps can be accomplished in less than an hour and lead to a succesful launch.

  1. Register Domain
  2. Setup hosting
  3. Install WordPress and change Permalink structure
  4. Install Robots.txt file
  5. Publish a few posts
  6. Setup on Feedburner and place RSS links on page.
  7. Create and upload Sitemap
  8. Submit to Google Webmaster Central
  9. Submit to Yahoo Site Explorer
  10. Install Google Analytics

I will go through each of these steps in individual posts.

The last blog I setup was in the Google Index within 48 hours, and away we go……