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DreamHost Promo Code/Coupon

DreamHostWe have teamed up with to provide anyone who signs up for hosting with a $50 discount on hosting for anything from 1 month up to 2 years! Just use the promo code WSHIQ when signing up.

DreamHost are a well respected hosting company who have been around since 1997. They have grown their business from using a Pentium 100 web server on a shared T1 (given to them at no cost) - and are now operating 700 servers with a permanent staff of 40 people.

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Wordpress Website Hosting

Hosting a Wordpress blog on your own domain is both affordable and easy.

There are also many advantages for doing this including having a professional look and feel for your business or brand and having a lot more control on how your blog is set up and administered. Basically you will pretty much have total control, since it will be your domain, your disk space and your Wordpress installation.

However, for many people, the idea of setting up their own website with their own domain name is a daunting task. Fortunately, this is a very simple and straight forward task where there are fundamentally just 4 things that need to be taken care of:

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Setting your Domain Name Server/Settings (DNS)

When you have finally decided on a name for your website and then gone through the trauma of finding that the domain name has already been taken.. and then gone through the process of finding another name or twisting the original name around to one that has not been taken - you can then go ahead and purchase that domain name and get on the road to setting up your website.

There is however one thing that you will need to do before you can get your lovingly crafted HTML published on the web, and that is setting your Domain Name Server/Settings (DNS).

So what is DNS?

DNS basically a big database that is distributed across a network, such as the internet, that stores easy-to-remember domain names such as against its respective IP address such as - which are not so easy-to-remember.

So when you buy your Domain Name from your Domain Registrar you then have to configure your DNS settings. If you host your website with the same company you bought your Domain Name from, then you may not need to do this as it will probably be pointing at the hosting companies DNS.

However, if you are buying your Domain Name from GoDaddy and your web hosting from Blue Host then you will need to visit the Manage Domains section of your GoDaddy account. You will then need to get the names of the Blue Host DNS (there will probably be about 3). Then back to GoDaddy and change the DNS from the GoDaddy settings to the Blue Host settings.

Then all you need to do is wait. It can take up to 2 days for the settings to reach all of the Domain Name Servers throughout the internet. In my experience I have seen a new domain bought and then functional in 20 minutes and other times it has taken 24 hours.

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Dotster 99c Domain Sale - Promo Code have announced that their 99 cent domain sale is extended until February 28. Purchase any domain for only 99 cents with any purchase of $6.99 or more.

The Promo / Coupon Code for this offer is cj001 which should be typed in when you get to the checkout.

Dotster’s robust domain hosting plans start from just $5.95 per month and include: 500MB Storage, 25GB Transfer, and Free blog, gallery, forum scripts.

Dotster's 99 cent sale
Their Premium plans are $24.95 per month and include: 5GB Storage, 200GB Transfer, Unlimited domains, and a Full range of scripts.

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GoDaddy offer 20% Discount on Shared Hosting

GoDaddy are offering 20% discount on their share website hosting packages which are rated #1* by Netcraft®.

So with packages now from just $3.16 per month you can get:

  • 5 GB Space
  • 250 GB Transfer
  • 500 Email Accounts
  • 10 MySQL Databases
  • 50 Email Forwards
  • Forums, Blogging, Photo Galleries
  • FREE! Software
  • No ads Hosting & Servers
If you need an affordable, reliable place to host your site — with no advertising banners or pop-ups and live, 24/7 support by expert staff who understand you — you’ve come to the right place.
And unlike the competition, there is no set up fee and no annual commitment is required.

Free Website Header Graphics

If anyone is interested in getting 10 high quality website header graphics for free then check out Joel Osbornes Free Niche Graphics website.

The graphics include cars, weddings, real estate, etc… and would be useful if you are into publishing niche websites.

The 10 graphics are in .jpeg format, but you also get the original .psd formats too.

If you like what you see, you have the opportunity to purchase others, but there is no obligation.

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Wordpress Themes

If you are using the popular Wordpress for you website needs, then it is worth checking out Blogging Pro where an up to date list of Wordpress Themes from around the internet is compiled.

Some of the latest offerings include:

Thin Green Line - …a clean, snappy theme that is a conversion of the public domain template by the same name designed by the folks at SixShooterMedia…

Sweet Blossoms 1.0 - …A two column theme, that is thin, and wildly colored … A very girly theme in pink and purple and whatnot, but professionaly designed…

SoftRed - …A two column theme, based around my favourite colour: Red. A little bit strong on the eyes, as it does not use the red sparringly, but it is still a really nice theme…

Check them all out and see if there’s anything suitable for your blog :)

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7 essentials of moving to a new web host

When a site has outgrown its web host on all counts or when a web host does not keep its promises, moving web hosts becomes imperative. If a web host fails to provide much needed expansion requirements or technical support you need to upgrade to one that can meet your growth needs.

The first step is to ensure that you have all legal documents and contracts with you. Then make sure you have accurate and updated copies of all content, databases, scripts, and clientele lists. A back up needs to be done as a matter of routine not just when you need to move. Trouble can rear it head in the form of hardware failure or unexplained data losses.

Research the market thoroughly before deciding on a new hosting service. List your requirements and look for a host that can exceed your needs. It is not just bandwidth that you need to look at. Consider technical support, upgrading options, as well as whether the host is keeping up with new developments in the field.

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GoDaddy Promo Code / Coupon

If you are after quality Domain Registration, then you can do a lot worse than GoDaddy.

At the moment they are offering a great deal on Domain Registrations and have released the following coupon so that you can buy domains for just $6.95 (+ $0.25 ICANN fee).

To get domain registration at this special price, simply enter the following promo code when you get to the checkout:


That’s all there is to it folks - Make your way to GoDaddy for your savings :)

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