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15May 15

Starting an Online Business for Rookies

Start a BusinessBill Gates himself acknowledges the fact that if a business isn’t on the internet, then it’s likely to be buried within a few years. With the rise of smartphones, more savvy consumers are browsing the web for shopping options. Easy access and a wide customer range have lured businessmen to conquer the World Wide Web through an online business.

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26Jul 13

The Real Deal on Cloud Hosting

cloud-hosting-imageIn the current web landscape, there’s no other movement that has been on the rise as much as cloud hosting. Compared to other kinds of shared or dedicated hosting solutions, cloud hosting offers a multitude of opportunities that enable better performance and various kinds of cloud service platforms that can fit any type of business needs.

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06Sep 12

The Evolution of Web Hosting

Today, you can publish a website for less than the cost of a cup of coffee

It all began when the world wide web (www) was first introduced to the world back in 1991. Back then, you needed to own and manage your own computer server to host a website. This would have literally cost you thousands of pounds at that time.

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21Jun 11

Introduction to x3, our new cPanel theme

If you’ve logged in to your control panel recently you’ll have noticed it has a brand new look to it. The new theme, called x3, is included with cPanel as standard and brings with it a number of usability improvements as well as lots of new features. We’ll be covering some of the features in this and future articles. Click on the image below for a preview:

cPanel x3 theme

cPanel main page (click to enlarge)

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22Dec 10

osCommerce Shopping Cart

Last week we launched a new osCommerce Shopping Cart installation service for our customers, to great success!

Here at Free Virtual Servers, we were seeing a growing trend of our customers websites, which advertised their products but with no shopping cart installed. We thought the problem was that the web hosting industry uses a lot of jargon, including ourselves sometimes, which to those not directly involved may be somewhat confusing. You see in the past, building a website for your business used to be a luxury.

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17Dec 10

How can I do more with my hosting?

Install apps like WordPress and Joomla in just one click for Free

Since adding one-click script installs to our packages over 5 years ago our users have been installing scripts in seconds with minimal or no technical knowledge needed.

The program behind the one-click installs is called Fantastico and it allows you to install applications onto your website really easily and quickly.

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07Dec 10

Why pay for hosting?

Why should novices, hobby sites and SMEs looking to raise their profile online pay for hosting?

There is an image that hosting free and cheaper packages means a poorer service, which seems to be the instant presumption and perspective of many customers. Many UK web hosting companies have more recently decided to adopt a ‘no free hosting policy’ and have moved their customers onto a paid hosting option. But why should these customers have to pay every month for hosting on a server, when really the majority initially just want to see if it’s right for them?

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