New Hosting Services – Hostzillia Review

Last month, I decided to try a new hosting company. Since this isn’t a money making site, I looked for some low cost hosting. My first try wasn’t successful. They only supported one domain and the subdomain feature didn’t work well. I quickly got a refund and kept looking.

 

Then I found HostZilla – a cloud hosting company. And the best thing – They have a FREE service.

The free account is UNLIMITED domains, bandwidth, and email accounts. They have cPanel and all the usual free web applications.  But the account is limited to 100MB of disk space and 32BM of RAM for your php scripts.

The disk space would work for one simple site, but for $15 a year you can upgrade to unlimited disk space. (Yea!)

The RAM is only a issue if you run alot of plugins. Keep them simple and get a memory info plugin to track how your site is using memory and all will be good.

 

I’ve been using them for a month now and LOVE it. (esp the price!)

They also have a full service “Premium” hosting service that starts at $4.49 a month.

 

Check them out – www.hostzil.la

 

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New Domain Hosting

Last month, I changed my domain registrar from GoDaddy to Domain.com

It was time to renew and I wanted to find a lower cost solution. All those superbowl commercials must be keeping the old guys from lowering their prices. 😉

At the recommendation of Hak5, I changed to Domain.com and am very pleased with the service and ease of their software. And the price was right too. What’s cool is you can setup name servers to point to your hosting, use URL forwarding to redirect the domain to another site, and have separate email forwarding.

They have a sale for domain transfers – 20% off  -so get moving !
Make the switch! Transfer your domain for just $6.99* and add a year to your registration

 

 

 

16 Things

16 Things it took me over 50+ years to learn

By: Dave Barry, Nationally Syndicated Columnist

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative the same night.

2. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “meetings.”

3. There is a very fine line between “hobby” and “mental illness.”

4. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

5. You should not confuse your career with your life.

6. Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. (This one is very important.)

7. Never lick a steak knife.

8. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

9. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

10. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

11. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age 11.

12. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.

13. A person, who is nice to you, but rude to a waiter, is not a nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention. It never fails.)

14. Your friends love you anyway.

15. Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.

16. Thought for the day: Men are like fine wine. They start out as grapes; and it’s up to the women to stomp the crap out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.

 

Dave Barry’s 16 Things at Snopes

Simple URL adds GO links to your site

I’ve added a new WordPress plugin to my favorites list – Simple URL.

Simple URL is a plugin that lets you do redirects and URL shortening using your own domain name. You can use this to shorten or hide ugly URLs for your affiliate products, shorten URLs for pages on your site, or just make easy to remember URLs.

So instead of this:

You get this:

Read more at the plugin site – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-urls/