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Nobody doesn’t know online quizzes. They spread everywhere on the net and for you internet browsers, you must have been used to them. Yes, I know they are very fun to take. You can find out your real personality, suitable career, soulmate, etc that I am sure most people are interested to figure them out.

However, behind those funs, have you ever noticed the purposes of the quizzes creators behind the quizzes? Online quizzes are not created not only for your own fun time. There are more than just fun for them. It’s time for you to understand and be conscious about that.

Advertising

Advertising is the basic reason why someone will create online quizzes. They won’t give you the quizess if they do not want to advertise their products and services to you. With those quizzes they get to know you better, your details, your information, and they will know how to reach you. With your details, they have a way to be connected to you.

For example, there is a quiz that implicitly make you spill out all of your sensitive information such as your family, age, or healthy habits; you then give them answers and when they detect any signs of depression from you, that will lead you to drug or medicine companies.

Many people have experienced this type of advertising. Even, some of my friends experienced it before. They answer questions with details, physical questions like your age, weight, height or emotional ones like what you feel in this kind of situation, what you will do when this happens, and so on. Right after they are processing to the result, all they found are just advertisements links.

Money

Who doesn’t need money? Gaining your data is just the first step. Getting to your money access will be their final aim to achieve. Mostly, they put effort on this by trying to increase your curiosity to receive your online quiz result. They don’t let you know at first that you need to pay for some amount when you start the quiz. You will find out about that by the end of the quiz when you are clicking to get the result.

One of clear examples is the one usually happening with online IQ or personality online quizzes. Everybody is surely interested in knowing their potentials and personalities. Filling your data, answering the questions, processing to the result, and getting no result but requesting you to submit some amount of payment to their accounts so you can have your quizzes result.

It’s true. Maybe there is one or two that is not like that and they will give you the online quizzes result directly. However, the more you answer online quizzes, the more you’ll find out that all I am saying is true. I am not forcing you to believe me. Instead, you just need to prove it yourself.

For me, online quizzes are not fully for our own fun. There is more behind them, which the creators are willing to get from us. So, prepare yourself to face this when you experience it later.

~Gabrielle~

These days, No Limit web hosting might has been not popular as it was. Web hosting customers keep doubting about how true No Limit web hosting can be. I don’t blame them for it. It is understandable why people are unsure about the success of No Limit Hosting because they must consider of how unlimited stored files, websites, or traffic can be hosted.

However, we did succeed in executing our No Limit plans. We provide no limit storage, bandwidth, domains, etc in our no limit plans. Many customers have been interested in using them these last two years and they do like the features. How possible is it?

The Truth about No Limit Hosting

Honestly, to let you know, No Limit hosting is truly applicable when you know how you do it and what to use. As we do, we have Storage Area Network (SAN), with which we are able to provide you no limit disk space.

Data are not stored in internal hard drives but are stackable and upgradeable to no limit amount up to thousands of Terabytes of space. And when there is more and more demand, we just need to add another hard drive into the SAN to provide you no limit storage.

No Limit traffic is also doable when it has multiple GigE ports in the data center. This means each server has very big pipe for no limit traffic to flow through, continuously meaning that No Limit idea in shared hosting is always a possible option to provide.

Why Are There so Many Cons about It?

There are people disagreeing about No Limit Hosting. It is not their fault but actually they have not found how to do it properly. In fact, there have been many web hosts offering full No Limit Hosting in everything – traffic, storage, or domains and they are successful as they know how to do it.

Another fact why there are so many cons about it is simply also because there have been quite many abuse users in no limit hosting. Everybody wants no limit web hosting. It is cheap, no limit resources, awesome features, hassle-free.

Some users (the abusing ones) don’t use no limit hosting properly as they mostly don’t read the Terms of Service (TOS) carefully, which they think are useless and wasting time. They don’t know that instead of wasting their time, the TOS helps to protect all of the customers so that abusing the service is not possible.

We, Host Department, also realize that No Limit hosting develops some cons and that is how we come with an even more brilliant solution, unlimited web hosting. With Premium Hosting, you are provided with sufficient amount of resources, completed with the latest technologies plus the all new brand server and quick fix customer support at a very affordable rate for such a perfect web hosting experience (from $9.95/mo).

No Limit hosting plans are our success in delivering a great service for our users. However, as there have been some users who disagree with No Limit hosting, we should listen to their voices and offer another outstanding solution. So, it is now your decision to choose either No Limit Hosting or the others.

We often hear the term No Follow and Do Follow when it is related to Page Rank increase purposes as there are some websites that allow Do Follow while others do not and choose to remain No Follow. However, what do the terms mean and how do they affect the Page Rank?

Do Follow

Do Follow websites mean that the websites are passing page rank when there are people do some activities in them such as like forum postings or blog comments. So, when you post any to these Do Follow websites with back links to your website, you are able to increase your own website page rank as the websites allow it by removing the No Follow Tags.

As the Do Follow website owners, this will result on you having to pass and share page rank to those who post in your website. There will be no bad effect if those posters do not have bad credibility and are not spammers. However, what if they are? If they are; consequently, your website page rank will decrease as search engines surely do not like spammers.

Furthermore, as the ones who post in the Do Follow websites, it enables you to gain higher page rank by posting to these websites as they are passing page rank when there are links back to your own websites. But it is better that you do not misuse this chance to do spamming activities.

No Follow

No Follow websites mean they have insert No Follow tags in their websites so they do not pass page rank when there are somebody posting anything to their websites with back links. With the No Follow tags activated, there are effects for both the websites owners and the visitors who post.

For the No Follow website owners, they do this so it doesn’t attract spammers or page rank hunters to post there as I believe you will not be attracted to post in No Follow websites when you are in the need to increase page rank. Additionally, by using No Follow tags, they don’t lose their precious Page Rank to others as they can keep it all for them.

For those who post, as it has been mentioned just now, No Follow websites will not help you at all to gain page rank as they are not sharing it. If you are willing to gain page rank, it is better to find Do Follow blogs or forums websites so you are not wasting your time. However, if you are just looking for traffic or having any no intention at all, then you can keep on posting in No Follow websites.

So, what I will ask now is, which one will be your choice and what will be your purposes?

~Gabrielle~

Has begun the month of May, the time for us to memorize the US men and women who passed away in military service for their noble work is approaching. Celebrated on the last Monday In May, Memorial Day or formerly called as Decoration Day has been a yearly tradition to celebrate since 1865. And now, all people all over the US never miss the celebration every May.

How Did the Tradition Begin?

In the end of the Civil War (1865), communities set a day to memorize the end of the war to commemorate those who had died. The first areas who celebrated memorial day are Sharpsburg, Maryland, Charleston, Boalsburg, Richmond, Carbondale, Columbus, many communities in Vermont, and some other cities. The first memorial day itself took place in 1865 by liberated slaves at the historic race track in Charleston.

And on May 30, 1868, the liberated slaves returned to the graveyard with flowers and decorated the individual gravesites, creating the first Decoration Day. There was also a parade by thousands of liberated Union soldiers done with patriotic singing and picnic. Since then, the Decoration Day or Memorial Day keeps being celebrated yearly.

How Do the US Citizens Celebrate Memorial Day at Present?

Not really changing from the former days, many people still observe this day by visiting cemeteries and memorials, which important moment of the remembrance is at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. There is also another tradition by flying the United States flag half-staff from dawn until noon local time. Volunteers also place the US flags on each gravesite at National Cemeteries. Additionally, there have been many Americans using Memorial Day to honor their other family members who have died.

Besides visiting graveyards and flying the United States flag, Memorial Day is celebrated with picnics, barbecues, family gatherings, and sporting events too. One of the famous sport traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500, which is an American automobile race located in Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. It has been held related to Memorial Day since 1911.

There are also communities having a ceremony in a church or town memorial park to commemorate the fallen soldiers from the towns they are living in such as police officers or firefighters. They often hold a Memorial Day parade to honor such residents. They also have a picnic barbecue at a local park and invite the whole town to attend.

The United States Memorial Day is a great holiday that you can’t miss if you admit that you are an American. And because of that fact, we, Host Department LLC, as an American company also celebrate this day by sharing with other Americans to commemorate the fallen soldiers of our country.

We are currently offering 25% lifetime discount for our outstanding Premium Hosting plans by only using the coupon code “MEMORIAL09“. The only reason why we are offering the discount for our Premium Hosting is simple, because we’d like to offer the most special web hosting plans we have for this special day. So, choose your own special way to celebrate this very special occasion of the United States.

~Gabrielle~

As always, every beginning of the month, I am here to present Host Department’s Uptime fact for the recent passed month, which is April’s uptime fact. Beginning the premier in March Uptime fact, we still provide you with our new Premium Hosting Uptime fact together with our regular shared hosting uptime record, so you can know the updates of our server performance and compare the difference between two clusters.

Premium Hosting for April 2009

Service

%OK

% Critical

FTP

99.943%

0.057%

HTTP

99.954%

0.046%

MySQL

99.954%

0.046%

SMTP

99.954%

0.046%

POP

99.955%

0.045%

Wonderfully, our Premium Hosting Service reached 99.95% uptime averagely in all services and just had 0.048% critical time due to electrical issue in the data center and also the regular maintenance. Compared to our regular shared hosting uptime record below, Premium Hosting performance still shows one step better.

Our HTTP, MySQL, and email services (POP and SMTP) reached around 99.95% okay time and just had 0.05% critical time due to the reason mentioned above. Additionally, our FTP service reached 99.943% uptime and was reported 0.057% critical for the regular maintenance. Overall, Premium Hosting has better uptime than the regular shared hosting accounts.

Regular Shared Hosting for April 2009

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Service % OK % Critical
FTP 99.954% 0.046%
HTTP 99.966% 0.034%
MySQL 98.986% 1.014%
SMTP 99.966% 0.034%
POP 99.966% 0.034%

Our Uptime fact for April 2009 reached 99.77% averagely for all service. We had around 0.23% downtime overally for all service. As you can see from the table, our MySQL service got the biggest critical time compared to the others, around 1.014% or around 98.986% uptime. This was caused by the regular scheduled maintenance.

Furthermore, our HTTP and E-mail service (SMTP and POP) reached out a wonderful uptime fact of 99.966%. It just had little 0.034% critical time when there was scheduled maintenance. On the other hand, our FTP service reached 99.954% uptime and had 0.046% critical time for performance maintenance.

We realize that this uptime fact has not yet reached 100%; however, we always want to be transparent and provide you with the clear description of what’s going on with our performance. Thank you for always reading this Uptime Fact. I’ll be back with May Uptime next month.

Best regards,

Gabrielle