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Everybody needs technology. Especially, in web hosting, the need for the latest versions of web hosting standards have been the key point in delivering a successful website online, such as in the website application framework itself as the example.

And to continue, we all must know Ruby on Rails, one of the most popular web application nowadays. Having the premier launch in 2005, it has been the most sought after web application. Outstanding capabilities it offers help web development to be just “a piece of cake” to do.

Get Simplicity

Simple is what you will recognize from Ruby on Rails when you first meet this application. Using Ruby on Rails you will just need half of codes required in other web applications or programming languages. For example, language like PHP may take codes two times more than Ruby on Rails in the same application development.

But with only simple codes, you can develop very productive applications. And not like the others that start from scratch, you will need very less configuration code compared to others as Ruby has already completed the most for you.

Save Your Valuable Time

Another advantage is that you can save more time on developing applications with Ruby on Rails compared to with the others. Usually, application projects may require few months or years to finish, depending on how complicated the projects are. But using Ruby on Rails, you will spend time much less than it should be.

For example, Java programming takes five to ten days to finish the application development. However, you can easily make it into a day only with Ruby on Rails. Even better, there are other applications that only take several minutes to finish with Ruby on Rails, like webblog application as an example, which can be finished by 15 minutes only.

Benefit from Its Feedback Loops

Additionally, Ruby on Rails also has more advantageous feature, the feedback loops. It lets you monitor how far you’ve finished in a browser when you’ve added the right codes. With this feature, you have no need to finish all first to check your application performance. I am sure you will find this useful for your ease of use.

There is no prior Ruby on Rails training to master the framework as it is easy to learn. And if you are interested to learn more and deeper, as I’m sure you are, you can always visit http://rubyonrails.org/ for more details.

~Gabrielle~

Website has been a common stuff for computer users. Almost everybody who uses computer has it. They develop and design it for multiple use; either it is personal, business, family websites, or etc. However, how many of them have maximized it to rake their instant revenue if they have no goods or services to sell? In fact, there are profitable funs you can gain from owning a website.

The first you can do from your website, as everybody knows, is of course selling your own goods or services in your website. With a website, you can build your online store and optimize your SEO and SEM, so Internet addicts can find your site easily, visit, and buy your products if they are interested or need them. And next thing you’ll realize is money rolls into your bank account. But still, use the proper and safe payment gateways when you decide how you will accept online payment from your customers. You can use those like authorize.net or PayPal, which is safer for you and your customers.

And instead of only selling goods and services to get your income, you can also use your website to offer advertising service. This means you have companies who would like to advertise in your website by placing their banners. Mostly, to make others interested in advertising in your website, you should ensure your website is well-known and has credibility as even you, yourself, will not be willing to advertise in unknown websites I am sure.

To get advertising contracts, you can start by joining affiliate programs of those big companies and be their affiliate. From it, you can earn your own commission and also increase popularity plus credibility of your website. The commission itself depends on each companies’ policy. Here, in Host Department, we offer you 25% commission of the total web hosting plan sale you can get for us.

Well, anyway, back to the topic, if your website has won credibility and popularity, you can set up your own advertising Service Level Agreement on how much you can earn from the advertisements you place in your website. There are few conditions you can apply for your advertising service, on when you deserve your payment.

Receive your money from payment per impression (CPM or Cost Per Thousand, which is M in latin numeral). This means you’ll get paid based on how many times the advertisement’s banner is displayed on your site. For example, if you set $20 CPM, it means you get twenty bucks every 1000 times the advertisement’s banner is displayed in your website.

Or, you can get paid per click. This means everytime visitors of your website click the advertisement’s banner in your website, you will receive payment per how many times they click on the banner. Nevertheless, it depends on how attractive the banner is or how high the traffic of your site is.

High traffic site will have a higher chance to be clicked than the lower traffic one. Also, you can earn better result if you carefully select the design of the banners to match your target audiences or website visitors so they will be attracted to click it.

Lastly, you also can get payment per sale (pay per sale). But this means you will only earn money if your visitors click through the banner and purchase any product from the advertiser or register for the service. Remember, just like pay per click, you receive better result if you carefully select the advertisers’s banner to suit your website’s visitors and increase your website traffic.

So now, let’s not neglect your website just as it is. Earn whatever you can get from it!

~Gabrielle~

Many people have questioned about link buildings for their websites. What is it? Who can do it? When is the right time to do it? Where can we do it? Why is it needed? How to do it? These are the common questions about it. Well, for me to say, I dare to guarantee that it is very significant for your own websites’ growth. Let us now dig into it deeper.

What is Link Building?

Technically, link building means the process of creating links to websites to gain popularity and website traffic. By building links, we can get quality websites to link to our own websites. It is just that simple.

Who Can Do It?

What makes it easier and simpler is everybody can do it. It doesn’t require special certain people to do it. No more requirements needed but knowing the strategies only. As long as you know exactly how to do it, just D-I-Y (Do it Yourself) and don’t wait others to start it for you.

When Is the Right Time for Link Building?

No exact time! Do it whenever you want. Do it whenever you have spare time (if your websites are not that important). And do it by sparing your valuable time if you know that your website is very valuable for you. The time depends on yourself and just you.

Where Can We Do It?

The best places for you to build links back to your websites are forum websites, articles sites, press release sites, newsletter sites, social bookmark sites, directory listing sites, and even in blog posting comments. There are many right places to do it as long as you know where.

But Why Is it Needed (What’s so Important about It)?

Definitely it is important! By building links back to your own websites, the most basic is you can increase your websites’ traffic and popularity. But there is even more on the reasons why you need it. With link building, you can get quality traffic from relevant sites that surely increases your sales.

Also, if you succeed to produce high quality incoming links, your websites will be respected as valuable resource that people can trust. The point of that is it helps to create the visibility and credibility of your sites. And remember, by building links in many places, your websites will obtain wider search engine exposure, meaning that It helps your websites to be indexed by search engines.

So How to Do it?

Now that you’ve found out where to do, just one more knowledge needed, which are the ways to build the links. First, you can build your website links by replying to forum posting or threads. Post helpful and quality replies, with your company signature and website link included. The more you reply in quantity and the more quality you have in your replies, the more traffic and credibility you’ll have.

Second, you can write quality articles or blogs about any good topics or your industry topics, press releases and newsletters about your company updates. Submit them to articles, press releases, and newsletter sites with links back to your websites. If people like your articles, press releases, or newsletters, they will click the link and visit your sites. More website traffic and credibility are in your hand.

Another alternative is by social bookmarking your websites or list them to directory websites. You can use social bookmarking sites like Stumbleupon, Delicious, Digg, and many more, with which you can bookmark your web pages that link to your websites. Bookmark your web pages, articles, press releases, blogs, newsletters and all members or visitors of the social bookmarking sites can see them and click back to the links to your websites.

Or, list your websites in directory websites either the free or paid ones. The more you list your websites and the more popular directory websites you use, the better traffic too you gain for your websites.

Even, you maybe never thought about this, blog posting comments! Posting comments to people’s blogs with link back to your site is also effective. But remember once again, quality and not quantity is required. Don’t post any comments just to gain many link back when it is pointless as readers will get annoyed rather than impressed.

After you have just learned more about link building, it is now the time to practise and optimize it for your website and traffic.

~Gabrielle~

Spammers have increased greater and greater in number. They always know how to do their “job” well and their strategy keeps improving. As a proof for their improvement, most spammers nowadays abuse free hosting and blogging sites for their spamming activities.

Why Would They Choose the Free Ones and Blogging Sites?

The first and the most important thing is simply because they are free of charge. No money needed to invest as you don’t have to pay for anything. You just need to register and verify your account to start creating your own web pages or emails.

With free hosting or blogging sites, you are also required no domain names to register as they offer you free subdomains to use. Take as an example, wordpress.com, which allows you to have free blogging sites with your very own choice subdomain for your blog like yourblog.wordpress.com. Also have a look at freewebs.com at which you can host free subdomains like yoursubdomain.webs.com. You can always begin to develop websites with subdomains.

And for spammers, this will be a great advantage for them as they can avoid being blacklisted or flagged when they use the subdomains only. How come? It is because most free host’s website addresses have legitimate website address that will impossibly be blacklisted and flagged. This will surely make the spammers’ activities run more smoothly.

How Will They Exactly Do It?

To be careful, spammers usually choose free hosts that already have big names such as Yahoo geocities, googlepages, blogspot, etc, which domain names will never be blocked. What they need to do is just registering their accounts and verify the codes or emails to start their website creation.

And as it is very simple to do, the link providers create and maintain as many as free hosting accounts they can have under the spammers’ ownership and the spammers will then use them to redirect to spam websites. No more necessary complicated steps!

And even when the ISPs or hosts or domain resellers themselves take down the spam web pages, the spammers and link providers can update the redirects to another live spam websites. They surely have known how to continue it well. You can never predict when they will stop.

So What Can We Do about That?

Now that we understand how simple and easy it is for spammers to do their job, we must beware of anything that requests for financial data or private information such as your bank, school, investment firm, or whatever that may be benefited by spammers. Just trust me that you dont want to be one of the spammers’ victims.

~Gabrielle~

Web hosting technology keeps developing at anytime. We’ll be left behind if we don’t keep track on it as the progress moves fast. New and old technologies come and go. One of the most popular and the latest IT technologies nowadays is the SAS technology.

What do you know about SAS? Well, on purpose, it’s build for data center operations, to deliver an unbeatable combination of superior performance plus greater data integrity in the system level.

SAS improves drive’s addressability and connectivity by using expander, which enables one or more host controllers to connect to a large number of drives. But there are even more behind it when you explore the capabilities deeper.

Data Integrity Guaranteed

With its End-to-end IT Nexus checking, it will ensure data movement from or to drive is never misdirected. This means it eliminates the key cause of data corruption. Dual ports capability enables fail-over and data recovery in multi-host storage environments. You can feel relieved that your data is always safe at anytime.

Superior in Performance

For performance, there is no need to doubt it. Compared to SATA (Serial ATA), SAS performance is 135% over SATA. It is far greater in speed and has an enhanced RV tolerance in high-density enclosures. The performance you’ll get will be more than you ever expected.

Investment Protected

Seamless SAS connectivity is fully guaranteed. You will save money and integration costs plus reduce service complexity from having to diagnose issues through multiple components in the ecosystem. And what is better is that SAS is compatible with all existing SCSI software and middleware .

Eco-Friendly

There is even more. Being eco-friendly, it uses only 12.5 watts for operation and 9 watts idling. The PowerTrimTM technology reduces power consumption, heat, and energy costs without having to sacrifice the performance itself.

Simple and Compatible

It offers easy enterprise-level management with multi-hosts support that enables up to 16 hosts on drive queue. Seamless SAS connectivity and compatibility with existing SCSI software and middleware are also provided for your ease of use.

Additionally, It is even possible to support up to 1 Terrabyte for capacity seeker applications. You don’t have to worry of running out of resource. It is also designed for 24×7 operation nonstop and can work up to 1.2 million hours.

And last but not least, its hot-swappable drives and simple four-wire cabling make serviceability quick and easy. Reliability is fully guaranteed here. You cannot find anything better. So get it now!

~Gabrielle~