Recently, it has become a bigger and bigger question on why small web hosting companies seem to treat and care for their customers better and nicer. Is it really so? Or, is there something behind it?

What Makes Smaller New Hosts Sound Better?

Well, to be honest there is one big thing that small web hosts can do while large hosts may not – personalized services and custom web hosting plans. Of course many people won’t reject this kind of offer. You get whatever you’d like to have. Just request them and they will provide it for you! A custom web hosting plan or your own personalized service is not impossible to get.

Additionally, small web hosting companies also seem to pay attention to each of their customers far more than large hosting companies. Why? Just imagine! To compare, in small hosts or new ones, you might be just one of their fifty to a hundred customers while large web hosting companies have around 100,000 customers or even more. It is not because large hosts do not care for you but more to that their attention is divided for much larger number of clients.

Smaller or new web hosts will more likely to do an extra mile for you. Even better, everything they do, they do it for you – like transferring your website manually or installing certain software you need for your website. That is because as they just start up their business and giving whatever their customers want will help them a lot in growing their name and popularity in the web hosting world.

However, Still Large Hosts Win One Step Forward…

Small and new hosts sound better? Then i’ll let you know that large hosts have better advantages. First, large hosts can offer their web hosting services for reasonable prices than the smaller companies as they are experienced on estimating and calculating their budgets and revenues well to provide the best service with very affordable prices and quality hosting.

And what is more important is they will be there everytime you need them, around the clock technical support (24/7). Whenever you’d like to ask questions or there is any issue with your website, you can always contact them either with chat or ticketing support. You don’t know when you’ll need a support for inquiries or solutions so better to have one that provides you 24/7 technical support you can contact anytime.

Next, you get more disk space and bandwidth. They don’t limit your growth, they don’t charge you everytime you need more resources, and you don’t need to ask for more as they have given you large amount of resources. All have been provided in the web hosting plan you purchase with them. You can grow your online home without limitation.

Also remember that large hosts are more stable and experienced as they have already been in the business for many years. They know how to run their web hosting business successfully. And when you have even very complicated issues, they are experienced to solve it well as they have known how to do this and that in the business for years.

So, figure out wisely which one you’d really like to choose for your important online presence success. The decision is absolutely in your hand.


In the first month of this fresh new year of 2009, I am here again to report the uptime record for January 2009. Before I go with the details, you can have a look at the table below. They represent the average uptime and critical time during January 2009 in all of our servers for FTP, HTTP, MySQL, SMTP, and POP services.

Service % Time OK % Time Critical
FTP 99.991% 0.009%
HTTP 98.996% 1.004%
MySQL 99.989% 0.011%
SMTP 99.990% 0.010%
POP 99.979% 0.021%

FTP Service
FTP, important issue! It is needed when you want to upload your files into your websites. So, I clearly understand that you will find it annoying to find your FTP unaccessible. Anyway, our January’s FTP service uptime record showed that we reached 99.991% “okay” time and only 0.009% critical time reported. We gladly report that we met what you’ve expected.

HTTP Service
We also realize HTTP service is also significant for your website. We understand how inconvenient for you if your website is unaccessible by your visitors, especially when your site is critical and very important for your business.

For HTTP service in January, we reached 98.996% uptime and 1.004% critical time reported. We are really sorry that we didn’t meet 99.99% uptime guarantee for HTTP in January. It was caused from our scheduled maintenance to improve the performance of our servers for your further satisfaction.

MySQL Service
MySQL service is very important for dynamic website with MySQL database. As database records your customers’ registration data, e-commerce data, or archived materials; it is crucial to have the service available.

In January 2009, our MySQL service was 99.989% up and 0.011% critical time only. It means we actually have a rounded 99.99% uptime for MySQL service and we are glad that we met your expectations.

SMTP and POP Service

E-mails service is very important as with e-mails, you contact and get contacted by people. In delivering e-mail services, we report two records, SMTP and POP services. For SMTP service, we delivered 99.990% uptime and 0.010%. We are happy that we didn’t disappoint you in delivering the service.

And for POP service, we performed 99.979% uptime and there was 0.021% critical time in January for POP service. It showed that our okay time for POP was around 99.98% last month and we regret that we performed 0.02% critical time rather than just equal to or less than 0.01% critical time as there was regular maintenance to provide better performance in the future.

Last, we’d like to thank you for your kind understanding, patience, and loyalty towards our service and also we thank you for the time you have spent to read this uptime record. We’ll be back again next month as usual for February 2009 uptime.


Sometimes we are confused on how much resources we need for our website and then we’ll just go with the one offering us the largest one. Well, from my experience, you should  figure out the total size of your website by knowing first how many files and how much the files’ size will be in your website, including the image files. You actually will never know how much resources you’ll use in web hosting service before you finish all the whole website pages’ design. So What Should You Do to Check? Actually, for storage resource, you can check the size of the files in megabytes, including images, videos, mp3, html web pages, dynamic scripts, etc. How? Right click on the site folder, choose properties, and see the megabyte size of the folder. It will provide you a good estimation of how much space needed to host your web site.  And you will know that you don’t need too much resources as only little space is needed to host your website.

After you have known how much space required, start to ask these questions to yourself so you will know what more to determine for your website. First, are log files needed for your website? Remember that log files tend to spend your space quicker if your site is popular. Second, what about e-mail accounts like if you use webmails? Consider that if it is not maintained regularly, tons of junk mails will be in your e-mail and it will waste your space sooner too. And don’t forget database! If you have some database files and fill them them with customer registration or e-commerce data such as product information or archived materials, it will develop into large databases and grow very fast too. Another thing to pay attention is bandwidth, that is the measurement to manage resources by most web hosts. The limit for your site traffic can be set and is counted everytime someone visits your website (your website’s visitors). Why? It is because your web data is transfered through the Internet and from the web server where your site is hosted to the browser of the person visiting your website, which will create your website traffic. How much data transfer is done increases and becomes the prediction of how much bandwidth of your website is in one month. But how to estimate your bandwidth per month? Let’s say your web file is around 100 KB per page and you get around 50 visitors. Each visitor will view 7 pages. That means the bandwidth needed will be 100 KB x 50 visitors x 7 pages each one views, resulting on 35,000 KB or 35 MB bandwidth. And in one month, you will need 30 days x 35 MB, which equals to 1050 MB or 1.05 GB. And if you think this usage is too large and you’d like to reduce the bandwidth, you can do it by reducing your page size, files size, image size, or the number of files/images used in your website. It will be good if your home page is less than 50 KB and so are the other pages. Nowadays, a large number of successful small to large E-Commerce websites operate with not much storage space, ranging from only 10 MB to 200 MB.  However, the most seen difference today is storage space is sold much cheaper and web hosts give you much more than you really use; while earlier, storage space is not that cheap.  But don’t get influenced by large storage offer with cheap prices. My suggestion is, although storage space may be very cheap these days, don’t buy more than you need! Keep your money! You better buy one that give you the suitable space size for your website with good prices and quality.

Remember that if later you have reached the limit and may need more, you can always upgrade or buy more space based on your website needs. Also remember that if you have smaller site and smaller files size, your website pages will load much faster than those who have large files size or large websites. Keep in mind that people would prefer visit websites that load fast!


Throughout the world, from beginners to experts, most of us blog with WordPress, which is a very user-friendly blogging application to use. It is popular among beginners as well as among the experts. What about you? Have you used WordPress yet to implement your blogging skills? If not, then you should discover its fantastic features.

Easy Operation, Maintenance, and Installation

WordPress is very easy to setup for your own blog site and it is also offered in Easyapps (one click installation scripts). It is only one button installation click and it will be ready in seconds. But if you don’t have your own web hosting account, your can get your own WordPress blog at Blog maintenance is also easy as it is not done everyday and required only when there’s any update from WordPress. The upgrade process is easy and can be automated with several plugins.

Dozens of Gorgeous Themes

For those fancying on fabulous appearance, WordPress offers you with so many themes you can choose. You can change the look of your blog with any attractive themes ranging from simple, sweet, fun, even to crazy or professional one. And those themes can be instantly switched whenever you feel like it with just a button click. You can also customize your sidebar using widgets and there are some themes that let you upload your own photo or image for the header bar. If you’re an expert of CSS, you are able to customize your own CSS codes.

Pages, Archive, and Categories Creation

Additionally, WordPress has a feature that enables you to easily create pages you want. You can possibly add an “about me” page where you can fill with your own information (biography). After you create, there will be a link to that page automatically added to your sidebar. Not only “about me” page, you can even create the whole websites using WordPress. Create your own custom home page and then your blog pages as one of the sub-pages.

There is also archive for your blogs too. The archive is divided per month when you write your blogs. Let’s say for example you write in December 2008, January, February 2009, etc; then there will be archive listed  at your side bar as December 2008, January 2009, February 2009, and so on. It will help you to find your blog title easier per month.

Or, you can create categories per your blog topics so they will look neater and your readers can find the topics they would like to read much easier. You can choose any possible categories like computer, personal, education, love, etc. The categories will be automatically added to your side bar too where the readers can see and click them.

Well, as far as I’ve experienced myself, blogging is the best thing to express your ideas, opinions, and feelings. People can discuss it too with you in the blog comments. It is relaxing, relieving, and nice thing to do. And it can be realized with fun by using WordPress. So, let’s blog with WordPress now!


Everybody has known Easyapps and why it is so popular among web hosting industry. Simple and easy, the Easyapps applications (provided in H-SPHERE Control Panel) enable you to benefit from them just by one click installation and no more exhausting complicated steps needed. No worries that you will not find the right applications you need for your website as Easyapps are completed with tens of applications categorized in few categories, depending on your website’s needs.

Blogging Applications

This may be the most popular and sought after categories in easyapps applications. Well, who doesn’t write blogs nowadays? And, who is not interested in reading blogs? By blogging, you can write different topics depending on your mood and also the hot issue that is happening. The better you can write, the more people will read it. All your blogging skills can be realized with easyapps blogging applications such as WordPress (most wanted) or B2Evolution. They offer you so many features you can expect from blogging tools.

Forum Applications

We all love forums, the right place to discuss everything. Many people join forums websites to share ideas, share life experiences, skills, and help. Forums are the best place where you can get to know more and more people. And you can develop and build your own forum with easyapps application. For example, PHP BB (the latest is version 3), a forum tool that is highly customizable Open Source forum tool. It offers user-friendly interface, simple, and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ that you can read to guide you. It is the ideal free community solution for all websites.

E-Commerce Applications

It help to build and develop your online stores with the right applications. Easyapps offer you with the right tools for your e-commerce. Let’s say OsCommerce, Cube Cart, Zen Cart, and many more. If you need the right shopping cart, easyapps provide them for you with just one right click installation. They allow you to setup, run, and maintain your online stores easily and simply.


Content Management System Applications

Get to use Mambo, Drupal, Joomla, PHP Nuke, and many more! They are all offered in easyapps applications. You can store, control, and manage your website contents such as image, audio, video, or any others using this applications. Choose the one that suits you most! They are specified to fulfill the needs from simple to complex websites to manage the contents.

Image Galleries Applications

For photo and image lovers, you can publish your photos or images in your website with easyapps image galleries. Easyapps have Coppermine and Gallery where you can upload your pictures, create albums, and manage them easily. You can resize, order, or caption them easily whenever you want it. Maintaining your pictures album will not be that hard anymore.

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