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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.

Learn them more at http://www.easyapps.com/

~Gabrielle~

14th of February. It is one of the days of the year when everyone celebrate and remember to shower their beloved ones with care and meaningful gifts. In the streets, you see guys stopping by the corner florist to purchase a bouquet of roses. Downtown, shops at every corner are offering valentine discounts for every item possible. Even online stores are jumping on the bandwagon.

As a matter of fact, it is the ecommerce cousins that fare better, especially in tough economic times like now. This is because customers tend to get bigger discounts online. Just in 2008 alone, online Valentine’s Day sales revenue reaches the $1 billion mark.

So, if you were planning to start an online ecommerce store, this could be the perfect time for you to market your products!

Anything that Sell Well…

You can sell apparels, photo frames, poetic gift cards, photo-printed mugs, lovely gift boxes, and many more!… But don’t just stop with the traditional ones.  Electronic gadgets such as PDA, pink iPods (and its accessories), digital cameras, MP3 players, laptops, and the ever increasingly popular netbooks are top choices too.

Promoting Your Online Presence

You need to get the word out! And there are various methods to do just that.

Search Engine Optimization

Optimize your online ecommerce store by researching the appropriate keywords to use. When your website is search engine ready, update your e-commerce site by placing your best offers at the home page. Also provide clear important information on every page such as the last shipping dateline. You also need to update about available and unavailable items. It will be even better to customize a search tool for visitors to browse and narrow their search results by gift recipient, personality, price, or category so they will find exactly what they really want.

Email Marketing

If you already have your customer based, this can be the easiest way to spread the word. You should improve your email marketing words to create urgency of the benefits of getting things done far before the last minutes. Send reminder emails until the Valentine’s Day itself to recipients who might haven’t read the previous messages. To help your marketing, cooperate with affiliates and inform them for products or banners in their websites. Two people working are always better than one. The heaviest Valentine’s sales days will be around one week before February 14. Include the latest dates possible for shipping to ensure that they won’t receive their gift items late.

Social Media

Another option to campaign your Valentine’s offers can be done through the most famous social networking site nowadays, Facebook. Facebook enables you to have simple advertisements for online marketing. You can customize your targets’ gender, location, age, relationship status, or interests. You can feel relieved as the advertisement delivery is accurate. And just for additional information, Facebook users navigate from newsfeed to profile to applications.

Advertising on applications is also effective in Facebook. Some of the most popular applications  for  males include SuperPoke, iLike, Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, PetrolHead, Vampires, Slayers and Werewolves, are you interested, meet new people, hot cute or okay, or hot bids.

Of course with so many items to sell, you may want to start early so that your customers have enough time to choose the appropriate gift. So start it now don’t wait to the last minutes!

Many have questioned about the importance of a dedicated IP for a website and why if they just use a shared IP. If you are one of them, let me help you make this clearer as “crystal”. Nevertheless, before we move on, shall we begin with the definition first?

Dedicated IP address (also called static IP) means that a website has its own IP address. So this works that either you type in your URL or the IP address number, both will take you to the same domain.

On the other hand, shared IP address means the same IP is shared for multiple websites.  Then, the web servers  will determine which website is being requested by the domain entered in the user’s browser. And if you just type in the IP address, it will bring you only to some kind of generic page instead of the specific site you are requesting.

So What’s the Importance of a Dedicated IP?

Having a dedicated IP is strongly significant, especially, when you have an e-commerce website and have to accept Credit Card payment online that seems too risky if you haven’t ensured the safety. To make it secured, you need to have your own private SSL certificate as a secure e-commerce website must have an SSL certificate to accept credit cards online. And to have private SSL certificate, a dedicated IP is needed. Since you surely do not wish to experience any Credit Card fraud, you will definitely need a dedicated IP.

Another reason to use a dedicated IP is that it is required when you’d like to use anonymous FTP. With anonymous FTP, anyone who uses the FTP software can access files in a special directory of your site. It’s called Anonymous FTP because the user’s name who tries to access remains “anonymous.” Many Web hosting providers require a static IP (dedicated IP) so that the anonymous FTP can function to work properly.

Additionally, what’s better is when your website is inaccessible and you want to access it through FTP or Web browser, you can still do it if you have a dedicated IP even when there is something like domain name propagation periods. You have no need to worry such thing when you use a dedicated IP.

Is There Anything Wrong with Shared IP?

Well actually, there is nothing wrong with shared IP. However, under certain circumstances, using a dedicated IP helps you a little bit more than using a shared IP. For example, when your website shares the same IP address with known spam or adult sites, it may raise a warning flag in search engines. Consequently, some of them may respond by banning the entire IP address from their index.

Of couse, nowadays, search engines are already able to ban anything based on a domain name instead of based on the IP address itself. However, I am sure it is much better that you prepare for precaution by using a dedicated IP for your website. Especially, when your website is a very profitable e-commerce site, which your life and business depend so much on it.

How to Get Dedicated IP?

Most hosts nowadays usually offer dedicated IPs at $2 per dedicated IP to their clients. However, I am gladly telling you that there are hosting companies that already provide free dedicated IPs to their clients. And if you want to save more but get more, I strongly recommend you to get the free ones.

Why do you need to pay for dedicated IPs when you can get them for free?

~Gabrielle Capstick~