InMotion Web Hosting – Detailed Review

InMotion Hosting is a U.S. based web hosting company offering Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting and Dedicated Servers. This is a review of the services they offer. (I’m not paid for this post, so it is totally unbiased.)

Shared Hosting Plan Details

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InMotion offers three Linux-based shared Web hosting plans. The basic and cheapest, Launch ($5.99 per month with 25% off), supports two websites and up to six domains. Power ($7.99 per month with 20% off) nets you six websites and up to 26 domains, while Pro ($13.99 per month with an annual subscription) offers unlimited websites and unlimited domains. All plans include unlimited email, storage, and monthly data transfers.

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Top 4 Web Hosting Companies in 2016

One of the things to look out for when choosing a web host is pricing, storage space, bandwidth, number of domains and subdomains, email services, wordpress integration and more. In this post, I’ll share with you the top 4 hosting companies to use for your business. In no particular order.

InMotion Hosting: I only just recently started using InMotion. I loved the simplicity and interface. I found out about them when I had to login to a clients Cpanel which I didn’t purchase for them.
inmotion-hostingInMotion Hosting offers a broad range of services, from three different shared hosting hosting plans to VPS through to dedicated hosting. The company ethos is to provide a first-class service from well-trained staff without cutting corners on support or overselling server space. Personally, I think they are a bit expensive than the usual – but i hear that it’s deliberate and their packages are mainly aimed at business and corporate users – people who can afford to pay a little more for reliability and support. They offer only LINUX hosting (no Windows) but they offer a range of packages which cover all bases pretty comprehensively. Business Hosting is $4.89/Month – about N1800/month. Multiply that by 12 months, you’re almost at N22k/year. Which is not a bad amount to invest in for quality. The first year you’ll get 30% off. Continue reading “Top 4 Web Hosting Companies in 2016”

Learn the Basics of Web Design, Blogging & Business in 1-Day Training in Abuja!

Pishon Design Studio organizes A One Day Training on WEB DESIGN & BUSINESS SENSE in the City of Abuja.

Would You Like To Know how to Build Killer Websites and Make Over $500 Weekly from Adsense, Facebook & Twitter?

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What you will learn:

* CSS, PHP, WORDPRESS & SEO BASICS
* BUILD YOUR OWN CLASSY WEBSITE
* MAKE OVER $500 WEEKLY FROM ADSENSE
* COMMUNICATION & PERSUASION SKILLS
* BUSINESS SENSE & START UPS
* AND MORE!

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WordPress VS. HTML? Which is better for your website?

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Very recently I started building some sites with WordPress. Before, I was a hand-coder and css freak through and through. But I realized that I built sites faster and saved more time, and money. So…I went on a search via google, to ask,

“Is there any benefits in having a static HTML site over a WordPress site?”

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Why Use Social Media Ads?

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Social network advertising, also social media targeting is a group of terms that are used to describe forms of online advertising that focus on social networking services. One of the major benefits of this type of advertising is that advertisers can take advantage of the users’ demographic information and target their ads appropriately. (Wikipedia)

Social network advertising is not necessarily the same as social media advertising. Social media targeting is a method of optimizing social media advertising by using profile data to deliver advertisements directly to individual users. Social media targeting refers to the process of matching social network users to target groups that have been specified by the advertiser.

Social media advertising helps businesses find new potential clients by using users’ own shared information to identify interest. Rather than reactively targeting users who search a certain term, social media advertising proactively targets relevant users before they even begin their search.

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You Need a Responsive Website – or none at all.

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Have you noticed that when you visit some sites on your device – ipad, phone, etc – they seem to fall to the exact size of the screen? There’s also a high chance that you’re reading this post on your mobile phone or handheld device.

As smartphone and tablet adoption rapidly increases, so does the importance of mobile-friendly websites. Mobile sales have already overtaken desktop sales, and mobile Internet usage is predicted to overtake desktop internet usage by 2014. It is only logical that mobile search will overtake desktop search at some point in the near future as well.

In this post, I’ll give 5 reasons why your site needs to be mobile responsive, and soon!

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Why Your Business Needs To Be on Social Media

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Is it every business that needs a Facebook page? Or a Twitter account? Or even a blog? No. I always tell my clients that it’s not necessary to be on Social Media. I’ve changed my mind, but there are still some exceptions to this rule. (If your website doesn’t require human interaction, no need o).

Here are a few reasons why your business (whatever it is), should have a valid and up-to-date social media presence.

Branding: – Create a recognizable identity for your product or service. This is extremely important for a small business. Your social media networks are new channels for your brand’s content. This simultaneously makes you easier and more accessible for new customers, and makes you more familiar and recognizable for existing customers. For example, a frequent Twitter user could hear about your company for the first time only after stumbling upon it in a newsfeed. Or, an otherwise apathetic customer might become better acquainted with your brand after seeing your presence on multiple networks.

Social networking with potential clients and customers from all over the globe: – With social networking sites such as Facebook, StumbleUpon, MySpace and Twitter, among many, many others,  you can hold personal conversations with each of your customers. Tell them about new products, sales and coupons, suggestions and tips – the topics are endless.

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Improved brand loyalty: According to a report published by Texas Tech University, brands who engage on social media channels enjoy higher loyalty from their customers. The report concludes “Companies should take advantage of the tools social media gives them when it comes to connecting with their audience. A strategic and open social media plan could prove influential in morphing consumers into being brand loyal.” (Forbes)

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How do I promote my website or Blog?

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Now you have that website you’ve always wanted. Cool.

The only problem is that you’re the only person who has visited it in the past week. Jeez. That won’t do. You need to get that website out. And fast too! So how? You ask.

Well.

That’s a question that every body who has a website asks. I always tell my clients that there’s no point owning a website if you do not know how to tell people you have one. And there’s no way everyone will know you personally and yet you need them all to come to your website. Lemme show you a few ways you can do that. Read on…

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Why PHP in web design?

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So someone asked me why I use PHP to design websites. Well, I rarely do since most of the designs have been working with lately seem to do fairly ok with HTML and CSS. But when it comes to heavy metal designs, I can pull my PHP weight around. Here’s my answer.

When we talk about web designing, the first language which comes into our mind apart from HTML is PHP. Why? It is one on the hottest scripting language into today’s technology world. Well, the reason behind its popularity is no license cost. PHP is open source, which means that you can download free of charge and use at will.

Web designers use PHP to develop fast, secure, scalable, and dynamic web portals. The advantage of using the language is that customized web forms and functions can be created. The codes of PHP are compatible with all versions of HTML making it one of the most compatible languages. The language is very easy to understand and boosts simplicity in terms of design and interface. The security functions in PHP makes the application secure from virus and spyware attacks. Continue reading “Why PHP in web design?”

Why Web Designers hate Internet Explorer

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One of the first things you notice when designing your website is that web browsers will display your website differently. Of course, this is to be expected. Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera are some of the browsers that we have that can show distinct differences in our websites, but – the main headache for almost all web designers is Internet Explorer. No matter how much you tweak your code – IE will still be the bane of your design headaches. Sure, we could ignore that particular browser – after all, our site is showing well on other browsers, yea? Unfortunately no. IE is still the most used browser in the world, some research says.

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