Payment Gateway For Tech Support Process

Merchants are speculative regarding the payment gateways for tech support process as it is new in the market. But being new doesn’t mean the business is fraud. They work like a blessing for business to help them grow globally. Payment gateway helps the business to receive payment 24*7 without taking efforts of collecting the money physically. By this method, the money received is easily credited to the merchants account. This further reduces the work burden of accounts department staff and also reverses the human error occurring in the entries. The merchants are hence advised to opt for payment gateway option to make their own work easy.

payment gateway

Before choosing a payment gateway option from a vendor they should focus on the following points:

1. Compatibility

The payment gateway system to be purchased should be compatible with your system technology. There may be a requirement to upgrade your system. Credits: propaysolution.com

2. Price

There are many companies selling the option for payment gateway. You should closely monitor them all and select a package that suits your business. If its a startup company then a normal payment gateway system offered should be accepted. If its a big company, then you can ask for a customised payment gateway which shall comply with the company rules and regulations.

3. Security

In payment gateway for tech support process, All the companies offer secured connection and hence a company which has a name in the market can be selected without worrying about the security issue. You can check more details over here.

4. Customisability vs. Simplicity

For startups and small companies, there is no requirement of choosing payment gateway which needs to be customised. Small packages available are already simple to understand and hence can be accepted. For companies operating with huge terms and conditions may need to choose a customised package which has all the information and is also easy to understand for the users while paying money. Hence payment gateway option should have a relation between customisation and simplicity.

How to get a verified Payment Gateway for Tech Support?

Tech support being a high risk business makes it difficult to get a payment gateway for technical support. What is needed is a good reputation in the country or the geographic area in which it is operating. The refunds and charge back should be very low and the relationship with the customers should be good. Companies offering payment gateway should be selected on the below mention qualities:

  • The payout is on weekly or daily basis
  • Provides direct bank transfer facility
  • Provides eCheck payment facility
  • Payment available through visa, discover, master, mastro & amex card
  • The company provides direct, secure and trustworthy gateway

How to qualify for online payment gateway for tech support process?

  • Your company should be a private limited company or should have applied for the same
  • Your company should have an own website through which customers and buy products and services
  • Your company does not make any spam calls
  • Your company should have a number to reach you and the same should be mentioned on the companies website
  • After sales service team should be hired for any queries
  • Company should have a current account with any bank

After a complete study on the above mentioned data with regards to your company, you can have a secure payment gateway for tech support for your company.…

The MegaList of WordPress Resources – Part 2

Last time, we looked at WordPress.org resources, themes and tutorials. Now it’s time to delve into a few more areas that are important for those working with WordPress.

SEO Plugins

One of the essential areas for anyone running a website, whether it’s built on WordPress or not, is search engine optimization (SEO). A lot of themes are already well optimized so your content gets the best possible search engine position. That’s especially true of some of the premium themes listed last time. But then there are the others. Some people find it best to manage SEO independently of the theme and there are several plugins that cover this area. Here are three that I have used:

  1. WordPress SEO by Yoast de Valk is by far the most comprehensive, covering titles and meta descriptions, XML sitemaps, permalinks, internal linking, RSS and social. There are a lot of options here which some people might find a bit overwhelming if they are new to this area. You also have to update a few more fields when you create a page or post.
  2. The All-in-One SEO Pack is another popular plugin. While you do need to do some configuration, there are some features that work automatically.
  3. Even simpler is FV Simpler SEO which generates meta tags automatically and does not require you to input keywords.
  4. It’s also worth looking at Scribe which includes both SEO and content marketing tools.  And if you start with one SEO plugin and move to another you will need SEO Data Transporter. I’ve used this plugin successfully to migrate my SEO data from All in One SEO to Thesis to Genesis and to WordPress SEO.

Read Joel Rivera‘s answer to What are the most used and your favourite wordpress plugins? on Quora

If you don’t like any of these options, check out other SEO plugins on WordPress.org.

More Advice on SEO for WordPress

Since optimizing your site is one of the most important tasks you can do, it’s worth looking at some of the tips in these articles:

  1. 7 Popular Free SEO Plugins For WordPress – this article reviews some of the top SEO plugins for WordPress.
  2. New To Using WordPress? 3 Must Have Plugins To Power Your SEO – find out what else you need besides the normal SEO plugins.
  3. 8 Excellent WordPress SEO Plugins – this post includes a few other SEO plugins worth considering
  4. 10 Out-Of-The-Box WordPress SEO Tips to Dominate the Front Page of Google in 2012 – this article provides tips on optimizing your site, including looking at on-page SEO for WordPress.
  5. WordPress SEO Tips – Ultimate Guide – there’s a lot of information here on everything from choosing domain names to using a CDN, structured data and microformats.

Other WordPress Plugins

Of course, it’s not all about SEO when it comes to WordPress. You can do lots of different things with this blogging package as you’ll see later in this article. For now, here are some other people’s views on top WordPress plugins. Be warned, too many plugins will slow your WordPress site down, so be choosy about the ones you install.

  1. Popular plugins on WordPress.org – if a lot of people are using and reviewing plugins, you know they have to be worth a look.
  2. 80 Best WordPress Plugins – Want Unfair Advantage? – a huge list from TripWire magazine.
  3. The 25 Best WordPress Plugins – want to supercharge your site? That’s what PCMag offers with its list.
  4. The 10 best WordPress plugins for designers – this post looks at the best plugins for more creative types, including options for slideshows and videos.
  5. The 15 Best WordPress Plugins to Use in 2012 – starting with popular plugin W3TotalCache, this delivers what it promises.
  6. The Best WordPress Plugins – MakeUseOf offers screenshots and descriptions on this plugin roundup page.
  7. The 25 Best WordPress Plugins Ever – this includes plugins for managing comments, adding forms, giving your site a mobile interface and more.

WordPress Videos

Some people are more visual learners. If you fall into that category, then check out these sites and links with helpful WordPress videos.

  1. WordPress TV – this site by Automattic has more than 400 WordPress videos from the WordCamp conference
  2. WP Beginner videos – these are free but you have to subscribe to gain access to them.
  3. WP101 – there are some free videos but you will have to subscribe if you want access to all of them.
  4. 30 Excellent WordPress Video Tutorials – Six Revisions’ WordPress video collection
  5. 110+ Massive WordPress Video Tutorial Collection – a huge selection of WordPress videos from 1st Web Designer.

Hacking WordPress

If you want to do a bit more with WordPress, then check out these sites and tutorials with tips on hacking WordPress. Many of them have been around for a while, but people are still finding the tips useful.

WordPress Inspiration

Finally, to round out the series and provide some inspiration, let’s look at how people are using WordPress.

Proof that if you’re using WordPress, you’re not alone is in WordPress.com’s stats page. And there’s no need to wonder if you have made the right choice when brands like CNN, The New York Times and Reuters are among the notable users leveraging the WordPress platform. And there are some interesting stats on how people are using WordPress in this infographic.

That’s where we end our megalist today. We’ll be back soon with an update on other useful WordPress resources.

Can A/B Testing Double Your Conversions? Three Case Studies (with Links)

 Direct Response Advertising is different than the Madison Avenue word crafting you see on Mad Men. The idea isn’t to create the best slogan, clever ad, or memorable image in an attempt to help people remember your name by forming associations.

Direct response advertising is much more directly related to street salesmanship – think of an insurance agent closing new policy customers, a book seller hand selling copies of the latest mystery novel, or even a vacuum salesman going door to door. These efforts only succeed if there’s a measurable outcome – in other words, a sale.

As the world of internet marketing evolved, direct response has had a stronger influence on the way marketing online has come to be practiced. This mostly comes down to the fact that online marketers and businesses growing online channels are doing so with a clear goal: to attract new customers, make new sales, or grow their prospect/lead list. Therefore, when the goal is very clear, it’s easy to know whether or not your efforts were a success.

Every online marketer needs to be approaching his or her blog with this kind of ruthless scrutiny.

The problem of course is the idea that these things are hard to measure. You write some copy and throw it up online. You send an autoresponder series out to new subscribers. You change the design of your website and hope that it reduces your bounce rate. But is there a way that you can actually tell how successful any changes that you make are?

Absolutely. This is where A/B testing comes in.

A/B Testing Gives You Valuable Info If Done Right

In A/B testing, you pit an existing design or set of copy (called the control) against a different version. It’s a control because you know how well it performs. For example, you write a sales letter, create a squeeze page, and put it online. It sits there for three months, trying to sell a product. At the end of the trial, 10,000 people saw the page and exactly 4% converted (purchased).

In an A/B testing scenario, you pick one variable and you change it. This could be the headline. It could be the price. It could be the positioning of the video introduction. It could be the bonus you give away.

But whatever variable you choose, you make the change and then you test how it performs. Let’s say you change the headline, and after a period you find out only 3% are converting. Then you clearly should stick with the control.

But perhaps when you change the bonus, you find out 6% are converting. Your new, higher converting letter becomes the control and you begin to test other aspects to see if you can push conversions higher.

With A/B testing, you can test an infinite number of variables in pursuit of that optimally successful sales letter. Let’s take a close look at case studies by some of the top minds in A/B testing today:

Case Study 1: ICoupon Blog

The geniuses over at Visual Website Optimizer were working with a customer, ICoupon Blog. They tested a single variable. Would a site that featured a prominent security badge (as in to indicate secure transactions) convert better? It turns out – the page without the security badge increased conversions by 400%. Read the full case here.

Case Study 2: ScandanavianOutdoorStore.com

In a simple headline test also orchestrated by the guys at Visual Website Optimizer, they tested (in Finnish!) the difference in conversions from “Men’s Clothing” to “Buy Men’s Clothing at Bargain Prices.” Conversions increased by 127%.

Case Study 3: Dustin Curtis

A/B Testing: You Should Follow Me on Twitter
In a well-known test case, Dustin Curtis wanted to see which headline would get people to follow him on Twitter. Turns out “Follow me on Twitter” was more effective at 7% than I’m on Twitter at just 4%.

So if you’re ready to start improving your conversion rates, maybe it’s time to take a look at how to integrate A/B testing more effectively into your own sales, marketing, and design process.

How To Make Sure Your Site Loads Like Lightning

Did you know that if your site is slow it could rank lower in the search engines? Page speed is one of the metrics Google uses to assess site quality and if your site doesn’t pass the test you could be penalized. So how do you know if your site is slow? There are lots of ways:

Is Your Site Slow? How to Find Out

You could visit it yourself or get friends to visit and see how long the pages take to load compared with other sites you visit. That’s not scientific, though, because if your internet service provider is slow, you will never know for sure where the fault is.

You can check out Google Webmaster Tools – add your site following the on-site instructions, add the HTML snippet to the root of your domain, and use the included tools to assess the health of your site. That won’t tell you explicitly about speed, but it will help you find some of the causes of site slowdown, such as the presence of malware.

Visit Google Analytics and check out the site speed report to find average page load time and other useful metrics. You can even see the load time for specific pages. Check out the relationship between page load time and bounce rate and you will see that the longer a page takes to load the less likely people are to stick around to see it. Since you want people to read your content, that’s another reason why site speed is important.

But the problem with all those tools is that even if you know your site is slow, you don’t know how to fix it. That’s why one of my favorite tools is the GTMetrix site. Just input the URL, run the text and you get both a page speed and a YSlow grade, with a detailed list of what’s slowing your site down and how urgently you need to fix it. An A-C grade means your site is pretty OK; a D-F grade means you’ve got serious work to do. Luckily the GTMetrix site also gives you a prioritized list of what you need to fix.

Site Speed – The Major Offenders

Here are some of the key areas to look at if you want to speed up your site. Since there are more than 59 million WordPress sites worldwide, and counting, let’s focus on this platform, though much of the advice also applies to other platforms and to static sites.

  1. Scripts

    Most of us want to add little bits of functionality – like displaying our tweets, social media sharing buttons, analytics for measuring visitor numbers, display ads and more. Most of these use Javascript and every snippet adds to page load time, especially if it’s in the wrong place. One way to handle this is to make sure the Javascript loads in the footer, after the rest of your page content. If there’s no easy way to do this via your theme options, then use the JavaScript to Footer plugin. Or you could manage scripts via a content delivery network such as Cloudflare.

  2. Images

    Large images are another common offender. The golden rule is that images should be the size they need to be and no larger. So the humongous hi-res photo you took on your phone or camera needs to be manually resized so it fits within your theme. Almost any image editor will let you do this or try an online picture resizer. Small file sizes mean faster loading. WordPress sites can use WP-Minify to reduce image sizes and caching plugins and CDNs usually help with this too. You can even host images on other sites to avoid server load.

  3. Database Issues

    WordPress sites have a couple more potential causes of site slowdown. At the heart of your installation is a mySQL database and everything you do on the site affects this. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep your database in tip top condition. In your web hosting control panel you can check out the database via PHPMyAdmin and repair it with a single click. You can check out the database issues in this guide to see what might be affecting your site and you can also install a database optimization WordPress plugin.

  4. Plugins and Themes

    Speaking of plugins, they are another major cause of site lag. We need them, but not too many of them. If your site is slow, try running it without any plugins for a while. If it speeds up, you know that a plugin is causing a problem. Enable each plugin in turn to see which one it is or use the Plugin Performance Profiler as a shortcut to identifying plugin problems. Remove or replace any slow plugins and you should notice an immediate improvement.

    Let’s not forget about the theme you are using on your site. Some themes require more database calls than others or may make heavy use of images and scripts, increasing page load times. It’s a good idea to choose a fast loading theme or one that is well designed, such as many of the premium themes and theme frameworks.

Is Your Web Host at Fault?

If you have addressed all these areas and your site is still slow, then visit your site control panel to see if your host is throttling your site. Some hosts do this if your site is overusing CPU resources and you might not find out till it actually happens. If it does, talk to them, get their recommendations and implement them or move to a less restrictive web host , or both.

An All in One Solution

Most people don’t want to spend time digging into the inner workings of their site. If this is you, then you have two options, which you can use separately or together. The first is to use a tool like Cloudflare to improve the causes of site slowdown with a couple of clicks in an easy to use dashboard. The second is to use a caching plugin like WP Super Cache to make sure scripts, images and other parts of your site function as quickly as possible. Then you too can have a lightning-fast site.…

The MegaList of WordPress Resources – Part 1

Ever since I discovered WordPress, more than six years ago now, I’ve been a fan. Recently, I’ve been spreading the love to people I know who want an easy, quick way to create a website.

That got me thinking about the resources you need if you are starting your WordPress site from scratch or just want to get informed about what WordPress can do. Here’s part 1 of my mega-list of useful WordPress resources. Add yours if you think I’ve missed anything.

Resources from WordPress.org

The best place to start is with WordPress.org itself (after all, they are the experts, right? ) Here are some of the resources you will find there:

  1. WordPress Codex – This humongous wiki has everything you need to know about WordPress, including getting started tutorials. There are also resources for WordPress developers and theme and plugin developers.
  2. WordPress Forums – part of the Codex, this section is where you go to find answers about WordPress features. One thing to note is that in my experience the forum info is biased towards the WordPress.com sites but if you are using self-hosted WordPress you will still find it useful.
  3. WordPress Themes Directory – this is a good starting point if you want a design for your WordPress site. It features both free and commercial themes and you can use the tag and filter interface (the same one that’s in the WordPress dashboard) to refine your choices. Check out the most popular WordPress themes in the directory here.
  4. WordPress Plugins – this is a mega list of plugins (more than 22,000 at the time of writing). Plugins add additional functionality to your WordPress site, whether you want to tweak images, add social media buttons or more. You can also search plugins from the WordPress administrative dashboard.
  5. WordPress Mobile Apps – want to blog from your smartphone? Then you will need these apps, also available from your favorite app store. There are apps available for iPhone and Android, as well as other platforms.

WordPress Tutorial Sites

If you’re just getting started with WordPress, then you need some guidance on what to do. Here are some of the best sites around offering WordPress tutorials and tips:

  1. WPMU – run by a team of expert bloggers, educators and marketers, this site is a one-stop source for tips, plugins, themes (free & premium), news and tutorials about WordPress. It’s always worth a look.
  2. WP Beginner – the name says it all.  This blog aimed at WordPress newbies is chock full of basics including getting started in minutes, how to choose and tweak your theme, how to handle typical beginnersí hiccups and much more.
  3. ManageWP – if you manage multiple WordPress sites, ManageWP will give you resources and shortcuts for how to do so efficiently, and maximize the power of WordPress to your advantage. If you’re on-the-go, thereís ManageWP for iPhone, too!
  4. Hongkiat – from design inspiration to practical how-tos, you’ll find solutions and suggestions for how to supercharge your WordPress site.
  5. Noupe – a site targeted to designers and developers, with a special category dedicated just to WordPress. This helps you make the most of this user-friendly content management system.
  6. NettutsWordPress – the well known web tutorial site has a category dedicated to WordPress with videos, articles, tips and tutorials targeted to web developers and designers. Even if you’re not a developer or designer you can find useful help here.
  7. Smashing Magazine – intermediate-level tutorials and articles focusing on how to develop well-designed websites with clean code. It’s got a great collection of free themes, too!

WordPress Themes

To get the right look for your WordPress site, you need the right theme. Here are some popular themes and theme resources.

Popular Premium Themes and Tutorials

There are dozens of premium WordPress theme designers, but here are some of the most popular.

  1. WooThemes has a great selection of free and paid themes and is also known for the WooCommerce’s e-commerce framework and plugin. Get help with WooThemes with these tutorials.
  2. Brian Gardner’s StudioPress produces the Genesis theme framework, with a wide selection of child themes for every type of blog or business. Get help with Genesis with these video tutorials.
  3. Chris Pearson’s DIYThemes is known for the SEO-friendly Thesis theme framework. A wide range of designers produce child themes for Thesis. Get help with Thesis with these tutorials.
  4. Headway Themes features a drag and drop interface that some people may find easier than messing around with code. Get help with Headway with these tutorials.
  5. Catalyst allows you to control your theme design by selecting pre-prepared elements ñ and change the skins too! Get help with Catalyst with these tutorials.
  6. There are many other premium theme sites, including DesignerThemes and Lubith, if you don’t like the choice above. WeblogsToolsCollection also publishes regular  lists of new and updated themes.

 

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GoDaddy Hosting Review by Real User

This Godaddy Hosting review is done in a form of interview. We have interviewed ChaCha who has been hosting with Godaddy for more than 36 months. Pretty direct right? We want to learn about GoDaddy from the inside. Check out the interviewee’s response below.

 

Hello Charnita, thank you very much in participating this interview. I’m sure our readers are interested to learn about your experience with GoDaddy Hosting. Without further delay, can you please briefly introduce yourself?

Hi Everyone! My name is Charnita Fance, but most people know me as ChaCha Fance or simply ChaCha. I am a full-time online student at Full Sail University and I’m studying for my Bachelors of Science in Internet Marketing.

I am also a Freelance Writer, Blogger and just recently became a Ghost Writer as well. You can see most of my published work on my own blog Social Web Tools as well as Blogging Tips, Hongkiat, ToMuse and Work Your Office. With school and writing I really don’t have much time for anything else. Whenever I do have some spare time I’m usually playing games on my iPad, PC, or Wii; right now I’m really addicted to the Sims 2.

Are you a cat or dog person?

I’m a huge dog person! Everyone who knows me, also knows my spoiled little Maltese dog. His name is Valentino and honestly, he has quite a fan-base on Facebook and Twitter! He gets more comments and likes on his pictures than I do.

Can you tell us what do you do with your GoDaddy web hosting? How many sites you are hosting in Godaddy?

This might sound crazy, but I currently have 11 domains hosted with Godaddy, but honestly only 5 of those sites are actively used and updated regularly. All of the blogs I’m hosting with Godaddy right now are hobbyist blogs. A couple actually belong to my husband as well.

I only make a living from 2 of my blogs: one through Google Adsense and the other through sponsored reviews and ads. Social Web Tools is my most successful blog and the one that gets most of my attention. There I provide reviews on Web applications, Internet tools, software, gadgets, technology and things of that nature. I also provide tips on SEO, Internet marketing and making money online.

I really want it to be a place where you can go find out about the latest social media tools and technologies. I’m a social media addict and I love trying out new Web services and that is very evident within the content of my blog. I’m also hoping to expand to mobile apps since my husband recently bought me an iPad. Speaking of my husband, he is a music producer and he has 2 music related blogs of his own that are also on my hosting account. Right now he’s really focusing on his Fancey Beats blog and he’s trying to make a living by selling music beats there.

Which GoDaddy plan do you use and how long have you been hosted with them?

I currently have the Linux Deluxe hosting plan for $6.99/month. I see that the price has since gone up to $7.99/month, so I’m glad that I got in when it was cheaper. I love it because I have unlimited websites and bandwidth. When I first started in May 2008 I went with the Economy plan, but about 6 months down the road I wanted to create more websites, so I upgraded to Deluxe.

Can you tell us what makes you choose Godaddy in the first place?

When I first started my blog, I was really clueless; I didn’t know anything about blogging or web hosting, so Google was my best friend. I did some research on the best blogging platform and found WordPress. I then did a search for the best web host that provided WordPress hosting and found Godaddy. I looked up reviews on other websites to see how good they were and most of what I read was positive, so I decided to give it a go.

My main concern was being able to install WordPress within a few clicks. This was before I knew anything about websites, design, HTML or anything like that and I really didn’t want to learn it right then; I just wanted to install my blog and get started as soon as possible! I used Godaddy to register my domain and then I purchased a hosting plan along with it. Since I was new to the whole thing, I wasn’t sure what hosting plan to pick, so I just went with what was cheapest. I later realized that I needed more and upgraded.

Do they perform up to expectation after you have signed up?

Besides some occasional slow loading times and lack of a decent FTP client, Godaddy has been pretty reliable and has lived up to the expectations. I know that many have had serious issues with them, but I haven’t so far. I love their customer service and technical support because they’re very quick and responsive. Thanks to Twitter, I’m now able to get a response even quicker by just sending a quick tweet to @godaddy. My favorite featuring is definitely Hosting Connection.

Godaddy is famous with their Hosting Connections where there are 2.5 million pre-installed free applications to use. But the concern is, are they user-friendly enough to utilize? How do you find it?

When it comes to Godaddy’s Hosting Connection, I can definitely vouch for the user friendliness and ease of installing apps. Their WordPress installation and updating is the best. It takes me about 4 clicks to install WordPress and those clicks are mainly just verifying some information and creating an admin login. With updating, it takes 2 clicks and I can even pick the time that I want my blog to be updated. It’s very convenient and I have no complaints at all. The only other things I’ve only used Hosting Connection to install is SMF (Simple Machines Forum) on a sub-domain and it was just as easy.

Godaddy offer 150GB of storage and unlimited bandwidth in Linux Deluxe 4GH. Do they live up to their promise? Have you ever reach the limit and was asked to upgrade your plan?

I have 150GB of storage and with 11 domains I have never even come close to using that up. I’m currently only using 2% of my allotted storage among so I’m doing really good. Even when I only had 50GB I’ve never had an issue or reached the limit. I’m not sure how to check traffic statistics, but by looking at my actual blogs I have estimated an average total of 3000 – 4000 visitors per day across all of my blogs hosted with GoDaddy.

Do you host your email account with Godaddy? Do you access your email through your mobile device?

I don’t host my email with Godaddy. I did try it out in the beginning, but I don’t like the basic functionality and plain design. Plus, it was such an inconvenience accessing it through Godaddy. With the advancements in technology I’m sure it’s more advanced now, but I haven’t even looked at it since 2009. I currently use Gmail for my email needs.

How do you find GoDaddy in term of uptime reliability?

As I’ve mentioned above I do notice some occasional times when Godaddy is down. I’m a night owl and it seems that Godaddy is mostly slow loading or down late at night, but it usually only lasts 5 minutes tops and it’s not very often. I can honestly say that I’ve never received any complaints (that I can remember) from any of my readers about my blog being down. Like I said, most of the time it seems to be late at night or in the early morning. This is ideal because most people are probably sleeping around this time.

Have you dealt with the customer support of Godaddy before? What’s the case and how’s the experience?

The response time for for support is usually 24 hours, very rarely is it anything longer than that. I actually get a response just within a few hours through Twitter. I have never had to send more than one email regarding a problem and I’ve never had an unresolved issue. Of course, I really haven’t had too many issues with them at all so I may not be the best person to vouch for their support, but I can say that they are quick, helpful and pretty friendly most of the time.

Whenever I send a tweet mentioning them on Twitter, I get a response later that day or the next morning. They’ll usually ask me to DM them any sensitive information and they try to help as best they can. My only complaints lately have been slow loading times and there’s really not much they can do about that after the fact. They have, however, suggested a few plugins that I could install to help make my blog load faster.

Do you see any disadvantages in Godaddy? What are they? Will you think of switching host for that?

Right now I have no reason to switch from Godaddy to a new Web host. I have all of the tools and functionality I need and I really wouldn’t trade it for another host unless I absolutely had to. I will say that if downtime ever gets any worse than it is, I would consider switching because I don’t want to risk losing traffic due to slow loading times and frustrated readers. Though I don’t use them, Godaddy is always adding new tools and they really keep up with the competition. If I had to name one disadvantage, it would probably be their FTP integration. It has gotten better, but it still isn’t as great as it should be. I always have to use a desktop FTP client or FireFTP in Firefox. It’s not that big of an inconvenience where I’d want to switch host altogether though.

Do you have any words to host seekers before we come to an end?

Be sure you do your research. The Internet is great because you can find reviews for just about anything now. It’s really good to read reviews prior to choosing a Web host just to make sure they’re worth the money. Also be sure that they offer the features that you’ll need. Everyone is different and has different needs for their blog. What may be perfect for me, might just be your worse nightmare!

Thank you for your time ChaCha!

Thank you! 🙂

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