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Dedicated hosting under $100: mistakes to avoid

Published on June 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Hosting Essentials

If you’re shopping for entry level dedicated hosting – perhaps comparing providers below the $100/mo mark – you’re probably comparing roughly similar looking server specifications. But when evaluating the value offered by dedicated hosting, server specifications are only the tip of the iceberg. Here are the things to look for beyond the listed specifications, to help you avoid the disastrous consequences of choosing a provider based on price alone, rather than value and quality.

Specs mean nothing when your server’s down

Dedicated hosting providers are responsible for the entire infrastructure behind your dedicated servers – everything between your server and its users. When only the specifications are published, what you cannot ascertain is the quality of the hardware and engineering used to build the servers and the network connections, and crucially the level of network and power redundancy.

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Web Design: Resources to Inspire and Organize

Published on June 12, 2014 at 1:03 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Marketing Articles

In today’s digital economy, UX planning, web design and website development are no longer only the reserve of specialists. Marketing professionals, business managers and startup entrepreneurs need tools and the inspiration to help lay the foundations for their brand identity and deliver delightful customer experiences.

Here are some tips from iWeb’s UX team for websites that will help you learn about design, get inspiration for your website or brand, organize your thoughts and deliver a great user experience.

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Small Business Server Backup Strategy Framework

Published on January 24, 2014 at 12:07 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Hosting Articles


Use this framework when starting your backup strategy, or for help when setting up a cost-effective strategy with a iWeb hosting expert.

The framework consists of four main elements, to approach separately, plus approaches to restoring your entire server. Good server backup services offer the flexibility to address each of these framework elements separately, using file exclusion to pick only the folders and files you want to back up. That means a good backup strategy can not only save your data from being lost, it can save you money every day.

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