Moving a Website

With a bit of planning, moving your website to a dependable host is no need for concern.  You can seamlessly complete the migration if you follow a few easy steps: 1) Backup your site content hosted with the "old" provider. Connect to your account there with your ftp client,  download a copy of your website, and save it on your computer. 2) Sign up with your new hosting provider. Choosing webhosting with PingPipe is quick and easy. As soon as your payment is verified setup of your new account will get underway. Once your account is setup you will receive a Welcoming Email with your account details. 3) Visit your domain registrar and add modify the DNS settings of the third and forth nameservers. 4) Upload a copy of the content backup to the new host's  server. When you choose webhosting with PingPipe detailed instructions are included in your welcoming email. 5) Visit your domain registrar and Delete the nameserver (DNS) information of the "old" host. It could take up to three days for the DNS changes to propagate, and during that time visitors will be served your website from either the old host's server or the new server.  It's recommended to not do updates to your website(s) during that time.  After 3 days you should not see the "old" host nameservers when you do a whois search, and it will be ok to cancel your account with the "old" host. That way your site will never go offline during the move.  Webhosting with PingPipe includes access to an extensive knowledge base, and friendly support available 24/7.

Successful Blogging for Business.

In the highly competitive marketplace that we currently find ourselves businesses of all sizes are reconsidering how to make their advertising budget more effective. Gone are the days when a company would only have to purchase a telephone book advertisement to generate new sales. Most consumer buying decisions are now based on research done on the Internet, and how a business appears online has a direct effect on its bottom line. Many experts claim that a company should increase the amount they spend on marketing when the economy is in decline, fortunately online marketing does not have to be a major expense. The fundamentals of an effective online marketing campaign are the same as any other:  generating the maximum amount of revenue as a return on the amount of money you invest.  It’s pretty easy to get your contact information listed in online directories, but if that is the only way you are advertising online you are letting someone else control the delivery of your message. To effectively advertise online a company has to have its own website. Your company website is a ``virtual business card`` that is always available to your new sales prospects. A blog is a quick and easy way to update both established and new clients. With a quick visit to your blog they can learn all your company news and sales specials. You don`t need to have any knowledge of website design to launch your blog.  All shared hosting accounts with PingPipe include user-friendly template software that will let you choose the look and feel of your blog, and make changes whenever you want to. There are literally hundreds of themes available, and if you prefer to have unique layouts just ask and we’ll provide you with a list of fully qualified blog designers. Click here to learn more about hosting your blog with PingPipe.
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