When we started TechFresh.net back in 2006 we were faced with the challenge of building our own website. Luckily our editor in chief was also a web designer at the time. But we still had to go through the challenges of setting up our code properly, to sync with our design and layout. It was a fun experience but we wouldn’t have minded if there were a better or shorter way to do it.
Yesterday we wrote about how happy we were with A Small Orange, and we had some inquiries about them from some of you who want to start your own websites. For the most part, however, you won’t require the scope of hosting that we do, so we went on a hunt to find you a viable web hosting solution 1and1.co.uk is the winner. They currently have a special where you pay only £0.99 (about $1.7) for a year and you can have your own personal website. If this is not a deal then we don’t know what is. The package even comes with a series of easy to use, online tools so you can create your website, add social network features, an email campaign, etc. on the fly.
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The company has been around for over a decade and is very trustworthy when it comes to online hosting. They also offer a 30 day money back guarantee so you can dip in and give this a try, risk free.
If you have any more questions about web hosting and starting your own website, please feel free to contact us.
Hosting a high traffic site is tricky business. Site’s up, site’s down, which do you expect? Unfortunately for a tech blog such as ours it’s not that simple to keep our site up and running 24/7, glitch free. Through our many years of hosting with different providers, we’ve always had to face repeated downtime, due to massive traffic spikes, and sadly, sometimes to the web host’s incompetent nature.
But uptime is only a tip of the iceberg, we also crave for speed, flexibility, and scalability in order to serve our readers well. On top of that price had also always been a ruling factor over the years. In the beginning we spent hundreds of dollars on dedicated servers and massive VPS’es, only to disappoint. Luckily we bumped into the good folks at A Small Orange, where efficiency is key. We are now paying sub-$100 a month for a VPS that magically fits our heavy needs, with very little to no downtime at all. How do they do it, we’re not really sure, since others in the same class have failed us many times before. But we were raised not to question our luck, and with wind power backing them and an excellent team of support technicians, we have zero complaint to date.
So take an orange, and have a good day folks!
The holidays are over, but like any gadget junkie out there I still like to see what’s in store. And with the recession and all, my budget for gadgets are nothing but a minimum.
Then BudgetGadgets emailed me and told me they were sending free samples for TechFresh to check out.Â BudgetGadgets is a variety-packed online shop where you can get the latest retail gadgets at wholesale prices. The samples they were kind enough to send us were a laptop cooling pad (pictured above), 2 awesome LED keychain flashlights, an aluminum USB dock and a soft case for the iPod touch.
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Ever since the advent of Star Wars I’ve always been fascinated with lasers. And for a long time lasers simply stayed in my sci-fi fantasy because they’re either unreal or just way too expensive for me to fool with. Until now that is, when as a side-effect of owning a tech blog, I received a package from Wicked Lasers containing their most powerful Spyder II GX. While it’s no laser gun it definitely is no ordinary laser pointer either.Â With it you can shoot stars, point at passing planes (note: it’s illegal and highly NOT RECOMMENDED unless you want to end up in jail), and light up cigarettes.Â There’s of course a plethora more of stuff you can do with this baby, for which you can get more ideas from the laser community.Â But in order to feel the real power of this laser you really have to ignore our words and just check it out on your own, if you have $1,699 lying around for a piece of cool toy that is.