Hosting Your First Website

Questions To Ask Your Web Hosting Provider.

Choosing a web host can be a daunting task especially if you are building a website or blog for the first time. However, choosing a web host is not rocket science. The best way to choose a good web host is knowing the questions to ask a web hosting provider. Below are questions you need to ask:

How much experience do you have?
It is always a good idea to choose a web hosting provider that has a long lineage on the web. An experienced company has handled many clients, has dozens of servers and runs a collaborative business with clients.

Always remember that even a college kid can rent a server space and become a hosting reseller. Therefore, it is a good idea to do your research and ensure that you work with a company that has been in the market for some time.

What kind of server-side security do you use?
Look for firewall software, hardwired firewalls, anti-virus protection and anti-spyware on the server side. A reliable host usually has multiple layers of security. This is why you need to ask about security redundancy. Your host’s rep will be proud to explain assuming you are talking to a quality hosting company.

Does your company use green technology?
The web is growing exponentially and will expand from a business novelty to a business necessity in just a few years. With the advent of smart phones, laptops, tablets, and wearable technology devices in the shape of glasses, rings and watches we are now more connected than ever.  This means that more energy consumption, expanded infrastructure and a lot of outdated servers loaded with toxins will end up in our landfills. Green hosting is not some passing fad but the future of hosting.

So, it is a good idea to choose a company that uses clean energy such as wind power to generate energy to turn the servers that host the website. Also look for water cooled servers that use recycled water instead of energy-gobbling blowers to cool off those racks of servers one of which is found where your website resides.

Using Your Cell Phone When Visiting Ireland

Staying Connected On Your Next Trip to Ireland

There are a lot of different options available when you travel to Ireland.  As we all know in this increasingly connected planet that we live on, it can be hard to escape the ping of a social media message, text, email or call.

In fact, for many people travelling to somewhere remote like Ireland, is one of the few chances they will get in their Life to take some time off the recidivist nature of the pinging phone.

However, if for some reason you must stay connected, there are a few options.  You could buy a cheap phone on your arrival with a certain number of minutes.  You could speak with your phone company before you leave to find out about their tariffs if making calls from Ireland.  You would also find out the situation with things like your data for services like skype, wattsapp, facebook and many other popular services.