InMotion Hosting Review VPS Hosting Reviewed

InMotion Hosting Benefits

Before I get to the InMotion hosting review I want to talk a bit about the benefits of a VPS host. It’s been four months since I moved this blog to InMotion hosting, which I wrote about in my post, WassupBlog Now Hosted On a VPS Host. I reckon enough time has gone by and it’s time for me to write a InMotion Hosting review. As I mentioned in that post the first thing I noticed once WassupBlog went live is the vast increase in speed. This is important because we all know how much Google loves a site that loads quickly. In fact, I’ve heard it said that a site’s PR can be affected if it loads slowly.

I have to admit I was sad about leaving BlueHost because they were a great host but unfortunately WassupBlog outgrew them. My love for plugins probably attributed to that and I knew it was only a matter of time before I had to say my goodbyes. After some research I decided on InMotion hosting partly because of the cost, partly because of the good reviews but mainly because they used, and included cPanel for free. Over the years I’ve come to love cPanel as its a powerful web hosting control panel that lets you easily manage your website, email and so much more.

Probably the biggest benefit, something that I only found out about after moving, is that a VPS host gives you a lot more security. As you all know this blog previously was always hosted on shared hosting sites. This means that hundreds of other sites were hosted alongside me. What I didn’t know was that if a majority of those sites had a bad rep with Google it was quite possible they were passing some of their bad reputation to me. If I had known of that possibility I would have moved a lot sooner.

I’ve always prided myself on maintaining a clean site, one free from any malicious software. Unfortunately I can’t vouch for other sites and it seems that if the hosting account of a particular user of a shared hosting server is corrupted with malicious files then all the accounts on that server could be affected. Something else I didn’t know. This means that VPS hosting offers you a lot better security.

I’m sure most of you at one time or another have had a warning from host warning you that your account would be suspended or terminated if it’s discovered that you suddenly are using more resources than you’re allowed. This occurs even though many web hosting companies advertise that there have “unlimited” resources and hosting available. It’s this particular message that has forced me to move from several hosts. What I found to be most distressing was the way they not only took the offending site offline but all the sites Read the rest of this entry

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Good Friday The Day Jesus Gave Up So Much For Us

I’ve been posting Friday Funnies for about a year now but not today. Nope, today is Good Friday and that to many Christians is a very holy day. Way too holy to belittle with jokes and so I’ve decided to give Friday Funnies a miss this week, and I’m sure you guys won’t mind.

I’ve done a couple of posts over the years, always around this particular time too  :giggle: , the first was called Easter, It’s More Than Just A Public Holiday and included a poem I put together for the occasion. Because Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ it shows us what a huge sacrifice the Lord made for us. In the poem I tried to convey a sense of that sacrifice as well as relate a little of the Easter story. I hope you take the time to read it.

Good Friday

I wrote he second post, Good Friday And What It Means To Me, last year and I tried to show you guys exactly how I felt about Easter. To me it’s more than just a holiday. It’s a time to spend with the family, to think about Jesus’ life and what we can do to be a little more like him. Most of that time that requires some sort of sacrifice and most of the time people won’t be prepared to do that. Perhaps if we think of the great sacrifice Jesus made for us we would be more prepared to sacrifice a little for Him.

Anyway, whether you believe in Easter or not I hope you have a great and safe weekend.


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Dropbox And Why You Should Have One

Dropbox Benefits

You’re probably wondering what a Dropbox is. A Dropbox is a free service that lets lets you store your precious photos, docs, and videos online. More than that it even allows you to share them easily with friends, family and work associates. With a Dropbox you never have to email a file to yourself again. These are just some of the many benefits you get from having a Dropbox  and I recommend everyone to get one. And I’m not doing it just because by doing so I get an extra 500 MB of space for every person I sign up! Up to 16 GB worth. I should also mention that every person who signs up under me also gets a 500 MB of bonus space!

What You Get When You Join Dropbox

I’ve probably missed out the most important feature about having a Dropbox. Once you dropboxhave uploaded a file into your Dropbox it automatically save to all your computers and phones. Before having a Dropbox it used to be such a pain retrieving a photo I’ve taken with my HTC phone so I could use it in a post. Now all I do is access my Dropbox via the WordPress Dashboard. I no longer have to curse when writing a post on my MacBook air because the image I’m looking for is on my PC. Now I just make sure I save the image to my Dropbox and it is instantly available to my MacBook air, and my Phone. This means I can now show mates stuff no matter where I am.

At the moment I’ve got over 5 GB of free space but I’m pretty sure I only started with 2 GB when I first joined. If you join by clicking a link on this site you get an extra 500 MB giving you 2.5 GB of space. Once you’ve joined you can refer your friends earning 500 MB with each referral up to a nice 16 GB of space. You can even earn extra space immediately after joining without getting one referral. It’s so easy to do too.

The first thing you do upon joining is to click the “Getting Started” tab and complete the following seven steps.

  1. Take the Dropbox Tour
  2. Install Dropbox on Your Computer
  3. Put Files in your Dropbox Folder
  4. Install Dropbox on Other Computers You Use
  5. Share a Folder with Friends or Colleagues
  6. Invite Some Friends to Join Dropbox
  7. Install Dropbox on Your Mobile Device

I’ve completed all but the sixth one and I now have 5.75 GB of space. I don’t actually recall how much you get from completing each step but whatever it is it all adds up. You can even earn space by connecting it to Twitter, FaceBook and by following Dropbox. 125 MB for each action.

I could go on and on but I’m sure I’ve given you enough to entice you to  join. Did I mention it was free?  :drunk_tb:


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