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Referral Contest Winners!

We have recently concluded our 10th Anniversary Referral Contest and would like to congratulate the following winners: 1st Place (HP Laptop): keuka-lake-motel.com 2nd Place (Amazon Kindle): webmoose.com 3rd Place (Ipod Touch): researchconfidential.com 4th Place (Digital Camera): resultsgovernance.com 5th Place (Garmin GPS): codehooligans.com We would like to thank everyone who participated in this unique opportunity. We […]
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Referral Contest Update – ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT!

Our Referral Contest is quickly coming to an end. With only 2 weeks remaining until the big drawing, the following participants currently have the most entries in our contest: saraneseculture.com permucode.com musicforcandles.com jerrygelb.com spireid.com 7thpixel.com gumdish.com bluecentaur.com budodesign.com thecannings.org terencarter.com merchant-account-faq.com feverish.net fouroaksoftware.com generalimp.com isbut.com luxuriouswedding.com dmccully.com codehooligans.com mjswebtemplates.com profusionworks.com The competition is still very […]
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Basic Guide to .htaccess

By using a .htaccess file, you can configure certain elements on your site on a per-directory basis. though the file starts with a period, it is not appended to a file name, .htaccess is the file. Some examples of what can be done with a .htaccess file are: Web site redirection (all or just a […]
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Optimizing Your Blog for Search Engines

There are many mysteries surrounding how search engine rankings work and what really boosts your Web site’s visibility when it comes to search engine listings, but most industry experts believe that all search engines love Web sites that are updated often. This is why blogs can be so successful at generating lots of Web traffic. […]
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Referral Contest!

Today marks the first day of our Referral Contest, which runs through November 15th. Every time an existing WestHost client refers a friend or colleague to our company, they will receive up to 1 free month of hosting and their name will be entered into a drawing making them eligible to WIN THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS […]
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Adding Plugins to WordPress

A plugin is just an extra bit of code that allows you to extend the functionality of your main WordPress installation by appending to the core WordPress code. That makes it sound more complicated than it really is though. Basically, if you find yourself limited with your WordPress blog somehow, chances are someone has coded […]
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Managed Dedicated Server – Service Level Agreement Update

We are very excited to announce that we have recently upgraded our Managed Dedicated Server – Service Level Agreement. We are confident in the reliability of our hosting infrastructure, but with our SLA we can provide our clients with an added measure of reassurance and peace of mind. In the unlikely event there is an […]
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XSSI Basic Tutorial

Apache’s XSSI (eXtended Server Side Includes) is a very useful tool for Web developers because it offers a simple, efficient way to do basic Web page scripting without taxing your servers system resources unnecessarily. It also does not rely on your visitors browser capabilities like some other client-side scripting languages (i.e. JavaScript). This means that […]
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Getting started with Web site optimization

As you might imagine, as a Web hosting company, WestHost receives requests all the time from prospective and existing hosting clients for help on how to market their Web site. Attracting exposure for your Web site comes in a variety of formats. On the most basic level though, traffic in any form can really be […]
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The Best Customer Service is No Customer Service

This certainly doesn’t sound like the title of a blog post you would expect from a client-centric company like WestHost. I was recently told about a new book entitled “The Best Service is No Service.” The concept is very fitting for the hosting industry. The vast majority of our clients want the ability to easily […]
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