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MySQL optimizations: indexes

Many of us use MySQL to power our websites. Using a database is necessary for many common applications like WordPress, Joomla, and phpBB due to the amount of information which they serve. A database backend is a natural choice for a website which becomes more complex as it allows for a more efficient storage and […]
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Dynamic Websites with jQuery and extJS

Is your site too plain? Do you want to add a bit of spark or flair to the visual appearance of your site? Maybe you’re looking for some creative ways to work with menus or display contextual information. Perhaps pop-up blockers have made you rethink how to design your site, but you dislike constant page […]
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Generating More Interest in Your Site

Most websites fall into two basic categories: informative and sales. Regardless of which category your site falls into, the more traffic you can get to your site, the better off you are. One of the best ways to get more traffic to your site is to make it more interesting for users. Because of the […]
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How to setup a WordPress blog

Getting Started If you are new to blogging then allow me to introduce you. A blog (a contraction of “web log”) is a place where you can share what is happening in your family. You can post news about your business for your customers. Perhaps you wish to keep an online journal of your travels. […]
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Update on Company Progress

It’s hard to believe how quickly time passes, but we are coming up now on 2 months since WestHost was acquired by Hosting Services. Based on my interactions these past several weeks with employees from Hosting Services and the UK2 Group, I’m excited about the additional services and features WestHost will be able to more […]
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Holiday Special

Join us in celebrating the holidays by signing up for our new Holiday Special. This is your opportunity not only to sign up for a great plan but to give something back to those less fortunate. WestHost has partnered with the this holiday season by donating a gift to a child when you activate […]
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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): 2nd Place (Amazon Kindle): 3rd Place (Ipod Touch): 4th Place (Digital Camera): 5th Place (Garmin GPS): 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: 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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