The same way a crowded home can encroach on your personal space and make you feel like running away and living under some bridge selling recycled stuff, your website or blog will feel the same way too if it was ‘living’ in a crowded server. You may not think much about it because it doesn’t directly affect you. In fact, some web hosting companies DO get away with it.
How do they GET AWAY with over-selling their server without their clients noticing?
Honestly speaking, the client will only notice that something is amiss when their websites or blogs are performing terribly or their website visitors issue a complaint or when they run a super huge promotion and people can’t get into the website or blog for the promotional activities.
Every server has its own limits…that, we know. And a professional web hosting company will know and respect that limit and not be driven by the greed for profit to a point that they oversell the server. Sure, we all know that being given 1GB space is beyond what a normal website will need. 1GB is a lot of space even for large websites with extensive pages and posts. So, with that in mind, we should not take it for granted that our clients will NOT use up the 1GB space.
We will take into consideration the fact that each and every single one of our clients have room for improvements and there is a chance that they will experience great traffic due to their promotional activities and marketing campaigns. Therefore, we have taken everything into account so ensure that when the time comes, if 1GB of space is promised, 1GB they will get at all times.
And anyway, our support team is consistently ready to help our customers deal with bandwidth needs and all that jazz so if you need extra bandwidth for a particular time, just give us a call and let us know. Here’s to your amazing Wednesday ahead!
Recently, there was a LIVE tweeting event of the Emmys and it was truly something fantastic because everyone else who couldn’t be there for the epic event got live coverage on their mobile phones and devices. Not to mention, there are people on Twitter who LIVE tweet the foot ball match between Manchester United and Liverpool last night too so, even if you do not subscribe to the sports channel, you would automatically know the score and what went on during the match.
Some people are really passionate about sharing what they are experiencing and that is exactly what is really fantastic about the Internet, overall, and Twitter. You don’t really do this on Facebook because it is simply more personal and the updates are meant to reflect your personal status and not ‘announcements’ of sorts.
But yes, you can do this on Twitter and no one would hold it against you for ‘spamming’ their timeline. It is meant to work this way.
Suffice to say, we can use this feature too if you are having an event or is doing something exciting, live tweet it if you don’t want to start a Hangout event which is just another way to broadcast something LIVE to your followers, fans and friends.
Some people do this for their business, some do it for fun, others do it because they are passionate about something. Either way, people are attracted to this sort of news. And if you have a blog, since not everyone has a Twitter account, post the updates on your blog in a systematic manner so that others can view the post and see the sequence of events easily – much like the example I have given you on the Emmy LIVE updates.
And furthermore, LIVE tweets can get buried under other people’s tweets and updates too so, in case they want to see everything at one go, they have your blog post to rely on.
Have you ever LIVE tweeted an event before? Share your experience with us and let us know how it was for you, what experience you gained and what you learned from it.
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Here comes another long weekend for us Malaysian folks and I would like to take this opportunity to wish every single one of you Malaysians out there who is reading this a happy, amazing and unforgettable Happy Malaysia Day!
For those of you who have decided to go on a vacation or decide to spend the holidays just with family members, remember to take loads of pictures and share them on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and such. I am sure your family and friends would delight in sharing those special moments with you.
Students who are currently sweating it out for your exams, stay focused and continue slugging it out! And of course, good luck from TheGigabit online team here!
And don’t forget to check out our web hosting services for more information or get in touch with our customer service people for detailed information about our affordable web hosting packages! Look forward to hearing from and serving you in the near future!
Most of us have either one of the following:-
- Extra batteries for our mobile phones
- A charger in our car
- A mobile charger
- A fully-charged portable power bank
And we can all use better battery life, frankly speaking. If you have as many apps running on your phone or tablet as I do, you will understand the frustration of having your phone battery run out mid-day.
And my guess is that husband and wife team, Dan Salcedo and Liz Ormesher Salcedo faced the same problem before they decided to come up with a project called the Everpurse.
As far as we can see (and read on the internet), the Everpurse is a combination of a fashionable bag, a purse for your devices and a charger…all at the same time. What Everpurse does is that there is a compartment within the purse that has wireless magnetic charging capabilities. Techies will know what that means – it means it charges the devices at touch instead of having to charge it with cables and such. How interesting.
However, Everpurse, a project launched under the key company, Kickstarter, was designed for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s at this point in time and the company has dual aim – to charge the iPhones and also provide mobile phone users with a fashionable item to carry around.
As with all other mobile charging devices, the ‘purse’ would have to be charged beforehand and once it is charged, the 2500-milliamp battery can charge the iPhone twice throughout the day.
The couple worked on the said project for two years while looking for funding and seeking opinions to improve on their product but word has it that the couple has no problem finding backing for the lofty idea. Even though Everpurse is not a cheap product, going for $199 per pop, it is flying off the shelves even as we speak. Can’t say we blame the consumers.
For Apple fans, there is another alternative to Everpurse, try heading to the market and search for a portable charger called Powerbag. We heard that it is not as fancy but twice more effective.
Let us know your opinion about other favorite portable chargers if you have been using them too.
Although some of you may contend differently on the way you make use of the internet on a daily basis, there was a survey done some years back about how people in general was using the World Wide Web. The data and result was…expected but surprising at the same time. For professionals and work at home personnel, using the internet as a means of research, work and communication is absolutely essential. For some of us, the internet is the way we make a living.
The one fact that DIDN’T surprise me was that people spent approximately two hours a day watching stuff that they shouldn’t be watching or looking at, but let’s not go there. People would also be spending slightly more than thirty minutes looking up stuff about weight loss and exercise; and more than an hour hunting down good, local cosmetic surgery procedures. =.= Seriously?
Anyway, it was reported that people spent right about three hours and more in chat rooms and IM rooms – I guess the survey was done before the dawn of online social networking sites like Facebook! I would adjust the figure a little and say that yes, people these days DO spend approximately two to three hours just going through Facebook and the likes. Not surprising there.
It is hard to say whether the netizens of today enjoy television or the internet more because…well, we have Youtube these days and in today’s world, celebrities are FOUND on Youtube. In fact, please take note that there are Youtube celebrities these days and some of these people actually make a living out of creating their own videos and then turning them into channels. They get funding, sponsorships and deals from these videos based on the number of subscribers they have on their channels. So, yes, there is a very fine line to be drawn here regarding whether people enjoy TV or the internet.
But anyway, most teenagers tend to browse the internet WHILE watching TV simultaneously, so the distinction is unclear. And speaking of Youtube, a report stated that there is twenty minutes of video being uploaded onto the site every…single….minute.
And here is a fun fact about bloggers – there are more female bloggers in the world than male. Perhaps it is due to the fact that the female gender tend to be more expressive, wouldn’t you agree? However, there are more male photography bloggers than females.
Before I log off on today’s blog post, on average, more than half of the people who own smartphones log onto mobile internet at least 5 times a day. So, are you reading this on a computer or on your mobile device?
We are sure you must have heard about Google Plus and if you are a techie, we are also pretty sure that you have at the very least heard about Google Hangout. To cut things short, Google Hangout is basically an easy and free way for people to ‘hang out’ with each other over web conferencing. Yes, in other words, it is quite like Skype – except the fact that it is a little better.
How so? Let me make a few comparisons as a veteran Skype user and a novice Hangout explorer.
Just like Skype, Google leverages on its chat interface, so regardless of your location, you can have a very quick group chat on a laptop, computer, mobile phone or tablet. For those who wishes to have group chat sessions on Skype, you will need to pay for the premium version which costs approximately USD8.99 per month if you are going for the 12-month subscription. Well worth the money if you do a lot of online conferencing or catch up with your friends a lot through the internet…but yet, not free.
With Google Hangout, it is completely free of charge, as long as you have a Google account, which is once again free of charge. A virtual meeting is sometimes very, very important so keep the team of people who are working together productive and up-to-date so, brownie points goes to Google for introducing Hangout.
Holding virtual training and meetings for up to ten people is really quite an amazing tool to have whether it is used for personal or professional purposes. In fact, you can train people with the screen sharing and document sharing features. Quite amazing.
In fact, if you wish to have the whole conversation or interview with someone broadcasted completely live on Google Hangout, it is possible too!
Although we are working on the assumption that almost everyone has a Google account these days, reality is that some people continue to use their old emails, i.e. Yahoo, Hotmail, etc. Changing their main email and then facing the whole trouble of informing everyone of the changed email address is just a hassle for some.
Google helps you get people who do NOT have a Google account by letting those with a Google account dial them into the hangout via their telephone line. Dialing someone into Google Hangout on the phone remains free of charge if they are within United States and Canada. Apparently, the International rates are not too shabby too, if you are interested, go check it out here.
To dial someone into a Hangout in Malaysia is USD$0.02 per minute if it is a landline and USD$0.04 per minute if it is a mobile line.
For those who are shy to use the web cam because they are conscious about the way they look, I assure you that Google has a solution for you as well. It is called the Effects app. There are not many options right now but let’s just say it makes you feel less vulnerable.
…dreaming of one of ‘em Logitech’s washable keyboards, right? Yeah yeah yeah…it has been said that our computer keyboard harbors like a million germs and other bad ‘stuff’. It’s not a good idea to eat in front of your computer (but I bet you do it, I do it and millions of other people do it because we sometimes eat lunch watching YouTube videos).
Don’t groan, please… =)
Here’s a link to read more about the washable keyboard that is hitting the internet airwaves like Oppan Gangnam Style right now.
The same goes for the computer mouse that we use, actually. The keyboard gets it, so does the mouse.
Anyway, with the weekend approaching, here’s hoping that everyone can have a great weekend and may you all come back next week recharged and absolutely ready to conquer the world!
It gives your heart some kind of ache when you read the news about lost kids, doesn’t it? I mean, your heart aches when you lose your pet dog or when your neighbor’s cat is sick, what more a child. And it is so rampant these days. One kid lost here, another ran away. The other was kidnapped and found and the other never to be heard from again.
But anyway, rather than to start off the work week with such sour notes, let’s just start with something positive….like an app that can leverage on those around you to help you find your child if and when they have wandered out of your visual and auditory radar.
I am working on the assumption of working mothers or fathers or caregivers having a ready smartphone in their purses or handbags.
So, you go to a mall and see an interesting dress you want to try. Unknowingly, your curious child wanders off when she sees a balloon-giving person right outside the shop. The person walks a little way off to give more balloons to other kids around and the kid follows. Lo and behold, there you go…the child no longer knows where he or she is.
Make no mistake about it but it happens all the time. Just ask Stephen Fern, the founder of Lost Kidz app, who once lost his kid for more than twenty five terrifying minutes in France, a foreign land. The incident was so heart wrenching that it prompted him to come up with an app to help parents track and find their lost children, although he found his child unharmed after that.
The Lost Kidz app lets your phone send out an Amber Alert to all people who are logged into the app within a one mile radius together with his or her picture and other details that you can think of, like clothing and other prominent features. This alert will be on for all users to see and watch out for for thirty minutes. If the child continues to be missing, the alert’s radar widens to thirty miles.
The app also lets mobile phone users ring the local police automatically after raising the alert. Although the app is not free to download on the Android playstore, I think it is a fantastic app if you have small kids. The older ones probably have their own phones or know how to BORROW a phone from the people around them to call their parents.
I mean, let’s look at it this way – if we can connect and get over fifty million people to come online and ‘draw something’, we can get the same number of people to help look out for lost children, don’t you think?
Selamat menyambut Hari Raya to all our Muslim family, friends and followers. May we all begin with a new page in our lives from hereon. Peace, love and understanding to all.
This editor is heading out for some serious Rendang craving….been dreaming of rendang all week long, I am not even joking.
Well, maybe I am. LOL.
Happy long holiday to everyone else. You can’t complain of long holidays, eh? =)