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Google unzips HTML 5 in a wonderful display of imagination

Posted on May 24th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

So we guess many of you saw Google’s ultra-cool doodle last month that focused on using an HTML5 zipper effect to highlight the 132nd birthday of Gideon Sundbuck who invented the modern-day zipper. A zipper appeared vertically over the search bar, allowing the user to pull the zipper down using the mouse.  At this point…

Build a virtual “Short Code” Fence around your business

Posted on May 23rd, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Location, location, location. Yup, from real estate to mobile phones the customers’ location seems to be one of the prized assets for online retailers’ onboard affordable hosting platforms offered by Midphase. But, if you thought the names Foursquare or Google Places were going to be mentioned next you’re wrong. One of the hot new technologies…

Google turns to people; not machines. SEO Stakes get higher with ‘Panda’ updates.

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Nothing put more fear into top-ranked websites on Google than a search algorithm update by the world’s dominant search engine. This extends into small business websites that have hired SEO companies to boost their rankings on cheap, affordable web hosting platforms offered by Midphase. Over the last several months Google has deployed several updates code…

How do some hosting companies keep prices so low?

Posted on April 30th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Whenever the term cheap or affordable comes up in a conversation relating to web hosting companies there may sometimes be a natural tendency to assume that there is a consequent loss in quality, features and/or benefits. However, over the last several years a small minority of cheap hosting providers have been carefully fine-tuning their infrastructure…

How many website owners switch hosting providers in the United States?

Posted on April 26th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

A recent survey put together by Midphase Web Hosting reveals that nearly 80% of all current clients have transferred their website, blog, e-commerce site or content management system from another hosting provider to Midphase. Wow! That’s a BIG number and these statistics demonstrate four areas an affordable web-hosting provider must dominate in: Reputation Generally, the…

Should I go back to MySpace or consider using Google +?

Posted on April 25th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

The reason this provocative question comes up is because a lot of small businesses are becoming overwhelmed by new social media avenues that are seeking to siphon off your energy from networks you have just gotten familiar with, including Facebook. Most small businesses are now using Facebook to manage their social updates. That’s there first…

The Cost and Benefits of Using Shared Web Hosting

Posted on April 24th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

A major stumbling block deterring small businesses from coming online with new websites relates to cost and complexity — either perceived or actual. Traditionally, SMBs were understandably reluctant to spend their limited budgets on expensive website designers and hidden fees related to hosting, new domains or website applications which supposedly helped them convert visitors into…

Linux vs. Windows Web Hosting

Posted on March 31st, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Midphase offers both Windows and Linux web hosting at an affordable cost and both have their advantages when choosing a hosting plan right for you. While it’s true that Windows web hosting has come a long way since the advent of the web, becoming more stable and feature-rich, web servers running on Linux have traditionally…

Microsoft ARMS Windows 8 OS with a new chip architecture

Posted on March 30th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

If you read the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson you will recall a crucial moment when Apple’s mobile development team convinced Job’s to use the chip technology from ARM, rather than the Intel’s atom-based chip sets. While Intel arguably offered the fastest chips at the time they were not designed to specifically, for example,…

Foursquare and the art of customer retention

Posted on March 28th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Still on the fence as to whether your business brand or merchant service should set up a new Foursquare business page? Then consider these facts and figures compiled by Inc Magazine that may help you make a decision: 91% of all U.S. businesses do nothing to retain customers 68% of long-term customers stop buying because…

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