23 Nov

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

This is one time of the year when you can find great deals all over the web and can save lot of money on products and services. So, let’s check out best deals for bloggers and online marketers for 2012.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Web Hosting:

Hostgator 50% Off:
Hostgator is offering 50% off on web hosting that includes shared hosting, VPS hosting, Dedicated servers, reseller hosting,& Windows hosting! and $1.95 domain name registration (when purchased with web hosting package) starting at 12:01 AM CST on the 23rd until 11:59 PM CST on the same day.

Bluehost 50% Off:
Bluehost is also offering 50% off on web hosting and that includes a Free Domain for life.

WordPress Themes and Plugins

Themify:
Starting on November 23rd, 2012 until November 26th, 2012, you can use the coupon code ‘ BLACKFRIDAY ‘ to get 40% off on all the WordPress themes including the Club membership! You can get all 33 themes (Photoshop mockup files included) for just $53.40 (normally $89). That is $1.62 per theme! If you are an existing member, this is a good time to buy more themes or upgrade to the Club membership. Click here to know more.

iThemes:
50% off the Toolkit or 35% off Everything else.

Premise:
Premise helps you to create point and click membership sites and landing pages for WordPress. Purchase it now for $95 (normally $165). Starting today, the sale ends at 5PM PST on Monday the 26th.

Woo Themes:
20% Off on all Woo Themes & Woo Commerce extensions.

CommentLuv Premium:
Get it now for $97 instead of $197. This plugin allows comment authors on your blog to leave behind a link to their latest posts. Premium includes many features.

General Shopping

Amazon:
Find great deals on all kinds of products on Amazon. Check out Black Friday Deals and Cyber Monday deals.

05 Oct

Giveaway: 5 Unlimited Web Hosting Accounts from Zyma (Winners Announced)

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After our first successful giveaway with Zyma, we are pleased to announce another giveaway of 5 unlimited web hosting accounts from Zyma.

Zyma.com, one of the fastest growing hosting companies in the UK have again partnered with Youngblah.com to give-away five lucky winners a web hosting account completely FREE for one whole year!

Zyma’s customer base spans over more than 80 different countries in 4 different continents, and their unlimited web hosting account package is one of the most comprehensive around. You simply would not want to miss this amazing giveaway opportunity.

zyma giveaway

Hosting Account Features:

• Unlimited Web space and Traffic
• Unlimited Email A/cs
• Unlimited SQL Databases
• Unlimited FTP Accounts
• 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
• Free CDN Service
• Free Transfer and Setup
• Free Tech Support
• Free Google Vouchers
• cPanel Web Hosting
• Softaculous Premium & Fantastico De Luxe
• Attracta SEO tools and cPanel

Contest Duration:

The contest will be open for only seven days, so go ahead & participate now.

Contest Start Date: 06/10/2012 – 12:01 AM EST

Contest End Date: 13/10/2012 – 12:01 AM EST

How To Participate:

To participate in the giveaway, login using Facebook or Email address in the RaffleCopter Widget below, follow all the three steps and five lucky winners will be chosen by Zyma to claim their prize.
( If you don’t see RaffleCopter Widget below, please let us know in comments. )

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are some reasons to explain why you should participate in this contest to win free Zyma Free Hosting Account for one whole year:

– You can use Zyma free hosting account to experiment with a new business concept, blog, or venture which you always wanted to.
– And after 1 year, if your blog or venture is going really well – then you could easily extend your plan with Zyma.

(Tip: Tweet and share this giveaway on Facebook everyday to maximize your winning possibility.)

Winners of this Giveaway:

– Dani Marie
– Vikas Khanna
– Kaushik Medhi
– Jamie Leigh Martin
– Brooke Bumgardner

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to Zyma for this amazing giveaway. Winners will be contacted by Zyma via email within the next few days.

29 May

Winners of 5 Hosting Accounts From Zyma Giveaway

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First of all, Thanks to all the participants of Unlimited Web Hosting Giveaway – Zyma.
We ran the random query to select the winners.

Winners-of-zyma-Giveaway

Winners of 5 Unlimited Hosting Accounts From Zyma Giveaway:

– Aisha Holley
– Kanika Kapoor
– Shubham Aggarwal
– Semakula Bashir
– Naveen Hooda

Congratulations to all  the winners. Winners will be contacted by Zyma via email within the next few days. And Thanks to zyma for this amazing giveaway.

About Zyma:

Zyma.com, is one of the fastest growing hosting companies in the UK with customer base in more than 80 different countries in four different continents, & their unlimited web hosting package is one of the most comprehensive around.

21 May

Unlimited Web Hosting Giveaway – Zyma

zyma

 

Zyma.com, one of the fastest growing hosting companies in the United Kingdom have partnered with Youngblah.com to give-away 5 lucky winners a web hosting account completely FREE for one whole year!

Zyma’s customer base covers more than 80 different countries in four different continents, and their unlimited web hosting package is one of the most comprehensive around. This is a give-away opportunity you simply do not want to miss.

zyma giveaway

Hosting Account Features:

• Unlimited Web space
• Unlimited Traffic
• Unlimited Email Accounts
• Unlimited SQL Databases
• Unlimited FTP Accounts
• 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
• Free CDN Service
• Free Google Vouchers
• Free Transfer & Setup
• Free Tech Support
• cPanel Web Hosting
• Fantastico De Luxe
• Softaculous Premium
• Attracta SEO tools via cPanel

Contest Duration:

The contest will be open for only 7 days, so go ahead and participate now.

Contest Start Date: 22/05/2012 – 12:01 AM EST

Contest End Date: 29/05/2012 – 12:01 AM EST

How To Participate:

To participate in the giveaway, login using Facebook or Email in the RaffleCopter Widget below, follow all the three steps and 5 lucky winners will be chosen by Zyma to claim their prize.
( If you don’t see RaffleCopter Widget below, please let us know in comments. )

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are some reasons to explain why you should participate in this contest to win free Zyma Free Hosting Account for one year:

– You can use Zyma free hosting account to experiment with a new business concept, blog, or venture which you always wanted to.
– And after one year, if your blog or venture is going really well – then you could easily extend your plan with Zyma.

(Tip: Tweet and share this giveaway on Facebook everyday to maximize your winning possibility.)

Update: Winners announced here.

20 Apr

Top 11 Things To Consider Before Choosing A Web Hosting Provider

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Finding the right web hosting provider for your website is very important. There are so many companies these days providing web hosting services with unlimited storage at low prices, that it is very hard to choose the best provider. But don’t fall for these attractive offers without doing actual research about that company.

choose best web hosting

Here are top 11 things to consider before choosing a Web Hosting Provider:

1) Shared or Dedicated Hosting: Shared Hosting is the most common type of web hosting account in which your website is hosted on a server which is shared by many websites. The benefit of shared hosting is that it can be very low cost. So, if you are not expecting heavy traffic on your website, then this is the best solution for you.
Else, choose dedicated hosting in which a full server will be dedicated to your website. This is the best solution for big eCommerce websites that gets thousands of visitors per day.

2) Uptime: Uptime is the amount of time that a server has stayed up & running. It is usually listed as a percentage, like “99.9% uptime.” Uptime is a great measure of how great a Web hosting provider is. Always choose the web hosting provider with the 99.9% uptime. Anything below than that is not good for your website.
Below are some mathematical explanations of Uptime:
98% uptime = 28.8 min./day or 3.4 hrs/week or 14.4 hrs/month or 7.3 days/year
99% uptime = 14.4 min./day or 1.7 hrs/week or 7.2 hrs/month or 3.65 days/year
99.5% uptime = 7.2 min./day or 0.84 hrs/week or 3.6 hrs/month or 1.83 days/year
99.9% uptime = 1.44 min./day or 0.17 hrs/week or 0.72 hrs/month or 8.8 hrs/year

Even though 99% Uptime sounds great, but just imagine that it means your site will be down for around 4 days in a year.

3) Disk Space: Disk space is an amount of storage space provided by Web Hosting provider to host your website and data. It is measured in Bytes, KB, MB or GB. These days almost all the web hosting companies provide unlimited disk space, so don’t go for any company which provides limited storage unless your website needs less space.

4) Inodes Distribution: Every time a file is created or uploaded on the server, an Inode ( Index Node ) is created which contains information about the file and identifies on the system. Inodes are actually the real limits on the amount of disk space you can use on an “unlimited” disk space plan.
All the web hosting provides will offer you attractive goodies such as UNLIMITED Domains, UNLIMITED Disk Space, UNLIMITED Bandwidth and 99.9% Uptime but what they don’t mention is that you’re allowed only limited Inodes, which in my case is 2,50,000 Inodes ( Hostgator) and I’m already done with the 10% of my Inodes.
So, don’t go for cheap plans which provides only 20K – 50K iNodes.

5) Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the amount of actual data that can be transferred from the web server that holds your website, to the web browser of the user who is looking at your website. Most of the companies provide unlimited bandwidth, so you can review this feature before purchasing any hosting plan.

6) Programming Language Support: It’s crucial to make sure that the web hosting company you choose provides the support for the most popular programming languages being used today which includes PHP, Ruby, ASP, Java, Perl, Python, and others.

7) MySQL Databases: Most of the web hosting companies provide freedom to create unlimited MYSQL Databases, and you should choose the one which provides unlimited support.

8 ) E-Mail: The hosting plan should support unlimited E-Mail accounts.

9) Addon Domains, Sub-Domains and Parked Domains: An Add-on domain is like running a separate web site from a single account. e.g. www.addondomain.com. An Addon Domain can also be accessed via www.mywebsite.com/addondomain and addondoamin.mywebsite.com.
A Sub-Domain is a part of the main domain. E.g. subdomain.mywebsite.com
A Parked Domain is that which simply redirects to an existing domain. E.g. www.parkeddomain.com will redirect to the www.mywebsite.com.
My Hostgator plan supports unlimited access for all of the above three types of domains. You should choose according to your needs.

10) Control Panel: cPanel is a Unix based web hosting control panel to manage all your hosting services at one place. cPanel provides access to all the features such as FTP, Fantastico which allows you to install the blogs, and many more.

11) Other Important Things: Web Hosting Provider should have a good customer support system to resolve all your issues quickly. You should also be able to transfer your website to a new server anytime you want to. The web hosting provider should also support automatic backup of your data to avoid any loss. And while buying web hosting plan, you should not be much concerned about spending some money because cheap web hosting can really hurt your business.

So to conclude, the most important thing to do before you buy a plan from any web hosting company is to read their Terms of Service(TOS). TOS will cover all their hidden range of issues which are not disclosed usually.
I am using Hostgator for a year now and would recommend every one as it is the best Web Hosting provider which provides all the features discussed above.

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