Set Your Online Business Apart From Wannabes

So you’ve finally set up your online business. You’ve got your domain name and have a super sweet website. I mean this baby looks sweet, it’s going to make you a bazillion dollars, right? Wrong, you made a super noob mistake. You got shared hosting to host your site.

I can’t tell you how many people make this huge mistake. Don’t get me wrong, shared hosting is fine for a blog, if you don’t mind getting hacked every once in a while. Or you don’t mind your IPĀ getting blacklisted because someone else on that same server is spamming everyone and their grandmother.

Hell, I have a few blogs hosted on a shared server, and I wish I had never opened a shared hosting account. I have more trouble from that shared hosting account. I would never recommend putting your business on a shared hosting account. Sure you’ll save some money upfront, but when you start having issues and have to pay someone to fix it, you wish you’d spent that extra money on your own server.

At the very least you should get VPS hosting from a reputable host to put your business on. I learned that the hard way. I started my own business using shared hosting and I was at the mercy of the other 100 accounts that were also on that server. I will never make that mistake again.

I finally got my head out of you know where and got a VPS from DotBlock. I know some other business owners who use DotBlock and they have yet to have an issue, plus they are one of the best priced VPS providers I found.

Since I have moved over to a VPS my sites load fast, have never been down and just in case support staff is there 24/7 to help me out. Once I called them at 3 a.m. when I had a silly question. They answered it and I was on my way. The great thing about a VPS is as your business grows, you can resize your server to fit your needs. You can scale it up when your expecting a high amount of traffic, then scale it back down once your back to normal.

I know the cost is higher than having a shared hosting account, but the peace of mind is well worth the few extra bucks for a VPS. Check out DotBlock for yourself.

New Additions To My Business

I have added some new additions to my office/business. I have been working off an iMac that is a 2009 model and although it runs fine, it doesn’t have the latest tech. So I do a lot of shopping at pawn shops, you can always find good deals.

I found a 2015 21in iMac that is practically brand new for $750. It has 8gb ram and a 1 tb hard drive. I also found a 13.3in Macbook Pro for $500 so I grabbed that up as well. That one will go to the wife. I already have a Macbook Pro.

To me those are great deals all day long.

New iMac

Paranormal Traffic’s New Look

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Just wanted to drop a short post about the changes at Paranormal Traffic. We have gone to the new HTML5 design, which is now mobile friendly. The site has completely changed in its look and I think the site will be better for it.

A few months ago Google came out with an announcement that websites that want to be ranked well better have a mobile friendly site. So the only way to do that was to go to the HTML5 look. I personally like the design. It looks more professional and not looking like a kids site.

We are not yet done with the design. We are waiting on the new graphics, which should be coming soon. I hope everyone finds the new look easy to navigate, and now you can check your accounts while you are out and about the town.

Login now and check it out at Paranormal Traffic

Have a great day,

Shon Jimenez