New Orleans Vacation

We are on a mini vacation in New Orleans. Even though it is raining since we arrived, we are still managing to have some fun. Here are some pics of the WW II National Museum. I am not a professional photographer, so be nice.

World War II National Museum & Misc Pics

 

 

Haunted Tour – Sort Of

We went on a haunted tour, but it was raining so much, they skipped some attractions and we did not get to go inside any of the haunted places. So not so much a haunted tour, more of a haunted history tour.

 

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.