Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Authorization Code

"What is an authorization code?" Many of our web hosting and domain name registration users ask us this question, a transfer authorization code is required when you are trying to transfer your domain name from one registrar to another. This is for any domain name with a .com, .net, .org, .biz, .us, .info, .name, and .cn extension. Your transfer authorization code is created at the time of registration and can be obtained from the current registrar of the domain name. If you want to receive more information about your transfer authorization code or have any other questions regarding your domain name, please contact our customer support department at 888-511-HOST.

Things You Should Bring to College

We are heading (and in many cases already) into the "Back-to-School"season. If you or someone you know is heading to college, make sure they bring the following items with them. These are listed in no special order.

1. Power adapters
2. Ear plugs
3. Flip flops
4. Shower supplies
5. Hammer
6. Duct tape
7. Stapler
8. Door hangers
9. Screwdriver
10. Storage containers
11. Vitamins
12. Pliers
13. Extra sheets
14. Air fresheners
15. Microwave
16. USB Flash Drive
17. Bottle Opener

Of course there are many other things that are necessary although our list really targets the overlooked things that most college students need but don't have.

Blog Web Hosting Services

iPowerWeb is known around the world for its superior web hosting services. Did you know that iPowerWeb also provides web hosting for blog owners? The answer is YES, iPowerWeb hosting plans are also able to host your blog. There are wonderful blogging tools located in every vDeck control panel and all hosting accounts support WordPress and other weblog platforms. This means that for just $7.95 you can setup a new site, sell products on the Internet, manage a blog, and much much more. There is truly no reason why you should not host your site with iPowerWeb.If you are looking for a blog web hosting provider or a hosting provider in general, iPowerWeb is the way to go. With iPowerWeb your pages will load at lightning speeds, you will have access to the web hosting industry's best support, great website tutorials, an award-winning control panel, many free tools, and much much more.
Whether you are considering starting a blog, an eCommerce website or even both - go with iPowerWeb and you will not be disappointed. To learn more about setting up a blog with your web hosting account, please contact us directly at 888-511-HOST.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Host 6 Domain Names in 1

With just one BusinessPro plan priced at only $7.95 per month you can host up to six domain names on the one account. So if you thought that you must purchase a separate hosting plan for each of your sites, you may not need this. Rather every BusinessPro plan is packed with many great features and it enables you to host up to 6 sites with one package.
For example, if your domain name is www.abc.com and you are considering starting a few other sites, you can do so with just one BusinessPro plan and you can add or delete the additional domain names at any time. So if you start with just www.abc.com you can also setup www.123.com, www.xyz.com, www.lmnop.com, www.zxcv.netm, and www.plkjo.org (or any other 5 websites at any time. Not many web hosting companies offer such a great deal and are able to provide award-winning support at the same time. This is just one reason why you should host your website(s) with iPowerWeb. If you ever wish to learn more about our service or have any questions please contact our 24/7 toll-free telephone support at 888-511-HOST at any time.

Value in Relation to Scarcity

If you were to ask a person hundreds of years ago "What's worth more a pile of gold or a pile of salt?" Most people would have taken the pile of salt in a heartbeat.
Gold is a wonderful thing and very nice to look at, but you cannot live without salt. When salt was more scarce than gold, it was valuable enough to use as a currency itself. The term "salary" is related to the Latin for "salt". Today, of course, salt is almost worthless. If you were to pose the same question to an average person today, almost every person would take the gold in a heartbeat. You may ask yourself, "Why is this?"
Well to put simply, salt is practically worthless. There is less of gold around when you compare it to salt and therefore gold is more valuable. Because gold is scarce it has greater value when compared to salt. Scarcity, it seems, has a great deal to do with value.
This is something that you should never forget. A wonderful way to make a profit is by trading in something that's scarce. This may not interest you very much although you should never forget the value of scarcity.

How to Receive an Invoice

Even though you may not ask for an invoice, we make sure that all of our customers receive an invoice for there web hosting products and services purchased with iPowerWeb. The first email you should expect to receive from iPowerWeb following your purchase of a web hosting product or service should be an invoice. If for some reason you lost your invoice or would like another one sent, please email us at Billing@iPowerWeb.com and provide us with the last 4 digits of the credit card on file for security purposes. We will then email the invoice to the email address we have on file. You may also call us at 888-511-4678.

#1 Host Out of the Top 25

The Internet is filled with positive reviews of iPowerWeb hosting products and services. By searching on the major search engines such as Google and MSN you will definitely find positive reviews of iPowerWeb. For example, RateMyHost, a highly respected web hosting directory and review site, selected iPowerWeb as the Number 1 web hosting provider in all of the web hosting industry. If you wish to check out iPowerWeb in RateMyHosts Top 25 Host List for August 2007, please visit their web site.
At iPowerWeb we work very hard to make sure that all of our customers are happy and are receiving the best service possible. We are always glad to see review sites like RateMyHost regard us as the best web hosting provider in the entire world.

Register Lock

iPowerWeb hosts over 700,000 websites and we are growing at a rapid pace on a daily basis. All domain names are free with every annual shared web hosting account. If you wish to receive additional domain names are just want to park a domain name, we charge only $6.50 each year per domain name. This means that you can register a domain name, any available domain name you wish, for a very low price.
We will also try to explain what the "Register Lock" status is. When a domain name is set to this status, it cannot be transferred to a different registrar. In most cases where the domain name is in the "Register Lock" status the name servers are locked as well and cannot be changed. If you wish to receive more information on the status of your domain name with iPowerWeb, please call our Support Department at 888-511-HOST.

Female World Leaders

There are only 10 female world leaders in the entire world. When you consider the number of women in the world, this is a very small number. The following is the list of ten in no special order.

1. Portia Simpson-Miller
Prime Minister of Jamaica
In Charge Since: 2006

2. Angela Merkel
Federal Chancellor of Germany
In Charge Since: 2005
Age: 53

3. Mary McAleese
President of Ireland
In Charge Since: 1997
Age: 56

4. Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
In Charge Since: 2006
Age: 55

5. Micheline Calmy-Rey
President of Switzerland
In Charge Since: 2006
Age: 62

6. Helen Clark
Prime Minister of New Zealand
In Charge Since 1999
Age: 57

7. Luisa Dias Diogo
Prime Minister of Mozambique
In Charge Since: 2004
Age: 49

8. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President of Liberia
In Charge Since: 2005
Age: 68

9. Tarja Halonen
President of Finland
In Charge Since: 2000
Age: 63

10. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
President of the Philippines
In Charge Since: 2001
Age: 60

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Search Marketing Credits

Search engines have become extraordinarily popular and the top 7 most visited sites on the Internet consist of 5 search engines. This means that if you are a webmaster or a site owner you definitely want to be seen on all the major search engines. Many people think that search engine marketing is complex and requires help from a professional search engine marketer, although this is not necessarily true. The web is filled with helpful tutorials explaining how to get started and if you are an iPowerWeb customer we will provide you with many helpful marketing tools. Such as free Yahoo Search Marketing and Google AdWords credits along with marketing guides located within your vDeck control panel. If you are not a current iPowerWeb hosting user, please visit our Products page in order to receive more information on how to receive FREE search engine marketing credits along with many other great tools and services.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

PHP with Dedicated Servers

In our previous post we provided an explanation of the version of MySQL that runs on our dedicated servers, which is any version you wish. If you have a dedicated server with iPowerWeb you have the luxury to install almost anything you wish on the server. This means that if you wish to have an older version of MySQL running on your server, you could. We try to make sure that the software technology on all shared and dedicated servers with iPowerWeb is the latest, although if for some reason we are behind - you may install the latest version at any time you wish.
So as is the case with MySQL on dedicated servers, you are able to run any version of PHP you wish. Our shared hosting servers run PHP version 4.3.10 (not to be confused with 4.3.1) and later. But this does not mean that our dedicated server users must use this version as well, all dedicated servers users may run any version of PHP on their server(s). Our current VPS servers do not run the same version as our dedicated and shared servers, therefore you should check with the product description page or Contact Us in order to receive more information. If you are on shared hosting and want a newer version installed, we may be able to do so provided that the System Administrators approve the install. Just send an email to support@ipower.com and we will look into it for you. At iPowerWeb we work very hard to make sure all of our customers are fully satisfied and have the best web hosting resources available, therefore if you ever have any questions or concerns please contact us at 888-511-HOST.

iPhone Unlocked

The iPhone by Apple has surely made an everlasting impact on celluar phones and communication. The phone was released less than 2 months ago by Apple and is strictly available to AT&T wireless customers, although this may not be for too long. This is because the phone was unlocked by 17 year old New Jersey man names George Hotz. Hotz has definitely made some buzz all over the world by explaining the entire unlocking process on his blog. AT&T and Apple have a two year exclusivity agreement on the iPhone and its service although the work of George Hotz may make a difference on how the iPhone will be used going forward. Hotz uncracked the iPhone in order to be able to use the widely popular phone on T-Mobiles wireless network, a competitor of AT&T.
George Hotz decided to put the unlocked iPhone for sale on eBay in order to fix his existing 3000GT or get a new one as well as purchase iPhones for all the people that helped him in this project. Here is the final update on Hotz's selling of the iPhone. George Hotz decided to sell the cell phone for a Nissan 350z and 3 8GB iPhones. From this perspective it seems like a wonderful deal for George Hotz, not only does he get new iPhones to unlock he will also get a Nissan 350z. Congratulations to George Hotz for accomplishing what was believed to be an impossible task and also getting a new car in the process.

Friday, August 24, 2007

MySQL with Dedicated Servers

We are regularly updating the version of MySQL supported on all of our shared web hosting plans. We are always working hard to make sure all of our products are on the cutting-edge when it comes to technology. Providing the latest version of MySQL with all of our shared hosting plans is just one example of how we go the extra mile to make sure your website is the best it could possibly be. We try our best to provide all of our users with the best software, hardware, and services in the web hosting industry.
Our dedicated server hosting plans are loaded with many great features and allow you to do almost anything you wish. The possibilities are endless with our dedicated servers, you have full control and the luxury to do whatever you wish. When it comes to MySQL, our dedicated server users have the ability to install any MySQL versions they like. If you are a shared hosting customer please contact us by phone or via email at Support@iPowerWeb.com in order to learn more about the MySQL version we support. A great thing about all dedicated server plans with iPowerWeb is that you are free to do almost anything you wish. So if you are worried about the MySQL version that comes with an iPowerWeb dedicated hosting account, don't worry - you are able to install any version you wish.

Early Termination Fees

Many of us our scared of early termination fees. There should be no reason why we have to spend additional money just to cancel a service. The idea of early termination fees are great for many companies and helps them make additional money, although it is not fair for consumers. In many cases it is cheaper to just stay a paying customer then to leave early and pay any termination fees. It is never fair to pay a termination fee especially if you have been a quality paying customer. People have reasons to cancel a contract all the time and in many cases it may not even be due to the other company's performance, rather it could be due to many other issues such as the discontinued need for a certain service. Many of our users and consumers throughout the world would agree with us when we believe that early termination fees could be unfair and in many cases are not necessary. At iPowerWeb we agree with this view and never charge our users and sort of termination or cancellation fees if they cancel. canceling your web hosting account or deciding to switch hosting providers is never a problem and we will never charge you any sort of early cancellation fee. This means that you have the choice to cancel your web hosting plan with iPowerWeb at any time. Please review our refund policy within our Web Hosting User Agreement in order to learn more about your agreement with iPowerWeb and information on how to receive a refund for services you have not used, please visit our User Agreement or give us a call at 888-511-HOST.
So if you are considering using iPowerWeb for web hosting and are worried about cancellation fees along with other hidden fees, do not worry at all. iPowerWeb plans do not have any hidden fees and we do not charge you extra for simply leaving. All web hosting plans are pre-paid and you do have the ability to receive a refund in certain cases. At iPowerWeb we work hard to please all of our customers, therefore if for some reason you are unsatisfied or have a concern please let us know. We are always here for you and your web site.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

What are File Permissions

It is quite difficult to know absolutely everything located in our HelpCenter, which even in the case where a person does have great knowledge about web hosting and our support features, he or she may still have questions regarding their web site and hosting account. This is one reason why we offer 24/7 support and are always available via email to help you with your hosting needs. Here we will talk all about file permissions.
All files that you upload to the server have specific file permissions set. These permissions decide if a file can be: executed (in case it has scripting), read, or written to and modified. File permissions work differently on different servers. On unix based servers, you have read, write, and execute. Below, you will find a breakdown of these permissions and what they mean.

First, we will break down the three parts of a files permissions. We have the owner permissions, the group permissions, and the world permissions. The owner permissions decide what a user can do when logged in with their username. The group permissions decide what members of a group can do regardless of username. The world permissions decide what people on the internet can do with a file.

If this sounds confusing, look at the example file permissions below for a file called index.php:

-rwxr-xr-x username grpname index.php

* The - represents the placeholder for file type.
* The blue rwx are the permissions for the owner that logged in.
* The green r-x are the permissions for the group the user belongs to.
* The purple r-x are the permissions for the world, which are people on the internet accessing the file.

The values for the letters and dashes are below:

* A - is a value of 0.
* An r is a value of 4 and means READ access is allowed. This means that the file can be read.
* A w is a value of 2 and means WRITE access is allowed. This means that the file can be written to and modified.
* An x is a value of 1 and means EXECUTE access is allowed. This means that the file can be executed (only if it is a script).

When we examine the permissions for the index.php file, we find the following:

1) We are dealing with a file. The first - is left a dash to indicate that this is a file we are dealing with. If this were a directory, instead of a -, you would see a d.

2) The rwx means that the user for this file (the owner) can read, write, and execute the file. When you add the values together, r (4), w(2), and x(1), you get 7. So the permission for the owner of the file is 7.

3) The r-x for group means that any member of the group associated with this file can read and execute the file but they cannot write to it or modify it. When you add the values of r(4), -(0), and x(1), you get 5. So the permission for the group of the file is 5.

4) The r-x for world means that people visiting the site and accessing the file may read the file and execute it, but cannot write to it or modify it. When you add the values of r(4), -(0), and x(1), you get 5. So the permission for the world of the file is 5.

You put the 7, the 5, and 5 together and say that the permissions for index.php are 755. A 755 permissions for a file such as INDEX.PHP is required if you intend to run the PHP code and have it output HTML.

IMPORTANT NOTE: NEVER SET A FILE OR FOLDER TO 777 unless you know why you are doing it. GIVING 7 to WORLD will allow visitors to write, modify, or remove your files.

Copy of Your Credit Card and I.D.

Security, particularly with the Internet and eCommerce, is essential and valued highly by many people. Even to this day people are worried about shopping on the Internet because of security issues and the fear of having their identity stolen by hackers and fraudulent companies. At iPowerWeb we take security and the identity of our customers very seriously. We are always working extremely hard to protect all of our customers, especially at the point of purchase. Signing up for an iPowerWeb hosting account is very simple and can be done fast from anywhere in the world. We intentionally make it a simple process although we do find cases where people try to abuse the system and provide us with false and fraudulent information.
If you order a hosting plan from within the United States you may get an email from us after the submission of your order requesting that you provide us with a copy of your credit card and your photo I.D. This does not occur too often for U.S. citizens although it can happen and we do our best to protect the identity of all web hosting users. The amount of fraudulent orders we have received has increased in the past few years. At iPowerWeb, protecting our customers is our top priority. Since most of our orders are through an online form, there is no person to person interaction and therefore we cannot stop hackers and people practicing Internet fraud from placing an order for an iPowerWeb product or service. This makes it easy for someone who is not the credit card holder to place the order. Since no items are shipped, credit card companies find it difficult to trace the criminal who used the card fraudulently.
Sadly credit card fraud is a reality and it occurs on a regular basis all over the Internet. Research studies have shown that most criminals using stolen credit cards do not actually have the plastic credit card on hand. Instead, they have documents of stolen credit card information. In many cases where we suspect fraudulent activity, we may ask the person who ordered the account to provide us with a copy of the credit card via fax or email in order to confirm that the card is actually of the person who placed the order.
We require a copy of your government issued ID and credit card. If you send this information to us via email, our representatives will print the e-mail and destroy the electronic copy. We take pride in protecting the information of all of our customers at all times. All of our web hosting servers and computers have security measures to prevent against hacking. The printed emails and faxes are all locked in a cabinet for safe keeping and access is only available to authorized personnel. It is quite obvious that no person likes to have their personal information or identity stolen, therefore many of our customers appreciate the extra measures we take in making sure that they are protected and that no hosting account is purchased using stolen credit card information. If you ever wish to receive more information on our billing security procedures, please contact us at 888-511-HOST.

Abuse Complaints

When purchasing a shared web hosting plan with iPowerWeb you can be sure that you are receiving the absolute best hosting services on the planet, regardless of price. We work hard to make sure that your site is always working properly and is housed in a safe environment. Should you ever find that you have any abuse related questions or comments, please send out Abuse Department an email at Abuse@iPowerWeb.com. You should also contact our Abuse Department immediately if you find that your account has been suspended. Generally, accounts are suspended if they are in bad standing with our Billing Department and must be paid or some sort of abuse has gone on with the account that requires further support to resolve the matter. In either of the two cases, please email our Abuse Department at Abuse@iPowerWeb.com.

What is Zend Optimizer?

Due to the fact that we host many web sites, we have many different types of customers. All of our customers have different wants and needs, therefore we work extremely hard to cater to all of our users. One common issue that is highly important to our users is that they want their web site(s) to load as fast as possible. This is a very common concern that is worthy of discussion, no person likes a web site that loads slowly. When our potential new users call our Sales Department, they regularly ask us about the speed at which iPowerWeb hosted sites load. A program that helps speed up Zend Encoded PHP applications. According to the creator's website, it increases speeds by up to 40% Zend Optimizer definitely helps although by simply hosting your site with iPowerWeb you will have your web sites load at very fast speeds - Naturally! All iPowerWeb hosting accounts are housed in our state-of-the-art data centers, which specialize in storing and operating web servers. All sites within our data center load at extremely fast speeds, generally independent of the size of the website being loaded. The only thing you must remember is that all web sites must be accessed via the Internet and therefore you will need a connection to the Internet. A significant determining factor for figuring out the speed at which a certain site would load has to do with your Internet connectivity speeds. So if you are looking to have your site load quickly you will need two things:
1. Have a fast Internet connection
2. Host your web site with iPowerWeb

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Control Panel Access to a Web Hosting Account

As you are most likely aware shared iPowerWeb hosting accounts come with a vDeck control panel and our dedicated servers come with a Plesk control panel. Our most popular products are our shared hosting solutions although we do find many customers needing more and setting up a dedicated server in order to meet their needs. We provide our users with wonderful tutorials regarding our web hosting accounts although we still receive many calls to our Support Center asking our team for help - which is no problem at all, we love our users. One common issue is regarding Plesk control panels and how to gain access to a web hosting account. In order to gain access to a web hosting account please follow these steps:

Step 1:
After adding a domain (hosting account), you can FTP in and upload files, and you can use FrontPage if you enabled it. But to have control panel access, you need to enable it. Log into Plesk and click Domains.

Step 2:
Click the name of the domain you added from the domains listing.

Step 3:
Click the Domain User button.

Step 4:
Check the box to allow domain user access. Enter a password for that user. The username is the domain name. If you want to allow multiple sessions, check that option.

Step 5:
Decide if you want to allow crontab or backup functions. You can also type in the domain user's information.

Step 6:
When you have completed inputting the information requested, click OK.

Step 7:
You will be sent to the domain's management page. You may now log into the control panel with the domain name as the username and the password you chose.

Ultra Cheap Laptops

A great way to attract new users to your site and gain large amounts of traffic is by having great content (as we previously mentioned) and by creating buzz. Asus, a technology company, has just announced that it will be selling Linux laptops for only $199 and it will begin shipping these systems in this year. Asus is already known for its ultra-hip Lamborghini laptop and now they will be hitting the market with a highly affordable laptop. The PC will be known as EEE, the three E's stand for "Easy to learn", "Excellent Internet", and "Excellent mobile computing experience." The EEE will be available at different price levels, ranging from $199 - $369. Asus' $349 model will target the US mainstream market. Overall specifications on the EEE are as follows:

* 7" LCD Display
* 900MHz Celeron-M ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) 353
* Intel 910 Chipset
* 512MB DDR2-400 RAM
* 4, 8, or 16GB solid-state storage
* ASUS-customized, Xandros-derived Linux OS
* Dimensions: 225x165x21-35mm
* Weight: ~2 lbs
* Colors: White, Black

By concentrating on the $349 model first, Asus seems to be focusing on establishing a brand and market presence in the sub-notebook market first, rather than attempting to go head-to-head with the OLPC's mandate of providing a useful computer to the developing nations of the world.
The announcement of this laptop will definitely increase traffic and create buzz in favor of Asus. The only thing Asus needs to worry about now is that its web hosting servers are able to handle the traffic.
When you are looking to make an impression with your business and want to gain traffic remember about this example of Asus. A relatively quiet company in the US laptop market could now have a greater impact due to its very low priced laptops.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

IPOWERWEB Interactive Tutorials

For many beginners starting a web site is a huge step that in most cases needs lots of courage. To many web hosting and having a website may seem like a daunting task that can and should be avoided. Although if you are looking to take your business to the next level, we highly recommend you purchase a web hosting account and experience the power of the world wide web. At IPOWERWEB we make customer satisfaction a priority and are never satisfied until we exceed all of our customers' expectations. An example of this is by the fact that we offer 24/7 toll-free telephone, email and chat support for all of our users. We have customers from all over the world with different schedules, but your schedule should never have an impact on receiving telephone support. All of users should never worry about our availability, we are always here to help you with anything you may need.
We also provide all of our users with a vast amount of useful interactive web hosting tutorials that can guide you through even the most advanced and technical web hosting procedures. Even if you feel it is not necessary we still highly recommend that all of our users visit our online Support Center in order to learn more about our web hosting services and how to get the most out of your web hosting plan. Our Support site is located at http://support.ipowerweb.com and is available all the time, because it is online.
We are always working to improve ourselves therefore if you ever have any recommendations, concerns, and/or questions regarding our Support Center please contact us because we would love to hear from you.

The Importance of Quality Content

We will elaborate on this at a later date although we would like to share with you the importance of quality content. If you own a web site or are a webmaster you must understand and respect the importance of quality content. Today, search engines account for an enormous amount of Internet traffic. Almost all people who use the Internet have used and/or regularly search the Internet via search engines. Some of the most popular search engines at the moment are Google, Yahoo, and MSN. If you are looking for traffic, which is the case for most site owners, a great way to gain new users is via the search engines. Ranking highly on a search engine is due to many factors, although one of the most common methods is by having quality content on your website. If you have content that is unique and valuable for your users it will help you a lot in the long run. We will provide you with more useful information in the future regarding search engine ranking and how to optimize your website, although if you are currently building a new site or have an existing web site - never forget the value of important content. When you are building a site, always build it for your users not the search engines. In many cases the search engines are smarter than most people think therefore play it safe and write useful, new, and consistent content and just watch your traffic from the search engines grow.

What is .htaccess?

One thing that makes iPowerWeb so unique is that we always put our customers first. Since the first day we started providing web hosting services we always made our customers a priority and continue to do so. If you ever have a question all you have to do is pick up your phone and call 888-511-HOST. We never close and are available 24 hours each day, 7 days a week.
On a daily basis we get customers asking us what .htaccess is.
.htaccess is an ASCII text file. If you have visited our web hosting dictionary, you are probably aware that ASCII stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. The file has no name, just an extension. The extension is .htaccess. This file must be uploaded to your folder in ASCII mode (not binary). A user can place commands one line at a time that will change the behavior of the site. A .htaccess file allows you to password protect folders, change the default document, redirect users, etc.
If you are looking to receive more information about your web hosting and what is available with your current plan, please contact us.

Monday, August 20, 2007

What is DNS?

If you have a web site, I am sure you have heard of the term DNS used quite often. DNS stands for Domain Name Server/System/Service and it is a service that translates the alphanumeric characters in a domain name to an IP address. Since the Internet is based on IP Addresses, the DNS converts the address a user types, such as Microsoft.com, to its IP address (
When you are switching web hosting providers you generally have to change your DNS information from one host to another. This is a common practice and it is not quite difficult. In many cases the web hosting providers will actually change the DNS information for you if you are unable to do so.

What is Port 25?

We currently host over 700,000 web sites and have customers from all over the world. iPowerWeb was one of the first web hosting providers to offer free 24/7 toll free telephone support.
Naturally we get many customers calling us on a daily basis wanting to know more about their hosting account and how to make their web site the best it could possibly be. This means that if you ever have a question do not hesitate when contacting us, just pick up the phone and dial 888-511-4678.
A common question that comes into our support center is "What is Port 25?"
Port 25 is the port used by the SMTP service for your email. When sending an email out, PORT 25 is used to send out the email to your intended recipient. Although we recommend that you note that some internet service providers block third party mail servers from functioning. Their reason is that they want to prevent you from using these servers to send SPAM (junk mail). In this case, you have two options. You can either contact the internet service provider (ISP) and have them unblock your port 25, or you can use your ISP's SMTP server instead of your domains'. When you send email, it still appears as if it is coming from your domain and it makes no difference.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Additional Plesk Licenses

When we first came into the web hosting industry we made lots of noise with our simple, affordable, and highly effective BusinessPro hosting solution. For only $7.95 per month a customer can receive a powerful web hosting plan with a free domain name. Realizing that some of our customers needed more than just our BusinessPro package we started offering many more web hosting and e-Commerce services. For example we launched our WindowsPro hosting solution, domain name registration services, as well as dedicated server hosting plans. Currently all of our hosting packages come with the award-winning vDeck control panel which allows you to manage your entire site from one simple location, except for our dedicated server plans. All of our dedicated server plans come with a Plesk control panel - which is still very easy to use and allows you to operate your websites very efficiently.
A common question which comes into our Customer Support Department is regarding our dedicated server plans and how to purchase more Plesk domain name licenses. First let us tell you that you are able to purchase additional Plesk licenses at any time. In order to do so please email Billing@iPowerWeb.com and provide us with the the last 4 digits of the credit card on file along with the billing information on the server account, your dedicated IP address for your server, and the amount of additional Plesk licenses you wish to purchase. Here is a breakdown of our current pricing levels for additional Plesk domain name licenses for each iPowerWeb dedicated server.

The fees for more licenses are below:

30-domain license: Additional $10 per month per server.
100-domain license: Additional $20 per month per server.
300-domain license: Additional $30 per month per server.
Unlimited-domain license: Additional $40 per month per server.

If you wish to speak to a live representative about our dedicated server plans, please contact us at any time of the day at 888-511-HOST.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Successful Movie Franchises

No. 1: James Bond

Total Revenue:
$4.5 billion (lifetime worldwide gross -- and counting)
Years: 1963-2006
Most Recent Film:
'Casino Royale'

No. 2: Star Wars

Total Revenue: $4.4 billion (lifetime worldwide gross, without counting the re-issues and IMAX)
Years: 1977-2005
Most Recent Film:
'Revenge of the Sith'

No. 3: Harry Potter

Total Revenue: $4.1 billion (lifetime worldwide gross)*
Years: 2001-2007
Most Recent Film:
'Order of the Phoenix'

No. 4: Lord of the Rings

Total Revenue: $2.9 billion (lifetime worldwide gross)*
Years: 2001-2003
Most Recent Film:
'Return of the King'

No. 5: Pirates of the Caribbean

Total Revenue: $2.7 billion (lifetime worldwide gross)
Years: 2003-2007
Most Recent Film:
'At World's End'

No. 6: Spider-Man

Total Revenue: $2.5 billion (lifetime worldwide gross)
Years: 2002-2007
Most Recent Film:
'Spider-Man 3'

No. 7: Shrek

Total Revenue: $2.1 billion (lifetime worldwide gross)*
Years: 2001-2007
Most Recent Film:
'Shrek the Third'

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Is iPowerWeb an ISP?

A common question that our users and potential users ask us is whether or not iPowerWeb is an ISP? If you are not aware, ISP stands for Internet Service Provider. An ISP provides its users access to the Internet. A great example of an ISP is AOL. If you are not yet aware iPowerWeb is not an Internet Service Provider, rather we are a web hosting company. If you are looking to setup a website you will most likely need a connection to the Internet, therefore you will need to find the right ISP for you. iPowerWeb cannot be your ISP although we can help you get started with your website and familiarize you with the world wide web. Most ISP's, similar to web hosting companies, charge a flat monthly fee for their service(s). If you are looking to receive Inernet connectivity services from iPowerWeb, you should look elsewhere - we specialize in web hosting. In order to view your website you must need Internet access therefore we recommend that you are always able to connect to the Internet and monitor the activity across your website.

What is a Zip File

A zip file is a compressed file that contains other files within it. This post is not directly related to web hosting or our services at iPowerWeb. Instead of having to read web hosting related posts on a daily basis, we occasionally write about other things such as the Internet, technology, and of course - dieting. Zip files generally use the .zip extension. A great thing about zip files are that you can typically remove the files within the zip file at any time. Over time the Internet dictionary continues to grow, for example the term "unzip" is now used to refer to a zip file being decompressed.

Foods That Are Good For You

As you are probably aware we occasionally write about miscellaneous information, topics which are not related to the Internet or hosting. Here we will provide you with a list of eight foods you should eat every day:

1. Yogurt
2. Tomatoes
3. Carrots
4. Spinach
5. Blueberries
6. Black Beans
7. Walnuts
8. Oats

These are numbered in no specific order. It is generally recommended to include these foods in your daily diet. Although please remember that we specialize in web hosting services, if you have any questions about your diet please do not contact our technical support :). Rather you should consult your physician

Email Etiquette

With the rise in popularity of text and instant messaging, basic etiquette is being forgotten. When composing emails (especially professional emails) be sure to keep some basic tips in mind.

Five Basic Email EtiquetteTips:

1. Salutations and Greetings: always include a salutation/greeting.

2. Subject Heading: always include a subject heading that describes the topic of the email.

3. Avoid All Caps: all caps indicates shouting or yelling and is considered impolite.

4. Attaching prior message: attach the last message and delete the prior message(s).

5. Forwarding emails: before forwarding someone's private email onto others, always ask permission first.

iPowerWeb Hosting Servers

iPowerWeb has garnered many awards for its shared and dedicated web hosting servers. Many people begin their experience with iPowerWeb by purchasing the Business Pro Package and as their business grows they move onto a larger hosting platform like a dedicated server. A great feature with iPowerWeb is that you are not locked into your agreement with us; you could cancel at any time or use your unused credit towards a different package of hosting. All accounts are pre-paid in full, meaning that there are no monthly charges - which truly simplifies your dealings with iPowerWeb.
Reliability is one of the most important components when searching for a web host. A person does not want to pay money for a website that is not live half the time. iPowerWeb servers are some of the most reliable servers on the planet, with over 5 years of 99.99% uptime, you could trust that iPowerWeb will take good care of your site.
Having a backup of your website is highly recommended just in case an issue does occur, but another great thing about iPowerWeb is the fact that they run backups of all their customers’ websites as well…just to be extra safe.
iPowerWeb owns multiple data centers and has redundant connections. Therefore if your website goes down at one location, another one of iPowerWeb’s data centers will immediately publish your website. This is one reason why iPowerWeb is so respected in the web hosting world, they not only have great service but great technology as well. With such great servers and data centers, virtually all websites with iPowerWeb load extremely fast and flawlessly. By hosting your site with iPowerWeb you too will realize why they one of the best web hosts.


We GUARANTEE that you will be satisfied with iPowerWeb and its web hosting services. Almost a million people have used iPowerWeb for their websites and have been satisfied, we can assure you that you will be receiving the best web hosting services in the industry. If for some reason you are not satisfied or have questions feel free to contact us at 888-511-HOST. Our web hosting plans come with an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee - so if you are considering choosing iPowerWeb as your next web host, you having nothing to lose.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Some Information About iPowerWeb

iPowerWeb is recognized as a world leader when it comes to web hosting. We have been in business since 2001 and host nearly a million websites. All of our web hosting packages are equipped with the finest technology and are sold at very affordable prices. Each day hundreds of people setup their new websites with iPowerWeb as well as transfer their existing websites to iPowerWeb. A main component of iPowerWeb’s tremendous success is our award winning customer service.
If a customer is ever to have an issue he or she has the peace of mind that they are hosting with iPowerWeb and the issue can be resolved with just one phone call to iPowerWeb technical support. iPowerWeb is available via telephone and email 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. We typically respond to emails within 5 hours and telephone hold times are no longer than 10 minutes.
Many people make their living off the Internet and need a website that is always running and functioning properly, this is why many people put their website in the hands of iPowerWeb. We have a proven track record and are always working to making our customers happy. CLICK HERE TO READ iPowerWeb Testimonials – iPowerWeb Reviews

300GB of Disk Space

Our most popular web hosting plan is our BusinessPro hosting solution. The BusinessPro plan is packed with many great features that only come with an iPowerWeb hosting package. The BusinessPro plan has been the most popular web hosting solution for many years and every hosting plan includes 300GB of disk space. Disk space is also called storage space and it refers to the amount of room available to store files on your web hosting account. In many cases 300GB should be sufficient disk space for your website. At first our revolutionary BusinessPro plan only came with a few hundred mb of storage space, now the BusinessPro comes with a few hundred gigabytes of disk space. If you are looking to purchase a web hosting plan and need lots of space for your documents, videos, photos, and more - our web hosting plans are right for you. Best of all you will not have to pay any additional fee for receiving so much disk space, every web hosting plan is filled with tons of disk space and bandwidth, also known as transfer.

Always Available

Since hosting our first website in October 2001, we have grown at an extremely fast rate - well over 100,000 customers/year. Every day we receive hundreds of new users expecting to receive the best web hosting services in the world and we deliver. iPowerWeb has built a great reputation within the web hosting industry. Our BusinessPro plan revolutionized web hosting, one simple solution is able to do so much at such a low cost. As hard as many companies try, no other web hosting provider has been able to offer what iPowerWeb does. Along with starting with a great web hosting plan, iPowerWeb did something that no other web hosting provider had done up until October 2001. We clearly placed our toll free telephone number on every page of our website, giving our customers the ability to contact us at any time of the day if they need help. In 2001 many other hosts made it quite difficult for a customer to contact their hosting provider, the communication between hosting provider and user was extremely limited...iPowerWeb changed this. Now when you visit the website of many major hosting companies, you will generally find a header with their telephone number on every single page of their site. We want our users to feel welcome and comfortable with hosting their website with us. We understand the importance of websites especially because people now make livings off the Internet therefore you should host your site with a company that is customer centric and wants the best for your web site. At iPowerWeb we are available every second of the day, every day of the year. If you ever have any questions about your hosting plan or want to ask questions about our services, we are available to help you.

Back to School

It's back to school time for a lot of youngsters. I wanted to write this post as a reminder to everyone that summer is almost over and to be a little more careful and alert during your morning and afternoon commute times. Please make sure you always follow the rules below:
1. Always stop and never pass a school bus with blinking lights.
2. Watch out for crossing guards and stop when children are crossing.
3. Follow the posted speed limits in school zones.

How Do I Change My Account Password

In the past we have explained how to change your account username and provided you with tips on passwords not to use. So what should we explain now, how about how to change your password? Regularly changing your account password is highly recommended in order to help prevent from hackers gaining access to your account. So for many reasons you may want to change your hosting accounts password every once in a while. The process by which to change your password varies for every type of web hosting account. If you are a BusinessPro user with a vDeck control panel, you may change your account password via your vDeck control panel. But as long as you are a current iPowerWeb user you should be able to change you password in either the "Preferences" or "Settings" section of the control panel. If for some reason the option to change your password is not located in your control panel, please send an email to Billing@iPowerWeb.com. When sending the email be sure to include your domain name, username, your old password along with the new one you wish to use, and the last four digits of the credit card we have on file for security purposes. If you do not wish to send an email, you may resolve this issue by calling our Billing Department at 888-511-HOST. We would be more than happy to help you change the password on your web hosting account(s).

SendMail Email Support

Our basic BusinessPro plan is generally more than enough to help you succeed online. If you are looking to start a website and are not sure which hosting plan to purchase, don't let our price fool you. Although the BusinessPro plan is priced fairly low, it does not mean that the package is not enough to help you manage a great website.
Every once in a while our users ask us whether or not our UNIX based servers support SendMail. The answer is yes, we do support SendMail. SendMail can be used by scripts to generate an email and send it. If you wish to receive more information on our hosting features and learn how to setup a new web hosting account, please call us at 888-511-HOST.

Monday, August 13, 2007

How To Use Your SSL Certificate

As you are probably aware every singe iPowerWeb web hosting plan includes many great features, including an SSL certificate. We provide our shared hosting users with a shared SSL certificate in order to give them the ability to secure their web pages. This address is provided in Section 3 (III) of your account setup letter.

This means that you can have the lock in the bottom of your browser showing your visitors that your site is secure. To do so, you would use the same temp address, but use https instead of http. The example is show below:

(remember to replace the # with your hostname and the username with your username)

If you rather use your domain name instead of the hostname to secure your site, you must purchase a dedicated SSL certificate from iPower. As we explained in an earlier post, every dedicated SSL certificate comes with a dedicated IP address. This means that your website will have its own dedicated IP address rather than a shared dedicated IP address.

The World's Oldest Person Dies

The world's oldest person, Yone Minagawa has died today at the age of 114. Yone Minagawa was born on January 4, 1893 in Japan and she was officially the world's oldest person according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Mrs. Minagawa attributed her long life to her favorite hobbies, eating well and getting rest. Even though she was aging it is said that Mrs. Minagawa eating sweets and leading a healthy lifestyle.

What is SMTP?

An iPowerWeb hosting account is a great way to become connected to the Internet. Every BusinessPro web hosting account comes with many great features such as a free domain name, a website builder, 24/7 support, and email addresses. The email addresses that come with every web hosting package are POP3 and web-based.
A typical support question we receive is "What is SMTP?" Well if you knew it had to do with email, very good!! SMTP is an acronym for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. It is a TCP/IP protocol that allows e-mail messages to be sent between servers. Most email servers use the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol to send mail. If you are looking to receive more information regarding SMTP, Email, or web hosting in general please contact our customer support department.

Do We Provide Dedicated IP Addresses?

If you are interested in search engine marketing or are beginning to learn SEO (Search Engine Optimization) you may come across a belief that dedicated ip addresses for your websites help you rank higher on search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN. In simple terms this has belief has proven to be a myth, particularly with regards to Google. In most cases Google will not look down upon you if your site is hosted on a shared hosting server rather than a dedicated server. A dedicated IP is an IP that does not change regularly, that is why it is known as a dedicated IP. All iPowerWeb servers have shared dedicated IP's, meaning that the server itself has a dedicated IP, but because your web hosting account is on a shared hosting server your IP is shared with other users on the same server. The majority of websites on the Internet are located on shared web servers with shared IP addresses therefore it would be quite ridiculous if a search engine like Google, Yahoo, or MSN were to look down upon shared IP addresses. If for some reason you would still like to receive a dedicated IP address, we recommend you signup for our dedicated web hosting solutions. If you wish to stay with the same web hosting plan that you have at the moment you may do so and still receive a dedicated IP address. In order to do this you must setup a dedicated SSL certificate, which will enable you to have your very own dedicated IP address. But please remember that if you are doing this solely for search engine purposes, it may be wisest to hold off of this at the moment. Many engineers at the top search engines regard the belief of higher search engine rankings due to a dedicated IP address as a myth.

Mars getting closer

According to NASA, Mars is getting closer to the Earth every day. By late August, Mars will be within 34,646,418 miles of Earth which by some calculations is closer than it has been in 73,000 years. Some speculate that on August 27th, Mars will roughly be the same size as a full moon viewable by the naked eye. Make sure you check it out because it may be another 60,000 years before it gets this close again. No one alive today will every see this again!

The Status of an Additional Service Order

Every single iPowerWeb hosting account comes with a ton of useful features that will help you create and manage a successful website. In many cases our shared hosting plans should be more than enough to help you have a successful site although in some instances you may find that you need an additional service from iPowerWeb. An Additional Service order with iPowerWeb can include the changing of your domain name, adding an additional domain, adding a subdomain name, adding or modifying MX records, adding more space/bandwidth, etc. When ordering an additional service with us please allow up to 2 to 4 business days for your request to be fulfilled. Most additional service requests are completed within a few hours after they have been submitted.
If for some reason you ordered an additional service more than 4 days ago and you are yet to receive an information on the status of your order or an update, please contact our Additional Services department via email at addserv@iPowerWeb.com.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Adding a Subdomain Name

A benefit of hosting your website with iPowerWeb is that you could receive a free domain name for life, meaning that you would never have to pay domain name fees again - including renewals. But even if you wish to register a new domain name you could do so at our very low price of $6.50 per year. As we said in an earlier post, you will also receive free WHOIS Privacy Protection with every single domain name you purchase through iPowerWeb. A typical domain name looks like, www.your-domain-name.com an example of a subdomain is blog.your-domain-name.com. A great example of a subdomain is the page you are currently on. http://www.iPowerWeb.com is iPowerWeb's homepage and our blog is located on a subdomain, http://blog.iPowerWeb.com. If you have a hosting account with iPowerWeb you will be able to setup as many subdomains as you wish. In order to do so, please visit our online HelpCenter or use our subdomain form.
Please note that this subdomain form should only be used if your hosting account is on a Windows or cPanel server. If you have a web hosting account which uses a vDeck control panel you may setup up to 100 subdomains for FREE. Every subdomain can be setup through your vDeck control panel, therefore you do not have to worry about any forms or contacting us. In order to setup a subdomain through your vDeck control panel please visit subdomain manager located in the Domain Admin section. Adding a subdomain to your current domain could be a great thing, especially if you are looking to expand your website.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

How To Change your WHOIS Information

Every registered domain name requires certain contact information, such as your name, address, phone number and email address. This holds true for domain names that wish to receive WHOIS Privacy Protection as well. If you wish to update your domain name's contact information, we could do it for you at no additional cost. In order to update the WHOIS information please send an email to Transfer@iPowerWeb.com and provide us with your domain name along with the last four digits of the credit card on file for user verification. Please do not forget to explain what you would like to have updated. Also remember that every new domain name registered with iPowerWeb comes with free WHOIS Privacy Protection.
Every time you register a domain name, your name, address and phone number are entered into a public database that can be viewed and used by anyone. This exposes your personal information to spammers, telemarketers and other undesired third parties.

There is a way to protect your personal information. iPowerWeb's WHOIS Privacy service allows you to retain your domain name without having to expose your personal information to the public.
Some of our competitors charge an additional $15.00 per year for WHOIS Privacy Protection. But if you register your domain name with iPowerWeb, the WHOIS Privacy Protection service comes free. So not only are you registering domain names at wholesale prices with iPowerWeb you are also receiving FREE WHOIS Privacy Protection as well.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Weekend Support

Many businesses which operate in America are typically closed on weekends. Such companies generally operate Monday-Friday with limited hours. But in many cases this is not true for Internet companies. The Internet never sleeps, people are always surfing the web no matter the time of the day - therefore if you have your own online business you may want to consider having customer support available at all times, especially if you provide some sort of service. The Internet connects the entire world together and you must be capable of catering to all people at all times. The beauty of the Internet is that you never have to worry about customers walking in or having to close your doors at the end of the night, you store (your website) should be operational all the time. At iPowerWeb we work hard to make sure that your site is running smoothly and efficiently at all times, so when you decide to take a break...we don't. Your website should be operational all times and if you ever need help you can contact us at any time, our customer support department is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

10 Foods You Should Be Eating

We have had posts in the past where we don't speak about iPowerWeb, web hosting and the Internet once. Well this is one of those posts, here we will provide you with a list of ten foods that you should be eating. If you are eating these you are doing great things for your body, if you are not eating these - it is highly recommended that you do so.

*Pomegranate Juice
*Goji Berries
*Dried Plums
*Pumpkin Seeds
*Swiss Chard

If you are allergic to any of the foods we listed, please do not attempt to them. If you are not allergic to any of these foods, it may be to your benefit...so starting eating.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Reseller Technical Support

We hope that this blog has brought many iPowerWeb products and services to your attention. We also hope that you have learned a great deal about our business and why we do what we do. At iPowerWeb we love web hosting and we are always working to help our customers succeed online. You may also be aware of our Reseller Program. Our web hosting reseller program enables any person around the world to become their own web hosting provider and sell web hosting space to others. You may learn more about the many wonderful features of our reseller program by visiting our web site, also don't forget that it is free to join our reseller program and there never are any hidden fees or catches...our reseller program is very straight forward. You could make money fast and easily by partnering with iPowerWeb. All of our Resellers get a few perks, such as discounted pricing for our popular web hosting packages, an easy-to-use reseller control panel, and special reseller technical support. The special reseller technical support department is known as Priority Reseller Technical Support. You may contact the Priority Reseller Technical Support Department by logging into your reseller control panel, visiting the "Contact Us" section and selecting "Support" from the menu. Then please go ahead and see our Priority Reseller Technical Support Department an email. Well you may be asking yourself, how about if I can't login to my reseller control panel. We understand this and therefore have a direct email address as well for our Priority Reseller Technical Support Department. If you are unable to log into your reseller control panel, you may also send an email to support.reseller@ipowerweb.com to reach this department. If you do not use the contact us form in your reseller control panel, then please make sure that you include your full reseller ID in the subject line of your email. In the email you send to tech support, please make sure that you include the domain name of the account(s) which are having the issue. Please try to be as specific as possible when explaining the issue you are experiencing.
Please remember that the Priority Reseller Technical Support Department is strictly for our partners in the iPowerWeb reseller program and if you are not a reseller, this support department cannot help you. Rather please contact our general support department at Support@iPowerWeb.com and 888-511-HOST. iPowerWeb customer support is available all the time via telephone, chat and email.

Provide Feedback

By visiting any page on the iPowerWeb site you will probably notice that we are quite proud of the amount of customers we have. Since having our first customer in October 2001, we have grown at an extremely rapid rate to where we know host over 700,000 websites across the Internet. This is not stopping either, every day hundreds of people purchase an iPowerWeb web hosting plan and experience the best service and reliability in the web hosting industry. One reason that has made iPowerWeb so successful is the fact that we put all of our customers first. We do not pick favorites or feel that once you have paid you don't deserve service. Rather at iPowerWeb all of our customers, from individuals to businesses, people with one parked domain name to businesses with over 50 dedicated servers - every iPowerWeb user is important to us. This is just one element that we have placed great emphasis on that has paid off for us, and we will not stop emphasizing customer support. Web hosting is not easy and having a web site is not the easiest task in the world. Therefore we make sure that all customers are happy and we strive to make web hosting simple.
In order to learn whether or not we are doing our job correctly and if you feel that there is any way we could possible improve our performance, please provide us with feedback. It does not matter if you wish to write one sentence or 4 pages, we would love to hear from you. We highly value all feedback received and take all comments seriously. You may provide us with your feedback via a link on the iPowerWeb HelpCenter. You are welcome to submit your feedback anytime via our HelpCenter. We hope to hear from you soon.

Transfer of Ownership

Every day hundreds of people join iPowerWeb to receive the best web hosting services in the world. When you purchase a new web hosting account or a domain name, the information you provide us prior to the purchase is the information we use for the account. So if you use your name and home address to setup the new hosting account, we will input that information within our system as well as within the domain name registration information. Please understand that the information you initially provide us is not final, meaning that you are able to change the contact information on your account or transfer the ownership from one person or business to another at any time. You may download and print our Transfer of Ownership form located at http://www.ipowerweb.com/company/legal/index.html. If you ever have any questions or need assistance with your hosting account, please contact Customer Support. So just remember, the information you provide us at the beginning is not final. This means that you can edit the information or even change the owners of your web hosting account at any time...No Problem.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

What Affects The Value of the US Dollar?

All of our plans are priced in US dollars. It is interesting to learn about what affects the value of the dollar. We will list 50 main points that affect the value of the dollar...
1. Balance of trade
2. Falling prices on foreign goods
3. Balance of investment
4. Budget deficit and national debt
5. Little or no default on debt
6. President’s popularity
7. Terrorist attacks and war
8. Geopolitical events
9. Consistent policies
10. Government expansion
11. Elections
12. Tax cuts for consumers
13. Turmoil in other countries
14. Stability in other countries
15. A change in foreign reserves
16. A strengthening Euro
17. Acceptance of oil in dollars
18. Strong foreign economies
19. Social Security
20. Medicare/Medicaid
21. Demand for dollars
22. Demand for physical currency outside the US
23. Increase in money supply
24. Rise in interest rates
25. Attractive interest rates in other countries
26. News about interest rates
27. Consumer savings
28. Gas prices
29. Purchasing imported products rather than products made in the US.
31. Slow housing market
32. Strong housing market
33. Overinflated housing market
34. Low growth in manufacturing
35. Strong manufacturing growth
36. Outsourcing
37. Entrepreneurship
38. Employment growth
39. Wage data
40. Bear markets
41. Bull markets
42. Accounting scandals
43. Economic growth and stability
44. Economic recession
45. Outperforming other economies
46. Unfavorable farming conditions
47. Unusually hot summers
48. Natural disasters
49. Slow in inflation of foreign goods
50. News about inflation

Just a quick note regarding point #4: The US national debt currently stands at $9 trillion and is growing by over $1 billion per day.

Model of Computer

Some people may believe that the type of computer they have will impact the performance and quality of their website. Although a new computer with many great features and blazing speed may be very nice, it is not necessary to have a successful website. Rather a good web hosting provider is an important element to having a good website. The better the servers, hosting provider, and data center the more likely your site will do better. So if you are considering to buy a new computer just because you think your website needs it, save your money. We work very hard to make sure your websites server is the best it could possibly be, you do not have to worry about the model or age of your computer. As long as your computer is connected to the Internet, you should be fine. You will need to be connected to the Internet in order to check your email and update your website. So for all the people out there that are looking for a new computer because they feel it is hurting your websites functionality, don't worry about spending money on the new computer. Another great aspect about hosting your website with iPowerWeb is that our prices never change and we never have any hidden fees. The price you pay us at the beginning when you join iPowerWeb is your final price. Unless you wish to upgrade to a different type of hosting product you generally never will have to worry about the price of your hosting plan changing. There are no secrets and hidden fees with our hosting, therefore our one low price is all you will have to pay in order to have your website hosted with the best web hosting provider.

Adobe Flash For Your Website

Today websites are not only designed using basic HTML, rather many websites on the Internet use Adobe Flash. Some sites even utilize the power of both. As an iPowerWeb customer you will be able to do the same. This is because every single website hosted by iPowerWeb is supported by programs such as HTML and Flash. Flash is a very popular form of web design allows a person to create interactive websites and presentations. If you wish to learn more about Adobe Flash and how it works, please visit Adobe's website at http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/. We have found that many of our users find it useful to have two versions of their websites, one version developed using Flash and the other in HTML. If you have not considered this you may want to do so. If you would like more information on the capabilities of your web hosting account and how iPowerWeb can help your site propel to the next level, please contact us via email, live chat or phone.

Uptime Guarantee

The benefits of being such a large web hosting provider includes the fact that we operate some of the Internet industry's best data centers. We currently have four data centers around the world and we employ some of the best people in the industry. Although our prices are cheap, we do not take web hosting lightly. We are always working to exceed your web hosting expectations. At iPowerWeb we are very confident in our web hosting products and services. Our web hosting plans are reliable and all use iPowerWeb technology. We provide you with cheap, fast, reliable, and comprehensive service and we feel that you will be satisfied with the level of service you receive form us. Many web hosting directories and review sites rank us as the #1 web hosting provider in the entire industry due to our longstanding reputation of quality service and support. One aspect that has made iPowerWeb so successful is the fact that we guarantee 99.99% server uptime with all your web hosting packages. This means that if your website is hosted by us, you should expect your website to be up and running at least 99.99% of the time. Naturally it is quite impossible to have 100% server uptime at the moment although we are working extremely hard to make sure that your website is operating at the best level possible at all times. Our uptime guarantee is just one of many reason why to choose iPowerWeb as your next web hosting provider.

Designing a Great Website

Having a good domain name is highly valuable when you have your own website. A quality domain name go a long way to help your website succeed. Although the domain name is only a part of the entire equation regarding the success of a website. One extremely important factor when starting a new website, is the design of the actual site. You want to design a site that is easy to navigate, clean, converts well, and sends your message across. If you are an iPowerWeb customer, you are most likely aware that every iPowerWeb shared web hosting account comes with a free web builder which helps you create a professional looking website in just minutes. Although if for some reason our web builder tool is not enough for you and you are looking for more features to be included with the design of your website, you may need to look elsewhere for web design. A great website with useful information on building a "Killer" website is www.KillerSites.com. KillerSites is a wonderful web design resource that can help you create the ideal website. The KillerSites website includes video web design tutorials, web design quotes, templates, and a free web design newsletter. If you are looking to design a new site or wish to redesign your existing website, visit KillerSites for web design wonderful website design resources.

Legacy1 Accounts with iPowerWeb Reseller Program

iPowerWeb is recognized throughout the world as a high quality web hosting provider that has helped many businesses and organizations gain an Internet presence. When iPowerWeb first came in business in October of 2001 we had all of our accounts use cPanel our cPanel control panel. cPanel is a very common control panel used throughout the web hosting industry, we were pleased with the performance and quality we received from cPanel. But at the same time we felt that our customers are not just average web hosting users, they were hosting their websites with iPowerWeb - therefore they deserve the best technology and reliability at all times. Hence we decided to move to a vDeck control panel, which is undoubtedly more technologically advanced and user friendly when compared to a cPanel control panel. Since the move from cPanel to vDeck we have strictly stuck to using vDeck for all shared web hosting accounts with iPowerWeb. Therefore if you are planning on joining iPowerWeb for web hosting services, your new account will be setup on a vDeck server automatically. vDeck has one many awards throughout the web hosting industry for being the best control panel on the market.
When the iPowerWeb Reseller Program first started all of our reseller web hosting accounts used our original cPanel control panel. Once we made the switch to the vDeck control panel we also updated our Reseller Program. We moved to an easy to use vDeck web hosting reseller system which was a pioneer and innovator in the reseller web hosting industry.
If you ever browse through our HelpCenter or are speaking to a Customer Support representative you may hear the term "Legacy1" occasionally being used. If you do not know what Legacy1 means, don't worry. This is not a common term used throughout the web hosting industry. Rather Legacy1 is a term unique to iPowerWeb which is used to refer to any iPowerWeb hosting accounts that are still hosted on our original cPanel servers. By reading this page you are probably aware that Legacy1 accounts were our original reseller hosting accounts that used cPanel servers rather than the current vDeck control panel.


For beginners many programs on the Internet might seem very confusing and advanced at first, although they really are not. There are so many programs and applications with interesting titles, such as GNUPG, PHP, MySQL, HMTL, etc... Quite frankly all these terms probably seem scary to a beginner, but in reality they should not. For it is these programs and applications with the odd titles that will make your web site operate better and help your online business succeed. GNUPG is also known as GPG, GNUPG is a free encryption application that is similar to PGP. GNU Privacy Guard (GNUPG) has received major funding from the German government. GNUPG is used to encrypt text, email, etc. If you wish to learn more about GNUPG or would like more information, please visit the GNUPG website at www.GNUPG.org.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

What is a Web Builder

When you visit our web site you will most likely come across the term "Web Builder" at least once. Every iPowerWeb BusinessPro plan comes with a free web builder which is located in our vDeck control panel. A web builder is a web-based website building tool. This means that if you are an iPowerWeb user and have access to the Internet you could login to your vDeck control panel at any time and design your entire website via the web builder. The iPowerWeb web builder is very advanced and makes your website look very professional yet easy to use at the same time. Meaning that almost any person can use the iPowerWeb web builder to create and manage a website. There are never any hidden fees with regards to our web builder, what you see is what you get. You do not have to pay by the minute and you can edit your site at any time. The web builder does not force you to stick to one design for your website, designing your website via our web builder gives you the luxury to change the design of your site at anytime very easily. Also you may always begin the design of your site with the web builder and then switch to having a professional web designer design the site for you with no issues at all. We created our web builder to make web design as easy as possible for all of our users. So next time you speak to a person who feels that having a website is too difficult or they feel that web design is a complicated task, you should inform them of iPowerWeb's hosting plans. Not only do we provide you with easy-to-use web hosting programs, but our prices and reliability are the best in the entire web hosting industry.

The World Wide Web - After 16 Years

On August 7, 1991 the world wide web became publicly available on the Internet for the first time. Can you believe it, the world wide web is only 16 years old. It is truly amazing to see how much the Internet has evolved in just 16 years. At the same time it may be even more interesting to consider the endless possibilities of the Internet and what the future has in store for it. Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau can be regarded as the fathers of the world wide web.
It was first server and browser developed by Berners-Lee and Cailliau that helped bring about the web we know of today. The world wide web of today is far more advanced and sophisticated when compared to the one created by Berners-Lee and Cailliau although we must remember that it essentially operates on the same basic principles developed by both Berners-Lee and Cailliau 16 years ago.

We Transfer Your Domain Name For Free

Every day hundreds of people join iPowerWeb to receive the best web hosting services in the world. Every iPowerWeb hosting account includes many great features that are solely available to iPowerWeb customers. All plans are priced at extremely low prices and the level of support and reliability is the best in the entire web hosting industry. By visiting www.iPowerWeb.com you may notice that we advertise that every BusinessPro account comes with "Free Transfer" for our clients that have transferred their already existing websites from one hosting provider to us. When we say Free Transfer we are referring to the transfer of your domain name from your existing web hosting provider to iPowerWeb. If you have ever had a website or have a basic understanding of web hosting, you are probably aware that your domain name can be registered with one company while that same domain name could be hosted elsewhere. For example, you could register your domain name with Register.com and at the same time have that domain name hosted by iPowerWeb.
So if your domain name was originally registered with another company and you are now planning on switching service providers and come to iPowerWeb, iPowerWeb will transfer your domain name for absolutely FREE.

Domain Name Pending Delete Status

If you surf the net on a regular basis or ever visit our website, your probably know how important domain names are. We place such a high value on domain names, you could probably figure this our by just visiting the iPowerWeb Homepage, OR by even visiting every other page on the iPowerWeb site. On the top left-hand corner of every single page we have an image with bold text promoting our low priced domain names. At the moment all people, both existing iPowerWeb customers and potential users, can register new domain names through iPowerWeb for only $6.50 per year.
Today we will discuss a status of domain names known as "Pending Delete". The Pending Delete status of a domain name is the final status your domain name will be in prior to becoming deleted. Please note that once a domain name is deleted it will no longer be registered under your name, rather it will become available to the public. This means that any person, organization or business will be able to register the domain name that you once owned and potentially disallow you from ever registering that domain name ever again. If your domain name has not been deleted yet and is in Pending Delete status, you still have a chance to renew the domain name and keep it from being available to the public. But let us warn you that it is VERY expensive to retrieve a domain name once it is in the "Pending Delete" status. Typically it just costs $6.50 to renew your domain name registered with iPowerWeb or even free if it is with your web hosting account. Although if your domain name is in Pending Delete status you may then have to pay a few hundred dollars.
If you decide not to renew your domain name please remember that you will not be the owner of the domain name anymore. This means that any person will have the ability to register your domain name. So lets say your plan is to not register your domain name once it is in the Pending Delete status; rather than pay the hundreds of dollars you may think that it would be best to just wait until the domain name becomes free to the public. Then once your domain name is available to the entire world you will go ahead and register it and save yourself lots of money. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars to renew your domain name because it is in Pending Delete, you now are able to register your domain name for just $6.50 or even free if it is with a new hosting account. OK.....so this is all if your domain name is not registered by another person once it becomes free to the public. That is a very big IF. It is highly possible for your domain name to be registered by others once it becomes free to the public. People register domain names and keep them for a living. Some people register domain names and resell them for a living. You could even have your domain name taken hostage by an individual who registers your domain name once it is available to the public and then offer to sell it back to you for thousands of dollars.
The loss of your domain name is not something you probably want. Domain names are essential for your business. You may have spent years and years building up your reputation and then lose it because you failed to renew your domain name. At iPowerWeb we understand the importance of domain names and therefore do our best to contact you and make sure that you inform us whether or not you wish to renew the name. To renew while in Pending Delete status, contact your registrar ASAP and have them renew the domain name! If your domain name is registered with iPowerWeb, please contact us ASAP at 888-511-4678. We have support representatives available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ready to help you with your web site and iPowerWeb account.


What is eCommerce? It seems that so many people these days are talking about eCommerce and its significance. Well first we should tell you that this is very true, since the inception of the Internet, the role of eCommerce has grown at an extremely rapid pace. eCommerce is the term used to describe any business that is conducted on the Internet and uses applications that rely on the Internet. At iPowerWeb we try hard to help you gain an eCommerce presence. Every BusinessPro web hosting account includes an OSCommerce shopping cart and Agora shopping cart. Therefore you will have the ability to sell products off your web site via one of three shopping carts. We actually forgot to mention that every BusinessPro hosting account also comes with a PayPal shopping cart as well. iPowerWeb web hosting plans are ideal for small businesses all around the world. Our BusinessPro plan has received many awards due to its ease of use, reliability, pricing, and features. If you are considering setting up a new web site and need a hosting account, look into our BusinessPro plan. Even though it is one our lowest-priced plans - it may be our best. The BusinessPro package is iPowerWeb's original hosting plan and currently has over 500,000 users.

Catch-All Email Account

iPowerWeb web hosting products include catch-all email support. By the way, catch-all is not related to baseball or any sport. Rather a catch all email account is an email account that "catches all" emails sent to non-existent addresses at your domain. Here is an example of what a catch-all email would be and what it would do.
So lets say your domain name is www.my-domain-name.com. You have three email addresses under you www.my-domain-name.com hosting account; those are sales@my-domain-name.com, support@my-domain-name.com, president@my-domain-name.com.
Now what would happen if a person were to send an email to Sally@my-domain-name.com? Well you probably know that Sally@my-domain-name.com was never an email address used under your hosting account and maybe there may not even be a Sally at your business or organization. Still you may not want the email to disappear or never come into your email box, therefore you would setup a catch-all email account in order to retrieve all emails sent to non-existent email addresses on your domain name. If you want to learn more about how to setup your catch-all email or just want to learn more about the way they work, please visit our HelpCenter or call us at 888-511-HOST.

iPowerWeb Hosting Level of Difficulty

A common reason that holds people back from setting up a website is the fear that the Internet and the management of a website is too difficult. Unfortunately this belief is held by millions of people across the world, yet in most cases it is quite wrong. The Internet has and will continue to make an everlasting impact on the lives of many of us. We regularly find our potential users worried that web hosting will be too difficult and they feel that they cannot manage their web site independently.
At iPowerWeb we feel that we do web hosting differently. All of our products and services are designed with the customer in mind. At iPower, we believe it is important that our customers spend less time thinking about their website, and spend more time thinking about what really matters, their business. Whether you are a complete novice or an expert, you will be able to make use of our services.
And best of all, if you should get stuck somewhere along the way, we have a friendly knowledgeable technical support staff 24 hours a day.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Pencil in the Head...?

According to the Associated Press on Monday August 6, 2007 - A German woman, Margret Wegner became free from the root of many headaches over the past 55 years. Wegner is a 59 year old lady living in Germany who had a pencil removed out of her head after being in her head for 55 years. When she was four, Margret was carrying the pencil in her hand when she fell and the pencil went through her skin and "disappeared" into her head. Luckily the pencil missed vital parts of her brain although it is believed that the pencil was the root of many headaches and mental pain. When this occurred 55 years ago, no one was willing to operated on her brain although due to great advancements in technology doctors have become able to remove it.
The majority of the pencil, some 8 cm (3.1 inches) long, was taken out in an operation at a private Berlin clinic, but the 2 cm tip had grown in so firmly that it was impossible to remove.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Good Domain Names

You should never underestimate the value of your domain name. Your domain name will typically be the way people will know and remember how to get to your website. This means that if your domain name is difficult or to long for your users to remember, you may be in trouble. All domain names must be unique and no more than one person or organization could have a particular domain name. For example only one person in the entire world can register http://www.your-domain.com - this means that as more people get on the web and as the Internet grows, your chances of registering the best domain name possible most likely decreases. Therefore if you are yet to start a web site but have been thinking about it for a while, don't wait too much longer before registering the domain name. Please understand that you could always register the domain name and then setup the web site at another time, when you are ready. You never are forced to start the website immediately after registering your domain name - you always have time. Just to be safe, if you find domain name(s) that interest you and are available, make sure to register them as soon as possible. With iPowerWeb you can register many different type of domain name extensions for only $6.50 per year and if you purchase a web hosting account, your domain name is free for as long as you keep your hosting account with us. Also if you have already registered your domain name elsewhere, you can always transfer your domain name registration to be registered with iPowerWeb as well as transfer your hosting accounts from other hosts to iPowerWeb.
Just remember that if you are considering registering a new domain name, make sure that it is the best domain name possible for your web site. You want something that is catchy, sends your message across, and easy to remember. If you are not sure about which domain name to choose, ask your friends, family and business associates what they think of the domain names in order to help you make the decision. Don't forget that all domain names registered with us cost only $6.50 per year, this means that you could probably purchase three or four domain names with iPowerWeb for the price of just one domain name with many of our competitors. If you need any help with registering your new domain name, please call us at 888-511-HOST.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Italian Web Hosting Services

Does iPowerWeb support my website if I live in Italy? The answer is Yes. We at iPowerWeb support all sorts of web sites and it never matters where you are located. Although iPowerWeb is located in Phoenix, Arizona; which is in the United States, we still host web sites for people who live outside of the country. For example we do host web sites where the owner is located in Italy. We even host Italian domain names, so lets say your domain is http://website-articles.it - we have no problem hosting your site. Almost all domain name extensions can be hosted on iPowerWeb servers. All of our plans our priced in U.S. dollars. This is great for our customers that use Euros at the moment, mainly because the Euro is stronger than the dollar. Even though we are located in America and a customer may be located in Italy, we are still available very easily and you can reach us 24 hours a day every day of the week either by phone, email, or chat.

401 Unauthorized Error: What is it...

If you regularly visit this page you probably know that we love to address common questions raised by our existing and potential users as well as provide you with helpful tips regarding your web hosting account and the Internet. Today we would like to discuss 401 Errors. If you are a common user of the Internet, you may have run into this error once or twice before. A 401 error indicates that the login credentials provided by the user are not being accepted by the server.

When you are trying to enter a password protected folder, you must log in with the correct username and password. If either one is incorrect, you will be prompted to log in again. You will be given three attempts and then you will see the 401 error code. Be sure you are typing in the correct information. Also, make sure CAPS lock is not on. Often times, this is the reason for the error. When password protecting a folder, be sure you have added the user and password to the password protected folder.

If you are certain the information you are using is correct, please give us a call or send us an email so that we may diagnose this issue in order to provide an appropriate resolution.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

What Is An NJABL Error While Sending An Email

Many people around the world use email for both personal and business reasons. iPowerWeb has gained great respect for its web hosting services and is currently one of the world's largest web hosting providers. Included with every shared web hosting account is our very popular email services. This does not occur on a regular basis although at some point you may run into a NJABL error while sending an email. The NJABL error message means that you have not authenticated with our mail server recently, so you are not an 'authorized sender'. The mail server sees you are coming from a Dynamic/Residential IP range (like a dialup connection or cable modem), and spits out this error. In order to fix the error, you can try the following:

A. Just hit the 'Send/Receive' button in your email client a few times, then try to resend the message.

B. Click Send/Receive before composing an email. This way, you have 20 minutes to send the email and will not see the error.

C. (Recommended) You can tell the email client NOT to send messages immediately. This is the recommended method. This way, you compose a message, take as long as you need, click send, and when you're ready to send it out, click Send/Receive.

- Open Outlook
- Click on Tools and choose Options
- Click the Mail Setup Tab
- Uncheck "Send Immediately When Connection"
- Click OK and make sure the Outbox is empty.
- Close Outlook and open it once more.
- From this point on, you should no longer see this error.

- Open Outlook Express
- Click on Tools and choose Options
- Click the SEND Tab
- Uncheck "Send Messages Immediately"
- Click OK and make sure the Outbox is empty.
- Close Outlook Express and open it once more.
- From this point on, you should no longer see this error.

If you are using a program other than Outlook and see this error, please contact the manufacturer for ways to configure their email client to do the same in order to avoid the error. If you need more information regarding our email services or have any other web hosting related questions, please contact us.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

ERR Authorization Failed

At iPowerWeb we value customer satisfaction highly. We do our best to make sure your web site is perfect and that you are pleased with all the hosting services you receive from us. Our customer support department has won many awards and is recognized throughout the web hosting industry for its fantastic hosting support.
On this page we would like to talk about an error you may come across if you use our WebMail client to access your email. All iPowerWeb BusinessPro hosting accounts come with 2,500 free email addresses. This means that you have the ability to create over two thousand email addresses with your hosting account. An example of an email address could be, support@your-domain-name.com or presiden@your-domain-name.com. Your email addresses are all POP3 and web based this means that you can use a web page to check your email such as our WebMail tool that is accessible via your vDeck control panel, or you may use email programs such as Thunderbird and Outlook, OR you could even have your email go through your cell phone such as a BlackBerry.
When using our WebMail feature you may run into the error "-ERR Authorization Failed". If this occurs, it is most likely due to you entering the incorrect username or password to access your WebMail account. Therefore it would be best if you return to the login screen and attempt to login to your account once again, although this time with the correct login information. Please be sure you use the correct login details. If you can no longer remember the correct login information for webmail, but have access to vDeck, you can do the following:

1) Log into vDeck
2) Click Email
3) Click Accounts
4) Click the Edit link next to the email account whose password you have forgotten
5) Type in a new password and click Update.

If you cannot log into vDeck either, please contact technical support by emailing support@ipowerweb.com. You may also call 1-888-511-4678 option 1. Please have available the last 4 digits of your credit card number as it will be needed for security verification.

403 Forbidden Error: What To Do

When surfing the Internet you may run into a 403 Error every once in a while. A 403 error means that you have been forbidden access to entire the site. In some cases you may want to forbid access to certain people who wish to enter your web site.
This error usually indicates that the web server is refusing to fulfill your request even though it understood what you were trying to do. The server may provide details as to why this occurs, but this may not always be the case. A 403 error can be caused by a number of different reasons and we will examine a few of them and the resolutions.
1) If you notice, some folders allow you to access and view a listing of their files. On most of our servers, indexes are off. This means that you can create a folder and put many files in it without an index file present. When a user goes to that folder, the folder will not list its contents because indexes are off. The user who navigates to that folder will see a forbidden 403 error message. If this is the case with your folder, and you do not want users to see a 403 message, be sure you have uploaded an index file such as index.html, index.htm, index.php, and so on. You only need one index file which will be your main page.

2) This error can also be seen if you try to access a file or folder that does not have its permissions set correctly. For example, when running a script on our servers, the permissions for "the folder that contains the script" and "the script file" must be 755. If you set the permissions to 700, you will see a forbidden error. Also, make sure the public_html folder is always 755 for best performance. On a windows server, you may need to set access to allow "modify" to a file or folder to avoid this error.

3) A .htaccess file can also be the cause of a 403 forbidden error. A .htaccess file can be used to prevent hotlinking, ban certain IPs, turn off directory indexes, etc. If you run into a 403 and it is not your intention, look to see if you have a .htaccess file in your folders and rename it to something else. That may do the trick. Note: If you use frontpage, it is not a good idea to get rid of this file altogether because frontpage uses this file. Also, removing this file will undo any password protected directories, banned ips, hotlinking protection, index settings, you may have set up.

If you have tried the preceding three options and have not been successful, please give our tech line a call or email us and we will look into this further. We strive to provide you with the best hosting services in the world, do not hesitate in contacting us.