Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy February 29th

We have not had February 29th in four years and this is the second leap day we have experienced since coming into business in October 2001. The next time we will have a leap year is in 2012, so do your best to enjoy the day.
Did you know that even with the addition of today, February is still the shortest month of the year?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

IPOWERWEB's Business Pro Plan - Always a Great Deal

We recently discontinued our popular Valentine's Day Web Hosting Sale - where the Business Pro plan was selling for $4.95 per month. Due to the popularity of the sale we decided to extend it for 12 days past its initial expiration date. Regardless of the sale, any time is the perfect time to get a new IPOWERWEB web hosting account. Since the first day we started hosting web sites we placed great emphasis on customer satisfaction. At IPOWERWEB we work extremely hard to make sure that you never have to consider hosting your web site with any other web hosting provider. The web hosting industry is filled with web hosting providers wanting your business - at IPOWERWEB we understand this and do our absolute best to make sure you never even have to consider hosting your web site with another provider.
If you were unable to take advantage of our recent sale, don't worry. IPOWERWEB web hosting plans are still very affordable. Our Business Pro plan is only $7.95 per month with a one year package and $6.95 per month with a two year plan. The Business Pro plan has never been priced over the yearly price of $7.95 and we never plan on raising our prices. In order to learn more about our products and services you can always call us at 888-511-HOST or by visiting our web

Online Advertising - $21 Billion Last Year

Internet advertising for 2007 totalled $21 billion. The growth in search engine advertising surely contributed to the 25% increase in Online advertising when compared to 2006. Ad revenues for 2006 totalled $17 billion and it will be very interesting to see if the upward trend continues in 2008.
After learning about such numbers we hope that your business or organization is on the Web as well. Success can come via the Internet and the first thing you need is a domain name and a web site.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Does the Length of your URL Impact your Search Engine Rankings

After reading the title of this page you probably know what we will be talking about right now, URL's and their impact on search engine rankings. We will specifically be addressing the issue of long URL's and whether or not they hurt/help your web site.
We should first point out that the factors that go into search engine ranking could change at any time. Meaning that ranking algorithms are never constant and therefore the information we provide may not always be true.
With the question being "does the length of a URL impact search rankings?" - Simple answer is no.
Please not that there is a difference between URL length and URL structure. It is believed that the length of a URL is not very important while your URL structure is VERY important. This is because proper URL structure will most likely reduce the numbers of characters you will have within a certain URL and search engines like Google want things to be simple for their robots. The would prefer static and short URL's over dynamic and long URL's.

IPOWERWEB in February 2004

Have you ever wondered what IPOWERWEB was like in the past? How about 2004?
Well, in February 2004 IPOWERWEB had about 170,000 customers compared to the over 700,000 users we have in February 2008. Our main web hosting plan, the Business Pro plan, was only $7.95 per month - but guess what, the Business Pro plan still costs only $7.95 per month. With an increase in users from 2004-2008 we also increased the features included with every Business Pro package. For example, our Business Pro came with 200mb of disk space and 150 POP email accounts. But one thing definitely did not change during the past 4 years (or even since our first day in business) and that is our dedication to customer service. We work very hard to make sure we exceed the expectations of every user.
If you are curious to see what the IPOWERWEB homepage looked like in February 2004 - here you go.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Our Sale is Still Going On

We are yet to end our popular Valentine's Day sale even though Valentine's Day has passed. For a limited time you can purchase the IPOWERWEB Business Pro web hosting plan for only $4.95 per month and there are absolutely no strings attached. You are able to purchase IPOWERWEB's most popular web hosting plan for 35% lower than our standard price of $7.95 per month. Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Your Health Records in the Hands of Google?

The title says it all. Yes Google is believed to be working on a project where they plan to obtain and store the health records of every person. Some people believe that this program will only be for people that decide to opt-in and if you don't want Google to store your information, they won't. The health records that Google will store will most likely include allergies, medical histories, and prescription drugs. This program will be password protected, so the only way you can login and view your health records is via your Google Account. It will be interesting to see how everything turns out...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Election Time: Hawaii Caucus and Wisconsin Primary

The Democratic Party's race for the nomination is very tight. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are the two remaining candidates from the Democratic Party and as of now it does not look like either of them will be dropping out of the race. Today Hawaii will hold its caucus while Wisconsin will be having its primary. Hawaii and Wisconsin will be the last states in the month of February 2008 to hold a primary or caucus. Following today, both Clinton and Obama will be focusing on Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont - the next four states involved in deciding who will win the Democratic Party's nomination in order to compete with the Republican Party for the Presidency of the United States.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Happy President's Day

Today is the U.S. federal holiday marking the birthday of George Washington. Here is a fact you may not know, the official title of this holiday is Washington's Birthday. George Washington's actual birthday is on February 22nd and it was the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen. Enjoy the federal holiday and share the fun fact with people you know.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day Web Hosting Sale Extended

We have decided to extend our Valentine's Day Web Hosting sale due to its popularity. Many of our users have absolutely loved this deal. For only $4.95 per month any person can purchase a new IPOWERWEB Business Pro hosting plan. An offer like this does not occur often and you should purchase at least one before it expires.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Roses Are Red
Violets are Blue
Only one day left
Of savings for you!

Today is the last day of our 35% off sale! Our price will go back to $7.95/month beginning tomorrow morning. So it's your last chance to take advantage of this sale!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The IPOWERWEB Valentine's Day Web Hosting Sale Ends Tomorrow

We like to call it  "A Sweetheart of a Deal". Tomorrow (February 14th) will be the last day you can purchase the IPOWERWEB Business Pro web hosting plan for only $4.95 per month. Remember that the regular price for a Business Pro plan is $7.95, so if you are thinking of getting a new web hosting account - right now is the perfect time.
The IPOWERWEB Business Pro plan is a great Valentine's Day gift and with the current sale there should be no reason why you should not get a Business Pro plan.

Find Out When Google First Found Your Web SiteFind Out When Google First Found Your Web Site

By adding the following piece of information to the end of your Google search url you will be able to find out the date Google found your site: &as_qdr=y9.
Here is an image of what the search result looks for when you search for "IPOWERWEB" and add the code to the end of the Google search url.

Right by your url you will notice the date Google first came to your site. In our case it was January 31, 2002.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Google Checkout Is No Longer Free

Well for most people at least. That is because all non-profit organizations using Google Checkout will not have to pay any fees until January 1, 2009. Everyone else will now have to pay Google each time a transaction comes through using the Google Checkout payment system. Google Checkout started in June 2006 and was created in order to compete with PayPal. If you host your web site with IPOWERWEB you should have no problem setting up Google Checkout as a method to accept payments.

Price of Stamps Rising

Beginning May 12, 2008 the price of U.S. Postal Service stamps will rise to 42 cents. Stamps currently cost 41 cents each. As the price of stamps plan to rise, so will the price of many other mailing services. Including the price of Standard Mail, Package Services, and Special Services from the USPS.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Add a Blog To Your Existing Web Site

It is quite common to have your blog serve as your entire web site, and there is nothing wrong with this. But if you have any type of web site; from an ecommerce web site to a "business card" web site - do your best to create a blog. A blog is a wonderful way to keep in touch with your users and best of all they are simple to manage. Writing new posts for a blog does not require a webmaster or years of Web experience. If you need help setting up a blog for your web site, give us a call at 888-511-HOST. At IPOWERWEB we support most blogging systems, including WordPress.

Tax on IPOWERWEB Hosting Plans

We are currently in tax season. Everywhere you go it seems as if people are only thinking about taxes. Unfortunately we are not in a position to file your taxes for you or to even guide you, but we can let you in on a secret...All IPOWERWEB web hosting plans include tax in the price. So the price you see on the homepage and on the checkout screen is the final price you pay, no strings attached. If you are looking to buy a web hosting plan, IPOWERWEB is the right choice. Regardless of where you live the price of IPOWERWEB hosting never changes. In fact you can purchase the Business Pro web hosting plan for only $4.95 until this Thursday (February 14th).

Asking For An SEO Link. Don't Do This.

Links are necessary for any web site's search engine optimization (SEO) campaign. If you own a web site or have ever done SEO, you have definitely experienced and understand how difficult it can be to add links to your web site. In many cases you may have to take the initiative and email site owners asking them to link to your web site. If you ever do this, please remember the following:
Do not offer to link the web site you are requesting a link from. It will surely hurt you rather than help you if you exchange links with other web sites, this includes sites that are related to yours (in terms of industry).

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Exactly One Week Remains

Next Thursday, February 14th a.k.a. Valentine's Day, is the final day of the IPOWERWEB Business Pro web hosting sale. IPOWERWEB does not go on sale often and right now you can receive the world's most popular web hosting plan for a very low price, only $4.95 per month. If you are yet to take advantage of this offer make sure you do so before it expires, because like we said - IPOWERWEB hosting plans do not go on sale too often.

IPOWERWEB WordPress Hosting

If you have a blog or are thinking of starting one you've probably heard of WordPress. WordPress is a publishing program for blogs that is written in PHP and supported by a MySQL database and is one of the most popular blogging programs in the world. Every IPOWERWEB Business Pro plan comes with WordPress for free, that means that you don't have search through the Internet to get your own WordPress blog - it's already within your vDeck control panel.
Blogs are a great way to keep your users informed about what's going on with your company and if you don't have one we highly recommend you get your own. Just visit your vDeck control panel or call us at 888-511-HOST to learn more about how to add WordPress to your web site.

Election Time: Romney to Drop Out

We are hearing from the Republican side of the presidential race that Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts, will be stepping out of the race. Following Super Tuesday where we saw John McCain win more votes than Romney it became clear that Romney's chances were decreasing. So if Romney is to drop out the Republican party is left with John McCain and Mike Huckabee.

Happy Chinese New Year

Today is also known as the Lunar New Year, the beginning of the first lunar month. We wish you a wonderful new year and don't forget that IPOWERWEB web hosting is currently on sale on our web site. Start the new year off with a new web site. 2008 is the year of the rat.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Verizon May Win the Auction

We are not referring to your average eBay auction. It is believed that Verizon may win the 700 MHz spectrum auction, the same auction that Google was fighting to win. The airwaves up for auction are desired by many companies and it surely must have taken a large sum of money for Verizon to come out on top. When the information is confirmed we will let you know. As of now Verizon is the apparent winner of the auction.

Shaq Coming to Phoenix

Shaquille O'Neal, a future NBA hall-of-famer, has been traded to the Phoenix Suns for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. Shaq has played for four NBA Championship teams and the Suns will also be the fourth NBA organization he has played for. Shaq will be turning 36 next month and is due $20 million in each of the next two seasons. It will be very interesting to see how Shaq will impact the Phoenix Suns, currently one of the top teams in the NBA.

Election Time: The Day After Super Tuesday

The title means today is Wednesday. But it surely is not your average Wednesday, it is the Wednesday following Super Tuesday, the day where 24 states held their primaries and caucuses in an effort to select the presidential candidates for each political party. For the most part the results are in and it looks like John McCain will be the candidate representing the Republican party. As for the Democrats it's not as simple, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are quite close to one another and we will have to wait some more to see who has the greatest lead and will eventually win the Democratic nomination. So in the meantime it looks like we have three candidates to be concerned about; Clinton, McCain and Obama.

Please note that IPOWERWEB is not endorsing any candidate and the views written in this blog do not necessarily represent the views of IPOWERWEB.

Unlimited Everything by Sprint

Of the four major U.S. cellular phone providers, Sprint is currently the only one to provide a true unlimited everything cellular phone plan at a reasonable price. For $119.99 you can have unlimited web access, unlimited email access, unlimited calling, unlimited texting, and more unlimiteds. To learn more about this offer please visit, . This plan seems to be available for all people.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

$1.1 Million Domain Name

Domain names are essential and have grown in terms of importance in recent years. Having a good domain name can go a long way in making your web site a success. recently purchased the domain name for $1.1 million. This may seem outrageous when you already own but regardless of our personal beliefs it is clear that the value of domain names will continue to rise. If you see a domain name that has value and is currently available, do not hesitate before registering it. For only $6.50 per year you can register any available domain name and not have to go through purchasing your desired domain name off an auction where you might find it selling for $1.1 million.

Thinking of a Valentine's Day Gift, Think Web Hosting

With a little over a week left before Valentine's Day you should definitely have something in mind to get your valentine this year. If you are yet to get something or have thought about gifts but just can't figure out what's best, let us help. An IPOWERWEB web hosting account is a gift that would be loved by both men and women, best of all the Business Pro web hosting plan in currently on sale. Until Valentine's Day (February 14th if you didn't know) you can purchase the world's most popular web hosting plan, IPOWERWEB's Business Pro plan for only $4.95 per month. This is an amazing deal and is the perfect gift for the one you love. If you wish to learn more about the IPOWERWEB Business Pro plan, please visit our web site -

New iPod Touch and iPhone

Apple has released new models of its popular iPhone and iPod Touch today. People interested in purchasing either of the two may now get a 16 gigabyte version of the iPhone for $499 and a 32 gigabyte version of the iPod Touch for $499. Up until this point, the iPhone was only available in an 8 gigabyte model. The new iPod Touch can store about 7,000 songs while the new iPhone can store about 3,500. Other than adding additional space, both the iPhone and iPod Touch did not see any changes.

Don't Think Your Vote Doesn't Count

If every person shared the belief that voting is useless, then elections would not exist. It is essential to vote if you have the ability to do so. In American history voting was not always open to all people, today it is different. Elections can be very close and in all cases every vote counts. Make the effort and go to the polls and cast your vote, you can make a difference.

Election Time: Super Tuesday

Today is the big day, it's Super Tuesday. There is a good chance we will find out who the final presidential candidates from the Democratic and Republican party will be by the end of the day. 24 states across the United States are holding primaries and caucuses today in order to decide which candidates will represent each party in the upcoming presidential election. By the end of the day we should see 41% of the Republican and 52% of the Democratic delegates awarded.

The following states will be holding primary or caucus elections today:

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
West Virginia

If you are a registered voter in any of the participating states, vote today.

IPOWERWEB Wishes You a Wonderful Mardi Gras

Not only is it Super Tuesday today but it is also Fat Tuesday, better known as Mardi Gras. Today marks the final day of Carnival and many cities throughout the world participate in celebrations. Some of the world's most famous cities for their Mardi Gras celebrations are New Orleans, Venice, and Rio de Janeiro.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Second Most-Watched TV Show Ever

According to Nielsen Media Research, yesterday's Super Bowl game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots was the second-most watch television show in history. The game had 97.5 million viewers and came second to the final episode of M*A*S*H in 1983 which had a record 106 million viewers. 81% of televisions in the Boston area were tuned in to the game while 67% of New York televisions were playing the game live. Fox charged $2.7 million for each 30 second advertising commercial.

Extra Charge for Extra Bags with United

United Airlines will begin charging all people on domestic flights an additional $25 each time they check-in bag following the first bag. This means that if you are flying within the United States and have two bags you need to check-in, you will pay an additional $25 on top of your ticket price. This new rule will most likely go into effect on May 5th. But there is a way to get out of paying the extra fee, if you are a Premier member within United's Mileage Plus program or a Silver member within the Start Alliance program the additional fees will be waived. 

Yahoo Now Together with Google?

Since receiving a bid to be taken over by Microsoft last week we are now hearing that Google (a major competitor of Microsoft) has been having talks with the Yahoo board. Microsoft's offer to take over Yahoo valued the company at $31 per share, a price that Yahoo board members feel is just too low. It's understandable that Google would not want to see both Yahoo and Microsoft join forces, so now we will have to keep ourselves posted and see what comes out of this whole situation.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

New York Giants Win the Super Bowl

The game was very close and included an amazing finish by the Giants. Not only did the Giants win the Super Bowl but they also ended the Patriots winning streak, the Patriots had gone undefeated the entire season up until today. Congratulations to all Giants fans and please make sure not to drink and drive. 
With the Super Bowl out of the way, we now have the next "Super" event to look forward to, Super Tuesday (which will be the day after tomorrow, February 5th).

Apple Address

If you have been searching for Apple's address, we have it for you. Apple may be contacted at:

1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, California 95014

Have a Safe Super Bowl Sunday

Whether if you watch the Super Bowl for the game itself, the commercials, the atmosphere you are in, or all of the above....we at IPOWERWEB would like to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday. Please be safe and do not drink and drive. If your team (the Giants or the Patriots) will be playing today, enjoy the special day.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

SEO Without Links, Good Luck

Generally speaking, you need two things to have a successful web site (in terms of search engine rankings). We are referring to quality/unique content along with quality inbound links. You could have the best content on the Internet (in your eyes) but without any inbound links your site most likely won't be ranking. Search engines like Google highly value inbound links and if you do have any direct links pointing to your site, you may not even be in its index. Google uses links in order to understand how valuable/popular your site is. Don't think SEO is all about links, yet at the same time definitely comprehend the importance of links coming to your web site. Relevant links are better than links from sites that have no relation to what you do. An example of an irrelevant link is having an online pharmacy link to your hair salon's web site. This is not to say to is bad to have a link from an online pharmacy, it would just be better to have links coming from web sites related to what you do.

The Strength of Google

As we continue to hear about the talks between Microsoft and Yahoo regarding a potential buyout by Microsoft, we must consider one thing. Microsoft, the same Microsoft that is one of the world's largest companies along with Yahoo! an Internet pioneer - may become one in an effort to attack Google. Google is younger than both Microsoft and Yahoo, although the company is growing at an impressive rate and it has planted itself as the world's most popular search engine (in terms of search queries). If the deal between Yahoo and Microsoft doesn't even happen it is still a great sign for Google, two of its biggest competitors have realized that they just can't compete with Google directly and other avenues have to be considered. It will be interesting to see how everything turns out.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Business Pro Valentines Day Sale

Our Business Pro web hosting plan will be on sale until Valentines Day, February 14th. For only $4.95 per month you can get all the features that come with the regular priced version of the Business Pro, the only difference is that you pay significantly less for the best web hosting plan on the Internet. Don't forget this offer will not last for long, so if you are considering purchasing a new web hosting plan, now is the perfect time.

Web Hosting For Families

Having a web site is a wonderful way to communicate with your friends and family. You could provide people with updates on what’s going on in your life, share videos and photos, and much more. Web sites have simplified the communication barrier and have made it much easier for people to communicate, regardless of their locations in the world. People don’t remain in the same location forever and web sites are a great way to stay connected. IPOWERWEB servers are not only reliable; they are very fast as well. If you and your family wish to create a web site, IPOWERWEB is the right hosting provider for you. Every Business Pro plan allows you to host up to 25 different domain names on just one account. Yes, 25 domain names can be hosted for as low as $6.95 per month.

Evolving Web Hosting

Since hosting our first users web site in October 2001 many things have happened at IPOWERWEB. The most obvious of course being, we’ve grown – A LOT. From just one user in 2001 we have well over 700,000 users currently in 2008 and we continue to grow at a rapid pace. IPOWERWEB is one of the world’s largest web hosting providers with no signs of slowing down.
As the needs of our users grow, the amount of products and services we offer must not only increase but also evolve. We surely would not be where we are today if we offered the same exact web hosting plan as we did when we first came into business. Competition surely plays a role, but at IPOWERWEB we work to be ahead of the entire web hosting industry and this means we must provide services and tools that no other web hosting company can match. Our first web hosting plan offered less than 50mb of storage space, today our Business Pro plan offers much more space (1500gb to be exact) and its features continue to expand. Not to day our original web hosting plan was insufficient, rather it was up to speed with its time. If we wish to be up to speed with our current time, we must offer web hosting plans that utilize the best technology available. A great example of our ongoing dedication to provide the best technology out there is by simply looking at our new vDeck control panel. It is clearly the mot advanced and efficient control panel in the web hosting industry. vDeck 3.0 is unmatched when it comes to providing users with the best web hosting experience.
One thing that has not changed since our first day of coming into business is our dedication to provide the best web hosting support in the world. There are many web hosting companies and the industry is quite competitive, we understand this and have the greatest level of respect for every one of our users.
If you are an IPOWERWEB user you can be sure that we are always working to provide you with the best products and services available in order to make your site the best it can possibly be.

Hosting That’s Ready To Handle Spikes in Traffic

Web sites like Digg and Facebook can help your web site gain traffic fast. An example of a spike in traffic is when your web site averages about 1,000 visitors a day then for some reason you find the number of your visitors increase to 8,000 for some reason. Spikes in traffic may be great, but they are even better when they last for a long time. Regardless of the length of your surge in traffic, at IPOWERWEB we are hear to support you and your web site. We work very hard to make sure no web site goes down, because if your web site is down no person can learn about the products or services you offer. Web site uptime is very important and at IPOWERWEB we are able to handle all spikes in traffic. So if for some reason, you find a large amount of people on your site following the Super Bowl game this Sunday – IPOWERWEB will handle the spike in traffic. It’s your job to send the visitors to your web site and it is our job to support your web site to make sure all of your visitors have the best experience possible.

Prices Remain the Same Regardless of Current Market Issues

At IPOWERWEB we work very hard to be the best web hosting provider in the world. From the time you first visit our web site to learn more about our products until forever, we make sure we exceed the expectations of all of our users. One aspect where we work hard to remain consistent and fair is with our prices. You cannot find IPOWERWEB hosting advertised cheaper anywhere else in the world and our prices have not changed since the first day we started hosting websites in October of 2001. The current global market is not at its strongest point, to say the least, but regardless of market issues you can be sure that IPOWERWEB web hosting prices will remain the same. Not only will our prices remain the same but also the level of quality will continue to be the best in the web hosting industry. In this unsure market you can be sure that IPOWERWEB is the best web hosting provider that will not change its prices at anytime.

Google Not Meeting Expectations

Who would have ever thought we would say this, Google did not meet analysts' expectations for the final quarter of 2007. In the final three months of 2007 Google earned $1.21 billion, or $3.79 per share. This is the first time Google's quarterly profit did not rise by more than 25% since the company went public in the summer of 2004. In no way is this a bad thing, Google continues to rise and be a the strongest search engine on the Internet. It will be interesting to see how Google rebounds.

Microsoft to Buy Yahoo!?

People are talking about this and the Internet is buzzing. Microsoft has reportedly offered Yahoo $44.6 billon in order to take over the company. As we have explained earlier Yahoo has been going downhill and both Microsoft and Yahoo have had issues in competing with Google directly. Yahoo's position regarding the Microsoft offer is unknown, we will just have to wait and see. Although it is clear that this may have a tremendous impact on the Internet if the buyout does happen. Who knows, rather than optimizing for three major search engines you may have to focus on two now.