Unlimited 1 Year Web Hosting – Technolism Giveaway #3

Technolism completed 2 years of its operation in June this year when we organised a giveaway for an Apple iPod Shuffle.

We are back again with another giveaway and this time we have 3 unlimited web hosting accounts from Zyma to giveaway. Each account will have one whole year of free and unlimited webhosting. Zyma is a multi-award winning hosting company based in the UK.

Zyma Webhosting Giveaway

Zyma Webhosing Features

Below are some of the main features of unlimited webhosting account by Zyma:

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

You can check out the full list of features at Zyma features page.

How to participate in this Giveaway?

Participation in this giveaway is quite easy and open to everyone; you just have to follow the below listed steps. You can increase your chance of winning by making multiple entries to the giveaway (look out for the options below).

There are in total 9 ways you can enter this Giveaway.




Points to be taken care of:

  • This contest is open to all irrespective of the country you are from.
  • You need to complete the mandatory steps above to have your participation count.
  • You need to follow the steps correctly or the particular entry which has some issues will be discarded. Eg, if you complete 4 steps above but 1 of the steps is not as desired, only 3 of the entries will be considered valid.
  • This giveaway starts from today (14th Oct) and runs until 27th October, 2012.
  • The winners will be announced on 28th Oct 2012.
  • As soon as the giveaway ends, we will be informing Zyma team of the winners. Zyma will then contact the winners via email.

Best of Luck!

Best Hostgator Alternatives After Its Acquisition By EIG

Hostgator acquisition is undoubtedly a big news for the webmasters as it is one of the most used and admired web hosting companies. The entire web-hosting forums are discussing this news and moreover everyone is thinking about the precautionary measures to be taken after this acquisition.

Well, the only thing we all can do is to take frequent backup of our websites because the data now will be migrated to a new data center which may result in some of our data loss.

According to the statements made by the CEO of Hostgator, Mr. Brent, the deal would be completed in next 2-3 weeks, so are you guys planning to shift your websites from Hostgator to other webhosting companies?

Well, if you ask me I won’t be doing so until and unless I face any problems with the hosting services. Hostagtor has been providing excellent hosting services and as EIG has paid a grand amount to take over the company, I don’t think they will take any risk with brand by worsening the services.

Best Hostgator Alternatives

Anyways, I am here today to discuss about the Hostgator Alternatives in the present situation. There are numerous web hosting companies spread all over but most of us are using some of the best ones.

Popular Hostgator Webhosting Alternatives

Below I have listed some of the most popular and trusted web hosting companies.

Bluehost – This is one of the most popular webhosting companies around. EIG acquired this company in 2010. Bluehost is providing its services from individuals to the business owners. It actually provides a complete web solution for webmasters who are looking for an affordable web hosting service.

WpWebhost – This is again a very well admired web hosting company being used by the bloggers and webmasters. WpWebhost is brilliantly compatible with the WordPress blogs and websites.

GoDaddy – In spite of being a well known hosting company, GoDaddy is not preferred by many of the bloggers and webmasters including me. The company however provides good web hosting solutions but the technical support tem here is quite ignorant.

If you are a GoDaddy fan, you might find this post useful

DreamHost  DH is a domain name registrar and web hosting provider based in Los Angeles. It is a widely used web hosting company and it currently hosts on it more than 500,000 sites. Most of them are the core WordPress sites.

I have used Bluehost, Hostgator, and Dreamhost and to be honest enough, Hostgator is my favorite one. But at the same time, if I have to shift my websites from Hostgator to a different host, I will choose Dreamhost for sure.

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Do you agree with me? Let me tell you my reasons to go with Dreamhost.

  • I find it very easy to manage and the best thing is its instinctive control panel. I can manage my shared account easily with this intuitive control panel of Dreamhost.
  • Dreamhost provides unlimited possibilities including unlimited data transfer bandwidth website storage, hosted domains and emails.
  • One of the best features of Dreamhost is that I found it extremely easy to host any of my WordPress blogs. I can host any of my blog in just a few minutes using the incredible one click software installer.
  • The functionalities in Dreamhost are highly advanced and are equipped with various code languages. You can create your own web app using various code languages which include some popular ones like PHP5, Python and Perl.
  • Dreamhost is excellent at customer care and their 97 days money back guarantee proves that. The customers can get their money back if not satisfied with the hosting services.
  • You can have live chats with them anytime to solve any of your queries related to hosting and its problems. Dreamhost team also responds spontaneously to the emails.
  • Dreamhost gives 100% uptime guarantee to the users and this is enough to understand their excellent browsing features.

So, are you going to move away from Hostgator services? Personally, I don’t think there is anything to worry about but still if you want to take precautionary measures do take regular backups or move your websites to some other host, Dreamhost preferably (my personal choice!).

Hostgator Acquisition By EIG – Good Or Bad For Customers ?

One of the biggest news circulating over the internet from last three days, most especially the webmasters, is the acquisition of Hostgator by Endurance International Group. EIG acquired Hostgator at $225 million USD. This was the rate offered by Mr. Hari Ravichandran, CEO of EIG which was hand on accepted by the CEO of Hostgator Brent Oxley.

Hostgator acquisition by Endurance International Group

This being one of the biggest news is spread all over the webhosting forums and most the webmasters today are discussing on this topic. You might know that most of the leading websites today are hosted on Hostgator and to tell you the fact Technolism is also hosted on Hostgator. Amandeep Singh, the founder of Technolism moved it just a few months ago on Hostgator.

If you have already purchased Hostgator Webhosting services, below are some posts which you might find helpful.

Not much people knew about EIG (Endurance International Group) before this news. This big business group has become grand after acquiring one of the most popular domain registrar and web hosting company. EIG is a very big business group which includes some big companies like VPSLink, Bluehost, iPage, and Fatcow. After cracking this grand deal, EIG would likely get a firm hold in the webhosting market as well.

Although EIG run quite a few webhosting companies but only Bluehost is leading well in the market, rest all are just burgeoning presently. But now after acquiring Hostgator, EIG has gained worldwide publicity.

Is This Acquisition Good or Bad for Hostgator customers?

How do you think will this acquisition turn up for the Hostgator customers? I feel it might bring some good as well as some bad points for us. Good point is that being a financially strong company EIG may provide better and improved web hosting services and support. EIG is already known for its great support and facilities.

Bad news is that future of all our websites hosted on Hostgator is uncertain. What I understand by this acquisition is that all our data hosted on Hostgator will now be moved on a different location and some unlucky webmasters among us will definitely lose their websites in this migration.

I read somewhere the CEO of Hostgator Brent Oxley stated that complete acquisition including the data center migration will be executed in some 3-4 weeks. The statement by Mr. Oxley further said that Hostgator will sign a lease agreement for Texas and Houston data center.

These announcements actually show that the companies are planning to expand the infrastructure magnificently once the Hostgator is sold completely to EIG.

What I would suggest to my blogger friends is to have a daily backup of their websites as they might face any disaster during the data center migration by the companies. There are quite a few trustworthy ways to get the backup. I, myself am using the cPanel backup of Hostgator. Check out the one which suits and have your blog backed up.

Let’s see what this deal brings next for the webmasters using Hostgator for their websites. What is your take on this huge acquisition – do voice your opinion via comments below.

How to Host a New Domain on Hostgator Webhosting

As I informed you last month, we made the move from DreamHost to HostGator, finally. Once we made the move to HG, any new domain / blog that is being added to the Technolism network is being hosted with HG only and so far we have not faced any issues while hosting with HostGator.

Here is a quick tutorial which I have put up to help you with hosting your first new domain on HostGator. If you have also moved your hosting to HostGator and plan to be with WordPress, the below post might interest you:

Host an Addon Domain With HostGator

Step 1. First of all, you need to make sure that you have updated the Nameservers for your domain name to XXXXXX.HOSTGATOR.COM. You need to replace X’s with the nameserver value which HostGator must have sent you. This can be changed by logging into your domain registrar account. We use Godaddy for managing our domains and if you are also with them, you can access the settings to update the Nameservers by going to this path in the Nav menu. Domains > Domain Management.

This opens up a new page, listing all of the domains you’ve purchased from Godaddy. Click on the one you want to host on hostgator. Then look for the Nameservers section on this page and click on ‘Set Nameservers’ and add the nameserver values as mentioned above.

Step 2. Go to your Hostgator Cpanel using the details you would have got in an email from the HG team.

HostGator cPanel to host addon domain

Step 3: Look out for the Domains section and click on “Addon Domains”

Addon Domain - Hostgator

Step 4: Add the following details on the “Create an Addon Domain” page:

  • New Domain Name
  • FTP Username
  • Root Folder
  • Password or, you can click on ‘Password Generator’ button.

Once you have added the above details, click on ‘Add Domain’ button.

Addon Domains Setup - HostGator

Step 5: There is no step 5 as such. When you click on the ‘Add Domain’ button above, you will see the confirmation page stating that the new domain has been added.

Addon Domains Created - HostGator

Once you have added the new domain on Hostgator, you can go ahead and install WordPress on Hostgator Webhosting if you are planning to start a blog with WordPress.

I hope that this quick tutorial helped you in setting up a new Addon domain on HostGator shared webhosting service. Stay tuned for more such tutorials and in the meantime subscribe to our free email updates to make sure you do not miss any.

How to Install WordPress on Hostgator Webhosting Using Fantastico

Install WordPress on HostgatorAs I updated you in my last post, Technolism has moved from DreamHost to HostGator Shared Hosting, its new home. HostGator team helped us with this migration and now whatever new blogs which are joining under the Technolism network, are being hosted on HostGator.

While doing so for my new wordpress tutorials and wordpress discount offers blog, I did a quick tutorial on how to install WordPress on HostGator. So, let’s get started…

There are basically 3 options using which you can install WordPress on newly hosted domain on Hostgator which are listed below:

  • Manual
  • Quick Install
  • Fantastico

Fantastico is the simplest of the 3 and that is the method I am going to use in this tutorial and if all goes well, your brand new wordpress site will be up and running in no time.

Steps to Install WordPress for Your Blog on HostGator

Step 1: Go to your Hostgator cPanel and look out for the “Software/Services” section. Click on “Fantastico De Luxe”

Fantastico De Luxe Hostgator

Step 2: On the next page, click on WordPress from the list of CMS / Softwares displayed in the left pane of the Fantastico Control Panel.

Wordpress - HostGator

Step 3: On the next page, click on New Installation.

New Installation - WordPress HostGator

Step 4: Enter the below details on the next page and click on “Install WordPress” button:

  • Select the blog you want to install wordpress on from “Install on domain” drop down menu.
  • Enter the details in “Admin access data” section.
  • Enter the details on “Base configuration” section.
  • Leave ‘Install in directory’ field blank.

Wordpress Settings - HostGator

Step 5: Clicking on “Install wordpress” button on the above screen, you will be taken to the below screen where you need to click on “Finish installation” button.

Wordpress Installation - Hostgator

Step 6: If everything goes well, you will be shown the below screen and that’s it, You are done!

You can enter your email address and click on “Send E-mail” to get an email about the installation details sent to yourself.

Wordpress Installation - HostGator

Congratulations! You have successfully installed WordPress on your brand new blog hosted on HostGator.

I hope this quick wordpress tutorial helped you in installing wordpress on HostGator. If you face any issues while installing wordpress on your new blog, feel free to get in touch with us via the comments below or contact form. Stay tuned for more helpful posts about wordpress here or move on to our wordpress tips and tricks blog for more tutorials.

Hostgator Black Friday Sale – Flat 50% Off all Hosting Plans

After last year’s killer Black Friday offer from Hostgator, this year again Hostgator, a world leader among internet website hosting providers, is back with one of the amazing deals with a flat 50% discount on all its hosting plans.

Hostgator Black Friday Deal

This year they have kept the things simple with a flat 50% discount on its range of hosting services unlike last year where they had divided the discounts into time slots offering 80% OFF EVERYTHING initially and then dropping to a discount of 50% OFF EVERYTHING. This led to a lot of fuss last year.

This years offer is quite straight forward and simple. This 50% dicount offer applies to ALL Accounts and ALL Term Lengths.

This includes Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting and even Dedicated Servers! But, for VPS and Dedicated servers hosting, the discount applies to only the first month. Hence, as per my advice of you are looking to but a shared hosting, now is the time to do that.

This comes as a real great offer for the bloggers who are planning to migrate from Blogger to WordPress, and also for the ones who are yet to start a new blog and enter the world of blogging or simply want to change your hosting provider.

Below are the effective prices that you will get as a part of this Great Black Friday Sale from Hostgator:

Shared Hosting – $4.95/month AS LOW AS $2.48/month

Reseller Hosting – $24.95/month AS LOW AS $12.48/month

VPS Hosting – $19.95/month AS LOW AS $9.98 First Month

Dedicated Servers – $174/month AS LOW AS $87.98 First Month

As you can see, this is an absolutely CRAZY DEAL and one thing to remember is, this offer is only running for 1 DAY on Black Friday. Don’t miss out on this incredibly LUCRATIVE offer.

So check out the below link this Friday and make huge savings on your Webhosting.

Link to Sign Up for Hostgator

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How to transfer domain name to Godaddy from another domain Registrar

The domain registrars keep on coming with great offers from time to time and owing to these, you may be interested in transferring your domain name from one registrar to another. I registered one of our Movie related Blogs hosted with Dreamhost, which I had got free for one full year when I bought hosting space with them. (Go to Dreamhost and use Coupon code TLSAVE50 to get $50 discount on one year hosting and one domain name registration for free) Now, when one year got completed, I wanted to migrate to Godaddy.

There is nothing wrong with Dreamhost’s service; its only that I want to manage all my domains at one place and I personally prefer Godaddy for that. Recently, I transferred one of my domains from Dreamhost to Godaddy. Below I have mentioned the whole procedure to be followed to successfully move to Godaddy from another domain provider.

Step 1: Enter Your Domain Name to be transferred

Go to this Godaddy link to initiate transfer. Enter the domain name that you want to transfer to Godaddy from some other registrar in the text box, shown below. Click on Go.

Transfer domain name from Dreamhost to Godaddy

Once  you click on Go, the page will be reloaded with the information if the domain is available to transfer or not (shown below). Read this to know the reasons, the domain may be locked / not available for transfer. Click on “Checkout” button.

Check the availability for domain transfer

Step 2: Domain Settings

Make the selection on the page a below. If you are hosting your site on a host other than Godaddy, like in my case DreamHost, make sure you select the option for “Select Your Transfer Nameservers” as “Keep the existing nameservers on my transferring domain names as currently set at my domain registrar.” This will make sure your site continues to be hosted with the same host provider and not park it with Godaddy. If your site is not hosted as of now and you are only parking it with the other registrar, you may consider selecting the second option.

Click on Next.

Transfer domain to Godaddy - Domain Settings

Step 3: Privacy and Domain Protection

Make the package selection and click on Next.

Transfer domain to Godaddy - Privacy and Protection package

Step 4: Activate Your Domain

The next step is more of a cross selling marketing page by Godaddy. If you are not interesting in buying emails or hosting packages with them, simply click on Next.

Transfer domain to Godaddy - Activate domain

Step 5: Checkout and Place Order

Transfer domain to Godaddy - Checkout

On the Payment details screen, select the payment method, enter payment details and click on “Place Order Now”

Transfer domain to Godaddy - Place Order

After you click on the Place Order Now button, your order will be processed and you will see a confirmation page.

Transfer domain to Godaddy - Confirmation

Final Step: Email Authorization

After the above process is completed, you will get an email from Godaddy confirming that they have sent an email containing the instructions to authorize this transfer.

Email to confirm email address - Domain transfer process to Godaddy

This email is as a precaution just in case the email address you have given with your current registrar is not valid, which happened in my case. If the email address mentioned in this mail is not correct, you need to correct it with your old registrar and reinitiate the transfer process, which I will be covering in a separate post.

If you have the correct email address, you will get the below email containing Transaction ID, Security Code and  the instructions to be followed to complete the transfer process. I will cover this in another post anyways. Stay tuned.

Instruction and Security code to completer transfer process

These FAQs may be of help to you

The above process is straight forward and quite easy to follow as I have tried to cover it in very details. If still you come across any issues, simply get in touch with me and I would be pleased to help you out with this.

Hostgator Black Friday FireSale is live – Grab up to 80% discounts now

We already shared with you that Hostgator is giving huge discounts on the Black Friday in which they are offering upto 80% discounts on everything. The minimum discount that you can book on this Fire Sale is 50% and as we already shared, this applies to anything and everything on Hostgator’s site; be it Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting and even Dedicated Servers.

The sale is live now and only 15 hours are remaining at the time of writing this post.

So, what are you waiting for? Click on the below Hostgator link and use the coupon code to avail this awesome discount offer.

Hostgator Discount | CouponCode: BLACKFRIDAY2010

Never Before Black Friday deal from Hostgator; up to 80% off on Everything

Hostgator, a world leader among internet website hosting providers, today announced their best deals in more than eight years of hosting with lucrative deals like up to 80% discounts on everything. But, all this will be open only on the Black Friday.

“We’re very excited to unveil our Black Friday 2010 Promotion! This will be our best DEAL in 8+ years of hosting!”, said the company spokesperson.

hostgator-logo

This Black Friday promotion starts at 12:00 AM Friday November 26th CST (-6 GMT) and will run until 11:59PM CST (-6 GMT) Friday November 26th.

Hostgator is offering 50% OFF EVERYTHING From 12:00AM CST – 5AM CST.

The discounts increase to 80% OFF EVERYTHING From 5AM – 9AM CST while supplies last (first come, first receive; so definitely don’t miss out!).

After this, from 9AM – 11:59PM CST OR after 80% OFF accounts have been sold out, Hostgator continues to offer 50% OFF EVERYTHING. This applies to ALL Accounts and ALL Term Lengths.

This includes Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting and even Dedicated Servers! I would like to tell you that never before has Hostgator allowed the promotion on EVERYTHING including reseller, VPS and dedicated servers and all Term Lengths.

So, this comes as a real great offer for the bloggers who are planning to migrate from Blogger to WordPress, and also for the ones who are yet to start a new blog and enter the world of blogging or simply want to change your hosting provider.

Below are the effective prices that you will get as a part of this Great Black Friday Sale from Hostgator:

Shared Hosting – $4.95/month AS LOW AS $0.99/month

Reseller Hosting – $24.95/month AS LOW AS $4.99/month

VPS Hosting – $19.95/month AS LOW AS $3.99 First Month

Dedicated Servers – $174/month AS LOW AS $34.80 First Month

As you can see, this is an absolutely CRAZY DEAL and one thing to remember is, this offer is only running for 1 DAY on Black Friday. Don’t miss out on this incredibly LUCRATIVE offer.

So check out the below link this Friday and make huge savings on your Webhosting.

Link to Sign Up for Hostgator

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