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8 Tips for Promoting A Company Website

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Getting your website up and running smoothly is only the first half of the battle. Though getting this far certainly signifies a great deal of hard work and dedication, your new website will ultimately fail to meet its goals unless you continue working hard to promote it. Here are a few of the most important steps you can take in order to do just that.

  1. Social media. In case you haven’t noticed, social media is the place to be in today’s online world. Social media accounts are a near necessity in today’s market–and with a smart campaign, you can attract hundreds of visitors (read: potential customers) to your site.
  2. Social media advertizing. In addition to attracting “natural” social media traffic, you may wish to invest in social media ads (particularly Facebook advertising, the tried-and-true options for most industries.)
  3. Word of mouth. Connections between friends, families, professional contacts, and other acquaintances–sometimes jokingly referred to as “the original social network,” remain invaluable for promoting your new website. Be sure to recommend your site in-person to customers and clients–especially the regulars!
  4. Encourage sharing. Encouraging your customers, clients, and online contacts to share your website via internet and/or recommend it in person can also be effective–especially when a creative discount program or sweepstakes is involved!
  5. SEO. Ensuring that your website is search engine optimized with good keywords, quality content, and professional web design is the only way to ensure that those who look for you online find you.
  6. Harness the power of blogging. Speaking of SEO, a blog can boost your search engine rankings while also giving visitors a reason to keep coming back to your site. Moreover, it will open the possibility of writing guest blogs for other companies in the industry–as well as the possibility of accepting guest blogs. Both of these options are great promotional tools.
  7. Include your URL on business cards, letterheads, email signatures, promotional materials, and in any other location that could drive potential traffic to your site.
  8. Paid Advertising. Though this requires the largest investment, ROI on paid search engine advertising is generally high–especially when campaigns are well managed.

For more important tips for website owners, visit the RFE Hosting blog!

RFE Hosting New Plans and Packages 2016

We at RFE Hosting are constantly improving our services and packages. We now offer SSD VPS Plans and Dedicated Hosting Packages.

Below is a glimpse of what those plans will offer: (We will be launching these new services on their own package pages soon.)

RFE Hosting SSD VPS Plan Pricing

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Quarterly Price
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$99.75
$135
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$300
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$399
$378
$540
$486
$720
$648
$960
$864
$1200
$1080
$1440
$1296
Guaranteed RAM1.25GB1.75GB3GB4.5GB6GB7.25GB
RAID-10 SSD Storage20GB25 GB30GB55GB75GB95GB115GB
Premium Bandwidth4000GB5000GB6000GB9000GB11000GB13000GB
Fully Managed*
Built-in DDoS Protection
Free Private SSL
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LocationsWest Coast (Seattle, WA)
East Coast (Baltimore, MD)
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Europe (Amsterdam, NL)
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RFE Hosting Dedicated Server Pricing

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CPUi7-4770
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Xeon E3-1270v2
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Dual Xeon E5-2430v2
(12x2.5GHz 15MB)
Dual Xeon E5-2620v3
(12x2.4GHz 15MB)
RAM16GB DDR316GB DDR324GB DDR332GB DDR4
Max Ram32GB DDR332GB DDR396GB DDR396GB DDR4
Bandwidth11,000 GB16,000 GB21,000 GB26,000 GB
HDD1750GB SATA-II1TB SATA-II1TB SATA-II120GB SSD
HDD2750GB SATA-II1TB SATA-II1TB SATA-II1TB SATA-II
Max Drives2444
HW RAID
NoOptionalOptionalOptional
Control PanelcPanel + SoftaculouscPanel + SoftaculouscPanel + SoftaculouscPanel + Softaculous
LocationCentral (TX)Central (TX)Central (TX)Central (TX)
Per Month$223.75$298.75$411.25$473.75
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Setup Fee
$49$79$99$129
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Please contact us if you have any questions about these services.

VPS Hosting Santa Upgrades – 2015

Managed VPS Hosting Plans

Affordable VPS Hosting Services for you or your business – Starting from $35

Overview

RFE Hosting’s Managed VPS Hosting packages are a cost effective substitute for shared/reseller hosting as well as Dedicated Servers with one major difference; VPS Hosting (Virtual Private Servers) give you the flexibility and power of a dedicated server, without its high price. VPS’s are excellent for high resource web applications that demand more than a shared environment can empower.

 RFE VPS1RFE VPS2RFE VPS3RFE VPS4RFE VPS5RFE VPS6RFE VPS7
Monthly Price$35$45$55$70$85$105$130
Quarterly Price - (Save 5%)$105
$99.75
$135
$128.25
$165
$156.75
$210
$199.50
$255
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Yearly Price - (Save 10%)$420
$378
$540
$486
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$594
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RAM768 MB
1024 MB
2 GB
2.25 GB
2.75 GB
3 GB
3.5 GB
3.75 GB
4.5 GB
4.75 GB
6 GB
6.25 GB
7.5 GB
8 GB
RAID-10 Disk Space25 GB70 GB
75 GB
80 GB
85 GB
100 GB
105 GB
120 GB
125 GB
150 GB
155 GB
175 GB
180 GB
Premium Bandwidth3000 GB6000 GB
7000 GB
8000 GB
9000 GB
10000 GB
11000 GB
12000 GB
13000 GB
14000 GB
15000 GB
16000 GB
17000 GB
Server SupportManagedManagedManagedManagedManagedManagedManaged
Fully Managed*
LocationsWest Coast
East Coast
Central (TX)
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All our VPS plans come with the following features
Free and fast setup - Our average setup time is between 2-4 hours!
Free Migration Service - As long as control panels match, we take care of it.
Unlimited Domains - Add as many clients and domains as you like.
2 dedicated IP addresses - Create custom white-label nameservers for free.
Equal Share CPU - Benefit from the use of Powerful CPU's
CentOS Operating System - All VPS's come preinstalled with CentOS by default
Seamless upgrades from VPS to VPS - Upgrading has never been easier.
Fully OptimizedSecured - Out of the box we will secure and optimize your VPS.
Full Managed support - We support all VPS packages with a control panel.
Private nameservers - Choose and create your own white-label nameservers
99.9% network uptime guarantee - We will guarantee that your website stays online.
Root access / SSH - You have full administrator rights to your VPS.
Free Virtuozzo PowerPanel - Easy to use GUI for full control of VPS
Free 3rd party installations - If you need a forum etc. installed we will take care of it

Control Panels       
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Shared hosting server system upgrades

We upgraded our shared hosting servers to use the CloudLinux OS and would like update our clients on how the new OS is better and how it will improve performance for our clients.

Standard Shared Hosting Setup

In a standard shared hosting environment the resources available on a server are CPU, I/O and RAM. These resources are fully accessible to all accounts on that server and there is no hard and limit of usage of these resources. The clients are expected to share these resources equally. However, sometimes rogue scripts/programs on one clients account can take up a larger amount of resources, thus leading to the server getting overloaded and a general lack of performance, thereby resulting in each account on the server having its performance affected.

Enter CloudLinux

So what is CloudLinux?

“CloudLinux is a commercially supported Linux operating system interchangeable with CentOS. It includes kernel level technology called LVE that allows you to control CPU and memory on per tenant bases. It is a bases for application level virtualization. CloudLinux delivers advanced resource management, better security and performance optimizations specifically targeted to multi-tenant hosting environment. This improved performance helps hosting service providers and datacenters provide better support to their customers, reduce churn and save money.”

In english? CloudLinux creates a virtual environment for each individual account on a shared server and allows us to limit the amount of resources any single account can use similar to a VPS environment and therefore no single account can take up all CPU resources on the server. This brings quite a bit of benefits to the table for both our clients and us as your web host.

Our Benefits: We deal with less system level resource issues, there are fewer service interruptions, and most importantly the speed of most users sites go up as the accounts now have resources dedicated to them.

Your Benefits: As our clients, you benefit from the lower server load and fewer interruptions of service. You also get additional information in your cPanel which shows useful stats for your account (more on this later).

More info on CloudLinux

Now that you have got a basic understanding of what Cloud Linux achieves, here is the low down on some of the technology that makes it possible.

LVE – LVE, short for Lightweight Virtual Environment, is the backend technology behind the CloudLinux methodology. LVE, developed exclusively by the folks over at CloudLinux, is a kernel level technology which handles the isolation and resource monitoring that CloudLinux is able to provide. LVE brings together technology provided by Apache modules and the Linux kernel.  More info about all of that is available here: http://cloudlinux.com/docs/workingwithlve.php

In addition to this the cPanel integration has user based reporting which will log a history of CPU usage for an account allowing for quick and efficient tracking of resource usage.

Resource usage Information

You must be obviously wondering how you as the user can check his/her account/site resource usage. Well cPanel display’s this on the left alongside other account related information like HDD/Bandwidth limit etc. The information that is available is CPU use and concurrent connections. Here’s a picture of what they look like:

cPanel Resourse meter

  • The CPU is for your account only and not for the server as a whole. So when it says 100% it means you have reached the max CPU allotment.
  • The virtual memory usage shows the amount of RAM you are using out of your allotment, and not of the whole server.
  • The Entry Processes is the number of concurrent processes that your account can process at the same time. These processes can be cronjobs, PHP processes, Perl processes, etc. A  single user should rarely if ever consume all 20 connections, so this metric is mostly informational.
  • If you are consistently hitting your limits, it is time to look at optimizing your site(s) or upgrading to a VPS as you’ve most likely outgrown shared hosting.

Conclusion

In conclusion we feel that CloudLinux has executed an awesome concept of providing dedicated resources to all users and limiting the ability of a few users who are unfairly using more resources. This will in the end lead to lesser outages and better performance. Feel free to  send us an email or create a ticket with any questions or concerns about this technology, as we love to hear from our users/clients.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

We have some pretty cool new things coming starting into the new year, and look forward to getting it all rolled out. One of those is something pretty big.

We will be doing some heavy upgrades to our servers. This will mean faster loading sites, and more stable servers.

Please check in throughout the month of January for more updates on what is to come for RFE Hosting in the coming year of 2013.

All of us at RFE Hosting would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

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