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Small Business: Easily create your own website [ for do-it-yourselfers ]

Using the resources available on MidGaHosting.com, it really is fairly easy to create your own website. Now, it will NOT be the “latest greatest thing on the planet” – but if you are a small business and know you need a web presence of SOME sort – and are just looking to get started, it […]

Goodbye, Prestashop!

I’ve been using Prestashop as the backend for my music site MacMusicGuy.com for a couple of years, and have been decently happy with it. The funtionality of the free software has been good, and there are tons of paid upgrades available if you need additional funtions. MY attraction to it was that Prestashop made it […]

WP multisite – my experience

I’ve been working on updating my musician site this week [something that has been on the to do list for a good long while now.] I decided to add a whole slew of new functionality to the site, including podcasting, digital download sales, RSS feeds, etc.

So I decided to switch from a static HTML/PHP […]

VIdeos Added to MaconMacGuy.com: Hosting, Explanations, Tours

I’ve added a couple of youtube-hosted videos to the MaconMacGuy.com website.

The first is on the front page. I recorded a short video explaining what I can do. Sadly, you do get to see my ugly mug, but you could always close your eyes when watching it!

The second and third videos are on the […]

MidGaHosting.com Video Tour #2: Overview of the Hepsia Control Panel

http://youtu.be/0fpmo5ZHUs4

This video tour walks you through the control panel at MidGaHosting.com – which makes it easy to make changes to your hosting account, add files, add domains, renew your hosting – even manage your stable of domains that were purchased from other registrars!

Web hosting for small business that is easy to use and […]

MidGaHosting.com Video Tour #1: Overview of Hosting Plans

http://youtu.be/FGcz2vF33iw

This video walks you through an overview of the various hosting options at MidGaHosting.com, from the regular shared hosting through VPS, Semi-Dedicated, and Dedicated options.

Web hosting for small business that is easy to use and inexpensive

 

MidGaHosting.com offers inexpensive quality easy to use web hosting focused on small businesses and individuals.

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Free Websites in Georgia? Not so fast!

I saw an article in the Macon Telegraph the other day about a big seminar in Atlanta where Google is offering free wwebsites to Georgia Small business. The stat is fairly amazing – that well over half of small businesses have no web presence at all.

You go to this event and can get setup […]

Another Short Small Biz & Tech story

I picked up a new client the other day, and ran into a situation that I’ve seen MUCH too often: ORGANIZATIONAL CHALLENGES, and LACK OF TRAINING.

This client is in the throes of opening up a retail location, where 2 businesses will be location – Event Planning and Photography (focusing on Babies and Weddings). They […]

PrestaShop ecommerce – some random thoughts

I’ve been using Prestashop for MacMusicGuy.com for several months, and though I’d jot down some views. I was looking for an ecommerce solution that easily allowed downloadable products – this particular shop doesn’t sell physical products – at least for the forseeable future!.

I looked at several different possibilities – Magento, etc – even looked […]

Why are you still using Hotmail for your business?

If you have a website, your hosting account probably already has email accounts – so DON’T USE gmail or hotmail or yahoo etc. for your primary business account. Use an account tied to your domain – this will seriously boost your brand awareness and make you seem more official in the eyes of potential clients/customers.

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Online Ecommerce Shopping Carts

I have been researching several shopping carts as I setup a new online store (MacMusicGuy.com, which will sell downloadable music, sheet music, etc.). It has been interesting looking at the tons of open-source options, as well as the commercial software options.

Some observations:

OScommerce has been around a long while, and has a tremendous community […]

New Client: SCNSE

I’m closing in on completing a site for the Society of Clinical Nursing Specialist Educators, a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the education of Clinical Nursing Specialists.

This is a new organization, and their website needed to be clean, easy to navigate, and yet allow for conference registration…. and not cost a lot to develop.

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VPS & Dedicated Hosting

If you need more advanced hosting for a heavy duty website, MidGaHosting. also offers Virtual Private Servers as well a fully Dedicated Hosting. Watch the video to see an overview, then click for VPS or DEDICATED SERVERS options and pricing.

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MidGaHosting video

Here’s a short video that gives a quick overview on why you should host with MidGaHosting.com [a division of MaconMacGuy.com!]

Hosting vs. Domains – HUH?

I had an interesting conversation with a student who wanted to start a website – but he was very confused about domains and website and such.

Domains

A Domain in just a name given to a particular computer/IP address. [IP address = a numeric address that every box connected to the internet has to have]. […]

Why you should have your own site

I have a friend with a graphics arts business who is still using ###@mail.mgacoxmail.com as his primary online contact address. I was hassling him about it (he knows he should update, but hasn’t really had a compelling reason to do it). Below are the reasons I gave him for going ahead and setting up his […]

NEW Hosting options!

The self-serve hosting option now has some very powerful hosting options unavailable before. The nice thing about this is that it is entirely self-serve. You can surf over to a website and set it all up yourself.

But now we offer hosting options with a semi-dedicated server, virtual private server, and a dedicated server.

“Regular” […]

Using your email address to reinforce your business

A friend has begun using a PR person for his music activities. I noticed the PR guy is using a cs.com email account for his business email contact (in the “internet olden days” cs.com was a sign of distinction – it meant you had a CompuServe account. Nowadays it’s really dying out).

In the interest […]

Web Hosting for under $5 a month. Why?

I see ads everywhere for inexpensive web hosting. So why pick MidGaHositng.com for your webhosting – and when should you opt for something more powerful?

Plans start at less than $5 a month (US). This includes a whole slew of features – plenty of email accounts, alias email accounts, file storage, bandwidth, stats, and auto-install […]