5 Reasons You Need a Virtual Private Server for Your Website Right Now

If you run a website and want to make sure it loads smoothly for all your visitors, you need to invest in a solid and reliable host. Furthermore, if you want control, you should consider getting a virtual private server, or VPS. In fact, if you run a business, you need to invest in a VPS, and here are five big benefits of doing so.

Faster page load times: If you have a lot of people coming to your site, you will watch as their speed times decreases rapidly, especially during busy moments. Think about it, if you run an e-commerce site, you will want your visitors to watch the pages load in less than a second. If they don’t load quickly, some people will opt to take their business elsewhere. So, if you want to keep the clients on your page and away from your competition, you should invest in a VPS as the website will load faster and won’t throw up any timeout errors.

More features: When you run a site, you probably will want to do a lot with it. Yes, if you are a site owner, you will want to usually have feedback forms and other interactive things that your clients can use. However, if you use a typical host, you are going to be extremely limited in your choices. But, if you host with a VPS, you won’t worry as you can use all the available features. Then, when you can install a shopping cart with ease, you can run your site and not worry about spending hours setting up minor things.

Security: Without a secure site, you are one bad day away from losing it all. Sadly, hackers or mischievous people will crack a site just for fun. Other times, well-funded criminal organisations will try to knock down your site and steal information. While an SSL certificate helps, it’s not enough if you want to truly protect you and your clients. Luckily, with a VPS, you can protect both you and your clients as nobody else will host on the site. To learn more on virtual private servers, you should do your research and ask plenty of questions.

Scalability: Now, if you run a site and want to make changes quickly, you can do so. However, on the hosting end, if you want to scale it up, you are going to struggle with a typical host as you will not have many options. On the other hand, with VPS, you can make changes and get more out of the experience when you add more capability to your servers. Then, when doing so, your visitors will get the best experience, all without noticing any changes. For this reason, if you own a site that is going to get a lot of traffic in short bursts, you need to invest in a VPS.

More help from the host: Let’s face it, if you are paying very little for your hosting, your host probably just sees you as a way to make a small profit. On the other hand, if you use a VPS, you will get better support as you are hosting the host that you care about your site. Simply put, if you want to go out of your way to help your clients, the host is going to help you get your site up and running smoothly and safely.

If you host a website, you need to consider a VPS. When getting this package, not only will you enjoy a faster site, but it will be better and more secure for everyone involved.

 

Quick and Easy Tips For Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are different than other flooring. They are susceptible to damage – water damage causing buckling and warped boards. And scratches and chips from shoes or dropping hard objects to name a few. Proper care and maintenance can help keep your hardwoods looking luxurious and new, starting with how you clean them.

Unlike tile and linoleum, a bucket of water and floor-cleaning-chemicals are not recommended for hardwoods. Water and wood don’t mix and overtime can cause serious damage. Many chemicals are also unsafe to use on your hardwoods.

If you want to know the best ways to keep your hardwoods clean while preserving their beauty, try some of these tips for proper hardwood care:

• Sweep – Sweeping with a soft bristled broom removes dirt, pet hair and crumbs without damaging or scratching the wood. Sweeping in between thorough cleanings helps preserve your floors.

• Wipe up spills – Keeping on top of spills helps to prevent damage to your floors and keep them looking nice. A dry towel to soak up the spill first, followed by a moist towel to get the sticky residue but be sure to dry the area after.

• Vacuum – Vacuuming is recommended on your hardwoods so long as the wheels and cleaning device don’t have sharp areas that can scratch or damage the wood. One vacuum that shows great results for hardwoods is the Roomba 650.

 

Roomba 650:

The Roomba is unique in that it is a robotic vacuum that can be set to clean when you need it to. If you want it to clean 7 days a week, you can program it to. Or, push a button and have it clean on demand. After each cleaning the Roomba 650 will retract to its home base and recharge. The latest in technology for vacuums, it is safe, easy and gentle on your hardwood floors.

 

Cleaning agents to avoid using on your hardwoods:

• Water – water can warp your wood floors.
• Silicone, undiluted vinegar or ammonia – all damage your floor’s finish.
• Oil soaps or products with wax – Will leave a residue on your wood.
• Citrus, lemon or tung oil products – These products can eat away the finish on your floors.

Property Tips, a How-To Guide to Buying Property in Malaysia

You have heard that buying property in Malaysia is very cheap and this certainly true. The first thing you should do when you find some prospective property in Malaysia would be to find a very good property lawyer. Real estate lawyers can provide you with invaluable information and help out during the transaction process.

Before you get into any specifics it would be advantageous for you to look into the restrictions Malaysia places on foreign prospective home owners. Firstly, a foreigner can buy any kind of home in Malaysia provided that the base value is at least 76,453 United States dollars which would translate into about 250,000 MYR (Malaysian Ringgit). This rule applies whether you are buying a bungalow, a summer home, a manor or a simple, one story, flat type, terraced or linked home property (check current Malaysia property market).

Next, once you have found the home you wish to live in you should send a letter of offer to which the home owner or owners will reply with a letter or rejection or acceptance wherein they will expect a deposit of 3 percent of total payment on the residence in question. Usually the Sale and Purchase agreement is signed next, almost always within fourteen days. When this document is signed the buyer will be required to make another deposit, this time at 7 percent the total price of the home. After signing and acceptance of the document the purchaser has a total of three months to successfully pay off the price of the residence in full.

A brief side not, one should always be very cautious about purchasing property that lies in not yet completed condominiums. The reason for this is that the purchasing party or parties is unlikely to be protected from default. This issue is quite a hot topic in Malaysia at the moment, especially with the Malaysian House Buyer’s Association.