By Sabrina Feb 24, 2014 1:08 pm
Are you planning to launch an e-commerce site and need the services of a web hosting provider? If so, there are a number of services and features you should be on the lookout for. Useful add-ons, IT and customer support, and daily backups are three vital components in any good e-commerce web hosting company. Your chosen hosting provider's ability to provision a full range of services geared toward e-commerce websites will play a large role in your business's success.
Before choosing an e-commerce web hosting provider, it's important to consider the number of features you and your customers will benefit from. In addition to reasonable uptime, storage space and bandwidth, reliable providers offer features geared toward online business owners. Quality e-commerce hosting providers typically provide integrated shopping carts and SSL certificates, which allow customers to browse items and make purchases more easily and securely. With the right hosting company, you won’t have to handle integrating a shopping cart feature on your own, or obtain your SSL certificate elsewhere.
IT Support & Customer Service
Any good hosting provider is able to offer helpful and responsive IT and customer support. When you own an e-commerce site, support you can count on is especially important. Many web hosting providers advertise round-the-clock assistance; however, not all live up to this guarantee. Before signing up as a customer, you’ll want to make sure a company answers or returns your phone calls or responds to your emails within a reasonable time frame. With an e-commerce site, a number of issues can occur that require technical assistance. Having the support of a trustworthy provider behind you is reassuring for both you and your customers.
Preemptive Backup Features
Daily backups are another important feature you should look for when choosing an e-commerce web hosting company. While reliable hosting providers take great care in preventing outages and data loss, no company can provide a 100% guarantee that an accident won’t take place. To give clients added peace of mind, many hosting providers offer daily backup services. Even daily backups from your hosting provider can't guarantee the complete integrity of your data in the event of disaster. In the event your business’s resources are lost, you can easily access client information, inventory, product descriptions, content, images, videos and more, only when you have multiple backups in place. Relying on only one source for backups can put your data at risk. Employing multiple backup sources is the best way to have full trust and confidence that your data will always be available for a restore.
Choose a web hosting provider that can provide solid technical support, offers the necessary add-ons to make your e-commerce site solid and provides backups to help you restore your data. JaguarPC has what it takes to make your e-commerce web hosting experience a success.
VPS ( virtual private server) solutions, Linux and Windows, from JaguarPC can enhance the services you need for your business. Our VPS hosting plans offer you a dedicated server node where you can house your data and add your own configurations and enhanced security needs. You won't be encumbered by others users and the standardized configurations that you typically find on a shared hosting plans.
Upgrade for Future Growth
A VPS plan gives you the ability to grow as your traffic and disk space needs increase. When your business takes off it is easy to upgrade to next level VPS plan; Pro, Business and Enterprise, which can offer you the disk space and bandwidth you will want to accommodate for your successful business endeavors. VPS hosting plans allow you many of the same features you would find on a dedicated server without the cost. Simply, upgrade your VPS plan over moving to a dedicated plan and the savings for your business will be big.
Your own unique dedicated IP along with root access and configuration control provides you the options you need to best customize your server. You will have greater jurisdiction over what you can run on your VPS node. While shared servers often have standard configurations which you can't change, a VPS plan will allow you to run the applications and the configurations that best suit your needs. Choose your own OS (operating system) to create the environment that you operate in most frequently and makes your tasks easier.
Improved Security Options
You will have your own administrative panel along with root access which allows you more control over your security settings and needs. JaguarPC offers multi-layered protection built right into the system so that you are protected straight out of the gate when you select this level of plan. VPS is a safe and secure choice for business hosting. Use our settings or make adjustments to accommodate your advanced security needs.
While all of our plans are backed by 24/7/365 support we find that VPS users sometimes need a bit more assistance over shared account users. That is why we offer 2 free hours of admin. time each month for our Managed VPS clients. JaguarPC's stellar support team can assist you when you are in a tight spot and don't know where to turn or if you have a basic question which will help you augment your VPS knowledge we are there for you day and night. You will find a managed VPS allows you to get the assistance you need.
Our VPS web hosting plans offer a flexible solution for growth, security and
customization to meet your own specific needs. Experience a better web hosting option for a growing business when you sign up for one of our valued added VPS plans.
This quarter is a very exciting one for all of us at JaguarPC because it marks our 15th year anniversary. The past 15 years have been thrilling, challenging and rewarding beyond any expectations I initially had when I began my journey as a technology related company back in the beginning with my dialup internet service. Everyday I'm proud of the accomplishments that the company has achieved. I'm grateful for the good fortune and assistance that has come to the company in the form of amazing and talented people that have facilitated the success of the company. Yet, my greatest level of gratitude goes out to all of our clients, some of which have been with us since the early days, for your continued loyalty and support. JaguarPC would not be celebrating its 15th year anniversary without you.
Everyday I'm optimistic and eager to learn about what the future holds for JaguarPC. This company stands where it does today as one of the top web hosting providers because of the commitment and dedication of some excellent minds and the persistence and desire of many to continue to build JaguarPC into the best web hosting provider the industry has yet to see.
JaguarPC has the best interests of its customers at the core of each and every day. My teams and I embrace the philosophy that challenges demand solutions and these resolutions lead to better systems and services that we can pass along to our clients. I'm very pleased with the progress and success we at JaguarPC have achieved not only these past 15 years but also in the past year alone. My own experience of 15 years along with the addition of multiple year industry veterans has allowed us to bring you an overall hosting experience that is smoother, faster and more streamlined than ever.
Since I last reached out to our clients, our products and services have continued to improve. I can attest to the fact that we have been able to maximize and utilize the industry experience and knowledge that our ever growing teams bring to the table. Our customer service and technical support departments have really come together over the past few months. All of the elements are now in place to make the upcoming season one of the best. The news is all good this quarter and I have the expectation that our customers will continue to have a terrific hosting experience with all of the additional features, client control options and future plans we are tabling.
I look forward to continuing to bring all of you that host at JaguarPC the most technologically sound improvements and enhancements available and to always offer you the best in hosting industry advancements. Thanks to all of you for giving me the opportunity to rack up another 15 years as your hosting provider.
JaguarPC Celebrates 15 Years In The Hosting Industry
JaguarPC started out as a one man two server operation which has now grown into a company that serves accounts across the world as a top choice for web hosting plans. JaguarPC has been able to remain a successful web hosting company due to its focus on affordable value added hosting plans that are backed by state of the art technology and support services that embrace a hands on approach from a caring and dedicated team of professionals.
Meet the Newest Hot Shot Support Team Member
Top notch, hard working and diligent highly skilled individuals aren't easy to come by in the web hosting industry. So, we are extra excited to welcome Mike and his 12 years of web hosting experience to our technical support team. Mike has a terrific outlook that keeps the team motivated and driven to formulate the best resolutions to your technical support needs. His veteran number of years in the industry means he can handle the most difficult tickets with ease and he is always willing to step up to the plate and not only efficiently but also quickly deal with the task at hand.
Front Page Server Extensions Support Ends November 4th
Today many new platforms and services exist for creating websites that are both visually appealing and operate without flaws or issues. While FrontPage has helped many people design websites over the years, support for FrontPage server extensions at JaguarPC will come to an end on November 4th. Due to the lack of product production which ended in 2003, security issues and the fact that updates for FrontPage server extension are no longer available it is time to say goodbye to FrontPage. If you decide you must still run FrontPage contact firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of a VPS offer which will allow you to continue to use the FrontPage product.
Tips to Help Us Better Serve You
JaguarPC believes our clients are the most important part of our business. We want to better serve your web hosting needs. We are always looking for better methods to streamline your experince. Explore how a few extra details can help us move your ticket forward to full resolution more quickly when you contribute additonal information and provide the necessary passwords.
Did You Know?
Every year over 100 million hard drives fail. While JaguarPC takes every precaution to ensure that your data is safe we still strongly encourage you to keep an offsite backup copy. You can easily obtain backup protection services from JaguarPC. Our backup services won't let you down when tragic events destroy your data. Your data can be your income or the sum total of years of efforts. The prompt recovery of your information can be priceless. Let us help you find a method that will preserve your efforts and hard work. Contact our sales team today to learn more about what options are available to you.
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Social media isn’t a fad. Certain social sites may well turn out to be a fad and become an irrelevance in the longer term, but betting the farm on social media collapsing isn’t a strategy that anyone interested in business success is going to consider.
If your business doesn’t have a social media strategy, then you’re missing a huge number of opportunities. Social media isn’t going to 100% replace traditional marketing avenues, but it is certainly something you should be doing.
Why do you need a social media strategy?
Where the Action Is
Social media is where your audience is. This is true for almost every business, except perhaps those selling goods and services to the elderly. At the same time, those businesses will make a lot of money from younger relatives of that market, so even those in this sector you should use it.
If someone is following you on social media, it’s because they want to know more about you and more about what you do. Using social media, if only on Twitter and Facebook alone, gives you the opportunity to market yourself to an audience that you know is interested in you. Where else are you assured of that?
People Buy People
Yes, this is an oft-used cliché, but it remains true. People buy from people or businesses that they like. If you’re taking the time to build a rapport with your customers, then you’ll be rewarded over time with loyalty, word of mouth marketing and recommendations, and improved profits.
Cost Effective Marketing
Marketing is an expensive outlay for a business, and doesn’t guarantee success. If your social media strategy doesn’t bring the results you’re hoping for, at least you won’t have spent a large portion of your expenditure budget on finding out, which might be the case when you take out an advert in the newspaper or advertise on local radio.
Yes, you’ll make a time investment, but this pales in comparison to the sums you might otherwise spend.
Social media is the best place for people to tell others they love your business, whether that is through a like, a retweet, a re-pin, or another social share. People will connect with you based on a recommendation far quicker than they will if you simply spend time promoting yourself.
If you haven’t developed a social media strategy yet, now is the time to do so. If you wait any longer, you’re likely to be too far behind your competitors who have already embraced social media, and be in a position where it is extremely difficult to catch up.
By Sabrina Aug 30, 2013 1:27 pm
JaguarPC needs your help! JaguarPC has been in the hosting industry for 15 years. We remain as one of last few privately held hosting companies in the country today. Over the course of this past year we have made some big strides and we are now prepared to enter a new era in web hosting.
Help us to continue to grow and gain greater exposure as an independently owned and operated American company by voting for us in the Intuit Small Business Big Game contest. Your daily vote can help us enter into the next round as a contender for a Super Bowl T.V Commercial prize. It would be an amazing opportunity to tell our story to the country. Help us let American know that independent hosting companies can still survive and thrive. When you support JaguarPC you are supporting not only a high quality hosting provider committed to excellence in technology and customer experience but you are also supporting an iconic idea that individuals can create successful businesses.
In the past few years many hosting companies have been bought up by one or two central players, but JaguarPC remains an independently owned and operated hosting company. Greg Landis, CEO, is a veteran who has pulled this company up by the boot straps and keeps it going and growing by being actively engaged on a day to day basis.
While other hosts have sold out to big companies, Greg Landis has turned down multiple offers because he is truly invested in the principle of personal touch which many mainstream large hosts overlook. JaguarPC exemplifies the “American Dream” of building and running your own business. Greg has built this company from the bottom up and with the help of a talented team of individuals he has been able to maintain JaguarPC as a successful business which he hopes to see his own kids, “little geniuses will run this place some day”, take the helm at some point in the future.
A vote for JaguarPC is a vote for the future of independently owned and operated American businesses. Thank you for your support. We hope to see you at the goal post and that JaguarPC makes a winning touchdown with the help of you and the Intuit Small Business Big Game contest.
Build an Attractive Page
There is nothing worse than a page that might as well have the word ‘GENERIC’ stamped across it in bold lettering.
Don’t be hasty in setting up your page if you’re still to come up with logo and branding, for example, for your business. Much better to be a touch late to the party and start with all cylinders firing than have people form an opinion of a half-baked page, meaning they won’t return later even though you’ve sorted it out.
Ensure that business logos, colors, and anything else are all the same as you have on your regular business website.
Finding an Audience
Facebook themselves tell you that step one is to invite all of your friends to your page. Good advice, but not ideal if none of your Facebook connections have any interest in what it is you do, or if you’ve just joined Facebook purely for launching a business page.
Here are some alternative options that will bring better results:
• Ensure a link to your Facebook page, and/or a ‘like’ box, is added to your website homepage; make this a feature on every page if possible, particularly for liking content.
• Use a social plugin from Facebook that will help you reach out to people with interests in what you do without you needing to be friends with them; this is a great alternative to paid advertising.
• If you already have a healthy blog following, or an email-marketing list, for example, dedicate a full post/message to your new Facebook page, talk about your excitement around it, and encourage everyone to join.
Don’t connect your business Facebook page with other social networks and allow posts from these to appear in your Facebook feed. Doing this with Twitter, for example, will leave your Facebook page filled with short bites of information that might not be relevant to your audience on that site.
Luckily, the trick to getting Facebook right is to treat it as you would a blog. Update content on a regular basis so those who visit your page know when there’ll be updates and something to read, and always respond to queries and feedback, negative or positive.
Remember to vary your content between simple comments, pictures, and links to longer posts.
Never Rely Only on Facebook
All of the guidance here will help you to make a success of your Facebook page. However, don’t rely only on Facebook, both from a website and a social media standpoint. Many businesses actually use social media without having a website, which is never a good idea. As well as Facebook, take the time to identify the other social platforms, including niche sites, where you might be able to build a following.
Social media has taken over the world. Even if you’re not a massive user of social media yourself, it is likely that your company uses it, or you have friends or family members who interact on various social media websites.
That fact alone is enough to demonstrate the importance of social media marketing. The key to any sort of marketing activity is to know where your audience is and connect with them; the fact that everyone is or knows someone who is on social media tells you that, if you’re a business, you need to be on there to connect with as many people as possible.
Not Just a Fad
We’ve gone a long way past the point where social media can be dismissed as something of a fad. With Google+, Twitter, and Facebook having 400 million, 500 million, and one billion global users respectively, it’s fair to assume they’re not going to drop off the radar anytime soon.
These numbers represent a massive global audience and huge potential for businesses to market themselves. A television or newspaper advert, a billboard, or any other type of traditional advertising is unlikely to be able to reach that many people.
Many people use their favorite social media sites for everything, from contacting friends to finding out the latest news. As a result, people will often take what they hear on social sites as gospel. Therefore, these platforms are great for companies who want to enhance and protect their reputation. It doesn’t take long to post a tweet or a Facebook update, whether refuting an allegation made in the press or publicizing some great work that has been done on behalf of a charity, and everything in between.
Brand Building and Awareness
It is easy to create a buzz on a social media site, whether you’re talking about the launch of a new product or publishing news about the company. If you’re able to get something to go viral then you’re going to massively increase your brand awareness around the world.
Another positive aspect of social media marketing is that you’re able to keep your company front and center of everyone’s thoughts. Marketing is all about ‘the hook’ that gets people buying into your brand and remaining loyal to you. While you’re not going to want to bombard people with dozens of updates a day, maintaining your social media presence means you’re always in the thoughts of your audience, and stand a far better chance of making customers of them.
Word of Mouth
This element of social media marketing is the crowning glory for most companies, as once you have a loyal following your marketing takes care of itself; you just publish your message and allow everyone to share it, bookmark it, and spread the word about what you do, which also has a huge impact on SEO.
The trust that people have in the information they receive through social media channels is immense; if a business isn’t set up to maximize the potential from these areas, then their marketing plan needs an urgent review!
By Sabrina Jul 29, 2013 4:42 pm
Hello to all of our Current and Future Clients,
Many factors have finally come together and today I can tell you that large scale positive differences are now evident across the entire scope of the company. I want our customers to know that our first and foremost focus recently has been the improvement of support and supporting systems. JaguarPC is focusing on the quality of our replies and continuing to improve support response times. We have added new team members who are top notch technicians in the field of hosting. Our new team members are accredited, have CCNAs and are moving towards CCNPs. Our team member additions include former industry leading backup technicians and veteran hosting industry professionals who not only know the overall technical side of hosting but have specialized skills which means our clients will be better served.
JaguarPC continues to improve our systems as well. Our Atlanta Data Center Expansion project allowed us to add servers to our fleet, greener and newer servers, faster network speeds, more backup and data restoration options. CloudFlare is now running across our servers and our new client dashboard system was released and is continuing to be optimized. Our tier4 Data Center expansion has been performing at 100% since the completion of the project. Our smaller Atlanta facility has not fared as well. Recent events there exposed risks that I can’t and won’t allow to go unaddressed. In order to overcome those risks clients at that data center will be getting setup on the tier4 facility. I’m very pleased with the progress and improvements that we have been able to make because of our data center expansion and its successful execution.
At this point in the year you will find that JaguarPC is stronger because of our staff, systems and technological improvements. We are continuing to update our network for even greater data volume levels. Our servers are more stable and more resilient against many types of attacks. Our support team has continued to harden our servers and implement new policies and procedures to counter activities that can harm our clients. Our servers are more powerful and more resources are available because of the vast expansion project in January of this year. The days of long restores and recovery problems which we faced last year are now in the past. Our newest data recovery backup software and restoration methods and tactics have all been recently tested and actively engaged. Recent events demonstrated that our systems performed at and above the newer standards we are now setting.
Thank you to all of our clients for enduring through some rough spots over the past few months. It is my hope that this month’s newsletter demonstrates to you that my intention everyday is to create a better hosting experience for all of the clients at JaguarPC. At the end of the day it isn’t only about hosting, it is about the people who host with us and what more we can do for you.
Meet the Lead of JaguarPC's Backup Team
Backups and restorations received a big boost these past few months. In addition to enabling the newest version of the best backup software the hosting industry offers. Across much of our fleet we also added Weston to our team. Stop by our blog and learn more about what one of the hosting industry’s top tech has to say.
New Self-Restore Feature in V.5 CDP CPanel
JaguarPC is always searching for new ways to help our clients perform the tasks they need to when they want to. If you are using cPanel v.5 and you are on one of our shared, reseller, SDX, now our business cloud plan, or a dedicated server then you can now access the self restore icon in your cPanel. The icon takes you to an easy to use web based interface where you will find several copies of your data. Browse to your choice of restore points and in a matter of minutes your data will be restored from that point. Give it a try!
SDX Moves to JaguarPC's Business Cloud Plan
Our business cloud is now active. SDX users are now enjoying the great benefits offered by our currently available Cloud plan. Step into our newest plan and experience the benefits of our robust servers with complete redundancy. Contact our customer service department if you are ready to make the move to our new Cloud Business plan.
Support Services You Won't Want to Overlook
We believe in providing you with more options when it comes to learning more about your hosting environment and the task you need to complete to keep your site up and running. JaguarPC offers our clients an enormous support section with a complete knowledge base section and voice narrated flash videos tutorial designed to guide you through the steps of many common hosting subjects. When you find yourself in a bind or when you have some extra time, look into our support section options to get the answers you need fast.
JaguarPC has been around since 1998, longer than many other web hosting providers. From simple shared hosting plans to high-end web VPS, Cloud, Reseller and Dedicated server plans, JaguarPC provides a comprehensive set of hosting solutions that consistently meet the demands of customers.
JaguarPC’s virtual private server solutions are among the best and most reliable on the market today. At JaguarPC we utilize industry-leading software and powerful hardware nodes to provide robust virtual private server web hosting services for Windows and Linux. Our virtual private server hosting plans are tailored for high traffic websites with significant demand for server resources, providing the autonomy and control of a dedicated server with the affordability and ease of shared hosting.
Selecting JaguarPC’s virtual private servers as your primary hosting solution will provide you with the best performance, security, reliability, and scalability at a fraction of the cost.
Visit www.jaguarpc.com for more information about virtual private server hosting services available at JaguarPC.
To learn more about our VPS, Shared, Reseller, Cloud and dedicated server plan, call 1-888-338-5261 or visit www.jaguarpc.com today.
While JaguarPC offers many great features with our affordable and reliable hosting one of the greater benefits that we provide you with is cPanel, the leading web hosting industry software to control your hosting environment. As a cPanel user, you can now access and restore your very own backups.
We recently rolled out changes to R1Soft where all shared, SDX and reseller clients can now restore files from CDP directly from cPanel. In order to get started you only need to find the R1Soft icon displayed in your cPanel control panel interface.
If you are on a shared, SDX, soon to be moving to business Cloud, or a reseller server then you can currently restore your site in CDPv5. If you are using this version of the control panel then you will see the Icon for “R1soft Backup Restore. This enabled icon will allow you to self restore your site. You can not access this feature from the root but you must see it as a pure cPanel user.
Click the "R1Soft Restore Backups" icon in your cPanel hosting control interface. The backup management panel will then be pulled up and it will display a list of your data and your potential restore dates. You can view the path to the user data directory by clicking the "+" icon. From here you can perform the following actions across the corresponding Control Panel user data: Save, send archive to agent as well as browse. The browse option will actually allow you to browse the content of the Recovery Point and select the files you want to download or restore.
We highly recommend that you access the wiki link here which will outline the easy and basic steps you need to take in order to use Backup manager web interface. If you have any additional questions please contact our technical support department and they can assist you with the process. Once you have a familiarity with this process you can gain a whole new level of control when it comes to restoring your site. Unfortunately, the one drawback is that you will not be able to restore your databases with this newer feature but our support representatives can still perform that task for you.
JaguarPC has recently been upgrading all of the servers across its fleet with the newest version of the industry leading backup software. We recently rolled out many new upgrades across our fleet related to backup services. We will continue to keep you posted as new updates develop and the newest version of the backup and restore software solution is added across more of our servers. You can read more about our new backup plans and our advances to our server restoration services on our blog.
The capability to perform your own restores simply offers you another avenue if you need or want your restore done immediately or you want to advance your knowledge and capabilities to see how much more you can do with the tools that we offer you. Once you have a familiarity with this process you can gain a whole new level of independence when it comes to restoring your site and controlling your hosting environment.
cPanel is one of the world’s most popular control panel solutions. Despite its popularity, users have an excellent opportunity to enhance their cPanel experience by using either a paid or a free cPanel theme to brighten up their control panel.
One popular step to take is to pay a developer to create a branded cPanel theme based on our business so that it clearly associates with what you do. Naturally, branded cPanel themes are all going to be different and specific to the specifications of each business, and may contain images, logos, marketing slogans, or something else relevant to the company. However, several generic themes are available to give your cPanel account a fresh look and make your site in general easier and more fun to manage.
What are the top 5 cPanel themes for your hosting panel?
This cPanel theme is one that definitely lives up to its name. Available in three colors, this theme is simple and to the point, making it easy for cPanel users to find their way around their control panel and make updates as and when they need to do so.
Clean Panel makes use of the space available on the control panel page to make everything stand out, and it is compatible with all third party cPanel add-ons. At the same time, users can continue to customize their Clean Panel interface however they want to do so, while anyone who also uses cPanel’sWeb Host Manager (WHM) receives the theme for that platform, too.
RVSkin is one of the more advanced examples of cPanel themes, allowing you to fully customize all aspects of your interface. RVSkin’s own control panel does offer a number of pre-installed themes, however, so you can take advantage of these and upload your logo, a photograph, and other branded assets to feature on your cPanel should you wish to do so.
Although it can give a distinct appearance specific for your brand, it is probably not as good as Clean Panel in terms of smartening up the cPanel interface and really driving the user-friendly aspect of the control panel. This is definitely better for aesthetics rather than making cPanel easier to use.
This cPanel theme is available from cpskins.com, and is the best of the 13 that they have on offer. ‘Element’ will give your cPanel interface a complete makeover and give it an intuitive, easy to understand and navigate appearance so that you and other users can find exactly what they need with the minimum of fuss.
For a modern, stylish looking cPanel, this theme is a great choice.
X4 comes from cPanel itself, and is definitely a theme worth considering. While it will eventually become the front-end cPanel theme, those who already use cPanel will be able to download it and add it into their account. For those who struggle to find what they are looking for, the built in search function will prove to be a great help, while the way X4 is laid out into three columns with data, icons, and finally news is sensible and ensures that users never miss anything they need to see.
Another cPanel theme from CPSkins, this one is better for advanced users who do not need to have icons in front of them at all times in order to find what they are looking for. It does allow users to specify their own quick links, however, so any features that are regularly used can be collated in one place on the main screen.
Your cPanel Theme
cPanel is an excellent control panel solution. Using a theme, either an updated one from cPanel themselves or a third party one, will help to smarten up your cPanel interface and make the whole service a lot sharper and easier for you and anyone else to use.
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