How to Transfer International Domain Names

The question that we will be answering today is: How do I transfer my .com domain to Stallion Hosting.

The process of transferring international domain names such as .com, .net, .org, .info, etc is relatively easy, and this post will provide you with insight into the process. At Stallion Hosting we have made the process as simple and easy to use as possible.

Here are the steps you will need to follow in order to transfer your international domain names.

Step 1: Contact the current host and request the EPP Key Code or Domain Authorization Key.

What is an EPP code? or Authorization Key?

An EPP code or Authorization Key is a a code provided by the old registrar/hosting company and applies to international domain names (.com, .net, .org, .info, .mobi etc.)

Stallion Hosting requires this key in order to transfer your international domain from your previous host. You should be able to simply contact your previous host/registrar and ask for the code.

Step 2: Next, simply place your order for the transfer of the domain at StallionHosting.com

Here is a link to the Stallion Hosting Bulk Domain Transfer page: http://www.stallionhosting.com/domainchecker.php?search=bulktransfer

Step 3: Once the order has been placed simply pay for the invoice and then send Stallion Hosting the EPP code.

Step 4: Stallion Hosting will initiate the transfer process

Step 5: Lastly, please contact the previous registrar/host and tell them to accept the transfer.

Frequently Asked Question: Why is there a charge to transfer international domain names?

International domain name transfers such as .com .net .info etc work on a renewal system which means an extra year will be added to the existing time remaining on the domain name when it is transferred.

IMPORTANT: It can take anywhere from 5 – 7 days to transfer your international domain name.

Daniel Hall

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Fantastico cPanel Hosting – Polls and Surveys

Today we will be discussing the use of three different tools available in Fantastico in terms of Polls and Surveys. Feedback is very important, it doesn’t matter if you run a social blog or online shopping site – you would want the option to ask questions and run a poll on your site.

With any hosting package at Stallion Hosting you will have access to Fantastico which includes excellent tools used for various online requirements. The three tools used for Polls and Surveys are:

1. Advanced Poll

Description: A highly windows-inspired poll script.

Homepage: http://www.proxy2.de/scripts.php

2. LimeSurvey

Description: LimeSurvey (formerly PHPSurveyor) is an open source online survey application. It enables users to develop, publish and collect responses to surveys. Surveys can include branching, custom preferred layout and design (using a web template system), and can provide basic statistical analysis of survey results. Surveys can be public, or can be strictly controlled through the use of “once-only” tokens for each survey participant.

Homepage: http://www.limesurvey.org

3. phpESP

Description: PhpESP is an effective, capable, web-based survey application that enables businesses to create complex and advanced surveys, view results in real time, and carry out advanced analysis.
Homepage: http://phpesp.sourceforge.net

If you’re using WordPress then keep in mind there are literally tens of thousands of WordPress Plugins that can be used for polls and surveys, other than having to consider the options above.

Daniel Hall

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Why You Need a Website

Need a WebsiteSome business owners ask the question, why do I need a website? This question can easily be answered by looking at the many, many advantages associated with having a website. Your website should not be something that is taken lightly – because in today’s technology driven society it is becoming clear that the use of the internet is taking over conventional methods of people searching for business and information.

For this reason I have decided to write this short post and a few more posts to follow, which will have the main aim as to highlight the advantages connected to having a website set up. These reasons will help you to understand the need for you to have a website and if you require further information or if you have any questions then please feel free to contact us and we will gladly assist you.

Professionalism – First off lets start with the reason of Professionalism, by having a website you’re able to show case and advertise your services, specialties, history etc, and this information can be very useful to prospective clients who are searching and considering a number of companies.

World Wide Exposure – A website can be viewed from just about any where in the world, and for most businesses this is a major benefit as it gives the business a far larger reach. Even if you business is aimed at targeting the local market, exposure nationally and international can without a doubt have it’s benefits.

Branding and Lead Generation – Branding and advertising your business should be on your list of top priorities and a website will help any business build it’s reputation in the market as well as give the business a major step by over competitors who are not online, at the end of the day you will be able to achieve leads with your website and make contact with clients interested in your services/products.

If you are interested in getting a website created and set up for your business then take a look at the Stallion Hosting 2011 Website Package, the package is aimed at getting local businesses online.

These are just three simple reasons why you need a website, more informative posts on this topic will follow.

Daniel Hall

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WordPress Updates are Important

Keeping WordPress up to date is becoming more important by the day. Many people ask “why is it important to update WordPress?” and there are many reasons, the main reason being security.

Why do I need to update WordPress?

As with most online ventures there is always the risk of attacks, which can be extremely dangerous – especially if whole websites are deleted. Your WordPress website or blog needs to be updated with the latest versions to decrease the risk of these attacks. The developers of WordPress monitor vulnerabilites and work to always try and prevent attacks, and they do this using updates of the WordPress platform.

Despite these obstacles, occasionally a hacker finds a weakness in your defenses and breaks into the castle. They might find a lose stone in the wall or find a way to dig under the castle into the courtyard. You can defend you blog from 99 different types of attacks, but it only takes that one hundredth unprotected way to allow someone to break through.

When a new type of attack is found the WordPress teams will investigate and create a patch for the vulnerability, and this patch is then issued to WordPress users in the form of updates. That’s when you get the message on your dashboard asking you to update.

Different types of WordPress Updates

Each WordPress update has a release number, such as 3.0 or 3.0.1. These numbers give you information about how major the update is, as well as give the developers a way to track what changes were made in which releases. The farther the number is to the left, the more serious the update is.

If the first number has changed, like from 1.0 to 2.0, this indicates a major change in the software. The developers might have rewritten major parts of the code or restructured how it works internally. This type of update can sometimes be tricky to handle since it usually involves updating your database or the way your files are structured. You should back up your blog before any update, but especially before this type of update.

The second number, or rather the first number after the dot, refers to a less major, yet still significant update to the software. It indicates that there have probably been some minor bugs fixed or a few small features added. You’re less likely to have problems when doing this type of update.

The third number, or the number after the second dot, refers to a small change in the software. This type of update is usually only released when a bug or security vulnerability needs to be fixed right away. Otherwise, they would wait to include the changes in one of the other types of updates.

Always ensure you back up your files before updating your sites, and if you are interested in researching a new update before doing the actual update on WordPress then simply Google the update or head over to the WordPress website.

Daniel Hall

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StallionHosting.com Video Testimonial – Kenton Maxwell

Adding videos like this to our blog certainly makes us feel very proud. Below is a video testimonial sent to us by our client Kenton Maxwell.

Video testimonial from our client Kenton Maxwell. Kenton first joined Stallion Hosting and signed up for our basic web hosting package before upgrading to the Mare Package.

We would like to thank Kenton for making this video and we are proud to be his web host.

If you are looking for website hosting, domain name registration, reseller hosting, website design etc then contact us today!

Contact Stallion Hosting:

Website: http://www.stallionhosting.com
Blog: http://www.webhostingpro.co.za

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Daniel Hall

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