Choose the Type of Hosting you Need

Choose the Type of Hosting you Need

Michael Holding What types of hosting are available? There are three main types of hosting: shared hosting, dedicated hosting and Virtual Private Server hosting.   Shared Hosting The most common hosting option for individuals and small businesses is shared hosting.  Shared hosting means many different sites, thousands, all on the same server (computer).  For low traffic sites, this is often a good way to go as the cost is low.  However, your site is competing for resources with all the other sites on the server.  And, there is a chance that malicious software could travel from another site on the server to your site. This entry on Wikipedia gives more information on shared hosting. Dedicated Hosting Dedicated hosting is just as it sounds, a single server hosting a single website.  Dedicated hosting is more expensive, but you’re getting a lot more for that money: All the resources of a single computer powering your website. This entry on Wikipedia gives more information on dedicated hosting. Virtual Private Server Hosting VPS hosting is more complex.  What you’re paying for is the cumulative resources of many computers networked together, acting as a single server.  One advantage to VPS is you can scale from small to large websites without the need to switch servers.  Typically VPS hosting rates are hourly rather than monthly. This entry on Wikipedia gives more information on VPS hosting. Pod Creative's Dedicated Managed Hosting We offer dedicated, managed, Canadian based hosting for your website at $30 CAD per month. This includes regular required WordPress core, theme, and plugin updates, daily backups, 24/7 tech support and unlimited storage. We will...
Tickets to Y2K Spitfire Homecoming Gala Almost Sold Out

Tickets to Y2K Spitfire Homecoming Gala Almost Sold Out

The Gala Banquet on August 8th draws closer and tickets are going quickly.  With only 50 tickets remaining, your opportunity to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime historic event is almost over.  The banquet will be held in #14 Hangar at 19 Wing Comox, the home of 442 Squadron. Our guest of honor will be Wing Commander Stocky Edwards, a WWII veteran.  The Y2K Spitfire aircraft will be in the hangar for viewing, as will a Vampire aircraft which is another aircraft that Stocky flew.   Stocky welcomed Dave Hadfield to the valley on Tuesday, July 31st when the Y2K Spitfire landed at 19 Wing in Comox.  You can watch a quick video of the event here. Pilot Dave Hadfield flew the Spitfire said it is a wonderful airplane to fly. “When you talk to the guys who flew it in World War II, guys like Stocky, they have kind of a reverent tone. Sometimes there’s sadness when they think of all the friends that they lost, but talking about the airplane itself, there is a respect and reverence in their voice. “Now that I’ve flown it, I get...
World Cup Pool Fundraiser for the Comox Valley Foodbank

World Cup Pool Fundraiser for the Comox Valley Foodbank

World Cup Pool Fundraiser for the Comox Valley Foodbank Our great friends at Sure Courtenay Copy Centre are hosting their third World Cup Soccer Pool as a fundraiser for the Comox Valley Foodbank and Pod Creative is proud to be a sponsor. In order to participate, you will be asked to make a $5 donation online to register. 100% of the funds donated will be issued directly to the Comox Valley Foodbank at the end of the campaign. Please join in on the fun an share with your friends, family and colleagues.  The World Cup Starts June 15th! Will you join us and have a chance to win great prizes and support the Food Bank? Signup Online: www.worldcuppool.ca Michael Holding Pod Creative Tired of never ending website updates? Pod Creative offers dedicated, managed hosting for $30/month.  That means you never have to worry about the next update. Read more about our hosting...
The Must-Have Tools to Run Your Digital Agency Like a Boss

The Must-Have Tools to Run Your Digital Agency Like a Boss

Michael Holding The ClickTime Blog is an excellent resource for ways to increase productivity, develope leadership and improve employee performance. We’re frequent visitors and suggest you have a look around  – https://www.clicktime.com/blog Pieter Vorster The key to running a successful agency is to not let it run you. Your job — in addition to providing great value for your clients — is to make sure that operations, billing, HR, etc., are working like a well-oiled machine. We’ve put together a list of tools and technology to help you focus on the things that make your agency successful and stay focused on your customers. Time Tracking Software As a digital agency, it all boils down to how you and your team spend, bill, and manage time. While some agencies may have started with (or may still be using) an Excel spreadsheet to track hours, it can be quite painful to maintain accurate data — especially as you grow. Because every minute counts in an agency environment, you’ll want to get your time-tracking technology squared away quickly. But, what are some of the things you might want in a time tracking platform? Let’s have a look! Easy Timesheets You want something that’s user-friendly for everyone on the team, and offers a mobile app, automated time tracking features, and easy-to-access reports and visual summaries of timesheet approvals and completion. If it’s not easy, your team won’t accurately track their time. Agency Insights Tracking time worked on projects is simple. What is much more interesting, is how employee time affects agency operations. Beyond just having visibility into how long something took and the associated billable hours, it’s important to understand:...
Brands That Use AI To Enhance Marketing – Infographic

Brands That Use AI To Enhance Marketing – Infographic

Michael Holding 16best.net is a team that is dedicated to researching products that customers are looking for,  while also helping you make the right choice when making a purchase.  We encourage you to read their blog and view their infographics. Pieter Vorster Modern Uses Of Artificial Intelligence In Business     We have all watched movies that have portrayed futuristic visions of a world where artificial intelligence has become a reality. Although we are not quite at this stage yet, there is no denying that artificial intelligence has come a long way, and this technology is now seeing widespread use in today’s world of business and industry.     For those who don’t know, AI is a set of programming and algorithms that is supposed to emulate human behaviour or perform human tasks. The basis behind this type of technology is that a computer or AI can perform complex sums and tasks in a fraction of the time that a human could. Furthermore, AI technology can cope with a greater volume of information. In short, if data processing could be combined with actual machinelearning, the robots could be much more efficient and faster than a human.     As you will see in the infographic below, there are many examples of AI usage in business today. For example, the multimedia streaming service Netflix uses AI technology to provide a personalised service to its customers. The AI system will analyse what programs and films a user has watched, and create a tailored recommendation list to suit. Lowe’s use AI in their stores in the form of a robotic helper that assists shoppers...

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