West Hills Web

Is Your Web Developer Holding You Hostage?

Is-Your-Web-Developer-Holding-You-HostageThis might seem like a strange question, but is your web developer holding you hostage?

Here’s a more troubling question: How would you know, either way???

So let me give you a little background, and within about 3 minutes, you’ll know the answer to both questions.

For you to have a website for your local business, you basically need three major pieces:

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Websites For Local Businesses

Websites-For-Local-BusinessesWebsites for local businesses are a bit different than websites for national or global companies.

Do you own a local business? If you do, then you probably already know that websites for local businesses need to be different than, say, Amazon.com or Facebook. But what are those differences, and why do they matter to you?

1) Websites for Local Businesses are more personality-driven

Your local business website is your opportunity to be just a little bit famous, and frankly it’s high time that you were.

You provide a good service or a quality product. You care about your customers. You always do a good job. You know your stuff, and you know that anyone who doesn’t hire you or buy from you is frankly going to miss out on getting his problem solved or his real needs fulfilled.

You know your customers and your customers know you. You ought to have a website that

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Why Web Hosting Is NOT Your Most Important Decision

Web-Hosting-Is-NOT-Your-Most-Important-DecisionThis may sound a little bit crazy, but your web hosting company is NOT the most important decision you should be making right now.

Honestly, deciding where to host your website is easy.

You want a place that offers incredibly boring, reliable and standard computers. You want industry standard tools to manage your website. You want excellent tech support when you have questions or issues, and you want it all for cheap.

Honestly, that’s easy. Just host your website here.

More important than your web hosting company is what you actually DO with your website. Because, after all is said and done, if your website doesn’t help you get more

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Woodland Hills, CA Web Hosting

Woodland-Hills-CA-Web-HostingThe thing about web hosting is that it doesn’t need to be local. Even if you list in Chatsworth, California, and you’re looking for local Chatsworth CA Web Hosting, what you really need is a facility that is built to withstand just about any kind of disaster.

You want a web host with…

  • Redundant power sources
  • A secure Data Center
  • Hundreds of knowledgeable tech support staff
  • Standard control panel so you can self-manage your website.
  • A 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • And a company that stands behind every service it provides.

That’s why you want to go with

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San Fernando Valley Web Hosting

Do you live in the San Fernando Valley? And are you looking for local web hosting?

At the northern part of Los Angeles Country, the San Fernando Valley is a hub of business and residential activity. If you were to choose a “capital” of the San Fernando Valley, it would have to be Van Nuys, where we have a court house, federal buildings, and more. And if you had to pick a business center, it would have to be Warner Center in Woodland Hills.With over 2,000,000 residents, if it were a state, it would be larger than 12 other states, including Hawaii and Idaho. It’s a pretty busy and bustling place.

But the SFV is not a city or state of its own. It’s an area that is actually made up of several cities.

The San Fernando Valley stretches from Burbank on the east, past Van Nuys, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, West Hills, Panorama City, Northridge, Granada Hills, Porter Ranch and Chatsworth.

Knowing all of that, where is the best place to actually host your website? Should you

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How To Log Into Google Apps Email

How-To-Log-Into-Google-Apps-EmailGot Google Apps handling your email?

Lucky you. I use it too. (Here’s why I use Google Apps for Email).

So now you need to know how to set it up. Here’s how to do that.

Before we get started, though, let me explain a few things. Google is acting as your email server. That means that you will typically use some program (like Outlook or Thunderbird) to actually fetch, read, and send your email. So, you’ll see the instructions for how to set those up in the videos below.

On the other hand, you might just want to log in directly to a page on your browser to get your mail. That’s fine, too. And, if you follow my advice here, you’ll set it all up using something called IMAP, which means that all of the mail you receive will be

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