How to connect to PPTP VPN server from a Windows machine (Windows 7 as an example)

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For some reasons, you may need use VPN service.  If you do not have a VPN provider, you can install your own PPTP VPN server on Linux machines in about 5 minutes. This post gives step-by-step guide on how to install and configure a PPTP VPN server  on Redhat, CentOS and Ubuntu. It should also ...

How to install your own VPN server in 5 mins (PPTP on CentOS, RedHat and Ubuntu)

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Virtual Private Network (VPN) is the most effective way to bypass access control, the censorship, and network spying. It is also a safe way to connect to the internet to protect your privacy. It is usually better than using web proxy.For example,  when you are on a business visit to Asia, very likely,  you are ...

5 efficient ways to advertise your free hosting services for free (and without using any social media)

5 efficient ways to advertise your free hosting services for free (and without using any social media)

As a free hosting provider, you budget is always tight.  Even if you have a deep pocket, you may still try to find some free lunch.The good news is that there are many different ways to advertise your hosting services without spending a single cent. No, I am not talking about social media (twitter, facebook, ...

How to create a 404 page?

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404 page can be your invisible cash cow!. As I mentioned in the previous post on how to use popup ads wisely for your free hosting services, you can put some ads on a 404 page.404 page refers to the "Page not found". When a page is requested, your web server will serve the page ...

How to use popup ads wisely?

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Some consultants may tell you as a free hosting provider, you should stay away from popup or pop-under ads, because such ads may drive genuine users away.This is not always correct, at least it is often misleading. Using popup ads wisely can monetize your traffic without affecting genuine users.Yes, you should not put popup ads ...

5 rules to find a perfect domain name for your free hosting service

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Most people believes that a good domain can attract and retain users for your free hosting services.  But what is a good domain name?Here are 5 rules you should follow to find a perfect domain for your website, especially free hosting sites.Rule #1: Use meaningful words, or keywords in your niche. Meaningful words are easy to ...

How to find a reliable free hosting provider? 4 questions you need ask yourself

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When you hunt around for a free hosting provider, You will find that finding a reliable free hosting provider is not an easy task.But before checking free hosting providers, you need ask yourself a few questions to avoid future disappointment.#1 What resources do I need? The common error most free hosting users make is looking for ...

Top 5 Adsense rules for free hosting providers

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In the how to make money from your free hosting service post, I told you there are many ways to generate revenue to offset your cost. Google Adsense is the first choice of many free hosting providersAdsense usually can  generate reasonable revenues for your free hosting service. As Google does not require minimum traffic, and ...

How to choose a dedicated server provider? Top 5 golden rules!

How to choose a dedicated server provider? Top 5 golden rules!

For most hosting providers, after the first initial growth period, you will find your reseller hosting account is not sufficient, as I discussed in a previous post on whether a reseller account is sufficient for you.Then, you need a dedicated server.There are so many dedicated server providers. Therefore, a lot of free hosting providers chose ...

Is reseller hosting sufficient for your free hosting business?

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When you start your free hosting business, the cash is always a constraint, at least for most people. As I mentioned in a previous post of Checklist for Free Hosting Providers, you need prepare sufficient cash for at least a few months.The budget limitation may force you to give up dedicated hosting and choose reseller ...