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 ...

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 make money from your free hosting services?

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Starting the free service is easy, but making it profitable is difficult. As I mentioned in previous article, starting free WordPress hosting, or starting free web proxy, does not need any fancy scripts and tools. But how many people do make meaningful profit? Before you start to provide free web services, it is important to realize ...

Checklist for free hosting providers

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Maybe, every second, there is a new free hosting provider going online. But sadly, free hosting providers bite the dust at a similar speed. If the free hosting business had been planned well, the outcome should have been different.A sensible business plan is essential for a successful free hosting business. If you cannot see where ...

How Free Hosting Works

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Your grandma may tell you if it is too good to be true, it usually is.Yes, there is no free lunch in hosting industry.  If the hosting is given to you freely, it just means the free hosting provider can get revenue from other sources.Currently, most free hosting providers generate revenue from two major sources: ...