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Hey there ! My name is and I like to blog about building websites and setting up new blogs, optimizing websites with wordpress plugins and scripts , I like to write about cool gadgets and SEO & Internet marketing. Yes thats Me! :) . You can find me on + here. I love tinkering around with html , wordpress an finding ways to promote and rank blogs on Google ,Bing and Yahoo search engines. I am also on a journey on finding out how to make money from websites ,so I will share my wisdom and hope you can also learn something from it. So welcome to my domain and I hope I can be of some help to you on your blogging journey.

Do I need a SSL certificate for my website?

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Yes you do need a SSL certificate if you want your website or blog to be more secure. In fact it has been said that having a SSSL certificate can also help your ranking in Google just a wee bit more.

 

What does SSL stand for ?

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer

The most visual proof of having a SSL certificate is that your url starts with “https” rather than “http” and it will often have a green padlock icon in your browser, indicating your data is being transferred securely over the internet and no one can eavesdrop into your confidential data while its being transmitted.

Saying that normal websites are also secure, but ssl just gives that added bit of protection from hackers. If you have an online shop, ecommerce store or a big website then its worth investing in SSL. The price for this start from a small price of $5.99 to $89.99 and more depending on what package you take.

Why do prices range for $5 to so high for SSL Certificates ?

Domain Validated (DV), simply verifies that you have the rights to put a certificate on a website. ( The cheaper prices for SSL certificate just do this part, and so you can get a https for a cheaper price).Read at bottom for other validations that are also available as part of your SSL certificate.

What is SSL Certificate

The Certificate Authorities (CAs) like Symantec, Comodo, GeoTrust, Thawte, Verisign and Geotrust are giant SSL Certificate providers which offers Domain Validation, Organization or Business Validation and Extended Validation certificates.

The companies Comodo and Symantec have very extensive reseller networks and hey are many companies reselling for them. Thawte is company that has been around in this niche for a very long time.

The quick process of installing a SSL certificate

1. You buy the SSL certificate

2. Complete whatever verification steps you need ( need some detailed info).

3. Download your key.

4. Install it ( this can take the most time)

5. You can completely forget about it until renewal time.

Some providers of SSL certificates

1. SSL.com (https://www.ssl.com/) .They have a free 90 days SSL Certificate and after that it cost around $50 per year.

2. Godaddy.com ( they have the cheap prices from $5.99 to higher end security from $89.99)

3. Thawte.com (https://www.thawte.com/)

4. SSL2buy (https://www.ssl2buy.com/)

5. Verisign ( https://www.verisign.com)

You need an SSL Certificate if…


You have an online store or accept online orders and credit cards.

You need to comply with privacy and security requirements.
You value confidentiality and want users to trust you!
Your business partners login to confidential information on an extranet.
You have offices that share confidential information over an intranet.
You process sensitive data such as addresses, banking details or other sensitive personal information.

Benefits of SSL:
Customer confidence in the integrity and security of your online business
Keep your online transactions confidential
99.3% compatibility with all browsers
128 bit strong encryption SSL

Non-forgeable proof of your Website identity
Ideal and low cost for securing your web server.

What does a SSL certificate actually do ?

1. It confirms that the website really is who it claims to be.
2. That credit card numbers, etc are encrypted and cannot be intercepted.
3. That the data sent and received cannot be tampered with or forged.

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Didn’t get enough of SSL Info ( Read on…)

There are 3 levels of verification of the requester

· Domain Validated (DV), simply verifies that you have the rights to put a certificate on a website.

· Organization validated (OV), verifies that you are a registered company

· Extended Validation (EV), verifies that your company is in good standing, that there is a named point of contact and some other industry agreed upon steps.

SSL’s are only valid for the common name for which they were issued. For example, secure.mdomain.tld is not the same to an SSL as mydomain.tld. Godaddy offers multi-domain SSL which should cover subdomains as well.

Security for my site and its sub domains: The Wildcard SSL certificate (starts at $42) is an ideal choice to secure unlimited numbers of sub domains.

Want to secure multiple websites: Some certificate authorities are offering multi domain SSL certificate (starts at $45) that can secure up to 100 multiple web sites.

Does go daddy still issue renewal coupons in 2016

To cut a long story short, they do not – but the good news  and bad news is that  there is another way to get cheaper renewal rates for your domain names with godaddy. Read my story on my hunt for renewal coupons below …

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My February hunt for go daddy renewal coupons for 2016

These renewal coupons for godaddy seems scarce or then non-existent in the online world, so I have done a bit of hunting myself to get you to the prize I Hope. The thing is why would a company give discounts to already existing customers, well most wouldn’t. But some companies do it to increase their goodwill.

GoDaddy renewal coupon codes on February 2016

Let’s see if we can find any godaddy renewal coupons for 2016.

Hey i found one!!

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Managed to find this one… Yeha  its the sme

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So though I would give this a whirl (no luck)

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Even though I had a good amount in my shopping cart at that time (look below)

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so i continued my hunt,

I went to retailme-nut and could not find any renewal coupons there as well

Then I found this coupon

GoDaddy 35% off coupon code – IAP35NEWC

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(ohh bugger) The promotional code you entered is expired or Inactive.

Apparently what godaddy has done has created a special way to give low rates on renewals and new domain names. You have to join their

Discount domain club.

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This Discount Domain Club is a new loyalty rewards program from Go Daddy. Customers who pay the yearly fee to join the club get special promotions and reduced prices on domain renewals.

This is an example of what you can expect as discounts when joining this club

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It’s not much, but it’s something to reduce your cost – if you have a lot of domains in your domain name panel ( this Was the good news)

Link here – https://au.godaddy.com/domains/discount-domains.aspx

So I decided to check it out myself the discount club,

Here is what they offer for the 12 month $14.84 Month price ( this is the bad news – you have to pay )

· Industry-low prices on new domains, transfers and renewals

· FREE Cash Parking Premium ($17.99 value)

· FREE Go Daddy Auctions Membership ($7.99 value)

Obviously if you go for a longer period, the monthly price gets lower. So if you have many domains in your go daddy management panel, this will definitely help keep prices down.

So turns out the bad news is not so bad , as you will still manage to save some money if you have a lot of domain names

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Domain cash parking  – what is domain parking ?

Domain names can be parked before a web site is ready for launching. Many unused domains receive traffic from users who type those domain names directly into their browser address bar. If you own domains with this type of organic direct navigation traffic, you can be earning  revenue by just parking it  with your domain provider or a domain parking service.

Go daddy offers this service – what they do is put ads on your domain main page for people  to click on and you get some revenue  depending on how much traffic comes to your domain.

What is SSL certificates ?

If you are looking to run a Ecommerce website  or On-line shop security is of high importance to you as well as your customers. A SSL certificate improves your website security.

Benefits of SSL certificate

  • Safely accept credit cards on your website
  • Make sure your customers feel safe
  • 24/7 Support  provided by godaddy
  • Boosts your site’s Google ranking
  • EV SSL turns browser bar green

Current offer: 25% off Standard SSL Certificates from GoDaddy!

A Honest Blogger Review of the Hostgator Baby Shared Hosting Plan

Summary:

Hostgator is one of the best shared hosting providers with their Baby plan being my favourite as it lets you host multiple Websites.

One of the main key factors a blogger has to take into account, is finding a reliable web hosting provider which can play a very important role in the daily running of your blog. A good hosting company should be able to offer you no less than 99% uptime, great customer support and enough space in case you intend to expand your website.

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If your web host is not reliable, then you can expect that the quality and performance of your site will be greatly affected. It is therefore important to find a quality Web host. While there are many reputable web hosting providers in the market, Hostgator tops my list as one of the best hosting providers among others and rightly so as you will see. So let me share my review on one of Hostgator’s best shared hosting plan – the Hostgator Baby Plan.

What is shared hosting ?

Shared web hosting service is a web hosting service where many websites run by different people reside on one web server and are connected to the Internet. This is generally the most economical option for hosting, as the overall cost of server maintenance is distributed over many customers. Its like a builder selling apartments or houses in a group which was built by him , the prices are a little more affordable than a standalone new house most of the time

The Hostgator Baby Plan: Review and Feature List

Besides Hostgator Baby Plan, Hostgator offers two other shared hosting plans: Hatchling plan and Business plan. Hatchling plan supports hosting for a single domain name, whereas the Business plan supports hosting for multiple domain names. So it goes without saying that if you have one blog, then Hostgator Hatchling plan is most suitable, while the Business plan is suitable if you have multiple blogs.

Hostgator Baby Plan like the Business plan supports multiple domain names. The difference is Baby plan is cheaper than Business plan. However, this could be because the Business plan has additional features, such as you get your own toll free number, a free dedicated IP and more.

Hostgator Baby Plan features:

· Unlimited domain hosting

· Unlimited disk space and bandwidth

· Unlimited sub domains, Email accounts and FTP Accounts

· 99.9% Uptime guarantee

· Instant Backups

· Unlimited MYSQL databases

· Easy to use Control Panel (cPanel)

· IP deny Manager (Security)

· Hotlink protection (Security)

· Ecommerce features, such as Shared SSL, CubeCart and ZenCart.

· Control panel features include instant forums, instant blogs, instant Formmail, instant portals, redirect URL and more.

· 24/7 Customer Support

Hostgator Baby plans also supports web-hosting features such as Ruby on Rails, Python, Perl, PHP 5, Fast CGI, Cron, Curl and more.

The cPanel dashboard is user-friendly and there is a Live chat support available 24/7. You can also contact Hosgtagor on their customer support hotline: 1-866-96-GATOR.

One of the main issues you do not want to have to deal with is a website with errors. Hostgator has an Error logs feature that will help keep your website free from errors. You will particularly like the Hotlinking feature, which is one of personal favourites, as this feature prevents others from stealing your images.

The Plan Pricing:

Hostgator offers tenure of up to 3 years. You can choose hosting for less than 3 years. There is for one month, 6 months, 1 year and 2 years. Hostgator offers 20% discount, but you can use this exclusive Hostgator Discount Coupon to get a 30% discount on your final bill.

Choose Your Plan And Get Started Today

For example, 2 year of hosting with 30% discount coupon will cost you $150.36 instead of the standard $214.80. Similarly, you can buy the 1 year or 3-year plan and use the 30% discount coupon to save up on your total costs.

Here is a list of the pricing for all the shared hosting plans based on a monthly basis.

· Hatchling: Perfect for single blog (4.95$/mo)

· Baby Plan: Perfect for multiple Blogs ( 7.95$/mo)

· Business: Multiple Blogs + Private IP + Toll free Number (12.95$/mo)

Apart from Bluehost  which is my other preferred website company, I personally recommend Hostgator’s Baby Hosting plan, because you can add the Private IP feature for only $2/month, and with their Live chat support, you will not really need the Toll-free number.

So far, my experience with Hostgator has been great and I hope that this review helps you decide the hosting plan that best works for you. My personal recommendation is Baby Plan; however, you may opt for any other plan if you feel it will serve your needs better.

buy your website plan today and get started

So is it black friday at Godaddy Australia ?

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The internet online is going crazy with black-friday sales and online website deals are anywhere from 30% to 75% off the normal prices. Go daddy has already discounted prices going on ($1hosting + free domain name) , (99 cent domain names) and it cant get any cheaper than that , but they have put their best foot forward and also offering  special domain name for black Friday! –>

Called!

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[ Deals + Coupon code Links updated in post for 2016 – 24 Jan 2016]

With hundreds of new domain extensions being released like .guru  .asia  .xyz .club and so many more, finding an address that fits your business is easier than ever.

What is .blackfriday

Gear up for this year’s biggest shopping day with a .blackfriday website.

Available now!

Starting at $72.99

$14.99*/yr

PRICES FOR WEBSITE NAMES

(Typical prices for domain names – price may change)

GoDaddy is a publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. As of 2014, GoDaddy was said to have had more than 59 million domain names under management, making it the world’s largest ICANN-accredited registrar. Wikipedia

Founder: Bob Parsons

Founded: 1997

They also offer

SSL CERTIFICATES – Like an online security guard that never takes a break. Ever.( price $89.99/YR)

Australian Domain Names (.com.au)

Godaddy has also started offering .com. au domain names  and a 2 year term  purchase is required for a total of $22.90 to qualify  for this special offer. ( we always recommend paying for at least a 2 or 3 year term to lock in rising prices for hosting or domain name)

1 year – $11.45 .COM.AU ( anyone would say fair dinkum to that )

find your.com.au domian name

Special deals for Australians $1.99 AUD  per month website builder  + with free domain name

Need a domain name for  facebook , twiiter, Linked in or tumblr ?

Now with godaddy  you can purchase a domain and use it to forward it to  facebook page  , twitter , linked in  or tumblr.

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Example –  Diana used to send people to Facebook.com/Diana.flower.shop.5 to see her page. Then she registered Dianaflowershop.com and pointed it to her Facebook page with a single click. Now people just type in that domain name and go to her facebook business page

GET A CUSTOM DOMAIN, THEN CONNECT IT TO YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE WITH ONE CLICK.

Simply sign in to your GoDaddy account, click on the Manage button next to DOMAINS. Click on Manage Connection under the domain you want to forward and select or enter the new destination. Change it as often as you like – the whole process only takes about two minutes.

  • Pointing your personal domain to your Facebook or LinkedIn page is a great way to build your online presence, especially if you’re not ready to build your own website. You’ll always control what your visitors see when they go to www.yourname.com. A personal domain is a great choice for businesses as well. It allows you to control every aspect of your brand – even the address you give to your customers.

search for a domain name australian .co.uk or american .com

How can you use your domain name for linked in ?

Example – Sally used to send people to linkedin.com/in/sallypreston to see her page. Then she registered sallypreston.com and pointed it to her LinkedIn profile with a single click.

How can you use your domain name for Twitter ?

Lily used send people to twitter.com/sallysBikeShop to see her feed. Then she registered sallysBikeShop.com and pointed it to her Twitter with a single click.

Register YourName.com then point it to any website, blog or page you control.

  1. Forward it to your Twitter feed with a single click.
  2. Change where it takes visitors any time.

Get some more deals over here. Wish you luck  & happy Black friday and cyber Monday deal hunting !!

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A little bit more about godaddy :

Go Daddy, the world’s largest provider ofweb hosting and domain names, announced on sep 5 2012 its newest domain offering – com.au, net.au and org.au domain names. This  addition of Go Daddy bolstered the list of accredited .au Registrars to 38 and demonstrated the .au marketplace remains strong and competitive due to limited registrars being admitted.

According to the ZDNet, the official expansion of the company has taken place after using Australia as one of its four-tier test beds.

According to Opptrends, GoDaddy runs call centres in U.S., Europe and Asia. The Arizona-based unit serves the Australian market. Until GoDaddy started supporting payments in Australian dollar, customers in Australia used to make payments in U.S. dollar.

Promo Discount Codes & Coupons for Godaddy 

93% Savings On .COM Domain

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35% Off New Products

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How to get a email set up with your website domain name

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Many people register a www.domain.name – set up a website, but never use their domain-name email address which is available for free to them. The reason why many people don’t do this varies – some don’t know that this is available to them, while some think it is too hard to set up.

Simple tutorial: Get Free Email with your Domain name

What would you think of a person who is trying to do business with you and emails you from a Gmail or hotmail/yahoo mail address. It is reasonable to think that you would possibly give more importance to a person who actually emails you with and email-address like jack@digitalgrog.com.au rather than a free service like jack@yahoomail.com or jack @gmail.com.

Many people don’t understand the importance of you custom email address until they start using this, a e-mail with your own website address definitely looks more professional and trustworthy than a free email service. It also shows that you have taken the trouble to purchase a website , which adds another factor of authenticity and reassurance.

 

Gettingbuy domain name with email a custom email is even easier today with domain names available for as low as $1 and wordpress hosting for websites going for as low as $3.49 a month. This makes it not only easier to get a website started but also get your custom email name/address.

There are still many people out here who only buy a domain name to get a respectable looking email-address attached to it which they can use for communication.

 

Here are some Domain and hosting providers that give you a free Email with your domain name and hosting account.

The fact of the matter is when you have spent money to buy a domain name, then why not use it and get yourself looking professional in your email communication with others. When you send a email to another person from your own website domain name it also shows trust , as only you or people you trust will be able to use your that website mail address.

Below I will show you what it’s all about when we use terms like Forwarding emails , Set up email servers, POP 3 and SMTP. But really you don’t need to know the more technical terms like pop 3 and smtp as the process of forwarding your emails are pretty straightforward.

So what is email forwarding

While we all would like to have our very own custom email-addy, we still want the comfort of our gmail or Hotmail for daily use. This is where the above email providers come in, they have made it easy to just set it up so that you can just forward all your emails you get at jack@mywebsitename.com to forward to jack@gmail.com  or yahoo or hotmail which is what you use for everyday checking of mails.

IF you are looking for any of the following solutions

  • Forwarding email server , pop 3 smtp register
  • Buy domain name with email
  • Domain name email hosting
  • Email with domain name

Then the guide below will be able to help you

How to setup your email with your domain name

This process is done in two parts, first setting up your domain name and second forwarding it to your Hotmail or Gmail address.

I will below show you how to set up your email a/c and forwarding on godaddy hosting , as I have a hosting account with them (among many others) and they are pretty good with a wide range of services available in one place.

Login to godaddy.com ( or get a hosting account/domain name first)

1. Login to Godaddy admin panel

2 godaddy email

2. Click on manage

1 clickon manage button after login

3. Click on activate email if not already activated

3. activate your email if not activated

4. Once email propogated ,it will show here

4 create an email ac now

5.a If not propogated, create a free account

5 a Cerate or Select free account

5b optional Create a new email-a/c

5 b box to enter details for creation cerate

5.c Select your option while creating email-account

5. Enter details in box and create you have these options

6. Additional options (auto reply  etc)

6. set up additonal options like auto reply etc

7.Forwarding (Click to create forwarding and enter details to activate this  )

7 forward youremail address

This is the simple way of adding and forwarding email via go daddy admin panel. If you want more information, you can always visit the support links on godaddy for (To Add an Email Account to a Domain) and ( To Set up an Email Forwarding Address) or contact them on phone.

How to setup  a email with your domain name and blog with bluehost

Create a new email account :
  1. Log into your Bluehost Control Panel.
  2. Open the Email Accounts tool, located in the Mail section of the cPanel.
  3. create emailaccount on bluehost cpanel
  4. In the “Email:” text box type the User you would like to create an email address for
  5. In  the “Password:” text box type the Password you would like this User to have.
  6. Creating email accounts for parked or addon domains
  7. The “Password Strength:” meter will tell if the password you have entered is strong enough. We highly recommend you use a strong password. For more information on this subject? Please see our Knowledgebase article on
  8. In the “Password (Again):” text box type the Same Password you used above to confirm that they are the same. If the passwords do not match please carefully retype the password into both boxes again.
  9. The “Mailbox quota (optional):” text box is used to specify the amount of your overall hosting storage that will be allocated for that specific email account. The default that should be listed is 250 MB. You can increase or decrease this number as you desire.
  10. Once the User, Password, and Quota are all accurate; simply click the “Create Account” button.

Go to bluehost over here to create your domain-email account.

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