Does your website need an IP Address?? Does it really matter?
Written by Domenic Macchione
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So above paragraph does not really say which is better, even though I would prefer my own dedicated IP for my Website. Other advantages to having a unique IP for your site is if you change servers, you can point your users to a new IP, so they don't have to wait for domain name change to propagate. With a dedicated static IP, it can also be simpler to upload and test your site before transferring domain name to a new server. Setting up Secure sockets (SSL) is also much simpler. You may also not want to share your IP with some sites that could lead to your site being banned by search engines or spam lists. Itís more stable having your own dedicated IP for your Website.
Now debate is always about search engines optimization but here is my belief; if you get added benefits of search engine optimization that would be great as well. Donít be fooled by hosting companies that do not want to provide you a static IP for you site, or charge extra for it. Donít listen to excuses about shortage of IPís and that they are not needed. My company ( www.Rebelnetworks.com ) offers dedicated static IP for every website, and dedicated server we host. The reality is it costs them more money to provide this type of service with a static dedicated IPís per site and thus they most hosting companies donít provide them. When your ready to host you business, or if you already have a business on line but want extra benefits ask for a dedicated IP address for your website.
Domenic is co-founder of Rebel Networks. Rebel Networks is a leading provider of outsourced Internet infrastructure and related managed web solutions. Rebel Networks services include the provision of managed dedicated servers, unmanaged collocation services, domain names services, & shared web hosting solutions. All backed by a 100% SLA visit www.rebelnetworks.com
How to create an RSS feed
Written by Allan Burns
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The latest news on widgets
The body of file is made up of news items. Each news item is enclosed in item tag and comprises of a title, a description and a published date. The date needs to be in format shown in example below.
Which is best Widget to?
In this article we discuss release of several new widgets, but which is best widget.
Sun, 20 Mar 2005 14:38:50 GMT
You can have as many items in feed as you like but many webmasters just show 10 most recent items to keep bandwidth usage down and also so not to overwhelm end user with too many items.
Finally file is ended with closing channel tag and a closing RSS tag.
I have covered basic tags to create an RSS file, there are other tags that can be used and these are explained in RSS 2.0 specification.
Once you have created your file you will need to verify it is ok, to do this upload file to your server and then go to this validator to validate file. Your file is now ready. Now anyone can subscribe to your feed just by pointing their RSS reader to your RSS file.
That is basics covered. I will be covering other areas in future articles as there is far too much information to fit into a single article.
Allan is the webmaster at http://www.newsniche.com an RSS resource for webmasters. Learn how to use RSS to attract and retain visitors to your site.