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15Jan/16Off

Buying from Aliexpress using Debit Card

I found a simple but not so obvious solution when having problem pay for my purchase at Aliexpress.

I tried using CIMB Kwik and RBH debit cards. Both to no avail. Both of the times I selected Mastercard as the payment option.

It was scratching my head. I tried to call the cards' call centres but I had listen to the on-hold music for way too long.

So after many many tries, I had the idea to try and choose the Maestro option for the payment - and all of a sudden, my RBH card went through...

Alhamdulillah.

Jadi, jika anda ada masalah membuat bayaran di Aliexpress, cuba pilih Maestro dan bukan Mastercard atau Visa sebagai pilihan kad. Selamat mencuba.

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11Jun/15Off

Most expensive domain names

Do you know what are the most expensive domain names ever sold?

Check out this list below:

domain prices

Do you have some interesting ideas for domain names? Search now. Who knows you could be lucky the name is still available.

17Apr/15Off

Prices of the Highest 5-Letter Domain Sale

I have been getting a lot of inquiries for this aged domain recently. So I would like to share some of the public sale prices of top 5-letter domains.

Slots.com US$5,500,000
Candy.com US$3,000,000
Loans.com US$3,000,000 by Bank of America
Photo.com US$1,250,000
Files.com US$725,000

If you would like to make me an offer for this domain, please keep the above prices in mind. I am not saying I want those prices, but make reasonable offer and save your time, and mine.

Some other notable domain sales are:

VacationRentals.com $35 million
iCloud.com by Apple for $6 million
Medicare.com 2014 for $4.8 million
AsSeenOnTv.com 2000 for $5.1 million

Do you have good ideas for domain names? Search now. Who knows you could be lucky the name is still available.

Cheers.

19Mar/14Off

How to Turn Off Group Notification Sound on WhatsApp and Increase Your Productivity

WhatsApp, if used properly can be a great tool to connect us with friends and family. Most importantly, it is cheaper and easier that sending text messages via telco. The biggest problem with Whatsapp is it can reduce your productivity. Out of your eight hours day at work, the rest of your time at home and even during your bedtime, addiction to chat or even to check the notification beep from WhatsApp can be unproductive. If you work on a PC at work or at home, because precious time is spent moving from one platform to the other, catching up on where you were and then in no time, you are back, distracted again.

How to Turn Off The Distraction

From what I noticed, most of the nuisance came from Whatsapp groups. If you are getting a message from an individual friend, he or she will stop sending messages when you stop to respond. However, a Whatsapp group will keep going and going and can become a menace with the beeping and vibrating.

So the solution to be more productive, turn off Whatsapp group notification.

Here is how.

Silencing Whatsapp on ANDROID group without leaving the group

To turn off the new message notification sound for Whatsapp group only and leaving all the other notification sound on.

From Whatsapp go to Option -> Settings – > Notification

Under Group Notification Tab you will see Notification Tone select it and choose Silent. Thats it .

Silencing Whatsapp on iPhone group without leaving the group

  • Choose the group you want to mute
  • Click on Custom Notifications
  • Turn ON Notifications
  • Switch Alerts to OFF

Enjoy Your More Productive Life

Whatsapp is the biggest thing to happen to messaging. Everyone knows about it and it has a couple billion users. You do not want to leave your groups but you can ignore them and come back only when you want to. Take back the control of your life.

22Aug/12Off

When You Should Purchase Hostgator as Web Host and Domain Name at Godaddy

 

You know how some entrepreneurs moved from one company to another for their website presence?


Click here to discover a hosting that does not suck

 

GoDaddy is a domain registration and web hosting company. It is one of the cheapest domain registrars in the market, and is known for its low price domain registration. HostGator, on the other hand, is a highly regarded web hosting company that has generated a large number of positive reviews from its clients. It offers unlimited hard disk space, unlimited bandwidth, a free Sitebuilder tool, thousands of free website templates, a user-friendly control panel, a variety of discounts and a 45 day money-back guarantee. Combine the two, you can get a long lasting web presence.

If you are new to the world of the Internet and are pondering on building your first website, then you're probably looking for a trustworthy web hosting service that makes developing your own site quite simple. You probably also don't wish to spend a lot of money, just in case things don't work out like you plan. If you are new to the website development, you probably likewise have no idea whether or not you'll be able to take advantage of GoDaddy's the best prices and HostGator's reputable hosting services with great Hostgator coupon code of 2012. Without this knowledge, you are bound to only use a single company for domain name registration and web hosting.

Calm down. You can use both GoDaddy's low-priced domain registration along with HostGator's web hosting service, no problem. Continue reading to learn how. In our previous post, we mentioned why Hostgator hurts for domain registration and how Godaddy stones when it comes to domain registration.

Pointing your Godaddy Domain to Hostgator's Hosting Plan

 

1) Firstly, you need to purchase a hosting plan at HostGator, which involves just filling out a few simple Web forms giving your name, address and payment information. They'll send you a confirmation email when you finish. Save the email for future reference.

Click the coupon below try Hostgator cPanel hosting for almost free. If you have decided that Hostgator is what you want, you can even save 25% off the normal price with the Hostgator coupon code below.

 

2) After this you need to create a GoDaddy account. Register your domain. Godaddy will search first if the domain you want to register if it is still available. If available, you can proceed to the checkout section, if not, Godaddy will display related domain names with various domain extensions.

 

3) Once you have done this, click on "Domains" on the menu bar. A drop-down menu will appear. Select "My Domains." The screen will then present you with a list of the domains that you have registered with Go Daddy. Select the domain that you want to use by clicking on it.

4) Select the "Nameservers" option. Click on "Custom nameservers (I host my domains elsewhere)." Find the nameservers information in the email that HostGator has sent to you. It should look something like example.hostgator.com. Enter the details that GoDaddy asks for. Select "OK" to finish things up with Go Daddy.

5) Login to your HostGator account. Add the name of the domain that you registered at Go Daddy via the Add Domain icon that can be found in your control panel. Now you're ready to build your own HostGator site with your GoDaddy domain name.

For the final step, wait a bit for the domain name to propagate after the DNS change in step 4 above.

22Aug/12Off

How to Use Hostgator Hosting Plan with Domain Registration at Godaddy

 

If you are a business owner wanting a new website, this may be a very important tip for you.


Click here to discover a hosting that does not suck

 

GoDaddy is a domain registration and web hosting company. It is one of the best domain registrars in the market, and is known for its low price domain registration. HostGator, on the other hand, is a highly regarded web hosting company that has generated a large number of positive reviews from its clients. It offers unlimited hard disk space, unlimited bandwidth, a free Sitebuilder tool, thousands of free website templates, a user-friendly control panel, a variety of discounts and a 45 day money-back guarantee. Combine the two, you can get a long lasting web presence.

If you are new to the field of the Internet and are thinking about building your first website, you are probably looking for a reliable web hosting service that makes building your own site a piece of cake. You probably also don't wish to spend a lot of money, in the event that things don't work out just like you plan. If you are new to the website building, you probably also have no idea whether or not you'll be able to take advantage of GoDaddy's the best prices and HostGator's reputable web hosting services with wonderful coupons. By not having these instructions below, you are bound to only use a single company for domain registry and web hosting.

Calm down. You can use both GoDaddy's low-priced domain registration as well as HostGator's web hosting service, no problem. Continue reading to learn how. In our previous post, many of us mentioned why Hostgator is painful for domain registration and how Godaddy rubble when it comes to domain registration.

How to Point your Godaddy Domain to Hostgator's Hosting Service

 

1) Firstly, you need to purchase a hosting plan at HostGator, which involves just filling out a few simple Web forms giving your name, address and payment information. They'll send you a confirmation email when you finish. Save the email for future reference.

Click the coupon below try Hostgator cPanel hosting for almost free. If you have decided that Hostgator is what you want, you can even save 25% off the normal price with the Hostgator promo below.

 

2) After this you need to create a GoDaddy account. Register your domain. Godaddy will search first if the domain you want to register if it is still available. If available, you can proceed to the checkout section, if not, Godaddy will display related domain names with various domain extensions.

 

3) Once you have done this, click on "Domains" on the menu bar. A drop-down menu will appear. Select "My Domains." The screen will then present you with a list of the domains that you have registered with Go Daddy. Select the domain that you want to use by clicking on it.

4) Select the "Nameservers" option. Click on "Custom nameservers (I host my domains elsewhere)." Find the nameservers information in the email that HostGator has sent to you. It should look something like example.hostgator.com. Enter the details that GoDaddy asks for. Select "OK" to finish things up with Go Daddy.

5) Login to your HostGator account. Add the name of the domain that you registered at Go Daddy via the Add Domain icon that can be found in your control panel. Now you're ready to build your own HostGator site with your GoDaddy domain name.

Last but not least, wait a bit for the domain name to propagate after the DNS change in step four above.

10Feb/12Off

3 Reasons To Have Ubuntu Instead of Windows7 On Your Kids’ Computer

Security

Sure you can keep a Windows PC safe. You may be good at computers, but can your children manage it as well?

Do you want to always be keeping your eye on Windows threats? As for me, not only I don't want to worry about being hacked, I also don't want to keep telling my 2 year-old to avoid clicking on a crooked link or pop-up.

It Can Be Cheaper

It is financially cheaper to have a Ubuntu Linux on a PC. Of course at the expense of something more significant to some people - your time. But if you have the money, you can pay somebody to install Ubuntu for you.

The actually saving is in the maintenance of the PC.

  • You do not have to buy antivirus software.
  • No need for anti-malware application.
  • Upgrade to a new version is free. You cannot say the same when you own Windows Vista, XP or Windows 7.

Reduce Dependency on Microsoft

Question: How many Microsoft programmers does it take to change a lightbulb?
Answer: None. Bill Gates will just redefine Darkness(TM) as the new industry standard.

Now ponder this story about the last man without Windows.

There was a knock on the door. It was the man from Microsoft.
- "Not you again," I said.
- "Sorry," he said, a little sheepishly. "I guess you know why I'm here."

Indeed I did. Microsoft's $300 million campaign to promote the Windows 95 operating system was meant to be universally effective, to convince every human being on the planet that Windows 95 was an essential, some would say integral, part of living. Problem was, not everyone had bought it. Specifically, I hadn't bought it.

I was the Last Human Being Without Windows 95.

And now this little man from Microsoft was at my door, and he wouldn't take no for an answer.

- "No," I said.
- "You know I can't take that," he said, pulling out a copy of Windows95 from a briefcase. "Come on. Just one copy. That's all we ask."
- "Not interested." I said. "Look, isn't there someone else you can go bother for a while? There's got to be someone else on the planet who doesn't have a copy."
- "Well, no," The Microsoft man said. "You're the only one."
- "You can't be serious. Not everyone on the planet has a computer," I said. "Hell, not everyone on the planet has a PC! Some people own Macintoshes, which run their own operating system. And some people who have PCs run OS/2, though I hear that's just a rumor. In short, there are some people who just have no use for Windows 95."

The Microsoft man look perplexed. "I'm missing your point," he said.

- "Use!" I screamed. "Use! Use! Use! Why BUY it, if you can't USE it?"
- "Well, I don't know anything about this 'use' thing you're going on about," The Microsoft man said. "All I know is that according to our records, everyone else on the planet has a copy."
- "People without computers?"
- "Got 'em."
- "Amazonian Indians?"
- "We had to get some malaria shots to go in, but yes."
- "The Amish."
- "Check."
- "Oh, come on," I said. "They don't even wear BUTTONS. How did you get them to buy a computer operating system?"
- "We told them there were actually 95 very small windows in the box," the Microsoft man admitted. "We sort of lied. Which means we are all going to Hell, every single employee of Microsoft." He was somber for a minute, but then perked right up. "But that's not the point!" he said. "The point is, EVERYONE has a copy. Except you."
- "So what?" I said. "If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you expect me to do it, too?"
- "If we spent $300 million advertising it? Absolutely."
- "No."
- "Jeez, back to that again," the Microsoft man said. "Hey. I'll tell you what. I'll GIVE you a copy. For free. Just take it and install it on your computer." He waved the box in front of me.
- "No," I said again. "No offense, pal. But I don't need it. And frankly, your whole advertising blitz has sort of offended me. I mean, it's a computer operating system! Great. Fine. Swell. Whatever. But you guys are advertising it like it creates world peace or something."
- "It did."
- "Pardon?"
- "World peace. It was part of the original design. Really. One button access. Click on it, poof, end to strife and hunger. Simple."
- "So what happened?"
- "Well, you know," he said. "It took up a lot of space on the hard drive. We had to decide between it or the Microsoft Network. Anyway, we couldn't figure out how to make a profit off of world peace."
- "Go away," I said.
- "I can't," he said. "I'll be killed if I fail."
- "You have got to be kidding," I said.
- "Look," the Microsoft man said, "We sold this to the AMISH. The Amish! Right now, they're opening the boxes and figuring out they've been had. We'll be pitchforked if we ever step into Western Pennsylvania again. But we did it. So to have YOU holding out, well, it's embarassing. It's embarassing to the company. It's embarassing to the product. It's embarassing to BILL."
- "Bill Gates does not care about me," I said.
- "He's watching right now," the Microsoft man said. "Borrowed one of those military spy satellites just for the purpose. It's also got one of those high-powered lasers. You close that door on me, zap, I'm a pile of grey ash."
- "He wouldn't do that," I said, "He might hit that copy of Windows 95 by accident."
- "Oh, Bill's gotten pretty good with that laser," the Microsoft man said, nervously. "Okay. I wasn't supposed to do this, but you leave me no choice. If you take this copy of Windows 95, we will reward you handsomely. In fact, we'll give you your own Caribbean island! How does Montserrat sound?"
- "Terrible. There's an active volcano there."
- "It's only a small one," the Microsoft man said.
- "Look," I said, "even if you DID convince me to take that copy of Windows 95, what would you do then? You'd have totally saturated the market. That would be it. No new worlds to conquer. What would you do then?"

The Microsoft man held up another box and gave it to me.

- "'Windows 95....For Pets'?!?!?"
- "There's a LOT of domestic animals out there," he said.

I shut the door quickly. There was a surprised yelp, the sound of a laser, and then nothing.

6Jan/12Off

ICDsoft vs Hostgator: Which is Better?

Choosing the best web hosting can be frustrating and confusing. You want the best, but it can be difficult to choose between Hostgator and ICDSoft. I have used both ICDsoft and Hostgator simultaneously for over 5 years. Below is a breakdown of several aspects of each service to make your decision easier.

Most Popular Hosting Plans

Comparing the most popular of each company's shared hosting plan:

ICDSoft economy plan costs $6 a month and provides:

*1000 MB of disk storage space
*20GB per month of bandwidth
*5 domain parking
*Free site builder
*Billing annually or bi-annually
*Online control Panel

Upgrading to ICDSoft business plan at $10 allows for an increase to 50 domain parking but add-on domains are not allowed. Additionally, for that extra $4 ICDSoft provides 1000 GB bandwidth and 100,000 MB storage space.

Hostgator Baby plan cost $6.36 a month and provides:

*Unlimited disk storage space
*Unlimited bandwidth
*Unlimited domain hosting
*Free site transfer
*Billing options: 3 year term, 2 year term, annually, semi-annual, quarterly or monthly
*Free site builder
*cPanel provided with instant set up

So far, Hostgator is looking like the better option, but a lot depends on how much bandwidth and disk space you require. You need to keep in mind that cPanel, offered by Hostgator, is viewed as the industry standard. Also, consider how many domains you are planning to host and how often you prefer to pay for your shared hosting service. It is too early to make a decision yet because there are several more things to compare.

Web Hosting and Technical Support

When seeking customer support website owners view live chat as preferable to phone or email support from a web hosting provider. This is particularly true when the website owner and the web hosting company are located in different countries; expensive phone support may result in a rushed support effort that can be less than effective. The shared web-hosting provider's customer support Better Business Bureau's (BBB) rating is important as well.

ICDSoft Hostgator
*Email support available
*Ticket system
*Live chat support available 24/7
*Fax
*Phone support
*Forum
*Email
*Ticket
*Money-back guarantee enables tryout of service
*BBB rating-A

Hosting Support Comparisons

Do not stop, we still have a couple of more things to compare. Yes, it looks like Hostgator is definitely the better choice but you must leave no stone unturned in making this important decisions, so we need to keep investigating.

Variety of Hosting Plans/Upgrade Possibilities

Obviously, the more choices the better the possible fit; this applies many things including shared web hosting providers. Each of our possible candidates offer expandability and upgrade options. The more website hosting packages available the easier it is for your site to grow without adversely affecting your online presence. ICDSoft offers only shared web hosting with an Economy or a Business plan each of which has a reseller program.

The reseller program at ICDsoft is essentially a discount program where you can buy more plans at cheaper prices. On the other hand, the reseller account at Hostgator lets you create multiple cPanel accounts to resell to others. You pay only the initial price of the reseller account which starts from $20/month.

Hostgator, by comparison, features flexible hosting plan payments. It has shared, reseller, and VPS as well as dedicated server-hosting services. At a glance, here are what our two candidates for best-shared web hosting provider offer in plans after discounts and by applying some coupon codes (feel free to use the coupon codes below for your purchase).

Plan Payment Period Best Coupon to Use Total Savings
ICDsoft Economy Yearly ($72) - -
ICDsoft Economy 2 Years ($129.60) - $14.40
ICDsoft Business Yearly ($120) - -
ICDsoft Business 2 years ($216) - $24
Hostgator Hatchling Monthly ($8.95) FTPHOSTING $8.95
Hostgator Hatchling Semi-Yearly WEBSITELAUNCH $25
Hostgator Hatchling Yearly WEBSITELAUNCH $25
Hostgator Hatchling 2 Years SERVERHOSTING $35.70
Hostgator Baby Monthly ($9.95) FTPHOSTING $9.95
Hostgator Baby Semi-Yearly WEBSITELAUNCH $25
Hostgator Baby Yearly SERVERHOSTING $29.85
Hostgator Baby 2 Years SERVERHOSTING $53.70
Hostgator Baby 3 Years SERVERHOSTING $71.55

Take note that HG lets you try for almost free and gives more discounts if you pay in advanced. You also can take advantage of the above coupon codes for huge savings. You can pay on monthly basis if you cannot afford to pay a year in advanced. ICDsoft require you to pay minimum 1 year in advanced.

ICDsoft Sucks and Hostgator is Better?

Does this mean that ICDsoft sucks? Far from it. ICDSoft's customers swear by their customer service. They say that ICDSoft's online support ticket system provides both fast and knowledgeable service. Typically, their response time is measured in minutes and not in hours or in days. However, for those just starting out with web hosting, the lack of choice in how customer support service is delivered by ICDSoft may be a turn off.

Why I Like ICDsoft.com

Here is an interesting fact about ICDsoft. I always do a search for "X sucks" or "X problems" on Google for every host X (replace X with any hosting company) before I decide to host my sites anywhere. Most other big hosting companies including Hostgator, or even Godaddy, Hostmonster, Bluehost etc have some kind of hate-sites or nasty pages dedicated to them by some unhappy customers. Surprisingly ICDsoft doesn't have such thing!

Advantages of Hostgator.com

I have been using ICDsoft for more than 6 years and still have an account left with them. I also have many other web hosting companies that I currently use for my clients. To be honest, ICDsoft hosting is the cheapest, and their customer support has answered my support tickets at the fastest times compared to all other hosts I have experienced. If you want something solid for one website or one domain name, at the cheapest price, ICDsoft can be the answer.

The problem with ICDSoft isn't that it does poorly in what it does. To the contrary it does very well as far as it goes. Nevertheless, there just are not very many options with ICDSoft when compared to Hostgator. For instance, they do not offer any accounts with unlimited domain hosting and offer few choices in hosting plans or payment options. Additionally, ICDSoft does not have cPanel as their control panel and offers no trial coupon.

Therefore, the question is not whether ICDSoft is good but is it better than Hostgator for your own hosting requirements? The answer, after looking at each hosting provider, can only be decided by you. As for me, I prefer Hostgator as I need many accounts for my many websites and domain names.

Hostgator, allows unlimited domain hosting, offers shared, reseller and dedicated server as well as VPS hosting plans; additionally it uses cPanel. One disadvantage may be occasional slow response time during live-chat customer service due to Hostgator's position as the most famous and popular hosting service.

So, which should you choose?

They are both good but with Hostgator you will have more options in every respect. The reputation of the BBB stands behind it; you have a large variety of plans from which to choose, a wide selections of payment options, and a several choices in how to communicate with Hostgator.


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As a final incentive, your startup businesses qualify for a discount of either 1 cent for the initial month of service or a 25 percent discount (use above coupon) on their first invoice. So are you surprised that Hostgator turns out to be the better of our two candidates? I didn't think so.

8Dec/11Off

What to Sell and When

Need ideas on what to sell? If you are looking to start an online business but not sure what niche to go with, take a look at these facts:

  • Christmas and the end of the year are the times when most business is done online for normal products.
  • January to the end of May is hot for self improvement, dating and diet types of markets.

I do not have the numbers to back this up, but that is what many internet marketing gurus are saying. Do you agree?

So we are at the end of the year. Why not grab a domain from the best domain registrar and start something today.

14Jun/09Off

Baby Jogger City Mini Sucks? Not by the hundreds of great reviews

I was looking for the most usable portable stroller, pram or pushchair for months. All of the strollers I found has some kind of disadvantage. Either they are not really portable as it should i.e bulky, it does not recline fully to flat position, tipped over easily, etc.

Baby Jogger City Mini Single I found is one that stands out above the rest. I checked around and found that almost all user feedbacks about this baby product is highly positive and rated above 4/5 on average. This is the best rated stroller you can find on any site.