February 4, 2013 in Blog by Jacob Brozek | Comments Off on Free Toll Free Number
My team and I have decided to launch a Free Toll Free Number promotion today. How it works is simple, you just need to sign up for Lola Supreme hosting using the promo code (see link below). The toll free number will be forwarded to your existing US based number and the promotion includes 100 minutes free each month. Each additional minute is 3.6 cents. The toll free number is free for 6 months only, after the 6 months promotional period the fee is only 9.99/month and yes, it still includes the 100 free minutes. You don’t have to keep the toll free number after 6 months if you don’t want it, just simply cancel it.
We want to see your business grow and succeed, that’s why a toll free number is important for your existing or new business. It makes you look more professional and more established, plus you can take it anywhere. Also, it doesn’t matter if your number changes, just update the forwarding and no one will ever know. When your business grows we can help you with your phone system as well. Whether it’s hosted PBX or dedicated PBX we can make it happen. The only thing that should be on your mind is how to grow your business, we can handle the rest.
Toll Free Number Link
Jacob Brozek – Founder LolaHosting.com
January 24, 2013 in Blog by Jacob Brozek | Comments Off on Made In The USA
“Made in USA” is a rare scene. Pick up any product you see in the store and chances are it’s made in a foreign country. In addition to products in the stores, you will also see the same in the graphic/website design industry, which is mostly outsourced overseas to other various countries. For example, you can use a website to hire a freelancer to work on a small graphic/website design project. How it works is you list the project and people from various countries around the world bid on it. Since cost of labor is so low in other countries, the price is driven down to the point where a person in the United States has no desire to work on the project.
All manufacturers in the United Stated are proud of what they produce, because their hard work, precious time, noble heart goes into each and every product. For that reason is why I have decided to combine forces with a video production company, one of the best in Chicagoland, and not only show the people in United States but the rest of the world how proud the American workers are of their products. We have put together a complete package that includes a new and updated website for your company along with videos showcasing your products. Let’s show America what “Made In USA” is all about.
Jacob Brozek – founder LolaHosting.com
January 18, 2013 in Blog by Jacob Brozek | Comments Off on Did you know you can text us?
Having multiple methods of contact is important, having multiple convenient ways of contact are even better. I decided to write this article to let our valued customers know that one of the ways to contact us is by texting. Almost everyone now days has a cell phone, so we implemented texting on our main office number of 630-496-9960. Go ahead and give it a try! Standard message rates apply so this method of contact will best suite people with unlimited messaging plans.
How does it work? When you send a text it goes to your service providers SMSC, using SS7 protocol or IP based. Once the SMSC receives the message it looks up where it should forward the message to for delivery and what protocol it can use to deliver the message to the other receiving SMSC. Than away it goes, at this point our server takes over from our sister company www.lolawireless.com and distributes it to our staff, yes, even me I actively participate in all the different departments.
Jacob Brozek – founder LolaHosting.com
May 13, 2012 in Blog by Brittney Harmon | Comments Off on Benefits of VPN and VPS
A hosting company can create a “time-share” with a Virtual Private Server (VPS) service. Although a VPS runs in software on the same physical computer as other customers’ virtual machines, it is in many respects functionally equivalent to a separate physical computer. A VPS is dedicated to the individual customer’s needs, has the privacy of a separate physical computer, and can be configured to run server software.
A hosting company can connect your home office to other regional offices with a Virtual Private Networking (VPN) service. A VPN extends a private network and the resources contained in the network across public networks like the Internet. It enables a host computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were a private network with all the functionality, security and management policies of the private network.This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two.
One benefit using VPS is a VPS hosting account is less expensive than a full dedicated hosting plan that uses a physical server. Clients have the same technical support as with shared hosting for most issues. A client can choose from semi managed hosting where the web host handles some maintenance and fully managed services.
Another benefit is many VPS hosting plans are easily scalable. A client can start off in your virtual environment with the minimum amount of resources you need and then as you grow gradually increase your hosting plan to accommodate your needs.
Lastly, a client has a lot more control over your virtual server than you do with shared hosting. A client will likely have root access and the ability to use scripts that may not be allowed in the shared hosting environment.
One benefit using VPN is a client can use private, secured hardware to do the same things a client would do with a VPN. However, private hardware solutions cost many times what a client would spend on setting up and maintaining a VPN.
VPNs enable mobile employees, telecommuters, business partners and others to take advantage of locally available, high-speed broadband access to gain access to the company’s network. Additionally, high-speed broadband links offer a cost-effective method for connecting remote offices.
May 6, 2012 in Blog by Brittney Harmon | Comments Off on What is website design?
Website design is the process of planning and creating websites. After the website is completed, in the future it will need to be updated. Website design involves also information architecture, website structure, user interface, navigation ergonomics, website layout, colors, contrasts, fonts and imagery as well as icons design.
Today, a professional made website is designed by a website designer who has an education in the subject. A website designer has the experience and the knowledge of not only how to “code” a website, but also has a creative mind to develop a unique and professional website for a client that is easy to understand and navigate.
When choosing how you would like you website designed focus on your main goal, have a color scheme in mind, and what vibe you would like to give the ones visiting your page. Image means everything when it comes to web appearance.
April 22, 2012 in Blog by Brittney Harmon | Comments Off on Shared Hosting
Shares hosting is the most common web hosting service, but what is shared hosting? Let’s use a house as an analogy. The house is a server and each client website is a resident. Each resident has his own room, but shared the utilities such as, water, gas, electric, and so on. The same is for each shared hosting client. Each client website has its own “room”, but also shared the same “utilities”, power, internet access, RAM (memory), and so on. With shared hosting, like living in a house with multiple residents, while one resident is using all of the water pressure in the shower it makes it difficult to wash clothes or water the lawn. So, if one client website is using all of the bandwidth accessing another client website on the same server can become difficult. This is a common practice in many web hosting companies, but Lola Hosting uses a different technique, which eliminates this difficulty by using unique technology to isolate each client website to use only a specific amount of resources.
March 30, 2012 in Blog by Brittney Harmon | Comments Off on What is web hosting?
Web hosting is an internet service which allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web.
Web hosts are companies such as, Lola Hosting, that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center.
There are my types of web hosting services. The most common is shared hosting. Shared hosting is when many client websites share one server, but uses the same resources.
Many clients do not wish to share resources with other clients so a hosting company “rents” a server to the client which is called dedicated hosting.
If a client does not have the resources to enable their website properly a hosting company may have a service to rack and provide resources to the server which is called co-location.
A web hosting service which is more commonly used by larger organizations is VPN/VPS.A web hosting company can create a “time-share” with our Virtual Private Server (VPS) service.
A web service company can connect your home office to other regional offices with our Virtual Private Networking (VPN) service.
With so many hosting companies out there, it is very easy to get lost and overwhelmed with all the features, technical specs, abbreviations, advertisements you name it. It can be very difficult to chose the right hosting company. Nowadays seems like all the hosting companies offer same features, so choosing a host based on features is no longer an issue. what about price, you may ask? Shared hosting is such a competitive market a few dollars forward or a few dollars backward are not going to matter, really.
The key is service, yes service. Many hosting companies promise a lot, but don’t really deliver. Also, getting a hold of someone is next to impossible or if you have an issue on your site, you’re on your own. A good hosting company should see each customer more than just a number. Each customer is just as important as the next one.
So chose wisely, ask questions, do your research then chose.
Jacob Brozek – founder LolaHosting.com
Lola Hosting offers a variety of website applications to our clients, but what are website applications and how to they benefit my website?
Web applications is software designed to manage, enhance, or add functionality to a website. Examples include blogs, guest books, forums, image galleries, and e-commerce system. Each website application is separated into different categories depending on its function. The categories are community building, content management, e-commerce and business, photos and files, surveys and statistics, and miscellaneous.
Website applications can benefit a client’s website by aiding them to develop a structured website that is each to use. For example, Worpress is in the content management category since it helps clients add pages, posts, and other information to the website. WordPress makes it easier for a newcomer to manage and create a webpage with features that are easy to follow.
Unlike shared hosting where many clients are on one server, dedicated server hosting is when one website has the whole server to itself and doesn’t have to worry about another client website using all of the resources, which is one benefit to having a dedicated server to host a client website.
Another benefit to having a dedicated server opposed to a shared server is if one website is hacked and infected with a virus all of the other clients are at risk to be affected by the same virus, which has cause a lot of damage to a website. When having a dedicated server the only website that needs to be worried about is one.
When having a dedicated server, the client can have more control over what can be installed and optimized, which gives a client the freedom to customize their webpage. A client has no worry of their website showing down or not running when installing updates or optimizing the website, like they would if they have their website on a shared server.
Overall having a dedicated server for a client website has many advantages, even though it is more expensive, as you can see you can get more bang for your buck.