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    Managed web hostingWhen deciding on a hosting plan for your New Zealand website there are a multitude of features that you need to know about, and some important decisions to make right from the start and understanding the type of web hosting service that you are about to purchase will save you from potential problems at a later time. 

    One of the most important terms to understand is do you pay for a fully managed hosting account or save some money and go with an unmanaged hosting account as there are some major differences between the two types of accounts that are very important to know, and knowing the full facts before you purchase a plan will be of a great advantage.

    Managed and unmanaged hosting accounts do not affect the entry level shared hosting plans they only effect some VPS servers and some Dedicated servers, unmanaged accounts are clearly described in the details on purchasing the hosting account.

    With a fully managed hosting account, you get a turn key package that is all setup and ready to install your website data on, you get 24/7 customer support for any potential problems that may arise, and with any hosting company there will be at some stage the requirement for you to get help from customer support, you get some sort of CPanal software to run your website from and all the server updates and technology updates are handled by the hosting technicians.

    With an unmanaged hosting account, this usually applies to VPS Hosting and Dedicated servers that are purchased as unmanaged, you do not get any customer support at all unless the hosting provider offers support, any problems that arise through your account you need to sort out yourself, the hosting company is only responsible for replacing broken components and maintaining your network so that your server is always online.

    Some unmanaged hosting plans do not supply a cpanal or web server software this is entirely up to the customer to provide and install on there server, unmanaged accounts are only for experienced webmasters that know how to setup and run there own accounts, the advantage of an unmanaged server is that you have total control of your hosting environment. 

    The idea behind a fully managed hosting account and the unmanaged hosting account is usually having the full control of your server and to a degree the cost of the server to rent, some dedicated servers depending on the plan that you purchase can cost any where from $150 a month up to thousands of dollars a month for a large corporation, so buying an unmanaged account can save you alot of money.

    You need to have the knowledge and experience to fully manage your own server, you will only ever buy a unmanaged account when you are an experienced web master that can setup your own server and maintain that server through out the year and this can take up valuable time that could be spent on other more important issues, other wise you purchase a managed account and pay for some one to maintain the server for you, a good example where you would purchase an unmanaged hosting account would be a large corporation that provides a company technician to setup there server to best suit the companies operations and websites needs.

    online shopping websitesEcommerce websites are getting more and more popular these days and can be profitable if done the right way, for some people it is just a hobby or pastime, for others who are more serious an online shop is there lively hood and how they make a living, and running a successful online shop is a dream for alot of people, you get to work from home and your own hours, however running a successful online store in reality is hard work. 

    There are several proven methods for developing your own online shop, and there is the easy way and the hard way of going about the development of your website and shop, in the last few years online Ecommerce platforms have evolved to greatly simplify developing and maintaining an online shop.

    Companies like shopify have taken most of the hard work out of setting up online, shopify takes care of setting up your storefront, handling your products and taking care of online payment systems, however this all comes at a price through a monthly subscription Shopify is one of the best ecommerce platforms for your online shop. Visit Shopify and see for yourself

    For the more adventurous you can create and maintain everything your self, however if you want to achieve this you need a bit of experience in building and maintaining your own website, to achieve your goal of building your own online store there are various components available that you install on your Joomla or Wordpress websites, Virtuemart and Hikashop are just a few available for Joomla and Woocommerce is popular with Wordpress installations and they cost you nothing as they are open source software available to anyone, so taking this route will be more cost effective.

    A third option for an online shop of sorts is to become an affiliate marketer, this involves setting up a blog that relates to the products that you intend to market, with reviews about your affiliate products and helpfull articles about the products you are promoting, the difference with affiliate marketing is you are promoting and marketing products with affiliate links that redirect users back to the affiliate website, the idea is you attract large volumes of traffic to your own website through great content and social media marketing then through affiliate links you make sales on your affiliate site for a commision on each sale. 

    Which ever option that you intend to take there is going to be alot of hard work and dedication before you will see any results, and this may take any where from six months to a year before you will see any income, you will need to start a blog and reviews section within your website to keep your customers up to date with new products and innovations, a blog serves two purposes one to keep your customers engaged on your website and two google loves new content, so to increase your rankings and move towards page one of Google you need to create new content on your website constantly. 

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