How to Choose a Website Hosting Company Part II

Depending on the level of website expertise in your company, you may want to handle updating your website in-house, or you may want someone else to do it. There are many website hosting companies that offer website maintenance as part of their package, and you may find this an attractive option. But be aware of two things–one, how quickly will the company make your changes? And two, will they allow you or a third party (that you hire) to make changes, or do all changes have to go through them? The term to look for is “FTP access,” which means that you have access to the username and password which will allow you or someone that you authorize to add new pages or change files on your website without going through a middleman.

What special scripts or functions will your website use?

Depending on the purpose and functions of your website, and who designs it, you may need your website hosting company to support any of the following: databases (such as Microsoft Access, SQL, or MySQL), Flash/Shockwave, multimedia, e-commerce, and various scripting languages (such as ASP, PHP, and ColdFusion, all of which come in various versions, cgi, and perl).

If you are considering moving your current website to a new website hosting company, talk to the website designer/developer to see which of these, if any, apply to your website. And if you are planning to have a website created, choose your designer/developer first and then have him or her assist you in determining which scripts or functions the website will be using.

Can you easily track and analyze your visitor traffic?

Some website hosting companies include a traffic statistics program with all of their hosting plans. Some offer it as an add-on service. And some don’t bother with it at all. If you want to have any clue about whether your website is making a positive difference for your company, you’ll need to have access to good traffic statistics. Personally, I favor the program Urchin, which is offered by several website hosting companies. It is easy to use and allows you to look at a variety of data in various time ranges. You can also export data to Microsoft Excel or Word or a text file.

What customer support options are available?

Most website hosting companies will offer free support by email, but you may also want to be able to talk to them by phone. See if they charge for that. Some also offer “live chat” over the Internet at certain times, which may or may not be helpful, depending on how many customers are trying to use it at once.

What do other people say about them?

Focus on the customer’s experience with using the website hosting service, if there is good customer support, and what their experience is with “downtime”–times when the website hosting company’s server is not working, and no one is able to visit your website. This should be close to non-existent.

Things to avoid

Free website hosting is usually not a good deal. They are likely to display ads on your website that you have no control over, to have little to no customer support, and they may close up shop without warning. Quality website hosting is available now for a very low price from many companies, so being miserly in this area will only hurt you.

You will also want to carefully read a website hosting company’s terms of service before signing up with them. Some have restrictions on what material you can put on your site or what kind of email you can send (such as ads that might be regarded as spam). If there are restrictions, make sure you can live with them, or find a different website hosting company.

Does price mean anything?

I started this article with the idea that you shouldn’t choose a company based on price. But should the price have any affect on your decision? Sure it can. If two hosting plans are equal in all ways except the cost, go with the cheaper one. But your main criteria should be the rest of the items discussed in this article.

Don’t freak out!

One last point–if you choose the wrong website hosting provider, it’s usually not hard to switch to a new one! So don’t get bogged down with trying to find the perfect website hosting company. There are many good ones out there. The important thing is to get your website on the Internet!

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Photokina

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For the 1920s sound-on-disc movie sound system, see Photokinema.

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South Entrance of the Cologne Trade Fair during Photokina 2008.
The Photokina (rendered in the promoters’ branding as photokina) is the world’s largest trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries. The first Photokina was held in Cologne, Germany, in 1950, and it is now held biennially in September at the koelnmesse Trade Fair and Exhibition Centre. Many photographic and imaging companies introduce and showcase state of the art imaging products at Photokina. The show has two main competitors, both annual shows held in different parts of the world. The CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan, originally the Japan Camera Show, has been held since the early 1960s. In the U.S., the main photography show is PMA@CES, which since 2012 has coincided with the International CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.

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Cologne

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This article is about the German city. For the perfume, see Eau de Cologne. For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation) and Köln (disambiguation).

Cologne
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From top to bottom, left to right: Hohenzollern Bridge by night, Great St. Martin Church, Colonius TV-tower, Cologne Cathedral, Kranhaus buildings in Rheinauhafen, MediaPark
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Hohenzollern Bridge by night, Great St. Martin Church, Colonius TV-tower, Cologne Cathedral, Kranhaus buildings in Rheinauhafen, MediaPark

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Cologne is located in Germany

Cologne

Cologne

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Coordinates: 50°56′11″N 6°57′10″ECoordinates: 50°56′11″N 6°57′10″E

Country
Germany

State
North Rhine-Westphalia

Admin. region
Cologne

District
Urban districts of Germany

Founded
38 BC

Government

• Lord Mayor
Jürgen Roters (SPD)

Area

• Total
405.15 km2 (156.43 sq mi)

Elevation
37 m (121 ft)

Population (2013-12-31)[1]

• Total
1,034,175

• Density
2,600/km2 (6,600/sq mi)

Time zone
CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)

Postal codes
50441–51149

Dialling codes
0221, 02203 (Porz)

Vehicle registration
K

Website
www.stadt-koeln.de

Cologne (English pronunciation: /kəˈloʊn/, German: Köln [kœln] ( listen), Colognian: Kölle [ˈkœɫə] ( listen)) is Germany’s fourth-largest city (after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich), and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.

Cologne is located on both sides of the Rhine River. The city’s famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is one of Europe’s oldest and largest universities.[2]

Cologne was founded and established in the first century AD, as the Roman Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium in Ubii territory.[3] It was the capital of the Roman province of Germania Inferior and the headquarters of the military in the region until occupied by the Franks in 462. During the Middle Ages it flourished as one of the most important major trade routes between east and west in Europe. Cologne was one of the leading members of the Hanseatic League and one of the largest cities north of the Alps in medieval and renaissance times. Up until World War II the city had undergone several other occupations by the French and also the British. Cologne was one of the most heavily bombed cities in Germany during World War II. The bombing reduced the population by 95% and destroyed almost the entire city. With the intention of restoring as many historic buildings as possible, the rebuilding has resulted in a very mixed and unique cityscape.

Cologne is a major cultural centre for the Rhineland; it is home to more than thirty museums and hundreds of galleries. Exhibitions range from local ancient Roman archeological sites to contemporary graphics and sculpture. The Cologne Trade Fair hosts a number of trade shows such as Art Cologne, imm Cologne, Gamescom, and the Photokina.

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Liège

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Liège

Municipality of Belgium
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Liège is located in Belgium

Liège

Liège

Location in Belgium

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Coordinates: 50°38′N 05°34′ECoordinates: 50°38′N 05°34′E

Country
Belgium

Community
French Community

Region
Wallonia

Province
Liège

Arrondissement
Liège

Government

• Mayor
Willy Demeyer (PS)

• Governing party/ies
PS – cdH

Area

• Total
69.39 km2 (26.79 sq mi)

Population (1 January 2013)[1]

• Total
195,576

• Density
2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)

Postal codes
4000–4032

Area codes
04

Website
www.liege.be

Liège (French pronunciation: ​[ljɛʒ]; Dutch: Luik, [lœyk] ( listen); Walloon: Lidje; German: Lüttich; Latin: Leodium; Limburgish: Luuk; Luxembourgish: Léck) is a major city and a municipality in the European country of Belgium. It is located in the province of the same name, Liège, of which it is the capital and is part of the Walloon (French-speaking) region of Belgium.

The city is situated in the valley of the Meuse River, in the east of Belgium, not far from borders with the Netherlands and with Germany. At Liège the Meuse river meets the river Ourthe. The city is part of the sillon industriel, the former industrial backbone of Wallonia. It still is the principal economic and cultural centre of the region.

The Liège municipality (i.e. the city proper) includes the former communes of Angleur, Bressoux, Chênée, Glain, Grivegnée, Jupille-sur-Meuse, Rocourt, and Wandre. In November 2012, Liège had 198,280 inhabitants. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,879 km2 (725 sq mi) and had a total population of 749,110 on 1 January 2008.[2][3] This includes a total of 52 municipalities, among others, Herstal and Seraing. Liège ranks as the third most populous urban area in Belgium, after Brussels and Antwerp, and the fourth municipality after Antwerp, Ghent and Charleroi.[3]

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Station Luik-Guillemins

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Station Luik-Guillemins
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Opening 1 mei 1842
Telegrafische code FL
Aantal perrons 9
Lijn(en) 34 – 36 – 37 – 125 (- HSL 2 – HSL 3)
Coördinaten 50° 37′ NB, 5° 34′ OL
Reizigerstellingen[1]
-Weekdag
-Zaterdag
-Zondag (2009)
15.153
7.590
7.508
Beheerder NMBS

Station Luik-Guillemins

Station Luik-Guillemins

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Station Luik-Guillemins (Frans: Liège-Guillemins) is het belangrijkste spoorwegstation van de stad Luik. Het station ligt op het einde van verschillende spoorlijnen. In reizigersaantallen is dit het op tien na drukste station in België en het op twee na drukste station van Wallonië, na Ottignies en Namen (reizigerstelling 2009)[2].

Het station is genoemd naar de wijk Guillemins, waarin het ligt. Deze wijk is op zijn beurt weer genoemd naar de kloosterorde van de Wilhelmieten, die daar in 1287 een klooster stichtte.

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