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15 Tools For Selecting An Ideal Domain Name

Are you facing difficulty in choosing a domain name that works for you? If yes, then you should look into this collection where we are showcasing 15 excellent tools that help you in selecting an ideal domain name for you. Selecting a domain name is the first step in establishing an online presence and your domain name has a great influence on the overall of your website performance. A relevant domain name wins the half battle.

Below, you can find 15 useful tools for selecting an ideal domain name. We hope that you will find this collection useful for you. Here is the full collection. Please feel free to share your opinions with us via comment section below. Your comments are always more than welcome.

Domainr

Domainr finds domain names and short URLs. Instantly check availability and register for all top-level domains.

Lean Domain Search

Lean Domain Search helps you find a great available domain name in seconds.

Busta Name

Our free tool lets you enter words and it will try every combination and tell you which are available.

Impossibility

Find incredible domain names using our ultra-fast domain name generator. It’s the best domain name search engine ever, no kidding.

Nameboy

NameBoy will generate domain names based on the keywords you enter below. Find domain names with the best domain name generator for domain name suggestions, website name generator and domain name search.

Domaintyper

This free Domain Name Search helps you find available domain names. Search instantly as you type. Supports every extensions. Register your domain today.

Namemesh

A smart domain name search and name storming tool to help you find the perfect domain for your business brand, startup, company, app or blog.

Domize

Domize is a domain name search engine that begins looking up the availability of a domain name as soon as you start typing it. Domize provides a secure and private environment to search for your next domain name.

Wordoid

A cozy place to pick a short and catchy name for your product, company or domain. Great source of quirky ideas of available domain names that roll off the tongue.

Dotomator

Use Dot-o-mator to create domain name suggestions. How it works: enter a word (or words) in the left box, then choose some endings (or type in your own). Click to combine them. If you see a name you like, you can check its availability or save it to your scratchboard.

Domainsbot

Squurl

squurl is a fast domain name search engine. quickly find out instnatly if your favorite dot com name is available.

Name Tumbler

Free Domain Suggestion Tool. Create huge lists of keyword-rich, generic domain names and check their availability.

Panabee

Find great domain names, app names, or business names. Search domain names, and get suggestions. Panabee is your free brainstorming partner.

Namestall

Best Domain Name Generator, Suggestions & Ideas Tool. Find All Available Short, Catchy & Brandable Domain Names With This Advanced Domain Generator Tool.

Web Hosting Accounts (With Unlimited Resources) Giveaway From Zyma

Having your own host has other advantages too over free hosts. To name one, you get more authority over your website. You will literally own the place. There have been cases when Blogger has terminated some of the blogs running on their platform because the blogger violated their terms and conditions. With your own host, you have no such risk.

Today we are happy to announce that for our blog’s readers, Zyma.com has offered another giveaway, where 5 winners will get the web hosting accounts with unlimited web space each lasting for 1 year. Well, you guys know what they are offering? Lets say it once again for n00bs.

Zyma.com was founded in 2010 and is becoming quite a popular tool for web hosting. Their multi-award winning web hosting services provide comprehensive features and their prices are one of the best on the Internet.

The prominent features of the web hosting account are:

• Unlimited Web space
• Unlimited Traffic
• Unlimited Email Accounts
• Unlimited SQL Databases
• Unlimited Sub-domains
• 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
• Free Transfer & Setup
• Free Tech Support
• cPanel Web Hosting
• Fantastico De Luxe
• Softaculous Premium
• Attracta SEO tools via cPanel
• CloudFlare CDN Support

This contest will run from October 29, 2013 to November 08, 2012 and we will select the winners randomly by running MySQL query. Result can be announced any day before November 20, 2013 so keep visiting here or subscribe to our rss feed to get the latest updates. To participate in the contest and win Web Hosting from Zyma, All you have to do is :

1. Just leave a comment.

2. Use valid email ID in the email box.

3. Make sure that you are following @SmashingApps and @Zyma_Hosting on twitter and subscribe our rss feed to track this contest and for future updates.

4. And that’s it!

So, what are you waiting for now? Let’s participate in the contest and good luck!

Winners of this Contest

- Amy
- LD
- Joao Oliveira
- Jason
- Justin

Congratulations to all of you, Zyma guys will contact you soon to give you your free hosting account. Keep visiting!

7 Free Web Hosting Control Panels To Manage Servers

Using a dedicated control panel application is a good idea for those developers and designers who are hosting multiple websites on a VPS / dedicated server. These days, majority of the developers and even designers are managing multiple websites and online portfolios and for that they build resource consuming application. Therefore, they need a custom hosting plan that suits their needs. Using VPS is a good option although it requires technical knowledge. However, once installed, it not only saves your time but also lets you manage multiple websites quite easily.

So, here we are presenting 7 open source and free web hosting control panels that will help you in managing your servers without problems.

OpenPanel

OpenPanel is a free open source control panel. It has lots of functionality, an attractive interface and is very user friendly. OpenPanel is a platform for developers. Because it is extremely open and modular it can be utilised to control any process on a Linux server.

Kloxo HostinABox

Kloxo is a fully scriptable, distributed and a 100% object oriented hosting platform.

ISPConfig

ISPConfig 3 is an open source hosting control panel for Linux which is capable of managing multiple servers from one control panel. ISPConfig is licensed under the BSD license.

WebsitePanel

WebsitePanel is a complete portal for Cloud Computing Companies and IT Providers to automate the provisioning of a full suite of services on Windows servers. The powerful, flexible open source WebsitePanel platform gives users simple point-and-click control over Windows Server applications including IIS, SQL Server, Exchange 2010, Sharepoint 2010, OCS and Hyper-V Deployments.

VHCS

VHCS is a open source web-based interface for easy web server administration for Linux. VHCS is designed for hosting and internet service providers and IT professionals. With VHCS you can configure your server and applications, create user with domains with a few point-and-click operations that take less than a minute. VHCS manage Apache vhosts, DNS, email and FTP accounts, quotas, create statistics and much more.

GNUPanel

GNUPanel is a completely free (GPL) replacement for proprietary web hosting automation software. GNUPanel is under development, focusing on translation efforts that permit the entire free software community to participate. Currently, GNUPanel is Debian-centric, however, a distro-agnostic approach is planned.

EHCP

EHCP is a panel that is built with PHP with features like backup-restore, SSL, script installer and more.

Web Hosting Accounts (With Unlimited Resources) Giveaway From Zyma

Zyma.com is running a contest, where 10 winners will get the web hosting accounts with unlimited web space each lasting for 1 year. Well, you guys know what they are offering? Lets say it once again for n00bs.

Zyma.com is one of the fastest growing web hosting companies in the UK. Their industry leading web hosting package offers the most attractive and comprehensive features for one the best prices on the internet. With their low cost web hosting package, You can host your website on superfast hi-speed servers, supporting over 70+ scripts and technologies.

Hosting Account Features
Unlimited Web space
Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited Email Accounts
Unlimited SQL Databases
Unlimited Addon-domains
99.9% Uptime Guarantee
Free Google Vouchers
Free Transfer & Setup
Free Tech Support
cPanel Web Hosting
Fantastico De Luxe
Softaculous Premium
Attracta seo tools via cPanel

This contest will run from 16 January, 2012 to January 22, 2012 and we will select the winners randomly by running MySQL query. Result can be announced any day before January  2012 so keep visiting here or subscribe to our rss feed to get the latest updates. To participate in the contest and win Web Hosting from Zyma, All you have to do is :

1. Just leave a comment.

2. Use valid email ID in the email box.

3. Make sure that you are following @SmashingApps and @Zyma_Hosting on twitter and subscribe our rss feed to track this contest and for future updates.

4. And that’s it!

So, what are you waiting for now? Let’s participate in the contest and good luck!

Congratulations To The Winners Of Web Hosting Account From Zyma

Thanks to all of the participants of contest in which Web Hosting Accounts With Unlimited Resources) were givingaway from Zyma. We ran the MySQL random query and selected these comments to give them web hosting account with unlimited resources from Zyma.

Winners of Web Hosting Accounts From Zyma

  1. Cassius
  2. Scott
  3. Mayank Chandak
  4. Ram
  5. Omar
  6. Joe
  7. Jason Yhap
  8. Gwu
  9. Slavomir
  10. Matias
  11. Timothy Whalin
  12. Muhammad Kashif
  13. Brian G
  14. JACOBO
  15. Soheil
  16. Sailaja
  17. Tayyub
  18. Vitor Neves
  19. Saitam
  20. unr00

Zyma.com is one of the fastest growing web hosting companies in the UK. Their industry leading web hosting package offers the most attractive and comprehensive features for one the best prices on the internet. With their low cost web hosting package, You can host your website on superfast hi-speed servers, supporting over 70+ scripts and technologies.

Hosting Account Features
Unlimited Web space
Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited Email Accounts
Unlimited SQL Databases
Unlimited Addon-domains
99.9% Uptime Guarantee
Free Google Vouchers
Free Transfer & Setup
Free Tech Support
cPanel Web Hosting
Fantastico De Luxe
Softaculous Premium
Attracta seo tools via cPanel

Congratulations to all the winners from SmashingApps.Com. They will be contacted in few days. If you are not winner at this time so please be patient and keep visiting here or subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter as well because we are coming up with another new great contest very soon.

Thanks to Zyma.com for sponsoring this wonderful contest at Smashing Apps.

If you want to conduct any contest at Smashing Apps just contact us and send us all the details.

Tommy Brunn

Web Hosting Accounts (With Unlimited Resources) Giveaway From Zyma

Zyma.com is running a contest, where 20 winners will get the web hosting accounts with unlimited web space each lasting for 1 year. Well, you guys know what they are offering? Lets say it once again for n00bs.

Zyma.com is one of the fastest growing web hosting companies in the UK. Their industry leading web hosting package offers the most attractive and comprehensive features for one the best prices on the internet. With their low cost web hosting package, You can host your website on superfast hi-speed servers, supporting over 70+ scripts and technologies.

Hosting Account Features
Unlimited Web space
Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited Email Accounts
Unlimited SQL Databases
Unlimited Addon-domains
99.9% Uptime Guarantee
Free Google Vouchers
Free Transfer & Setup
Free Tech Support
cPanel Web Hosting
Fantastico De Luxe
Softaculous Premium
Attracta seo tools via cPanel

This contest will run from August 08, 2011 to August 13, 2011 and we will select the winners randomly by running MySQL query. Result can be announced any day before August 18, 2011 so keep visiting here or subscribe to our rss feed to get the latest updates. To participate in the contest and win Web Hosting from Zyma, All you have to do is :

1. Just leave a comment.

2. Use valid email ID in the email box.

3. Make sure that you are following @SmashingApps and @Zyma_Hosting on twitter and subscribe our rss feed to track this contest and for future updates.

4. And that’s it!

So, what are you waiting for now? Let’s participate in the contest and good luck!

Congratulations To The Winners Of Cloud Server And Reseller Hosting Accounts

Thanks to all of the participants of contest in which Cloud Server And Reseller Hosting Accounts from Eleven2 were givingaway. We ran the MySQL random query and selected these comments to give them hosting account at Eleven2.

Winners of Managed Cloud Server (CS-200 worth $60 / month) for 6 months

Reseller Hosting Accounts (R-200 worth $34.95 / month) for 6 months

Eleven2 is a web hosting provider comprised of talented designers, developers, musicians, film makers, business owners, writers, photographers, and much more. Eleven2 is set at a great pace to change the world of web hosting by treating customers like people, one person at a time.

Managed Cloud Server hosting Account Features

Their brand new Cloud Servers provide unmatchedpower andscalability to ensure your business is online 24/7/365. Managed or self-managed, Cloud Servers is for you.

Reseller Hosting Account Features

They offer you the ability to get ClientExec or WHMCS with all their reseller packages. They offer both USA and Europe reseller packages. This fully enables you to turn a idea into a world-wide hosting operation in no time.

Each reseller account includes a free Dedicated IP address. This ensures that you are completely anonymous so no one can find out you are reselling your services. This also ensure that all outbound mail on your account is only send through IP to ensure no one else can blacklist your account.

Congratulations to all the winners from SmashingApps.Com. They will be contacted in few days. If you are not winner at this time so please be patient and keep visiting here or subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter as well because we are coming up with another new great contest very soon.

Thanks to Eleven2 for sponsoring this wonderful contest at Smashing Apps.

If you want to conduct any contest at Smashing Apps just contact us and send us all the details.

Tommy Brunn

Cloud Server And Reseller Hosting Accounts Giveaway From Eleven2

Eleven2 Hosting is running a contest, where 2 winners will get their Reseller Hosting Account (R-200 worth $34.95 / month) for 6 months and 2 winners will get their Managed Cloud Server Hosting Account (CS-200 worth $60 / month) for 6 months. Well, you guys know what they are offering? Lets say it once again for n00bs.

Update: We previously made a mistake and used VPS in title and in post instead of Cloud Servers which has been corrected now. All the comments for VPS will be referred to Managed Cloud Server Hosting.

Eleven2 is a web hosting provider comprised of talented designers, developers, musicians, film makers, business owners, writers, photographers, and much more. Eleven2 is set at a great pace to change the world of web hosting by treating customers like people, one person at a time.

Managed Cloud Server hosting Account Features

Their brand new Cloud Servers provide unmatchedpower andscalability to ensure your business is online 24/7/365. Managed or self-managed, Cloud Servers is for you.

Reseller Hosting Account Features

They offer you the ability to get ClientExec or WHMCS with all their reseller packages. They offer both USA and Europe reseller packages. This fully enables you to turn a idea into a world-wide hosting operation in no time.

Each reseller account includes a free Dedicated IP address. This ensures that you are completely anonymous so no one can find out you are reselling your services. This also ensure that all outbound mail on your account is only send through IP to ensure no one else can blacklist your account.

This contest will run from July 5, 2011 to July 09, 2011 and we will select the winners randomly by running MySQL query. Result can be announced any day before July 14, 2011 so keep visiting here or subscribe to our rss feed to get the latest updates. To participate in the contest and win hosting account from Eleven2, All you have to do is :

1. Just leave a comment with the type of hosting account you want.

2. Use valid email ID in the email box.

3. Make sure that you are following @SmashingApps and @eleven2 on twitter and subscribe our rss feed to track this contest and for future updates.

4. And that’s it!

So, what are you waiting for now? Let’s participate in the contest and good luck!

Congratulations To The Winners Of Web Hosting Accounts With Unlimited Resources From Zyma

Thanks to all of the participants of contest in which Web Hosting Accounts With Unlimited Resources from Zyma were givingaway. We ran the MySQL random query and selected these 15 comments to give them free Web Hosting Accounts With Unlimited Resources.

Zyma.com is one of the fastest growing web hosting companies in the UK. Their industry leading web hosting package offers the most attractive and comprehensive features for one the best prices on the internet. With their low cost web hosting package, You can host your website on superfast hi-speed servers, supporting over 70+ scripts and technologies.

Hosting Account Features
Unlimited Web space
Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited Email Accounts
Unlimited SQL Databases
Unlimited Addon-domains
99.9% Uptime Guarantee
Free Google Vouchers
Free Transfer & Setup
Free Tech Support
cPanel Web Hosting
Fantastico De Luxe
Softaculous Premium
Attracta seo tools via cPanel

Congratulations to all the winners from SmashingApps.Com. They will be contacted in few days. If you are not winner at this time so please be patient and keep visiting here or subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter as well because we are coming up with another new great contest very soon.

Thanks to Zyma.com for sponsoring this wonderful contest at Smashing Apps.

If you want to conduct any contest at Smashing Apps just contact us and send us all the details.

Web Hosting Accounts With Unlimited Resources Giveaway From Zyma

Zyma.com is running a contest, where 15 winners will get the web hosting accounts with unlimited web space. Well, you guys know what they are offering? Lets say it once again for n00bs.

Zyma.com is one of the fastest growing web hosting companies in the UK. Their industry leading web hosting package offers the most attractive and comprehensive features for one the best prices on the internet. With their low cost web hosting package, You can host your website on superfast hi-speed servers, supporting over 70+ scripts and technologies.

Hosting Account Features
Unlimited Web space
Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited Email Accounts
Unlimited SQL Databases
Unlimited Addon-domains
99.9% Uptime Guarantee
Free Google Vouchers
Free Transfer & Setup
Free Tech Support
cPanel Web Hosting
Fantastico De Luxe
Softaculous Premium
Attracta seo tools via cPanel

This contest will run from May 30, 2011 to June 3, 2011 and we will select the winners randomly by running MySQL query. Result can be announced any day before June 8, 2011 so keep visiting here or subscribe to our rss feed to get the latest updates. To participate in the contest and win Web Hosting from Zyma, All you have to do is :

1. Just leave a comment.

2. Use valid email ID in the email box.

3. Make sure that you are following @SmashingApps and @Zyma_Hosting on twitter and subscribe our rss feed to track this contest and for future updates.

4. And that’s it!

So, what are you waiting for now? Let’s participate in the contest and good luck!

Congratulations To The Winners Of Web Hosting Account At Zyma.com

Thanks to all of the participants of contest in which Zyma was Giving-away Web Hosting Accounts. We ran the MySql random query and selected these 10 comments to give them web hosting account at Zyma.

Zyma.com is one of the fastest growing web hosting companies in the UK. Their industry leading web hosting package offers the most attractive and comprehensive features for one the best prices on the internet. With their low cost web hosting package, You can host your website on superfast hi-speed servers, supporting over 70+ scripts and technologies.

Hosting Account Features
Each hosting account comes with unlimited web space, unlimited web traffic, unlimited email accounts, 99.9% uptime guarantee and unlimited add-on domains! You can find a full list of features by visiting the feature list.

Congratulations to all the winners from SmashingApps.Com. All of the winners will be contacted soon. If you are not winner at this time so please be patient and keep visiting here or subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter as well because we are coming up with another new great contest very soon.

Thanks to Zyma.com for sponsoring this wonderful contest at Smashing Apps.

If you want to conduct any contest at Smashing Apps just contact us and send us all the details.

Web Hosting Accounts Giveaway From Zyma

Zyma.com is running a contest, where 10 winners will get the web hosting accounts with unlimited web space. Well, you guys know what they are offering? Lets say it once again for n00bs.

Zyma.com is one of the fastest growing web hosting companies in the UK. Their industry leading web hosting package offers the most attractive and comprehensive features for one the best prices on the internet. With their low cost web hosting package, You can host your website on superfast hi-speed servers, supporting over 70+ scripts and technologies.

Hosting Account Features
Each hosting account comes with unlimited web space, unlimited web traffic, unlimited email accounts, 99.9% uptime guarantee and unlimited add-on domains! You can find a full list of features by visiting the feature list.

This contest will run from February 22, 2011 to March 4, 2011 and we will select the winners randomly by running MySQL query. Result can be announced any day before March 8, 2011 so keep visiting here or subscribe to our rss feed to get the latest updates. To participate in the contest and win Web Hosting from Zyma, All you have to do is :

1. Just leave a comment.

2. Use valid email ID in the email box.

3. Make sure that you are following @SmashingApps on twitter and subscribe our rss feed to track this contest and for future updates.

4. And that’s it!

So, what are you waiting for now? Let’s participate in the contest and good luck!

The 69 Coolest Apps Of 2010

The year 2010 is almost ended. We have explored and reviewed so many useful tools and resources for you all the year. Today, we are going to take a look on few of the web apps we have featured that we think you would like bookmark for 2011. I hope designers, developers and programmers will like this list, but you can also use them and will love them whether you are an office worker, a manager, a supervisor, a student, a home user, etc. They are really amazing in respect to their features. This is the list of 69 Coolest Web Apps Of 2010 at Work. We have categorized them as Web Apps, Desktop Apps and Smartphone/Tablet PC Apps. Just take a look at them and share your thought’s here.

You are welcome if you want to share more cool apps that our readers/viewers may like. Do you want to be the first one to know the latest happenings at  SmashingApps.com just subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter as well.

Web Apps

Join.me

Join.me is an impromptu meeting space that happens wherever, whenever. It’s getting a second or third pair of eyes on your presentation from across the hall or across the continent. It’s sharing your screen instantly with anyone or everyone to get stuff done, quickly.

Read More : Absolutely Useful (Yet Free) Web Apps To Make Designers Lives Easier

Kodingen

Kodingen is an Online Development Environment including Code Editor, Cloud Hosting, Database Administration, Collaboration, Web based access to file-system, Web based ftp & svn integration.

Read More : 11 Robust Web Based Editors To Code Directly From Your Browser

Write Maps

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Write Maps is a free web app which allows its users to create, edit and share sitemaps online. With sitemaps, a blogger can easily plan the layout of their newest website according to its topic and for people who like to work in teams; the ability to collaborate and work on a project on a centrally stored sitemap through Write Maps is a great way to get the job done.

Read More : 6 Excellent (Free) Tools For Website Owners You Might Not Know About

MyStickies

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MyStickies allows you to add sticky notes to webpages while you’re visiting the page and save it for later. The saved web pages can later be reviewed and edited from any other computer. MyStickies not only bookmarks the webpages in its online repository, but also saves the pages on how you tagged content on it and presents it the same way later. MyStickies is completely free to use.

Read More : Awesome (Yet Free) Sticky Note Taking Web Apps You Probably Never Used Before

PhotoPeach

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PhotoPeach is a great free web based slideshow creation service which allows creating, sharing and embedding slideshows online for any type of content which you want. A sign up is required to use the service.

Read More : Ten Best Web Services to Create Free Slideshows Online

Sketchfu

Sketchfu is simple drawing website where people can share their drawing with each other.

Read More : Five Excellent (Just For Fun) Websites To Kill Your Boredom

Wix

Wix - Create a free website,  Free MySpace layouts & Flash MySpace layouts

With Wix you can create a free website or make your free MySpace layouts and Flash MySpace layouts. It’s the simpler, faster, better way to build & design on the web.

Read More : 13 Easy And Powerful Website Building Tools To Create Your Free Site

HRLocker

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HRLocker is low cost HR management software designed for managing employee record and things associated with it. With HRLocker you can streamline annual leave and absence management, manage HR documents online, organize time sheets and generate reports. HRLocker comes with a lot of customization options as well.

Read More : 5 (Free) Handy Business Tools That Employers Can Totally Make Use Of

GoWaza

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GoWaza is a web service that helps you plan your travels. You enter your destination, along with arrival and departure dates; consequently a list of nearby hotels and their prices are provided. The locations are marked on a small map that can be enlarged. You can share your created maps and trips with your friends that have accounts on GoWaza.

Read More : 7 Free Tools To Create Maps And Directions Online

Mobyko

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Mobyko gives you complete control over your cellphone as it allows you to safely backup your important contacts and their details online, securely in your Mobyko account. It also features live syncing of contacts, phonebook and calendar present in your cellphone in sync with those present online so whether you make changes in one or the other, your data stays consistent throughout.

Read More : 7 Excellent Tools That Make Phone Data Backup Easier Than Ever

NameChk

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NameChk’s feature and usage is quite simple: it simply check for the available of the entered username across many social networking and social bookmarking websites.

Read More : 6 Free Tools To Look For Username Availability On Multiple Social Networks

PrintWhatYouLike

Tired of printing web pages only to find your printout is full of ads, empty space and other junk you don’t want? PrintWhatYouLike is a free online editor that lets you format any web page for printing in seconds.

Read More : 9 Coolest Web Apps You Might Not Know About (But Should)

Abouthisite

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Through Abouthisite you can find out the main details of a site – owner’s name, daily visitors, language, server location, server location’s on a map, thumbnail image of the homepage, and the color composition of the thumbnail image.

Read More : 10 Great Online Tools That Help You Find Out A Lot About Live Websites

Skylight

Skylight puts powerful but easy-to-use business management tools in the hands of the whole team, in or out of the office. Skylight helps business users achieve success while providing anytime, anywhere access to important business information. Projects, contacts, resources, accounts and files in one place.

Read More : Absolutely Useful Web Apps For People Who Run Business

TimsFreeStuff HTML Editor

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This real time HTML editor solves the problem of continuously switching between browser windows and provides a live show of what HTML code would look like in a separate preview pane. This solves the problem of first writing the HTML code in the web development software and then testing it in the browser window.

Read More : The Best Online Real-Time HTML Editors Internet Has To Offer

dushare

dushare is a simple direct file-file-transfer service. It makes sending unlimited file sizes between two people as simple as clicking a link. You can send you files to your peers directly (P2P) with no server for upload/download.

Read More : The 7 [More] Best Free File Hosting Services To Store Your Files

Qhub

Qhub is a platform you can use on your blog or website that allows your audience to ask questions and get real answers, it doesn’t just help answer questions it allows a genuine community to develop around your site.

Read More : Five Great Web Apps For People Who Run Professional Websites

SnapBird

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SnapBird is a free online tool that helps you search Twitter for things in a much better way than Twitter’s native search allows. Using SnapBird you can search for a particular keyword in a particular Twitter user’s stream. You can also search for items in Tweets with your mentions or in the sent and received DMs (direct messages). In addition to those features, SnapBird lets you search for items in very old Tweets along with the latest ones.

Read More : The 5 Really Useful Twitter Apps You Should Know About

Slide Deck

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Slideshows on websites serve an important purpose: they easily let you showcase the latest or the most popular content of your website. Instead of spending a lot of time coding up the slideshow, you can use Slide Deck. Slide Deck will provide you with the slideshow you desire for your website. It comes as a jQuery plug-in and a WordPress plug-in.

Read More : The 5 Must-Have Resources For A Web Designer’s Toolbox

TeamworkPM

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TeamworkPM is an online tool that can help you manage those tasks in an easy manner. No matter how big or small your team, the online service will help you setup a good communicating ground for your team.

Read More : Awesome (Yet Free) Web Apps To Make Project Managers Lives Easier

Webpage Test

Through “Webpage Test” you can set a number of parameters before you begin testing a URL. The test results are comprehensively broken down into speed tests, JavaScript file sizes, and image file sizes. The site also provides tools to compare the performance of multiple websites.

Read More : 7 Excellent Website To Test And Compare Website Speed

LiveMocha


LiveMocha offers free and paid plans. It provides its users with a unique combination of tutorials and practice with native speakers from around the world.

Read More : 5 Best Free Websites To Learn Foreign Languages

Bounce

Bounce is a little app that lets people quickly to add feedback to any webpage and toss that back and forth with other people.

Read More : 7 Excellent Websites To Get Design Feedback Visually Instead Of Emailing Back And Forth

Project Bubble

Project-Bubble

Project Bubble is a simple and easy tool for managing your projects, client and invoices. It’s intuitive interface makes project management a breeze. You can easily generate PDF invoices and get paid through PayPal.

Read More : 10 Best Business Web Apps To Make Your Lives Easier

icloud

icloud lets you do just that. icloud is a web service that provides its users with a virtual desktop. After creating an account and signing in to it, you virtual desktop loads up.

Read More : 7 Coolest Web Apps You Might Not Know About But Should

Flash Paint

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Flash Paint is a full web based drawing tool with many drawing features. The feature I liked best was its ability to create complex geometrical drawings with ease. This was achieved through a combination of lines and curves which you can modify easily.

Read More : Top 15 Online Tools For Drawing And Sketching

Zoho

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Zoho is the name for a collection of services. The entries you see in the image above are only few of what Zoho has to offer. We can sign up for an account and use Zoho’s services to easily gather ideas and create plus modify files / documents / images / presentations as a group. Click here to visit Zoho.

Read More : 10 Collaborative Brainstorming Web Apps When You Work As A Group

WhatTheFont

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WhatTheFont recognizes fonts in the same way as IdentifyFont. The image we upload can be of GIF, JPEG, TIFF or BMP image format and must not have more than 25 characters. As the characters are scanned by the website, we are asked to confirm if the right character has been confirmed. The site then proceeds to analyze each character and find our font.

Read More : 5 Online Tools For Designers To Help Recognize Unknown Fonts

IDriveSync

IDriveSync

IDriveSync syncs files online and across multiple PCs. On installing and logging into the application, it opens up a ‘Sync’ area where you can drag-n-drop files from your PC into or add your files into. Anytime you make a change to synced data anywhere on those multiple PCs, all the PCs will shortly reflect the modified data. IDriveSync does easy sharing too.

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1DayLater

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1DayLater is a free website that lets users enter tasks and enter the value of those tasks either in time units, money, or distance units. Once we have all our tasks fed into our 1DayLater account, we can view graphs of our activities and vary the graph parameters to see what our time/money/distance is being concentrated on.

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Youblisher

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With Youblisher you can make your pdf documents flippable and attractive looking book style presentation. It is like touching a real document.

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Lookout

Lookout

Lookout is a free application compatible with all major mobile operating systems. In addition to the remote location and remote controlling features, the application also has built-in antivirus and firewall tools that protect it against malware.

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Web Page to PDF

Web2PDF Converter helps Internet users, website publishers and bloggers to save their content to PDF and then share, print or archive it. Web2PDF Converter is fast, powerful and easy to install.

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Springnote

Springnote

Springnote is a great way for you to create notebooks for ideas, interests, multimedia, projects, and documents. It allows you to create pages, to work on them together with your friends, and to share files.

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Crocodoc

Crocodoc

crocodoc takes your PDFs, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations, and lets you view and mark them up online. Documents can be shared with others, who can collaboratively highlight or strikeout text, add notes and comments, and make revisions. All files are stored securely on their servers, and can be password protected and encrypted for maximum security.

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Dial2Do

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Dial2Do lets you do common tasks by just calling a number and speaking. You can use it to send EMAIL or TEXT messages, record REMINDERS to help you remember things, post updates to your TWITTER or JAIKU stream and LISTEN to your favourite internet content. It’s easy and hands-free.

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AppliancesEnergyUse

AppliancesEnergyUse

AppliancesEnergyUse lists the power input of almost 50 household appliances. By finding out how much power we are using simultaneously we can see if we are wasting energy. We can also set a personal power goal for ourselves and vow to never cross that wattage at a given time. Whether or not we are crossing our goal can then be determined by AppliancesEnergyUse.

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Draw Anywhere

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DrawAnywhere is an online diagramming website, where you can draw, modify and share flowcharts and other diagrams, with the look & feel of a desktop application. It runs on any browser with Flash 9 installed. There is no need to download and install any custom software. It runs entirely on the web, and thus it is an always-on-access-anywhere solution. It meets all your diagramming needs without installing, maintaining and purchasing expensive software.

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Google Notebook

Google-Notebook

Google Notebook is a free online application offered by Google that allows users to save and organize clips of information while conducting research online. The browser-based tool permits a user to write notes, clip text and images, and save links from pages during a browser session. The information is saved to an online “notebook” with sharing and collaboration features. Notebooks can be made “public”, or visible to others, and can also be used to collaborate with a list of users (either publicly or privately).

Read More : The Six Best Online Note Taking Apps You Would Love To Know

Desktop Apps

Recuva

Accidentally deleted an important file? Lost something important when your computer crashed? No problem! Recuva recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. Even if you’ve formatted a drive so that it looks blank, Recuva can still find your files on it.

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YouTube Jockey

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With YouTube jockey you can save the YouTube videos you watch without having to login with your YouTube or Google account. YouTube Jockey is a video player based on Adobe Air platform and has the ability to search for YouTube videos from within the player and drag and drop feature for playing videos.

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Cloud Magic

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Cloud Magic is a free web tool that works as a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome for people running Mac, Windows, or Linux machines. The extension indexes all emails and their data locally. It then provides an interface for you to quickly search those emails. The response time is amazing because your search is conducted locally instead of online. Cloud Magic supports indexing multiple Gmail accounts.

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AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011

AVG Free provides you with basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows and is available to download for free. It can work like a fast and effective protection against viruses and spyware. You will stay protected on social networks with AVG Social Networking Protection.

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Elmedia Mac Media Player

Elmedia Mac media player is a versatile tool that supports multiple formats playback (FLV, SWF, XAP (Silverlight), RM and RV (Real), AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV). No need to install a separate player for each video you want to watch. Enjoy your screening with Elmedia Player.

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Freemake

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Freemake is an installable video converter for Windows operating systems. In addition to converting videos to AVI, MP4, 3GP, and DVD formats, the application can also rip DVDs, rip audio from videos, and split videos and upload them to YouTube as a playlist.

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Google Dictionary

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Google Dictionary extension is Google’s own extension for its own browser, Chrome. With the extension installed, Chrome users will no longer need to bookmark any dictionary websites. The extension simplifies looking up word meanings by eliminating the need to visit a dictionary website in a new tab.

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Apture Highlights

Apture Highlights is a free tool, built from the ground up to let you take the power of Google search, and the richness YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, and Wikipedia with you to any site. Just highlight a phrase on any site to reveal the web’s best content without ever leaving the page. Fast, powerful, and fun.

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Lunascape

Lunascape is the world’s only triple engine browser. With Lunascape, you can choose the right engine at the right time, realizing a dramatic decrease in web-browser compatibility issues, long loading times, and messed up websites display. You need only 2 clicks to change your engine. Lunascape is 20 times faster than IE7, 6.5 times faster than IE8. And it stays up! We have gone head to head with well-known “fast” browsers, and have achieved one of the fastest JavaScript speed.

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Smart Defrag

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Smart Defrag is a tiny Windows compatible utility sized at only 1.8 MB. When you run the program, you can view all your hard drive partitions. Click on the partition you feel is responding slowly, and perform an analysis to see if any files require defragmentation.

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AppFresh

AppFresh helps you to keep all applications, widgets, preference panes and application plugins installed on your Mac up to date. All from one place, easy to use and fully integrated into Mac OS X.

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CodySafe

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CodySafe is a simple to use program that can be installed on any flash drive or removable media. The installer is only 2.1 MB large and installs directly to your flash drive.

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IE Tab

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Some sites can only be displayed using IE, and with this extension you can now see those sites without leaving Chrome. Great for web developers who want to test the IE rendering engine, users who use sites with ActiveX controls, and users who want to use the explorer view for local files.

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Windows Memory Diagnostic

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Microsoft has its own memory testing tool and it is called Windows Memory Diagnostic. The program performs a series of extensive tests on your system to find anything wrong with your computer’s memory. This tool also gives you the options to either create a bootable floppy disk or CD / DVD (by burning the image). Booting from the disk or optical disk will automatically begin the testing process.

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CCleaner

CCleaner

CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download.

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FastestFox – Browse Faster

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You can save time and get faster, parallelized downloads, quick definitions, auto-loading of next page, improved searching, and can do more with FastestFox.

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iSynchronize

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iSynchronize is an application that synchronizes the original file or folder of aliases. It creates a folder in your home directory, where you can put either real files and folders or aliases, and then syncs the contents to another folder you specify. The application concludes a daemon that does al the work in the background.

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ComparePSD

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ComparePSD compares two Adobe Photoshop PSD files for you and highlights the differences. It can compare the difference Layer by layer, Effect by effect. ComparePSD allows you to select the files in Windows Explorer by right-clicking on them.

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Smartphone And Tablet PC Apps

0.03 Seconds

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0.03 Seconds was the top iOS game in many countries within 2 days of its release. The game, sized at 11.9 MB, helps you judge your reaction time. Through a variety of responses it determines how fast you react and tap the screen.

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Read It Later

When you come across an article or a webpage you’d like to read but can’t at that time, save it to your Read it Later list. You can then read it whenever you have a moment, on the couch, in your commute, on the plane, train, or practically
anywhere.

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Google Mobile App

You can use Google Mobile App to search fast from your phones. It has some stunning features like you can speak your queries instead of typing, use pictures to search the web, avoid typing your current location while searching for nearby businesses (e.g. “pizza” or “best buy”). You can also quickly navigate to other Google services, such as Maps and Gmail. Available on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows and Nokia S60.

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Chess with Friends

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This simple game lets you play chess over the network with a friend or a random player. The game’s simple functionality and cool graphics make the game worthwhile.

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LEGO Photo

Here’s an app to immortalize your favorite things and those special moments in LEGO form. Just point the camera, snap a pic, press the button, and watch the masterpiece build.

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WordPress for Android

The initial release of WordPress for Android has focused on giving you the ability to manage your blog while on the go. You can manage posts, comments, pages.

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Google Earth

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With Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger. Explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including high-resolution imagery for over half of the world’s population and a third of the world’s land mass.

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Wi-Fi Finder

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This app for iPhone has tremendous use. Instead of shaking your phone to discover a good Wi-Fi signal, you can Wi-Fi Finder to find many free and paid Wi-Fi hotspots. The app has indexed over 280,000 locations in 140 countries worldwide.

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Hair MakeOver Lite

Do you want to find out what is the best hairstyle for you and your friends? With Hair MakeOver you can try on many different kind of hair styles and hair cuts in less than a minute on your iPhone. There are 32 32 hairstyles that you can try in this app.

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Lightning Bug – Sleep Clock

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Just running and jogging and taking control over your eating habits is not important. Studies shows that adequate sleep is also necessary for the body to stay fit. Now with Lightning Bug – Sleep Clock relax and get to sleep easier by playing soothing sounds. It can also wake you up after specified time to keep you going.

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Angry Birds

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Angry Birds is a puzzle video game developed by Finland-based Rovio Mobile. Since its release for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch devices, over 10 million copies of the game have been purchased and versions have appeared for other touchscreen-based smartphones. You can download this app for your Samsung Galaxy Tab from Android Market.

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Photoshop

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It’s easy to use the Photoshop.com Mobile App on your iPhone. Simply drag your finger to crop, adjust color, apply effects. You can crop, rotate, change color with just a touch, give an extra glow with Soft Focus, apply one-touch effects like Warm Vintage and Vignette etc.

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The 7 [More] Best Free File Hosting Services To Store Your Files

People have a love and hate relationship with file hosting sites. Some file hosting sites are really handy and make sharing data even simpler than sending a file via email while other services spam you with countless pop ups and forced membership options to simply download a file. Here is a list of some great file hosting sites that make uploading and sharing files a cakewalk.

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dushare

dushare is a simple direct file-file-transfer service. It makes sending unlimited file sizes between two people as simple as clicking a link. You can send you files to your peers directly (P2P) with no server for upload/download.

digitalbucket

digitalbucket.net offers an easy-to-use, reliable, and inexpensive data storage platform to store and retrieve any type of data , at any time, from any web browser connected to the Internet.

iSendr

iSendr is an on-demand direct file transfer system. It makes transferring any size file between two people as simple as clicking a link.

Yogile

Yogile is a photo sharing service that makes it incredibly easy to share images privately and within groups. Your friends and family can contribute with ease at Yogile. With this each album features a customizable URL and email address you can share with anyone you want to contribute.

Enterupload

Whenever you need to send a file that is too large for e-mail, Enterupload can help. If you need secure remote storage capacity for off-site backups, Enterupload offers solutions for you.

Send6

Send6 enables users to send, track and receive files and avoid the hassles of FTP and size restrictions of email attachments placed on users by Corporate IT departments and ISP’s. When you need to send a large file with confidence use Send6.

humyo

humyo offers storage which is always there and always available. You never lose a file with humyo – it’s impossible. And no file on humyo is ever beyond your reach. So if you’re tired of digital data being treated as disposable as a ballpoint pen and you’d like to keep it forever, humyo can do that for you no problem.

With ZumoDrive You Can Upload And Access Your Files From Anywhere

We all want remote access to our computer files. Whether we want to listen to our favorite music, view pictures or videos stored on our computer, or open an important document, remote access to our files can be very beneficial. Although there are programs out there that enable remote access, they require your main computer to be powered on at all times with an active internet connection. ZumoDrive provides a better alternative.

ZumoDrive is a software and web service that will upload your files on the web and provide them in a very friendly interface.

The installable part of ZumoDrive comes in versions compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac running machines. The service even has smartphone apps for iPhone, Android, and Palm Pre.

The Windows installer is sized at nearly 9 MB. After its installation you are prompted to sign up for a Zumo account which can be done through the app.

Zumo will then create your account and sign you into it. You are then asked to select the folders you want to upload to Zumo.

Then you choose your package. Free Windows users are provided up to 1 GB of storage and the upload size of each folder is shown against it.

Choosing your package will end the setup process.

Your files will be uploaded in the background. This upload activity will be shown by ZumoDrive’s cloud icon in the System Tray.

With the files uploaded, you can sign into ZumoDrive via your web browser and get access to the files.

When you access My Computer, you will see another drive added that will correspond to Zumo. Opening this drive will open the material already uploaded to Zumo.

If you log on to Zumo’s website and complete its tour after setting it all up, you can get an extra 1 GB of storage.

ZumoDrive will surely benefit many computer users desiring remote access but unwilling to leave their computers powered on all the time.

Best 10 Cheap Web Hosting Providers (According To WebHostingRating.com)

If you own a website and have your own domain name registered, chances are that you also have a hosting provider where you have uploaded all the files of your website. It’s very important on the part of bloggers or webmasters to choose a reputed hosting provider for their business.

Using a good web hosting provider ensures that your website is running smoothly and do not face any down times or server side problems.

But before you choose a hosting provider, you must research and compare all the companies out there. The following points should be closely compared while choosing a web hosting company:

To accumulate all the data about the different hosting providers is really a tough task. You have to search Google, go to the forums and interact with different people to know the inside details of the hosting company.

One site which makes the research much more easier is WebHostingRating.com. WebHostingRating is one of the world’s largest independent web hosting directory which contains detailed information of all the major hosting providers at one place. You can read the user reviews and customer feedback of all the popular and trusted hosting companies from a single website and don’t have to look here and there and collect information.

The site also has some useful hosting guides which will help you choose the perfect web hosting company according to your needs.

Let’s see the various sections of the website in full detail.

Compare the Plans of Different Hosting Providers

On the home page of WebHostingRating.com, you will see a brief comparison of 10 major hosting providers, as shown below:

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The above table compares different aspects such as the basic pricing plans, space and traffic. There is a user rating column which lists a link to reviews page written by real users who are using the same hosting provider for their website(s).

The comparison is very handy and you can compare different companies at a glance. If you want to compare the plans of two or more companies, simply select the corresponding check boxes under the compare section and and hit the “Compare plans” button placed at the bottom of the table.

The result will be something like the following:

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No doubt this is useful, because you can compare all the aspects of two hosting companies side by side. It would be a lot more easier on part of customers to first compare the plans, features and then choose the company that suits best.

Know the Complete Details of a Specific Hosting Provider

If you are interested in a specific hosting company and want to know the complete details, simply perform a search at the search box. WebHostingRating.com contains the details of all the major hosting providers, so you will surely find the company you are looking for.

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On the company page you will find lots of details about the features the hosting company provides. This includes server information, domain features, email features, site management, scripting, security, ecommerce, site building tools and site statistics.

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Search Using the Catalog

Another useful feature is the “Search Host Catalog” section placed at the sidebar of WebHostingRating.com. It’s an advanced search which lets you pick certain attributes and then search the website for companies that matches with your chosen attribute. There are two attributes – price range and the location of the hosting provider.

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For example: If you want a hosting company from North America and in the price range of 5-10$ a month, you can simply define the attributes in the “Search Host Catalog” section and search for the hosting company which satisfies those conditions.

Hosting Guides

The Hosting Guides section of WebHostingRating.com consists of useful tutorials and articles about Web hosting. If you are facing any problem regarding the technical aspects of your website, these guides will be useful.

In addition to the tutorials, the hosting guides section also consists of articles about the current trends in the web hosting industry. Following these guides and articles, you will find the answer to commonly asked questions and problems.

Video Tutorials

The Video tutorials section is one of the very informative sections of WebHostingRating.com. Sometimes you may have to spend a lot of time fixing bugs, you may mess your website’s settings or get into other problems.There are a lot of tutorials on the web but you have to read long pages of content which might not be the easiest way to find a solution you are looking for.

To make it straightforward for you, WebHostingRating presents a full list of Video Tutorials. There are a lot of categories – from CMS to C panel from FTP to Gallery, from WordPress to Plesk – everything’s under their grip.

All the tutorials are listed in the left sidebar, pick a category and view interactive video tutorials for free.

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Submit Your Hosting Company to WebHostingRating.com

If you have a hosting company and want to get listed in the WebHostingRating.com directory, go to the submit page and enter all the details and whereabouts about your company. The team of WebHostingRating.com will review your service and add it to their directory.

It’s a great way to gain exposure and targeted customers because WebHostingRating is the place where lots of clients are coming everyday.

All in all, WebHostingRating.com is a useful source of information for anyone who is interested in web hosting. If you have a website and want to change your hosting provider, make sure you read the reviews about the hosting company at WebHostingRating.com and then come to a decision.

WebHostingRating is one of the world’s largest independent web hosting directory which contains detailed information of all the major hosting providers at one place. You can read the user reviews and customer feedback of all the popular and trusted hosting companies from a single website and don’t have to look here and there and collect information.