Ideal Traits of a Web Hosting Company

There are unlimited sources of web hosting providers online. You could just pick one, signup and you’re ready to create your website. However, without checking into the web hosting company’s background you may end up dissatisfied with their services. So, what are the ideal traits of a web hosting provider?

  1. WWWCustomer Retention: More than customer acquisition, a web hosting company that retains most of their clients is considered a good provider. It only states that clients are satisfied and very at ease with the service provided.
  2. Customer Satisfaction: Listening to the specific needs of each and every customer is the best way to provide them a quality service. Taking these details and delivering to the customers makes them an ideal web hosting provider.
  3. No Downtime: An ideal web hosting company should strive for a zero rate of downtime, but maintenance and problems will occur. A good hosting company will minimize downtime by carefully planning maintenance and fixing any problems before they cause major server issues.
  4. Provides Quality Service at a Reasonable Price: An ideal web hosting company doesn’t just offer their services for the highest rate possible but actually offer a quality service for a decent rate. Many hosting companies offer promo pricing or coupon codes to reduce their hosting rates to a level that’s a better deal than most of their competitors and without compromising the reliability of the service they provide.

You can refer to web hosting reviews posted online on review sites and forums as well as referrals from your friends and colleagues to be able to search for the best web hosting provider that you should signup with.

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How to Teach Your Kids Phone Skills

swimming_friendsUsing the telephone is an important social skill, especially now that so many children have their own mobile phones, so it is important that they develop acceptable telephone manners.

For example, a young girl wants to ring a friend to ask her to come out with her for the day. Before she makes the call she needs to think carefully about what she wants to say – the reason for the call, the details of the day such as the time to arrive and the time to go home and any proposed activities, like swimming. Jotting the information down helps to remind her of what she needs to say.

Then she needs to look up her friend’s telephone number and punch the numbers in very carefully. If the phone is answered by her friend’s parents, or a sibling, she could say, ‘Hello, it’s X. Could I speak to Y please?” If she is known to the family it is polite to declare who she is. Parents often like to know who is calling their child.

If she is a very young child and Y’s parents answer, she could ask them directly whether they will let her friend come out with her, “Hello. Is this Mr Reed? It’s X. I’m calling to ask if Y can come out for the day and come swimming with my mother and I.”

If it is her friend who answers, the child can explain directly to her, “Hi, it’s X. I’m calling you to ask if you’d like to…”

If the child is older and arranges to meet a friend in town and she still hasn’t arrived 20 minutes after the arranged time, she could call the friend’s mobile phone or call her home, “Hello, it’s X. I’m calling because I arranged to meet Y at 11 am in town and she hasn’t arrived yet. Was she late leaving home? Did she say exactly where she’s meeting me? There might have been a misunderstanding…”

Here are some safety tips for cell phone use: http://www.safekids.com/rules-for-family-cell-phone-use/