Just the Facts: Web Hosting Truths & Myths

Byte Technology

When it comes to the world of web hosting, myths and truths abound. Web hosting is complicated… or is it? The best hosts are free … or are they? Here are some facts and falsehoods that you should take to heart before embarking on a search for the perfect web hosting service.

The Need for Speed: The Overwhelming Benefits of a Fast Website Hosting

Byte Technology

No matter the size and scope of your website and no matter the importance it holds for your business, one mistake that no doubt countless people regret skimping on is the crucial element of good and effective hosting. Learn more about Byte Technology’s high-speed web hosting for nonprofits.

How to Choose the Best WordPress Host for Your Needs

Byte Technology

That said, one component of a great WordPress site—and one that far too many users ignore—is whether or not they’ve chosen a solid, fast and reliable hosting service. Is a free host the way to go? Is it worth shelling out some bucks for a higher quality host? So check out these hosting options and do a little research before settling on a decision. Free WordPress Hosting. However, that’s rarely true when it comes to web hosting. Shared WordPress Hosting.

Hosting Harkin at the Hub

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Recently, I had the pleasure to host Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) for exactly such a meeting of minds with ten fellow social entrepreneurs. We hosted Harkin and ten fellow social entrepreneurs at the cool space of the Hub SoMa, in the heart of San Francisco.

San Francisco to host new urban innovation lab

AFP Blog

San Francisco to host new urban innovation lab : "With access to a variety public, private, academic and nonprofit entities — two of the world's largest and most influential digital companies, Twitter and Uber, are located across the street from the new Superpublic space — Hirshberg and the team behind the project saw "there was an opportunity to do serious work.

Giving Day Hosts Must Have A Crisis Plan – #Givedaylessons

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Colorado Gives has hosted six gives days and has over $111 million dollars for Colorado nonprofits. We look at a number of potential issues: What happens if the facility where we host our data servers has a power failure?

I’m hosting the carnival next week

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology I’m hosting the carnival next week April 11, 2008 (Photo by frankienose ) I’m hosting the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants here, next week.

How to Set Up a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog

AFP Blog

How to Set Up a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog : Last week, I asked you how I could be of help. Of the hundreds of responses I received, many of you said you were itching to learn how to start a successful blog. NPBlogging NPBlogs NPBlogsetup

5 Tips for Nonprofits To Host Effective Walking Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Has your organization hosted a walking meeting? @kanter A walking meeting in progress. Gotta take advantage of these #nyc streets + great weather! cc @ynpnnyc pic.twitter.com/RkZDLoG77T. Christopher Chavez (@mr_tumnus) May 2, 2014.

3,589 Clubs Use This #1 Club Website Hosting Provider

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re looking for an all-in-one club website hosting provider that can help you easily create a website for your club, look no further. Wild Apricot is the #1 provider (5 years in a row and running) used by 1,000s of clubs across the US and the rest of the world

The evolution of web hosting

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology The evolution of web hosting November 8, 2007 It seems like not so long ago that I helped an organization build a Linux email and web server, that we plugged into a college internet connection, so that they could begin to take advantage of the wonders of the internet.

HOW TO: Host a Tweet Chat for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Some large nonprofits host tweet chats monthly, while others do so only during the launch of specific campaigns or case studies. Excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits.

Host an ARTBreak in your community

Have Fun - Do Good

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." ~ Pablo Picasso Do you think you get more done if you focus, nose-to-the-grindstone, or if you take lots of breaks? According to a recent New York Times article, Relax!

AskIdealware: Hosted or Installed Software?


What's the difference between hosted and installed software? Our always-insightful senior researcher Jay Leslie breaks down these two categories of software systems in this week's installment of AskIdealware. Got a question for us? Email it along and maybe we'll answer it with a video. -->.

5 Tips to Host a Successful Fundraising Event

Tech Soup Blog

When you host a fundraising event, you want people to be talking about it long before it even takes place. Are you trying to raise funds for a worthy cause? Maybe you're a teacher, and you want to help your class go on a big trip.

Google and Mashable to Host First Hangout-a-thon for Charity

AFP Blog

Google and Mashable to Host First Hangout-a-thon for Charity : The Hangout-a-thon is a phoneathon for the connected generation of the 21st century. It will feature 12 hours of thought-provoking guests, who will share updates on some of the most disruptive non-profits working today. The best part is, if you like what you hear, you can take action right on the spot by donating to the project through the Google Hangout

Convio Hosts CASE Panel on Social Networking, Media - MarketWatch

AFP Blog

Convio Hosts CASE Panel on Social Networking, Media - MarketWatch: "AUSTIN, Texas, Jul 14, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- David Lotz, Convio's Director of Higher Education, hosted a session directed at senior-level advancement professionals looking to explore creative ways to advance their programs and to forge ahead in new directions today at the 2008 CASE Summit.

Ask Idealware: Hosting Video | Idealware


Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Ask Idealware: Hosting Video By Laura Quinn , February 7, 2008 Barb asks : Do you have any recommendations on good web hosting companies for a mid-sized site with video? Most hosting companies do not require a long-term contract.

Over 300 Cities Host Social Good Meetups


and abroad are hosting Meetups today. In you are in DC please join us (I'm co-hosting) for a great discussion by the United Nations and Screen on the Green at 1331 G St, NW, Suite 900 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Mashable kicked off their third annual Social Good Summit Sept. 22 nd in NYC. The summit runs though today, September 24 th and explores the impact that technology is having on media, and how digital media is affecting our lives and changing the world.

Why Nonprofits Should Consider Hosting a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign [Infographic]

NonProfit Hub

This information was pulled from numerous industry reports, as well as actual case studies of DoJiggy clients that host peer-to-peer fundraising events using crowdfunding software.

Ask Me Anything: Packard Foundation Hosting Google Hangout Today – Oct 29th at 3 PM PST

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Packard Foundation is hosting a Google Hangout and will be live from our headquarters. This is from a blog post by Luis Chabolla at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz.

Don’t trust your host with your domain – even if it’s Google

Judi Sohn

Especially if it’s Google and you can’t pick up the phone and get immediate support. I’m reading a rant on Joel on Software against Google Apps. The short story is that he signed up for Google Apps and registered his domain at the same time.

Hosting a Day of Giving? The Knight Foundation Playbook Answers Your Questions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These community foundations are actively using the Giving Day Playbook to host Giving Days in their communities and it forms the backbone to peer exchanges. 12, Knight Foundation hosted a webinar for almost 200 community foundations, nonprofits, and others interested in hosting a Giving Day.

TechSoup Hosts Saturday Hackathon 4 Good

Tech Soup Blog

Recently, TechSoup hosted a special hackathon in the spirit of and to coincide with the opening of the Mashable Social Good Summit and Hackathon. The purpose of the Saturday Hackathon 4 Good was to develop technology solutions to support youth.

Evans School hosts Microsoft forum about corporate giving - The Daily of the University of Washington

AFP Blog

Evans School hosts Microsoft forum about corporate giving - The Daily of the University of Washington: "Last night, the Evans School of Public Affairs hosted a forum on corporate social responsibility as part of an ongoing course offered at the Evans School that features lectures from various leaders of business and industry.The lecture featured two representatives from locally based corporate.

Meet TechSoup Forum Expert Host: Sasha Daucus

Tech Soup Blog

Sasha Daucus is the warm presence welcoming new community members to the TechSoup forums in our Introduce Yourself forum and one-half of the dynamic duo fielding questions about fundraising software, CRMs, and donor databases in our Technology for Fundraising forum.

Meet TechSoup Forum Expert Host: Gary LaMontagne

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup talked with longtime forums host Gary LaMontagne and learned more about his nonprofit work. Gary Lamontagne, (username: glamontagne ), Network and Systems Administrator and host of TechSoup's Networks forum and Nonprofit Careers forum. Name, title, and TechSoup username. Location (city, state, country). Berlin, NH, USA. Organization that you work for/volunteer with. Coos County Family Health Services. Tell us briefly the mission of your organization and your work.

How to Choose a Green Website Host

Tech Soup Blog

But, where is your website hosted? There are lots of green website hosts out there and their prices are competitive with their dirtier counterparts. How Do You Find an Eco-Friendly Website Host? Green does not always have to cost you more, especially when it comes to technology. As you have probably heard, datacenters are the biggest green house gas generators in the IT world.

How to Host a Board Meeting Your Board Will Actually Attend

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofit board members share a solid commitment to a common cause. Even with diverse backgrounds and busy schedules, each makes time and puts in effort to steer the organization in achieving its goals.

TechSoup to Host Mozilla Ignite Idea Jam

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup will host this event at 525 Brannan Street #300, San Francisco. How would you improve communities if there were an Internet without limits? What difference would you be capable of making that you can’t today, if you had access to super high Internet networking speeds? These are the questions Mozilla and the National Science Foundation have teamed up to ask through the Mozilla Ignite Apps Challenge.

TechSoup Hosts Hackathon for Youth Health

Tech Soup Blog

ISIS , an online sexuality information service for youth, kicked off its recent Sex Tech Conference by hosting its first ever Hackathon for Youth Health. The hackathon, co-hosted by TechSoup , brought together youth sexual health experts and developers to design a technology tool to improve youth health and wellness. Technology Solutions for Health Problems? The health experts and developers had one day to explore the scope of the problem and develop a technological solution.

15 Questions to Ask Green Web Hosting Services

Tech Soup Blog

GreenTech has done a bit to explore green web hosting in our How to Choose a Green Website Host piece, but we thought we’d deepen the discussion a bit by profiling Enviromedia 's quest to find a green host that is affordable, dependable, and that truly uses renewable energy.

NpTechTag Summary: NpTech Events, Twitters, and Green Web Hosting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And a friendly reminder to recycle your old mobile phone if you happened to pick up a Iphone and think about green web host !

Meet TechSoup Forum Expert Host: Tim Claremont

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup sat down with longtime forums expert, Tim Claremont and found out a little more about the nonprofit techie behind the helpful forum posts. read more.

Bring a Question: Creative Commons Hosts TechSoup Social Channels on September 17, 2014

Tech Soup Blog

Elliot Harmon will be hosting TechSoup's social media channels, answering any Creative Commons questions you have on Twitter and Facebook. Sharing is an essential part of storytelling, and our friends at Creative Commons are devoted to expanding the number of creative works that are available to (legally!) use, build on, and share. That's why Creative Commons offers a handy standardized list of licenses for creative works.

New Models for Community Partnerships: Museums Hosting Meetups

Museum 2.0

This month brings three examples of museums hosting meetups for online communities: On 8.6.08, the Computer History Museum (Silicon Valley, CA) hosted a Yelp! On 8.8.08, the Ontario Science Center (Toronto, Canada) hosted the 888 YouTube meetup for any and all YouTube aficionados.

Hosting Nonprofit CRM Donor Systems in the Cloud


You may also hear this referred to as “Online”, “Hosted”, or “Web Based” software. Cloud-based fundraising solutions are not only here to stay, they are becoming the preferred solution for fundraisers of all levels of experience. By Margaux Pagán, Director of Strategic Fundraising, DonorFuse , and Tim Sarrantonio, Account Consultant, Z2 Systems. There is a fair amount of discussion about the “cloud” when it comes to nonprofits and their technological next steps.

Three Women Journalists and Activists Host Sundance's "The Green"

Have Fun - Do Good

Three women journalists and environmental activists will host the series: Majora Carter, Founder and Director of Sustainable South Bronx , Simran Sethi, anchor for TreeHugger TV , and Allison Stewart, daytime anchor for MSNBC and host of "The Most".

You Are Invited: Packard Foundation Hosting Google Hangout on Oct 29th at 3 PM PST to Celebrate My 4 Years As Visiting Scholar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Packard Foundation is hosting a Google Hangout and will be live from our headquarters. This tweet was sent a Packard Foundation board meeting four years ago. By today’s standards, it isn’t earth shattering.

New article: The Truth About Hosted Software Packages


We have several new articles going up fast and furiously over the next few days, but the first is up now: The Truth About Hosted Software Packages. There's a lot of hype and misconceptions about Software as a Service products (they're not secure! they're evil! they'll solve all your IT problems and replace your IT staff!). In this article, we round up the pros and the cons to consider as you evaluate different options for your own organization