January 11th 2023
CrimsonRed is new to WHT and his first topic is to ask what did hosts use to build their hosting sites? He's been left feeling sad and unsatisfied by the lack of easy customization to the WHMCS front end, but also hasn't had much luck with the Wordpress bridge. He's asking what are the best practices for making attracting hosting sites? He's using the Lagom 2.0 WHMCS theme which he likes, but it's still left him wanting more due to the limitations of WHMCS in the design area. Having been waiting patiently for WHMCS' theme builder to be released, he feels as though there's no other choice in the meantime but to make a Wordpress site, link the pages, and hope nobody thinks it looks funny when they're directed to a distinctly different looking website (WHMCS). CrimsonRed is looking to expand and was thinking about running Facebook ads but thinks his site just looks too bare to be attractive enough to get new customers to sign up. So he's asking what everyone else typically does? HTML or Wordpress with links? WP Bridge? Editing WHMCS theme files directly? How would you put a hosting site together these days?
Anthony would like to invest in this sector of activity but hears from people around him that it is too saturated! He's aware of the considerable competition within the hosting industry but wonders if there's still a way to make your mark? The way he looked at it; In order to have something reliable, scalable, easy to use for customers and to stand out from the competition, he would have liked to set up a panel developed in Laravel and based on the APIs of SolusVM or Promox VE. Living in the vicinity of Montreal, Canada, he would also like to have his own infrastructure for quality purposes, the goal being to offer VPS/VDS. He asks if this is a worthwhile investment? If so, would Montreal be a good solution to serve clients in the east (Illinois, New York, Montreal)? How much should he invest in advertising up front? What are the best ways to acquire and retain customers? He has a total budget of about $15,000 - $20,000. Is this enough to get him up and running? Share your ideas in the thread.
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Latency: What is it, and how does edge computing impact latency?
In the world of computing and networking, there is an ongoing battles to have the fastest speeds.
In this competition for haste, there is a desire to have latency as low as possible to ensure those lightning-fast speeds.
Edge computing and edge applications are a continuation of this effort to lower latency.
Read this article and more about latency, presented by EdgeIR
Threads about content management systems like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla pop up in different sections of WebHostingTalk on a regular basis, making it a little harder for them to be found. Not any more - We now have a section where you can talk about anything to do with CMS, including themes and plugins, optimization, editors, ideas for future features, requests for help, and anything else that comes to mind. We've already moved some of the more relevant recent threads into the new section. A matching advertising section will be added to WHT in the next few days.
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