Posted on September 14, 1999
=================================================== The Add Me! Newsletter *** ISSUE #60 *** "Free tips for promoting your website and business" Add Me, Inc http://www.addme.com The Newsletter is only sent to the users of Add Me! =================================================== ...TODAY'S ARTICLE... >> Technical Difficulties << ........................................................ September 14th, 1999 *** ISSUE #60 *** ........................................................ Message from our sponsor: ========================================================== Now that you've registered your site, you're almost ready to start taking orders. Next, you need to accept credit cards. Charge.Com lets you take MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. They have the best rates, over 95% of applicants are accepted, and there's NO APPLICATION FEE. To apply right now visit http://www.charge.com/?addme6 ========================================================== .............................. *************************************************** The Add Me! Newsletter is a high quality newsletter created to help everyone promote their website and business on the Internet. The Add Me! Newsletter is one of the largest newsletters available on the web focusing on this topic. It is read twice a week by over 200,000 webmasters and website owners. Please forward this newsletter to all your friends and co-workers who might be interested! Interested in writing an article for this Newsletter? Go to http://www.addme.com/list.htm for more info! To un/subscribe, please refer to the end of the message! *************************************************** .....TODAY'S ARTICLE..... Technical Difficulties ======================== By Chris Small Recently we experienced some serious technical difficulties. Serious enough that we were not able to publish to our website or ezine for several days. To an Internet Marketing company, that is like having a storefront but not being able to get in and serve the customers. To resolve these technical difficulties we had to install some new hardware and reinstall a lot of our faithful programs. During this process we were reminded of many basic maintenance procedures that should be practised regularly. While we have done most of these on occasion and some of them when we thought necessary, none of them had been done consistently. Now, just so you know, we have been involved in the repair and servicing of computers and related hardware since 1989, and consider ourselves to be reasonably familiar with most of the mainstream software on the market today. However, just like the cobblers barefoot children we allowed our own equipment to be neglected. So please do take these suggestions seriously and start implementing them now. We certainly will. ========================================================= ATTENTION! GET "E-COMMERCE ENABLED" WEB HOSTING Host your Web sites for only $12.95/month - host a 3rd for $5.95/month PLUS - get a SHOPPING CART & MERCHANT SERVICES too! FREE setup/xfer on all accounts - 25 Megs, Unlimited Traffic/Email, FrontPage, 12X T-3's, GREAT Customer Service, and much more VISIT http://cdgcommerce.com/addme6host.html TODAY! OR CALL US AT 310-406-8434, e-mail: email@example.com ========================================================= First off, always, always, have a backup system for your data. Use a zip drive, tape backup, writable CD ROM, second hard drive, even the ancient but dependable floppy disks. However you choose to do it HAVE A BACKUP SYSTEM! You just can't afford not to. Actually, you should have two backups. One stored near the computer that is accessible to correct those frustrating losses of data, and a second one stored offsite. Seems logical, but you'd be surprised at how many companies face certain disaster if there was a fire, flood or break in. Secondly, have your equipment serviced yearly (or more often in dirty environments). That means having someone open it up and clean out the dust, reseat the connections, lubricate the fan, and generally check things over. This alone can prevent major grief. One of the things that happened to us was that the fan seized up and caused overheating. A few dollars of prevention will save many dollars in repairs and hours of frustration. When you want to get rid of a program, don't go in to the file manager and delete the files. Use the uninstall feature that comes with the program or your Operating System (ie: Windows). Most programs make some changes to your config.sys, autoexec.bat or Win.ini or other setup files. Just deleting the program files will not remove these changes. Plus there are usually other hidden files lurking about on your hard drive that you just can't find with normal file managers. Run a disk defragment and scandisk program frequently. Once a week is normally sufficient. This will keep your hard drive in optimum condition. Of course you want to be using a current virus scan program and continually update it. We use McAffee's WebScanX. Norton Utilities also has an excellent product. If you leave your computer on 24/7, as we do, you will have to restart it occasionally to clear the memory. There are many other things that you do to keep your systems in tip top shape but these are the main ones that can prevent the most grief. ----------------------------------------------------------- Chris Small is a cyber entrepreneur and host of the very successful 'World Deal Center'. He may be reached at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org His main website is http//www.WorldDealCenter.com/ Chris invites you to sample his ezine The ‘World of Deals' for FREE. To receive your copy just send an email with "Subscribe World of Deals" in the subject... or go to http://www.worlddealcenter.com/newsletter.htm and enter your email address. ----------------------------------------------------------- This newsletter is sent to you as part of the free Add Me! submission service you have used recently. If you have missed previous issues of the Add Me! Newsletter you can find them at: http://www.addme.com/previous.htm The contents of this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Add Me, Inc. Add Me, Inc makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, about the truth or accuracy of the contents of the Add Me! newsletter. We want this newsletter to be the best one around. 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