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January 24, 2014

PHP Poll Script Updated - Now Cloud-Safe

Category: Company Announcements, Internet Marketing, Webmasters/Web Design — Answers 2000 @ 9:45 am

We’re pleased to announce an update to our PHP Poll Script. This script allows you to easily adding voting polls (as many different polls as you want) to your websites or blogs, and display the results of users voting as beautiful graphics - bar charts, pie, charts, etc. The new version of the script is now fully-compatible with both traditional web hosts and the increasing popular cloud-based web hosting services that many people are now adopting.

Here’s an example poll voting form (they can be customized):

An Example Poll:
What is your favorite sport?

Here are some examples of how the script can display the results of voting - note: as bar charts, pie charts, or both:

PHP Poll Script - Example Bar and Pie Charts

PHP Poll Script - Example Bar Chart

PHP Poll Script - Example Pie Chart

Here’s a video of demonstrating how easy the script is to use:

PHP Poll Script Video Demo:

To learn more or get your own copy of our PHP script, please click here.


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January 22, 2014

Network Solutions Customer? Check Your Email! [Updated]

Category: Webmasters/Web Design — Answers 2000 @ 12:08 pm

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Note: See the Important Update at the bottom of this story

Do you use Network Solutions as a domain registrar? Perhaps you used them in the past, have subsequently switched to another registrar, but still have a couple of domains with Network Solutions? You might want to check your email inbox carefully if you any domains with Network Solutions.

Network Solutions have recently introduced a new program, called “WebLock” which helps protect high-value and premium domain names from unauthorized transfers or modifications. I have to say that is a very good idea - many domain name owners need protection for their premium names, and some will want top of the line security, which is what “WebLock” claims to offer.

However, according to Brent Simmons you might get automatically enrolled in this program - which may not be what you want - especially when you find out the cost - $1,850 for the first year - and $1,350 for each subsequent year!

According to Mr Simmons, Network Solutions sent him email, saying that he had been enrolled, but you could opt-out if he wanted to. He’s chosen to opt-in, and actually move his domains to another registrar. But one has to wander what would have had happened had he missed the email, or had the email gone into his spam folder - I presume that he would have been billed, and only found out a month later when the credit card statement came?

My personal view on this (assuming Simmons’ summary is correct) is that I applaud Network Solutions for offering their customers a high-level security option - but I strongly believe that they should be asking customers to opt-in, not to opt-out, especially given the relatively high price of this option! Auto-enrolling customers into high-priced services to me feels like some inappropriate behavior - and really I would expect better from an established company like Network Solutions.

And the moral of the story: If you have any domains with Network Solutions, check your email carefully! Alternatively you might want to consider switching to another domain registrar - we currently use Dotster.com for most of our domain names.

Important Update:

Web.com, the parent of Network Solutions, have just provided an interview by their CEO, Jason Teichman, to DomainNameWire.com. In the interview, Teichman says that the WebLock program will be opt-in, not opt-out - nobody will be charged unless they agree to add it - and that the wording of the announcement email could have been better.

All I can say then is: Three cheers to Web.com/Network Solutions for acting the right way, and offering what looks like a worthwhile new service (for those who need it).


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January 20, 2014

Top Site PHP Script Updated - Now Fully Cloud Hosting Compatible

Category: Company Announcements, Internet Marketing, Webmasters/Web Design — Answers 2000 @ 4:38 pm

We are pleased to announce the release of a new version of our PHP Top Site Script. This is a powerful script that you can install on your web site, and which you can use to get other webmasters to send you free traffic - yes it really works!

The new version, 4.00 of our Top Site script is now fully compatible with both regular web hosting environments (including dedicated servers, shared servers, and virtual servers), and with cloud-hosting web services, which are becoming increasingly. popular.

You can see an example of a customer successfully using our top site at www.topprepperwebsites.com/.

To find out more about starting your own top site - or to get the script - please click here.


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