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Sign up for the WestHost “PREFERRED” $8 per month program.

(Preferred Plan – You’ll appreciate the unlimited site hosting and MySQL databases. I’ve never come close to using the 2500GB/month of bandwidth or 250GB of disk space. If in the extremely unlikely event you need more of either, you can upgrade to the unlimited plan for another $4 per month.)

Billing – If you pay 36 months (3 years in advance), you get the best rate of $8/month. For the same “Preferred” plan, depending on the billing cycle you choose, the scale slides down to 24 months-$9/month, 12 months-$11/month, 3 months-$12/month. Personally, I pay quarterly, but I’ve got to switch over after doing the math in putting up this page. When I first signed up for WestHost, I was leery to get locked in, knowing the problems I’ve had in the past and not knowing much about their service. Instead of paying $144/year I could be paying $96. Makes no difference in the commission they pay me for referrals, but at least sign up for annual billing. That would net you 3 months free over the quarterly billing plan. I’m confident anyone who uses WestHost will be more than satisfied with their choice.

Why Choose WestHost?

Inexpensive + Uptime + Top-Notch Service = Great Value

Through clients, I host over 100 websites on WestHost. I’ve tried several different hosting companies over the years, but was immediately thrilled with WestHost (and am also dismayed when I find myself again working with some, not all, hosting companies for clients with existing accounts at other providers.)

1 – Sites are always up

Well almost. “WestHost guarantees a 99.9% uptime excluding scheduled maintenance of 1 hour per month and prior notified upgrades” for their dedicated server products. But in my experience, you can expect that same level of service for basic hosting programs/sites. My sites are always up and running! WestHost is so confident from providing consistent service since 1998, they offer a 100% lifetime satisfaction promise and a 60-day money back guarantee.

2 – 24/7 Live Chat with Support

Developing and hosting a bunch of sites, as well as other online apps, I’ve run into numerous situations where I was frankly lost as to how to solve an issue on my own. Enter WestHost live chat. Using their live messaging system through my browser, I can chat with Support live, and get a detailed response to my questions or continue working while they solve the issue which I didn’t even know how to describe. Love those guys at WestHost support. You can also submit a ticket through their easy to use system and check back for an answer. Support is US based.

3 – cPanel – User Control Panel

You name it, you have access to tons of tools ready to use with documented instructions to add all kinds of services, add users & email accounts, applications and alterations to the way your site(s) operate.

4 – User Forum

WestHost has a long-time dedicated group of users who assist each other. If you want to do something to your site, someone else has probably already done the same and they’ve documented their progress. And if you want to try something new, there are several people with the experience and know-how online daily and others monitoring the threads who like to help others. Do a search to see if there is already an answer to your question. If not, ask away and you’ll soon have others trying to help.

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How do I clear my web browser’s cache, cookies, and history?

If you do not see instructions for your specific version or browser, search your browser’s Help menu for “clear cache”. If you’re unsure what browser version you’re using, from the Help menu, select About [browser name].

Note: In Internet Explorer and Firefox, if you do not see the menu bar, press Alt.


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About cache, cookies, and history

Each time you access a file through your web browser, the browser caches (i.e., stores) it. Thus, the browser doesn’t have to newly retrieve files (including any images on the page) from the remote web site each time you click Back or Forward. You should periodically clear the cache to allow your browser to function more efficiently.

A cookie is a file created by a web browser, at the request of a web site, that is stored on a computer. These files typically store user-specific information such as selections in a form, shopping cart contents, or authentication data. Browsers will normally clear cookies that reach a certain age, but clearing them manually may solve problems with web sites or your browser.

A browser’s history is a log of sites that you visit. When you press a browser’s Back button, you are moving back one entry the history log. Browsers will normally clear history at regular intervals, but you may want to clear it manually for privacy reasons.

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Internet Explorer 8 and above

  1. From the Safety menu in the upper right, click Delete Browsing History… .
  2. Deselect Preserve Favorites website data, and select Temporary Internet files, Cookies, and History.
  3. Click Delete.

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Internet Explorer 7

  1. From the Tools menu in the upper right, select Internet Options.
  2. Under “Browsing history”, click Delete… .
  3. To delete your cache, click Delete files… .To delete your cookies, click Delete cookies… .To delete your history, click Delete history… .
  4. Click Close, and then click OK to exit.

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Firefox 3.5 and above for Windows

  1. From the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History… .
  2. From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
  3. Click the down arrow next to “Details” to choose what history elements to clear (e.g., check Cookies to clear cookies). Click Clear Now.

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Firefox 3 for Windows

  1. From the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History… , and then select the items you want to delete (e.g., Browsing & Download History, Cache, Cookies).
  2. Click Clear Recent History… .

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  1. In the browser bar, enter: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData
  2. Select the items you want to clear (e.g., Clear browsing history, Clear download history, Empty the cache, Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data).You can choose the period of time for which you want to clear cached information from the Obliterate the following items from: drop-down menu. To clear your entire cache, select the beginning of time.
  3. Click Clear browsing data.

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  1. From the Safari menu, select Reset Safari… .
  2. From the menu, select the items you want to reset, and then click Reset. As of Safari 5.1, Remove all website data covers both cookies and cache.

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Firefox 3.5 and above for Mac OS X

  1. From the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History.
  2. From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
  3. Click the down arrow next to “Details” to choose which elements to clear. Click Clear Now.

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Firefox 3 for Mac OS X

  1. In Firefox, from the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History.
  2. Select the elements you want to clear (e.g., Browsing & Download History, Cache, Cookies), and then click Clear Private Data Now.

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Mobile Safari for iPhone OS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

To clear cache and cookies:

  1. From the home screen, tap Settings, and then tap Safari.
  2. At the bottom of Safari’s settings screen, tap the buttons for Clear Cookies and Clear Cache. To confirm, tap Clear Cookies or Clear Cache again.

To clear history:

  1. From the home screen, tap Safari.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap the Bookmarks icon.
  3. In the lower left, tap Clear.
  4. Tap Clear History.

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