You probably already heard about MDDHosting from me, as I just can’t resist myself praising these guys whenever I can. MDDHosting, founded in 2007 by Michael Denney, is a rock solid web host with unbelievably tremendous customer support. We’re hosted on MDDHosting since mid-2011, roughly for 4 years. In these 4 years, I haven’t felt like moving to another hosting company because I had zero problems with MDDHosting. Now, I’m hosting my personal site, RohitPalit.com, on the same account and as usual impressed with its performance as well.
Their servers are perfect for my WordPress blogs, as well as for our SMF forum. Keep reading to know why I love MDDHosting so much.
I’ll describe CrazyEgg as a well known visual analytics tool. Once you start getting visitors to your site, the next step for you is to convert them into subscribers, customers, followers, or whatever it may be. That’s where CrazyEgg comes into play.
They’re one of the first companies to introduce heatmaps, and confetti reports. You may be thinking, what does that even mean? Well, it means it shows you what your visitors do after they open your website. Where they come from (confetti), which links and where on your pages they click (heatmap), which portions of your pages they spent the most time viewing (scrollmap), and which links on your site get the most no. of clicks (overlay). Of course, a free tool like Google Analytics doesn’t offer killer features like these.
CrazyEgg helps you know, where and how your site design sucks. Based on the data from CrazyEgg, you can tweak your landing pages, your overall site design, and a couple of functionalities to boost your conversion rates. Here’s what I learned about my sites from using CrazyEgg for 20 days:
MaxCDN, as the name suggests, is a content delivery network. MaxCDN is one of the most preferred affordable CDN providers for WordPress sites. It speeds up your site, and reduces your server load, for an affordable price. Setting up MaxCDN for WordPress blogs using W3 Total Cache is straightforward and easy. I’m using MaxCDN on TechTage since the beginning of 2013. Here’s why I’m more than impressed with its performance and features.
People in India are sceptical about buying a laptop from a less-known (to them) brand like ‘Fujitsu’. But I had no doubt before buying a laptop built by the world’s third-largest IT company. Fujitsu Lifebook AH532 (with this specific configuration) retails for around Rs. 24,500 in India (~ $500). The specifications that this machine boasts set a standard in this price range.