How to get discounts on A Small Orange hosting

Hi guys,

Thought I’d give a little tips on how to save on your web hosting. As you know, I am a graphic and web designer. I do freelance work and most of time, the clients that I do work for have never had a website for their business before. A lot of them ask what’s the cheapest hosting available and I’d normally not know what to say. So I went on a mission to try few different hosting companies out and narrow down my options so I can give recommendations based on my first hand experience.

Lately, I’ve been researching and testing a few different hosting companies to see which ones offers the best rates and service. Another thing that is important for me is reliability! Will my hosting service have decent up time? Will it be fast enough and most importantly what are the specifications such as server speed, internet speed, and what’s the monthly bandwidth quota?

I tried a few different ones such as Hostgator since they have on going discounts if you can manage to find a promo code. They’re reliable I guess but for larger clients, I’d prefer a Virtual Private Server (VPS). The only complaint that I have is that their customer support is a bit slow. Takes more than 24 hours usually to get my support ticket solved.

Another hosting provider that I’ve been using is Bluehost. They’re quite cheap and are quite reliable. Fast speed and generous bandwidth quota, even for the smallest package. For any clients who would like me to create them a WordPress based sites, I normally go with Bluehost.

Another company that I’ve been using lately is A Small Orange. I think they’re quite a small company since their customer service is terrific. I always get a reply for any of my questions or concerns within 24 hours, sometimes even within 12 hours. I have only positive things to say about them and they are super professional. They have several different packages that you can choose from whether you’re creating a personal website for yourself or even larger packages such as dedicated Virtual Private Server if you need web hosting for your business. A Small Orange also offers generous discounts with their promo codes. Every now and then you can even get up to 50% discounts on the services that they offer. If you’d like to save on hosting with A Small Orange, visit this A Small Orange coupon code site. I’ve tried it before and their promo codes do work! You just have to make sure to read the instructions carefully.

Another company that I used to use was Zyma. They were quite decent but since they’re based in the UK, the time difference can be quite annoying. If you have an emergency and needs something to be solved quickly, you have to wait for their working hours, which can be quite a long wait depending on where you’re located and your time zone.

I will continue to try a few more hosting companies and make a conclusion on which one is the best. For now, I would recommend A Small Orange since I’ve always been met with professionalism when it comes to their customer service and their services that they offer are good enough for my current needs.

New Freelance Client (Poker Paypal Site) & Travelling Vietnam

This post: New freelance client, travelling around Vietnam and my plan for the next few weeks.

Hi guys, been a while since I last update my site. I haven’t been active blogging lately because I just haven’t had the find nor interest for it. I will try to blog more often, I promise. So today I will write a little update on what I’m working on and where in the world I am right now.

So, as you guys know, I’m travelling the world, seeing exciting places and getting to explore new cultures. A lot of people have also asked, “How do you support your self while travelling?” Well, well, well… Here’s my answer. I do freelance design work, both graphic and web design. It gives me the freedom of time and freedom of location in the sense that I can work from anywhere I want. The process is simple. I network with like minded people and they refer me to their previous clients.

So, these past two weeks, I have been working on a project for an online poker site. They already have their site all set up but wanted to make their site prettier. On top of that, they wanted me to look at how to increase their conversion rate. Basically what that means is, how to get more engagement from their visitors. I do this by using contrasting colors where they want to redirect the reader’s attention to. One problem that I faced was, since I do not have any experience within online casino or anything similar, I just had to go with my gut instincts and apply basic fundamentals of User Experience design.

A little bit of info on the client. The client is a company located in Malta with several satellite offices around the world and they run multiple sites targeting the online casino and the iGaming crowd. They produce contents that’s relevant to that industry and how the make money is by sending traffic to their advertisers. You can check my write up about the project in the link I mentioned below (via Cargo Collective), and if you like, you can also visit the finished site here for a list of paypal poker sites. This specific site focus on PayPal poker sites (click to view my write-up of the project). Basically different payment methods that you can use to deposit funds into your account. I hope that they’re satisfied with my work and that we can continue to work on more projects in the future.

Now back to my travelling adventures, these past few weeks have been fun. Been riding my rented scooter a lot. Last week we were at Halong Bay, and this week we’re in Ho Chi Minh City. From next week on, we will be in Laos for two weeks. Thinking of buying a good book to read during the long train and bus rides. Any suggestions? The next few weeks will be quite interesting and I’m really looking forward to that.

Alright now, all the best, speak soon.

– Wanderlust Poet

My Vacation in Langkawi

Wow! That’s how I am going to begin this post!

For the past 5 days I’ve been visiting the island of Langkawi located in Kedah, Malaysia. It’s been an amazing trip so far. I’ve visited waterfalls, snorkelled around the coral reefs, gone deep sea fishing, etc.

This place is truly magical. The other day, I went to a beach where I have NEVER in my life seen whiter sands. The beach called Tanjung Rhu Beach is simply stunning. The sand is SO white. From the beach you can see Thailand in the distance. We went swimming, snorkelling, ate some bbq and even saw the sunset. The sunset itself is worth a blog post on itself.

We stayed at a private villa called Alamanda Hilltop Villa at Alamanda Villas Langkawi. From our balcony, we got an unbelievable view of the paddy fields and the mountains. There’s a stunning infinity pool that we chilled to cool ourself off. Alamanda is a small boutique resort located in the heart of Langkawi consisting of approximately 6 villas surrounded by a nice and well taken care of garden. The staff was also very friendly and helpful. We booked the property through AirBnB. All in all, it has been a good holiday.

Well it’s getting late now, better log off.

Speak soon!

Herro There!

Hello and welcome to  my blog.

On this blog you will find a collection of my reviews and recommendations. I have decided to start blogging to supplement my income on the side. I think it will be a great way for me to generate some side income.

So, what can you expect to find? Well, I blog about everything I BELIEVE in, and PASSIONATE about. If there’s a product that I strongly believe in, best believe that I will talk about it here. If my friends offer some great services, yes, I will write a recommendation on them here as well, and I will try my best to be unbiased.

If I’ve recently discovered a new song or a band, I will make sure to share it here as well. A gig I went to? You can bet your ass I will write a review on it. I will however try to focus on positivity and avoid writing on bad experiences and/or rants.

Basically, it’s just an outlet for me to write and practice my writing. I think it’s a good way to express my creativity in the form of words constructed into meaningful expressions of self.

Well, that is it for now. Speak soon.

Thank you for visiting and have a nice day…

Pura Vida!

Marbella Social Life

Hello earthlings!

This is a post on Marbella. I will personally list things down based on my experience living on Costa Del Sol.

First of all, the weather is brilliant. Marbella is located in the Mediterranean southern Spain. Annual sunshine days are over 300 days a year. Where else in Europe can you sit in a t-shirt in a “chiringuito” enjoying a nice cold sangria with some gambas pil pil?
It is a very social place. Marbella’s social life is at it’s best during the summer months. The population expands by three folds during these months. Holiday makers seeking a nice vacation comes through to enjoy what this part of the world has to offer. From the beautiful beaches to the night life, tourists comes for various reasons.

Some nearby destinations of Marbella includes; Estepona, San Roque, Sotogrande all the way to Tarifa on the west meanwhile Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Mijas all the way to Malaga on it’s east.

Some popular clubs to visit during the summer months;

Nikki Beach Marbella
Ocean Club Marbella
Sala Beach Marbella
Pangea Marbella
Seven Puerto Banus
Havana Puerto Banus
etc.
Some beaches of Marbella

Playa Venus
Funny Beach
Elviria Beach
Bounty Beach
etc.

There are many successful businesses here in Marbella. Here are some of the industries that are dominant in Marbella:

Real Estate
Tourism
Auto-Rental
Auto-Sales
Hospitality
Graphic Design
Online Marketing
Search Engine Optimization
Interior Design
Construction

Whatever your interests in Marbella may be, I am sure you will love this place. A word of advice, don’t forget to visit other charming looking villages nearby such as the typical Spanish white villages of Ojen and Monda up the mountains, Estepona Old Town and Benahavis.

If you like looking at boats, yachts, flashy cars and the blings, then head over to the world renown marina Puerto Banus. Here you’ll see the Saudi Royal Family’s yacht(s) moored. On land, Bentleys, Rolls Royces and Bugattis showing off who’s got the shiniest toys.

Whatever it is, come! I insist. You can stay at my house.
Thank You.

Andalucia guide: Marbella / Puerto Banus

Andalucia is located in southern Spain. It is home to 8.45 million people. It is the second largest autonomous community in terms of area size as well as the most populated in Spain. The Andalucian territory is divided amongst eight provinces, namely; Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville. Seville serves as the capital city of Andalucia.

In this blog post, we will look further into Marbella and it’s famous marina Puerto Banus, located in the area of Nueva Andalucia.
Marbella is a city and municipality situated between Malaga and the Straits of Gibraltar in southern Spain, belonging to the province of Málaga. Marbella is a wonderful mediterranean city and a part of the idyllic Costa Del Sol where one can experience over 300 sunshine filled days best enjoyed with a jar of sangria, tapas and paella. On a clear day, you can enjoy the magnificient views of Morocco and Gibraltar.

Back in 2002, Marbella property boom saw luxury villas, apartments, and houses being snapped up by foreign buyers making it one of the real estate go-to places in Europe. Puerto Banus apartments became highly sought after due to it’s famous marina. According to Marbella Direct’s blog, the luxury marina of Puerto Banús is home to an array of restaurants, bars and extravagant nightlife, making it the perfect place for celeb-spotting or to simply relax and admire the many yachts at anchor.

Now that you’ve read a bit about Andalucia, Marbella and Puerto Banus, why don’t you come down for a visit? A word of advice, make sure to bring your sunscreen, positive attitude and an open mind to enjoy this magnificent place home to the movie stars and the rich and famous.

Hello world!

Hi,

Thanks for visiting my blog. So I’ve decided to start blogging to fill up my time while travelling. Sometimes while travelling, there’s a surplus amount of down time in between waiting for the next train, rainy days, and just lounging by the beach.

I would like to use this blog as my platform to share with my family and friends on my travel adventures. I will be travelling through out South America for the next 3 months just soaking up what life has to offer. I will make sure to share pictures, moments and laughters so you guys can be a part of it too.

Alright, that’s it for now.

Will keep you updated.

Hope that you guys keep visiting my blog and keep up to date with my adventures. Thanks.

– Wanderlust Poet