Website Hosting

I Heart Blank, LLC offers hosting options for your website.  Our servers are located right in New York City and are hosted on a private VPS (Virtual Private Server) just for I Heart Blank clients.  Our  hosting servers run on Linux and offer 99% uptime.  Plus, they have been optimally tweaked for WordPress websites.  They allow for extra resources to ensure your hosting is fast and efficient.

Want more details about I Heart Blank’s hosting options?  Visit our hosting site at www.iheartsites.com.

How Does Hosting Work?

When you’re website is created it has to be stored somewhere.  Technically, you can store your website on your computer, but whenever someone visits your website it’s going to use the resources (CPU & RAM) on your computer.  There is also a question of how fast the internet is at your house.  At the ‘dawn of the internet,’  a solution was found to have a data center that is full of computers (or servers) that websites are stored on.  These data centers have all the ‘works’ including a temperature controlled environment, generators, and very very fast internet connections.

When you buy hosting you’re technically renting space on one of those computers.  You’re renting a certain amount of space and bandwidth a month that you can use.

Definitions?

Storage Space – Storage space is the amount of space you’re allotted on the server.  You can think of it as your own personal hard drive on that server.  Files on your website, pictures, email and anything else associated with your website.

Bandwidth – Bandwidth is the amount of data that is able to be transferred (usually per month.)  For example, the home page of I Heart Blank is a little less than 1MB.  That means, anytime someone comes to I Heart Blank they are transferring 1MB of bandwidth.

Computer Measurements – KB (Kilobyte,) MB(Megabyte,) GB (Gigabyte) – ‘bytes’ are measurements of files.  They measure how big or small a file is on your system.  The size of your storage space is measure this way.  The measurements (pretty much) are measured using the metric system.  1000 Kilobytes equals 1 Megabyte (and so on and so forth.)

  • 1,024 KB = 1 MB (Megabyte)
  • 1,024 MB = 1 GB (Gigabyte)
  • 1,024 GB – 1 TB (Terabyte)

Now, these numbers mean nothing without being put into context.  So, think about a music mp3 on your computer.  An mp3, on average, takes up about 4MB on your computer.  If you have 1GB of storage space  you will be able to store (about) 250 songs on that hard drive.

Sub-Domains – Sub-domains are a way to organize your website.  For example, if you have a website that has a shopping cart in a section, you can set up a sub-domain to easily organize your website (ie – shop.iheartblank.net, or test.iheartblank.net.)

Add-On Domains – Add-On domains are additional domains your can link to your hosting account.  The most common reasons to utilize an add-on domain are:

  • To simply utilize a different domain name that goes to your site.  For example, if you go to hackettstownwebsites.com you’ll see that it just leads to iheartblank.net.  I did this to make it easier when I was making some radio announcements.
  • To set up different email addresses.  Typically used if you’d like to create email addresses that aren’t your ‘main domain name.’ With an Add-On Domain, you can have your website at www.site1.com, but your email addresses at johndoe@site2.com.
  • To point to a specific page on your website.  I’ve done quite a few promotions through I Heart Blank.  One of the most popular is the Going Social Media Package.  Instead of direction people to a long URL in my advertisements, I simply bought goingsocialnj.com and pointed it to that page.  It made the advertising way simplier!

Hosting Plans

  • **NEW** HAWK – PLAN A

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    750MB Storage Space
    2GB Monthly Bandwidth
    3 Sub-Domains
    3 E-mail Accounts
    Monthly WP optimization
    Monthly WP updates

    $9/mo

  • FALCON – PLAN B

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    2GB Storage Space
    5GB Monthly Bandwidth
    3 Sub-Domains
    5 E-mail Accounts
    Monthly WP optimization
    Monthly WP updates

    $12/mo

  • CONDOR – PLAN C

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    4GB Storage Space
    10GB Monthly Bandwidth
    5 Sub-Domains
    10 E-mail Accounts
    Monthly WP optimization
    Monthly WP updates

    $17/mo

  • ALBATROSS – PLAN D

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    8GB Storage Space
    20GB Monthly Bandwidth
    10 Sub-Domains
    15 E-mail Accounts
    Monthly WP optimization
    Monthly WP updates

    $25/mo