Most people are not well-versed in web design, graphic design, php, uptime, loncube loader, ht access, fopen, XML and all of the various computer mumbo jumbo terminology. Yet, in today’s market; if you do not have a website for your product, then good luck selling your product. Therefore, web hosting companies are extremely necessary and competitive.

In the early days of web hosting sites there were only a few choices and most of them cost a monthly fee that was equivalent to a cable bill. Free hosting sites were even more limited. The big names in web hosting early on were godaddy and WordPress. Presently, most web hosting sites offer WordPress as an integrated option because it is such a user-friendly way to create blogs, articles and web pages.

However, today there are literally hundreds of web hosting sites. How are “regular people” and small businesses, especially, to choose the right web hosting service for their specific business? Anyone can understand the importance of the following factors when choosing a web host; credentials, price and usability. 000webhost.com is top of the line in all of these areas.

Up and Coming Company With Amazing Reviews and Credentials

000webhost.com has been satisfying consumers for over eleven years. While this may seem like a short period of time, in the scheme of the technology boom; this is an experienced company (think of the internet in 2007 compared to today). 000webhost.com has over 16,317,160 customers world-wide and literally counting.

There are great reviews for 000webhost.com all over the internet such as the following review from the average person;

“With features like cron job scheduling, email accounts, database manager, DNS support 000webshost easily stands out from the rest of it’s competition.”

Another top website for web hosting reviews gives 000webhost.com accolades, claiming;

“000webhost is one the top free web hosting provider in the world. They offer 10 GB Bandwidth and 1 GB of free space in a free plan”

000webhost.com also boasts to have the stamp of approval from Forbes Magazine and uses a quote from Forbes on the front page of the site. This quote has been considered controversial since the company did have a pretty major security breach from hackers, wherein, millions of persons and companies’ information was leaked. And the positive quote taken from Forbes magazine, claiming that 000webhost.com is at the top of google searches for web hosting is actually from an article about the hack.

Free Hosting Features

000webhost.com is truly one of the best options for free web hosting services. A free account is super easy to sign up for and they do not even ask for your credit card information, which is very nice. One of the best parts is that your account stays free forever! That sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t.  It’s is the truth.  Free FOREVER!  This is unlike many competitors that claim to be free but ask for a credit card and charge you in thirty days because of some fine print that you may have not noticed.

A free account gets you up to 2 websites, free wordpress hosting, free domain hosting, 1000 megabites of disk space, 10 GB of bandwith and much more, including;

  • Free Website Builder
  • WordPress Autoinstaller
  • Almost Unrestricted PHP Support
  • MySQL Databases
  • Instant Backups
  • FTP Support
  • Web File Manager
  • 99% Uptime
  • Instant Activation

Easy to Use Website Builder

Aside from giving users a free or low-price domain name and free or low price hosting, 000webhost.com also has an incredibly user friendly, step-by-step free web site builder. This can save businesses hundreds of dollars in what used to be necessary web design and graphic design outsourcing.

Compared to Other Web Hosting Sites

A slightly controversial discussion amongst companies and web designers is whether c-panel hosting or cloud hosting is the way to go.

According to many, c-panel hosting is the better option.

000webhost.com offers the latest in c-panel hosting, which includes features such as:

  • Free Website Builder with 100s of free web templates
  • WordPress Auto Installer
  • Getting Started Wizard
  • Multi Language Support
  • Hotlink Protection
  • IP Deny Manager
  • Redirect URL
  • Password Protected Directories
  • Web Based File Manager
  • phpMyAdmin

They Help You Earn Extra Cash AND Teach You How To Do It

One of the most stand-apart, features of 000webhost.com is that they offer a simple way to make extra money off from referrals. While, many companies may give out checks for referrals or credits toward their services; 000webhost.com gives out fast, electronic money transfers for referrals AND gives simple, step-by-step instructions on how to quickly refer friends and get paid.

Basically, this is a points-based referral system and points based advertisement through using their banners and sending links to other users. A person or company can easily earn between five dollars and a hundred dollars with little to no effort!

Final Analysis of 000Webhost.com

This web hosting service is perfect for regular people, startup companies and small businesses. The hosting service is still in the top of google searches, even after the major hacking mishap a few years ago.  The great thing with most of these web hosts is they come with excellent customer support like Gordian IT Networks.

While the hacking issue was a very big problem; this could only improve the company by providing better security measures. The hack, in and of itself, is not enough of a reason to discount 000Webhost. How many times has PayPal, large health insurance companies and credit card companies been hacked? We still rely on these services.

What is troubling is the fact that 000Webhost.com still uses a single positive quote from a Forbes magazine article on the epic hack as evidence of reputability. This is terrible from a public relations stand point, as it causes immediate distrust when a person googles the Forbes article only to find out that the whole article is about the security breach of consumers’ information. Still, the company must have better security after the hack to ensure that the giant embarrassment never happens again.

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How NEOFECT Created a Smart Glove (Robotic Arm) That Uses Online Gaming for Rehabilitation

Wearable technology keeps evolving. And it is transforming the way we experience the world. Watches, eyeglasses, rings, bracelets and even smart home devices like the thermostat are changing how we consumer information, monitor our health and use home products. Smart technology has a significant role to play in how people will live in the future.

NEOFECT wants to change how to aid rehabilitation and the provision of clinicial real-time patient data. In an interview with  Scott Kim, Neofect’s co-founder and CEO of the US office, he spoke to us about how he started NEOFECT, the company’s success factors and challenges they have faced in their bid to change physical therapy using online gaming.

Brief summary about your startup

Established in 2010, NEOFECT is a mobile health startup with a vision to deliver an affordable and effective at-home system to aid neuro patients with central nervous system disorders such as a stroke.

Its first product, RAPAEL Smart Glove, combines a wearable device, virtual reality and gamification for rehab exercise, while its software analyzes the data from built-in sensors and provides training tasks based on the patient’s activity level.

The device has been successfully employed by a number of major hospitals in South Korea since December of 2014, and approved for use in the US and Europe. NEOFECT has offices in S. Korea, San Francisco, and Poland.

Why and how it was started

The President of NEOFECT, Ho-Young Ban, experienced first-hand the difficulties faced by stroke patients and their families when his father and two uncles fell victims of stroke.

Although his uncles were fortunate to survive, they had to turn down the rehab therapy because of the costs involved. So, when his friend Young Choi came up with an idea of Rapael, Ban could not resist.

Soon after, their classmate from the University of Virginia’s Darden MBA program Scott Kim joined the team to launch the US operations.

Kim was born with spinal bifida and went through a surgery and a long rehabilitation process, so he immediately recognized the opportunity and became a co-founder and the CEO of the Neofect’s US office.

What has been the biggest success factors

Personal motivation of the founders combined with the latest, most advanced smart technologies have become the major engines behind the company’s success.

– Gamification, which motivates a patient throughout the rehab process. It helps to induce neuroplasticity for hand function of a patient with a brain damage.

Various rehab games are updated monthly and each game targets specific movements such as squeezing the orange for finger flexion/extension and pouring wine for forearm pronation/supination, for example.

– Artificial Intelligence: the software analyzes data from the glove’s sensors and provides training tasks based on the patient’s activity level. The algorithm is designed to enhance learning multiple functions by offering an optimal task at a proper level of difficulty.

– Wearable Device: RAPAEL Smart Glove is a wearable bio-feedback training gadget. Lightweight and designed to fit different hand sizes, it uses the Bluetooth technology to collect the patient’s data.

What are the biggest challenges you have faced launching and running the company?

The biggest challenge was the product’s concept itself. Many people believed that Rapael could be a threat to the therapists. Fortunately, after we launched the program in several hospitals, we’ve been able to prove that our device is designed with the doctors’ and patient’s needs in mind and helps them make the rehabilitation process more efficient.

Which do you think is most important: the right market, the right product, or the right team?

This sounds like a cliché, but the right team is easily the answer to me. With the right people, you can make necessary adjustments based on new information to make sure there is a product-market fit.

My previous job was to lead a team to make mobile apps – without any exception, all great apps loved by users were made by great teams.

Final words for those chasing the startup dream

Never underestimate the importance of execution. Many people waste their time just to validate what they think or others think, or even just to finish the conceptualization.

However, you should “fail fast” in order concentrate your efforts on building a product which has a market demand, and of course, to save time and money as well.

Plus, you should fail while you are small rather than big, if you’re meant to face it. The earlier you do the reality check, the faster you can reach your goal, although it might cost you a couple of failures at the beginning.

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