Server Upgrade, February 6, 2016

We will be doing server maintenance this weekend that may involve some brief downtime. Your web site(s) and email hosted by may experience a brief outage Saturday morning. We will be making some much needed updates to the web server software in order to correct some security vulnerabilities. Specifically, we will be upgrading to PHP 5.6 and MySQL 5.5.

After the upgrade, I will send out a follow up email letting you know the upgrade is complete. I will also be testing the web sites running on the server, and I would encourage you to test your own site(s) as well. It’s likely that you won’t even notice the upgrade and your web site will perform as it always has. However, there is a possibility that some sites running older or custom-built software may break. We don’t anticipate any issues for our customers, but it is still a good idea to test everything after the upgrade. If you do have an issue, let me know and I can help you determine the steps needed to correct it.

2/6/16 @ 9:20 a.m. – This update is now complete. Please test your site and contact Consulting if you notice any issues. We will be contacting the owners of any sites with issues that we found in our testing.

Server Maintenance, Saturday 5/2/15

We will be doing server maintenance this weekend, Saturday, May 2nd, that will require some downtime. Your web site(s) and email hosted by will be down for maintenance on Saturday night from about 10pm to midnight Eastern time. This is a much needed update that is required to increase our available server resources, so that we can better serve the growing needs of our customers.

Any updates during the maintenance window will be posted on this page.

5/2/15 @ 10:05pm  – This maintenance is currently underway. I will post here with any updates as I have them.

5/2/15 @ 11:20pm  – This maintenance is now complete and all services are fully functional. Please contact me if you have any issues.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelley at 404-966-6981 or via email.

Backing Up Your Personal Computer

If you have a computer, and don’t currently have a backup strategy in place, you are taking a big risk. As people in the industry know, it’s not IF your hard drive will fail, but WHEN. And it can happen suddenly. Everything can be working fine, and then one day your computer just may not boot up ever again. Sometimes hard drives can be recovered, but often times, the only recovery option possible will be cost-prohibitive. As a result, it’s critical that you have a copy of the contents of your hard drive, or you will lose everything on your computer – your pictures, documents, emails, financial records, etc.

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Web Site Promotion Consulting can help you draw more visitors to your web site, by developing and implementing a plan that utilizes a combination of approaches. We have listed below some of the basic steps you can take to increase the popularity of your web site and improve your listings in various search engines. We can also work with you to develop a customized plan to drive traffic to your web site.

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Digital Camcorder Buying Guide

In the last twenty years, video cameras, or camcorders, have become almost as common as cameras. The latest big innovation in video cameras was the introduction of the digital video camera. This has made the world of camcorders very high-tech. To simplify the process of selecting a digital camcorder, Consulting has written this guide that should help make your search a lot easier.

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Digital Camera Buying Guide

Digital photography has become extremely popular over the past decade. There are literally thousands of brands and models to choose from, and comparing all the features and specifications can be very confusing. To simplify the process of selecting a digital camera, Consulting has written this guide to digital cameras that should help make your search a lot easier.  We have been taking digital pictures since 1996, and have purchased many digital cameras over the years, and have helped many people select digital cameras.

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Removing Spyware and Adware

When using the Internet and downloading files, your computer can become infected with spyware and adware. To keep your computer free of spyware and adware, we recommend running two spy-ware removal programs on a regular basis: Ad-aware and Spybot. This article explains how to use these free programs to scan your hard drive (like an anti-virus program) to detect and remove any malicious adware or spyware files.

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The Dangers of File Sharing

File-sharing programs have become increasingly popular among computer users who enjoy downloading music and other multi-media content. However, some of the popular file-sharing programs, including Kazaa, Morpheus, Limewire, and Bearshare, install hidden programs without your knowledge that can cause various problems with your computer. There are two main categories of these hidden programs: spy-ware and ad-ware.

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