Some Answers to Your Hosting Questions

When it’s time to move to a new hosting company, many questions inevitably arise. In this post I hope to answer a few of those questions, especially the more frequently asked and important ones.

Which Hosting Plan Should I Choose?

The hosting plan you choose will mostly be dependent upon the amount of storage space you need and how much processor power your website requires. Storage space is determined by a combination of both your website files and all of your e-mail in all of your e-mail accounts. So, if your website takes up 1 GB of space, and you have three e-mail accounts each using around 300 MB of space, you would need at least 2 GB of storage space in the new hosting account.

However, since e-mail accounts are always growing larger and websites that are active are also growing larger, you need to accommodate that growth by purchasing at least twice as much storage space as you are currently using, preferably a little more.

Most folks will be able to get away with 5 GB of total storage space in the beginning. (This is the Standard Plan at Liquid Web.) It doesn’t hurt to have at least 10 GB of space if you know that you get a large volume of e-mail and you plan to be adding lots of photographs and videos to your website which aren’t hosted on a separate server.

How Much Space Does My Account Use?

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How to Add Alternate Dictionaries and Thesauri to OS X

Here’s a short tutorial (should take 30 seconds at most) to help you add more options to your dictionary. The default is based on where you live in the world, but you can add other languages as well as set your English dialect preference (American English or British English). Also note that I’m using OS X Mavericks and the screenshots below reflect that. I’ve also enabled file extension views so you see my application file names end in .app while your file names will likely not have extensions. Just ignore that and proceed. :) )

Step 1: Launch the dictionary application (it’s in your Applications folder).

OPen the Dictionary App


Step 2: Select Preferences from the menu and view the pop-up list of additional options.

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