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  1. I wrote a review for HawkHost a few weeks back, and they finally posted it on October 27th, 2018. I must have wrote it on September 15th, 2018, according to the date that accompanies the review. I didn't know for sure whether they would include the review or not, but to their good credit, they did. Because they did, here's a link to their review section for HawkHost:
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    You don't really have a dedicated forum section for asking questions, hence why I post this, here. Are Hawk Host servers going to all transition to HTTPS, from HTTP?
  3. Trying to set up Outlook 2007 e-mail client software for use with my e-mail. I am able to receive new e-mail just fine using Outlook. However, when trying to send an e-mail out, the settings don't seem to be correct. Looking for some help.
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    I have downloaded and tried GIMP on numerous different occasions, down through the years. I tried it, again, just a few days ago. WOW!! What a difference. The current GIMP, version 2.8.14, is a HUGE improvement over earlier versions that I tried. It is much easier to use. Very impressive evolution for this piece of free software. I give GIMP two thumbs up, currently.
  5. One of my hobby interests is play by mail gaming, or PBM, for short. As part of this hobby, I maintain a wiki, of sorts, called the PBM Wiki. Yesterday, I thought that I had lost it, forever, during an attempt to do a simple upgrade using the Softaculous script. Hawks from the nest of the HawkHost corporate mega-structure, or whatever they fancy calling it, these days, swooped in, and a short time later, the PBM Wiki was saved - It returned from the dead! Anyway, it made me happy. The wiki, itself, will likely never be finished. However, I dreaded the thought of trying to reconstruct what relative little info that I had managed to compile there, to date. It was a magnificent rescue! Viva la Hawks!
  6. Just passing through, but one thing to consider is that the correct answer may not be the same for every business. Search engine optimization (SEO) is no proper substitute for either content or marketing. Also, not every business has an equivalent amount of resources available to allocate to either web design or SEO. Additionally, not all businesses are governed by equivalent business models. Is the market local, national, or trans-national? SEO is important, because it has become relevant. Its relevance, however to a particular business may be different relative to other businesses. Appearance and aesthetics will have a greater bearing on retention of site visitors and return visits, but are less relevant to acquiring the initial visit to the site. The general rule of thumb, from what I have been able to discern, thus far, is that you should build your website for people, and not for search engines. Additionally, from a business perspective, one might want to assess for themself how much time, energy, and effort (all forms of resources) to either. Additionally, a lot of what is touted as SEO isn't actually SEO, nor a wise investment for a business to allocate its finite set of resources to.
  7. So, have the new banners been created, and if so, where are they available at? I can use a smaller than full age size ad in the magazine, but the bigger ad might have more visual impact. Is it OK to use the HawkHost banner images for advertising in a magazine, or just on one's website? Because it's a PDF magazine, I can insert the affiliate link directly into the ad, itself. Just not sure what HawkHost's thoughts on such are, or whether you've given it any consideration.
  8. Do you have anything a bit larger? The reason that I ask is because I publish a small magazine, for a niche hobby of mine. For a full page ad, I typically use an image that is 800 pixels wide by 1035 pixels high. I would like to have something that size, as well as maybe something suitable for half page or third-page ads. Even a vertical column ad would be good. I'm not sure if the images that change will work in a PDF format magazine, though, as they typically do when posted online. You may not have anything along these lines, but I figure that it didn't hurt to ask.
  9. Apparently, an EPP code is required. So, that web host has been e-mailed, asking for the EPP code.
  10. I believe that I have managed to talk someone that I know into switching from their current web hosting provider to HawkHost. I would like for the transition to be as painless as possible for them. When they sign up with HawkHost, will you guys do the actual transfer of their existing files and such from their current web host to a web hosting account here? Or, do I need to move them, myself, for him? Also, are there any coupons or specials that HawkHost is currently offering? I'm just looking to get the best deal possible for him. I just don't know what, if any, specials or coupons that you currently are offering.
  11. I feel much better about my in-box e-mail, now. I couldn't imagine what a nightmare that it would be to have over a million e-mails in my in-box. Out of curiosity, what e-mail client software do you use?
  12. I used it, just now. It seemed to work, just fine, for me. It said, "Link submitted and awaiting approval." For whatever it may be worth, it was an easy submission process.
  13. With regard to the Advanced Web Statistics feature of the web hosting control panel, how do I correctly interpret the info in the image, above? What is the difference in the Hits category and the 206 Hits category? I am just trying to figure out if there is a way to accurately tell, using this statistics feature, how many complete downloads of a particular file there has been? Thanks for any enlightenment on this from anyone that comes across it. I really didn't know which forum category that this should get posted in.
  14. No need to chat in private about it, Brian. That was a good, solid response. I don't really foresee changing web hosting companies, nor do I have any particularly persuasive reason to do so. It's been a long while since I did any comparative research on various web hosting companies, and I'm certainly not current on what various web hosts are offering as far as their standard shared hosting packages. I did look up MDD Hosting, a web host name that stuck in my memory from the old days as offering reliable web hosting, and for their basic package as of today's date, they are offering 5 GB of disk space and 250 GB of Premium Bandwidth (as distinguished, I guess, from non-premium bandwidth, whatever that might be. Marketing terminology of choice aside, for $6.38 per month, it would still cost more than if I upgraded my HawkHost web hosting package from Basic to Standard. I'm still not at my disk space limit, yet, with my current HawkHost Basic package. Maybe I should just renew, and worry about upgrading later, when I actually approach the allotted disk space limit.