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Hosting And Servers And You

Posted by Marie Carroll

Aug 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Hosting: What Is It?

As your business expands, you’ll need a place to host your presence online. A place to house your website, keep people engaged, and manage increased traffic.  To make your websites accessible across the Internet, you’ll need to choose a web hosting provider. Some well known providers are GoDaddy, DreamHost and Hostgator, which are used by thousands of sites across the web. We hope this brief overview provides some guidance as you navigate servers and hosting.

Continue reading for Sparkfactor’s tips about web hosting and what it does, by using examples from our clients who have come to us for help.

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Topics: Technology, eCommerce, Education, Business Lessons, Server, Web Hosting

On-Location // National Express Safety Training Video

Posted by Sparkfactor

Dec 5, 2014 3:31:00 PM

"Safety is at the heart of what we do."

- Michele McDermott, Senior Vice President of Safety
National Express Corporation

National Express Corporation is a Warrenville-based transportation company that serves school districts throughout the United States and Canada. When they approached Sparkfactor with an opportunity to produce a follow-up to the successful Vision and Values piece we produced earlier in the year, we got on board.

Before the sun rises each day, and all those school buses pull out of their lots, the drivers of National Express need to be trained on driver safety. This includes a twice-daily process of checking the safety of each bus. The training video we produced takes drivers through each step in that process. We learned a few things along the way, too. We give you a closer look at the project goals and how we solved unique challenges to make the finished product informative and inspiring.

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Topics: Video & Motion, Education

People Never Really Stop Loving Books // Google Business View

Posted by Sparkfactor

Oct 9, 2014 11:00:00 AM

"Books. People never really stop loving books."

This quote is uttered by a time-traveler who, at the time, is in the Fifty-First century on a planet called The Library. While The Doctor from BBC's Doctor Who needs his space-traveling TARDIS to explore library-planets, you can discover the futuristic-looking Niles Public Library from the comfort of your home using Google's Business View.

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Topics: Google Maps Business, Google Maps Business View Photography, Education, Community