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The government shutdown in the US means that many agencies are being forced to 'bring down' their web sites, even though actually leaving them in place would probably be cheaper. Those unusual circumstances deliver a lesson for everyone: using a demand-based cloud service can ensure you don't end up stuck with excessive bills if you are forced to stop running sites or applications.

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HP's Technology at Work day-long event is filled with interesting insights, and it's definitely worth heading along to the Sydney event next week if you have the chance (quite aside from the potential to win an HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 if you head along). Of the various ideas presented in the opening keynote at Melbourne, the one that has kept me musing all day is HP's Moonshot web server line.

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Google has revamped its interface for Webmaster Tools, dividing the tools into four main areas (crawl, index, traffic and appearance) and making it easier to access administrative tools from the Settings menu.

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ISP iiNet has launched a hosted version of Microsoft Exchange aimed at small business users. That puts it in direct competition with the Telstra-delivered Office 365 service, but despite similar pricing there are some differences between the two products.

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Google heavily promotes the WebP image format as a means of shrinking online image sizes, but not all graphics programs can easily create it. If you need a WebP image, you can easily create one online using a Google URL hack.

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Dear Lifehacker, I have been running a family member's small business web site for the past couple of years. They finally want to get on the personalised email bandwagon (and move away from their @ispname.com address), which means I need to set up some email hosting for them.

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Hosting a Minecraft server is a great way to get your block on. But if you don't want to run it on your own machine, what are your hosting options? We've rounded up every Australian Minecraft hosting offer we could find so you can compare.

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A common argument used against cloud computing by large companies and government organisations is that they are legally required to keep all data in Australia, or that they risk being subjected to US law if they use an offshore provider. But is that always the case?

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Everyone and their dog has an opinion on how to perform "search-engine optimisation" (SEO) and make your online business more visible in major search engines; how do you distinguish the potentially useful tactics from the snake oil salesmen? The simple answer: put your energy into building a quality site rather than worrying about the search impact of what you have done.

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Having an online presence is essential for a business these days, but setting one up and maintaining it can seem both time-consuming and expensive. Here's five simple strategies you can use to enhance your online business presence for little or no cost, whether you're a part-time start-up or a rapidly growing organisation.

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Last week we taught you how to make a web site from start to finish, including finding a reliable web host to host your site. Here's the complete guide so you have access to all the lessons in one convenient location.

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In partnership with MYOB, Google is offering 50,000 free sites to Australian businesses, complete with domain names and a basic template site. If you're armed with an ABN and don't otherwise have a business presence, might be worth checking out. (Note that while you get a free domain for two years, MYOB may charge for access to its hosting tools after the first year.)