Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Whilst in the past we have always tended to stray away from the idea of a two tier membership system. We have recently looked into developing a system that allows added features and permissions. We continue to host tens of thousands of accounts and provide free, unrestricted access to many free users. To ensure these free accounts remain available to all for the long term future, we have had to make changes to quota limits to free accounts at thexyz.net as well as other services below to lower the amount of spam messages.

Spam protecting our status net server


It is a common problem with statusnet and our server running thexyz.info has not been exempt from these issues. In the summer of 2011 we executed a major clean of spam accounts and restricted registrations temporarily for new free accounts. This was done after a major DDos took out thexyz.info server for a number of days. The server is hosted on a third party server and we have since made adjustments to help prevent any prolonged downtime.

Keyword Reports


With Premium Membership you will receive a highly detailed statistical report to anaylize your main search phrases. This is will show you where you are ranking for the major search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, Alta Vista, Alexa etc. The report is generated usually twice a month and is delivered to you via email with a PDF attachment or display as a webpage in a secure password protected area. All historical data is collected and stored to display historical records and show you how keywords perform during different times of year and so on.

Thexyz Email Services


Thexyz Server and Thexyz Hosting offer two types of email configurations and depending of the type of account and server setup the email delivery system will vary. Some clients have in the past expressed in exchange email services, guaranteed email delivery and full archiving of all incoming and outgoing email. We have reduced the storage size of our free email account included with all domains registered through Thexyz Hosting from 2000MB to 100MB and offer paid email subscriptions to ensure the highest level of service. For this we have setup a new dedicated server for email run through our file storage domain at thexyz.net. We have also become an authorized reseller for Microsoft Email Exchange services.

Increased Forum Permissions


You will really be able to make the most of Thexyz Forum with full access to all forums including restricted areas only for premium members. Here you can expect to find some free downloads of scripts and templates as well as exclusive discount coupons to sites like ScriptDorks and Thexyz Network.

Traffic Analysis and XML API


With Premium Membership you will automatically be opted in to use our API details for getting ads in XML format. You may use the API to get the ads in XML format and display them in any style. You will also gain access to increased stats for monitoring your clicks and impressions statistics of your XML api implementation.


Friday, 9 December 2011
There are a number of way webmasters monetize a website. As long as you are serving a niche audience or have reasonable amounts of traffic coming to your website then you should be able to generate a recurring source of revenue from your site.

What if my website is new?


It's not a problem if you are just starting out, as long as you follow some important steps. In the long run you want to generate more traffic to ensure when you do find some advertisers, you are going to earn as much as possible.

How can I increase my traffic?


There are a number of ways to do this and is a question often asked. The first thing to do is make sure your content and title tags are relevant and suiting the topic of your site. Sometimes it can be hard to criticize your own work so it is a good idea to ask the advice of a friend or colleague. From getting some honest advice from others and taking a step back to look at your site, you should gain more direction into the content you need to produce and how it going to be organized.

Organize content for yourself and the bots


By creating categories for your topics or posts before you start indexing them, you are making it easier for your users, search engine bots and yourself. You can see I have done this on this blog and on our forum. I find it also helps me refer to support related documents for quick and easy reference at a later date.

Get posting and regularly


Posting regular unique content to your site is winning half the battle with search bots. They love to feed on fresh and unique new content so be sure to feed and they will in turn, return the favour by indexing your new pages in search engine results.

Get the right links back to your site


Relevant back links on well ranked pages to yours do seem to have an effect on how well your page is ranked. Depending on what category your site falls into, will vary the route you take for a link building campaign.

Take a look at some paid advertising


There are some really good niche placements available for your site. You can have a look in forums like digital point for some targeted placements.

Make use of multiple platforms for revenue


Shareasale.com
Share-a-sale is an affiliate marketing networks with many well known products and brands to promote.

Google Adsense
As an industry leader in paid search advertising, it is definitely worth working in partnership with Google through the Google Adsense program.
Follow these steps and before you know it, your site will be generate a recurring income from online advertising.
Monday, 5 December 2011
Many customers our Virtual Private Servers are not aware that backing the files, databases and email accounts is the responsibility of the administrator of the server. This means that should something devastating happen to your server environment, all your files could be lost. In some cases the previous backups can date months back and hence lose months of information.

Do you backup your secure files?

While backing up is an essential part of securing any organizations online presence, many fail to see the importance until it is too late.

To help ensure our customers are protected we have introduced an additional subscription to your monthly VPS package. It is an optional add-on and can be purchased through the Hespia Control Panel by logging in to your server at Thexyz.

A weekly backup costs as little as $6.99 per month and full managed services start at just $16.99 per month.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

sFTP stands for Secure File Transfer Protocol and means that files will be transferred via an encrypted connection to the server.If a customer wishes to use sFTP, he must have active SSH access – it’s an upgrade feature for most of the shared web hosting plans.


The required port for secure file transfers is 2222, instead of the standard FTP port – 21. The sFTP password is the same as the SSH password.

If a customer experiences problems with his sFTP connection, our support staff will be happy to assist you.

Friday, 2 December 2011
As I have been asked to create a few advertise with us pages, I thought I would make a post to list some of the steps to take in order to ensure your page is informative.

Potential advertisers are going to want to know about your traffic, how much are you getting, where is it coming from. You can find all of this information by searching for your site on Alexa.com or by your free listing at Thexyz Network Advertising Directory.

Self Serve Advertising



Purchase online ad blocks through our self serve site.


Simply decide whether you are paying for click (CPC) or by impression (CPM) and add funds to your account to get started. Once your ad has been approved it will start appearing on relevant pages throughout Thexyz.in.

Our demographic


Based on internet averages, thexyz.in is visited more frequently by males who are in the age range 25-34 and browse this site from work.

  • Mostly male

  • Age 25-35 is our most common bracket

  • Active Twitter followers

  • Ranked in top 100,000 sites in India

Thexyz.in is ranked #496,227 in the world according to the three-month Alexa traffic rankings. Approximately 30% of visits to the site consist of only one pageview (i.e., are bounces), and visitors to the site spend approximately 23 seconds on each pageview and a total of four minutes on the site during each visit. The site's visitors view an average of 4.9 unique pages per day. Thexyz.in has attained a traffic rank of 144,989 among users in India, where we estimate that 38% of its audience is located.


You can also automatically embed the Alexa information through the Listing page at Thexyz Network

This will look like this below...



To achieve this all you need is this code here:
<td width="2%"></td> <td width="18%" style="vertical-align:top"><a href="http://alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?url=thexyz.in" target="_blank"><img src="http://traffic.alexa.com/graph?c=1&amp;f=555555&amp;u=thexyz.in&amp;r=3m&amp;y=t&amp;z=1&amp;h=125&amp;w=200" height="125" width="200" border="0"></a>&nbsp;</td> <td width="1%"></td> <td width="12%"> <script src="http://xslt.alexa.com/site_stats/js/s/a?url=thexyz.in"></script> <p>
Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Upgraded Hosted Email Services

Over the past few months we have been working to improve our secure email service to offer all the features business users need.


Hosted Email packs a complete personal information management system into a compact, easy-to-use interface. Business email users have different needs and requirements than personal users. Email clients like Gmail or Yahoo are great for staying in touch with friends and family, but when your business relies on email, you need more.

For Your Users
  • Access to mail, calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes from
    one application
  • Use our easy webmail client or a desktop client, like
    Outlook®, or ThunderbirdTM
  • Access mail on your BlackBerry®, iPhone®, Android®,
    or Windows® Mobile device
  • View/share/edit users’ calendars
  • Share calendar outside of your domain with iCal support
  • Maintain and track task lists
  • Create group contacts lists
  • Company wide contact lists
  • 25GB mailboxes (hold about 10 years of email)
  • 50MB attachments (about 500 JPEG images)
  • Mail filtering controls and enhanced searching

For Your IT Department
  • Easy, web-based control panel administration
  • 24x7x365 support via phone, chat, or support site
  • Data migration assistance available
  • Industry-leading SLA
  • Redundant, clustered server pairs
  • Secure SSL encryption
  • Add/delete/restore mailboxes from control panel
  • API interface for SSO support
  • Desktop client compatibility
  • Domain & mailbox-level spam and virus filters
  • Daily backups
  • Optional email archiving service

More information can be found here: http://www.thexyz.com/webmail.html
Friday, 25 November 2011
Black Friday has arrived and we are giving out a 35% discount voucher for multiple sites on our network.
The discount voucher is: BlackFriday2011


To use the discount voucher simply purchase the product and you can enter the code into the shopping cart at checkout.

This sale will end on November 27th 2011 at 23.59(11.59 p.m) EST.
Thursday, 24 November 2011
This weekend is thanksgiving in America followed by one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, "Cyber Monday." To make sure you don't miss out on this big day for online retailers, we have made a checklist to ensure you get maximum exposure for this weekend.

Preparing for cyber monday



  • Ensure your advertising balance is toped up so your ads continue to run through to Monday, even if a lot of traffic is served.

  • Create coupons and money off deals.

  • Write blog posts about these deals and get on twitter to talk about them with #cybermonday hashtags.

  • Create additional products and packages with gift certificates for the holidays.

  • Get posting, now is a very good time to make those posts you have been putting off.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Organizations large and small continue to amass around Thexyz Networks server and software applications. We’re thrilled to welcome a whole host of new customers.

I hope these product updates and customer stories help you and your organization get even more from Thexyz Network. For more details and the latest news, be sure to check the latest on Thexyz Network Blog.
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
There are some current promotions on at Thexyz Hosting allowing you to save money on your next domain. You can see a list of all the domains we currently have on offer so make your way over to Thexyz Hosting and get a hot deal on your next domain name.





















.CO.IN, NET.IN, ORG.IN, GEN.IN, FIRM.IN, IND.IN SALE! $ 5.09
.IN SALE! $ 5.09
.EU SALE! $ 5.22
.CO SALE! $ 22.91
.BIZ SALE! $ 8.47
.CN.COM SALE! $ 12.01
Monday, 14 November 2011
WordPress blog can be installed easily in any website and it can be used to drive traffic by writing useful posts that contain relevant information and relevant business key phrases. As we use a blog in our websites to update our prospective and existing customers about our products and services, we can also use it strategically to enhance traffic to our websites.

A WordPress blog is very easy to install in your website. You or your web designer can customize it as per your specific needs. The WordPress admin interface is so easy to use that it barely takes few minutes to write and publish your firstt post. But it is important to know how to use your blog for search engine optimization and to drive traffic to your website.

If you have a server at Thexyz Server or Thexyz Hosting you can install Wordpress in less than 2 minutes. Here is a video to show you exactly how.



Four important things you need to show on your blog are recent posts, archives, categories and comments. Every new post you generate through the WordPress admin must be done strategically as search engines consider it as a new page on your website with a distinct link. Hence, it is vital to understand the importance of the title you select for your blog post. You can easily customize the titles of the posts in WordPress blog in a way that only title comes in the new post link and not the date or category of posts. You can even include business key phrases in the title of the post. For this, you must write a post that contains useful information on the services or products you want to promote. Title must be selected accordingly.

As it is not easy to update content on your website regularly, writing new posts serve that purpose. You can target new keywords through the blog posts. What you need to do is to write relevant content including these keywords and link them with the appropriate page of the website. It serves dual purpose. First, you help your customers to know more about the services you provide and second, you make search engines to see the appropriate interlinking with targeted keywords on your website. You can also target long tail keywords through blog posts as it is not easy to target these keywords through main pages of your website. This way you can drive traffic to your website through WordPress blog.

Try a WordPress blog to drive traffic to your website through strategic writing in your posts and to keep your targeted customers updated through relevant information about your products and services.

You can also add the free status plugin to automatically update your status at thexyz.info, and identi.ca
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
We now have a new url structure to help our affiliates and resellers find the resources they need to market Thexyz Network services.

The new reseller platform url: https://www.thexyz.com/affiliates.html

Our Reseller Program offers

  • A Comprehensive Product portfolio for your Customers and Resellers

  • A Ready made, private labeled website for you and your Resellers

  • Multilingual private labeled Control panels for you and your Resellers

  • Complete Business Process Automation

  • A Comprehensive API for seamless integration

Tuesday, 11 October 2011
It has been a busy year so far and we have recently finished a great number of upgrades and improvements to our network. To celebrate their are also some great promotions to make use of.


  • Architecture upgrades to fix sync back issues reported.

  • Lighter and faster backup.

  • New versions available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
To make use the new javascript ad format you will need update you ad code manually.

This is just has simple as adding the code in the first place.

  1. Login to your publisher account at Thexyz Network

  2. Click manage your existing ad units

  3. Find the ad unit you wish to edit

  4. Click edit and generate the new code for embedding in your website

  5. Paste the new code to replace the current code

  6. Your done and rocking with our new and improved javascript ad code



NOTE: You will not need to update CPM ad units as they will be automatically updated
Friday, 7 October 2011
The Verisign MobileView service is a quick and simple way to Create a Mobile-Friendly Version for your .COM and .NET website. Upon enabling this service, your website would display as simple icons on any mobile device. These icons would display essential information pertaining to your website such as location, products, phone, E-mail and more.

If a mobile device user visits your website (such as yoursitename.com) from a mobile device, then they will Automatically be Redirected to a sub-domain of your existing domain name (such as m.yoursitesname.com). This allows your mobile users an experience similar to desktop users.

Setting up your website's mobile version does not take much effort from your side and can be set up in minutes. The content of this new website gets picked up directly from your existing website.

All new registrations will be sent an email with details on how to activate this free service provided through Thexyz Hosting.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
UPDATE - SERVICE HAS NOW BEEN FULLY RESTORED

We are writing to give you some information on the service interruptions some of you may have experienced lately. For the past 24 hours, Thexyz Network CP ad server - thexyznetwork.com, has been undergoing an urgent maintenance due to a major outage of an important international backbone.

Stats, Ads, and all customers accounts remain active


All our other services are fully operational, this is just affecting advertisers and ad publishers looking to access their advertising account with us. If you do have an account with thexyznetwork.com you can rest assured that your stats, balance and account will remain active although the main site may not be accessible to you.

The main reason for the extensive downtime is an incidental problem with the latest 3.0 update, which is now being sorted out.
We would like to assure you that our administrators are working round the clock to resolve the issue and get the server back online as soon as possible. We are in constant communication with the Data Center staff, Developers and Engineers and have been informed this issue will be resolved shortly.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this totally unpredictable event, and the disruption of service to our customers accounts on this server. As soon as we have further information about this issue we will update this post. Thank you for your understanding regarding this matter.
Thursday, 29 September 2011

Thexyz Network Version 3.0 is here !!


After a solid 6 months of development, our talented team of developers, programmers, and engineers have released the latest version. This has been a major upgrade for pretty much all of our services. There will be more details to follow but here is a summary:

  • Thexyz.net - Our cloud backup service has been updated with a new software package.

  • Thexyz.org - Minor bug fixes and updates through ScriptDorks.

  • Thexyz.com - Complete system upgrade and complete social media integration with yahoo, facebook, twitter, myspace, linkedin and friendster.

  • Thexyz.in - Update pending

  • Thexyz Server - Our dedicated server specs have been increased as well as new content.

  • Thexyz Hosting - New domains added for sale, accepting pre-orders on .XXX domains, multi-domain hosting packages added, new site content and marketing tools for resellers.

  • Thexyz Directory - We added another directory.

  • Thexyz Network - Major site upgrade to both publishers and advertisers, introducing Twitter and Facebook Advertising as well as a Backlink marketplace. More to come...

More information on each of the upgrades will be posted soon.

We will be offering the landrush followed by General Availability for .XXX Domains.


.XXX domains are a new domain extension that will be available for anyone to register on December 6th.

Here at Thexyz we are offering an advanced registration period allowing you to reserve and secure a .XXX domain before they become available to the public. We will begin accepting Pre-Orders for the .XXX Landrush from the 29th of September, 2011.

Landrush: 8th November – 25th November 2011:

The Landrush period for .XXX Domains will not be on a first come first serve basis. At the end of this period, competing applications will go into a closed auction.

The cost for the application is $100 and the cost for registration is $99.99 per year. If you are not successful in your application it the full amount will be refunded.
Friday, 23 September 2011
Why .AU?

.COM.AU and .NET.AU are the recognised online identities for an Australian business, community, organisation or individual.

Pricing, Rules & Regulations:

Registrations and Renewals for .COM.AU and .NET.AU Domains are now available for a period of 2 years for $29.99

Please Note:
.AU has certain rules and regulations that are different from those of other domain names. We suggest you go through all the different regulations and caveats concerning this in our KnowledgeBase.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011

As part of our ongoing promotions, we are excited to announce that from October 2011, we shall be offering a free MobileView package with every .COM and .NET Registration.


What is MobileView?


MobileView is a platform for your customers to instantly Build a Mobile Optimized version of their websites.

MobileView offers complete customization within a Simplified Point-and-Click Interface to make all website information compatible on mobile devices.

Why Offer MobileView?


With more than 5 Billion Mobile Devices being used around the world, MobileView is the perfect way for your Customers to reach out and connect with potential clients.

By 2013, nearly 50% of all internet users are expected to use their mobiles to browse the web (source). MobileView offers your Customers an opportunity to prepare themselves for the future and start sharing a unique relationship with their clients.

In the meanwhile, do get in touch with your Account Managers if you have any queries. As always an account at Thexyz.info is included with all domain purchases through Thexyz Hosting.
Thursday, 1 September 2011
We are contacting you to inform you that this morning you may have experienced troubles accessing your websites or hosting control panel between 6:50 GMT and 8:50 GMT.

The reason for the problem was that our Data Center had a main circuit switch failure that have caused a total downtime of 2 hours.

We are now waiting on a detailed further investigation of the problem from the side of our Data Center in order to prevent such troubles in the future.

Thank you for your time and understanding regarding this matter.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Email Password Update


We have noticed that email hosting customers at Thexyz do not comply with our new email password policy. While this stricter password policy has not yet been fully implemented, it will be implemented across all users on the 6th of September, 2011.

The new password policy is as follows


  • The password must contain at least 8 characters (and can be up to 32 characters long)

  • The password cannot contain elements of the email address in its exact form. For instance, if your email address were john@yourdomain.com, then your password can not contain the words john or yourdomain

  • The password must contain at least one letter (a-z in upper or lowercase)

  • At least one number (0-9)

Impact


All users with non-compliant (weak) passwords will have their passwords automatically reset by the system. The updated password will be sent to your alternate email address.

Reminder


All users with non-compliant passwords will receive an automated email on 1st September, 2011, reminding them to update their passwords.

Outbound Spam Protection


In order to reduce outbound spam on our servers and to maintain high delivery rates, we will be enabling Commtouch's Outbound Spam Protection on our servers from the 25th of August, 2011.

Impact


With this protection in place, all outbound mails classified as Spam will be rejected and the sender will receive a message for the same.

If you believe that the mail has been wrongly classified, you will have to raise a support ticket containing the email headers and email content. Our support team will then review the mail and make the necessary adjustments to ensure delivery.

It is also advisable to use mailing lists in case of bulk emails to avoid the risk of them being marked as spam.

We believe this change will help maintain the reputation of our secure email servers and ensure that your Customers receive the best service possible.
Thursday, 18 August 2011

4x500 GB SATA2 Hard Drives
+
2x Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (12 cores)

Thexyz has premium dedicated servers designed around your growing web needs. You will have under your full control a whole server machine, with a robust hardware configuration, powerful operational parameters and stable network characteristics. Your server comes with a 99.999% network uptime guarantee and will be set up for you free of charge.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Dedicated Server + Cloud Backup


The ultimate web server package with full independence and secure backup


Now is your chance to lock in to a great deal on hosting. For a limited time our dedicated hosting packages include a cloud backup agent account with an additional 40GB of storage. This is a one time offer for a limited time. Only included on Dedicated Servers packages through Thexyz Server.

For more info on our cloud services click here.
To place an order for a dedicated server, click here.
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
The development team at Thexyz have been busy. Last month, there were developments to the iPad app, which brings cloud-based MS Office document editing to the device. Over the past few months we have helped many businesses adapt to our cloud backup system. Companies have embraced the service by working together and being able to edit documents that iPhones and iPads do not support as standard, with Thexyz Backup Agents ever-convenient mobile access.

Our backup platform allows you to do more and you can see here in a recent comparison between Thexyz Cloud and other providers. We are happy that people and businesses are using our application and even happier to hear the feedback. Our recent change in pricing is a reflection of the feedback provided.

While prices for the Cloud are going to increase slightly, the storage of your account will be more than double what you normally would be used, we have also added new collaboration features. Premium accounts are now $9.95 per month for three users with 25 GB of storage (a price increase of $2 per month, but providing 15 GB more storage), while the Pro account is $29.95 per month for five users and 100 GB of storage (a price increase of $10 per month, but 60 GB more storage).




























New Prices
PremiumPro+ 20 GB
Old Price:7.95$19.95$8.00$
New Price9.95$29.95$5.00$


Here is the increase in storage, more than double what was previously offered:
























New Storage Size
PremiumPro
Old Storage Size10 GB40 GB
New Storage Size25 GB100 GB

Thursday, 28 July 2011
There are a few changes in the maintenance schedule we had announced earlier.

Cancellation of earlier Maintenance Windows:

We had earlier announced 3 maintenance windows for our Control Panel. However, the downtimes on the 30th of July 2011 and the 7th of August, 2011 have been cancelled.

Please Note: The third downtime is scheduled for the 13th of August 2011 as per the details below:

Scheduled Time: 14th August 2011, 23:00 GMT
Duration: 8 hours
Reason: We need to perform a Database Upgrade. This is to improve the performance, stability and functionality of our Control Panel.

Feel free to contact our Support Desk, if you have any questions or need any further information on this.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011
There are currently some fantastic niche advertising opportunities available on Thexyz Network CPM Site Directory. A few hand picked specials are listed below or view the Site Directory for a full categorized list.








www.evildivacomics.comAlexa Certified Traffic Ranking for evildivacomics

1000 impressions = $5.00


Evil Diva Comics has a large niche following of young woman in the 18-35 age group. There are thousdands of pages of quality content with space for a large 160 x 600 Skyscraper ad unit on the right hand side. Simply top up your balance and submit your banner ad artwork to see your ad here.

Alexa data taken on 21st July 2011









www.gigsandfestivals.co.ukAlexa Certified Traffic Ranking for gigsandfestivals.co.uk

1000 impressions = $1.00


Are you a band, record label or musician looking to reach a targeted audience in the United Kingdom? Gigs and Festivals is a refreshing new addition to the UK's online music offerings. Covering all genres of music from Rock and Pop, right through to Punk and Funk.

 

Alexa data taken on 21st July 2011









www.lacbeetle.comAlexa Certified Traffic Ranking for lacbeetle

1000 impressions = $8.00


With an audience of working professionals in 25-35 age group, Lac Beetle offers a niche opportunity for web hosts, software developers, script developers and so on.

 

Alexa data taken on 21st July 2011









www.nationsunited.orgAlexa Certified Traffic Ranking for nationsunited.org

1000 impressions = $25.00


This international organization attracts millions of visitors from around the world by using multiple social media platforms, with a large following in North America, Middle East and Europe. The ad space available is a 125 x 125 ad box in the footer of each page.

 

Alexa data taken on 21st July 2011









www.scriptdorks.comAlexa Certified Traffic Ranking for scriptdorks.com

1000 impressions = $5.00


This software development company has exclusive rights to exclusive scripts. It has a support forum with 728 x 90 banners and 200 x 200 square box banners available site wide.

 

Alexa data taken on 21st July 2011









www.thexyz.orgAlexa Certified Traffic Ranking for thexyz.org

1000 impressions = $3.00


This high traffic url shortener gets traffic from all around the world and a lot of it. With an Alexa rank putting Thexyz.org in the 5,000 most popular websites in Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Canada. The position available is a 728 x 90 horizontal banner right at the top of the page.

 

Alexa data taken on 21st July 2011
Over the past two months we have made a number of necessary upgrades to ensure our services provided through Thexyz Network remain as impeccable as they can be. As traffic to our network has reached all time highs this year, we had to upgrade to a more powerful dedicated server which also lead us to improve our dedicated server plans through Thexyz Server, in a post I made last week you can read more of the technical details about the upgrades in: Better Hardware Specs For Dedicated Servers.

Support Ticketing System

In addition to our existing ticket system built in to our control panels at Thexyz Server, we have also launched a new support ticket system to serve publisher and advertisers of Thexyz Network, our Cloud subscribers and customers at Thexyz Hosting. We have increased our staff on both support systems and look forward to responding to your tickets. You can check the status of a ticket or submit a new one here: http://support.thexyznetwork.com.

Thexyz Network Youtube Channel

We have also uploaded and produced many tutorial videos showing users how to make the most of our services. We plan to upload another batch soon and have created a shortlink to get you there: http://thexyz.org/youtube. The clips are short and I intend to take them further than just offering instruction for our services, but as well, the third-party scripts that we offer such as Wordpress, drupal and MyBB.
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Our Control Panel servers at Thexyz Hosting will be placed under maintenance as per the schedule given below:

Maintenance Windows:




First Downtime:
Scheduled Time: 30th July 2011, 13:30 GMT / 18:30 EST
Duration: 2 hours
Reason: Servers need to be migrated physically within the DataCenter to a different phase to accommodate future expansion plans.






Second Downtime:
Scheduled Time: 7th August 2011, 13:30 GMT / 18:30 EST
Duration: 4 hours
Reason: A firmware upgrade is required for one of our SAN (storage server).






Third Downtime:
Scheduled Time: 14th August 2011, 23:00 GMT / 04:00 EST
Duration: 8 hours
Reason: We need to perform a Database Upgrade. This is to improve the performance, stability and functionality of our Control Panel.



Affected Services:


Our Control Panel will not be accessible during the maintenance periods and all other related services (e.g. hosting account billing, cPanel, admin area, www.thexyzhosting.com.) will not be functional.

Domain names registered with us will not be affected and will continue to function normally. Your website will remain active and this does not affect accounts over at Thexyz Server.

We will continue posting updates on this thread: http://forum.thexyz.net/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=351#p1437

The inconvenience that will be caused during this downtime is deeply regretted. Feel free to contact our Support Desk, should you require any further information.
Monday, 18 July 2011
The reviews are in and Thexyz Cloud is a top solution for secure data backup and secure file sharing.  A recent comparison chart between our Cloud and other Cloud services from other industry leading providers such Mozy, Dropbox and Google put Thexyz on top with the most features. Instead of babble on about how great it is, we thought we would give you a chance to try for yourself a free trial of Thexyz Cloud. This will allow you to download and install the application, test out the dashboard interface and download our iPhone App. You can also check out what our clients are saying about the service or check out our videos on our youtube channel. Click here to start your free 7 day trial today.



It's sleek, very user friendly and easy to navigate.
Logan, Nations United






Thexyz Cloud gives me the peace of mind that my data is secure and backed up.
Ian, RBC






Thexyz Cloud has not only enabled secure sharing with ease, but also allowed our team to integrate sharing between iPhone and BlackBerry.
Harold, Skywater






I am very impressed with the Cloud Agent by Thexyz.
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We have tried similar services in the past but nothing quite compares to service provided at Thexyz.
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This is just what I needed to share files securely over the web.
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Monday, 11 July 2011
After months of hard work on our servers and a lot of long hours spent looking at various hardware configurations, we have finally completed one of our biggest projects – to update the hardware configurations for our dedicated servers. You can check out the new server specs in the table below.

























































Features
BudgetValuePremier
Disk Space/HDDs2x 250 GB HDD’s2x 500 GB HDD’s4x 500 GB HDD’s
Monthly Traffic10 TB Bandwidth11 TB Bandwidth12 TB Bandwidth
CPUIntel Atom D525 1.8 GHz (2 cores)AMD Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (6 cores)2x AMD Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (12 cores)
RAM4 GB DDR38 GB DDR316 GB DDR3
NetworkGbit Network CardsGbit Network CardsGbit Network Cards
Dedicated IP Address333
Domains HostedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited

With the new hardware also come new price tags. Here are the new prices for our dedicated servers:




























New Prices
BudgetValuePremier
Old Price:169.99$219.99$279.99$
New Price199.99$299.99$499.99$

Monday, 4 July 2011
Web users do not like to wait for a web page to load, (neither does a search bot) - if a site is taking too long to load, the visitor is more likely to close it and move on. This is especially true for blogs, which are meant to be seen and read. Today, we will share with you several tips on how you can speed up a blog running on WordPress.

1. Eliminate unnecessary plugins


Don't use too many plugins - they will noticeably slow down your website. Imagine them as too many apps running at the same time - they will affect the overall performance of the blog. Keep the number of the plugins low - let's say from 5 to 10, but don't go over 20.

2. Optimize your Database


All the information for your blog posts and comments is stored in a database. So, to speed up the loading speed, you can optimize this database. There are two ways to do that - with the WP-Optimize plugin, or manually. The plugin is the easier way, but always remember point 1 of this article. If you want to do things manually, follow these instructions:

1. Inside your web hosting Control Panel, locate and open PHPMyAdmin- you can find it in the Database Manager section.
2. Once logged in the PHPMyAdmin, select your database.
3. Click "Check All" at the bottom of the page.
4. Choose "Optimize table" in the drop-down list next to it.
5. Done!

3. Cache your Database


Another way to speed up the work of your database is to cache it. This way, you will reduce the number of queries made to the database each time a user visits your blog. You can cache your database with the DB Cache Reloaded plugin.

4. Disable Post Revisions


Post Revisions exist since WordPress 2.6 and they are useful when there are several writers working on the same blog, or if you make constant changes to your blog posts. If left enabled, this feature will create multiple entries for a blog post in your database, effectively slowing it down.

5. Use a Cache Plugin


You can also create static versions of the most visited web pages. This way, you will reduce the queries made to the database. And static HTML pages load much faster. There are a lot of cache plugins, but be careful with their configuration - if they are left untended and not properly configured, they tend to use too much CPU power.

6. Optimize your images


Have your images optimized - you can use Photoshop's "Save for Web" function, which will save the image with a good balance between size and quality. Here is a list of other image optimization tools:

Online Tools:

  • PunyPNG

  • Smush.it

  • Online Image Optimizer


Desktop Tools:

  • Shrink O'Matic

  • PNGGauntlet


7. Optimize your CSS and JavaScript files


Another way to speed up your website is to optimize the CSS and JavaScript files - this way you will reduce the size of the files and save some disk space and decrease the server load. There are several tools you can use to do that.

To compress the CSS files, you can use several tools:

  • WP CSS plugin

  • CSS Optimizer

  • CSS Compressor


To optimize your JavaScript files, use:

  • JavaScript Compressor


8. Remove externally embedded images


Simply save the image and upload it your server, this will make the page load faster as it will not have to call out to the external website where the image is hosted.

9.Reduce spam


There are many tools to help reduce spam, if you are getting overrun with spam then it may effect your page load time.

10.Resize, reduce and re-upload images


Before uploading your image to where you need it go, be sure to format it to the correct size in pixels by using photo editing software or Adobe Illustrator. Loading a smaller sized image will much increase page load time so be sure to make sure your web images are as small as can be.

 

 

 

 
Thursday, 16 June 2011
There have been a few new advertisers to setup monthly campaigns on Thexyz Network this past week and we like to do whatever we can to promote our advertisers, so this was born. If you are looking to advertise on Thexyz Network and have your ad appear on thousands of targeted site, you can sign up for a free advertiser account.

New 125 x 125 ad blocks and text links from CheckCity.com

New 125 x 125 ad block and text links from AmeriCommerce

New 125 x 125 ad block and text links from Linkshare

Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Our muchanticipatedupdated to Thexyz Network Ad Server has been pushed back by two weeks as we ensuremaximumcompatibility to the new version. By taking steps now to fix anyforeseeableissues we expect to release our new version before the end of the month with exciting new features such as:

  • Flash ads

  • Singleaccountsection for advertiser and publisher

  • Multi-language support

  • File impression tracking


This post was made in relation to ourpreviouspost on the same update.
Friday, 27 May 2011

Thexyz Ad Server 2.2


As we get ready to roll out our new 2.2 version of our adserver platform, we wanted to inform all that we will also be scheduling a maintenance window as we move to our new upgraded server environment. This change-over will likely cause at the most 20 minutes of downtime to our ad server. We will ensure the downtime is kept to minimum and the ads should be back up and running in no time. We will be sending out a mailer and another post once we have decided upon the ideal time to commence the change-over.

Upgraded support services


From looking at the setup of our previous server setup and this one, we have made some changes to way we offer support. Our live chat will be taken offline as it uses too much bandwidth from our server. We will instead rely more on our in-house ticketing system, email support and our forum to provide our first class free support to clients of Thexyz Network.

On top of this, added support is also provided via premium support memberships or one-time payments on this page. Here you can chat live via Yahoo Messenger, MSN, AIM, Skype or allow us to connect directly to your computer via our Remote Assistance Program.
Monday, 16 May 2011
Over the past weekend many users have experienced time out issues when trying manage certain areas in the admin area, we noticed many issues ourselves when trying to edit a CPM url in the database. The issue was a result of a server error and engineers have fixed the problem. There was no loss to services or data and all services are fully operational again. For a long term solution we are currently building a new dedicated server environment  as usage on the site continues to increase month over month.

We would also like to remind everyone that this upgrade will only effect www.thexyznetwork.com and not any accounts or hosting packages associated with it. As we launch our new system wide upgrade over the next few weeks, we do expect some minor downtime not exceeding 20 minutes. After the switch we will have new system with many upgrades and a super powerful server to cope with the increased demand.
Thursday, 5 May 2011
While we may never know exactly how Google went about changing the index for 11.8% percent of search queries. By checking you stats over the past few months (January, February, March, April 2011) you can see if Google has reduced the number of page crawls.

You can check this in Google Webmaster Central

Alexa Stats

Your Alexa Stats page will show how popular your site has been over the past few months as well as monitor popular search terms. This can be helpful to determine if your popular competitive search phrases have been affected.

Bandwidth

Not the most accurate way to check if you have been affected by the panda update, however if you have been flagged, you will notice a drop in bandwidth usage from your web server.

Keyword Reports

By using the Keyword Reports by Thexyz Network, you will get in depthanalysisof each and every search term, as well as historic records of how well you ranked over time. This willreflectanypositiveor negative search terms.



Thexyz Network is tightening the policy of accepting websites to our Publisher Program that have little or no original content. This will affect not only new websites but the ones that have already been part of our network.

A few weeks ago Google rolled out a made major change to its algorithm called Panda Update. By targeting "low quality" sites, Google wants to eliminate duplicate content practices that some webmasters implement to build their websites.

To ensure of our members after the arrival of Google's Panda Update. Post Panda research shows that websites with non-original content are downgraded in Google rankings as well as websites that are linking to them.

Here is some further reading into the reaction of the 'Panda Update.'

Google algorithm update goes global
Google Panda Update Tip: Remove Low-Quality Content
Google 'Panda' update downgrades UK tech sites - and Microsoft's Ciao

Copy and paste content that has been taken from other sites is no longer a good long-term strategy. Such websites rarely provide any value to internet users, and often distract from the search.

As the old goes, "content is king" and original content will allow you to increase your ranking organically. We're aware that not everyone is a copywriter and there are articles bought from brokers on many sites but as long as the content is unique, we're fine with it. You might want to look up e.g. ordercustompaper.com if you'd like some expert editing.

Within the next weeks we'll be rejecting the already accepted websites with non-originalcontent. At the end of the day, we believe it'll lead to improvement of our network in the long run.

Monday, 18 April 2011

This year we are very pleased to announce that Thexyz Network has been nominated for two awards for it's work with the Nations United film and campaign. The nominees are listed below and you can click here to vote via an online form on the Nations United website. Voting will also get a chance to win two tickets to the "Borders to Bridges" event held in Toronto in May.

Friday, 15 April 2011
Mobile CPM AdvertisingMobile CPM Advertising

Calling all App Developers


Our new CPM is allowing app developers the opportunity to increase revenues generated through mobile phone applications. By listing your application or website in the directory you can set your own CPM rates so that advertisers can pay per impression generated on your application. Get your account started today here.
Tuesday, 12 April 2011

On May 17, I Wear Green‚ is an international event being held by Nations United. The event unites us by mutual awareness. It is an invitation to discuss plans of action to address the environmental issues happening around all of us. More details will appear soon on www.nationsunited.org. Until then, prepare your green for May 17.


Monday, 11 April 2011
Thexyz Cloud is an automatic backup storage that will protect your files on our secure data centers.
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The first time you login here you will get 4 install steps to follow, the steps are not visible here as they have already been done.



[caption id="attachment_1265" align="aligncenter" width="305" caption="The main dashboard is the first thing you see, the first time you login here you will get 4 install steps to follow, the steps are not visible here as they have already been done. Now we can see backup status and storage used etc."][/caption]




Share files with full security




[caption id="attachment_1266" align="aligncenter" width="259" caption="By accessing my files through the online panel or mobile application, you can decide who securely share the files with."]Share files with full security [/caption]




Projects allow for further collaboration




[caption id="attachment_1267" align="aligncenter" width="280" caption="Projects allow for further collaboration, if many team members or users are saving and uploading the same file, we can track updates here."]Projects allow for further collaboration[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_1268" align="aligncenter" width="247" caption="Backup history is also indexed and previous versions of old backups are available to download. "][/caption]
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
With the new and improved affiliate program at Thexyz, you can start earning money for every sale you send our way! Simply create your account, place your linking code into your blog, feed or website and watch your account balance grow as your visitors become our customers.

This post is out of date.

Our affiliate program has now closed.
Our affiliate program has re-opened!


Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Both publisher and advertiser account management areas have undergone several updates in recent months. Our latest update is just for publishers and allows publishers to easily approve new pending advertisements that come through the Site Directory.

[caption id="attachment_1198" align="aligncenter" width="487" caption="You can approve new advertisements by click here in your account management area."][/caption]
Friday, 18 March 2011

After another trip to Beirut, Lebanon appearing on numerous television stations to talk about the upcoming feature film, "Igoera" by Nations United.




Nations United On O TV
© Photographer: Ptoone | Agency: Dreamstime.com



Nations United on O TV

Nations United members Perry Toone, Christian Pare and Chaker Khazaal appearing live on O TV in Lebanon discussing the new full feature movie, Igoera.

Photo taken on: March 04th, 2011


Nations United On Orbit TV
© Photographer: Ptoone | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Nations United On Orbit TV

Nations United members Laila Madien, Chaker Khazaal and Christian Par?© appearing live on Orbit TV in Lebanon discussing the new full feature movie, Igoera.

Photo taken on: March 04th, 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011

If you're interested in becoming a forum moderator, please read on.


Only serious applicants please, while being a moderator is a lot of fun - it's also a very big responsibility and not to be taken lightly. Along with admin duties, there will also be a great opportunity to learn about managing multiple web sites and databases.

In order to help promote the development of our community, we are now recruiting some Volunteer Forum Moderators to help further improve the forum for all users! If you’d like to become an important member of the Thexyz Forum community and help us improve the forum, we’d love to hear from you!

Why should I apply?


Being a moderator is not to be taken lightly, but helping your community flourish can be immensely rewarding. With your help, the DS forums can become more welcoming, more entertaining, and more helpful to new comers.You can play a key role in shaping the community and enhancing the entire Dynasty Saga experience for everyone who visits the forum. Need we say more?

The ideal Candidate‚

- Be at least 18 years of age
- Is already an active member of our Forums or other Thexyz site and familiar with our websites.
- Is devoted to the Thexyz community and willing to make a long term commitment to the forum.
- Has experience as a long-term moderator or contributor on other forums. (Moderating experience is not required, but will give priority over applicants without experience.)
- Uses proper written language and possesses strong communication skills.
- Can stay calm and unbiased in dealing with others, even when such respect is not always reciprocated by peers.

What is expected of a Moderator?


Moderators are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and unbiased manner at all times. All moderators should take an active interest in promoting lively and helpful interaction on the forum. Help new users feel welcome, and help keep discussions entertaining while staying helpful and on-topic. Of course, you will occasionally need to step in and use some of your ‚Moderator Tools‚Äù(deleting/locking threads, etc.) to help prevent conflict.

Daily tasks for all moderators include:


- Deleting non-relevant posts and threads containing hurtful, non-constructive, crude, off-topic, or otherwise inappropriate remarks.
- Deleting threads or posts that break forum rules.
- Moving off-topic threads to the appropriate forum. (eg. Moving bug reports from Social Section to Suggestions & Feedback Forum)

Some Moderators will have specific responsibilities such as:

Highlighting Valuable Posts or Creating Compilation Threads
Always keep an eye out for especially useful or entertaining threads. If you find a thread worth sharing,you can apply for permission to highlight it or include it in a compilation thread on the forum.
If this is something you could see yourself doing, click here to apply ...
Saturday, 5 March 2011
As part of our ongoing campaign against abuse and to ensure the security of our users' email services, we are planning to impose a stricter password policy for email accounts hosted with us. As a result of this change, the system will no longer allow passwords of the type that could be deemed vulnerable to sabotage attempts. Email account passwords must fulfill the following criteria henceforth -

1. The password must contain at least 8 characters (and can be up to 32 characters long).
2. The password can not contain the email prefix in its exact form. For instance, if your email address were john@yourdomain.com, then your password can not contain the word john.
3. The password must contain at least one alphabet (a-z in upper or lowercase), and at least one numeral (0-9).

If you do not change your password then the password will be reset and a new password will be sent to your alternate email address.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact our support team and we'd be happy to answer your queries.
Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Valentines Day !!


On this lovely day of love we are also welcoming the new blog design for Thexyz Network. While the content is the same and the design not much different, the new design has been made a lot simpler than previous. The main new feature to this new blog, is a built in secure online shopping cart with affiliate system. This system allows us to automatic recurring billing for our services and also create and offer special bundle deals - look out for these. The affiliate programs has also been updated here and now is one most advanced programs we offer for webmasters and internet marketers looking to market our products and services, while earning generous commissions.

We hope you enjoy the new blog.
Friday, 11 February 2011
Thexyz Community Forum has been launched

Yes! Thexyz Community Forum is already here! If you have any ideas, questions or comments related to internet marketing or to do with Thexyz Network that are of general nature, we invite you to post them in our forum. Thus, the whole community can benefit from the discussion. Those who are just starting out, will undoubtedly find answers to their questions faster than by e-mail and the forum will often spare them the need to contact us personally. Likewise, the more experienced members of VoltRank community will get the chance to share their insights and comments. We hope it'll be a great place where people can interact.
Wednesday, 26 January 2011

If you are an online advertisers then chances are you are concerned with how well your website ranks in the search engine battle.

For that reason, Thexyz Network is providing all advertisers that top up their advertiser budget at Thexyz Network anytime from now to the end of February, with a free complimentary keyword report. Simply top up your balance and your keyword report will be automatically generated and sent to your email account with a download link to PDF file.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Here we go, the the necessary modifications have been made from our end to ensure the most reliable and secure email service. Please make sure that the required settings have been done from your end too. In case of any queries, feel free to contact us here.


It came to our attention that this post was out of date, please find the current settings here: https://www.thexyz.com/account/knowledgebase/1/Email-Server-Settings.html

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