Michael Bloch

Michael Bloch
Michael Bloch

Taming the Beast
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Posts by Michael Bloch

Payment Gateways,Internet Merchant Accounts and 3rd party credit card processors
by Michael Bloch - 2004-08-25 00:00:00 in Basics

Merchant accounts, payment gateways, shopping carts - it all gets pretty confusing when you start looking into the various aspects of ecommerce....more

Free Web -Site hosting without the banner ads?
by Michael Bloch - 2004-06-10 00:00:00 in Choose your Host

Looking for free web hosting with no annoying pop-ups, pop-unders, buttons, banners, headers or footers? And as well as this, you'd like 99.8 percent up-time, fast servers, access to the cgi-bin for scripts, FP extensions, PHP and MySQL databases and FTP access?...more

eCommerce terminology and definitions
by Michael Bloch - 2003-07-08 00:00:00 in e-commerce

eCommerce, Ecommerce, e-commerce; however you spell it, the term is now firmly lodged in our language. So just what is it? ...more

Dot Bomb - Trend or Lesson?
by Michael Bloch - 2003-06-28 00:00:00 in Domain Names

In these days of the "dot bombs", there are a number of us who are getting nervous about the future of the WWW as a viable means making a living. ...more

What's in a name? - A guide to choosing domain names
by Michael Bloch - 2003-06-26 00:00:00 in Domain Names

Choosing a domain name is a big decision. When I originally started trading under "Taming the Beast" years ago, a search on that phrase didn't bring back too many results. ...more

Web Site Hosting Guide 1 - Asking the right questions & host reviews strategies
by Michael Bloch - 2003-06-25 00:00:00 in Choose your Host

The web hosting industry has become increasingly competitive. A recent search on a popular engine with relevant criteria returned millions of results from thousands of organisations offering site storage solutions. ...more

Selecting an Internet merchant account provider or third party processor
by Michael Bloch - 2002-06-05 00:00:00 in Billing

Shop around and then shop around some more - this is a very confusing section of ecommerce. If you make enquiries with a company and they don't respond within 24 hours, or are somewhat vague in their responses - run like hell away from them. ...more