The benefits of the new YOLA Pro... A Honey Bear Playhomes thought...

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So here I was having a lazy Sunday and out of the blue my site and site builder froze on loading. I scrambled, freaked and tried to figure out why it failed to load the page beyond 4 inches of the screen and after frantic searching it dawned on me that it was my .JS and .CSS files that were hosted on an external hotlink file host elsewhere on the web and far away from YOLA's servers in San Fransisco that was not loading. Turns out that the file host was and still is a day later having a server issue and all files contained on them are inaccessible to the hundreds of millions of websites around the globe. Distressing as this was it was exacerbated that much more by the fact that my website in the site builder was in a disarray due to switching over to the new premium rounded corners style and not yet ready for any kind of update. Every page had content hanging over the right side of the screen as the new style was narrower on width and it truly looked a fright.

After nearly 7 hours of editing and uploading the .JS and .CSS to my file manager in addition to changing the banner to fit the new style I was at long last able to relax and update my site.

The new Pro feature and the ability to upload files that were previously inaccessible is to my site a blessing as I can now be assured of 99% up time and never again worry about my sites being stuck on the load and my visitors going elsewhere. Not that I have the traffic now due to the bad economy and playhouses being a high end luxury item but if this had happened during a holiday buying season then it could have related to thousands of dollars in lost sales for that one day the site was down.

I would highly recommend to all those who use a host to store their .JS, .CSS and HTML files to spend the extra $4 per month and buy the YOLA Pro account to save yourself the grief of your site being down while you know nothing about it. If I had not checked it may have been down for days or longer. The fact that my files are now on YOLA's servers will put my mind at ease and I can be assured of the best up time around...

Happy site building and you gotta try out the new premium styles if you can ;) I just love the rounded glass one...
Ed

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Hey Ed,
Awesome testimonial, so glad you are getting great benefit from Yola Pro! Your site looks amazing as usual :)
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Thanks Emmy... I don't know if I would say amazing but thanks for the smile... ;) Too bad I can't get featured on the YOLA home page again as a renewed site... ;)
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Good one, Good one!!
You 're way ahead of us as usual bud. Sunday, hey!
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...

I meant Thursday LOL

Oh boy that is what no sleep in a day will do I guess...
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Hey Bud, what you think of my new map? One down, eight to go.
Mmm...That's two days / map .... Sixteen days to go (9 provinces)
The coords are a bit off due to misalignment of the new image....
http://travelsa.cc/map-wc-new.php
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Pretty awesome buddy... I am constantly amazed with how your site has grown and how much you have learned... I think that in short while you will be the premier tourism website in all of S.A. Keep it up my friend...

Have you tried this imagemap generator. you can use the image and get new coordinates and replace those in your code to see if you can get them spot on.

http://www.mobilefish.com/services/im...
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Thanks Ed...I've bookmarked it for when I do the second round of coord plotting!
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Very cool post, Ed! We are very pleased that this feature of Yola Pro is proving valuable to you.

As you know, our servers are monitored 24/7 and if something does go wrong (less than 1% of the time!) it is our policy to make sure that our customers are the first to know, and that it is fixed asap. We definitely recommend hosting your site and all related files with us!

Let me take this opportunity to remind everyone that Yola just won the R.E.C.S.S Award for customer service in the category of Hosting, and this is no accident if I say so myself ;) This is because Yola engineers ROCK (around the clock)! You can totally trust them with your precious websites!
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I think a R.E.C.S.S T-shirt is in order ;-)
Well done Monique and Yola....
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Was their any doubt? I think YOLA is picking up accolades for their amazing product as far as the eye can see and the web can reach...
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Oh and by the by hosting the files with YOLA does wonders for page load speed as well...
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@Boomer. Like the T-shirt idea! Putting in a design request. However, it is actually more like, well done Yola and Yola customers (But don't they know Monique is the last person that can build or fix anything when it comes to software or hosting? All she can do is tell you what buttons to click.)
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Ah... but it's knowing which buttons to click ;-)
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Oh hey Boomer buddy sorry for the switcharoo as now you need to put my site in as the new rounded corners style on forsite... ;)
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Gotta love those imagemaps though huh... I have done so many that I can totally relate with all you are going through. Have a bear on me ;)

LOL Beer LOL
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I hope you still get the odd hit from forsite?
Most of my visitors now come from Google searches :-)
e.g. Just try these in a Google search.

yola website templates
free yola templates
yola templates
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Thanks to Yola of course :-)
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Nice... you have some definite search engine presence, very exciting! :)
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Thanks Em. All thanks to Yola though for linking me in the tut's I think.
I have a big update for forsite in the pipeline. See soon.....
I need to start marketing TravelSA though, and I've given myself a deadline for the end of the year.

I'm meeting up with my cousin tomorrow, who is starting up a new travel magazine. (first publication November) His wife was the editor of a very well known magazine over here and they have now started their own mag. I'm hoping to swop some links with them. They have two new sites set up already:

http://www.leisurepublishinggroup.com/
http://www.familyholidayandleisure.com/
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Those are some nice looking sites! This site building thing must run in your family :)