Clients and colleagues often ask us to recommend software, registrars, webhosts, etc., so Diane and I gathered our favorites on this page. You won't see anything here that we haven't tried. In fact, the entries you see below are the products and solutions that we use regularly (even daily). If we don't love a product, it won't make it to this page.
ESET NOD32 Smart Security
OK, so I tend to gravitate toward software with stranger names. NOD32 is my hands-down favorite antivirus software. When I got frustrated with a well-known antivirus 5 years ago, I started researching alternatives. After hanging out in techie groups and finding out what the gurus used, I have gave NOD32 a try, and, in the 5 years since I started using it, this antivirus has never let me down...it hasn't let a virus, trojan, or other bad guy trash my computer yet. I've installed this on friends' computers, too, and they've been equally satisfied. I'm pretty sure you will be, too.
Acronis True Image 2015
This software is the BEST way I've found to back up your computer! Before using Acronis, my hard drive crashed and it took me several days to reconstruct my files. Now I know and can be back in business in less than an hour. Don't learn the hard way, as I did.
Before You Leave
This gentle guide to building relationships was written by a relationship therapist who has helped hundreds of couples to enrich their lives. What's most amazing is how this book can guide you through the rocky wilderness of a failing relationship and enable you to come out on the otherside in better shape than when you started..whether or not your partner remains at your side.
Dancing in My Nightgown...The Rhythms of Widowhood
You don't have to be a widow (or widower) to appreciate the humor, wisdom, and daily-life adventures that author Betty Auchard shares in her story of a life changed by the loss of her life partner and the lessons she learns along the way. You will laugh, cry, and grow with her and...just maybe...return to your own daily life with a new perspective. Visit Betty Auchard's site.
Forms just got a lot easier with this service. It's easy, flexible, and dependable. Best of all, it's free!
~ DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION ~
GoDaddy.com - World's No.1 Domain Registrar
We own quite a few domains, and we buy domains on behalf of clients, so I'm always looking for the best deal. Even though I've tried several other domain registrars over the years, I keep coming back to GoDaddy. Their service is good, their prices are low, and they offer a wide range of options.
~ SHOPPING CARTS & PAYMENT SOLUTIONS ~
If you'd like to sell downloadable products or subscriptions and want a minimum of hassles, check out Clickbank. If you set an affiliate commission amount and list your products in the Clickbank Marketplace, and you can have a small army of affiliates promoting your products on their websites.
I've tried several several web hosting services (and had some very disappointing experiences). In the end, Westhost won out over the competition. They offer great pricing, a terrific array of features, excellent customer service, and minimal downtime.