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So I need some technical advice. Hubs/routers/switches and 2 VoIP lines and cable Internet.

2-phones_diagram-networkSo, the deal here at home is that I have an opportunity for a new job, working from home doing tech support. That is all well and good, I can basically fix anything, given the proper feedback from the user.

Of course the issue is simple,  I’ll need a dedicated line for this and I already have one line coming in from the cable company. So the question arises, can I simply add an Ethernet switch/hub to my cable modem and then run a Vonage line  off of that? Does anyone know if the cable companies have issues with this? Obviously Vonage is cheaper, avoids adding a second cable line/modem and/or charges for a “business” service which is actually slower than the high speeds I get through Media-com Cable Premium services. And no, I can’t get a second /overpriced line from cable without switching to business service which is, as I stated previously, inferior to residential speed wise.

If you have done this, or something similar, I would appreciate the feed back.

Tim

 


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So what is it you wish to learn about WordPress? Post a reply and I’ll do a video.

Question-MarkThere must be more questions out there than can be counted on how to do this or that with WordPress or a Virtual Machine. So tonight I am asking for for those questions, so I can help out.

It doesn’t matter if it is a really basic question or something about setting up your server, or just a how-to on how to setup this plugin or that. If I can, I will try to help.

I am more of a server-end guy, so be gentle with the questions on php editing and save those for the folks at WordPress.org. But if you want to ask server questions, such as where to find files, what to chmod, or how to chmod, or even just some basic server/computer/VM questions, I am here to help.

Yes, you have to register to post comments, or send a PM, via the messaging system or to use the forum, but that is sort of how the inter-web works.

So for now I shall sit back and wait. Ask away, and while there is no guarantee I will know the answer, I will damned sure find the answer for you.

Tim


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I really don’t understand the lack of response.

restrictionsI know I searched all over for free internet hosting a few years back and I realized it was hard to find and that there were a lot of restrictions. So eventually I moved my conservative blog to Go Daddy, which provides excellent hosting , with some major restrictions, for only a dollar a month for the first year. A great price, but still not satisfied and realizing that most blog sites only get 15-30 hits per day I decided that once I had cable internet and a very quick up load speed, I would share the wealth on my very own home PC.

Hence the reason you are seeing  and reading this post! Sure I have occasional down times, but recently they have been rare and the upload/download speeds are very, very fast! So I bought, created and now host yourfreewordpress.com, the site you are reading this on.

What I don’t understand is that I offer free web space to Americans, who have conservative values and want to run a blog. Or at the very least get some knowledge on how to do this.  I now offer 2 gb free, virtually unrestricted web space to those who want to take advantage and I would love to see someone run a site and learn and perhaps even be successful here.

There is no money involved and there certainly are no strings attached and I am not in the business of selling email addresses, nor am I in the business of censoring content, unless it is illegal. Sure I insist that liberals walk away, because ya’ll can use FaceBook to promote your commie message, but that leaves about 50% of the USA who actually work for a living and don’t believe in liberal bullshit to set up a site.

Maybe I am just being a bit too nice about this. Perhaps if I charged for web space folks would sign up in droves? I think not. I don’t want to host more than about 10 or so websites but I would love to help 10 folks learn this Inter-web crap.

Rant over…

Tim


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I need one volunteer..just one, to try the system out…ok..3 would be better.

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I have posted and shared and posted some more, but no one will even take me up on my offer of a free WordPress host site. I know, everyone thinks there is a hook somewhere, a scam, an angle, a plan. Well, you all are wrong. I just need someone to try the system out so I can make sure that I have all or most of the bugs worked out.

So I am asking my Google+ friends for one single volunteer to try the site and spread your conservative word if only for a week or so if that is your wish.

Who knows, you may find out that you really like WordPress as a blogging platform and eventually learn enough to create your very own server, with your own domain name.

I’ll be here for a few hours every night offering support/help and guidance.

So just register as a user, then send me a PM, after reading the “basics 101” post on here. (Look in Featured Posts)

That is all,

Tim


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I guess I am missing my target audience…or the world is content to be restricted.

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So while I didn’t exactly expect a thousand requests for a free WordPress server, it simply confuses me that no one, as of this moment, has chosen to register on this site and request to either be a helpful admin or run their own little WordPress server.

Perhaps I am giving the human race far too much credit for wanting to try new things and/or do a wee bit of their own thinking and learning.

After all you can get a free domain and a WP server elsewhere with all thos restrictions that prevent you from learning. If that is your path, you have chosen poorly, but you go right ahead and enjoy it.

Tim


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