TotalChoice Shared Hosting Options

Hey TCH-Family,

Today we’re going to talk about our Shared Hosting plans.

Since TotalChoice Hosting was created nearly 20 years ago, we have always focused on offering amazing products at an affordable price with unbeatable customer service. No matter how big or small the customer, it’s our mission to surpass expectations. Even with an average network uptime of 99.9%, our staff makes it a goal to improve our web hosting products day after day.

The most economical way to host your website is with one of our four shared hosting plans. With a shared hosting plan, you still get all the benefits of our industry-leading reliability and enterprise hosting software. You even have access to a free and easy to use mobile responsive website builder!

Here’s a quick breakdown of our shared hosting plans.

Starter Plan: 5GB of Disk Space 150GB of Monthly Bandwidth Transfer $3.95 Monthly Price or $44.00 Yearly Price

Silver Plan: 10GB of Disk Space 300GB of Monthly Bandwidth Transfer $5.95 Monthly Price or $55.00 Yearly Price

Deluxe Plan 20GB of Disk Space 400GB of Monthly Bandwidth Transfer $9.95 Monthly Price or $98.00 Yearly Price

Gold Plan 30GB of Disk Space 500GB of Monthly Bandwidth Transfer $14.95 Monthly Price or $164.00 Yearly Price

All of our shared hosting servers are maintained by our experienced data center technicians at our world-class data center in Troy Michigan. Regardless of which shared hosting plan you go with, your Shared Hosting Plans come with an easy WordPress installer, our website builder, FTP and email, PHP 5.X / PHP 7.X, and MySQL free of additional charge.

If that’s not enough, contact our sales team for more information on our wide range of add ons from more Disk Space and Bandwidth to Dedicated IP Addresses.

Until next time, thanks for reading and feel free to say hi on social media or the TCH-Forums!

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Infrastructure At TotalChoice Hosting

Hey TCH-Family,

Today we’re going to talk about the datacenter and network infrastructure behind all the amazing products we offer at TotalChoice Hosting.

Ever since TCH founder and owner Bill Kish started TotalChoice Hosting as ProLogic Networks in his garage in 1999, Bill has dedicated his life to offering affordable hosting plans and custom-built hosting solutions with unbeatable customer service. A lot has changed since then but Bill kept TotalChoice local to Michigan and true to his founding principles.

Our amazing web hosting products and average network uptime of 99.9% wouldn’t be possible without the robust infrastructure behind our servers. Located in the natural disaster-free zone of Troy, Michigan, there’s a lot that goes into our Tier III+ data center. From Multiple Diverse fiber connections to over 30 reliable carriers to always keep you connected. Our facility even has dual substation feeds with automated switching, multiple ups redundancies, and diesel generators with 72 hours of run time so you’ll never have to worry about losing power. Apart from physical infrastructure, there’s a lot more that goes into our infrastructure.

An important part of that infrastructure is our Hawk-Eye 24/7 monitoring system. With Hawk-Eye monitoring, our staff can monitor each server and service we offer in real-time. If any problems should arise in one of our servers or services our 24/7 staff will be notified of the situation immediately via e-mail, SMS cell phone messages, and instant messages. Staff will be shown exactly where the problem is occurring so that it can be resolved quickly. Not only can we monitor in real-time but our Hawk-Eye service actively creates reports for our administrative team to review and perform preventative maintenance such as updates. We want you to know that you can have peace of mind that you’ll always be taken care of when you go with TotalChoice Hosting no matter how small the problem may be.

Thanks for reading and feel free to say hi on social media or the TCH-Forums!

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Interesting New Tech: The Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera

Hey TCH-Family,

Today we’re going to be talking about some new tech again.

Raspberry pi has released its new camera the “Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera.” The 12.3 megapixel Sony IMX477 camera can be used for both photos and video and is compatible with Raspberry Pi’s single-board computers. The Sony IMX477 was originally made for camcorders and is a big upgrade from the older Raspberry Pi cameras that were cell phone cameras with a small lens built-in.

Apart from being newer technology the biggest difference between this camera and Raspberry Pi’s previous camera is that it has an interchangeable lens system. While the previous model, the Camera Module V2 used an old smartphone camera with a built-in lens the new camera gives users the flexibility to use whatever lens they want by coming with an aluminum C-mount and C-mount to CS-mount adapter. By using C mount lenses you’re sure to get a better image and a lot of control over the look and quality of that image with all the possibilities to choose from. You can even get a C-mount to EF-mount adapter to use professional-level DSLR lenses if you’re inclined to go big or go home with your $50 sensor.

This new camera has all the possibilities that come with Raspberry Pi Computers. You can do everything from taking photos, making time-lapse videos to even making your own motion sensor security camera. With Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections you can view your camera remotely or stick with USB and SD storage. No matter what you plan to do with it, now that you can swap lenses there really are no limits.

Let us know if you’ve ever played with a Raspberry Pi camera and what you made with it below!

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New Possibilities For Accessibility To The Internet

Hey TCH-Family,

Today we’re going to change it up and talk about Starlink. Starlink is SpaceX’s satellite constellation that will use thousands of satellites in low orbit communicating with ground transceivers to bring low latency, high-speed broadband internet to customers throughout the world. SpaceX started launching Starlink satellites on February 22nd, 2018, and has worked up to 422 total satellites in orbit since then with the most recent being the 22nd of April, 2020.

As SpaceX sent its latest batch of Starlink satellites into orbit on the 22nd, SpaceX CEO and Founder Elon Musk tweeted that a private beta of Starlink will be available around 3 months from the launch and a public beta about 6 months from the launch. Elon Musk also tweeted that these tests will be available in “high latitude” locations of Canada and the United States. With satellite launches still going out and the announcement of beta tests, it looks like the current state of coronavirus lockdowns aren’t slowing down Starlinks plan to provide service across the globe by early 2022.

Not everyone has been excited about Starlink though. Once Starlink satellites started to orbit they caused a lot of concerns over the effect their bright reflection would have on space research. Because of their low orbit to earth and the link of satellites close together necessary to reduce latency the satellites leave a streak of light pollution interference nearly as bright as a meteor in research telescopes.

Elon Musk also tweeted about SpaceX’s plan to reduce the light pollution caused by Starlink satellites by creating “sunshades” for future satellites being launched along with adjusting the angle of the satellite’s solar panel. 

We’re excited to see what’s to come from the private and public beta testing of Starlink this year and what’s next as SpaceX pushes the future of broadband internet connection on.

Until next time, thanks for reading and feel free to say hi on social media or the TCH-Forums!

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Interesting New Tech: Glamos

Hey TCH-Family,

Today we’re going to change it up and talk about the new crowd-funded device, Glamos, that aims to make all of your technology as interactive as touch screen devices.

Glamos uses LIDAR technology to detect a user’s hand movements to control whatever device it’s plugged into. The motion sensor can connect to everything from smart TVs to a tablet through Micro USB 5pin or even Bluetooth with the higher end option. With its small size of 1.5 by 1.3 inches it can be placed just about anywhere the user decides. Its design features a rotating mirror that scans for movements at 40Hz allowing it to detect hand movements within a 3-foot radius with very low latency. This radius is much larger than other similar devices on the market meaning it will be easier for users to adapt to whether it’s to control something as small as a smartphone or as large as a tv.

Glamos motion controls will match those for devices with touch screens from tablets and smartphones to laptops. With its motion sensor it will be able to recreate touch screens in the air for users to swipe and “tap” the 3 ft motion range to control their device the same way they always have. What we at TCH think is cool is its ability to control devices that don’t have touch screens. Whether it’s for controlling a presentation with a swipe in the air to move to the next slide to “tapping”  an invisible touch screen in the air to navigate smart tv menus. As motion sensors start to become popular the possibilities are sure to grow.

Though this motion capture technology is still in its infancy when it comes to consumer products and Glamos is still in its crowdfunding phase we’re excited to see how this technology advances and if it becomes as incorporated into our daily lives as touch screens have.

Until next time, thanks for reading and feel free to say hi on social media or the TCH-Forums!

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