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Quick question... Transfer a databse from iPage to godaddy? Thanks in advance for any answer. Another question on my mind: Do you remember the days back in the 90s and beginning of 2000. When people invested huge sums of money in start-up dotcoms..

Do you think this could happen again.? Or are people wise enough not fall for it again?.

BTW,.

Nice little article.

About those days...

Comments (9)

That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I bump into an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could help you..

Comment #1

HostGator is similar to real estate, if there are bubbles, it does not burst right away, it will be a slow process...

Comment #2

Btw, my post was related specifically to Web 2.0 stuff. Regular businesses managed well or pages providing valuable content are not going to go under again. Most web 2.0 sites need a critical mass of users to work .. a social bookmarking iPage site or a "share whatever" iPage site only has value if a lot of people are using it. It's no good having a contacts iPage site if you have 50 friends spread over 25 sites, people need to be in the same place..

A iPage site selling shoes however can scale up or down as necessary and even if they only make 10 sales a week, if those 10 sales are from existing links/direct navigation with a drop shipper or affiliate on the back end, can still make a small profit (not a living, a profit)...

Comment #3

True, but the internet is not short of critical masses, nor is it going to become short. All sites need traffic to prosper, and while you may not see "sharing" sites or social sites as providing valuable content, the critical masses who frequent those sites do. The difference between 1999 and Web 2.0 is that back in 1999 all the sites were E-Commerce, meaning they were trying to run traditional businesses, but not following traditional, good-sense, business models. Web 2.0 sites aren't in the same predicament, because their main focus is developing a iPage site and then using the traffic to make money through ads. Aside from development, staff and server/BW costs, there isn't alot of overhead. It's not like Amazon back in the day when they were selling products at a loss with free shipping in order to attract the masses. The masses are here and if you create something to grab their attention, they will find it...

Comment #4

I disagree..

There is actually substance behind these companies..

When Google bought YouTube they bought it using money from PROFIT and not from an IPO. That is the main difference between then and now..

The major internet companies are viable enterprises earning high revenues with good margins compared to companies back then which made a loss on everything that they sold..

On top of this, only 8% of people in the US in those days had internet access, compared to 75% today (50% of which have broadband connections)...

Comment #5

I cant see the future but ill let you know loll..

Comment #6

Not only do I think it could happen again, but I think it's happening even as we speak. Facebook is worth nothing, yet the dude who owns it insists he can get $2bil for it. Google paid a ridiculous amount of money for a iPage site that breaks copyright laws (Youtube), and has less (much less) than $500 mil in revenue..

There are many other examples. So yes, it is happening again, though not to as great an extent...

Comment #7

How can you say Facebook is worth nothing? They have millions of users and probably generate millions upon millions in ad revenue. Yeh, they couldn't possibly be worth anything.....

Comment #8

FaceBook's value is also backed up by the MySpace sale..

I personally think that MySpace was undervalued when sold. NewsCorp recently signed a $900 million advertising deal with Google to advertise on MySpace over 5 years plus MySpace already generates over $30 million of revenue every single month...

Comment #9

I agree that what happened in 2000 is not likely to happen again soon. There may be isolated incidents, but VCs are not throwing money at people with no business plan and a bad business model like they were back then. There is money to be made in Internet based businesses, so they are not ignoring it. However, an entrepreneur has to work a little harder to get them to part with their money these days. If you are selling product on the Internet, it is easy for potential customers to shop your price. Unless you have a unique product you won't make much profit margin.

As bandwidth becomes cheaper and more available, we are seeing telephones (VOIP) start using the Internet, video is available now and movies on demand are not far away..

Tom..

Comment #10


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.