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Safer, Faster: Your Website On Altervista With CloudFlare

Our mission at Altervista has always been to provide you with quality, free hosting to help you earn more revenues from your website. Today we’re announcing a partnership with CloudFlare that strengthens that original mission. CloudFlare is a service that helps your website run faster, safer and smarter.

Altervista and Cloudflare for smart websites

You may ask, what does a faster website have to do with revenues? It turns out speed matters – a lot. For example, research has shown ‘How one second could cost Amazon $1.6 Billion in sales’ (and how Google might lose 8 million searches per day if it ran just four tenths of a second slower!). Intuitively, this is something we already know – if a page loads slowly for you, how many times have you closed it to move on to the next thing or abandoned a shopping cart?

CloudFlare solves that problem for your web visitors. It speeds up websites (both desktop and mobile), images, DNS and APIs. It does so with a wide range of features – from caching your website content closer to your web visitors to automatically consolidating 3rd party calls to your website so they don’t slow down your web page (a feature they call Rocket Loader). Continue reading

Gorgeous WordPress Themes Free of Charge

Running a WordPress blog on Altervista gives you a bunch of unique opportunities.
There’s a lot of stuff hidden in the code, developed to improve performances and build great features.  There’s the chance to earn with ads but the clearly stunning asset, in a WordPress blog hosted on Altervsta, is the graphic themes freely available.

A dedicated staff has been working on it and we’re now happy to announce a fully renewed gallery of WordPress themes; all on them is offered totally free of charge.

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Take a look at some of the best WordPress themes we’re offering free of charge for your blog. Every one of them is customizable: header and background images, colors and fonts. Each of them is updated at the latest version available and ready for Altervista advertising program.

WordPress Themes Gallery

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Whimsical Love: looks like handwritten with classical two columns layout. Continue reading

We Have Increased The Equipments For 2014

More Monthly Traffic to start on and more Queries for your Database. We enlarged, free of charge,  your website equipments, to get through the end of 2014 with full strength.

15GB of Monthly Traffic, 20K queries/hour for your Database: this is the free upgrade of the 2014.

It’s quite a common place that a free hosting service cannot be compared to a payment one,  if you check the features list: it’s definitely not true if we speak about Altervista.

Opening a website on Altervista means start with all you need to run a successful website, from the first moment on till the top of the growth.

Aletrvista 2014: more and more, free of charge

You can manage this free upgrade from your Altervista control panel.

If you want to ask a question or join the conversation, please write here.

WordPress 3.8 “Parker” Available On Altervista

Dedicated to one of the greatest jazz player of all the time, Charlie “Bird” Parker, WordPress 3.8 is available for blogs hosted by Altervista.

Modern new design, colorful update and availability on every device are the keywords for this WordPress main release.

WordPress 3.8 is a colorful update

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From Profile page you can preview and chose between eight new admin color schemes, the admin dashboard is totally responsive so you can manage your blog from any device: from smartphone and tablets: easy and fast such as from a desk computer.

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Some of these features were anticipated, here on Altervista, since from September by adding MP6 plugin to manage the Admin Dashboard design. We followed the new WordPress approach: the “plugin-first development process“.

Altervista has added exclusive features to the WordPress admin dashboard: tools to customize design, earn with the blog, set mobile features and connect the blog with social networks.

To learn more about WordPress 3.8 read here, from WordPress.org blog.

The easy way to gain with your WordPress blog

We found a way to gain more with less work. Less work from you, more gain for you. We called it Autopilot, it’s a new system to place best ads for your Altervista WordPress blog in just one click.

Earn with your WordPress Blog

It’s like hire an expert in advertising that choose best ads for your WordPress blog.

How does Adv Autopilot works

A click and the job is done

First you need a blog hosted on Altervista and running WordPress. When you activate Autopilot you don’t need any more to pick a banner with widgtes or insert a code. We do all the work, instead of you.

Most profitable advertising

We select advertisements which best fits for your website, depending on current rates and on your installed WordPress theme.

Better for you, better for your visitors

Our goal is to find the right balance between your earnings and the browsing experience of your visitors: enough banners to gain without bothering none.

At any time you can switch to manual settings

If you want to change a few things or the whole advertisements setting you can just turn off the Autopilot, choose your favorite ads and insert them by hand.

If you want to ask something about earn with your WordPress blog hosted on Altervista, please write here.

How to insert Altervista With Google AdSense Ads In Your WordPress Blog

Start a blog on Altervista gives you the opportunity to use one of the best blogging software available: WordPress.

Manage a blog on Altervista gives you also the chance to earn money, if you decide to display ads on your pages, and if you do you can use the most popular ads network available to monetize your content: Google AdSense.

Unique adv system: Altervista With Google AdSense

Altervista and Google AdSense are now linked in a partnership that has generated Altervista With Google AdSense adv network.

It’s a peculiar adv system that pays you both for impressions and clicks on ads.
Here it is how it works. Continue reading

Always up to date

Here on Altervista you  can run your website with Joomla! or with WordPress or with both of them, if you like it. You can install your favorite CMSs within a few click, with the needed bandwidth and web space and you find them at the latest version available, because we keep them constantly up to date.

Now we are releasing Joomla! 2.5.16 and WordPress 3.7.1.1 but we always watch out for the latest software update to bring you, as fast as we can, the freshest version.

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A little resume: Altervista is a steady hosting, pretty well designed for do whatever you want with your free of charge web space.

We offer a selection of CMSs to run your site and we keep them updated, so you can mind just at your website and not bother with installing and uploading or checking out technical settings.

Altervista it’s ads free but if you want to collect earnings from your web job everything is ready to make you start to gain.

Give a glimpse here, to our Earn Blog, and stay updated about earning on Altervista.

How to display ads on WordPress

On Altervista you can start a website for free. Advertisements on your website, or blog, are not mandatory, but if you decide to display ads on it you gain money and you’ll be paid both for page views and clicks.

Insert ads on an Altervista blog is pretty easy. We offer WordPress to run blogs we host and we’ve set a one click system to display ads on your website.

1) GO TO THE “EARN” PAGE
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This is the WordPress dashboard customized by the Altervista team. Click on Earn to start and go to the earning setting page.

2) ACTIVATE VIDEOBANNER 300X250
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In this page you can choose different banner size and adv networks. Adv networks on Altervista are two: Altervista Banner and Altervista With Google AdSense, you need a Google AdSense account to join this network, and link it to Altervista. You can both create or associate to Altervista your existing Google AdSense account on this dashboard.

3) CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE

Talking about banner size: there are many of them but the best reward comes from Altervista banner 300×250, displayed on the top of the page. If you want a second position choose the 728×90 (at the top of the page).

Even better, for your earnings, is to mix up adv networks and join both of them: Altervista Banner and Altervista With Google AdSense. For this network, born in partnership with Google, we suggest you to insert Large Video Banner 336×280 both at the top and at the bottom of posts.

4) AD IS ON THE SIDEBAR AND YOU START TO EARN!
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Altervista Banner is a ready to use network: as you click on a banner size, and save settings, you can see the advertisement on your blog sidebar. Instead Altervista With Google AdSense banners: for displaying these ads you need to have  an approved Google AdSense account and it may takes some minutes, or even one hour, to see them on your website.