Send A Christmas Gift to the Philippines

Looking to send a christmas gift to the philippines now that Christmas is just around the corner? Look no further than at This is where you will find the largest selection of products under one “roof” from the most prominent vendors in the Philippines.

Check out some of the site’s offerings. Its electronics section offers Apple Ipods…although there is no mention of the iPhone- one of my Christmas wish list. This site is ideal if you want to send a birthday present, a large appliance, a special little something or prefer to one-stop shop with a credit card instead of assembling and shipping a balikbayan box.

Useability Analysis:
Doing some shopping on the site, it appears that you have to be a registered customer before you can access the final checkout counter.

I used my google toolbar’s autofill to quickly fill in the form. Filling the form was thus made quickly. I also noticed that they have breadcrumb trails at the top. Another useful navigation tool.

However, the site requires that you agree to their return policy. I was NOT able to locate where the return policy was. So this is one minor feedback for improvement of the site.

The credit card form was secured by SSL certificate from GTE cybertrust. So I don’t have any trust issues there.

The site also provides additional info on their site that includes upcoming information about Associations, banks and Chruches. The information about Churches will allow one to keep in touch with one’s faith.

While the site accepts payment via Credit card,  I wonder if it also accepts Paypal?

Here are some items from the site that are on my personal takam takam list: Tuyo!

And then after eating my meal with the bottled tuyo. I can finish off with the delectable almond crunch! Yummy!

SWSoft Meeting

BNS Top brass meets up and discusses expansion plans with SWSoft Asia Manager, Mr JJ Jager at Changi International Airport. BNS is also studying plans of offering PLESK to our dedicated server clients.

Here is a link to the Swsoft PLESK Demo. Try it out and let us know if this is something that would interest you.

San Rafael bags Best E-LGU municipal category – Phil. Web Awards 2007

The Municipality of San Rafael, Bulacan is this year’s Best E-LGU website for the municipal category in this year’s 10th Philippine Web Awards.

It was indeed timely for San Rafael as they just launched their website earlier this year. “It was not that easy”, according to Mr. Emmanuel San Roque, MPDC officer and who’s behind the whole idea of putting up the website. You can see the whole story here

San Rafael also won the Peoples Choice Award for having the most number of SMS and online votes.

Our warm congratulations, Municipality of San Rafael.

Bulacan retains title of Best E-LGU provincial category – Phil. Web Awards 2007

The Provincial Government of Bulacan retains the title as they once again grabbed the Best E-LGU website for provincial category in this year’s 10th Philippine Web Awards brought by Media G8way Corp.. Bulacan was also consistent bagging the People’s Choice Award for again having the most number of SMS and online votes.

Next year, Bulacan aims for the first eLGU Hall of Fame Award which will be given to three-time consecutive winners under a particular category in the annual eLGU Search for Best Local Government Web Site.

Our congratulations to the Provincial Government of Bulacan!

Click here to know the rest of the winners.

Mediag8way co-located server @ BNS

Mediag8way, the Philippine’s leading information authority on the local information and communication technology community co-locates its server which houses the following popular IT and entrepreneural publications:

PC World, as one of the most widely-read computer or business magazine, is targeted to meet the informational needs of Tech-Savvy Managers, both at work and at home. With its monthly Reviews and Rankings backed by the PC World Test Center, news, how-to articles, features, and special reports, PC World helps managers plan, buy, use, and integrate the technologies that keep them and their companies ahead of the competition.

Enterprise is a business magazine for business executives and the people who influence them. It provide its readers with commentary, research, and practical ideas in the Philippine global business.

BNS Sponsors Phillipine SEO contest

Bitstop Network Services is one of the sponsors for the Philippine SEO Contest – a keyword ranking contest with over PHP130,000.00 worth of prizes. This competition aims to promote search engine marketing (SEM) in the country.

As one of the sponsors,BNS is giving PHP1,500.00 worth of gift certificates as part of the fourth prize.

Newly Hosted Sites at BNS

Bitstop Network Service welcomes its newly hosted sites.

  • – by Building Construction Maintenance Services – General Contractor that provide clients with a broad range of Trade Services for building and construction. They also provide support services that includes engineering design, auto cadd drafting, estimating, importing, equipment rentals and project planning.

  • – by Smartdeal Real Estate Brokerage and Services, Inc. They handle real properties including, but not limited to, residential, commercial, insdustrial properties, raw lands, house and lots and condominium units. They also offer different realty and paralegal services.

  • – by Star City, a family entertainment center where shopping, food, rides and walk-through amusement halls hold center stage. Star City is the home of the country’s first 360-degree Zyklon Loop, the two-tiered French Grand Carousel, the King of the Jungle (Ice Palace), the horrific Western Ghost Town, and the all-time favorite, the Wild River.

    Shared Hosting

    If you are looking for an economical hosting for your website, then go SHARED!

    Shared Web Hosting service is where more than one web site is hosted on the same server. It is generally the most economical option for hosting as many people share the overall cost of server maintenance.

    In shared hosting, the provider is generally responsible for management of servers, installation of server software, security updates and other aspects of the service.

    BNS Hosting offers both LAMP and ASP.NET Shared Hosting.


    LAMP Hosting

    Step into the high quality LAMP Web Hosting and development based on your requirements.
    LAMP is an acronym for Linux Apache MySQL PHP/Perl. A LAMP environment provides you with all of the standard tools you need to create a dynamic and efficient website.
    • Linux (operating system)
    • Apache (Web server)
    • MySQL (database management system) (or database server)
    • Perl, PHP, Python (scripting/programming languages)

    You will be able to run PHP, Perl CGI’s, use Apache Server Side Includes (SSI) and communicate with a MySQL database using PHP, Perl-DBI or with your own binary CGI.

    Our LAMP web hosting packages is subject to standard features like weekly backups, access statistics, etc.

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    ASP.NET is a technology for building powerful, dynamic Web applications and is part of the .NET Framework.

    ASP.NET makes building real world Web applications dramatically easier. ASP.NET server controls enable an HTML-like style of declarative programming that lets you build great pages with far less code than with classic ASP or technologies like PHP or JSP. Best of all, ASP.NET pages work in all browsers – including Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Internet Explorer.

    ASP.NET makes building Web applications dramatically easier with far less code! ASP.NET is a set of technologies in the Microsoft® .NET Framework for building Web applications and XML Web services. ASP.NET pages execute on the server and generate markup such as HTML, WML, or XML that is sent to a browser. Unlike classic ASP, which supports only interpreted VBScript and JScript, ASP.NET supports multiple .NET languages (including built-in support for VB.NET, C#, and JScript.NET), giving you unprecedented flexibility in your choice of languages.

    You can check out our Basic Web Hosting Packages for more information.

    You can download the application here:

    Windows form

    Linux form

    Dedicated Hosting

    BNSHosting provides you with both the infrastructure AND the server hardware. This option is similar to co-location hosting, but with this option, you are spared from having to invest in a separate server.

    In addition, we can stretch your budget further, by allowing you to ‘rent’ the software (Windows 2003, Microsoft SQL, Exchange, Sharepoint, CRM etc)…instead of buying the software outright. This is because Bitstop is only one of two Microsoft SPLA (Service Provider Licensing Agreement) holder.

    Because the server is dedicated to you alone, you have better control over the applications that you install, and have an unlimited number of domains to install and support.

    Dedicated WINDOWS

    • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard Edition
    • Processor : Intel Pentium 4 2.8Ghz
    • Memory : 1,024MB
    • Hard drive(s) : 1 x 80GB

    • One (1) routable IP address per server
    • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet switch port access
    • Bandwidth (shared): can burst up to 2Mbps

    • Monthly recurring rate: Php14,000.00/server
    • One-time setup fee: Php1,500.00

    *Maximum of 5 client access license (CAL); please call if additional CALs are required.

    Dedicated LINUX

    • Operating System : Linux Redhat 9.0 / Fedora Core
    • Processor : Pentium 4 1.6Ghz
    • Memory : 256MB RAM
    • Hard drive : 1 x 80gb

    • One (1) routable IP address
    • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet switch port access
    • Bandwidth (shared) : can burst up to 2mbps bandwidth
    • Minimum Term : 18 months

    • Monthly recurring rate : STANDARD Php 12,500.00/server
    • One-time setup fee : Php 1,500.00/server

    Co-Location Hosting

    Co-located Server

    Clients typically choose to have their own servers hosted in our data center. This is ideal when you want to run high-volume web sites, custom applications or simply require a higher level of security and performance than a shared hosting solution can offer.

    From simply maintaining your operating system to full management of all services, BNS Hosting offers proactive server management with reasonable rates.

    Our rates for co-located server will depend on the wattage of the power supply. In general, the higher the power supply wattage, the higher the power consumption, and hence there will be a corresponding higher monthly co-location fee.