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October, 2009

  • 26 October

    What is a subdomain?

    Question: What is a subdomain and why should I use one? Answer: A subdomain is simply a word used as a prefix before a domain name. For example, if the domain is domain.com, a subdomain could be sub.domain.com. Typically, a subdomain would serve as an alternative to domain.com/sub, although if …

  • 16 October

    Linux Dedicated Server Logs

    Question: Where do I view logs on my dedicated server? Answer: Most of the logs on a Linux operating system are kept in the /var/log directory. There you will find logs for the main system, kernel, network, hardware, Apache, MySQL, and often times other third-party applications that you might happen …

  • 16 October

    What is a cgi-bin directory?

    Question: What is the purpose of a cgi-bin directory? Answer: CGI programs running on a server must be executable. While this allows the user to run server-side scripts, including convenient free ones found on the web, it also presents a security risk. Most virtual hosting situations restrict execution of Perl …

  • 9 October

    How to block an IP address from your website

    It is always important to check your website logs. Many web hosting providers will give you access to them, even if they do not tell you they do. In a virtual hosting account, there will be a log directory with Apache server logs. Among other things, it will tell you …

  • 8 October

    Common Server Port Numbers

    Question: What are some common port numbers used in web hosting? Answer: Most firewalls come configured with the essential port numbers open and the rest of them closed. Nevertheless, it is still important to know which ports do what, whether you are running a dedicated server or just one shared …

  • 7 October

    Common Apache Error Codes

    Whether you are running a dedicated server, a reseller business, or just a shared hosting website, you will undoubtedly encounter a few errors now and then. Knowing what each error code means can go a long way. Below are some common Apache web server error codes: 404 Not Found This …

  • 6 October

    What is directory listing?

    Question: What is “directory listing” and how do I enable/disable it? Answer: On an Apache HTTP Server, directory listing refers to a directory on the server that does not have a default index file. The file is usually called index.html, index.htm, index.php, etc. That is the default page that visitors …

September, 2009

  • 28 September

    HTML, XHTML, and CSS

    When stepping into the world of web hosting, you will be inundated with abbreviations, acronyms, and recursive acronyms. Three that you should definitely know are: HTML, XHTML, and CSS. HTML is as old as the Web itself. It stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is the primary language of …

  • 22 September

    How to Redirect HTTP to HTTPS

    Question: How do I force users to use the SSL version of a folder on my website? Answer: With e-commerce websites it is very important to make sure your customers have a secure connection to your website. Nothing can be more damaging to a business than to have sensitive user …

  • 14 September

    How to Turn Off ModSecurity for a Site

    Question: My dedicated server is running ModSecurity, but one of the websites needs it turned off in order to operate correctly. How do I turn it off for just one site? Answer: Before you proceed, keep in mind the reason you have ModSecurity installed in the first place. It is …