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July, 2010

  • 30 July

    Closing Down a Server


    Everything comes to an end, and there are times when shutting down a server for the last time may just be the right thing to do. Whether the hardware is old and the websites need to be moved to a new server, or you have just decided to move on, …

  • 30 July

    Server Backup Tips

    Server Backup Tips

    Backing up your server may be the single most important thing you ever do. It could save your websites, your clients, and your business. We have covered quite a few backup issues on this blog. Here is a summary of some important points. 1. Always use a remote backup server. …

  • 23 July

    Hosting Company Shuts Down Blogging Service


    The incident apparently began with the FBI monitoring certain web blogs for terrorist activity. Al-Qaeda is known to operate and spread their communication through the Internet, but the odd part about this shut down is that it was a community web service with many users. The blogging service, Blogetery, reportedly …

  • 2 July

    Don’t count on your computer for website backups

    It’s not uncommon that I hear someone say, “Sure, I have backups. Everything is saved on my computer.” Backing up your website files is important. While having copies on your computer is a smart idea, it’s not enough. Computers fail too frequently to use them for your only backup. Of …

May, 2010

  • 17 May

    Secure File Transfer from SSH

    If you are accustomed to working with a graphical interface, such as Windows or Mac OS, having to manage your server from the command line can be arduous, but it is sometimes necessary. In some situations, for example, you might need to send a file directly from the server without …

  • 14 May

    New Web Site Shopping List

    You have purchased your domain and a hosting account. Now what do you do? You are ready to get your website started, so here are a few things you might need along the way. 1.Content Management System – Whether you have a blog or a shop, a CMS is pretty …

February, 2010

  • 10 February

    Linux server backup to Amazon S3

    Amazon S3 is a storage service provided by Amazon.com. It is part of Amazon’s cloud computing offering, and it used by all sorts of individuals and businesses. Although anyone with a Linux server can theoretically backup their server manually to S3 storage, it helps to have a tool to do …

November, 2009

  • 4 November

    Backup Server Files with Rsync

    Few tasks are more important on a dedicated server than backing up crucial data. Many businesses and individuals have suffered financial loss and even emotional breakdowns because they failed to backup their servers. Rsync is a remote syncing tool that you can use to backup data without needing third-party software. …

October, 2009

  • 14 October

    Lesson learned: pay your host on time

    Paying for any service in a timely manner is always a good idea, but as a VPS user on a web hosting forum discovered, not paying your host could mean losing your data. In this particular case, the individual was 40 days late on his VPS payment. The host terminated …

  • 1 October

    Prevent data disasters with a RAID array

    Do you make regular backups of your data? Even if you do, you will always experience significant downtime in the event of a hard disk failure on your dedicated server. One solution to this problem is to upgrade from a single drive to a RAID array. Simply put, the technology …

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