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April, 2010

  • 9 April

    Common extra dedicated server features

    An unmanaged dedicated server is almost like a bare-bones computer. While you get all of the essentials required to call it a server, there are many features that you will want to add. Some of them are free and/or open source, while some require purchase or even subscription services. It …

March, 2010

  • 22 March

    Avoid bandwidth overage charges with an unmetered dedicated server

    Not sure how much bandwidth you will use or worried about those large overage fees? If so, an unmetered dedicated server might be for you. As the name implies, hosts offering unmetered servers do not charge based on the amount of bandwidth consumed. Rather, the customer pays a flat fee …

February, 2010

  • 8 February

    How to set resource limits on PHP

    In a previous post, we learned how to increase the memory limit on PHP by editing the php.ini file. But limits exist for a reason, and although you would probably love to give every process, every script, and every website unlimited CPU cycles, memory, and bandwidth, it just isn’t possible. …

November, 2009

  • 23 November

    How to Save Bandwidth with .htaccess

    Question: My dynamic PHP-driven site is popular and is using a lot of bandwidth. What can I do to save that precious bandwidth? Answer: Those of you who have to worry about bandwidth should really consider yourselves lucky. It means that your website has been more successful than the majority …

  • 18 November

    Benefits of Using CSS

    There are many design benefits to using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), but there are also technical ones that any website owner or server administrator should consider. Originally, websites were mostly just text and images with no fancy boxes, menus, or other slick layout schemes. Over time people started getting more …

October, 2009

  • 21 October

    Has your host kept up with the times?

    Over the past decade, home Internet connections have become substantially faster and many websites have found themselves delivering larger and larger files to visitors. The average website file size and amount downloaded by visitors have increased, but has your host ever raised its bandwidth and storage limits? Most hosts have …

  • 2 October

    What is MRTG?

    Question: What is MRTG? Answer: MRTG stands for Multi Rounter Traffic Grapher. It is free and open source software that monitors and measures traffic on a network. It provides a graph that shows traffic load over a set period of time. Although it was originally developed to monitor routers, many …

September, 2009

  • 23 September

    Avoid bandwidth overage fees with an unmetered server

    The last thing any dedicated server owner wants to see at the end of the month is a bandwidth overage fee. Data transfer is expensive, and server providers levy hefty charges to customers who use more than their allotted amount. If this is something you are worried about, consider renting …

  • 9 September

    Understanding Website Statistics: Part 2

    In my first post, I covered four basic components found in most statistics software. In this post, we will examine them more closely and also take a look at some more specific stats. An important way to gauge your website’s success is to look at the daily breakdown of those …

  • 7 September

    Calculate bandwidth usage with free online tools

    When signing up for a hosting plan, one of the most important factors to consider is how much bandwidth is provided. Data transfer is expensive but necessary. Too much and you will be throwing money away, too little and your site will be shut down. Predicting bandwidth usage is something …