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July, 2010

  • 27 July

    Server Hosting Tips

    server hosting tips

    Web hosting is a vast subject, and we have covered many areas of the topic over the past year. Here are a few tips to help you keep your server in the best web hosting shape possible. 1. Keep backups of all data, both account storage and databases. If possible, …

  • 22 July

    Twitter to open Utah data center later this year

    twitter data center

    To help keep up with ever-increasing traffic, Twitter is set to open up a new custom-built data center in Utah later this year. Considering 300,000 new Twitter users log on every day, the site desperately needs to expand its capacity. The data center is being built especially for Twitter’s needs. …

  • 1 July

    Types of Hosting Explained

    If you are in the market for hosting, you’ve probably seen a number of terms thrown around. Words like ‘shared hosting,’ ‘VPS’ and ‘reseller plan’ make perfect sense to people in the industry, but hosting gurus often take for granted that newcomers understand these definitions. Here’s a brief guide to …

June, 2010

  • 9 June

    How to Sync Two Websites on the Same Server

    Question: I have two separate websites that I want to have identical data on each site. How can I do this? Answer: First of all, to sync files on two separate sites on the same server, you will need to have a user that has write permissions on both sites. …

  • 3 June

    More Joomla Security Tips

    joomla sucirity

    Yesterday, I highlighted some of the critical Joomla security issues that you should consider. Here are a few more you should add to your list: All of these can be set within your local php.ini directory (if your server allows it), rather than manipulating the global one for the server. …

May, 2010

  • 4 May

    THAT caused a web host outage?

    Usually when a web host goes down, the cause is something very mundane. Maybe a router went offline or a hardware upgrade didn’t go as planned. In the case of Rackspace in 2007, however, something no one could have expected knocked one of its data centers out: a truck. In …

April, 2010

  • 27 April

    Setting Ethical Standards for Hosting

    In a previous post, I explained the importance of having a Terms of Service (TOS) (Acceptable Use) agreement and privacy policy for your website. They protect both the users and the website owners. One question that might arise, however, is how to determine what acceptable use actually is. It is …

  • 12 April

    Pligg hosting

    Pligg is an open source CMS that lets users submit and vote on content. If you’re looking to create the next Digg or reddit, this is the software to use. But what about Pligg hosting? Any host that can handle more popular CMS’s like WordPress and Joomla should play fine …

  • 6 April

    Multiple domain hosting

    If you have more than one website or ever plan on expanding your web presence, multiple domain hosting is a must. As its name implies, the service lets you host multiple domains on a single account. Believe it or not, some shared hosts actually limit you to one domain. Multiple …

March, 2010

  • 31 March

    Rent a dedicated server in Estonia?

    A Webhostingtalk.com user asked today if it is possible to find a low-price dedicated server in Estonia. Unfortunately, this type of Estonia hosting will be hard to find for a number of reasons. First and foremost, there just isn’t much demand for web hosting or servers in many countries around …