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December, 2009

  • 17 December

    Watching Linux logs live

    Question: How can I watch information come into my Linux server logs as they arrive? Answer: Linux has a nifty little command called “tail” that allows you to see the latest log file messages, but that by itself will not show you the latest messages as they arrive in real …

  • 1 December

    Website Hosting Apache

    Apache HTTP Server is the leading web server software available. It commands nearly 60% of the web server market and over 66% of the 1 million sites with the most traffic. It is developed by the Apache Software Foundation and is released under a free and open source license called …

November, 2009

  • 11 November

    Why is server hardware so expensive?

    Everything that goes into a server— from the the case itself to the power supply to the hard drive— tends to be more expensive than desktop computer parts. Why is this? Servers operate under more stressful conditions than consumer PCs and are expected to be more reliable, so server-grade parts …

  • 4 November

    Avoid disaster with a simple web search

    If asked about a particular hosting provider, the first thing I will tell someone to do is conduct a basic web search. There are tens of thousands of web hosts out there, after all, and more than a few will go out of their way to cheat you. Thankfully, it’s …

October, 2009

  • 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

  • 29 September

    Search Engine Friendly URLs

    In a previous post, we learned about dynamic websites. One of the drawbacks of dynamic websites that we did not mention was the incomprehensibly long URLs that often result. The URL to a page might looks something like: yourdomain.com/indep.php?reallylongname&somethingelse&sid003234. Content management systems like Joomla, provide a solution that works fairly …

  • 2 September

    Using .htaccess Files on Your Website

    Question: What Is .htaccess and How Do I Use It? Answer: Apache HTTP Server by default is controlled by a single configuration file. On many Linux distributions, the file is called httpd.conf or something similar. If you have a shared hosting account, however, you do not have access to an …

  • 2 September

    Securing Apache with ModSecurity

    Apache HTTP Server is the most widely used web server application and is arguably the best available. Nevertheless, being a good application does not automatically make Apache secure. If your websites are simple html pages with no dynamic web applications or scripts, you probably do not have need for much …

June, 2009

  • 29 June

    Email forwarding, aliases and autoresponders

    Three common email services that a good web host offers to its clients are: forwarding, aliases and autoresponders. All three can be very useful for both individuals and organizations. Forwarding allows the user to keep his current email account, possibly on another domain, and redirect emails coming to a new …

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