March 1st, 2010
WordPress is a very popular blogging platform and recently it is seen as the best content management system around. I can tell you that at least for small websites it is from far the best. Depending on what you want to do you ma find it best to use a framework, or to use joomla or other content management system, but when it is about a simple website or a blog the best choice is definitely wordpress.
Due to it’s popularity, most hosting providers are advertising their hosting plans as “WordPress hosting” or “Blog hosting”. Well, i dislike their way they try to tell people that their hosting plan is made for wordpress. WordPress has so few requirements that any hosting plan can support it. There is nothing special that makes wordpress work, or that makes wordpress easier to manage or install. Read the rest of this entry »
February 25th, 2010
This month i ran a poll on my website asking the visitors how many websites do they own. The variants of answers were 1,2,3-5,5-10,10-100, more than 100.
The most part of the results are basically expected, some people focus on only one website, others have several websites that they work in parallel, but having more than 100 websites is kind of sadness.
I have a question for my fellow voters who own more than 100 websites: How can you handle it ? Well, i don’t want to guess that they are only made for spam reasons, or the domains are just brought so others can’t get them. Read the rest of this entry »
February 25th, 2010
We all know that the Internet will be almost everything in the near future. Games are switching from offline to online. Even if you say right now that an online game will never be as good as an offline game, i bet you are right, but this don’t prevent people to prefer online games more. They have other advantages, they can be played from anywhere, they are light, etc.
We must accept the change and be a part of it. Big companies will invest more and more into web based games and maybe someday they will be better than offline ones. Read the rest of this entry »
February 20th, 2010
When it comes to website, they have to be hosted somewhere, on a computer that is always on, called a server. Since it is very hard to keep a computer online always by yourself, there are companies that do this for you, in exchange of a small sum of money.
Well, they are quite a lot of them around here, but who to choose ? The best hosting is the one who fit your website.
Judging on the poll i run here, on the right of the website, asking “How many websited do you own”, many people have more that 2 websites. 21% of the voters have more than 100 websites, well, it is unbelievable to think that someone can own 100 websites, but that doesn’t mean that he have to take care of everyone, he just own them. Maybe they were created just to promote other websites, but one thing is certain: there are different needs from web hosting. Read the rest of this entry »
February 11th, 2010
The DNS ( Domain Name System ) server is responsible to translate domain names, such as website.com to IP’s such as 18.104.22.168 in order to establish a connection to that website. In many cases this process takes the most time during a page load. Fortunately, your browser will cache the result and will not ask the DNS server every time, only when trying to access new websites.
In my experience i encountered a lot of problems when using a router when the DNS requests could not be resolved. In some cases the things came back to normal after a period of time, 5-10 minutes, in other cases the only solution was to restart the router. Read the rest of this entry »
February 4th, 2010
In recent posts i talked about IP addresses, networks and more. Many people are asking if they can change their IP address. Normally, you cannot change the public IP address, it is true that there are many techniques to hide it, but it is still the same, the only thing you do is to redirect your connections trough another computer. I will discuss about that in another article.
Now i want to talk about changing the IP address that your local network can see, so they can identify you and grant web access.
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February 1st, 2010
The best way you have to go if you want to setup a local network is a router. It is very easy: get a router, plug it, stick your network cables into it and then you have the network. You can read more about routers and how to set them up to share an internet connection on my article Age of routers .
But, if you simple want to create a network between two or three computers you can do it right now without router or anything. For 3 computers or more you will need to use at least a switch, which is cheaper, but if you still have to go to the computer store to buy a switch, why don’t you buy a router instead. Read the rest of this entry »