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 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 18th, 2010
Despite only 9% of the people who use my ip address lookup tool are trying to find if a proxy works, according to a poll that ran on this website few months ago, i think many people are still interested if they can hide their real Ip address.
A connection between two computers, or between a computer and a web server, which is also a computer, is made trough IP addresses. Like phones, you have to know the number so you can call.
When you type a domain in your web browser, it have first to be translated into an IP address. A DNS server is responsible for this. 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 220.127.116.11 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 9th, 2010
When you go to a website you type the web address in address bar and a webpage opens. As i said in previous posts about Internet and Ip addresses, computers are using the IP address to connect to another computer. A website is just a place on another computer.
The DNS ( Domain name system ) is responsable to convert web address into IP addresses. So, when you type a domain in your browser, if your eyes are fast enough you can notice that your browser will tell you what is he doing. In the status bar in left-bottom you will notice: “Connecting”, “Waiting..”, “Resolving Host”. 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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January 23rd, 2010
The IP address is an unique indentifier assigned to each computer in a network. That is the definition of the IP address, probably you know this. Many questions raise from this sentence and you put yourself those questions many times: “How they can know where i am from?”, “IF they have my IP address they can find out my street address”, “They can find my name based on my IP address”, “They can get into my computer using my IP address”, “Why the IP address those websites show me is not the IP address that i got from my ISP” and many more questions regarding IP addresses.
Maybe when internet was explained to you for the first time you have seen a image with a cloud and everything connected to it. That image is logical and that is probably the right way to think the internet but in reality, the internet looks more like the image above. Read the rest of this entry »