Google Panda algorithm update mainly targets content farming techniques. For a moment forget about the content you stolen from other web sites. Do you know that your own content can affect your rankings because of misconfigurations of your script? For example if you run WordPress web site like I do, sometimes it exposes duplicate pages to google bot. /?replytocom , /?comments=true are a major headache to webmasters. You can check if your site has the same problem by searching this on Google
That will show all indexed pages with /?replytocom links. This severely affects your Google rankings because duplicates of same page will be indexed on Google search such as /abc , /abc/?replytocom , /abc/?comments=true
If you are using a SEO plugin like WordPress SEO you can set it not to index these links but if you already got those indexed, there is a way to remove this from Google Search. Continue reading →
One of the advantages of Android over IOS is that you can theme Android, anyway you like. Even you could make it look like IOS, however that would be silly . Mycolorscreen.com is basically a theme sharing web site. Theme creators and enthusiasts posts their home screens on mycolorscreen with information on what apps they used to create that theme and instructions on how you can replicate that on your Android smartphone.
If you visit mycolorscreen you can browse through many beautiful home screens and like I said, most of the users post clear instructions on achieving the same on your phone. UCCW Ultimate Custom Widget is the most popular app which is used to create the beautiful themes. UCCW has the ability to let you to import a zip file with configuration. So applying most of theme themes on mycolorscreen is easy as importing the provided zip file and adding icon packs to your launcher. If you have an Android phone definitely check out mycolorscreen.com
Amazon offers many cloud services with their Amazon Web Services brand and Amazon Route 53 is the premium DNS services on AWS. Lots of interesting things can be done with Route 53 other than just hosting your records. Route 53 offers services such as DNS based load balancing, DNS fail over, Health checks etc. Route 53 uses anycast technology to serve records to the users with minimum latency by routing the requests to the nearest server to the user. They have many DNS pop’s (point of presence) on various parts of USA,Europe and Asia so your visitors expect a little bit of a boost in loading speed of your sites. I have been using Linode’s own DNS service for the past 3 years for all of my web sites but since Route 53 is so cheap and promising thanks to anycast, I have decided to use Route 53 DNS for this blog. Here’s how I set it up Continue reading →
Have you ever got struck with the black white pages while editing something on your theme? If you cant access the wp-admin to change the theme you have 2 solutions to get back up and get your wordpress site to running condition again. One is that you can delete all the theme files from wp-content folder except for the wordpress default theme. I guess that’s the most popular solution.
But what if you just want to change themes manually without going to wp-admin ? I have faced this problem. I have many themes installed on my themes directory and when I go to Appearance >Themes only the activated theme shows up and it says Continue reading →
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I have been a long time advocate of Linode and I have written many reviews about them, here and here. I have been using Linode to host not only this blog but the websites of the company I work for. And it requires stability and uptime because even the billing systems are hosted online. Linode has been great for past 3 years that I have been using them. And lately they have announced their NextGen upgrades . They have doubled the available CPU cores from 4 to 8 and doubled RAM, increased bandwidth and announced the plans to upgrade the host nodes to latest XEON E5-2670 8 core processors. And they have said that they have upgraded disks on the newer host nodes to latest enterprise 15k RPM drives and they aren’t going to use SSD’s anytime soon because of unavailability of professional grade SSD’s for reasonable price.
Yes that’s completely acceptable reason not to switch to SSD’s. But the problem is that disk speed is really low on Linode’s new hosts. I have been getting 60MB/s > speeds from newer hosts every time I test using Continue reading →
I was a fan of Kloxo for nearly a 3 years and I have wrote many posts about How to install kloxo , Kloxo project updates and a look back after 3 years . Kloxo has become almost a dead project by now. There are so many bugs present in kloxo and no one seems to address the issues. Its sad to let go of a great control panel which was there to rescue when you needed a free control panel in the past. I used to recommend kloxo to anyone because of its simplicity and ease of use. But not anymore,
Kloxo-MR is a fork of original LXCenter’s kloxo project and its developed by Mustafa Ramadan, hence the “MR”. Kloxo MR not only fixes the bugs of Kloxo but it has many additional features like the ability to switch to Nginx server. Its nice to see kloxo getting some fixes and going forward.Here are the specs taken from their web site, Continue reading →
I’m using a free SSL certificate bought from StartSSL on one of my WHM Cpanel hosted web site. Unfortunately StartSSL’s free SSL certificate isn’t wild card cert. It means that it cant be used domain wide ( ex- play.domain.com , games.domain.com ). I have added my StartSSL certificate to one of my domain which hosts a billing panel. And we all know that SSL certificates requires an dedicated IP so its just a waste of an IP to get another SSL certificate and install it to secure WHM and CPanel access. But I wanted to secure those connections without using a self signed certificate. Here’s how I did it,
Apache 2.4 is the latest version of Apache web server. Apache 2.4 comes after a many years of constant Apache 2.2 development and according to Apache foundation, Apache 2.4 brings lots of new modules and enhancements to the 2.2. You can find details about Apache 2.4change log here
WHM Cpanel is the most popular server control panel available and they didn’t took much time bring Apache 2.4 support to Cpanel. Although its advertised as experimental and you shouldn’t use it for production environment just yet. You can upgrade to Apache 2.4.4 from the WHM’s Easyapache, Apache updater very easily. I have did it on my test server and decided to share some benchmarks with you. Continue reading →