Google Panda and Penguin updates are a major nightmare for the link spammers and black hat seo people out there. These algorithm updates targets sites which has low quality content and back links pointing to your site. However this can be a major drawback for the quality sites too because, spam links are a thing which you can never avoid. I know this with my experience and personally I never do link building for my own sites. I believe that the quality content is the key and back links will come automagically if you have good content because people will link and share my posts on their web sites and such.
Nginx is the web server that people use for speed. And I have published a guide on how you can auto install Nginx. Few days ago developers have discovered a serious buffer overflow vulnerability on Nginx versions 1.3.9 to 1.4.0. This is documented on CVE-2013-2028. According to the statement , Continue reading →
If you want to get OpenVPN running on your server, the easiest way is using the OpenVPN-AS ( Access Server ). OpenVPN-AS is the commercial version of opensource OpenVPN project. But they are kind enough to let you use the OpenVPN-AS free for 2 concurrent users. Of course you can buy licenses and increase the user limit, But for personal use its enough.
Installing OpenVPN-AS is very easy compared to the regular OpenVPN and it comes with a nice web based management interface as you can see on above screenshot. Also the web interface has nice options like showing bandwidth usage, connected user info etc. You can run OpenVPN-AS on 128MB ram VPS or higher. 128MB of RAM is more than enough for this purpose. Just grab a 128MB OpenVZ VPS from Ramnode or BuyVM and lets get in to the installation, Continue reading →
I have lately found this kickstarter crowd funded project named “Ghost” which is a new blogging platform trying to enter to the market crowded with WordPress users. Ghost project is already fully funded and still they have 19 days to collect more funds.
It certainly looks nice and Ghost is node.js application which uses Sqlite for its database. There is not much fully functional proof apart from the basic tryghost.org but they have some nice screenshots and a video on its kickstarter page . Continue reading →
Cpanel is the most widely used web hosting control panel out there. If you ever hosted a web site you should be familiar with it. However Cpanel didn’t focused much on user interface for the past few years, WHM had some UI changes but not the Cpanel.
Cpanel is now developing its all new X4 theme to replace the current X3 theme. They have an entire site and development blog dedicated to X4 news here. Development version is available as a plugin for Cpanel and you can install X4 on your WHM servers but currently its at Alpha stage so installation on production servers isn’t recommended. Continue reading →
Did you ever had the above shown error on your WHM/Cpanel server? When using passive FTP timeouts at MLSD command is a common error when using FTP servers. This is because servers firewall is not willing to accept the connections on common FTP ports. Continue reading →
Have you ever heard of Cpanel certifications? There is a Cpanel entity called Cpanel University to offer you Cpanel proficiency certifications. Cpanel is really large player on the Server market and Certifications and certifications from them will really increase the value of your resume. Currently they offer 2 types of certifications Sales and Technical and each of those got 5 exam types. Continue reading →
We all know that IPv4 addresses are depleting really fast. But still IPv6 adoption is nowhere near it should be. For example IPv6 adoption in mexico is 0.00% as of Google Ipv6 statistics report . Even though the IPv6 adoption among the internet users is low, most Dedicated and Virtual Private Server providers are already offering IPv6 support. But in reality most users don’t know how to configure IPv6 for their web sites and the most widely used hosting control panel “Cpanel” still doesn’t support IPv6. But if you are using Nginx on your server you are lucky because enabling IPv6 , IPv4 dual stack support is really easy. Continue reading →