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  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 […]

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Ubuntu 13.04 released and my thoughts

by Ruchira on April 29, 2013

  Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail got released  few days ago on April 25th. I have been using Ubuntu as server OS for past 3 years and as you might already know I have switched to Ubuntu from Windows as my primary work OS about 8 months ago and I don’t regret it. Until the release […]

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How to get the start button on Windows 8

by Ruchira on April 24, 2013

Yesterday TheVerge reported that upcoming Windows Blue 8.1 is going to bring back the start button which Windows 8 is currently missing. This is great news for most of people who use Windows 8 and don’t own a touch screen computer. Personally when I was trying Windows 8 it quickly started to annoy me because […]

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VPS connectivity and performance benchmark

by Ruchira on April 20, 2013

  Easiest and best way to find the performance of your dedicated servers or VPS’s is to benchmark them. I have covered how to do a Geekbench test on your linux server here . But that doesn’t test for variables like bandwidth. I know that testing connectivity speeds is easy as running “wget”s against some test files. But […]

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Free multiple software installer

by Ruchira on April 19, 2013

    If you want to setup a new computer or install software which you use regularly after a system format, You will have to dedicate much of your valuable time for that. Downloading and installing software one by one is boring and “ninite” is here to overcome that problem.  Ninite is a multiple software installer […]

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Blog link purchase scam

by Ruchira on April 18, 2013

    Look what I got today on my email box Hi, i need this type of placement could you do this? 1. We will provide php file with plugin source code 2. Webmaster will need to FTP to root folder of blog, then open folder wp-content/plugins 3. Webmaster will need to create folder ‘footerlinks’, […]

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  SMART data from your hard drives or SSD’s are often valuable to determine the health of the drive and other information such as how many hours it worked.  There are several programs on windows to do this and I have covered about one 2 years ago here http://www.ruchirablog.com/how-to-view-usage-time-of-your-computer/ . There are few SMART data monitoring tools available for Linux such […]

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Linode Longview

by Ruchira on April 5, 2013

    I don’t have enough words to express, how much I love Linode. If you search my blog with the keyword “linode” you can find the reviews and rants that I’ve done about them. Linode is beta testing a new feature called Linode “Longview” which provides you beautiful live graphs and information about your virtual machines. […]

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