Posts Tagged ‘Hosting’

Leverage Browser Caching

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

In the previous post I wrote about enabling compression for your pages so that they would load faster to the visitor. Today I’m going to write about how you can make use of browser caching to save some bandwidth. Some people told me that their ISP or hosting provider requested that they upgrade the hosting […]

Let Apache Compress Your Website

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Website speed is one of the most important factor to make people like to visit more. In 2008, I wrote Compressing WordPress Output and this is done by adding one line to index.php The problem with that approach is that when you upgrade WordPress you have to manually add the line into index.php, and the […]

RegisterFly Resurrected as RegFly

Friday, March 6th, 2009

I received an email yesterday: Dear Ady Romantika   We see you have been a valued member since 2004-12-29. Many of our clients have asked for a notice when we post special savings, we are pleased to provide that. Please find the latest specials that are available for the month of February. It’s from RegFly, […]

Image Hotlink Protection

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Have people been stealing images from your websites? Well, there are not so many interesting images in this site so I don’t really have that problem. You can add a watermark to your image, but I guess everyone knows that. Another form of image theft also involves bandwidth theft. It’s has many names – hotlink, […]

Upload Folder Invasions and Security

Monday, November 24th, 2008

I was doing a routine backup job for a client’s website hosted on Exabytes the other day and noticed something funny. There were supposed to be image, pdf, and video files in the upload folders but there were also .htaccess and PHP files in the main upload folder and each of the subfolders. The first […]

Web Hosting Reviews

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

As a technical person in the office, and as a person who maintains (not own) more than 20 blogs my friends at work will usually ask me advice on their hosting requirements. The most important concern they have is usually the cost, and speed is usually second. I often ask them to use a portion […]

Domain Marketplace

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Are you running a specific online business, or at least planning to have one? Do you realize the importance of having a good, catchy domain name for your business? I had several experiences (good and bad) when it comes to buying special domains. Once I was even involved in a fraudulent domain purchase transaction which […]

WP-Cache and GoDaddy Hosting

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

I have several blogs hosted on GoDaddy servers. If your WordPress blog is hosted on GoDaddy hosting, do not use the WP-Cache plugin or your site will intermittently produce Error 500 (Internal Server Error). I can’t spot the error even when I enable the error logs – there seems to be none! I’ve heard similar […]

Hosting: Responsibility of Customer or Provider?

Friday, April 20th, 2007

This post is specially dedicated to Exabyte’s latest customer newsletter, which provide very useful information on how customers could prevent servers from overloading and causing service downtime. I do agree with what Exabytes have to say, and it is true that I noticed that when the services were down, it was indeed caused by processes […]

Bad Domain

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

I just tried to register to Chitika and Nuffnang and they both rejected my email address with this domain – I thought all systems have updated the checking code to include .name as well, as it has been around for quite a while now. Well I sent them an email to notify about this […]

Another Reason Not To Host In Malaysia

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Would you register your blog if the Government ask you to? Although I rarely write about any sensitive issues related to the Government, I have to express myself on this one. So now Malaysian Government is planning to make it compulsory for bloggers to register themselves. Here is an article from The Star: Bloggers may […]

Bye, Exabytes

Friday, March 30th, 2007

It has become worst since these last few days. Mails are missing, and site is not accessible many times. I’ve set up server monitoring at and I receive on average 6 downtime alerts per day, with monitoring triggered every 30 minutes. I’ve seen people writing about my plugin said “if you can’t access the […]

Exabytes Replies

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Following the case I wrote about Exabytes’ disappointing respond to my notification, I received an email from the Director of Business Development saying how sorry they are about the incident. By responding to a customer without being asked is indeed a very beneficial action towards a business. Customers feel happy that there exists someone inside […]

RegisterFly Gets Ditched By eNom

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

One little, meaningful email from my mailbox: This is a formal notice to owners of domains which have been registered through eNom via its reseller, YOU MUST TAKE ACTION NOW TO RETAIN FULL MANAGEMENT RIGHTS TO YOUR DOMAIN NAME. Although you purchased your name at RegisterFly, eNom is the actual registrar of record for […]

Frustration With Exabytes

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

Between 00:20 to 02:10 Malaysian time (16:20 to 18:10 GMT) the Apache service on the server hosting this site was down. I know that only Apache was down due to the fact that I can’t access the webites using the web browser but I can access FTP, SSH, SMTP, and POP. Here’s what I put […]