VERY Negative Review – cloud9hosting.com
Feb25

VERY Negative Review – cloud9hosting.com

Mmm.. Yeah. Wish some  reviews had come up when I originally researched this company 5 months ago. I host a lot of sites for customers and try to spread them out – so I have a LOT of experience with different providers. I have around 40 different server accounts from VPS setups to shared accounts. […]

Mmm.. Yeah. Wish some  reviews had come up when I originally researched this company 5 months ago. I host a lot of sites for customers and try to spread them out – so I have a LOT of experience with different providers. I have around 40 different server accounts from VPS setups to shared accounts. I know my hosting. BUT, needed a new one, so ran across this company. Reasonable pricing and seemed to ME I had heard good things...

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Setup Custom Nameservers with WHM and GoDaddy
Mar23

Setup Custom Nameservers with WHM and GoDaddy

So yesterday’s task was to setup private nameservers for a site or two. Why setup private nameservers? Because you don’t always want everyone knowing where it is that you are hosting your stuff. I guess if you’re a reseller of some sort and trying to do branding that would be one reason to do private […]

So yesterday’s task was to setup private nameservers for a site or two. Why setup private nameservers? Because you don’t always want everyone knowing where it is that you are hosting your stuff. I guess if you’re a reseller of some sort and trying to do branding that would be one reason to do private stuff too. That way, you can have hosting customer just slap on a “ns1” and “ns2” to their...

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Setting up Google Email MX Servers
Jul11

Setting up Google Email MX Servers

Since I can never seem to find Google Email setup easily– honestly, as easy as Google TRIES to make things – and as many smart people as they have working over for them (Art, this means you), this kind of stuff is NOT very straightforward to find.  And deciding to not go digging through my […]

Since I can never seem to find Google Email setup easily– honestly, as easy as Google TRIES to make things – and as many smart people as they have working over for them (Art, this means you), this kind of stuff is NOT very straightforward to find.  And deciding to not go digging through my OWN setup to find all these, I am popping this info out here so I can find it a heckuva lot faster next time! Here are the settings for...

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VirtualBox – Wow.
Jun05

VirtualBox – Wow.

I have been using the Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 software for the last many years.   I used to have quite a collection of boxes laying around each running a domain function or two and miscellaneous webservers to boot.  It generated a lot of clutter and it generated a lot of heat in my office area. […]

I have been using the Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 software for the last many years.   I used to have quite a collection of boxes laying around each running a domain function or two and miscellaneous webservers to boot.  It generated a lot of clutter and it generated a lot of heat in my office area. For the last several years, I had been running MS Windows 2003 Servers on some old P4 machines with virtual servers on both – a...

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Linux and Remote Desktop
Jun03

Linux and Remote Desktop

It really seems to me that I put up a post on this before…  I rely on my OWN blog to track all those funky things that I need to do once in a while so I know I can find them again – and this one is no different.   I really don’t set UP […]

It really seems to me that I put up a post on this before…  I rely on my OWN blog to track all those funky things that I need to do once in a while so I know I can find them again – and this one is no different.   I really don’t set UP Linux machines on a daily basis so it’s helpful to have this kind of information stashed away. I use internal Linux for testing.  Our websites are almost exclusively WordPress at...

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Configuring IIS FTP Firewall Settings
Sep23

Configuring IIS FTP Firewall Settings

So I was working with a client site. I’ve got a convoluted mess (at times) of Teamviewer / LogMeIn / RDP (Remote Desktop) connections to get where I need to go – and of course, FTP.  Went to connect via FTP and had problems – hadn’t been up in a while so rather forgot about […]

So I was working with a client site. I’ve got a convoluted mess (at times) of Teamviewer / LogMeIn / RDP (Remote Desktop) connections to get where I need to go – and of course, FTP.  Went to connect via FTP and had problems – hadn’t been up in a while so rather forgot about the Windows firewall being enabled.  Getting a message about not able to connect. Wish I’d written it down, but I knew from the...

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