Monthly Archives: November 2011

How to redirect all urls to another url through .htaccess?

If you wish to redirect all the urls from one site to another site’s url, then go through the following rewrite rules in .htaccess files.

For Example …

You want to redirect your old blog site http://www.abc.com/blog to new domain http://www.xyz.com/blog. So you have to include the following rules into old blog site’s .htaccess file; means when some one access the url http://www.abc.com/blog/anything  it will be redirected to http://www.xyz.com/anything.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^abc\com\blog
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.abc.com/blog$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteRule    ^$   http://www.xyz.com/   [L]
RewriteRule    (.*) http://www.xyz.com/$1 [L]
</IfModule>
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Kloxo Hosting Control Panel

The control panel provides a complete interface for the website management, various administrative works, including the management of database administration, domain and sub domain, e-mail management and file distribution and more.

Benefits of Kloxo

Kloxo is known to be a control panel, requires very few system resources. LxLabs, its developers says it’s the lightest control panel and generally needs 15 MB of memory. Apart from the extremely light weight and very functional, Kloxo offering a security model level 5 and many advanced features and yet easy to use. read more

Important Things To know Before Choosing Windows VPS Hosting

What is windows VPS hosting :
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. In case of VPS users share their server maintenance cost and also resources but they get the good performance like dedicated server. There are mainly two operating systems in the web hosting market: Linux (open source) and windows (developed by Microsoft ). If any user chooses windows operating system for his VPS then that is consider as a windows VPS hosting. Windows VPS supports Windows applications like ASP, ASP.NET and Sharepoint web pages as well as Microsoft SQL and Access databases. read more

Drupal – Rules – Unpublish a Node After a Given Period X Days …

Here is a small howto that will show you how to unpublish a node after a given time can be in days, in seconds  … Drupal  using the module Rules

First, what does the module Rules?

Rules can be viewed as an evolution of the core module and trigger is the enhanced version of drupal 6 work flowing to Drupal 5.

Rules allow to discover events, perform actions (post a comment, send an email …) automatically with the possibility of moving conditions.

Here is a small howto to un-publish content after a certain time, it could be 15 days, 30 seconds, Wednesday, Nov 09 … read more

Important Things To Know Before Choosing Linux VPS Hosting

If you are a new comer in hosting market then you must be confused while choosing your suitable hosting provider, hosting plan and also operating system.

Maximum hosting providers offer some similar types of hosting plans like: Shared hosting, VPS hosting, Reseller hosting, Dedicated hosting, Cloud hosting, Colocation hosting Etc. Shared hosting is the cheapest option but if users can afford little more budget then VPS hosting would be suitable for them. You can follow the following parameters to choose a suitable hosting plan. read more

Know More About cPanel Ports

This is a list of Internet socket port numbers used by protocols of the Transport Layer of the Internet Protocol Suite for the establishment of host-to-host communications.

The range of port numbers are very large. That is 0 to 49151 but 0 to 1023 are popular ports. The port numbers are utilized by system processes which provide widely utilized types of network servers. On the OS like Unix, a process must execute with superuser privileges to be able to bind a network socket to an IP address utilizing one of the well-known ports. read more

Know More About Domain Name (Part-II)

A. Register a domain name with domain registrar :

You have to register your selected domain name with one of the ICANN approved registrars. You can register your domain for one year and after one year if you wish to continue then you have to register that it again. Your hosting provider can register your domain on behalf of you. You have to choose a suitable available domain name. To register a domain you have to provide the following information:

B. Domain name owner credentials (name, company name, address, phone, email address etc.)
1. Administrative contact credentials
2.Technical contact credentials
3.Domain Name System (DNS) server details
Your hosting provider provides the DNS server. The DNS server should have entries of the domain name as explained in the next section. At least a primary (e.g. ns1.yourdomainname.com) and a secondary (e.g. ns2.yourdomainname.com) name server addresses are required.
Now we discuss about DNS server setup in details:

C. Domain Setup On DNS Server:

After registering your domain you have to setup your domain on the DNS server. If you don’t completely setup your domain then your domain name will not work. The job of a A DNS server is to trace a domain name to IP address(es) of the web server and mail server so that a user can easily connect to the webserver or mail server using by typing the domain name in the browser. A forward lookup zone is created for the domain name in the DNS server. Start of authority (SOA), Name server (NS), Hostname (A), Canonical Names (CNAME) and Mail eXchange (MX) entries are added to the forward lookup zone as shown below for a domain “foodomain.com” with name servers “ns1.dnsserver.com” and “ns1.dnsserver.com”. read more

Know More About Domain Name (Part-I)


* What is Domain name?
All domain names are formed by the rules and regulations of DNS. DNS stands for Domain Name System. Domain names are used to identify one or more IP addresses and also identify a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control in the Internet.

* What are the advantages of own domain?

1. It would be very easy to find out. Like : yourdomain.com is more easy to remember than yourdomain.com/abc-church
2. You get a more professional image in the market with it.
3. You can utilize various Email “aliases”. Every Email message affirms your name, eg [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
4. If you want to change your hosting provider, remove ‘in that case’ you can do that very easily with your own domain.
5. Your website would be search engine friendly.
6. You would get good rank in search engine listings. read more

Overview On Different Control Panels

I once had the opportunity to test all control panel systems on my test VPS. So here is a brief overview of my experience just in case anyone should need a concise overview. It was based on a fresh Debian Lenny 64bit system.

SysCP: Probably the slimmest of all control panels.  I liked very well, because it is actually perfect for a VPS with a handful of domains and hardly more email addresses. But also for commercial hosting SysCP is to use; thanks to ticket system and various user levels. The installation was pretty easy, even when the manual to change the config files is a bit time consuming. However, I wanted to send the mail postfix part out not (but probably was more like gadgets than on my previous SysCP ). read more

ISPConfig

ISPConfig is an online administration interface to manage the hosting server web services. ISPConfig is a graphical interface to manage web servers, available as an open source. Different levels of hosting companies may offer you this service to manage all the traditional services of a web server such as  dns, domain names, ftp, web server, database, etc…

Here are the features available:

1. Httpd (virtual hosts, domain and IP based) Apache
2. FTP – Proftpd and vsftpd
3. Bind (A, CNAME, MX and SPF Records)
4. POP3 Auto-Responder
5. MySQL client-databases
6. Webalizer statistics
7.  Hard disk quota
8.  Mail-Quota
9.  Traffic limits
10. IP-addresses
11. SSL
12. SSI
13. Shell-access
14. Mailscanner (Antivirus)
15. Firewall – iptables ipchains read more