Posts Tagged ‘webhosting’

To use or not to use WWW before your domain name

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

It seems the www. prefix to your domain name is actually a subdomain. When internet first started, and website were being created, www prefix would refer to a website as being a World Wide Web, probably trying to differentiate from the intranet website I suppose.

However, due to frequent usage, most people would consider affixing a www prefix whenever they type in a domain in the URL address. Hence as webmaster, we still maintained the www prefix to a domain. And yet, using it, it actually means a subdomain, and hence when you make your website, it is referring to the various pages in the subdomain of the! (more…)

Google Webmaster Central DNS Verification Method

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Google Webmaster Central DNS verification method is a little tricky to use in comparison with the HTML and META tag version. However there are instances where you would need to use DNS verification in situation where your domain is not using a normal web hosting provi

der and such you have no way to upload a HTML file for verification. Free websites like and comes to mind as well as to those who are using just for parking their domain but pointing their DNS to another location. (more…)

Playing Around with DNS Zone

Friday, May 7th, 2010

I’ve been tinkering and fiddling with my domain DNS zone. I tweak my website a lot. This is one interesting hobby, making website, experimenting with a feature here and there and trying something new and see whether it will be useful widget or just some red herr

ing. DNS zoning is about NS nameservers, A Records, CNAME, PTR, etc and having learned about it, found it to be very useful. (more…)

Domain Name Scams

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Here they go again. Are these web hosting company so desperate to get any kind of business that they have to resort to domain name scams to earn their income? Ever since the first time they send me one of these messages saying that somebody so and so wants to register my domain name with a .cc TLD or dot whatever, I was of course taken in by their professional looking correspondences. Fortunately I checked around first before succumbing to their little domain name scams. (more…)

Exabytes Webhosting HELM control panel alias bug

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

When choosing a webhosting solution like Exabytes, IPserveron, Bluehost or Bravenet, when you build your website, the control panel of the webhost that you choose will determine the usability. Of course the simpler your website that you make, there will be less impact if the control panel is buggy. However if you need to do something more you might find yourself struggling and perhaps hobbled by what buggy control panel that your domain is hosted in. (more…)

Some problem with Simple Script

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Recently I wanted to update my database driven software like this WordPress which was managed by Simple Script. Sure, using Simple Script to manage my software installations in Bluehost was really convenient, but I didn’t expect to see hiccups in their updating of software. Try as I might, the installations wouldn’t update to the latest version.

In the end I had to contact Bluehost support to find out what’s the matter. A flurry of exchanges later, still no solution could be found. Apparently another user also reported a similar problem – inability to update the software using Simple Script. (more…)

Are you wasting time blogging?

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Do you make your own web site or make a blogging web site? What is the purpose of blogging anyway? There is a difference between blogging and building a web site. Blogging is linear, it has no structure while a web site has a pyramid form where people can navigate to find relevant information. In terms of usefulness for people visiting a web site, a proper structured web site would be superior to a blog.

If you plan to make money from blogging, it would require a massive effort. You get some good pages with good incoming links and traffic, but mostly you get lots of bounce pages and for those visitors who linger, most would just read that post that was relevant to what they were searching and off they go. You won’t see them again.

Blogging has very high bounce rate. It is quite common to see 80-90% or more bounce because most of the posts do not fit in to what people are searching for. Once a visitor drop in, and find the whole web site is not quite relevant to what they are searching generally, they would just pop right out again. (more…)

Make money online from blogging?

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

A friend commented, “Wah! You got so many web sites! Heard that can make money from blogging. Wanna try too.”

Well, it is not as simple as that. If it were so, I would have been a rich man by now. Sure it is no harm trying. Especially if you can build a web site for free using free service from Google, Bravenet, Yola, Geocities, etc. But in the end after making some post for some months, not seeing any results, with very paltry returns, the-would-be-webmaster call it quits and that’s the end of that. (more…)

Internet brand, trademarks and internet intellectual property rights protection

Monday, April 13th, 2009

I received an email from purporting that someone by the name of Peter Alldis was attempting to register my name with a .cn and .asia top level domain (TLD) name. Because they discovered that a exist in the internet, they would like to offer the chance to register .cn and .asia first to safeguard my interest for internet brand, trademarks and/or internet intellectual property rights protection.

I find it odd that someone would want to hijack and register my name considering that I’m not famous nor am I a celebrity. So why would someone want to cyber-squat using my name? (more…)

WordPress websites

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

After having tried a few CMS software installation, my favourite is still using WordPress to make your own web sites. Sure it is more like a blogging software than a proper content management system, however even Joomla/Drupal could be used for blogging. It all depends on how you create the structure of your web site that will determine your web site is more towards blogging or more towards information dissemination.