HostingFu is Still Alive

Tag: , — March 29, 2007 @ 2:02 pm Comments 5

I have just realised that I have not written anything here for more than a week! Sorry I have really been busy, but let me assure you that this blog is still alive! Some of the things that I have recently been doing:

Signing Up RegisterFly’s Ex-Customers

Tag: , , , — March 20, 2007 @ 9:02 am Comment 1

By this time everyone should have already knew it — ICANN has terminated the accreditation agreement with RegisterFly because of the issues that I will not talk about here, but are thoroughly tracked and documented at RegisterFlies.com. The fiasco has caused 900,000+ domains in limbo over the past few weeks — people cannot log into […]

Build for Flexibility, Buy for Economy

Tag: , — March 15, 2007 @ 6:50 am Comments 4

Jeff Atwood blogged about Google building their own servers instead of buying off-the-shelf boxes, probably to justify his over-the-top workstation at work. The argument is, Google built their own servers on plywood back in 1999. Google is still building their own servers today, 450,000 of them! Therefore, build your own PC is good! Pre-built might […]

NearlyFreeSpeech.NET 2 Weeks Review

Tag: , , — March 12, 2007 @ 12:55 pm Comments 24

NearlyFreeSpeech.net is not your typical vastly oversold shared hosting companies that give you gigabytes of space and terabytes of data transfer for $10/month. Instead of charging you a fixed monthly fee, it went the way of micro-payment — you are only paying for the resources that you are using. It is in the same spirit […]

Write Host Review, Win Xbox 360

Tag: , — March 8, 2007 @ 7:03 am

Web Hosting Unleashed is currently running a contest, where you can win an Xbox 360 game console by writing reviews of your current web hosts during the month of March. Your reviews will be verified by WHU to ensure its authencity (see their review policy here). On 1st of April (let’s hope it is not […]

How To Reduce Your Website’s Bandwidth Usage

Tag: — March 7, 2007 @ 6:29 am Comment 1

Jeff Atwood of Vertigo blogged about Reducing Your Website’s Bandwidth Usage. He had a look at a popular post that used almost 9Gb in one day, and analysed how he could have reduced his site’s bandwidth usage.

Tips for Not Getting Screwed by Web Hosts

Tag: , , — March 2, 2007 @ 5:19 am Comments 21

Ben at WebHostingUnleashed has written an excellent article, giving us 9 Tips For Not Getting Screwed By Your Web Host. So far I have counted myself lucky that I have not been “screwed” in any way by web hosting companies, but I have read countless bad stories on Internet and web-hosting related forums. As I […]