• Routine Maintenance

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    Routine Maintenance

    Hello, We will be doing Routine Maintenance on Monday 05-02-2011 at 11pm Pacific Time. There should be no or little downtime during the updates and server check ups. If you have any questions please let us know. This is just a check up process to make sure all servers are running correctly, the upgrade of

  • Western Digital to snap up Hitachi GST for $4.3 billion

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    Western Digital to snap up Hitachi GST for $4.3 billion

    Western Digital said on Monday that it was buying Hitachi Global Storage Technologies for the equivalent of $4.3 billion. The move includes a combination of $3.5 billion in cash as well as shares worth about $750 million. The deal will see the WD name remain but see Hitachi GST’s CEO Steve Milligan join WD as

  • Donating old computers

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    Donating old computers

    As technology changes and trust us we know how fast it does. What to do with old hardware or to keep using it is a common question for web hosting companies. At one point we did calculate risk vs reward of running older hardware, this was about 9 years ago (2005). It was one day

  • WordPress load control – Is wordpress using too much load?

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    WordPress load control – Is wordpress using too much load?

    As we all know WordPress can use too much load. Basically any php script can depending on how it is ran. After years of running our own blogs and helping people run theirs we have found some solid ways to help WordPress run smoothly.  First to check what load your Word press is using you

  • How to create a powerful password

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    How to create a powerful password

    Say goodbye to those wimpy, eight-letter passwords. The 12-character era of online security is upon us, according to a report published this week by the Georgia Institute of Technology. The researchers used clusters of graphics cards to crack eight-character passwords in less than two hours. But when the researchers applied that same processing power to

  • Email port 25 26 587

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    Email port 25 26 587

    Email port 25 – This is the standard outgoing email port. 99% of the time it will be fine and set in your email program by default. Email port 26 – This is simply a alternative to port 25 and works the same. It exists because some ISP’s do not allow outgoing email which we

  • FFmpeg FFmpeg-PHP Mplayer Mencoder flv2tool LAME MP3 Encoder

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    FFmpeg FFmpeg-PHP Mplayer Mencoder flv2tool LAME MP3 Encoder

    This process requires root access and a full dedicated server. cd /usr/local/src/ DOWNLOAD MODULES wget www3.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20061022.tar.bz2 wget rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/9225/flvtool2_1.0.5_rc6.tgz wget easynews.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/lame/lame-3.97.tar.gz wget superb-west.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/ffmpeg-php/ffmpeg-php-0.5.1.tbz2 wget downloads.xiph.org/releases/ogg/libogg-1.1.3.tar.gz wget downloads.xiph.org/releases/vorbis/libvorbis-1.1.2.tar.gz EXTRACT MODULES tar zxvf lame-3.97.tar.gz tar zxvf libogg-1.1.3.tar.gz tar zxvf libvorbis-1.1.2.tar.gz tar zxvf flvtool2_1.0.5_rc6.tgz tar jxvf essential-20061022.tar.bz2 tar jxvf ffmpeg-php-0.5.1.tbz2 mkdir /usr/local/lib/codecs/ yum install gcc gmake make libcpp libgcc