The Power of cPanel

May 21, 2008

There are many sites that claim to teach about proper webhost management and how to make the most of your hosting service but many simply promote the hosting services they are affiliated with. While it is very important to research before joining a hosting provider and online reviews can be of great help, it is also important to understand your website’s requirements and how you can take advantage of what each host has to offer. The most basic administration platform of almost every webhost is the cpanel and with the right knowledge it can be a very powerful tool. Webhostingrating.com which does a great job of reviewing hosting services and educating users has an extensive section of cPanel Tutorials which can really help make the most out of what cPanel has to offer.

Good Hosting Does Come Cheap

May 13, 2008

I remember when geocities came out with their concept of limited free web hosting for anyone wanting to put up a website the idea was quite novel. They financed this generous offer by presenting ads alongside the websites they hosted. But with the extremely low prices of shared hosting today, such an offer has very little relevance to most webmasters.

In fact, most webmasters prefer paying the penny prices of a shared host (often under $10 per month) and place their own ads along the site to make a profit. But not all shared hosting solutions are equal and it’s important to compare features and performance before signing up with any host.

Most hosts offer fair disk space and bandwidth, adequate for most sites. But features such as email marketing management and mailing list administration can be a big bonus for webmasters who can take advantage of it. Often going with a host that doesn’t provide the right tools can be a costly decision in the long run. But even a heavily featured host shouldn’t be too expensive. Fat Jack Hosting is a good example. Their shared hosting plan offers very generous storage space and bandwidth and provides a no limit mailing list solution and up to 2,400 email sends per day for just $4.97 per month.

Firewall Techniques

April 24, 2008

A firewall is a system that is designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network which can be implemented in both hardware and software or a combination of both. It prevents unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks to connect to the Internet particularly intranets. Each message passes through the firewall and those that do not meet the specified security criteria are blocked.

Firewall techniques can be any of the following: packet filter, application gateway, circuit-level gateway and proxy servers. In the first technique, each packet entering or leaving the network is examined and is either accepted or rejected based on the user-defined rules. The second technique applies security mechanisms to specific applications. Circuit-level gateway applies security mechanisms when a TCP or UDP connection is established. The last technique intercepts all messages entering and leaving the network and effectively hides the true network addresses.

OpenSource GNUPanel want replaces CPanel and WHM

October 9, 2007

First of all: What is GNUPanel?

GNUPanel is hosting control panel software with an interface written in PHP and an engine that works with Debian Operating System at 32bit or 64 bit. It is called GNUPanel because is published under the GNU General Public License. With this software you can manage your hosting plans and ticket system for helpdesk support. You can create DNS, Apache Vhost configuration files, Pop3 Email Accounts and FTP accounts. You can use PostgreSQL or MySQL. It also integrates a php interface to manage Paypal transaction automatically.
It runs on every Debian with these software requirements:

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