Server

For a popular wordpress powered blog you need PHP virtual private server or dedicated private server. Dreamhost dedicated server and virtual private server are great choices for growing blogs. We also use Dreamhost virtual private server hosting and we have published this website host review earlier. Dreamhost hosting is reliable. Dreamhost VPS has been powerful virtual private server for our wordpress blogs. Private web server allows you to expand resources as your blog demands. Private server hosting is not cheap so it should be managed by you at regular basis according to your website/blog needs otherwise you will have to pay extra bucks every month that your website never used. Dreamhost shared server is also powerful enough to bear a blog’s load. When you need performance and there comes a phase when your blog attracts hundreds of users at the same time, then you need to shift towards VPS hosting or PS hosting where you can scale resources as you need. Dreamhost offered a slider to increase or decrease resources of PS as you need them which also affected at monthly costs. In Dreamhost Panel there was no indication or alert of exact resources blog uses at that specific time except for a graph. Then Dreamhost changed their system and things became a bit dodgy. We had to always keep slider a little more than the graph measurements. On asking they said that some portion of resources (swap) is needed by the system that is why you need to keep it a little bit higher than the graph details. Now they have modified the system and its good to find improvement in how we can manage our PS resources.

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fine-tune-wpSince it is vital to give your readers more, provide them information fast, keep your WordPress installation clean and as light as possible in order to make a difference while saving some money form huge Private server cost. Even if you are at some ‘Private Server’ it is always a plus to customize WordPress to load fast and drop some RAM load for which you are going to pay. Here is how I have done something for me to drop my server load to 50% and yet my WordPress is fast and more responsive.

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I am talking here about fears you may encounter before shifting from Dreamhost shared hosting to Dreamhost PS hosting. If you are on Dreamhost, you might be wondering to upgrade to PS or you might encounter ‘Internal Server Errors’ and slow website performance at some point and in this case you definitely need to upgrade to Dreamhost PS. You and I have Dreamhost panel. In the control panel, it says: Enable Dreamhost PS. Just that.

  • Do you know the cost of Dreamhost PS?
  • Do you know how much often and when you will pay for Dreamhost PS?
  • Do you know how much you will pay for Dreamhost PS every month and plus what?
  • Do you know what you will get inside Dreamhost PS?
  • How you will control resources within Dreamhost PS?
  • How much time it will take to move from shared hosting to Dreamhost PS?
  • How they will decide that how much RAM and server resource you used in whole month?
  • What you will loose during the move?
  • What does Dreamhost PS mean by the word burstable resource?
  • Can you downgrade from Dreamhost PS to shared hosting again or not at all?
  • Should you get just a PS or PS and mySQL PS?

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by on March 13th, 2009

Plugins are cool. Every WordPress powered blog uses different plugins. They give your blog wings. There are few things you must be aware of before using plugins. What I do, I just test the plugin before I actually use it. All the plugins out there are not trustworthy. Even if any plugin comes by a trusted source, it can have bugs which will make your blogging life a bit complicated. I regularly check plugins, update plugins whenever any update is available and remove the plugin which contain any bug. Here are few popular WPplugins I noticed some bugs in them recently.

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One of the most efficient methods to reduce the usage of bandwidth by the web server and, at the same time, increase the speed of the content delivery is to compress your web pages and, generally, all output that is returned to the clients. This article describes how to use the mod_deflate module to compress Apache’s output on-the-fly. You can make your website or blog respond faster by using this method.

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by on September 16th, 2008

Web hosting has been always a tricky question for webmasters. Sometimes you get satisfied with current hosting provider but its all a matter of time. I have experienced a loss recently. Mistakes might be mine also but some hosts do not cooperate enough to secure you but they leave you in critical time. I will not name the host. But I will reveal a critical situation I have been in. My Web hosting account was hacked. Web host suspended away my account and recommended me to move host.

Possible Reasons Involved

  • I was busy and away from my web account
  • I was using old versions of WordPress software
  • I was not aware of critical threat about website vulnerabilities
  • Too much reliance on host
  • Uploading of different open source software at my web host for checking purpose
  • Uploading of unsecured forms

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A server is nothing more than a computer. It has a hard drive, a CPU, memory and all of the things you will generally find in a home computer. Your home computer can be a server if you want it to be. A server by definition is just a computer which serves other computers. A web hosting server is nothing more than a computer which serves web pages to the computers requesting them; i.e., to the person running the internet browser. So while in the generalist sense every computer can be a server; correspondingly what makes a computer a good server?

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