Virtual Hosts

Posted by admin on April 21, 2014 in IT |

Every now and then I come across a stupidly annoying problem with my website and it’s configuration before I can move on. This time it’s virtual hosts. Apache has the ability to allow you to host mobile domain names from the same directory and web server using the virtual hosts configuration.   I’m currently at […]

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Cannot start session without errors in phpMyAdmin

Posted by admin on September 15, 2013 in IT |

A quick one, I recently received the message Cannot start session without errors in phpMyAdmin when trying to logon   Usually when you get this message it’s normally because of your browse cache, or an issue with the session.save_path variable in the PHP.ini configuration file   I decided to check the session save path first and […]

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Added another computer for the clustered web hosting mix

Posted by admin on September 4, 2013 in IT |

Recently decided to upgrade the computers because I’m working on a Windows based clustered web hosting solution. I want to speed up the response times of my website, whilst also at the same time developing knowledge on virtual machines, clustered hosting and high availability environments that features SANS and load balancing   I purchased an […]

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What can a computer handle?

Posted by admin on September 1, 2013 in IT |

With me hosting my own website and files, I’ve been asking a lot lately from my tiny old home PC.It’s custom configuration of Windows 7 Home Premium, 4GB Ram, Quad Core AMD CPU and a Western Digital Raptor Hard Drive. This got me thinking enough to ask the question, how much is too much. What can […]

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Getting awstats to generate reports

Posted by admin on August 3, 2013 in IT |

I’ve managed to go that one step further with getting awstats to generate reports and finally have it recording information. The way awstats works is it generates all the file information from a local database, which stores all the records for your website. You have to run the command perl awstats.pl -config=mysite -update each day so that […]

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Improving Apache performance

Posted by admin on June 1, 2013 in IT |

I’m currently looking at improving apache performance of my webserver. One of the things I’m doing is trimming down the code. This serves two purposes First it’s more aesthetically pleasing for me to look at and less rubbish to sift through when troubleshooting Secondly, there’s less code for apache to sift through. I could just […]

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Improving web server performance

Posted by admin on February 3, 2013 in IT |

One thing which has griped me about my website, even though I use Apache and Microsoft Windows as my servers is that I’ve always wanted to look into Improving web server performance. Currently my page load times are around 2 – 3 seconds when tested around the world but I’m always up for making it […]

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