From the monthly archives:

March 2009

As you probably know, Virtual Hosting is system whereby many website are hosted on a single server, sometimes even located at a single IP address. For a more comprehensive description of Virtual Hosting, you can check out other posts on the topic here at a GoodHost.org. A PHP Virtual Host is, simply, is one of [...]

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If you are hosting a single website or are a home user, then you probably will have no need of any mail systems that are more complicated than a basic POP3 account. Many people even forgo POP3 accounts in favor of remotely accessible webmail accounts like those provided by Hotmail or Gmail. However, if you’re [...]

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One of the fundamental ideas we try to impress on anyone that comes to GoodHost.org looking for help in finding the best hosting services is that there isn’t a grand-champion, number-one hosting service out there. Finding the best hosting service can only mean finding the best hosting service for you, as web hosts have different [...]

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As in all things, security is important. You need to protect your home, your possession, your family, but what we are particularly concerned with here is your business and your information. A catastrophic virus infection can bring an organization to its knees if the effects are wide-spread enough and disperses across your network. You really [...]

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If you’ve ever experimented with running multiple operating systems, then you’ve probably heard about Partition Magic. If you want to give yourself the option of running two operating systems on a computer, then you’ll need to have them in isolated partitions or you will be risking all kinds of conflicts and headaches. Usually, creating a [...]

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Microsoft Cluster Server is Microsoft’s offer to the world of cluster computing. It is, essentially, a system for linking together machines for the purposes of supercomputing and reliability.

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An UltraVNC Server has many applications and can save you incalculable headaches by allowing you operate computers from a distance, administer networks or the servers of clients. VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing and UltraVNC is way of creating a virtual desktop to represent someone else’s. Armed with such a tool, you can operate a computer remotely as though it’s right in front of you. This means that if you setup a VNC server on your computer that can connect to the computer you are trying to interact with, then you can provide technical support without needing the person you are trying to help to act as an intermediary.

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A data file host operates much the same way as an image host. They will typically allow to you setup an account and upload files that you can then access or distribute using a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). There are plenty of file hosting sites around and many offer free services. These are typically supported by advertising which will be displayed to anyone accessing the files you’ve made public.

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Any workman knows that it is important to use the right tool for any job, both for the sake of the tool and the efficiency of your work. If you’re using a vice grip as a hammer, you’ll likely be disappointed with what it does to the nail and whatever you driving that nail into. [...]

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A CVS server is a tool for managing large, collaborative projects. The underlying Concurrent Versions System (CVS) operates in a way that is somewhat analogous to the way Microsoft Word allows you to track changes in a document. If you have ever worked on a project that has gone through multiple versions, revisions and adaptations, [...]

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