Liking WebHostingBuzz, and deals

Just over a month ago, I started a relationship with a new web hosting service, WebHostingBuzz. The words you’re reading now are served up to your screen from a database in the cloud (well, from a dedicated Dell server physically located in a data center somewhere in the US). As I noted in my first post about WebHostingBuzz, you now get content served to you a lot quicker and more reliably. If you look at the footer of this page…

WHB: A new host for a new year

In November 2011 I made a decision that, in early 2012, I’d move this blog and some other web properties to a new hosting service. From today, that service is WebHostingBuzz and I’d like to introduce you to them. Founded a decade ago, WebHostingBuzz (WHB for short) offers a wide range of hosting services – web hosting, business web hosting, reseller hosting, virtual private servers and dedicated servers – as well as specialized services such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento and…

No frills for a while

If you’re a previous visitor to this site, you’ll probably notice that it looks very different today compared to your last visit. What you see is the look and feel of the default WordPress theme known as Twenty Eleven that’s included with the latest version of the content management system, instead of the customized Thesis theme with colourful banner at the top that has defined the appearance of this site for over four years. Why the sudden change? Reverting back…

Get prepared with an IPv6 internet address

As you may have heard, the Internet is running out of space. Specifically, the addressing system known as the Internet Protocol or IP address that uniquely identifies every single device connected to the global network is close to maximum capacity in its IPv4 guise. Blame Vint Cerf, the man who invented IPv4 about 40 years ago, and who never imagined that 4 billion IP addresses wouldn’t be enough. What does the address shortage mean today in practical terms? Probably not…

How to automate your copyright year

The other day, I noticed that the copyright notice I display in the footer of this blog still said ‘2010.’ So I dived into the code in the footer template in the WordPress theme I use and made the change so that the copyright year now correctly states ‘2011.’ Then I tweeted it as I’ve noticed many other blogs still showing last year, suggesting people hadn’t thought about it. Earlier today, I had one of those slap-on-the-forehead moments after reading…

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