Server Load – The Basics

Load, in computing, is a measure of the amount of processing a computer system is currently performing, usually in the form of a scalar and as some variation on a percentage. – Wikipedia definition. In a *nix variant, Server load can be calculated by the uptime...

Understanding SOA records

I’ve learned that there is nothing more peaceful than a sleeping child. – Anonymous, Age 30 To an Internet Administrator, there is nothing more peaceful than a stable and optimized DNS server. The moment there is a wrong configuration,the server wakes up...

Understanding MX records

MX stands for Mail Exchange Records. MX records are used in DNS records(or Zone files) to specify how email should be routed. Lets take an example of say liz@mydomain.com. This is how a typical DNS record(for mydomain.com) looks like.     ;; Zone file for...

Niche Market for WebHosts – Podcasting

I’ve learned that in every face to face encounter, regardless of how brief, we leave something behind – Anonymous, Age 45 And the perfect way to for you to have a face to face encounter and connect with your Website Visitor is through Podcasts. Podcasts...

Starting your Web Hosting business

People start a Hosting business for various reasons. Some treat it as a second source of income. Some prefer it as a Run from home type of job. Some choose it for its reasonably low startup costs. There are some reasons though, why you shouldn’t get into the...

Web Hosting control panels compared – Part 2

In WebHosting control panels compared – Part 1, we checked out the Licensing, user friendliness, multi language support, Security and Platform support for various control panels. The juice of a control panel though, always lies in the features it supports,...