Steps to Move Your Web Site from one Server to Another

During the lifetime of a website moments come when need arises to move the site from one domain name to other. This migration process is painful for bigger and more active websites. If hosting control panel on both servers are same then migration becomes easier. However, sometimes you need to migrate your site to a server having different control panel. In this scenario, to ensure smooth migration of an active web site from one server to another follow the steps given in this tutorial: Continue reading “Steps to Move Your Web Site from one Server to Another”

Best Way to Protect a Domain Name from getting Stolen

First and foremost thing to do is to make sure that you really own your domain name. Not a silly advice if you know what we are talking about. Have a two or three tier verification process in place with your registrar in case you need to make any update to your details. For those who do not trust even their shadow, they can go and to get their own ICANN registrar accreditation.

Lately, number of domain name thefts taking place in online world is increasing. There are several reasons as how you can loose your domain name and not able to prove that you were the real owner of the domain name in question. Instantly a question pops up as what is the best way to protect a domain name from being stolen.

First and foremost thing to do is to make sure that you really own your domain name. What a silly advice…you might say. No, it’s not if you know what we are talking about. Go through this article and you will instantly want to check whois data of your domain name. Continue reading “Best Way to Protect a Domain Name from getting Stolen”

Target uid/gid Mismatch with Directory or Program

One fine morning, a perfectly working cgi script started throwing “500 Internal Server Error” without any changes being made to the secipt. Client was at my head and I was at loss of my wits. But, then clients pay me for making things straight and working for them. Read this step by step tutorial as how this problem was solved.

This Sunday at 2 AM, I got a call from one client, who complained that cgi scripts on his website stopped working all of a sudden. This being peak season for his business, he was a worried lot and wanted me to give it an immediate attention. I rushed to my workstation. Client was on phone telling me the urls and script names which stopped working. I saw it was throwing “500 Internal Server Error”. My first question to client was if he has made any changes to the scripts or re-uploaded or changed the permissions on the files. Continue reading “Target uid/gid Mismatch with Directory or Program”

How to Minimize Incoming Spam Mails

Most of the times all anti spam measures fail to detect and filter all spam mails. For you, as an end-user, following are few guidelines which will help minimize incoming SPAM mails.

In today’s wired life everyone has an email id. And every one having an email id is prone to SPAM emails. Sometimes its frustrating to search one genuine email out of hundreds junk mail. Though each and every service provider, be it Hotmail or Yahoo! or Gmail or your ISP or your website host, tries to keep spam level to minimum by using various tools. But, this is a cat and rat game between spammers and service providers. Most of the times all anti spam measures fail to detect and filter all spam mails. Continue reading “How to Minimize Incoming Spam Mails”

Changes in Domain Transfer Process (.COM / .NET)

To transfer your domains OUT of a Registrar (referred as Loosing Registrar), you have to get your own AUTH-INFO code from the Registrar Company. Some companies provide it within their control panel while some may send it to your email.

In last few years domain registry companies have seen customers taking away their .COM / .NET domains freely to other registrar. In the process some frauds also happened. To put a full stop to all this ICANN has made it mandatory for all domain transfers to be supported by a mandatory AUTH-INFO Code (or Transfer Authorization Secret). Continue reading “Changes in Domain Transfer Process (.COM / .NET)”

Renewal Rules for .UK Domain Names

While most of the domain TLDs (like .com / .net / .in) expires as per its registration date, rules are different in case of .UK domain names. The .UK domains expiring on any day of a given month should be renewed or deleted before the 25th of the same month.

While most of the domain TLDs (like .com / .net / .in) expires as per its registration date, rules are different in case of .UK domain names. The .UK domains expiring on any day of a given month should be renewed or deleted before the 25th of the same month. Continue reading “Renewal Rules for .UK Domain Names”