I sort of stole this article/video…but It’s Okay…I wrote it.

dbcrashSo every so often it has probably occurred to you thoughts like…”well damn, this twit has a web server running on a damned Tablet! “I need to learn how to do that”..of course you may also not be aware of the Tablet site…”

In truth, all the tablet stuff is already covered there, on this web site, in any one of a dozen plus articles. Just check out the featured category….

But….this site has moved onto a VM (Virtual Machine) on my very old Dell PC. That saga is already posted here in various articles. But you may want to learn a quick and dirty lesson on how to setup your very own VM/Linux/Web Server at your home, and that is where today’s stunningly crappy video will help you….watch, enjoy and try to learn…and remember, it IS a free screen capture program, no bitchin’. Thanks!

Tim


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For those who need video….

Just in case you are still worried about what a complex operation this WordPress stuff is I am here to relieve your stress and offer up this super duper, not so great video that will teach you just how easy this is. Considering that I was just testing the software, ignore the miscues…..

The first thing to remember is that we have 3 test sites you can try. I used one tonight to record this video, but it will be reset by morning.

The link to the info on the test sites is right here.

 


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It’s As If They Are Watching…All The Time.

So we know that the cable companies throttle bandwidth and do their best to lower their costs by limiting your useage of their advertised download speeds. But funny thing here tonight, I was noticing slower than normal network speeds here on good old mediacrap, (I won’t mention my provider directly), and then suddenly when I installed a network analyzer called Fiddler…go figure, my speeds jumped back to these paid for speeds.

All I received the last several hours were network communication issues when running test, while at the same time I have reasonable network surfing speeds, not fast mind you, but reasonable. Then I suddenly get this result, a speed test that actually worked!

I have run several tonite and all appears well, for now. But we shall see what “Fiddler” shows us over the next few days.

 


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Yes, we do run backups here…..

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Yeah, we do backups.

For those who might be considering getting a site here and are worried about your data being backed up…you, we do that here too! Sure, it involves a USB 3.0 docking station and an older 80 GB Hard disk, but be real folks, it IS a free site and the hard drive is 3 times the size of the total available server space.


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Still having some minor loopback issues, but found a workaround.

bang-head-on-wallSo after the wonderful cable folks updated my modem I had a nightmarish time finding the ways to forward ports, that simply were not an issue with the previous cable modem.

Most of those have been solved except for the occasional issue with RSS feeds. But good news. There is a workaround to use your RSS feeds and it is called Feedburner. Just put your RSS feeds onto Feedburner and then you can link to your Feedburner RSS feeds. If you want to use them internally, ie, on your site itself, then install the RSS-Multi-importer plugin available on WordPress and set up your Feedburner RSS feed on the feed list. This will speed up your site, create a little less load on this server and alleviate virtually all issues.

Questions, comments or concerns? Post them up on the Google Community Page or leave a topic in the forum here.

 


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