Monday, April 19, 2010

Opt For Multiple Domain Hosting

If you have got a website currently there has been a good chance you have considered shared hosting at one point or every other. This passes off to be the most common as well as affordable option when it comes to establishing web presence because of their simple structure of the way it is arranged. With a shared hosting plan, a web hosting company can provide you with a much less expensive solution to your hosting needs as a result of bandwidth, storage capacity and several other resources being shared between multiple users, thereby lowering the overall expense of each service.

While this is the suitable arrangement for many people, there are quite a small number draw backs. Most of the service providers that offer shared web hosting only allow you to run a single domain on your account. This will not be an issue for you if you only have plans to have one website and do not ever plan on changing that. However, if you should decide at a later time to expand your presence by making more websites, this might become a problem. For this reason it is a better idea to look into multiple domain hosting and make sure that whatever company you choose allows it. Try Our Unlimited Domain Supported web hosting

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Why a Good Control Panel Is Important

Regardless which ever web hosting company you choose to use, they are willing to offer you some sort of control panel. This kind of software enables you to control and manage almost all of the essential aspects of your website and hosting account. In the main control is given over things like email accounts, domain names, databases and all of a typical other features that complement with your hosting account. While the level of ease will vary with each and every hosting company, most of them do try and keep user friendliness in mind when creating their control panel user interfaces. A decent program is going to allow you to easily control your account no matter how much experience you have in technical issues.

A more important purpose of any control panel is to allow you to have an enriched experience as a webmaster by providing you with the tools you will need to totally reduce the challenges you face as administrator. One of the most widely known control panels is the cpanel and WHM, whic is used by centriohost Both of them have been designed with incredible ease of use. Cpanel comes with a large variety of tools which will make your hosting experience much better as well as easier.

Friday, April 16, 2010

My DNS is not working!

This article is about a couple of small tips to check your dns health using public tools. These are pretty easy tools and helps you to understand whether is it your DNS or your ISP having issues or something else.

First of all, check if your DNS is responding in different ISP or not. Simply enter your domain here and use the “A” check:

It should return the same IP in all the dns without any error. If it is returning multiple IPs, then looks like, you have ambiguous nameservers in your domain registry. Check if your set DNS nameservers are correct.

If it is returning any error, then, first trace using the “DNS Trace” option you can find here:

If they are responding with “Got Authoritative Answer”, then try any of the following dns health test to see if there are some internal command error:


It could be an error related to custom nameserver or some specific dns entry. The above tools would specify where do you have the error.

In any case, you do not understand or having issues with anything related to DNS, do not hesitate to contact CentrioHost Support immediately.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Master Info of Your Domain

Take control from domain scammers and slammers .

It starts with a letter or maybe even an "invoice". It ends using the transfer of your domain to another registrar and in while most cases even the loss of your domain entirely. The expression for this is Domain Slamming.

The practice feeds upon unsuspecting people who wants to pay their bills and keep their domain names current. After all, we have our domain name printed on every invoice, business cards, painted on our trucks, and we advertise with Google Adwords, we do n't want our domain to expire. This is precisely what they count on.

We at centriohost have noticed an increasing number of domains that are either being hijacked by these scam artists or are trying to be hijacked. So what can you do?

1- Investigate the source of the letter or invoice, a quick Search engine on Domain Registry of America will highlight it as a scam.

2- Check out your domain status - Free tools like can give you your domain information and more importantly expiration information.

3- If we host your domain or provide registration services for you, recognise that we automatically renew your domains for you each year to insure they are renewed.

4- If you have paid one of these companies or agreed to a transfer your domain, you can file a complaint with your state's attorney general business office and the FTC.

Centriohost is committed to providing our customers transparent service when it comes to domain hosting, web development, and regsitration services. If you ever have any questions on the process please don't hesitate to contact us.

As an added precaution, Centriohost has enabled Registrar-Lock on all domains to insure that they must be unlocked prior to transfer. This addition saved one of our valued clients from losing nine domains to Domain Registry of America this morning.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Before You You Start a Blog, Determine if Blogging is Right for You

Before you start a blog, it's important to determine if blogging is right for you to ensure your blogging experience will be successful.

You Enjoy Spending Time Surfing the Web

Successful blogging requires a large time commitment and a great deal of sweat equity. Blogging doesn't stop after you write and publish a blog post. Instead, it requires promotion, visiting and reading other blogs and websites, staying abreast of news and issues related to your blog topic, and more. Most of your blogging activities will occur online. To be a successful blogger, you must enjoy reading, researching, spending time on your computer and surfing the web.

You Like to Write

If you abhor writing or writing doesn't come naturally to you, then blogging might not be for you. Building a successful blog requires frequent, meaningful updates, responding to comments, leaving comments on other blogs and more. Each of those success factors requires writing. To be a successful blogger, you must be able to write prolifically.

You're Passionate About Your Blog's Topic

Successful blogging requires that the blogger write frequent, meaningful posts about their blog's topic to attract new readers, keep readers interested and keep readers coming back. If you are only slightly interested in your blog's topic, it will be difficult to log in each day and come up with fresh, exciting posts and commentary. By choosing a topic you're passionate about, it will be easier to update your blog with a smile on your face each day.

You Can Commit to Blogging

Successful blogging is a commitment in terms of time and effort and requires a great deal of self-discipline and self-motivation. You must have the ability to fit blogging into your schedule and be commited to sticking to that schedule.

You're Comfortable Publicizing Your Thoughts, Opinions and Ideas

As a blogger, you will be publishing your opinions for the entire online community to read. While it is possible to remain anonymous and become a successful blogger, anonymous success is not the norm. To attract a large audience and appear legitimate in the blogosphere, more people have taken to sharing their identities and a fair amount of personal information online. As such, bloggers are exposed to negative responses to their posts, and sometimes those negative critiques can be hurtful. Successful bloggers can handle negative criticism.

You're Not Afraid of Technology and You Are Willing to Learn

Blogging requires some knowledge of the Internet and simple software. If you are afraid of your computer, then blogging may not be for you. Alternatively, if you are willing to learn, you can blog. Blogging and the Internet as a whole are ever-changing, and even the most successful bloggers are constantly trying to learn new things to further enhance their blogs. To be a successful blogger, you must be willing to learn how to get started and how to maintain and improve your blog in the future.

You're Willing to Take Risks

Much of successful blogging is related to taking risks from diving in and starting your first blog to launching your blog's first advertisement or adding the first link to your blogroll. To be a successful blogger, you have to be willing to try new things to enhance and promote your blog.

Friday, April 2, 2010

How to stop wp-cron.php from firing!

Recently, I have written an article about reducing the cpu usage for a wordpress blog. My post contains some information about the wp-cron.php, but it doesn’t explain how you can stop wp-cron.php from taking high CPU. Couple of our twitter followers and facebook clients were asking for a post describing how they can stop wp-cron.php from taking high CPU or firing up. Here are some small tricks to reduce the CPU usage from wp-cron.php.

First of all, if you have root access to your server, you can eventually block wp-cron.php using mod_security, this would prevent wp-cron.php usage throughout the web server. But you can still call it using the cronjobs. How to setup wp-cron.php manual cronjobs, can be found in my blog post “Reducing CPU Usage for WordPress blog” post.

If you are on a shared hosting or want to permanently stop this culprit, you would need to stop spawning this php file. wp-cron.php calls cron.php file which is located under your wordpress root/wp-includes/ folder. Open the file in your file manager or using FTP browser and find the line stating:

    spawn_cron( $local_time );

Now comment this line and you should stop wp-cron.php spawning everytime an user enters your site. You can comment it with two slashes as following:

    // spawn_cron( $local_time );

You have to keep in mind, this would stop all sort of scheduled event as well.

I could discover another alternative that would stop wp-cron.php from running using http request, but would work fine using cronjobs. Open cron.php and find the following line:

    if ( strpos($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'], ‘/wp-cron.php’) !== false || ( defined(‘DISABLE_WP_CRON’) && DISABLE_WP_CRON ) )

Now, replace this line of code with the following:

    if ( strpos($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'], ‘/wp-cron.php’) === false || ( defined(‘DISABLE_WP_CRON’) && DISABLE_WP_CRON ) )

Make sure the immediate next line “return” must remain in the immediate line.

You can also put the following in your wp-config.php file to set DISABLE_WP_CRON global variable to TRUE:

    define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true);

At last, you should make sure wp-cron.php runs using cronjobs for your scheduled events, but if you don’t have scheduled events, then you better stay away from adding it in cronjobs as well. But if you do, then have a look at my previous post for setting up the manual cronjobs of wp-cron.php using cpanel.

Any of the above solution should prevent your wp-cron.php from firing and taking high CPU. Happy blogging :)

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