What Is a Ping Test?

Posted on April 18th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in WebSitePulse News

Ping-pong

Ping is a networking utility program or a tool to test if a particular host is reachable. It is a diagnostic that checks if your computer is connected to a server. Ping, a term taken from the echo location of a submarine, sends data packet to a server and if it receives a data packet back, then you have a connection. The term "ping" can refer to the time it takes for a data packet to travel round-trip. It means "get the attention of" or "check the presence of". In a computer network, a ping test is a way of sending messages from a computer to another. Aside from checking if the computer is connected to a network, ping also gives indicators of the reliability and general speed of the connection.

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What Is SPF Check?

Posted on March 28th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in WebSitePulse News

EmailSPF or Sender Policy Framework is a system that authenticates and identifies servers that your domain can use to send mail. The aim is to ensure that unauthorized spammers and cyber criminals do not send messages to recipients that supposedly come from your domain. With SPF in place, recipients can check the available records to determine whether the received emails really originated from an authorized mail server. Keep reading to learn more about the sender policy framework.

SPF Versus Sender ID

Contrary to popular belief, SPF and sender ID are quite different. The confusion stems from the fact that both use the same policy records syntax, validate e-mail sender addresses, and publish policy records in DNS. However, this is where the similarity ends. SPF validates two parts of the e-mail sender’s address: the MAIL FROM address and the HELO domain. You can find this information by checking the records published by domain owners. It is important to note that both the HELO domain and the MAIL FROM are part of the SMTP protocol. On the other hand, sender ID is a Microsoft protocol that validates a single field of the e-mail address header. The header to validate depends on the choice made by the Purported Responsible Address (PRA) algorithm.

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Why A Website Is Blacklisted

Posted on March 14th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in WebSitePulse News, Tech

 The Blacklist

Organizations are shifting operations from the brick-and-mortar model to virtual platforms. Thus, billing procedures and sharing sensitive information are now conveniently completed through the Internet. Online processes, however, expose organizations to external attacks. As a result, people are forced to develop ways to block any unauthorized access and spam.

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What Is a Traceroute Test?

Posted on March 7th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Tools, WebSitePulse News

TracerouteIf you're having issues with your network connection, you may need to investigate exactly where the problem is occurring. Maybe your data packets are getting stopped right out of the gate, or perhaps it's just a particular route that they're taking that is causing the issues.

A traceroute test shows the exact path that you're taking when you're trying to connect to a specific IP. This information tells you exactly where the breakdown happens, and it can aid you in trying to fix it.

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Getting Affiliated With WebSitePulse - One More Way To Benefit From Remote Monitoring

Posted on May 28th, 2012 by Lily Grozeva in WebSitePulse News

WebSitePulse Affiliate Program

Let’s start this week with something different! Today, we are glad to present to you the WebSitePulse affiliate program. Like most good services on the internet, we would like to give our trusted followers a way to further benefit from our services. Now you can earn a pretty penny every month.

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