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Reduce Your Power Consumption

Posted on February 24th, 2011 by Victoria Pal in Tech

 

Go green
How can you run a server and still feel good about your energy bill and the environment? That is a hard one, because no matter whether you are running a server for business purposes, or a personal project, the power company bill arrives at the same time every month. Here are a couple of things anyone can do to improve the situation. These are applicable to both home users and people running one or more servers.

Modest hardware updates

CPU

Find out if you can do reasonably-priced upgrades. If you are able to buy a CPU, which uses less power, but provides the same performance – do so. New CPUs pop up all the time. One good preemptive action against fast changing technologies is to purchase a good board. Spend more on it and it will pay off with better CPU support. One example is the Phenom II x4. Mid-range priced AM3 motherboards supported all x4 processors. Currently the same motherboards support x6 CPUs. You might spend a bit more on the x6 CPU, but second hand prices for x4 are still very good, so here are another 2 core out of nothing.

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We Don’t Need To Monitor Our Sites

Posted on February 4th, 2011 by Victoria Pal in Tech

“We don’t need external service to monitor our sites. We have people on staff to take care of this.”

Many people think like this. Many people, who make important decisions in your company, might think like this. They are both right and wrong. They are right about 99% of the time and we are wrong about 1% of the time. Then again, that 1% percent seems to matter to business owners, as we have come to understand.

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Egypt blocks Twitter, Anonymous Prepare To Strike Back

Posted on January 26th, 2011 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Apparently, the problems in Egypt have escalated to the point of online censorship now. Various sources report that Twitter and Facebook have been blocked in order to prevent videos, photos and other information about the protest from becoming public.

Twitter officially confirmed the block yesterday. Today Facebook is also consistently reported to be blocked.

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Android Server Monitoring App

Posted on November 19th, 2010 by Victoria Pal in WebSitePulse News

To meet the demand for mobile monitoring solutions, we are proud to present our Android Server Monitoring App! We believe this mobile application will significantly increase the overall value of our services and will fill the existing gap for such a tool on the Android front. With our app, you will always have control over the performance of your website and/or server. You can enjoy all the features of our mobile website but in an interactive and more user-friendly way.

WebSitePulse's Current Status for AndroidAndroid applications are becoming more and more popular, partially because of the fact ~57% of them are free and mostly because a lot of people love Google products. By introducing our mobile server monitoring application, we are now able to provide you with an easy way to keep track of your sites everywhere you go. Instant, on-demand uptime monitoring now fits in your pocket. The app is able to update the information on a preset interval and give you notifications for important events. As always, we are opened to any suggestions for additional features. Your feedback is valuable to us, so if you experience any difficulties or have an idea for another Android application, let us know.

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Choosing a Good Password

Posted on November 11th, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

PasswordOften the only protection we have online are our passwords. Since passwords are used everywhere - from online banking to common blogs - they are an integral part from of our online presence. Private information is successfully becoming the most valuable resources to come by, so a lot of people are getting more and more paranoid about their privacy.

Each individual spending at least a couple of hours a week online has at least a handful of passwords to remember. It is, however, surprising how most people are still quite negligent when it comes to creating a good password. You will be surprised how people fall for cliches. Well, after all, this is what makes a cliche what it is - a lot of people backing it up.

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