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4 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Monitoring Service

Posted on July 28th, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

MonitoringWhen you start searching for a reliable monitoring solution, be it to see if you have chosen a good hosting provider or in an attempt to optimize your site, there are some things you need to consider to help you make the most of the monitoring service. Here are a few guidelines will  make this selection process easy.

Identify Your Goals

Choosing a monitoring service is much easier when you know your goals. Most services on the monitoring market offer different monitoring levels, so to select the best one for you, first identify your objective. For example, if you need to be constantly in the loop about the status of your server, a simple server monitoring level at a low interval (say every 10 minutes) will do the trick. However, if you are interested in seeing how your whole website performs, you’d better look into a more sophisticated option, which will verify that all of your website’s components are downloaded properly from an end-user perspective.


How to Improve Website Response Time

Posted on July 22nd, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Monitoring, Tech

In this blog we’ve already discussed the importance of response time. And I hardly need to tell you that when a website loads slowly, you’d rather take your business, reservation, purchase or pleasure somewhere else. So, now that you have your website up and running, you definitely don’t want it to be an underachiever and drive those potential clients away simply because it fails to load properly. So here are 5 simple ways to improve your website response time without too much effort.

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Tiny Linux Server

Posted on July 15th, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Linux is everywhere, sometimes even at places you might not even expect to find it. One device worthy of attention is the SheevaPlug - one of the so-called "Plug Computers". Why the name? Well it is quite obvious if you refer to the image below.

Tiny Linux server - The SheevaPlug


Real-life Ping

Posted on July 14th, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Real LIfeHere is something funny a friend of mine passed on to me a few days ago. Enjoy these common everyday situations described with just as common to network administration terms.


You wake up after wild drinking. Your first words are "Who am I?", "Where am I?". Your neighbour, who did not mix vodka with beer, tells you all your data, who you are and where you are. This neighbour behaves like DHCP-server. Note that in the Network there may be so-called "fake DHCP-servers", e.g. your wife, to the question, "Who am I?", may give you false information, "You are an alcoholic". So, obtaining dynamic registration is vulnerable, therefore it's recommended that you write your data (name, address) on a piece of paper.


S60 Web Server

Posted on July 13th, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Moibile web serverIn the previous post we spoke of the web server application for iPhone. Nice little piece of software that lets you access your mobile from a regular desktop machine. Lucky for Symbian users (mostly Sony Ericsson & Nokia) there is an alternative for S60. The application is called Mobile Web Server.

The latest version of the Nokia mobile web server is available for download absolutely free of charge. You have to register a web server account and you will receive a subdomain ( This web server application isn't exactly an Apache clone for mobile devices, but more of your personality and habits shared with your friends to see.