Happy Victoria Day Weekend   A happy Victoria Day Weekend to all Canadians. What is Victoria Day? Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. The date is also, simultaneously, that on which the current reigning Canadian sovereign’s official birthday is recognized. It is sometimes informally considered as marking the beginning of the summer season in Canada. The holiday has been observed in Canada since at least 1845, originally falling on the sovereign’s actual birthday, and continues to be celebrated in various fashions across the country on the fixed date; theRead More →

Online Unix Manual   A short announcement in the form of a blog post. We have brought back the Unix Manual tool. We took tool offline for awhile to re-tool (excuse the pun) it, and beef up the security of the application. But, it is back in all its glory. This tool allows you to search the Unix Manual as it pertains to Unix commands. A very useful online tool if you are a webmaster who issues Unix commands from time to time: typically via the command shell using SSH (Secure Socket Shell) to manage your web server. If you don’t, you should look intoRead More →

Choosing Web Design Company Websites are the calling cards of every online venture that you should be proud of! It should provide relevant information along with pleasant viewing to all its users, achieved through quality web development and designing services. With advancements in the field of internet marketing and web technologies, now the market is over-flooded with avowedly best web design company. Therefore, selection of a good web designing company has become a tricky task. However, there are many determinants based on which a probable decision is reasonable as well as worth the value of your hard earned money. if you want to reach toRead More →

The Checklist   What follows is the checklist for every webmaster. Some of the items have been discussed in other articles. Others will be discussed in more detail in later articles. This is a good starting point to see if your website is ready.   Ensure you have built an interesting website, and one that interests you. And, one which appeals to an audience.   Ensure your site is search engine optimized (SEO friendly). There are many free online tools available to analyze your site SEO. Many good ones. There is a boat load of professional SEO consultants who are happy to take your money,Read More →

Build Better Website   Every webmaster faces the same challenge. How to drive traffic to their website. Traffic, after all, equates to sales revenue in the case of commercial websites: whether you are selling goods and services, or just relying on advertising like Google AdSense. It is also the most common source of frustration. Especially in the light of increasing competition. The old adage applies: build better website, and they will come. Never has this applied so much to the web. But if you can tackle the challenge to drive traffic to your website, then you have hit a home run.   Many webmasters, inRead More →

Password Sentry Admin Control Panel   Another huge advantage of Password Sentry (PS) is the accompanying web-based Admin Control Panel (ACP). Most, if not all, of our competitors lack a ACP – or least a proper one that comes close to matching the functionality of our ACP. The Password Sentry ACP is full featured. You can edit and configure all aspects of Password Sentry. No need to edit files. No need to use FTP. Completely built-in. Further you can manage your settings (Preferences), users, and view all logs files: Logins, Errors, Activity, etc. To top it off, you can upgrade your PS via the ACP:Read More →

Another big advantage of Password Sentry is Interlinking. What is Interlinking? Interlinking is a really cool feature, and one that is unique to Password Sentry. None of our competitors offer this functionality. Interlinking Plugin allows you to grant access from another secure area on one domain using the plugin to the secure area on another domain also using the plugin. Interlinking sites can be on the same server or different servers. This enhanced function allows for cross-domain secure areas sharing. Members of one site can access the members area of another site, and vice versa. The interlinking can be one-way or two-way. GREAT cross-promotional tool.Read More →

Another big advantage of Password Sentry is Ban Control. What is Ban Control? Ban Control is a function within the Password Sentry web-based Admin Control Panel (ACP). It allows you to ban IP addresses and countries. None of our competitors have this functionality. For example, if you have frequent issues with certain IP address blocks and/or countries, you can block their access. After they login, they are redirected to an URL of your choosing. Now, they cannot access your protected area. In addition, you can whitelist IP addresses. Whitelisted IP addresses are immune or exempt from any action. This in addition to exempting certain usernamesRead More →

Despite what I said regarding Alexa Traffic Rank, you may still feel the need to increase your Traffic Rank. Maybe because of bragging rights:   “My dad’s website can be beat your dad’s website!”, he says. I say, “Oh yeah, my dad’s website can be at your dad’s, and I got the Alexa Traffic Rank to prove it!” Or, to better appeal to advertisers if you sell advertising space on your website. Sites with higher Traffic Rank often rank higher with advertisers who pay a higher premium to advertise on such sites.   And, if you intend to sell your website, you may feel thatRead More →

If you have access to a server access log statistical analyzer app (like Webalizer, Analog Stats, or Awstats) on your server (typically via a server control panel like cPanel), then you may see something like Unique Visitors in your stats. Unique Visitors can be VERY misleading, and not very accurate.   Why? It does not take into account dynamic IP addresses. A dynamic IP address changes each time you boot your machine or network device. It also changes when you dial into your Internet service provider. Some ISPs change your IP each time you log on to their network while some make the changes periodically.Read More →