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When things break – Yet another look inside the workshop for a self-hosted blog

Jun 30th, 2011 | By
When things break – Yet another look inside the workshop for a self-hosted blog

You can classify blogs into categories using many different criteria. From a blog-administrator’s point of view, the main classification whether a blog is self-hosted on your own server (such as WordPress.org) or hosted by the blogging service itself (such as Blogger, Tumblr, Posterous, WordPress.com,…) Blogs hosted by the blogging service make you dependent on their (…)

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Shared hosting: Comparing GoDaddy with DreamHost

Apr 6th, 2011 | By
Shared hosting: Comparing GoDaddy with DreamHost

After my debacle with GoDaddy, I moved most of my high volume blogs to a HostGator Virtual Private Server. I still had some test blogs on GoDaddy’s shared servers, but as the speed and uptime of GoDaddy went from bad to worse, I recently moved several of these blogs to a DreamHost shared server. Here (…)

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Help! My server performance went down!

Apr 1st, 2011 | By
Help! My server performance went down!

A few months ago, I migrated 7 blogs with 350,000 blogposts from Tumblr to WordPress on my VPS server. Together with some other blogs and websites, that server happily processed about 50,000 visitors per month, with a steady increase of about 10% per month. All sites and the SQLserver were properly tuned, and the server (…)

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BlogTips Tutorial:
How to select your blog platform

Mar 25th, 2011 | By
BlogTips Tutorial:<br />How to select your blog platform

Alright! You recognized your organisation can benefit from a blog and you know what you will blog about. But… which “software” should you use to blog? From the many different blogplatforms on the market, which suits your needs? In this tutorial, I explain the questions you need to ask yourself, the basic choices you will (…)

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BlogTips Tutorial:
Starting a blog from scratch

Mar 25th, 2011 | By
BlogTips Tutorial:<br/>Starting a blog from scratch

As a nonprofit organisation, you want to start blogging? In this tutorial, I collected a number of posts to get you on your way: Does your organisation need a blog? How can a blog enhance your web presence? What is the difference between a blog and a website? What is the cost of making and (…)

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The difference between shared hosting and dedicated hosting

Feb 3rd, 2011 | By
The difference between shared hosting and dedicated hosting

After a year running on Godaddy’s shared hosting, I moved BlogTips to its new HostGator VPS hosting end of October. Look at the Google crawler statistics showing the average download speed for a page. See the difference? While on shared hosting, it took up to 25 seconds to load a page, the performance on the (…)

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How I moved 350,000 blogposts from Tumblr to WordPress

Jan 31st, 2011 | By
How I moved 350,000 blogposts from Tumblr to WordPress

I had seven blogs on Tumblr which aggregate news. Using a technique I described earlier, they take RSS feeds from over 1,000 carefully selected websites and blogs, filter them, clean them up, and feed them into the different Tumblr blogs. I used the unique feature built into Tumblr to convert RSS feeds into posts. All (…)

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How one small plug-in can slow down your site.
The Drupal version

Jan 26th, 2011 | By
How one small plug-in can slow down your site.<br/>The Drupal version

Remember my rumbling about how one plug-in can make your WordPress blog slow? Well, here is a similar story about my Drupal news aggregation site. Before I begin, let me re-state that Drupal by itself, is fast. I mean real fast. That’s why I gave Drupal two thumbs up in my 2010 blogger’s wrapup. But (…)

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My blogging life for the past four days.
In one picture.

Jan 14th, 2011 | By
My blogging life for the past four days.<br />In one picture.

It was 3:30 am last night, well, this morning, when I finally found that the “MySQL server has gone away” error, can be cured by increasing the “wait_timeout parameter” from 30 to 250. Left to do, is checking if the “key_buffer_size” and “table_cache” will reduce the CPU load, so I can actually have less PHP (…)

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A blogger’s 2010 wrapup of cool and failing services

Jan 13th, 2011 | By
A blogger’s 2010 wrapup of cool and failing services

During 2010 my blogging activity increased, up to the point where I went on a sabbatical to concentrate full-time on my social media exploits. In the past year, I used many services available to the blogging community, both paid and free, much more extensively than ever before. I thought of wrapping up my findings of (…)

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How one small plug-in can slow down your blog

Jan 11th, 2011 | By
How one small plug-in can slow down your blog

I recently migrated seven high volumne Tumblr blogs onto WordPress on my my private server. Even though I use aggressive caching, I still saw a lot of CPU load, caused by SQL-access…

How was that possible? I had every post preloaded in cache?

The venom sat in a small plug-in….