How to install Transmission Web Client on Ubuntu Server 12.10

If you are a transload/download  enthusiast and you don’t want your money spent on those expansive seedboxes or other paid services like put.io & zbigz.com, this tutorial is for you.

To get started, you need two things-

  1. A server with root access running ubuntu
  2. Update, Upgrade and install Webmin (See how to install webmin on a ubuntu server here )

Update your software sources first.

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sudo apt-get update

Install the transmission package.

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sudo apt-get install transmission-daemon

After the installation, create the directory where you want to put all your downloaded files. Let’s just create a Downloads directory inside your home directory.

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mkdir ~/Downloads

Since the transmission-daemon runs as the user “debian-transmission”, we have to grant full access to the folder.

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sudo chown debian-transmission:debian-transmission ~/Downloads

Add the current user to debian-transmission group.

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sudo usermod -a -G debian-transmission <user>

Change the permissions for the directory to allow only owner and group access.

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sudo chmod 770 ~/Downloads

Stop the running transmission-daemon first:

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sudo service transmission-daemon stop

Edit the configuration file of transmission-daemon:

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sudo nano /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json

The configuration file is easy to understand. Here is my sample configuration:

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{
    "alt-speed-down": 50,
    "alt-speed-enabled": false,
    "alt-speed-time-begin": 540,
    "alt-speed-time-day": 127,
    "alt-speed-time-enabled": false,
    "alt-speed-time-end": 1020,
    "alt-speed-up": 50,
    "bind-address-ipv4": "0.0.0.0",
    "bind-address-ipv6": "::",
    "blocklist-enabled": false,
    "blocklist-url": "http://www.example.com/blocklist",
    "cache-size-mb": 4,
    "dht-enabled": true,
    "download-dir": "/home/<user>/Downloads",
    "download-limit": 1000,
    "download-limit-enabled": 0,
    "download-queue-enabled": true,
    "download-queue-size": 5,
    "encryption": 1,
    "idle-seeding-limit": 30,
    "idle-seeding-limit-enabled": false,
    "incomplete-dir": "/home/<user>/Downloads",
    "incomplete-dir-enabled": false,
    "lpd-enabled": false,
    "max-peers-global": 200,
    "message-level": 2,
    "peer-congestion-algorithm": "",
    "peer-limit-global": 240,
    "peer-limit-per-torrent": 60,
    "peer-port": 51413,
    "peer-port-random-high": 65535,
    "peer-port-random-low": 49152,
    "peer-port-random-on-start": false,
    "peer-socket-tos": "default",
    "pex-enabled": true,
    "port-forwarding-enabled": false,
    "preallocation": 1,
    "prefetch-enabled": 1,
    "queue-stalled-enabled": true,
    "queue-stalled-minutes": 30,
    "ratio-limit": 2,
    "ratio-limit-enabled": false,
    "rename-partial-files": true,
    "rpc-authentication-required": true,
    "rpc-bind-address": "0.0.0.0",
    "rpc-enabled": true,
    "rpc-password": "{0b0d1b180f589aed6c3e1ad71ac225880411d2d1hS3pQ8Gj",
    "rpc-port": 9091,
    "rpc-url": "/transmission/",
    "rpc-username": "transmission",
    "rpc-whitelist": "127.0.0.1, 192.168.*.*",
    "rpc-whitelist-enabled": false,
    "scrape-paused-torrents-enabled": true,
    "script-torrent-done-enabled": false,
    "script-torrent-done-filename": "",
    "seed-queue-enabled": false,
    "seed-queue-size": 10,
    "speed-limit-down": 100,
    "speed-limit-down-enabled": false,
    "speed-limit-up": 100,
    "speed-limit-up-enabled": false,
    "start-added-torrents": true,
    "trash-original-torrent-files": false,
    "umask": 18,
    "upload-limit": 100,
    "upload-limit-enabled": 0,
    "upload-slots-per-torrent": 14,
    "utp-enabled": true
}

You have to change the to the username you used to create the directory earlier.
Save the changes and then reload the service:

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sudo service transmission-daemon start

Go to the transmission web interface.
http://localhost:9091
Or, just replace localhost with the IP address of the computer in the network.
The default username is: transmission and the password is transmission.
If you want to change the username and password, just edit the setting.json file.
Stop the service first.

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sudo service transmission-daemon stop

Find the following lines:

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"rpc-password": "password",
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"rpc-username": "yancy",
...

For example, I want to change the username to “yancy” and the password to “password”.
Save the file afterwards and start the service.

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sudo service transmission-daemon start

Go to the web interface and log in with the new credentials. After logging in, you will notice that the value for the rpc-password inside the settings.json file will be hashed.

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Unmanaged Ubuntu 12.10 VPS – Easy Start With a LAMP Server and Webmin.

Having an unmanaged vps server is not always a bad thing if you are not too  ambitious and know what you are doing.It certainly saves a lot of money as they come cheaper compared to managed ones.
One of the easiest and most flexible way to get started with an Unmanaged server is to install a Linux os called Ubuntu (12.10)  + Apache + Mysql + Php thus called LAMP Server. These are four basic components that make a webpage work.
Working with these components can be hard unless you have a descent UI to deal with.Thus we are going to install Webmin .
We will also try to install some other useful tools for the server that can make your life less painful.

First things first: update

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

LAMP Stack (Apache, Mysql, PHP)

This will install the LAMP stack in one command

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

phpMyAdmin

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

Choose Apache and then YES for dbconfig-common. If you ever need to edit phpMyAdmin config:

sudo nano /etc/dbconfig-common/phpmyadmin.conf

Webmin

First install the required components for webmin to work-
apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python

Install webmin -
wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.660_all.deb 

then run the command : dpkg --install webmin_1.660_all.deb 

The install will be done automatically to /usr/share/webmin, the administration username set to root and the password to your current root password. You should now be able to login to Webmin at the URL http://localhost:10000/. Or if accessing it remotely, replace localhost with your system's IP address. 

ProFTPd

sudo apt-get install proftpd

(I always select “standalone”) Turn on Passive FTP via Webmin: Servers –> ProFTPD server –> Virtual Servers –> Default Server –> Networking Options

Masquerade as address = your-server-outside-ip
PASV Port Range: 1024-1088

Sendmail

sudo apt-get install sendmail

PostFix Mail

sudo apt-get install postfix

Select “Internet Site” and then enter the domain name you want the Reverse DNS entry to be. BTW: To avoid your server being blacklisted, get a reverse DNS entry!

Alternative PHP Cache (APC)

APC is the de-facto in PHP acceleration. It’s a PHP opcode cacher and works by caching PHP objects, functions, and database queries into your server’s RAM. If you run a WordPress web site – then it takes full advantage of APC out-of-the-box. See my post on The Perfect APC Configuration

sudo apt-get install php-apc

By default, Ubuntu will install this from a repository which has an outdated version. To install the latest version of APC:

sudo apt-get install make
sudo apt-get install libpcre3-dev
sudo apt-get install php-pear
sudo pecl install apc
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Uninstall APC

sudo pecl uninstall apc

Memcached

Like APC, Memcached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system. However, it can work together with multiple servers (unlike APC).

sudo apt-get install memcached
sudo apt-get install php-pear
sudo pecl install memcache

Check to see if Memcached is running

ps aux | grep memcached

Image Magick

sudo apt-get install imagemagick

Icecast2

Icecast is a streaming audio server. If you ever wanted to have your own web radio station (like Shoutcast) here it is:

sudo apt-get install icecast2

Configure Icecast2. Mainly, setting up your passwords and default port.

sudo nano /etc/icecast2/icecast.xml

Enable init.d script. Scroll to the bottom and change enable=true

sudo nano /etc/default/icecast2/

Start icecast2

sudo /etc/init.d/icecast2 start

If you left the default port as 8000 then you can view your Icecast2 Server

http://your-server.com:8000/

Munin – Graphical Server Monitor

Munin requires PHP-CLI

sudo apt-get install php-cli

Now, this is a single server setup, so let’s install munin and munin-node

sudo apt-get install munin munin-node

Configure Munin:

sudo nano /etc/munin/munin.conf

The first thing you should see is the operating directories. We need to change one of them:

# dbdir   /var/lib/munin
# htmldir /var/cache/munin/www
# logdir /var/log/munin
# rundir /var/run/munin

to

# dbdir   /var/lib/munin
htmldir /var/www/munin
# logdir /var/log/munin
# rundir /var/run/munin

Now let’s edit apache.conf

sudo nano /etc/munin/apache.conf

Delete everything inside apache.conf  and just add:

Alias /munin /var/www/munin

Move the web files to /var/www/munin

sudo mv /var/cache/munin/www/ /var/www/munin

Set permissions

sudo chown munin.munin -R /var/www/munin

Restart Munin

sudo /etc/init.d/munin-node restart

Finally, restart Apache

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

http://your-server.com/munin

Cacti – Graphical Server Monitor

sudo apt-get install cacti-spine

Choose YES for dbconfig-common and Apache2. When finished you need to configure:

http://your-server-ip-address/cacti

Default user & pass: admin / admin Remove cacti

sudo apt-get remove cacti

BMON – Simple CLI Bandwidth Monitor

sudo apt-get install bmon

When it’s finished installing:

bmon

Zip and Unzip

In my experience ZIP is great for creating archives for sharing via email or ftp. It’s a universal format that almost everyone can open. I would NOT use ZIP for file backups. For large backups, see 7ZIP or TAR below.

sudo apt-get install zip

Zip up a folder:

zip uploads-backup.zip /wp-content/uploads

Unzip (extract) an archive:

unzip uploads-backup.zip /wp-content/uploads

7ZIP

7ZIP is a very popular archiving program with excellent compression. Plus, it’s open source and supports multiple operating systems.

sudo apt-get install p7zip

Create an archive

7za a uploads-backup.7z /wp-content/uploads

Extract an archive

7za e uploads-backup.7z /wp-content/uploads

TAR (Tape Archive)

TAR –  is the prefered way to handle large file backups. I’ve read, the maximum allowed file size only depends on your hard drive. A disk formated with FAT32 for example, only allows 2GB. You can also compress TAR using GZIP or BZ2.

tar -cvf uploads-backup.tar /wp-content/uploads

GZIP – good compression, is very fast. Note: .tar.gz and .tgz are the same:

tar -cvzf uploads-backup.tgz /wp-content/uploads

BZ2 – excellent compression, but slower. I find BZ2 works best if you’re archiving a smaller directory. Note: .tar.bz2 and .tbz are the same:

tar -cvfj plugins-backup.tbz /wp-content/plugins

Untar (extract) an archive:

tar -xvf uploads-backup.tar /wp-content/uploads

Other handy related commands:

Download files

wget http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/uploads-backup.tar

Set a password

sudo passwd ubuntu

Edit PHP.ini

sudo nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

Restart Apache

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Set Recursive Permissions for your websites direcotry

sudo chmod -R 775 /var/www/
cd /var/www/ sudo chmod -R www-data:www-data FOLDER NAME

Block IP addresses/hackers using IPTABLES

Single IP

iptables -A INPUT -s 192.168.100.1 -j DROP

IP Range

iptables -A INPUT -s 192.168.100.0/24 -j DROP

You can also manage IPTABLES (e.g., the linux firewall) via Webmin under “Networking”.

Manage packages

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get autoremove

Remove LAMP

sudo apt-get purge libapache2-mod-auth-mysql phpmyadmin
sudo apt-get purge mysql-server mysql-server-5.1 mysql-server-core-5.1
sudo apt-get purge apache2 apache2-mpm-prefork apache2-utils apache2.2-bin apache2.2-common libapache2-mod-php5
sudo apt-get autoremove

Serve your websites from an EBS volume

This practice has saved my butt on more than one occasion. Rather than use the given storage attached to the EC2 instance, I always create a 1TB EBS volume and mount it as /public_html/. That way, if your EC2 instance crashes…you’re web site files will not. For this, we’ll assume our attached EBS volume is /xvdf/. First you must be logged in as root:

su

Make sure you’re in the file system root:

cd

Now, let’s list all the attached drives. You should see /dev/xvda1, /dev/xvdb, /dev/xvdf/ etc…

sudo fdisk -l

Let’s make a directory (such as /public_html/)

mkdir /public_html/

Finally, let’s mount our EBS volume:

mount -t ext4 /dev/xvdf /public_html/

Now you can serve your websites from an EBS volume!

Benchmark the CPU

time for i in {0..10000}; do for j in {0..1000}; do :; done; done
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5 Easy steps to make your WordPress site Load Quicker

Speed is one of most important factors to improve the user experience. No body likes a slow loading website.Studies show that users leave a site if it hasn’t loaded in 4 seconds; keep your users happy and engaged by providing a fast performing website!

WordPress in itself is highly optimized for a rich user experience and the default Twenty-Twelve theme is quite lean for a fast user experience.But the things become complicated when you load your wordpress blog with contents, custom themes, a dozen plugins and media stuffs.

Things you should NOT do if you want your blog to load faster.

  1. Don’t use older versions.Always upgrade to latest stable WordPress release.
  2. Don’t use unnecessary Plugins & upgrade current ones.It’s like putting more weight on a powerlifter, it can take only so much of them and ultimately it may fail.Remove any plugins that you aren’t using. Deactivate them and physically delete them from your web server. Deactivated plugins will affect the speed of a site because the WordPress checks to see if they are activated or not. Also you must stay up to date with the latest versions of the plugins you are currently using. Developers release new versions because they’ve modified the code in some way to make the plugin work better.

Many of our users run WordPress either as a CMS or blog platform. With a lot of great plugins available, it’s easy to create a full-featured website with a lot of neat functionality. These plugins however, can insert additional CSS and JavaScript files into your header which can hurt your site’s performance (and Page Speed and YSlow scores).

Website speed can have a huge impact on visitor experience. If your webpages load slowly, visitors will leave or read fewer pages. More to the point, research shows that a 1 second decrease in page load speed can reduce your conversion rates by 7%.

Things you should do to improve the loading speed of your wordpress blog

1. Use A Quality and well built WordPress Theme

The WordPress theme you use can have an impact on speed. Themes differ dramatically in the amount of code they include, how well organized and executed the code is, the number and quantity of images they use, and other factors that affect load speed.

Look for themes that are relatively new or frequently updated, and themes by well-established WordPress developers. If you are open to spending a few bucks, consider investing in a premium theme, especially those build on prominent frameworks like Thesis, Genesis, or Hybrid.

2. Reduce The Number Of Plugins You Use to necessary ones.

It’s so easy to add WordPress plugins. That’s great. But means most of us end up with dozens of plugins installed on our sites, half of which we’re not really using. Yet, each of the active plugins add more code and scripts that slow down your site.

Your goal should be to keep it as light as possible. Go through your plugin list and deactivate and delete any plugins you are no longer using, and even those you are using but can get along without.

3. Regularly Delete Spam Comments And Post Revisions

Both spam comments and post revisions can accumulate at incredible rates. Once they do, they slow down database response times for your site.

For post revisions, install and run the Better Delete Revision plugin. This plugin will allow you to delete hundreds, possibly thousands of revisions across your website quickly and easily.

For spam comments, you can delete them manually, or if you have accumulated an unmanageable number of them, you can use a bulk delete plugin like Bulk Comment Remove.

Also, if you haven’t done it already, install Akismet !

4. How to automatically Reduce & OptimizeThe Size Of Your Images

This one is obvious, but oh-so-often overlooked. It’s surprisingly common for website owners to upload images from their hard drives as-is. They’re usually way larger than they need to be.

Before uploading images, optimize them for the web by resizing them to the smallest resolution you need – definitely less than 1000px in the longest dimension. You should also save them as compressed JPEGs at a medium quality level.

If you are a photographer or designer, or have a habit of writing round-up posts, you should also consider reducing the number images you load on any given page.

Finally, once images are uploaded, you can optimize them even further by using WordPress plugins like WP Smush.it.

5. Install A Caching Plugin

One of the biggest steps you can take to improve loading speeds is to install a solid caching plugin like W3 Total Cache (W3TC)

This plugin speeds up your site in a few ways. It loads saved ‘copies’ of pages on your site, including all their various elements, rather than running to the database to ask for needed page elements each time the page is loaded. It minifies code and files on your site for faster retrieval. And it helps browsers cache the right site elements locally on your visitors computers so they don’t have to be resent.

While there are a lot of ways you can tweak caching plugins, if you just install WP Total Cache and use default settings, you’ll already be well set.

6. How to Optimize Your WP Databases With The WP-Optimize Plugin

WP-Optimize and several other similar plugins allow you to easily clean up your databases. As you add content, posts, pages, images, plugins, new themes, and more to your WordPress site, all of these elements at content to your databases that hangs around even it’s no longer used.

This plugin will cleaning out unused and unneeded content. Above I mentioned reducing the number of plugins you use. This is the kind of plugin you can install and run periodically and then deactivate and remove.

7. Prevent Malicious Code injection With A Security Plugin

WordPress is notoriously susceptible to hacks and malicious code. In addition to creating a huge headache that needs to be cleaned up, malicious code can also cause dramatic speed and performance problems.

Fortunately, there are some great and simple security plugins out there like Bulletproof and WordFence that will protect your site as well as periodically scan it and let you know if any suspicious problems.

8. Add JavaScipts To The Footer instead of Header.

Most likely, you’ve added snippets of code for things like Google Analytics or possibly some advertising networks to your site. You can add this directly to your WordPress theme’s header or footer files files, but most WordPress themes now include an easy box for such scripts in their options panels.

If you have the choice, add these scripts to the footer area of your theme (just before the close of the body tag) rather than the header. Since these scripts aren’t needed to view the page content, placing them in the footer allows critical content to load before browsers execute the scripts.

9. Try JetPack’s Photon: A Free CDN Service from WordPress

Many articles on website speed mention using a CDN or content delivery network. In simple terms, a CDN is global array of servers that stores your information in various places, and then serves your website content from the server closest to your visitor. Because the server is geographically closer, it’s faster.

Great stuff. The main problem is that setting up and using a CDN generally requires advanced technical skills.

Enter Jetpack and Photon. Photon is relatively new feature of Jetpack that makes using CDN possible for the rest of us. With Photon enabled, your media files will be copied to the same server platform used by WordPress.com, and served to your visitors via WordPress.com’s CDN. Amazingly, they don’t even charge you for the storage or bandwidth you consume.

To get set up, you just need to install and enable the Jetpack plugin. By default, Jetpack comes with lots functionality. Be sure to go through and deactivate or disable any functionality you don’t specifically want. Then just enable Photon.

You will need to have an account with WordPress.com, but that’s also free. Otherwise, this is by far the simplest way to get on the CDN train.

10. Consider A More Advanced Hosting Solution

OK, this one is not so quick or simple, but it needs to be said. Most smaller websites are on shared hosting plans. And if you still have a smaller site, shared hosting is a great place to start. It’s both simple and inexpensive.

11.Test your site for page loading and caching related data.

Display page loading time + number of queries

Here is a simple code to insert on your template to know how long it took for your page to load, or how many sql queries were executed. This tip is very good for knowing how well is your WordPress blog is optimized.

<?php echo get_num_queries(); ?> queries in <?php timer_stop(1); ?>  seconds.

Get your page load score and improvement tips from GTMetrix.com and Pingdom
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5 Ways to Host your WordPress Blog on a VPS for FREE !

Many of us started blogging on a free platform like blogger and WordPress.com and then moved towards bigger things like hosting our own blog via blogging softwares like wordpress,drupal and others alike.

While free and hosted platforms like wordpress.com and blogger.com are easy and reliable, they do not provide ample options to experiment, expand and to really enjoy the full potential of blogging softwares.

So, today i am going to tell you about FIVE Reliable Virtual Private Server providers that can be used to host your blog (typically a WordPress installation as an example) for free !

I am NOT talking about those 3 days or one week trial offers on VPS where you have to move on even before you began to feel it !

Every VPS here is free, thus its for limited period of time, but its enough so that you may install your website and then relax to focus on blogging.

The idea here is to have a root access to the server and a dedicated ip address, so that you are able to install each and every part as you would like it to be.

1- Amazon Web Services

AWS is my favourite one.This is as simple and reliable cloud computing services can be.When you join AWS for the first time,you are eligible for their Free Tier lasting for 1 year.

Amazon Web Services offers a complete set of infrastructure and application services that enable you to run virtually everything in the cloud: from enterprise applications and big data projects to social games and mobile apps.

One of the key benefits of cloud computing is the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with your business.

AWS For Free – To help new AWS customers get started in the cloud, AWS is introducing a free usage tier. The free tier can be used for anything you want to run in the cloud: launch new applications, test existing applications in the cloud, or simply gain hands-on experience with AWS.

2- Microsoft Windows Azure.

Windows Azure is a Microsoft cloud computing platform for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. It provides both platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks.

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  • Quickly build, deploy & manage applications.
  • Use any operating system, language or tool.
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Although they provide many services, we are interested in two of them-

  • Web sites – High density hosting of web sites. This feature was announced in preview form in June 2012 at the Meet Windows Azure event.Customers can create web sites in PHP, .NET, and Node.js, or select from several open source applications from a gallery to deploy. This comprises one aspect of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings for the Windows Azure Platform.
  • Virtual machines – Announced in preview form at the Meet Windows Azure event in June 2012the Windows Azure Virtual Machines comprise the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering from Microsoft for their public cloud. Customers can create Virtual Machines, of which they have complete control, to run the Microsoft Data Centers. As of the preview the Virtual Machines supported Windows Server 2008 and 2012 RC operating systems and a few distributions of Linux.

3- Free Cloudlet Virtual Server by Nephoscale

This is pretty small but stable and reliable VPS that you can have for 1 Year, enough to host and run One website without any problem.

  • One NephoScale cloud server supporting multiple SSH/SFTP logins and root access
  • 256MB of total cloud server memory (RAM) available
  • 750 hours per month cloud server usage
  • 10GB of total cloud server disk space
  • 50GB of inbound Internet transfer per month
  • 50GB of outbound Internet transfer per month
  • Out-of-band Clientless In-browser VNC Console Access with Reverse SSH
  • Direct root access to underlying operating system to create/modify Cron jobs and define/modify Bootup Actions
  • Support for all standard open source command line utilities, editors, version control tools, etc.
  • Data Transfer In charges for usage above 50GB free allotment: FREE
  • Data Transfer Out charges for usage above 50GB free allotment: $0.10/GB

4- A free VPS by Host1Free

This by far the only completely free VPS i know of. It is so because i am using one of theirs right now and it’s quite descent to host a blog.They provide a 128mb VPS with 10 gb space for liking them on facebook pages.

At last Free VPS is live! Currently, we invite all the new clients to get their Free VPS by invitation on Host1Free.com Facebook page! Become our fan and you will have a chance to get your Free VPS!

5- Free Cloud Hosting For One Year

uhurucloud is offering free cloud hosting to everyone. I just ported my websites to them and it was easy as anything.

If you have a wordpress site you should consider them. Once you port your site you will see that there hosting is way superior than others such as rackspace.

I suggest doing the following for wordpress based site:

If you have a way to clone your site to them use that or else just register for managewp and use their services to clone. Go to http://uhurucloud.com and register with voucher code FreeHosting. This will give you access to their cloud.

I will be writing a separate article on each one of them about the tutorials and basic walkthrough’s.Try them and share your responces.

How to Delete a WordPress.com blog

Sometimes you get a crazy idea and it becomes an utter desire to start writing a blog about it. If it happens quite often with you (it happens a lot with me !), you end up with so many blogs in your dashboard and you realize that you have lost your interest in most of them.Thus, its time to delete the unused blogs and clean up your dashboard.

Here is how to do it.

1.First of all, go to list of blogs in your WordPress Dashboard

2.Click on Blog Admin link below the name of blog that you want to delete.This takes you to mentioned blog’s dashboard.

3.Find the Tools section

4.Click on Delete Blog

5.Follow The instructions (choose the one you desire from dropdown list)

6.Confirm the email which you get at your registered mail address.

7.Your blog is Deleted.

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I still remember those days when i started using internet and i was still trying to figure out how to use a free blogger.com blog. I was amazed by the idea that i could have my very own website that is actually visible on internet !

The world has changed so much in past ten years(and the blogger is still there). Now,the people have so much more flexibility. Instead of having a shared hosting (and thousands of them on the same server) you can have a Virtual Private Server (VPS) of your own , at nearly same cost as of a shared hosting.

As an example, i used to have a shared hosting account with bluehost a couple of years ago that cost me almost $5/month ($50/Year , 2 months free) and now i have a VPS (2 GB RAM,50 GB space and 1000 GB Bandwidth)with End Of Reality for $15/quarter.

VPS hosting is certainly the new trend out there and thus many new as well as established companies out there are luring the customers with free and low cost trial offers. I have already made a post regarding some free VPS providers.These are certainly limited in number and come less often.

Then there are trial offers on vps.These may cost you something like $1 for 1 month of service,but the beauty is that you get to try any of their plans and decide the one that suits you best.Hey you can even try their best VPS ($ 100-500 value) just for $1


Here are some $1/month VPS trial Offers-

Free VPS Trial Offer – First month $1 – Winter hosting Sale

Namecheap is better known as a domain registrar, but they have recently extended their profile as a web hosting provider. After subsequent months of Shared and Reseller hosting promotions, they are now here with their XEN and OpenVZ VPS promotions. You can get any of their VPS (XEN or Open VZ) for just $1 (first month, & no add on).Still, a great time to try a VPS from Namecheap. Just use the coupon WINTERSALE when you checkout.

Update:

Winter sale has ended, but spring sale is here – use code SPRINGSALE

Webfaction gives away $100,000 Worth of Webhosting, Ten years in service

If you thought that the likes of Bluehost and Dreamhost were the best and oldest hosting companies out there, you need to think again. This year , Webfaction.com claims to have completed TEN years in hosting business , and that’s an awesome job.

Their blog on Feb 4th reads-

Today marks WebFaction’s tenth birthday: ten years of hosting, ten years of support, and ten years of working to provide a service that we can be proud of. Ten years ago WebFaction opened its metaphorical doors to the world, and though a lot has changed since then, including our name, we hope to be doing for another ten years what we’ve always done: our best for our customers.


However OLD and GOOD their service may be, they tend to keep themselves limited, unlike giants of hosting industry. Not aggressive on the part of advertising and show off, they believe in quality and making relationship with their customers.The same is evident via a great deal of respect in their customer reviews.

So, on this moment , you have an opportunity to be a part of their esteemed family.Here is how-

To celebrate this milestone, we’re giving away $100,000 in hosting services to new and existing customers.New customers: just sign up from tomorrow Feb 5th at 2pm UTC and pay $9.50 for the first month (or pay for longer). $100 will automatically be credited to your account.

Existing customers:add one new service to your account from tomorrow Feb 5th at 2pm UTC (a 256 MB plan, 256 MB extra memory, or a 1GB plan) and pay for one month of that service, and you will receive the next three months of that service for free.


So, if you are looking to buy a stable (10 years ! no question to ask :D ) and reliable host, here is an easy and affordable way to get it. Pay for 1 and get 10 months free.

Try it folks and let me know how you feel.

Try Our Virtual Servers (VPS) – Fully Managed – Worldwide Locations -$1 Paypal

If you ever wanted to try a Virtual Private Server (VPS) that is fully managed, Comes with cPanel/WHM and gives you the a choice of wold wide locations, you have come to the right place.

We, in association with Site5 , are now able to provide the introductory level of VPS just for 1$ (upto $90 in value) for the first month.Try it as much as you like, no obligations at all & do remember to cancel it before 2nd month.

Here is what you get for $1- (use coupon ONEDOLLARVPS1 )

On our XenServer VPS hosting plans, you receive 100% dedicated protected resources. The nodes that host our virtual server products contain at least 8 cores and 24 GB of RAM. As each virtual server receives dedicated resources, you can rest assured knowing you and only you has access to your disk space, RAM, and CPU core allotment.

No longer will you have to deal with a neighbor who uses more than their fair share of resources. Each client on the XenServer VPS hosting servers has access to only their fair share of the resources they purchase. This means you have a much more stable hosting environment. You get the power of a dedicated hosting setup with the support and low-cost of a shared web hosting platform.

RAID 10 Storage

RAID 10 technology allows for higher levels of storage reliability from our storage space server-side solutions. In more specific terms, the RAID 10 setup takes the best from two different RAID levels. It uses the mirroring power of RAID 1 and the striping of RAID 0. Site5 specializes in delivering you the best storage solutions for your VPS hosting needs. Our RAID 10 storage setup gives the best combination of web hosting performance, availability and redundancy.

Reliable and Trusted Server Technology

Our servers are world-class website serving powerhouses. Each host node utilizes Dual 5530 Gainstown, 8 cores, RAID-10 protected hard disk space, with 24 GB of RAM. As you can see, we only use the best in hosting hardware setups.

With server-side technologies and software, we provide users with PHP 5.2 & 5.3 w/ Zend Optimizer, MySQL 5, Ruby on Rails (Ruby 1.8.7 & Rails 2.3.3), Python 2.3, 2.4, 2.6 & 3.0 and Perl 5.8.

Each hosting plan also comes with your standard GD Graphics Library, cURL Library, ImageMagick 5+, Server Side Include (SSI) support and CGI-BIN and Site-Wide CGI support.

We have all your standard website hosting features you have come to expect from one of the best web hosting providers out there.

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