Showing your Apache version and OS info in the server signature is a bad practice. Specially if you are using WHM CPanel on your server, the signature shows nasty amount of information for outsiders. For example here is the signature from my WHM server apache/2.2.23 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.23 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/ So how you can stop […]


Does changing servers affect Google rankings?

by Ruchira on January 4, 2013

    Google’s search engine algorithms are ever changing, as end users we don’t have any details about how it work, but we do have common set of rules such as “quality content is the key” I strongly believe that, but even if we write quality content still there are some things we doesn’t know for sure. Does changing […]


TOR exit node owner raided in Austria

by Ruchira on November 30, 2012

With the ever increasing rules on Internet copyrights and content sharing rules, running a TOR exit node is like waving hand to hackers and law enforcement agencies. This is what happened to a man who operates multiple TOR exit nodes on Europe. Named William Weber who lives on Austria got his apartment raided by LKA […]


How to make your own VPN for less than $2 a month

by Ruchira on November 22, 2012

If you want to access blocked web sites on your country or if you want to get US only services like Hulu,Netflix,Pandora from anywhere in the world, best solution is to get in to a good US based proxy or tunnel your traffic via VPN, I have explained the first option here. Building a proxy […]

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How to make WordPress run faster

by Ruchira on November 19, 2012

I have had a big problem with my wordpress setup since long time on this blog. It is that the comment replying and approving process was very slow and sometimes it made the web server to give timeout errors for all people trying to access the site including me when I was replying to the […]


If you work on servers you might probably know bigdump  which is used to restore the mysql databases without using the shell, Bigdump is a life saver when you don’t have access to shell or when you are a noob. But dont get me wrong it has its own troubles too, such as handling database […]


Amazon EC2 compute cloud is the new trend of the hosting world. EC2’s ability to scale and flexibility has become the key for medium to large scale enterprise users to get started with the cloud, You can host your blog on it, or you can build your own supercomputer out of it, there are unlimited […]


Today amazon has launched its “Amazon glacier” service which is designed for high usage backup demands in modern world. Sure you could use already use Amazon S3 to backup your precious data but that costs would be somewhat high when comparing with this new Glacier service.