HitTail Review – Rank better on Google

by Ruchira on June 1, 2013

If you mostly rely on the search engine traffic on your web site, you might be regularly searching for new ways to increase the traffic flow by following new search engine optimization techniques and such. As a blogger I would like to get higher positions on Google search to maximize the visitors and keyword targeting is the best way to do that. I have recently discovered about HitTail, which is basically a advanced, keyword suggestions and tracking tool. HitTail offers a free trial to try out their service and I decided to give it a try to see what it can do for me. [click to continue…]

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Have you ever got struck with the black white pages while editing something on your theme? If you cant access the wp-admin to change the theme you have 2 solutions to get back up and get your wordpress site to running condition again. One is that you can delete all the theme files from wp-content folder except for the wordpress default theme. I guess that’s the most popular solution.

But what if you just want to change themes manually without going to wp-admin ? I have faced this problem. I have many themes installed on my themes directory and when I go to Appearance >Themes  only the activated theme shows up and it says [click to continue…]


Sorry Linode! I have moved out

by Ruchira on May 30, 2013


If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I have been a long time advocate of Linode and I have written many reviews about them, here and here.  I have been using Linode to host not only this blog but the websites of the company I work for. And it requires stability and uptime because even the billing systems are hosted online. Linode has been great for past 3 years that I have been using them. And lately they have announced their NextGen upgrades . They have doubled the available CPU cores from 4 to 8 and doubled RAM, increased bandwidth and announced the plans to upgrade the host nodes to latest XEON E5-2670 8 core processors. And they have said that they have upgraded disks on the newer host nodes to latest enterprise 15k RPM drives and they aren’t going to use SSD’s anytime soon because of unavailability of professional grade SSD’s for reasonable price.

Yes that’s completely acceptable reason not to switch to SSD’s. But the problem is that disk speed is really low on Linode’s new hosts. I have been getting 60MB/s > speeds from newer hosts every time I test using   [click to continue…]


purecssBootstrap framework is super popular among the web designers and there are too much web sites on the internet which uses the default bootstrap themes, making those easily identifiable as a bootstrap based web site. 🙂 It’s a true fact that you can build super awesome and responsive themes by using Bootstrap. Twitter built Bootstrap to make it easy to design web sites but it might look little bit hard to understand for the newbies.

Yahoo has introduced “Pure” which they categorize it as “A set of small, responsive CSS modules that you can use in every web project”  Here is the web site for pure. You should definitely check it out if you are interested in web design. Although I have designed websites since past few years, Still I feels like a newbie when it comes to coding in CSS and PHP.  So as a newbie Pure looks very easy to understand and make it work. [click to continue…]

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How to install Kloxo MR

by Ruchira on May 29, 2013


I was a fan of Kloxo for nearly  a 3 years and I have wrote many posts about How to install kloxo  , Kloxo project updates and a look back after 3 years . Kloxo has become almost a dead project by now. There are so many bugs present in kloxo and no one seems to address the issues. Its sad to let go of a great control panel which was there to rescue when you needed a free control panel in the past. I used to recommend kloxo to anyone because of its simplicity and ease of use. But not anymore,

Kloxo-MR is a fork of original LXCenter’s kloxo project and its developed by Mustafa Ramadan, hence the “MR”. Kloxo MR not only fixes the bugs of Kloxo but it has many additional features like the ability to switch to Nginx server. Its nice to see kloxo getting some fixes and going forward.Here are the specs taken from their web site, [click to continue…]


How to add SSL certificate to WHM login

by Ruchira on May 28, 2013


I’m using a free SSL certificate bought from StartSSL on one of my WHM Cpanel hosted web site. Unfortunately StartSSL’s free SSL certificate isn’t wild card cert. It means that it cant be used domain wide ( ex- play.domain.com , games.domain.com ). I have added my StartSSL certificate to one of my domain which hosts a billing panel. And we all know that SSL certificates requires an dedicated IP so its just a waste of an IP to get another SSL certificate and install it to secure WHM and CPanel access. But I wanted to secure those connections without using a self signed certificate. Here’s how I did it,

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Xbox One hardware specs and Cloud features

by Ruchira on May 28, 2013


So its been a few days since Microsoft announced Xbox One and there aren’t any wow factors about Xbox one except for the new improved Kinect. And again Xbox seems to be behind on hardware department when comparing with the leaked specs of upcoming Play Station 4. Here are the specs of Xbox One if you are curious,  [click to continue…]



Many of us use Paypal for sending and receiving money. When sending payments to our friends and relatives we can use PayPal’s personal payments service which lets you to send and receive money without paying a free to Paypal. I have a PayPal account which is registered to a Malaysian address, and today I have got the below email from Paypal. [click to continue…]