Archive for the 'Setting up a server' Category

Switching your domain to Google Apps

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Running a mail server is hard work. This is largely because it puts you on the front line of the battle with the internet’s biggest scourge: spam. My recommendation: don’t do it. When I setup a new web site and domain, or when I am helping another organization setup their Email etcetera my preference is […]

You are being tracked! By me, and Google.

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

FYI: I just turned on Google Analytics again on my site. I’m trying to reduce the load on my server as much as possible for the inevitable day when the site goes viral. I’ve also been tracking the whole site via the excellent AW Stats tool at mattclare.ca/awstats/awstats.pl — which is intentionally public. I’ll keep […]

Updated URL

Friday, February 12th, 2010

I changed the URL of my blog! It all started with mattclare.ca/wordpress because that’s the software I chose to use to use back when I wanted to try this blogging thing out in 2004.  Shortly after that I regretted the choice (or lack there of) of the url mattclare.ca/wordpress.  A much better choice would have […]

Building-Up CentOS 5 Linux Operating System

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

When setting up my VPS server there were a number of options for building it. The VPS admin tool gives you “virtual” control over the power switch and the ability to rebuild the server with a fresh OS image at any time. A2 Web Hosting has a few flavours of Linux to choose from: CentOS […]