13 Nov 2014

8 commands to check hard disk partitions & disk space on Linux

In this post we take a look at some commands that can be used to check the partitions on your system. The commands check what partitions there are on each disc and other details such as the total size, used space and file system etc.Commands as fdisk, sfdisk and cfdisk are general partitioning tools that can not only display partition information, but also change.
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18 Oct 2014

How to get max traffic from reddit – tips for bloggers

Bloggers are always looking to share links on social bookmarking websites and reddit is one of the most common. For blogs on software programming and technology reddit can send quite a lot of traffic if there is quality content on a post/page/website. Here is screenshot of a recent traffic spike, that we got from reddit.

We post our links on reddit.com and reap good traffic. However there are certain things to be kept in mind when posting content to reddit, in order to get the maximum possible traffic. And here we are going to discuss those.

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18 Oct 2014

Simple tips to increase your google adsense cpc

Cost per click is the amount google pays for a particular click that was generated on an ad on your website. This is not constant and can vary a lot depending on various factors. It can be as low as $0.01 (which is not uncommon) and be as high as $20 (it can be even higher, that is rare). Cpc depends on the amount of money paid by an advertiser. Higher they pay, higher is the publishers earnings (who generate clicks).

However there are some known optimization techniques that can be used as an attempt to pull the cpc higher that it normally is. So I would like to mention some of them, which I tried and got visible results. We are not talking about tips like targeting higher cpc keywords and related. Its stupid to tell a programmer to blog on insurance or photography. Optimization targets at improving whatever is there already.

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14 Oct 2014

Optimize MySQL database for speed and efficiency – Part 1

Database Schemas

Databases are present in almost all kinds of application that need to store information in some form or the other. Web applications like blogs, cms, social networking sites or business applications etc all have a database along with the code. The database design or schema determines how the tables and their relationships are constructed. Database design is a crucial component in the overall efficiency of a database application.

In this series of posts, I am going to talk about some tips and techniques that can assist in improving the design of your databases in order to make them faster and more efficient and easier to manage. As a disclaimer, these tips are only meant for freelancers/newbies/kids who are making small or medium sized applications every now and then. We wont be talking about optimizing a database for a bank or facebook may be, since I do not hold that much expertise. Most of these tips are my personal observations from the past projects that I did over the last decade.
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13 Oct 2014

Make your WordPress Secure

WordPress security is taken very seriously, but as with any other system there are potential safety issues that may arise if some basic safety precautions are not taken. This article will go through common forms of vulnerabilities, and the things you can do to help keep your secure WordPress installation. This article is not the ultimate solution to your concerns miracle safety. If you have any specific safety issues or concerns, you should discuss it with people you trust to have sufficient knowledge of computer security and WordPress.

Basically, security is not about entirely secure systems. Such a thing might well be impractical, or impossible to find and/or maintain. A secure server protects the privacy, integrity, and availability of the resources under the server administrator’s control

Qualities of a reliable web host might include,

Readily discusses your security concerns and which security features and processes they offer with their hosting.
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