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How to check DNS Propogation Status of Your Website?

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DNS is an abbreviation used for Domain Name Server, which plays an important role in the working of your website. You are required to change your DNs while moving your website from one server to other server. For newly registered website or domain, you are required to assign the value of DNS as per particular web hosting Company.

Time for DNS change propagation

Shifting from old to new server will take some time for DNS propagation. This time period usually consists of 24-48 hours throughout the internet. For a webmaster, this entire time period may be a stressful time in order to find out the exact status of their DNS change propagation.

How to check the exact status of DNS change propagation?

You can check the exact status of the DNS change propagation of your website by a couple of ways. The most convenient of these ways are certain online tool. Let’s have a look on the details of these tools:

Online tool to check DNS change settings

Among all the online tools available for checking the current DNS settings, Preshweb online tool is well-known. This tool let you check the DNS status of any website in quick time. You are only required to enter the URL of any website (link of the website such as, www.anexample.com) in the search tab and click on the button “check now”.

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Opera Mini For iPhone Crosses One Million Downloads

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Just as Opera’s browser got accepted by Apple, the iPhone application got downloaded 1,023,380 times within 24 hours of its release. Currently, Opera Mini is the number one iPhone app in the 22 featured Apple App Stores on their site.

Finally launched on 14 April, Apple took three weeks to approve the program for iPhone, although it is already being used by other mobile phones.

The Opera Mini browser can provide almost six times faster download speed as compared to Apple’s own browser. It can also cut data traffic up to 90 percent. Moreover, the biggest advantage of Opera Mini is that all kinds of videos are supported, even Flash or sites like YouTube. This is due to the fact that the video is first rendered on the server and then sent to the device.

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10 Systems For Your Server Room – Part-1

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Last year, voting was held for the Third Annual ServerWatch Product Excellence Awards.
That was a reader-driven program which held for two years. The results were as expected. While in few cases history repeated and patterns remained the same, in rest, new and some of the times surprising winners emerged.


As usual, innovation remained a key driver, but that year, with enterprises narrowing their objectives and IT budgets getting smaller, the mindshare that goes with being time-tested seems to have given these products an advantage.
To get an EPS edition of a Product of the Year Award logo click here.

Small Business Server

There is nothing small with small enterprises. With 25 million in only USA, as on report by the Small Business Administration, they are producing about 2/3rd of all new jobs.
Therefore, it is no surprise to see the big players finding big opportunities in small and mid-size business sector. Regardless of ever-escalating competition in the Small Business Server market, Dell keeps on retaining its title edging out the Apple xServe.


The winning Dell PowerEdge 2970 is much same like its predecessor (the PowerEdge 2950) as it is designed to be a big-purpose server that is used generally. It is splendid whether it is taking the role of an application, database, file/print, email or any other type of server. However, PowerEdge 2970 have several notable distinctive features. The major, no doubt, is that different from the Intel Xeon-based 2950, the Dell PowerEdge 2970 is running on AMD’s Opteron dual-core processor.

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Run Away & Hide! When A Hosting Company Offer You Unlimited Bandwidth And Disk Space.

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These days “Unlimited packages” being offered by many web hosting companies and web hosting reseller. Be it dedicated server or virtual private server, people are just looking for cheap webhosting.  demand for unmetered bandwidth and unlimited ftp space have become increasingly common. Companies are claiming to provide unlimited disk space and bandwidth. This is just an advertising gimmick.

Bandwidth is the quantity of data that is transferred, from and to your server. Let me do some math. Let’s assume, you have an HTML file that is 60 kilobyte in size. If anybody accesses that file. he will use 60kb of bandwidth in that particular data transfer.

Let’s assume your website gets 100 hits a day. This means 6000kb of bandwidth utilization per day. If we expand it to monthly basis. the total bandwidth required would be 180MB

6000kb * 31 days = 186000kb (roughly 180 MB)

Using the method I mentioned above, anyone can determine their bandwidth requirement. Also you can decide if you need a dedicated server or a virtual private server called vps.  (by the way in webhosting linux is better than windows vps)

Size of your website and it’s popularity are the basic and most important factors that you should keep in mind when choosing a web hosting package. A little website with just a few static HTML pages containing some images can easily fit into a small hosting package that offer 200MB space and 1GB monthly bandwidth. On the other hand, if you have a website that is huge and contains audio and video files and it is visited by thousands of people every day – you must consider a package that is large enough to keep all you files and should allow at least 300GB of monthly bandwidth aka data transfers.

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Learn To Manage Your Own Linux Server

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Contrary to popular myth that managing a Linux Server is difficult, learning to manage your own installation of Linux is very easy. Not only that the operating system is free of cost. It comes with a free owners manual called world wide web.

Internet is best place to learn about Linux. It has tutorials and courseware for every one from Geekest of Geeks and a total newbie. This proves that gone are the days when Linux Server were only the domain of geeks. Party is ON and every one is welcome to learn.

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