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Moving your site to a new server with minimum downtime

Posted 01-02-2009 at 07:06 PM by Paul (TOLRA Micro Systems Limited Blog)
Updated 02-02-2009 at 10:13 AM by Paul

There are times when you need to move a website between servers maybe because you are changing hosts or otherwise change its IP address, the following helps to reduce the time that both the old and new sites are operating in tandem.

Note: This method does assume that your current host provides sufficient access to edit your DNS zone, or your new host can take on the nameserver roll before starting to host the actual data.

Within the domains zone each entry will have...
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What are subdomains?

Posted 31-01-2009 at 11:21 AM by Paul (TOLRA Micro Systems Limited Blog)

If we take the domain tolranet.com as an example, then forums.tolranet.com is a subdomain of tolranet.com as is support.tolranet.com and status.tolranet.com.

A subdomain is simply a lower domain within the domain name hierarchy. Therefore tolranet is also a subdomain of the toplevel domain (TLD) com.

A subdomain can point to the same server as the parent domain or a separate server but in both cases it is normal for the content on the subdomain to be independent from...
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What are Addon Domains?

Posted 30-01-2009 at 07:28 PM by Paul (TOLRA Micro Systems Limited Blog)
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When you sign up for a hosting account you get a single account which functions for the domain you gave during the sign up process.

If you then use an addon domain you can make the account serve data for an additional domain name as well as the original domain. The addon domain takes it's data from a different folder to the main domain which allows you to have different content for each unlike parked domains which share the same content.

With your hosting account you...
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Windows Live Sync

Posted 30-01-2009 at 07:27 PM by Paul (TOLRA Paul)
Updated 20-06-2009 at 02:41 PM by Paul

I needed a lightweight simple way of sharing files with a friend and colleague while we were working on a project together, at the time I discovered FolderShare from Microsoft, it was not the normal Microsoft bloat and it just worked.

Microsoft have now renamed in Windows Live Sync and after a slightly rocky start it is now running flawlessly.

Drop a file into the shared folder and it's propagated to all the machines sharing that folder no matter where they are in the...
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Web Hosting Affiliate Scheme

Posted 30-01-2009 at 07:26 PM by Paul (TOLRA Micro Systems Limited Blog)

TOLRA has been working on an affiliate program and we are now ready to open the doors and start accepting affiliates.

Affiliates are provided with the HTML for various premade ads which can then be placed on the affiliates website. When clicked the affiliate is credited for the click and if the visitor purchase from web hosting or a script from TOLRA the affiliate is credited with the commission fee.

For every web hosting signup or script purchase the affiliate account...
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