Amazon Cloud Services introduce Free Tier in November

Amazon has announced that as of November 1st usage of their Cloud Services will be free (Terms and Conditions)

So if you want to learn more about Cloud Services and Applications why not give the system a go. All you’ll need is a valid credit card to sign up. This will then be charged if you exceed the monthly ‘Free’ usage policy at any point. Continue reading Amazon Cloud Services introduce Free Tier in November

New hosting solution – Bytemark

Today I started the process of transferring all my websites and client projects onto a new hosting provider. After a week of research and comparisons I’ve decided to move over to I’ve chosen them for a number of reasons, most importantly of all, root access. One thing which has always annoyed me about shared hosting has been the lack of control on the server. If I want to run the latest build of apache, with all the bug fixes then why should I have to wait for my hosting provider to catch up? It’s not difficult to compile a new version, or if I’m feeling lazy I can us apt-get to upgrade to the latest community build. Continue reading New hosting solution – Bytemark

Easy ways to create a 301 redirect in code

Since my post the other day on A simple way to correct the hostname for your website I’ve been thinking about ways to do the same in other languages so I thought I should share my findings with you. I’ll only cover the most common web languages and methods, but if you think I’ve missed any out then add them in the comment section below for the benefit of others.
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Back online

Well it’s good to be back. The server which hosts this website, and died 2 weeks ago and today I finally had time to restore the content on both sites.

The loss of both sites got me thinking about the need to back things up more often and and ways to do the backup easily. To that end I’ve got a little script to write in order to automate all my backup needs, and then I’ll share how and what I’ve done to provide my little sites with a solid backup system.