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301 Redirects | .htaccess Redirects

August 27th, 2008 by elizar

301 redirect

301 .htaccess redirect is the safest search engine redirect there is! This is also the friendliest method for web page redirection. Most web hosting company and web master out there will definitely recommend this method of web page redirection. The code “301” is interpreted as “moved permanently”.

For websites hosted in either dedicated server or a shared web hosting server, you use 301 redirects in redirecting a single html page or an entire website.

Here’s and example of redirecting a single page/html page:

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Shared Web Hosting

August 23rd, 2008 by elizar

This post is somewhat related to the configuring Apache for virtual hosting post we did couple of days ago. Well, this is intentional anyway since I want to make a series of post that will help those who want to start a blog and would like to know all the technicalities in doing one.

This time, it’s about Shared Web Hosting.

What is Shared Webhosting?

We can define this in a super ‘made sense’ kind of way. Let’s first define what a web hosting is. Web hosting is a service you get (or buy) from an internet service provider or a web hosting company, where in they will give you a server for you to host your website/blog/forum or what-have-you.

The web hosting package usually includes many other services. Basic package of course is the amount of hard disk space your package has, and the amount of monthly traffic/bandwith it comes bundled with.

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Configure Virtual Hosting in Apache Web Server

August 19th, 2008 by elizar

When we say or mention the word Web Server, the first thing that comes to our mind is Apache, right? (if you don’t then what are you doing here reading this? :-))

Apache is the most well known open source web server there is! Open source?? Make that the most wildly used webserver on the internet, period!

It is believed (and i know they made a survey or study about it) that Apache takes 90% of all web servers in the internet. Most web hosting company, and I’ve once worked in one, use Apache.

This post will talk about how to setup Apache for Virtual Hosting

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