Snapchat relies on AWS and Google Cloud


The company behind Snapchat has filed to go public. Here are some interesting tidbits from the company’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 1. Snap will continue to prioritize development of it’s iOS application over the Android version. The company plans to make the Android version of Snapchat up to date with the iOS […]

Is free web hosting legit?

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Yes, free web hosting does exist. There are some catches thou. Most free web hosts will have ads on your site. These ads you can’t remove. Many free web hosts will also have some limitations on what you can do with your site. Many free web hosts also offer an “upgrade” path to paid web […]

RHEL or CentOS?

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If you are deciding between RHEL or CentOS then the difference is a clear. CentOS is the freeware alternative to RHEL. While Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) will require a license from Red Hat to use. RHEL also comes with technical support for the duration of whatever license you purchase. With CentOS you are responsible […]

Where are exim mail error logs?

If your web server is using Exim then the error logs are probably located at: /var/log/exim_mainlog /var/log/exim_rejectlog /var/log/exim_paniclog You can use your control panel to view the content of the above error logs or you can view them via SSH. To view the error logs via SSH you can use nano.

Should uploading files via FTP be slow?


Question: Should uploading files via a FTP program be slow? Answer: It depends on your Internet upload speeds and your web host. If your broadband Internet connection is capped at 5 Mbps than you won’t be able to exceed this limit. Another factor that can make your FTP uploads feel sluggish is your web host. […]

Web hosts with great reputations

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Great reputations still great? When you come across reviews of web hosts. Many customers may be raving about their web host. Proclaiming that their web host is the best or greatest. Now look at the dates for those reviews. Were they written in the last few weeks, months, or years? The reviews that you encounter […]

Tucows acquires eNom


Rightside Group has entered into an agreement to sell eNom, the domain reselling registrar business to Tucows. Rightside will retain ownership of it’s retail domain registrar business ( and it’s portfolio of new global top level domains (gTLDs). Tucows’ is the owner of, Ting (virtual mobile network operator), OpenSRS (domain reselling registrar), and […]

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