Welcome to the blog of Craig Edmonds

This page lists my businessey type posts, but if you want to see some of my personal bloggings, click here.

Stop and Disable Mailman on Cpanel

One of our shared servers was showing several thousand bounce messages in the mail queue all generated via a mailman user. So we decided to kill mailman permanently. However the recomended tweak of switching off Main >> Server Configuration >> Tweak...

Automatically Restart HTTPD when server overloads

I have several dedicated servers running WHM with cpanel on centos. I sell web space to the general public who with them bring their own developers and programmers and of course crappy code. Quite often there will be sites that just EAT up CPU and of course I only...

Flags of the World Free Download

Flags of the World Free Download

This page contains the images of flags for 248 Countries around the world. Each image is around 8kb - 25kb in size and each file is named as "Flag for Country.gif" Click here to download the free flags of the world file (1.6MB .zip format) The only thing I ask is that...

Spotting Fake Facebook Emails

Spotting Fake Facebook Emails

An email has just arrived to my inbox and even though I have a high level of spam protection, the email has slipped through the filters, so "clever" are these spammers these days. The email at first glance appears to be from facebook saying that someone has commented...

.TEL domains. Add SEO visibility cheaply

.TEL domains. Add SEO visibility cheaply

There is a new domain extension call .tel, well, not exactly new but is gaining more recognition due to its value as being a simple domain name with the following features: integration of any and all means of communication (i.e. Phone numbers, IM, VOIP, email, social...

Move Blog from Subdirectory to New Domain using htaccess

Move Blog from Subdirectory to New Domain using htaccess

Lets say you have wordpress blog sitting in the following domain and directory: http://www.domainA.com/blog But now, you want to move the blog to: http://www.domainB.com However, and here is the caveat, you want to maintain all your search engine pages for the blog...

WordPress Set Thumbnail Images

WordPress Set Thumbnail Images

Recently wordpress with release 2.9 of their software put in a new function called "post-thumbnails" which offers the the wordpress admin the ability to assign/set a post thumbnail via the post edit page rather than using the complicated custom field feature. However...

How Secure is Your Password?

How Secure is Your Password?

I was really was not surprised the other day when a client contacted me and asked me to reset his password to "something easy to remember" as the one I had created for him was a bit difficult. (I set him a password with 7 characters starting  with 3 alphabet...

Domain Name Escrow – How Does It Work?

Domain Name Escrow – How Does It Work?

Fourteen million. That is the reported cost of the most expensive domain name sold in history: sex.com. Now, how much will your next domain cost you? Worrying about how much and how you will pay for the next domain name won’t matter that much as long as you won’t go...