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Thursday 20 October 2011

Web hosting changes – how is it for you?

This website is on shared hosting. For those who don’t know, that means that a number of websites all share one server. It’s cost-effective and works well providing no individual site hogs the resources. (more…)


Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 10:16 pm
Wednesday 4 November 2009

How image thieves can unwittingly provide free ads

If you run a website these days it’s fairly common for people to copy the address of an image file and paste it on a forum or blog.

This is known as ‘hotlinking’ a file and it’s frowned on because it’s theft. The website pays for hosting the image while the forum or blog gets the benefit and of course there is no link back to the hosting website. Not that a link would make the theft of content OK even there was one…

However the people who do this don’t realise to what extent they are playing with fire… (more…)


Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 8:28 am
 
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