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Month: January 2013

Running WordPress on Amazon AWS

Running WordPress on Amazon AWS

I happy to say that I have a good chunk of my sites up and running on a my EC2 instance. Site performance is pretty good compared to what it was. The only hiccup was some broken links due to a change in permalinks. Additionally, my adsense plugin what causing an error with yoast xml sitemaps. I changed to a different adsense plugin and all was fixed

Managing the Vhosts in Apache is pretty easy, but a little time consuming when setting up the sites.

My next challenge is figuring out mod_rewrite for some of the landing pages.

Web Hosting headaches! GoDaddy hosting is slow.

Web Hosting headaches! GoDaddy hosting is slow.

Well , I expect this will be the last post on this server.

I started my blog and other site on godaddy hosting and after a few slowdowns I moved to 1and1.    I was with 1and1 for a few years with no real issues, but thier admin interface seems to keep getting slower and the websites ran well; I thought I could simplify my life by moving everything thing to godaddy.  well I tested GD a few sites at a time and it seemed they fixed their speed issues.  I slowly moved all my sites to GD and it was running fine for over 2 years.  in the last month my sites have become unusable slow on godaddy hosting.

Calls to their tech support confirm they are having an issues but have no idea when it will be resolved. They always tell me, probably within 24 hours.  I am done waiting and I can’t afford for some of my sites to be down.

I searched for all types of solutions and providers,  I am now testing Amazon AWS.  I have already moved one of my critical sites there and my FTP is going crazy duplicating files for the move of the rest of my sites there.

AWS is gonna cost me a little more, but should stay running. I hope.   My challenge now is to see how many WordPress sites I can run on one micro instance and 1 RDS.

Windows 7 voice recognition really works

Windows 7 voice recognition really works

Wow, I really can’t believe that windows seven voice recognition work so well.  I’m not sure what Dragon naturallyspeaking has over with windows seven voice recognition but it has to be pretty impressive to charge $100 for what you get for free inside windows seven.

I’ve written this entire test posed using the speech recognition software in windows.  Hardly any corrections have to be made after the short tutorial process.  I will say, it doesn’t work too well writing directly to web sites of writing to word and then pasting into word press seems to work pretty well.

Hopefully this gets me blotting and writing more for all my sites.

Have a great day!             Dan

Welcome 2013 and blogging

Welcome 2013 and blogging

Happy new year all,  a little belated.

Websites and blogging:

Lots going on a very little time to blog.  I have dedicated the rest of tonight to my BLOGS.   I have Coffee, Red bull and dinner with me as my desk.

I updated this site to WP 3.5 and things seems to be going smoothly.  I have about 10 videos recorded but not edited and YouTube keeps giving my a hard time about monetizing  so I haven’t been motivated to finish them.

Tonight I am working on my revenue producing sites or sites that I hope will be revenue producing.  I really just setting test for things I think will work out.  As things work or don’t work I do hope to put the results here.

Real Estate:

I have been shopping for a new house recently and that mean I will soon become a landlord.  In my township that is a little hard and requires the house to be in tip top shape, so that is where all my free time is going.