Monthly Archives: April 2011

What is Softaculous?

Softaculous is an Auto Installer script which has installed free in the web hosting control panel such as cPanel. It allows the installation of web applications with the click of  few buttons. Numeric applications are available to be easily installed, including web portals, e-commerce shops, content management systems, blogs, forums and more. Most of the applications are open-source and available at zero figure.

There are more than 190 scripts. According to the Softaculous Incorporates, additional scripts are in the making. Before installing the script, user can try the demo and search for an applications based on their convenient. The choice of the scripts can be embarked on the reviews and ratings the users have rated on each script. You can have a look and play ‘web design game’ at this link: http://www.softaculous.com/softwares. The highlight is the script can be installed with just a few ‘clicks’ and it is FAST. The user will not have the headache process of Individual Script installers. “Everything from copying the files to creating a Database is done by Softaculous”- Softaculous Inc. It can also create backups of the software it installs.

What is the significance of these scripts in the web hosting? Softaculous auto installer helps you streamline the design and build your sites. The user can build the website faster and easier as  desired. For example, bloggers can build a gorgeous blog with the WordPress script or forum on phbBB and shop online on Magento in seconds. The scripts are user friendly. Users can manage the website and design it. They can save the cost and money on the web design. The user can choose the theme, image, colour for the background of their website, upload images and many more. There are lot choices of free themes and plugins available for each of the scripts to choose from. You can build your website by yourself.

Softaculous provides better security as it is pre-configured for strong security. The updates of the applications are faster and will frequently update every hour with the latest version. Softaculous always tries to upgrade each of the scripts and provide better options for the users.

Battle between the Shared Hosting Operating Systems

Which operating system to choose? What are the differences? This common confusion will occur for the newbie in the web hosting. The answer is easy. It’s easy to choose if you know the differences and features of these two operating systems.

Linux Shared Hosting

Linux operating system is a popular choice by the clients. In fact, most of the websites are hosted on Linux due to its affordable and flexibility.  The development of Linux is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software collaboration as it costs less for the hosting providers to install, maintain and provide support. Linux is compatible with various type of language programmings as PHP, Perl, and MySQL. These are used by the web applications such as content management system which support scripts such as WordPress, Cube Cart, phpB. This is a stable operating system as if there are problems occur within Linux can be fixed by the technical support staff of the web hosting provider. Commonly, the sites for blog, forum, gallery and e-commerce are convenient to run on Linux Hosting.

Windows Shared Hosting

If PC or laptop runs on Windows, clients have to choose Windows Shared Hosting? The answer is definitely NO.

Windows Hosting is based on the Windows operating system. Operating system is different from the PC applications. Windows Shared Hosting is expensive as the mandatory licences come with a price. Clients who wish to host on Windows Servers are mainly running applications on Windows platforms such as classic ASP and ASP.net due to the fact that both are Microsoft technologies and will not function correctly on any other operating systems. Besides, Windows shared hosting services are also the only web hosting services available that can host Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access databases.

Which to Choose?

Those who need the Windows applications such as Microsoft SQL to run on their site, Windows Shared Hosting is for you. If your site is a ordinary blog/forum/company website setup using language script such as PHP and you are not an IT literate person, Linux Shared Hosting will be your best choice.

Freaking Facts about Animals

The largest animal in earth is always blue whale as record hasn’t break yet. Largest living land animal, largest nose and ear is African elephant. The king of the jungle is lion.  Dolphins and whales are marine mammals. These are the normal facts we know about animals. Here are a few of freaking facts about animals.

  1. Octopus and squid have blue blood.
  2. Flies are deaf so they won’t be annoyed by themselves.
  3. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  4. Hippo milk is pink not white.
  5. Honeybees are hard workers as they never sleep and can fly at 15miles per hour.
  6. Bulls are colour blind.
  7. Cockroaches can live for 9 days after their head has been cut off.
  8. Try to put goldfish in dark, what will happen? It will turn into white.
  9. Chicken is in bird category and do you know the 13 seconds is the longest flight of a chicken.
  10. Mosquito is the men’s main killer and has 47 teeth. Creepy…
  11. The Slave-Maker Ant will raid the nests of other ants and steals their pupae. They bring them and when these new ants hatch, they work as slaves within the colony for them.
  12. I think we learned the word ‘Sharing is Caring’ from an ant. An ant contains two stomachs with one abdomen. One stomach holds the food for itself and second stomach is for food to be shared with other ants.
  13. A cow produces 200 times gases than a man per day. It’s a wow or ehwww?
  14. Do turkeys can reproduce without having sex? Yes…
  15. If female pigeon is alone she cannot lay eggs. In order for her ovaries to function, she must be able to see another pigeon. It’s not necessary a male pigeon as you think.
  16. The statement men derived traits from monkeys is true I guess. Male monkeys lose the hair on their heads in the same way men do. Oops…
  17. Cat urine glows under a black-light and I hope there is no practice of this!
  18. Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
  19. How many vocal chords do a cat has, 100.  And it can make 100 types of sounds.
  20. Camel has three eye lids as those protect it from sands get into the eyes.

Google Logos

Do you ever wonder when you are browsing Google why is their official logo will be different on certain days? Have they transformed it? Or they simply are altering every day as they have a lot logo? Apparently, the logos are uniquely representing a history or a celebration or a significant event of the particular day. In each of the logo the name and the alphabets G-O-O-G-L-E will be there either visibly or virtually.  Some of the logos to be shared with you –

Mar 24, 2011

137th Birthday of Harry Houdini – (Global)

Do you know who Harry Houdini is? Why his hands are chained? Google it.

Mar 20, 2011

Holi Festival – (India)

Mar 13, 2011

National Thai Elephant Day – (Thailand)

Mar 12, 2011

Chinese Arbor Day – (China)

Feb 11, 2011

Thomas Edison’s Birthday – (Global)

Feb 03, 2011

Lunar New Year’s – (China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan)

Jan 01, 2011

New Year’s Day – (Global)

Feb 03, 2010

Norman Rockwell’s Birthday – (Global)

Aug 17, 2010

Indonesia’s Independence Day – (Indonesia)

Aug 29, 2009

Michael Jackson’s Birthday – (Selected Countries Only)

Dec 08, 2009

E.C. Segar’s Birthday – Popeye – (Global)

Jul 29, 2008

50th Anniversary of Nasa – (US)

Oct 31, 2007

Happy Halloween – (United State)

Be creative as G-O-O-G-L-E and think globally.

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