Posts tagged with ‘Hosting’

Akismet and Jetpack Issues, Stop Spammers and CloudFlare Save the Day

March 19, 2013

My Web Host Penalised Me Yet Helped Speed Up My Site Introduction This site used to be hosted on Site5, in Texas.  I had a shared web host account, about the cheapest there is on Site5 though by no means the cheapest around (I’ve had experience of really cheap hosts….).  It worked alright, site management […]

Fabian Tactics of Google Work At Home Scam Legal Team

December 5, 2011

Pacific Webworks / Quad Try and Dodge the Issue Back in 2009 I stumbled upon a negative option scam for which those involved were sued by Google (and folded with an out-of-court settlement) and were prosecuted by Uncle Sam, losing again.  Initially, I was completely unaware of the depths of deception to which these people […]

Hacked – I was a possible Malware Site for tructuyenso.vn!

September 8, 2011

Introduction A few days ago I got hacked.  I quickly ripped out a heap of dodgy files left by the hackers but for some days now, Firefox, my browser, while viewing pages on this website, has been saying that it’s “downloading data from tructuyenso.vn… “. .htaccess This, of course, was not actually happening, as I’ve put […]

Site Outage

September 7, 2011

My host, Site5.com, has kindly told me that this site (and others of mine) will be off-line from tonight for 3 hours from 07 Sep 2011 23:00 GMT/UTC until 08 Sep 2011 02:00 GMT/UTC.  (I’ve had to convert this from the email which is CDT specific…) This is due to an upgrade of the MySQL […]

How WordPress Spam Works

February 23, 2011

WordPress Comment Spam The plague of all blogs is spam, mainly comment spam, by sheer numerical superiority. Q.  Why Do They Do It? A. As a minimum, they do it to open a back-door into your blog that allows the perpetrator to place reverse linkages to another website to increase that website’s visibility in search […]