How To Test Web Page Loading Time Online

Two of the most popular and free online tools that are used to check a website loading speed and offer suggestions to make it quicker are Google Page Speed and YSlow. GTmetrix is another tool which combines the Google page speed test and YSlow test to generate a side by side report showing load times …

How To Change Ping Count In Windows

The default number of echo requests sent by ping command in Windows is 4. This can be changed to any number required. Here is how : Open command prompt and type : ping -n 7 sitename.com The above will ping a site 7 times. In order to ping a site continuously, use the -t parameter …

Microsoft To End Windows XP Support In 2014

Windows XP support will end on April 8 2014. This means that the total support will come to an end, not just the extended phase which it is in as of now. So no more technical support, security updates or service packs / hotfixes will be provided for XP after the cut off date. Complete …

How To Setup Email Forwarding Using cPanel

When using cPanel for managing settings for hosted blog/websites, it can become tedious to check each and every email account associated with each custom domain. So, cPanel provides the options of adding “Forwarders”. What this means is that email addresses can be mapped such that emails received at custom domain addresses (say avp [at] avp-blogs.com) can be …

Microsoft Releases Security Updates For April 2012

Security updates for April have been released by Microsoft. The list of updates released are here. To configure or change settings for Windows Update, go to Windows Update (Control Panel > Windows Update) and click on “Change Settings”. Modify options as preferred although disabling updates totally isn’t recommended. To install available updates, make sure Windows …

How To Check Online Whether An IP Address Is Blacklisted

Sometimes when trying to browse forums or websites even for the first time, there is this nasty error message displayed whichgoes something like this “Your IP has been blocked, if you think this is a mistake, please contact webmaster@website.com” This happens when ISPs assign IP addresses to many clients and some abuse it through sending …

Microsoft To End Windows Vista Mainstream Support

The mainstream/free support for Windows Vista will officially end on April 10 2012 and will enter the “Extended Support” phase. This means no more new Vista service packs and newer Internet Explorer versions will be available for Windows Vista. Further more, no more new non security hot fixes will be released by Microsoft for Vista. Check …

How To Generate Strong Random Passwords Online

Generating strong random passwords can be simplified by using password generating tools. Password Generator is one such free tool which generates strong passwords and allows further customizing like including letters, numbers and symbols. To quickly create a list of good passwords : Go to Password Generator and hit “CREATE PASSWORDS” Include other criteria like adding …

Older Versions Of Java Are Now Blocked By Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla has made a change in Firefox that will block all of the older versions of Java that contain a critical vulnerability that’s being actively exploited. The decision to add these vulnerable versions of Java to the browser’s blocklist is designed to protect users who may not be aware of the flaw and attacks. Detailed …

How To Find Out Number Of Domains Hosted On An IP Address

When using shared hosting, it is a good idea to see how many different domains are on the same server that you are on. This is useful information because often slow response or overall website sluggishness (when your own website isn’t seeing a lot of traffic increase) is because lot of domains are crammed on …