Monitor Website Status for Downtime with StatusCake

Being a webmaster, I understand how important it is for all the blog/website owners to keep their website running and free from any downtime. Since the web servers are electronic they tend to go down some or the other time, thereby affecting the website owners and the traffic. Whenever some web server goes down, every webmaster needs to contact their web space admins to get it fixed so that they can reduce the downtime but for this they first need to know instantly whenever their website goes down.

Since it is not possible for every blogger or the web admin to monitor their website every now and then, they should make use of the online free website monitoring services available on internet. While we have written about Pingdom earlier, here is another yet free website monitoring service called StatusCake. Continue reading “Monitor Website Status for Downtime with StatusCake”

Why Bloggers Need Website Security

If you are a successful blogger, one who is a prominent voice in your field (and may be even paid to be that voice), then you have tons of assets in your website and in your posts. You may not be a large firm with customer information, but you stand to lose a lot if your blog or website is hacked or is injected with malicious code that turns it into a phishing site. This is why even bloggers need to make sure they have website security.

Website security involves a number of different elements, such as connecting to a secure network, data encryption, and backing up your blog posts and content. However, the most important element of website security for bloggers is website monitoring, where your blog is monitored for changes and suspicious activity. Depending on how often you blog, you may not be able to catch a problem until after-the-fact, when it may have already done damage to your brand/reputation or have turned away potential web visitors. Once that happens, you then have to take the time to fix the problem, to prevent it from happening again, and to do some damage control before you can get back to blogging. Continue reading “Why Bloggers Need Website Security”

Receive SMS on your Mobile whenever your Website goes Down

You may own a blog, website or a microblog but managing it is not that easy. If you own one of these then you must have known how important it is to take immediate actions whenever your website server goes down so that you don’t lose any of your precious visitors.

How do you monitor your website? Do you keep checking it again and again, or have someone to notify you whenever it goes down? In either case, it is just waste of time and effort. Wouldn’t it be great if there is any tool or application that notifies you whenever your website goes down? Continue reading “Receive SMS on your Mobile whenever your Website goes Down”

Check the Load Time and Speed of a Website

If you own a website or a blog, then you must know how important it is to have a fast loading website. Any website that opens slow or has a low speed of loading is sure to lose traffic as none of the viewers like to wait much.

It is estimated that if a page doesn’t load within 5-8 seconds you will lose 1/3 of your visitors. Thus it is very important to keep the website fast so that it takes a little time to load and display the entire page properly. Checking a website for speed and load time is not difficult, all you need is a third party service that checks it. Continue reading “Check the Load Time and Speed of a Website”

Free Countdown Timer Code for Werbsite

Have you been blogging or managing a website? In case you are then you must have come across certain occasions when you wanted to place a countdown timer widget on your web page waiting for some occasion or some time period to end.

There are occasions when you wish to place a countdown timer on your website so that you can let your visitors know about something that is going to end soon. There are many web services that can provide you with the code and in different ways too but here are the two that I liked the most of them. Continue reading “Free Countdown Timer Code for Werbsite”

Submit your Blog to different Blog Directories

If you are a blog owner and are looking for a service that can ping different blogs and search engines for you for the latest content published on your blog, then here is a service that does it for you.

The service is called BlogBuzzer. BlogBuzzer is a web tool that allows you blog owners to automatically submit their blogs to the top search sites and blog directories. By simply entering in the URL (web address) and name of the blog, BlogBuzzer will ping your blog to all of the top directories. Continue reading “Submit your Blog to different Blog Directories”

Steps to Disable New User Registration on WordPress Blog

All those admin who run a wordpress blog like me might have faced this problem of receiving spam new user registration on the blog. I have been getting notifications for the new user registration in my blog lately but it came as a surprise to me when one day I received 17 new registrations.

Of course, this should not happen as it poses security threat to the blog. I will share a way how I stopped the spammers to register themselves as a new user subscriber in my blog.

Steps:

1.    Open your blog cPanel and click PHPMyAdmin link in it. Continue reading “Steps to Disable New User Registration on WordPress Blog”