The Answer of X-Factor: What Your Web Hosting Don’t Want You to Know

Sometime ago I wrote about “X-Factor” of Web Hosting Provider / Server when it comes to hosting a website. In particular, a WordPress platform. At that time, I don’t really know what causing some of the server on different provider giving me different characteristic of all kind of strange behavior on WordPress. I think I found what the real problem behind all of those problems, so this is what the web hosting provider don’t want you to know. For sure. Read more

Problem With WordPress 2.9 Upgrade on 1and1 Hosting Provider

Upgrading our WordPress platform to version 2.9 was almost a non-event. All automatic upgrade was done within minutes very smoothly. It is almost taken for granted until we upgrade the one hosted on 1and1 hosting provider. As you probably know 1and1 is now one of the largest hosting company in the world and expecting some of you will have to experience similar problem, I hope this post is useful for you.

A little bit research on Google give us some reliefs that 1and1 did have some problem with WordPress 2.9 upgrade. But all of them are talking about some MySQL incompatibility (need higher version) and tips how to get around it.

The problem is: that’s not our problem. The MySQL databases of ours are already using MySQL 5.0. Furthermore, we did not get the error message at all. All upgrade process until “Upgrading Database” was done without problem. Only when it finished, we cannot go to the admin are/dashboard at all, Error 500 – Internal Server ErrorĀ  was always triggered. Read more

Forgotten Crucial Element for Your Blog: The Hosting Provider’s X Factor

When you have decided to host your own blog with your own domain, one of the thing that need to be done is to choose your hosting company. If you just starting up, of course is not very recommended to spend hundreds of dollar monthly on dedicated server. You should be fine with the “ordinary” shared hosting where you just spend maybe around $10 or less per month on hosting service, then with your blog getting more readers and contents, you will need to scale up, going to more powerful server and eventually the dedicated server. But the unfortunate thing is, it’s very difficult to choose the right hosting company among those “shared hosting” that is decent enough for a start without breaking the bank. This article will show you one !

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Internal Server Error After Every Posting In WordPress

For couple months I have noticed that every time I publish a blog post, WordPress always give me Error 500 – Internal Server Error. For first few occasions, I thought that something to do with the content in the post -or- just a glitch and basically I ignored it. But after a while it become consistent and annoyed me.

The Problem

Some symptoms of the problem: Read more

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