Email communication with Membership Database

Email communication with Membership Database


Email is not what it used to be In the past email was the primary way of communicating with your members. You could rely on everyone looked at their email.  Times have changed for the younger crowd though. The only time they look at their email is when an old person sends them one. Spam […]

Forms, web forms and information


What information do you really need from your customers and more importantly what do your customers or clients want from you. I am often asked to write web forms that ask an enormous amount of information from the person filling it in.  This is normally when companies have been using paper forms and are moving […]

Virus: Crypto-locker removal and repair


Recovering from a crypto-lock  virus attack on a single computer can be painful and a chore but when a virus hits your local network fast action is required. The Crypto-locker virus and variants are back, and in the wild right now. Most people don’t open dodgy emails and run at least some virus protection.  Unfortunately […]

Has your backup failed? |  Recovery of data and files

Has your backup failed? | Recovery of data and files


Hard Drive Recovery If your hard drive has died and you have valuable data on that you want back… Recover from backups This is by far the easiest method. If you have no backups then read on! Turn off  your computer because any further use may make the data harder to recover. Recovery of data […]

Recovery from backup and other fun activities

Recovery from backup and other fun activities


  Following on from the post on backup which somewhat obscurely  was called Backup, backup, backup with extra backup  this post looks at how the backup works Apple has Time Machine Set and forget backup software with a really fast restore. Works locally   Microsoft has backup Comes free with Windows Creates snapshots Is encrypted […]

Server Installed Software

Server Installed Software


  The system you have provides all the functions that are normally associated with a Small Business Server File and print sharing for everyone Sharing of a single Internet connection between multiple computers A robust email server, which includes virus and spam filtering and webmail A network firewall to protect against Internet intruders Secure remote […]

Disaster Recovery Systems

Disaster Recovery Systems


Coming up with a Disaster Recovery plan that meets all the requirements for a modern business or organisation  is often an expensive as large amount of data can cost alot of money to store on the cloud. Storing some types of data on the cloud is also problematic since regulations may state that the data […]

Building a perfect web server | Part 3

Building a perfect web server | Part 3


In part one we did some planning and decided what we were going to do with this server and bought  some hardware In part two we updated the system, added the packages and got the web server listening on port 80. In part 3 of Building a perfect web server we are going to start […]

Building a perfect web server | Part 2

Building a perfect web server | Part 2


In the last post we looked at planning your perfect web-server : You know exactly what you want this server to do. You have some hardware on the way It is now time to decide what Operating system you are going to run. This will really depend on your preference but whatever you choose should […]

Building a perfect web-server |Part 1

Building a perfect web-server |Part 1


Planning your web server The first thing we have to do when you are about to build the perfect Linux server is to ask yourself what it is you want your web-server to do. That may sound like a dumb question, but answering it will save you hours and hours of work and allow you […]