Useful Tools

Here’s a list of some of the tools I like and find very useful: Nagios Cacti Awstats DenyHosts If you haven’t heard of them, take a look, they’re very useful!

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Google Sitemaps II

Okay, so the gsitecrawler program did the trick. It was able to crawl all 22,702 links on the utahlinux.com site and create a valid sitemap. The sitemap uncompressed is about 5 MB, so I uploaded the compressed version (sitemap.xml.gz) and submitted it to Google. After several minutes Google validated it and now comes the wait… Continue reading Google Sitemaps II

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Google Sitemaps

So, I’m starting up a new website, www.utahlinux.com and I just setup the Google Analytics and started working on a Google Sitemap for the site. Even though Google says that having a Google sitemap doesn’t effect the ranking of your site, I think that it helps a lot, especially with the indexing of the site… Continue reading Google Sitemaps

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mod_rewrite

So I set this blog up to use permalinks and it automatically gave me the content for my .htaccess file to use mod_rewrite to handle the links. That was pretty cool. This reminded me of a site I recently worked on that I ended up using mod_rewrite to hide all the ? and & symbols… Continue reading mod_rewrite

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