Thursday, 14 March 2019 08:21

Website final setup and settings (wrap-up)

OK. So all together it seems I finally managed to build a website that looks pretty cool, design wize - and works flawless technically. The website is running on one dedicated server (midnight12.com). Platform is Joomla 3.1.0 running with some plugins and customized modules to make it all look good and jelly.
The template on the website is a customized version of protostar, default Joomla template. DNS is managed by Namecheap.com and consist of 1. A record 51.77.1XX.2XX, 2. CNAME www.midnight12.com. I use CNAME for the www part as its recommended by Google for best practises when running a website and if you want to keep away from duplicate content. Traffic is coming in and I do see some activity in regards to member registrations and visitors - so it turns out to be quite a nice project - I know from past projects that if one is consistant with updates and let the time pass some, the Search Engines and your visitors will thank you by keep coming back :-)
My best advice is to build a website towards the visitors and not to please the Search Engines, since it is your visitors that will be using your website. The SE´s are just a pleaser factor to make it easier for you to get settled and move on to different projects or to broaden your existing website with new and fresh content. Advertisements are going to be the next step for midnight12.com and I know exactly how that will turn out. Really fucking expensive, but alot of visitors to pay the bill by using my sponsors (affiliate programs I am using).

Here´s a screenshot for the people who are technical savvy. 

Some music to start the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKdOrFGojQE

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 09:48

SEO work

I had some time to play around with midnight12 and did some SEO. I did some reciprocal links, means A<->B links. This seems to work.
Here are the statistics from the last 24h on Cloudflare.

 

 

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Saturday, 02 March 2019 15:12

Dedicated Server purchased

Finally got myself pulled together to purchase a Dedicated Server. I've had a few over the time and as time flies by they become cheaper.
I remember when hosting was the biggest bill when running websites. This seems history. It's probably still a big bill to pay for some - but with dropping prices future seems bright :-)
I choose an SP-32 Server - Intel Xeon E3-1270v6 - 32GB DDR4 ECC 2400 MHz - SoftRaid 2x2TB from OVH. It has a 1Gbps internet connection (500Mbps upload limit) and is attached to a 13Tbps network. It's located in London (UK).
It should be sufficient to run what I need. All necessary packages have been installed (libavcodec56, ffmpeg, gpac, flvtool2). I choose to have ISPconfig 3.0.5.4 (Debian 8) installed which makes it easier to manage all domains from one web interface.

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