Recently I was asked by a client of mine to upgrade her self-hosted WordPress blog to 2.71. from 2.6. I though it to be a smooth task as this was a pretty new installation without any plugins or themes and I had upgraded at least 10 other self hosted WordPress blogs (far bigger than this one) few days back without any problem. I logged on to the blog’s dashboard and upgrade warning from WordPress was flashing on the screen. I gladly clicked on upgrade button and thought the task is taken care of. But what the hell!!!!

Parallels (formerly Sw Soft), launched Plesk 8.4.0, though an official communication from the company is still awaited. Surprisingly, there is no mention of this release either on Parallerls website or forums. Good news for Pleask users is that Plesk 8.4.0 supports DomainKeys, long awaited anti spam solution promoted and used by Yahoo!. A small list of What’s New, showing from within the control panel, includes

Recently Google made changes in verification process for Adsense publishers.  To make sure that the AdSense account details, publishers provide to Google are valid and correct, it uses two methods of verification. First one is using PIN (Personal Identification Number) and second is Phone Number verification. Google uses one or both of these verification methods in order to ensure the security and accuracy of adsense publisher’s information so that payments from AdSense account can be released in favour of the publisher.

During the lifetime of a website moments come when need arises to move the site from one domain name to other. This migration process is painful for bigger and more active websites. If hosting control panel on both servers are same then migration becomes easier. However, sometimes you need to migrate your site to a server having different control panel. In this scenario, to ensure smooth migration of an active web site from one server to another follow the steps given in this tutorial:

SWsoft announced the availability of version 8.3 of its’ flagship product PLESK. Pleask is a multi-platform control panel and the latest release includes over 50 new features for Linux and Windows users. As per an announcement by SWsoft the release of SWsoft Plesk 8.3 continues SWsoft’s Open Fusion initiative of enabling integration of all types of web hosting software.  This new version of the software further integrates Plesk with Virtuozzo, 3rd party, and other web applications as well as continuing to deliver innovative ease of use, the highest levels of stability and performance, security and unmatched value.

Gmail is about to touch 6GB storage space and it’s still couting. Perhaps a time will come when you will be able to get unlimited storage space from Gmail like Yahoo! and few others. And mind you, it’s all for free. You need not shell out a single cent for this.