URL Rewriting using ISAPI_rewrite 2 and 3 with WordPress and Joomla
There have been many requests lately to update WordPress and Joomla installations to use URL rewriting techniques to create SEF links. We use the robust and flexible IIS Web Server from Microsoft as our primary platform for over 10 years. IIS 6 does not support MOD_Rewrite which many Linux converts are used to seeing. Instead we use a tool called ISAPI_Rewrite for our shared hosting customers (also available for dedicated/virtual server customers). Currently we are running ISAPI_rewrite 2 on the shared server and will soon upgrade to version 3.
5 Cool Things About Virtual Servers
In an earlier blog post I discussed some key concepts regarding how virtual servers work. Now that they are currently available you are probably wondering what all the fuss is about. Obviously they are less expensive and achieve the same goals as a dedicated server, but what cool things does virtualization offer?
First Production Virtual Server Added
I am very happy to report that we’ve recently launched our first production virtual server. The server was converted from a standalone dedicated server using VMware vCenter Converter, which is software that takes an exact image of a server and creates a virtual copy on the host server.
Virtual Server Performance Update
It’s been about a month and our new virtual servers are running great. In fact, we anticipate that we can probably double the amount of virtual servers on the host system. We are very encouraged. We are beginning to start performance tuning as some of the machines have slight lags while working in terminal services. However, it doesn’t seem to affect overall web server performance.
You may have heard about a new web hosting option coming to EPhost soon called Virtual Servers (or server virtualization). I wanted to take a moment and explain virtual technology, and explain the differences between it and another technology called Virtual Private Servers (VPS).