cPanel: How to block visitor by country through GeoIP

To block a certain country IP range, you do not need to know which IP range it is and what you need is to use the GeoIP feature.

To install GeoIP, refer to the following URL,
http://www.mickgenie.com/cpanel-how-to-install-mod_geoip

Next, you will need to insert the following command to the .htaccess file,

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{ENV:GEOIP_COUNTRY_CODE} ^CN$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.google.com [L]

The command use to redirect China IP to google.com***

***This is an example only and it is not to abuse any user/visitor reside in China.

cPanel: Prevent certain domain to be created

With cPanel 11.32 and above, you may prevent certain domain to be created from your server such as google.com, yahoo.com, microsoft.com, and etc.

To see which domain are blocked by default, view the file /usr/local/cpanel/etc/commondomains.

To block the domain to be created.
1. Create file /var/cpanel/commondomains.
2. Insert the domain list to the above file and each domain should be in new line.

Google Adsense: Report Invalid clicks from your site

If you have Google Adsense account and suspected invalid attack to your site, you may actually contact Google to reduce the risk to suspended your account.

Such attack normally known as click bombing and the attacker targeted website which come with Google Adsense.

To report to Google, simply fill in the form as below,
https://support.google.com/adsense/bin/request.py?&contact_type=invalid_clicks_contact

Android Review: Utilitas for Android

Utilitas, which is a tools designed to ease the user with a collection of light and tools such as StopWatch, Date Calculator, Compass, etc.

Even though many apps could do that but Utilitas is special design with all-in-one.

Below is part of the screenshot images on this apps.

To get this apps, please download it from,

info app:
google play:

 

Backup your Google Docs with GDocBackup

Ever think to backup your Google Docs Document as offline backup?

I am using GDocBackup to done it from my Windows Scheduled Task.
1. Download the GDocBackup with CMD version from here.
2. Extract the file to your PC.
3. Create a bat file and add into scheduled task. The bat content is as below,

cls
mkdir "Backup\%date:~6,4%\%date:~0,2%"
GDocBackupCMD.exe -mode=backup -username=user [email protected] -destDir=D:\Backup\GDoc\Backup\%date:~6,4%\%date:~0,2% -docF=pdf -sprsF=xls -presF=ppt -drawF=pdf

Where you should replace your username, password and destDir to your own variable and the above bat file used to create the folder with year and month or you don’t need it.

For more information, refer to here.

iPadian – iPad Simulator for Windows

iPadian, a simulator for Windows is designed to allow Windows user test out iPad environment from Microsoft Windows.

iPadian is designed without needed to install as it is a portable program that allow you to launch it with just double click on the exe file and it is free. Continue reading iPadian – iPad Simulator for Windows

Google Offer Free Website for Indian SMBs

Today, Google India announcing “India Get your Business Online” program to offer free website, domain name and email services to Small Medium Business.

With this program, they aims to help 500,000 small medium business in India to get their product online as only 5% of Indian business appearing Online.

This program will work together by Google India and Hostgator Web Hosting company. What do Indian businesses get:

  • Free: It’s free to set up your website. The domain is free for 1 year, and it’s free to maintain your website for 12 months.
  • Quick: The website tool takes 15 minutes from sitting down to being found online
  • Easy: You don’t need to be a tech whiz to get started. All you need to start is your address, phone number, TAN/CIN or PAN to verify you as a business
  • The website is simple because customers are looking for simple information online
  • Gives you your own .in domain
  • Other features include photos/logos, integration with social media platforms
  • You get a Google Apps account – free personalised email ids
  • If you want to make your website work harder, you’ll have access to steady stream of free tips and tools from the Getting Indian Business Online team and a free coupon of worth Rs. 2500 INR advertising trial from Google AdWords to help promote your site.
  • After the first year, SMBs can choose to pay a monthly pay-as-you-go to maintain their website using hostgator.
  • At the end of the first year, they’ll have to pay a nominal charge if they wish to renew their domain name. They can cancel their website at any time.

Logon to http://www.indiagetonline.in/ to create your website.

[via Google India]

Domain Name Speed Benchmark

It is very important to get the fastest Domain Name Benchmark to ensure your best Internet surfing.

Now, you may get this freeware from Gibson Research Corporation as below,
http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

To test the Domain Name Speed benchmark,
1. Download it from here.
2. Select Nameservers tab and a list of DNS information listed.
3. Select on Run Benchmark button and it is now calculating.
4. Now, you can see the Google DNS is the fastest from my end. Lastly, you may select the Conclusions

Request Google Review of your site from Google Webmaster

Many blogger who own their domain name might faced this problem where their site is redirected to Google Safe Browsing site where saying that is being defaced.

To get the site redirected to Google Safe Browsing site stop, you may follow the step as below,

1. Register an account from Google Webmaster.
2. On the Webmaster Tools Home page, select the site you want.
3. Click Diagnostics, and then click Malware.
4. Click Request a review.

References: Google Support

How to submit phishing site?

APWG (The Anti-Phishing Working Group) is a non-profit global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud, crime and identity theft that result from phishing,pharming, malware and email spoofing of all types.

APWG used by many known corporate such as Google Inc, AT&T, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc.

To report a phishing site found from the Internet, you may submit them through APWG Report Phishing.