Category — Miscellaneous

Moving on to Percona

Yesterday was my last day at Express News. I have been working here for more than a year now and it has been a pretty good time. I had the opportunity to work with some great engineers and I am lucky that I have them as my friends.

July 10, 2011   Views: 4,984   2 Comments

My recommendation for a basic Mail Server setup

Ever wanted to setup a mail server complete with IMAP and POP access, one that was easy to configure and install and had a low memory footprint. Well I too wanted to have such a setup and after having tried Exim, Postfix together with Courier and Dovecot, I am pretty pleased with what Dovecot has to offer.

January 20, 2011   Views: 8,354   3 Comments

A definitive guide to setting up your own Mail Server – Part 1

Setting up a mail server, in itself, is not that difficult a task, but there are integrations that can really mess up with your time and mind. Integrations such as SMTP authentication, setting up virtual users and virtual mailboxes, setting up spam-filtering and antivirus filtering can really be a pain if not configured properly. Hence, I decided why not share my own experiences in the form of a tutorial. May be this will help out someone trying to setup a mail server. I have divided this tutorial into several parts, so that I can explain as we go about setting…

September 26, 2010   Views: 11,013   21 Comments

Bluehost web hosting – a big no no for websites with decent traffic!

I had recently started my blog and chosen Bluehost as my hosting provider. The reason for choosing Bluehost was that I had hosted many static and low traffic websites on their servers previously and also because Bluehost was featured on under the hosting tab. A side-note, for professional work I have always been working on dedicated servers or VPS, so didn’t have much experience of hosting decent traffic web apps on shared hosting. Initial thoughts Now initially it didn’t really go all that bad, my blog was up and running in no time. There wasn’t much traffic initially. I…

September 12, 2010   Views: 19,384   55 Comments