Technix Update Finally Moved to new web host

After facing some issues , finally we were able to move Technix Update from the old web host ( ) to the server with new web host ( ).

As the lunarpages offered to us upgrade our account from basic hosting to vps hosting with an approximate amount of 600$ excluding the cost for moving the data from the server which is 75$ per hour job for them. All these charges forced us to change our web host.

For those who are interested in reading, let me tell you guys the story in detail.

On the weekend( 3 and 4th may ) we decided to move Technix Update which is the largest site of our group, from the shared server on lunarpages , due the repeated warnings from the lunarpages admin team that our account ( which has three sites , , was using too much resources which is far beyond the acceptable limit in terms of CPU usage, RAM usage and MSQL etc.

Basically this was the first time for both us, to move our blog and we did not know the procedure do’s and don’t, so first we studied across the web for any type of info regarding this, also consulted with some of the friend blogger’s .

Time 12:30 pm 4th may:

We take the blog database backup , and entire public_html folder as we don’t want to take any kind of risk  on Saturday  3rd May in the night.


Welcome 2008 and 2007 round up

Hi , to all the readers of Technix Update , wish you all a happy and a prosperous 2008 ahead.

Technix Update had gone through much up and down in the first half of 2007 ,when I lost almost all the post database of my posts and had to start from the scratch ,but with time it attains new heights both in terms of traffic and readership got PR5 with increased traffic.

I have learned a lot from 2007 will use it in 2008, I will try as much as possible to keep posting about the topics as per readers interest.

Proposed Plan for 2008:


How my desktop look like…

There has been a meme going in the blogosphere about how does your desktop look  like. So all those who are tagged by some other post a snapshot their desktop.

Well i am not being tagged by anyone 😛 for my desktop , but i like share my desktop with all my readers so i m posting about my desktop right now.

Here is a snapshot hows my desktop look like.

announcements blogging

Now its earning..I got my first google adsense check.

Firstly sorry for posting non technical article or a article not having any tips n tricks.

Ya , i got my first check from google as a part of my earning in the month of june2007 although check is not of a big amount but as i see in the blogosphere some of my other friends also posted when they receive their first check from google adsense so i also want to share the joy of my first adsense earning check.


Hi guys! Technix Update is up again…

This is my first post after such a long down time of , Really there is lot i have learned on how much unreliable and undependable an Indian Hosting Service can become.

How can they just delete all your hard work all the crucial data of your site with out even letting you know about ya that has happened to some time back.


Guest Blogging & Group Writing Competition on TechnixUpdate…

I have been here since 10 march 2007 till that time i have seen TechnixUpdate has been rising day by day in the blogosphere. I have made lots of friend bloggers in the same time interacted with lots of other bloggers spread over the blogosphere.

Before this “TechnixUpdate” was hosted on blogger then I switched to wordpress after being motivated by someone who helped me a lot.

announcements – Moved To New Hosting – Up and Running Now

Firstly I would like to applogise to all the readers of  Technix Update, This blog had been getting down frequently for long times in last 24 hours.

Time Stamp: 11:00 pm 1st April 2009 ( Night)

This all started when I wrote a post on 40+ computer pranks you can play on your friend computer,  and send the post to stumbleupon and digg and with in one hour traffic start building up and make the situtaion worse by flooding the site with more traffic.

Time Stamp: 10:00 am 2nd april 2009

I also had some other sites on the same account which were also getting good amount of traffic with Technix Update, due to which site server went down. I got a notice from the hosting account that your site has caused our shared server to get down twice a day, please remove your site from this shared account or upgrade to $40 VPS account.

As per the revenue in overall I generate I can afford the VPS account charges, but as I have never tried or used VPS servers till now I was quite not sure to move to VPS. So, I decided to move the blog to a good bandwidth account at hostgator. By this time my hosting has suspended on my account, but all other sites on my account were up and running

Time Stamp: 12:00 pm 2nd april 2009

Now, the next thing was to request my hosting to unsuspend So, that I can take the backup which they responsded quickly. I started taking the backup of database first with PhpMyAdmin as my host did not support SSH access with which backing the database could have been simple.

I took the database backup through PhpMyAdmin by exporting the current db by exporting the my sql db as long Insert query, which i tested many times and failed to import. I was making a mistake by not selecting the final sql file as gzipped due to which size of the sql exported every time was high and not all the queries added for creating all the previous tables, I am planning to make a post on the same soon then i would tell the problem and solution in detail.