Back to One Webhost

I can happily say, I am back to paying for just one webhost. As I mentioned in a previous article, I was paying almost $40/month between two webhosts (1 shared + 1 VPS) and had my websites split across both of them. I recently moved all the websites on both of the old hosts over to my new Hostmonster account. Everything seems to be running fine and I even got a chance to do a little housekeeping at the same time.

I was originally paying for my brother’s domains and hosting, but asked him to start paying for his domains if he wanted to keep them. Since then, he transferred his domains to GoDaddy and started paying for them. The downside to this is I no longer have control over them.  His domains were one of the main reasons I kept the oldest (shared) servers for so long. Being that I don’t have control over the DNS records and it’s almost been a year now that I am still paying for the shared hosting, I decided to just kill the DNS hosting and let his website go dead until he takes care of the DNS records.

Either way, I’m back to one host at a great price and so far I’m still happy with the decision.


Find Local IP Address

Here’s a quick tip for those of you looking to find your LOCAL (as in within your network) IP address.  In Windows, you would simply issue the following command from the command prompt (Start > Run > “cmd”)


Which would yield something similar to the following results.

Windows IP Configuration 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

From a Linux shell, you would issue the following:


Which would yield something similar to the following results

eth0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0F:EA:91:04:07
  inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
  inet6 addr: fe80::20f:eaff:fe91:407/64 Scope:
  RX packets:31167 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
  TX packets:26404 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
  collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
 RX bytes:38338591 (36.5 MiB)  TX bytes:3538152 (3.3 MiB)
 Interrupt:18 Base address:0xc000
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
 inet addr:  Mask: 
 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host 
RX packets:1994 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 
TX packets:1994 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 
 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0			 
RX bytes:188041 (183.6 KiB)  TX bytes:188041 (183.6 KiB)