Apache 2.4 and PHP 7

We have upgraded web server to Apache 2.4. Apache 2.4 performance improved by multiple innovations. It is the fastest version of Apache by far.

Coupled with Apache, we upgraded to PHP 7.1. It is become default setting for all clients. PHP 7 bring explosive performance improvements. PHP 7 is 2x faster performance than PHP 5.6.

Paper Lantern cPanel Theme

We have update all clients account default to use the new Paper Lantern cPanel theme. Paper Lantern is the new modern and sophisticated new cPanel theme. Paper Lantern is mobile friendly that scale to fit any devices.

Undo Closed Browser Tab

Accidentally closed an important browser tab? Unfortunately you can’t remember the long url. Don’t worry, Firefox has undo close tab feature to reopen latest closed tab.

To undo closed browser tab, right click on blank tab, click Undo Close Tab. Your latest closed tab will appear again.

Take a Website Screenshot

On older version of Firefox we have to install plugin to save entire webpage. Latest version of Firefox has built in screenshot feature.

To take a website screenshot:

  1. Right click on webpage. Click “Take a Screenshot” menu.
  2. Click “Save full page” on top right.
  3. Click “Download”. Save the file.

HTTP will Become a Thing of The Past

The Internet want to make HTTP become a thing of the past in order to make internet a safer place to surf. Starting October 2017, Chrome version 62 will show “Not Secure” warning when user enter text in a form on a HTTP page.

Because Chrome has largest browser market share, website owner have no choice but to use HTTPS to settle in market. HTTPS also help in search engine ranking. Currently 30% of search result is HTTPS. Maybe a decade from now, all websites will be using HTTPS.

New Domain Extension

Due to domain name shortage, registry launch new domain extension. Earlier we often see business’s industry attached on domain suffix. Example:





This is sometime caused by exact domain name has been taken by other. The registrant has no choice but to add business’s industry to domain suffix.

With new domain, registrant no longer have to add business’s industry to domain suffix. The domain extension is self explanatory. Result in shorter domain. Example:





Customer will instantly recognize the domain industry. As new domain, there is more good domain name choice available compared with old popular .com domain. It is very difficult to search for a good .com domain now. Most of them has been registered or auctioned for expensive price. New domain extension open up more possibilities.

Complete list of new domain extensions:


Unlimited Web Hosting

It all start from web hosting provider war. Web hosting A offer 1 GB package, Web hosting B offer 2 GB package, web hosting A increase to 3 GB package, and soon. Until one of web hosting provider offer unlimited web hosting as they think others can not get any higher than this. Other web hosting providers have no choice but to follow with unlimited web hosting to join in the competition.

When we go to computer store, there is no unlimited size hardisk. Same goes with the server, all servers in the world have limited disk space. So how did they offer unlimited web hosting? It is a gimmick. They don’t limit on disk space, but limit on inode instead. Inode is like files count in Unix.

Most of unlimited web hosting are actually limited. Dedicated server data center collocation cost over one hundred bucks per month. They wouldn’t want you to use entire 1 TB server disk space alone with just paying ten bucks per month. Average web hosting package that cost around ten bucks have around 10 GB limit disk space.

Once you past their “limit”, usually they will send email to you. At this point you only have 2 choices: upgrade to VPS hosting / dedicated server or account will being suspended.

The conclusion is there is no real unlimited web hosting in the world. Fixed disk space with certainty or unlimited disk space with uncertainty. You choose.

.id Domain ID Card Requirement Removed

Starting August 1st 2017, .id domain registration don’t require ID Card anymore. For years, .id domain registration have complicated requirement. Sometime it cause registration delayed because requirement documents need to be uploaded.

Free Web Hosting

Before I start Web Hosting business, I were also a Web Hosting customer. Initially I search for free Web Hosting on internet to host my website. There is bunch of them that offer “free” Web Hosting. I started to try to use some of them. Unfortunately all of them have a lot of limitation:

  • Insufficient space.
  • Account is subject to delete on inactivity.
  • Require visitor target.
  • Contain ads.

None of them are feasible to use. Lastly I decide to move to one of paid Web Hosting service. Finally I can host my website and use domain email comfortably.

One of client asked for free Web Hosting. The short answer is: can his computer on without electricity? Long answer: Web Hosting server basically a computer that need electricity, just larger. Web Hosting subscription fee is required to cover the cost of electricity, internet bandwidth just like your mobile phone monthly cost.

The conclusion is there is no real free Web Hosting in the world.

Era of Online Store Trend

Trading transactions in a number of conventional retail markets are getting decreased. Glodok was once the largest electronic market in Indonesia. WTC Mangga Dua was once the largest computer sales center in Indonesia. Roxy Square was once a mobile phone mall. These malls have a lot of stalls closed by its owner now.

Many conventional retailers moving to online store. They can online from home, so no need of physical store.

Online store conveniences attract many retailers into online market. Online selling is considered more efficient, save stall rent cost millions of rupiah monthly.

Store is limited by opening hour. While online store is open 24 hours available for consumer to shop. Owner have to hire employees as shop kepper. With online store, owner just sit relax wait for order notification and deliver goods.

Consumer shift from conventional store to online store caused by mobile phone. Mobile phone is a must have gadget for every young generation.