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Macintoshhowto.com has been averaging 150,000 visits a month lately. It sits on a server with 5 or 6 other web sites but I thought it deserved a server of it’s own. I moved it across it today. You can read more about it here.
I’ve changed the look of the macintoshhowto.com. The orange and black is gone, replaced by a new WordPress theme called iblog that has more of an Apple feel. The entire site is also now iphone friendly.
The old theme looked like this.
I use bluehost.com to host the macintoshhowto.com website. This means I pay blue host a monthly fee and they provide hard disk space and computing power to run the website. To actually run the website I use some software called Wordpress. WordPress is a great platform to host a blog or website from – it’s very easy to set up, and most web hosting packages will include a one step wordpress install like the one I describe here. Here’s how to set up wordpress using bluehost. Bluehost is very cheap and reliable. I’d say as long as your wordpress website is getting under 50,000 visits a month bluehost should do the job. Macintoshhowto is just starting to reach about 80,000 hits a month and I’ve been hitting the limit of bluehost so I’ve needed to go over some things and prune some plug-ins to keep the site running smoothly.
So here’s how to install and run wordpress…
You’ve made a webpage, but people are complaining that it’s too slow to load.
It may be that they have a slow computer, or it may be that your webpage has too many large files in it, and it should be made smaller. Safari can tell you how many files it needs to load, and how big they are. Here’s how.
For those who are interested macintoshhowto.com is averaging about 10,000 unique visits a month, from 127 different countries! The most popular being the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and then Germany.
89% of people are new visitors, 9% are old friends returning!
56% are mac users, 41% windows users, 1% linux.
0.3% of visits are from an iphone.
0.12% from a Danger Hiptop
0.03% from a Playstation 3
0.01% (1 visit a month) from an android
Of the Macintosh users, 61% use Safari, 36% use firefox, 2% Camino or Opera.
Of the visits from a search engine,
92% are from google
5% from yahoo
0.5% from msn
Statistics courtesy of Google analytics!
This is the results of a survey I conducted over a year to see what different models of the G4 ibook are affected by the logicboard fault.
The symptoms of the fault are as follows:
- After being on for a few minutes, your ibook gets a blank black screen, the fan turns on, and the computer freezes.
- You can’t do anything at all except power down the computer by holding the power button.
- You restart and it doesn’t boot up.
- You squeeze the bottom of the computer tightly together just to the left of the trackpad, and it boots up.
- It tends to boot up when it is cold, but then stops working when it warms up.
Here are the results of a survey I conducted here on macintoshhowto.com over a period of 6 months regarding the affected models. It appears all models are affected.
In this article I described the fix for this G4 logic board fault. This survey was to test what models were impacted.