Domainz.in Hosting Review – Best affordable indian hosting

This review is based on my personal experience of hosting with Domainz.in, I have been hosting a couple of domains with Domainz.in, all of which have been on Linux servers.

Price
When it comes to price, NOBODY can beat the deal provided by Domainz.in, I have been using the Developer plan on all of my websites and haven’t experienced any problem on any of the sites yet. Below is a price chart of the different plans and their prices provided by Domainz.in

domainz plans

Features:
All standard features are present at Domainz.in like PHP 5, Ruby on Rails, MySQL Databases, CGI, Web Mail, Fantastico, Custom Error Pages and more…

Whats Good ? Whats Bad ?
Bad : What seems to be missing for domainz.in is the online web support.
Good : Though I would like to add that the helpline number was always accessible. Since the hosting company is from India, Punjab; and I am from Mumbai I didn’t have any trouble calling them up for any small query/doubt I had which they would be very happy to resolve. (Let me add that I did call up once with a very silly doubt regarding my Cpanel login details, which they were very patient to hear me out and they did help me).
When your domains brought from Domainz.in are to expire they will give you a call two time – one a month before expiring and other just days before it does, something again I liked.

So overall rating for Domainz.in
Feature – 9/10
Value for money – 10/10
Support – 8/10
Uptime – 9/10

Installing BugTracker.NET on Windows 7 with IIS 6

About BugTracker.NET

BugTracker.NET is a free, open-source, web-based bug tracking and general purpose issue tracking application. It is in daily use by thousands of development, customer support, and help desk teams around the world.

Prerequisites:

  • ASP.NET 2.0 or above
  • IIS 6 or 7
  • SQL Server 2005 express or above

Steps

  1. Download the the .zip file from here and unzip it to say “C:\btnet_3_6_2”.
  2. Open IIS, add a new website, give the site a name (say “btnet”) and point the website to the folder “C:\btnet_3_6_2\www” we just extracted our zip file to. Btdn-add-websiteMake sure your application pool for this website is set to .NET Framework V4.0
  3. Start your SQL Server Management Studio
    • Create database “btnet”
    • Run “C:\btnet_3_6_2\www\setup.sql” on this database
  4. Modify your web.config
    • Open “C:\btnet_3_6_2\www\web.config” in a text editor
    • Goto line 148 and change the connection string server, database username and password : <add key="ConnectionString" value="server=(local);database=btnet;user id=btnet;password=btn3t;Trusted_Connection=no;"/>.
  5. Now browse to the website you created and you should get the window like the one shown below Btdn-setup1
  6. Login using username as “admin” and password also as “admin”. Once logged in, go to the Admin Tab > Users > Add New User. Btdn-add-user1
    • Type in your username, password, email address and other optional settings.
  7. That’s it and your btnet is ready to be used ! In case of doubts/queries feel free to use the comment section.

Cheers !

References:

Keyboard shortcuts for Outlook.com

Outlook.com ? What is it ?

Last week Microsoft launched new Outlook.com web mail service as a replacement to Hotmail.com. Every one likes the new Outlook.com layout which has a very clean and simple design.

List of shortcut keys for Outlook.com


Shortcut Key
ACTION
Delete Key Delete a message
Ctrl + N Create a new message
Ctrl+Enter Send a message
Ctrl+Shift+O  Open a message
Ctrl+Shift+P  Print a message
Ctrl+R Reply to a message
Ctrl+Shift+R Reply all to a message
Ctrl+Shift+F Forward a message
Ctrl+S Save a draft message
L Flag a message for follow up
C Categorize a message
Ctrl+Shift+J Mark a message as junk
Ctrl+Q Mark a message as read
Ctrl+U Mark a message as unread
Ctrl+. Move to a folder
Ctrl+, Open the previous message
Esc Close a message
/ Search your email messages
F7 Check spelling
S then A Select all
S then N Deselect all
F then I Go to the inbox
F then D Go to your drafts folder
F then S Go to your sent folder

But I’m more familiar with Gmail/Yahoo keyboard shortcuts

Incase you are more familiar with Gmail or Yahoo! keyboard shortcuts, you can use these in Outlook too, but you have to specify which shortcut keys are you going to use.

Keyboard Shortcuts Settings

Confused ? read this article by Microsoft to find out more : Keyboard shortcuts in Outlook.com

Hope this helps :)

How to find remaining balance and last date of Airtel Internet Plan

Many of Airtel Subscribers (including me) are using the 99 Rs Internet pack. With this pack which offers upto 1GB of data transfer, there is always a confusion regarding the following

– Till what date is my plan active ?
– How much data have I already used ?
– How much Internet balance do I have remaning ?

So here is a code, which when dialled reveals the remaining Internet balance and date till when the plan is active.

Dial *123*6#

Hope this helps :)

How to show different Wallpapers when using Dual Monitors with Windows 7 ?

If you’re into Software Development, you probably must be having a multi-monitor setup in your office or home, right? I currently use dual monitors at my office. One thing which I have been trying to do ever since I had this setup, was to show different wallpapers on each screen.

After a little googling I found out that, Windows 7 does not provide this feature. There are plenty of 3rd party softwares which when installed allows you to set different wallpapers and do much much more. Few of these software which I know are DisplayFusion, Ultramon, Samurize and the list goes on…

Enter DisplayFusion !

DisplayFusion will make your multi-monitor life much easier. With powerful features like Multi-Monitor Taskbars, TitleBar Buttons and fully customizable Functions, DisplayFusion will make managing your multiple monitors easy. Take a look at some of the features below to learn how DisplayFusion can help you!

I have been using DisplayFusion for over a month now… and I have no complaints yet. Hope this help you too :)

Clear, a popular iphone todo app, now for Android !

Clear is a minimalist iphone only to-do list app with an engaging touch interface: Swipe, pull, and pinch to work with your tasks. Tasks are color-coded in a heat map so you know which are the most pressing.

Pull down to create a task, swipe to complete it, and pinch to change to a different list. That’s it.

Unfortunately Clear does not have an Android app. However, a near perfect clone of Clear has been released for Android. This app goes by the name of koalcat’s Clear, this app is free and can be downloaded from android market(link).

I have been using this app for quite a while, below are some screenshots from my android :=)

Hope this helps :)

Which is the best iPhone Theme For Your Android Phone

There are plenty of iPhone themes out there for Android, but not all of them are very good. Some of them rely on you buying a home launcher application as well, which leaves you out in the cold.

Well there is one such app that I have been using for over a year now, and I am simply in love with it !

It goes by the name of Espier Launcher(2.1) developed by Espier Studio.

Espier Launcher is a free download for Android 1.5 and up. Below are few screenshot I took from my mobile.

I hope your search for an Iphone theme for android ends here :) Cheers !

Update : This app also got featured in one of the articles at lifehacker.com : Espier Launcher Makes Your Android Phone Look Just Like iOS