After years of managing my own server environment, I found that I was getting too busy serving my own clients needs, and I wanted to outsource my hosting management. I chose Site 5 hosting after working on a client site that was hosted with them, and they are definitely up to par.
If you manage your own server, you know the pains of a Denial of Service attack, or the annoying trappings of continual spam from the same countries. This little free bash script will allow you to block an entire country from your server using iptables.
There are not many companies left like CoffeeCup Software. Where else can you buy an HTML Editor for $49 – 10 years ago, and still have access to every single update since? That’s exactly how the fine folks at CoffeeCup operate. Here’s an in depth review of CoffeeCup HTML Editor 2010, the same HTML Editor I have been using since 1999. (And also some links to some of their other top notch software such as FireStarter – their easy to use Flash tool.)
Here’s a couple of links to some hot royalty free stock photo sites that allow you to either download images for free, or offer free samples of their work. I use iStockPhoto exclusively for my designs, but there are a few good free sites out there.