Yahoo enhanced my hosting services again!

Last time they upgraded my account from 100 MB to 4 GB and today they have enhanced it again to 10 GB and what’s more data transfer has also increased to 400 GB. Almost everything in my plan has expanded — except the price. To be frank 2 days before, I had some issues with MySQL at that time I got some hint from tech support that they are enhancing disk space for all plans :).

Why I had selected Yahoo Webhosting?

  • Multiple IP address so that site runs 24×7 and it can take load. In control panel they have an option that allows to site grow on fly if sites get too many hits. You can also true off this feature.
  • Uses Akamai to serve contains for ftp and www, so if i created images.cyberciti.biz and used from www.cyberciti.biz it reduced load and my sites works very fastly
  • Separate/dedicated MySQL server avoids mysql/webserver disk hog problem
  • They backup the entire site and creates multiple snapshots so that I can restore site or single file from control panel. I don’t have to worry about backup problems
  • Unlimited MySQL database; you can creates as many as Mysql database you want.
  • Includes free $50 Google Adwords and other discounts on Marketing Services
  • Other features are listed here

So far my experience with them is the one of the best service with multiple IP address just type nslookup www.cyberciti.biz and you will know what I’m talking about.
[code]$ nslookup www.cyberciti.biz
Server: 127.0.0.1
Address: 127.0.0.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
www.cyberciti.biz canonical name = premium5.geo.yahoo.akadns.net.
Name: premium5.geo.yahoo.akadns.net
Address: 68.142.234.46
Name: premium5.geo.yahoo.akadns.net
Address: 68.142.234.47
Name: premium5.geo.yahoo.akadns.net
Address: 68.142.234.78
Name: premium5.geo.yahoo.akadns.net
Address: 68.142.234.88
Name: premium5.geo.yahoo.akadns.net
Address: 68.142.234.44
Name: premium5.geo.yahoo.akadns.net
Address: 68.142.234.45
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They provide the same infrastructure that used by Yahoo.com. It means I’m using Akamai services for my hosting :)
As far as control panel is concern it is also one the best with in build file manger that can create files, upload files and other management.


Yahoo webhosting file manager
Yahoo webhosting file manager

Yahoo webhosting DNS manager
Yahoo webhosting DNS manager

But one question remained unanswered? Why the hell they enhanced it? My guess is Googles Ghosting/webhosting could be one of the main causes (it is not started yet). But google do have a plan to enter in this business (see Google becomes domain name seller) if I consider domain growth and Why Google Will Defeat Yahoo! in the Web Hosting War. Remember what Gmail did to yahoo and other email services. Before Google starts to offer massive hosting account Yahoo upgraded service and reduced prices. Good move, IMPO.

/etc/resolve.conf or resolv.conf File Example

The resolv.conf file is the resolver configuration file. It is use to configure client side access to the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). This file defines which name servers to use.

The resolver is a set of routines in the C library that provide access to the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). The resolver configuration file contains information that is read by the resolver routines the first time they are invoked by a process. The file is designed to be human readable and contains a list of keywords with values that provide various types of resolver information

Note: File name is /etc/resolv.conf and not /etc/resolve.conf.

Sample resolv.conf file

Following is an example of resolv.conf file:

search cyberciti.biz
nameserver 202.54.1.10
nameserver 202.54.1.11

Where,

  • search domain.com: The search list is normally determined from the local domain name; by default, it contains only the local domain name. So when you type nslookup www, it will be matched to www.cyberciti.biz
  • nameserver Name-server-IP-address: Point out to your your own nameserver or to ISP’s name server. Up to 3 name servers may be listed.

But how do I edit the /etc/resolv.conf file?

Use text editor such as vi or gedit from Linux desktop:
# vi /etc/resolv.conf

Default /etc/resolv.conf file

Following file should be work with any ISP in the world :)
# cat /etc/resolv.conf
Output:

For more information see How to Setup Linux as DNS client.