How to access a name based website without a DNS record

Hosts file

If you want to access a name-based website that you created e.g. in ISPConfig before the DNS records are set up, edit the hosts file on your workstation computer and add a line like this: 192.168.0.100        www.mydomain.com mydomain.com Edit hosts file on macOS X To edit the hosts file on a computer running macOS X, ... Read more

[Solved] Windows starts slower after defragmenting the hard disk

Windows Disk Defrag

If your Windows installation starts slower after you defragmented the hard disk, it might be necessary to run the defragmentation utility on the boot files too which were normally skipped when running the defrag utility. Windows Disk Defragmentation for boot files To defragment the boot files, click on "Start" > "Run..." and then enter the ... Read more

Uninstall USB Drivers on Windows 7

In the time you used your current Windows 7 system you undoubtly have plugged in a lot of different USB devices into your computer, most of them never to be used on it again. You will have notices that for every different device, Windows comes up with a message telling you that it automatically installs ... Read more

Windows XP Zune Theme

Additionally to the default Windows XP themes, Microsoft has released a darker skin fitting the Zune player. It basically uses the same textures as the glassy skin but comes mainly in black with an orange Start button: Download the Zune theme here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75078

How to get a list of all open ports on Windows 7, Vista and XP?

There is a small freeware Utility called CurrPorts from Nirsoft that displays all open ports on windows. Download CurrPorts to your computer: 32Bit version: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.zip 64Bit version: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports-x64.zip Unpack the .zip file and double click on the file cports.exe to start CurrPorts. The application will show you a list of all open ports and offers ... Read more