How Much Bandwidth Used in a 128k Radio Stream

How Many Megabytes in a 128k Music Stream?

How much bandwidth is consumed on your internet connection when you listen to online radio, or watch music videos and clips on Youtube?

Let’s start with the most popular stream rate for online radio and internet radio stations. 128kbps means 128 kilobits per second.

So how do we translate that into bandwidth on my internet connection?
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How to Get USA Proxy Using Your AWS Server – Three Easy Steps

If you have an AWS Amazon Web Services Linux Web Server, you are in luck.  Creating a full USA Proxy Server has never been easier.

Here’s a quick guide that will show you how to set up a proxy server using your existing AWS server.

We’ll show you in just a few easy and completely free steps how to create a winproxy tunnel. Your local PC will take the IP address of your AWS server.
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How to Make Streamripper Save UTF8 Filenames

I’m assuming you came here because you are already using Streamripper on the command line.
This fix is for those who rip streams with filenames that are not the basic character set (Not English).

If you are seeing ripped file names that look like this øòåú çï – áùãä éøå÷.mp3 then here is the solution:

On the linux command line, use the following directive:
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Ubuntu Server – Configure and Run Multiple Websites on One Server

Here’s a simple tutorial to get many websites running on one ubuntu server
Let’s say you have root access to your own server and want to run many websites on it. If you have Ubuntu Server running with Apache, I will show you in a few easy steps how to configure and run as many websites on your server as the load can handle.

Follow these simple instructions and your additional websites will up and running immediately.

Pre-Install Checks
1. You should have Ubuntu Server 8.04 (or later) running.  You can check your Ubuntu server version by typing this in a terminal prompt   cat  /etc/lsb-release
You should see:
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=hardy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=”Ubuntu 8.04.1″

2. You should have apache2 running. The easiest way to check is from your terminal prompt type
cd /etc/apache2
if you are now in the /etc/apache2 directory, then we can assume it’s on your server.

Simple Steps to run multiple websites
First, prepare the directories on your server to point the new domain you want to add.
I usually do something like this:
/var/www/docs/ is the base
domain-name.com/ is the domain
public for files that are accessible to apache and the world
private for files that are accessible to apache only (like crons, included header files, etc…)
log for a place to log the entries and errors
backup for a place to save files

For example, if you are adding abc.com, you would create the following using terminal
cd /var/www/docs
mkdir abc.com
cd abc.com
mkdir public private log backup

Next, let’s go to apache and tell it we are ready to add more domains to the configuration.

Type in your terminal cd /etc/apache2
open the file (I use vi) vi apache2.conf
Look for

# Include the virtual host configurations:
Include /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/
NameVirtualHost *:80

If it isn’t there, add it. Then save the file. (always make a backup before making changes to any server file)

Next, let’s go to the existing website configuration directory and add our new domain
Type in the terminal cd /etc/apache2/sites-available
You’ll probably see a file default or 000-default
Note: The default configuration on apache is what tells the server where to look for index.html each time someone types in the ip address of your server, or the domain name you have already configured. It also tells apache where to log each server event. After you’ve added other domains, you may want to revisit the default file and decide which domain traffic should go to in the event the ip address is entered, and not the domain name itself.

Next, let’s prepare another file to tell apache there’s another domain to look for aside from the default.
Copy the default file to a new file with the name of the additional website(s) you want to run on this server. For example, let’s say you want to have abc.com on this server. you would type this command cp default abc.com

Next, edit the file you’ve just created to point to the directory on your server where you’d like to manage the files for that domain.
My apache config files look like this:


#
ServerAdmin webmaster@abc.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/docs/abc.com/public
ServerName abc.com
ServerAlias www.abc.com

Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None


Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
allow from all


RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
ErrorDocument 404 /index.php

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/

AllowOverride None
Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

ErrorLog /var/www/docs/abc.com/log/error.log
LogLevel warn
CustomLog /var/www/docs/abc.com/log/access.log combined
ServerSignature On
Alias /doc/ “/usr/share/doc/”

Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from 127.0.0.0/255.0.0.0 ::1/128

You will want to edit the file to meet your own needs. I copied mine here as an example. It would be better for you to edit the new file you’ve copied from your default.

Take care to enter the exact directory names of your new domain and make sure nothing is misspelled. Apache is not forgiving at all. When you try to reload apache, if one directory name is missing, the entire apache server will crash until you fix the offending entry.

Once you are sure the configuration file is accurate, save it and let’s move on.
From terminal, type in cd /etc/apache2
Next, type in a2ensite abc.com (the name of your domain instead of abc)
a2ensite is the command that creates a symlink for apache from sites-available to sites-enabled and tells apache you’re ready to accept traffic for this domain
Assuming you typed everything correctly, you should get a message back
Site abc.com installed; run /etc/init.d/apache2 reload to enable.
Then, simply reload apache
If you get
* Reloading web server config apache2 [ OK ]
Then you should be up and running with your new web domain
Put a sample file in your new domain’s public directory.
For example, open a new file index.html vi /var/www/docs/abc.com/public/index.html
edit it with a message like You got to the new domain 🙂
Save the file, then test by typing in your new domain in a web browser and seeing if that message appears.

To add more domains, simply start at the top of this page again.

We have tried to make this primer as straightforward as possible. As with anything, there is always a deeper level of understanding and things you can configure. First, we got the domains up, next we can tackle other issues like security, ports, etc… which will be discussed in future posts.

We hope you have found this useful, please add your comments and suggestions on how to improve the steps provided here.

Easiest Way to Have a USA IP Address

Free and Legal Method for Acquiring a Reliable USA IP Address For Testing and Surfing While Outside the USA.

Q. You’re located outside the USA and need to test what your website looks like to your USA visitors.  What’s the easiest way to accomplish this for free an without pesky and unstable ip cloaks and expensive ip proxy address forwarders.

A. If you have a server already located in the USA, all you need to do is to connect via SSH to your server with a port tunnel and then configure your browser to access all non local internet connections through that port.

Step by Step Guide to SSH Tunnel:

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Fix WordPress Plugins Auto Update

Summary: Fix WordPress to auto update plugins without requiring an FTP password.

If you manage your own blog with WordPress you will often need to update plugins to their newer versions. Depending on how your blog was initially set up, when you click on update you may get a screen that asks for a FTP username and password. There is a fix that will enable you to automatically update all your plugins and themes.

This fix should work for versions of WordPress 2.8 and above.

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How to Play Windows Media Files on your iMac Macbook Pro

Want to play Windows Media files (wmv, mms, wma, asx) on your Macintosh Safari and Chrome browser?

You’ll need to install a free plugin that will give your Mac Quicktime player the extensions it needs to play Microsoft Windows content.

Here are the steps to install the required plugin:

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Top 5 Trends and Key Learnings at Affiliate Summit West 2011 Las Vegas

The Affiliate Summit West was held last week in Las Vegas at the Wynn Resort and had nearly 5,000 attendees. This is _the_ place where affiliate internet marketers meet to learn about the latest industry trends and to meet with new and existing marketing partners. The conference included an expo and “meet market” where dozens of network and affiliate vendors exhibited and shared information about their services. Many of those attending shmoozed in the halls with impromptu networking opportunities.

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Fix for Skype problems connecting in Windows 7

Recently, I’ve had problems connecting to Skype lately on my Dell Studio laptop on Windows 7. My Linux box has no problem connecting on the same internet connection so I ruled out network and account problems.

I read about one hundred blog posts and Skype recommendations but nothing worked. I really need Skype as I use it for business daily meetings. After literally hours of trying everthing – uninstalling, removing headset, removing all audio programs, killing Media Player in task manager, killing itunes, etc… I finally found a solution that worked for me. So far, Skype loads like a beauty now, like it should, like it always did. I hope it works for you too.

Fixing the problem

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Get Adsense Stats Even when Google Site is Down for Maintenance

Q. I have a Google Adsense account. Google occasionally shuts down for maintenance. During this time, usually four hours, all access reports if off. I’m left with no way of knowing how my website is performing. What do I do?

A. Google continues tallying ad clicks on your website, even if you can’t see them on your adsense account while the system is down. High volume websites sometimes make adjustments on the fly if things aren’t working well, or to respond to fast-changing.

Here’s a little known trick to see your stats even when Adsense is down…
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