Domain Brain – Manage Your Domains 3


Domain Brain – Manage Your Domains


I have a couple of domains, you probably have to. With the advent of cheap domain services, coupled with cheap hosting, it is really easy for anyone to host a website. As a result your domains, logins and a whole load of other passwords start to build up. As a result you get inundated with login and other information. You could store this on paper or in an spreadsheet. These are less than ideal, since they are insecure and not very pleasing to use. What you need is a simple to use program to store all of this information.

Domain Brain is a simple, and cheap, application that is designed to store information relating to your domains. It offers a very well designed interface. It makes adding your information easy to use. The idea behind this application is to fill out the forms with all of your login information. For example your FTP information, database, content management, hosting and registrar. They are simple to use forms which means you can fill out all of the fields within a couple of minutes.

This application does cost $15. Depending on how you use it is either expensive or really cheap. If you have 100 domains this type of application is really useful. It provides AES encryption as well as password support. As a result it is a lot more secure than your typical spreadsheet.

There are a couple of improvements I would like to see implemented. For example a method to add your own options to the main page. The default ones are good but every so often you will probably want to add your own information, currently there is no option to do this. Other than that the sidebar method of storing your domain information works well.

Defiantly an application worth thinking about. There is a demo available, so you can test it out. Another application that I would suggest is RAGE Domainer and if you want some cheap hosting check out WebHostingSearch, I have used them many times to find good hosting for myself and friends. It works along the similar lines, although is designed more for managing the domains statistics rather than login details.

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3 Responses to “Domain Brain – Manage Your Domains”

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    Hey, I really like the tips widget. I was going over your list of 100 suggestions to speed up your mac. Some of the suggestions are great, but one in particular is almost guaranteed to decrease rather than increase performance.

    Number 83 talks about enabling jumbo packets and setting the speed and duplex on the NIC. Unless someone has a very expensive home network jumbo packets won’t help, and the computer will just scale the MTU back to what it was with jumbos turned off. The suggestion of forcing the speed and duplex is not so inconsequential, however.

    Normally computers autonegotiate speed and duplex with the switch (or in rarer cases the computer) they are connecting to. For home users, this is the norm and works fine. When you force the speed and duplex, you are turning off autonegotiation. When one end of the link tries to autonegotiate (for example the switch) and the other end is forced to a setting (in most cases 100mbps, full duplex) it doesn’t participate in any autonegotiation, so the switch can’t tell what the computer would like to use. Without knowing what the other end is set to, the switch will fail back to a “safe” setting which is 100mbps half duplex. Now you’ve got one end using full duplex and the other end using half duplex. Pow- you’ve just guaranteed yourself a duplex mismatch, which will cause extremely poor performance.

    Home users should stick with autonegotiation.


    Comment By Chris Schock on August 30th, at 10:04 pm

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    Hey Chris thanks for your comment but its in the wrong post. I’ll move it.

    Comment By admin on August 30th, at 10:44 pm

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