My Favorite Admin Tools

If you have one site, managing is pretty easy.
Things get quickly to a different scale when you have multiple sites (I had 14).  Here are some tools, tips, and techniques I used:
Sites Up/Down Monitor
I use a free monitor to know when my sites go up and down.  It is normal for them to bounce occasionally so I only get concerned if down for an extended time.
Just put in the domain name, and it sends notifications to your email.
>>>>>  uptimerbot.com
Managing the massive number of Passwords
If you are not already using it, RoboForm is a HUGE timesaver
>>>>> Roboform
Organization Hint
I have browser bookmark folders for
  • Admin bookmarks
  • User bookmarks
  • Cpanel bookmarks
  • Webmail bookmarks
(and if you find a need to access the database frequently, talk to me about MyWebSQL)
I keep a tab PINNED for each of my admin accounts with Chrome (works best for me except with one site that behaves better with Firefox).
Tools mentioned in video:
  • OSTicket – free with most hosting accounts
  • Unlimited Hosting – $39 per year
  • MyWebSQL – free – upload zip to public_html, extract then setup bookmark: http://site.com/mywebsql
  • Roboform – absolutely priceless
  • MyLiveChat – free Live Chat for admin – GREAT.  Put the <script></script> in footer of each site
My Routine (I am a very attentive admin)
About once every couple hours, I simply click on the tab for that site’s admin login.  I pull down the Browser bookmark for that site which triggers the Roboform popup. I select the Admin login and I’m IN!
TAE Sites
  • Approve Ads – every 1-2 hours.  Be sure Solos are being sent once approved
  • Check SuperNetworks to be sure ads are being sent – twice per day
  • Check IPN logs – every day
  • Check  Transaction Logs – every day
  • Check Webmail and resolve bounces.  I ignore over quotas unless they become a problem
  • Clean up Banners, Buttons, Blocks, AdsPlus, Login Ads etc. weekly (send back to member if graphics don’t display)
  • Backup using CPANEL at LEAST monthly – separate for Forwarders, Database, and Home Directory – store OFFLINE on local storage like a USB drive or a CLOUD account OTHER than your site hosting.
LFMVM Sites
  • Approve Ads (most are set to auto-approve) – approve banners every day
  • Check SuperNetworks to be sure ads are being sent – twice per day
  • Check IPN logs – every day
  • Check  Dashboard – every day
  • Check Webmail and resolve bounces.  I ignore over quotas unless they become a problem
  • Clean up Banners, Buttons, etc. weekly  (Suspend if graphics don’t display)
  • Backup using CPANEL at LEAST monthly – separate for Forwarders, Database, and Home Directory – store OFFLINE on local storage like a USB drive or a CLOUD account OTHER than your site hosting.
More Admin Tips and Resources (here)
Here are some admin resources for you to use:  TAE Owners tab
>>>>> http://LifeBalanceB2B.com
Rich

Rich Moyer
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Email: richard.moyer.1953@gmail .com
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