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June, 2010

  • 10 June

    Joomla Security Tips Part 4

    Here are a few more Joomla security tips to help you make sure your Joomla installation is rock-solid. 1. Create strong passwords. You should change your administration password often and use a combination of upper and lowercase letters and numbers. Avoid using dictionary words, and make sure your password is …

  • 8 June

    Joomla Security Tips Part 3

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    In the two previous parts of the Joomla security series, we looked at various configuration settings both prior and after installation. Here are some important security steps to take during installation. 1. Move the configuration.php outside of the root document directory. For example, if you directory is /home/user/www/public_html, you can …

  • 3 June

    More Joomla Security Tips

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    Yesterday, I highlighted some of the critical Joomla security issues that you should consider. Here are a few more you should add to your list: All of these can be set within your local php.ini directory (if your server allows it), rather than manipulating the global one for the server. …

  • 2 June

    Joomla Security Tips

    Joomla is a powerful free and open source content management system. It has become very popular, and many web hosting provider offer instant installer scripts that can automatically install Joomla onto a customer’s website. In certain, situations, however, you may prefer to install Joomla yourself. When you do, there are …

May, 2010

  • 28 May

    How to Remove "Welcome" Header from Joomla

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    Joomla is a very powerful free and open source content management system (CMS), and its upcoming release, version 1.6, is expected to continue its tradition of stable and efficient website management. There are, however, certain settings in Joomla that are not so obvious, and a webmaster that has not learned …

  • 4 May

    Chinese hackers implicated in CMS hack attack

    According to reports, Chinese hackers have infiltrated a number of WordPress and Joomla sites hosted by Go Daddy. The sites are still under attack today as the cyber criminals exploit vulnerabilities in outdated scripts. The hackers are uploading malware to the sites, which visitors to the sites have been prompted …

April, 2010

  • 20 April

    User scripts, plugins, extensions, and security

    When operating a dedicated server with more website users than just yourself, you always run the risk of getting attacked because of a security hole in a user-installed script. That situation is now compounded by the fact that users also install plugins and extensions for their blogs and content management …

  • 19 April

    How to install Joomla extensions

    Joomla is one of the most popular content management systems (cms), and one feature that people love about it is its free extensibility. Even if you do not have web design or programming experience, you can easily customize your site using pre-designed Joomla templates and extensions. With a few easy …

March, 2010

  • 30 March

    What people should know about Windows servers

    Aside from writing, I also develop websites for clients on a freelance basis. In the ideal scenario, I get contacted by an interested client who has neither a domain name nor a current web hosting company. I can then steer that client to the host and domain provider I think …

February, 2010

  • 19 February

    Web hosting provider script and CMS installation

    Many web hosting companies offer free script and CMS installation. In most cases, the installation is automatic and done through the host’s control panel system. For example, users of cPanel might have an option for Fantasico De Luxe, which installs a number of web applications, such as Joomla, WordPress, and …