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July, 2010

  • 9 July

    Configuring PHP: php.ini and phpinfo

    With your own dedicated server, many of the configuration tasks fall squarely on your shoulders. PHP is no exception. Most of the PHP configuration settings are found in the php.ini file, which is often located in /etc/php.ini on Linux servers. You must edit the file as root, and any configuration …

June, 2010

  • 9 June

    Thousands of Fake YouTube Pages Deliver Malware

    Want to see a revealing video about the Gulf oil spill or the NBA Finals? Apparently thousands of Web users do, and many of them are being lured to video sites that look just like Google’s YouTube. But rather than playing the videos immediately, clicking “play” prompts the user to …

May, 2010

  • 7 May

    Scribd Dumps Adobe Flash for HTML5

    Scribd CTO Jared Freedman has announced that the document sharing website in HTML 5, abandoning the proprietary Adobe Flash application that has powered their site for the past three years. The move comes days after Apple CEO Steve Jobs offered his manifesto against flash and why it was bad for …

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 …

  • 15 March

    First dotcom domain celebrates 25th anniversary

    Although it was 1985 with Symbolics computers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA registered the very first .com domain name, it would take nearly 12 years for Web as we know it to really explode with doctoms. “This birthday is really significant because what we are celebrating here is the internet and …

January, 2010

  • 29 January

    How to enable HTTPS on a Windows server

    SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer and is the underlying technology that enables a website to use the HTTPS protocol. Why is this important? A website with an HTTPS URL provides website visitors with a secure connection for private transactions. It is essential for any type of online sales or …

  • 21 January

    How to setup a virtual host in Apache on a Mac OS X Server

    So far we have covered Linux, Windows, BSD, and Solaris. Another server operating system worth mentioning is Mac OS X Server. Although most tend to think of OS X as a desktop OS, there is a server version that has the same Unix-like structure and stability as other BSD distributions. …

  • 21 January

    How to set cookie expiration in Apache

    Cookies are very important for dynamic websites. They allow you to set parameters for user interaction. With cookies, your website can remember visitors and show them appropriate data, ads, and even specific pages. By default, cookies only last for a single browser session. With the CookieExpires Apache directive, you can …

  • 18 January

    How do I install FTP on IIS 7.5

    Question: How do I install FTP on IIS 7.5 in Windows? Answer: IIS (Internet Information Service) is a set of Microsoft’s Internet-based services. As a web server, it is second only to Apache HTTP Server, serving 29% of all websites. In addition to HTTP services, it also includes FTP. On …

December, 2009

  • 3 December

    Gain access to cPanel from anywhere with JAP

    Many people who manage websites also have other jobs, and even those who do not frequently find themselves traveling and away from the comfort of their own home Internet connection. In such situations, users sometimes find themselves behind firewalls that prevent them from accessing certain services, including web hosting control …