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How to Search a MySQL Database

With web-based control panels and web software like phpMyAdmin, you have numerous options available for searching a MySQL Database. If the need should ever arise where those tools are not available, however, it is a good idea to know how to search a database from the command line. To search …

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Free SSH Programs for Download

SSH or Secure Shell is a secure method of accessing your web server for manipulation or file transfer (using SCP or SFTP). Here are a few software applications that you can use to access your server via SSH. 1. OpenSSH OpenSSH is the primary SSH client and server used for …

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Get ready for Internet Explorer 9

Website owners, take note. Microsoft is releasing a new version of its Internet Explorer web browser. Slated for release in the coming months, Internet Explorer 9 is different from previous versions in that it relies much more heavily on computer hardware to render web pages with its support for GPU-accelerated …

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Advantages of Open Source Software

Free and open source software is licensed under terms that allow the user to view, modify, and redistribute the source code. Proprietary software usually has license restrictions that prevent this, as is the default copyright in nearly all countries. Because of this, free software licenses are often called “copyleft”, since …

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MySQL Optimization: Part 2

1. Query cache – On most servers, there are certain MySQL queries that you and/or your scripts will run more often than others. In fact, you may run the same query hundreds or even thousands of times in a single day. The query_cache setting will save the most used queries …

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Using GZIP for Faster Websites

Good webmasters and system administrators are always looking for ways to increase efficiency and create faster websites. While much of website speed depends on the speed of the server, network connection, and the design of the site, there are other software tweaks that can add some zip to your site. …

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IBM Declares Firefox Its New Official Browser

Big Blue is not known for making revolution internal changes to its business. After all, the way they do business has worked for over a century. When it comes to technology, however, IBM has lately been very keen to accepting new software, particularly software that is free and open source …

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MySQL Server Optimization

If you are running a dedicated server, optimization is very important to maximize speed, efficiency, and save time and energy. We have already looked at ways to optimize Apache web server, but many dynamic websites also use databases that hold the data for their dynamic web applications. You can accomplish …

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What is ASP.Net?

Question: I have heard of ASP, but what is ASP.Net? Answer: ASP.Net is the official successor to the ASP (Active Server Pages) scripting language. Rather than being a simple scripting language, ASP.Net is a web application framework that combines the Microsoft .Net Framework technology with scripting languages and other non-scripting …

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