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March, 2010

  • 15 March

    Manage Amazon S3 storage with CrossFTP

    Let’s face it, many of the today’s website owners and even system administrators are not as comfortable with code, scripts, and command line tools as the generation that come before them. Some may struggle with cloud services like Amazon S3 because of difficult and sometimes time-consuming command line programs. CrossFTP …

December, 2009

  • 29 December

    Domain Name Grabber

    Domain Name Grabber is a free widget for OS X that lets you quickly and easily research domain names. Simply type in your idea and click “Go.” The widget supports dozens of extensions. One might argue that there are online tools out there that provide better functionality. That’s definitely true, …

November, 2009

  • 26 November

    Coda: An FTP client and HTML editor in one

    Coda is a lightweight HTML editor for the Mac that not only lets you write HTML, but can do quite a bit more. It has a built-in FTP client, preview mode, dedicated stylesheet editor, spell check, and downloadable plugins. While Coda is undoubtedly one of the best OS X HTML …

  • 16 November

    Monitoring Connectivity with Traceroute

    In the hopefully unlikely event that you are unable to access your website, the first thing you should check is your own network connection. You may find that you cannot access any websites. If that is not the case, there is a network problem between your computer and your server. …

  • 13 November

    FTP files for free in OS X with Cyberduck

    There are a lot of free FTP clients out there for the Mac, but my favorite is Cyberduck. Boasting a great user-interface and support for a wide variety of protocols, it’s a good alternative to the popular but expensive Transmit 3. The open source software has a number of features …

October, 2009

  • 23 October

    Linux File Compression

    Question: I downloaded a script that I want to install on my website, but the file extension is tar.gz. What is it, and what do I do with it? Answer: That file extension, .tar.gz means that the file has been doubly compressed with both TAR and GZIP. These are both …