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September, 2009

  • 15 September

    How to Import a MySQL Database

    In a previous post, I explained a couple methods of exporting MySQL databases. Today, we will do just the opposite: import a mysql database. As with the previous example, you may use either phpMyAdmin, your web hosting company’s custom control panel interface (if available), or the Linux command line, if …

  • 4 September

    How to Export a MySQL Database

    Question: How do I export and download a MySQL database? Answer: There are two primary ways to export a MySQL database if you are a website owner. The first is to use phpMyAdmin, a web-based graphical interface for managing databases. The second is to login through SSH and use MySQL …

  • 3 September

    Installing Scripts and Software

    Question: How do I install scripts and software on my shared hosting account? Answer: A lot of that depends on the type of shared hosting account you have. If you have a Linux account, you should check with your provider to see what packages are available to you. Most will …

August, 2009

  • 14 August

    Running an Open Source Web Server

    There are many reasons to use free and open source software on a web hosting dedicated server that go beyond simple financial savings. From increased security and flexibility in development release cycles to highly customizable and modular components, the possibilities are vast. There are several operating systems and software setups …

  • 4 August

    Sun's dying declarations

    As the setting of Sun Microsystems nears and the company prepares to be absorbed into Oracle, Sun is wheeling and dealing to make sure its server hardware survives the acquisition. IBM and HP have been busy offering Sun customers deals to leave their hardware and Unix-like operating system, Solaris for …

July, 2009

  • 20 July

    Oracle-Sun deal approved

    Shareholders of Sun Microsystems voted to approve a $7.4 billion deal that will allow Oracle to acquire Sun. The vote only took three minutes, indicating that it was little more than a formality. Sun had been courted by others, including IBM, but the Oracle offer was apparently too sweet for …

June, 2009

  • 19 June

    The Database Dilemma

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    One feature some consumers forget to look over before signing up for a hosting package is the number of MySQL databases offered. The most common type of database, MySQL is required to use any of the most popular blogging or CMS platforms. One clever trick hosts use to keep usage …

May, 2009

  • 27 May

    MySQL after the Sun sets

    For web applications, those based on PHP and other scripting languages, no rival is even close to MySQL. Over the past several years, it has become the standard for web databases, and a component of the now famous LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) software stack. When Oracle announced last month …