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June, 2010

  • 16 June

    Permissions for Common File Types

    In a previous post, I explained how to use chmod to change file permissions and also provided some security tips to ensure your file permissions are not more permissive than they need to be. Looking back on those posts, I think it would be useful to list some common file …

May, 2010

  • 24 May

    Software That Requires Perl Modules

    When you install perl applications on a server, they will invariably require you to install additional modules for support. This is part of the unfortunate reality of running perl applications. Typically, the required module names will be displayed like this, Date::Format or File::Tail. If you have ever tried to find …

  • 10 May

    Advantages of Server-Side Scripting

    Server-side scripting means that a script that is executed on a website will be processed by the server and then displayed as regular HTML in the user’s browser. The alternative to it, client-side scripting relies on the user’s own browser, often including plugins, to execute the designated scripts. Both are …

April, 2010

  • 16 April

    Understand absolute and relative paths

    When dealing with a web server, it is important to understand the relationships of one file to another, those files to the server, and those files to the Web. When creating hyperlinks or configuring various website options, particularly PHP or Perl scripts, you will need to know both absolute paths …

March, 2010

  • 19 March

    Scripting language roundup

    Every website has code. HTML code is the backbone of the Web, but for more advanced features on a website and especially for web applications, you need a good scripting language. Here are a few, some basic, some more complex that are free for Linux servers: Javascript – Built into …

December, 2009

  • 8 December

    Find and replace text in multiple files

    Question: How can I find and replace text in multiple files? Answer: If you have perl installed on your server, you can easily use it to perform the function you need. Even if you do not have root access to the server, basic user SSH access will be enough. Let’s …

November, 2009

  • 25 November

    How to troubleshoot an Internal Server Error

    Question: My CGI script is giving me a 500 Internal Server Error. What should I do? Answer: It is one of the most dreaded errors Apache can throw at you: the 500 Internal Server Error. When you get it, you often have no idea what caused it or why. Here …

September, 2009

  • 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 …

June, 2009

  • 22 June

    Finding good free scripts for your website

    A good web hosting company often provides its website owners with automatically installable scripts for various popular tasks: blogging, photo albums and e-commerce, to name a few. In some special situations, however, it becomes necessary for a webmaster to search for free, reliable scripts on the web. Whether they are …