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October, 2009

  • 15 October

    PHP Memory Limit

    Question: My PHP content management program “X” needs more RAM. How do I fix this? Answer: Depending on your server setup and whether you have shared hosting or a dedicated server, you may or may not be able to change the allowed PHP memory usage. What happens is that PHP …

September, 2009

  • 24 September

    Static vs Dynamic Websites

    Question: What is the difference between a static website and a dynamic website? Answer: A static website relies on traditional HTML pages to display content. Typically, a person will create the pages in an offline editor, such as Dreamweaver or even a plain text editor like Notepad, and then upload …

  • 22 September

    2 Ways to Redirect Your Website

    Question: I want my website redirected to another site or page on my server. How do I setup automatic redirection? Answer: There are many easy ways to redirect your website. Here are two commonly used methods. 1. .htaccess Redirect: Using an .htaccess file, you can instruct a visitor’s browser to …

  • 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 …

  • 15 September

    How to Setup PHPInfo on Your Website

    When it works perfectly, PHP is the best thing since sliced bread. When something goes wrong, however, PHP can be real pain. Many of PHP’s settings may not be apparent to you, especially if you only have a shared hosting account and did not install and configure it. PHPInfo is …

  • 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

  • 24 August

    Microsoft Working with PHP

    Microsoft, which has long offered proprietary alternatives to open source web platforms and scripting languages, is now offering a toolkit that will make it easier for PHP developers to utilize it’s .NET data services. PHP, which stands for PHP Hyptertext Processor and is sponsored by the commercial organization, Zend Technologies. …

  • 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 …

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 …

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 …