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June, 2010

  • 10 June

    Joomla Security Tips Part 4

    Here are a few more Joomla security tips to help you make sure your Joomla installation is rock-solid. 1. Create strong passwords. You should change your administration password often and use a combination of upper and lowercase letters and numbers. Avoid using dictionary words, and make sure your password is …

May, 2010

  • 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

  • 20 April

    User scripts, plugins, extensions, and security

    When operating a dedicated server with more website users than just yourself, you always run the risk of getting attacked because of a security hole in a user-installed script. That situation is now compounded by the fact that users also install plugins and extensions for their blogs and content management …

  • 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 …

  • 1 April

    To chmod or not to chmod

    When installing scripts on a server, there is a tendency of both developers (in their instructions) and users to be overly generous in dishing out file permissions. In Linux, file permissions can be manipulated with the “chmod” command. For example, a script may require write access to a temporary directory, …

March, 2010

  • 9 March

    Fast control panel script installation

    As the web hosting industry becomes more competitive, web hosting providers need to provide extra services and features to stand out from the rest. One common service that numerous hosts offer is script installation. Usually managed in the host’s control panel, users can use the service to automatically install content …

  • 9 March

    Control panel gallery scripts vs. third-party photo services

    Many website owners need photo galleries for their content. There are essentially three options for someone who wants an online photo gallery: 1. Use one of the gallery scripts supplied and installed by your web hosting provider (if available) 2. Download a free or commercial gallery application and install it …

February, 2010

  • 22 February

    cPanel shell scripts for Linux

    cPanel is best known as a graphical web hosting control panel. Since it is web based, however, there may be times when a system administrator may prefer or may need to execute commands from the Linux shell, either locally or remotely via SSH. Fortunately, cPanel comes with a host of …

December, 2009

  • 21 December

    How to create a MySQL database in cPanel

    Question: How can I use cPanel to create a MySQL database? Answer: cPanel uses its own web-based frontend to make database creation very easy. Just follow these simple steps: 1. Login to cPanel 2. Under the Databases section, click “MySQL Databases” 3. Where it says “Create New Database” enter a …

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 …