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January, 2010

  • 8 January

    PhpSecInfo: PHP security information tool

    Allowing access to any type of scripting on your web server opens the door for security problems. You never know when an attacker might randomly (or purposely) select your server as a target. Any running scripts have the potential for exploitation. PHP is no exception, and taking steps to secure …

  • 5 January

    How to embed your playlist into your website

    Yesterday, we learned how to create m3u playlists to stream your mp3 files over your server ondemand. Anytime users open the playlists, the mp3 files will be played for them. But what if you want to skip this step and have the media play directly from the website? It will …

  • 4 January

    How to create a music playlist for your website

    Question: How do I stream Mp3s to my website visitors using an m3u playlist? Answer: Setting up an m3u playlist is very easy to do. Once you have it setup, visitors will be able to listen to your site’s Mp3s either by opening the m3u playlist in a music player …

December, 2009

  • 25 December

    Running an entire website under SSL

    Question: I was thinking of making my entire website HTTPS instead of just the shopping cart. Is this a good idea? Answer: There are both pros and cons to securing an entire site with SSL, but most seem to agree that the cons outweigh the pros. The advantage is that …

  • 24 December

    Vsftpd an alternative FTP server

    Vsftpd stands for “Very Secure FTP Daemon”, and is a an ftp server for Linux and other UNIX-like operating system. As the name implies, it claims to be more secure than the typical FTP server and boasts a number of useful features, including: Virtual IP configurations Virtual users Standalone or …

  • 24 December

    Safe anonymous FTP

    Question: Is it safe to setup anonymous FTP services for my website visitors? Answer: Anonymous FTP can be a useful feature when used correctly. If you are moving a lot of files, especially if you have some type of software or game repository, anonymous FTP may be a practical and …

  • 24 December

    Netflix loses domain dispute over Netlix.com

    Anthony Fox of Tennessee, USA registered Netlix.com to launch the website for his web hosting service company called Netlix Inc. Little did he know that the DVD giant, now famous for dethroning Blockbuster Video would file a complaint of cybersquatting against him. The argument is that the name netlix.com is …

  • 22 December

    How to create subdomains in cPanel

    A subdomain is an nice way to make a sub-section of your website stand out. For example, if your domain is “garbleygook.com”, and you want the “store” to be noticeable, you could create a subdomain called “store.garbleygook.com”. Creating subdomains in cPanel is much quicker and easier than trying to do …

  • 16 December

    How much effort should be put into web design?

    Unless you’re a Fortune 500 company, chances are good you don’t have a multi-million dollar website budget. Most website owners find they have to balance their resources between multiple aspects of their site, including: the domain name, web hosting, design, and content. Because it’s the most noticeable part of the …

  • 14 December

    Test the speed of your website

    Once you have successfully developed a website, you will need to perform periodic evaluations to ensure that it continues to meet web standards, accessibility guidelines, and is usable on multiple platforms. You can have the most beautiful website ever created, but if it is too slow and crashes a user’s …