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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 …

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Databases are ripe for hacker exploitation

According to a new study by Verizon Business’ compuer forensics team, 30% of data security breeches in 2008 were initiated with database exploitation. Furthermore, of all the records breached, 75% were housed in databases. As the reliance on databases grows, particularly on large-scale websites, it is more crucial than ever …

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The Database Dilemma

dilemma database

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 …

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POP3, IMAP, and Webmail

When signing up for web hosting, a new user will encounter a lot of new jargon. Among those many new terms are: POP3, IMAP, and Webmail. All three are related to how a mail server delivers and presents email. Although webmail is becoming one of the more popular choices, with …

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New service detects malware on websites

Dasient is a new web site service created by former Google employees, Neil Daswani and Shariq Rizvi, and Ameet Randive. The service crawls the web and detects malware, malicious software that is harmful to computers. The software locates the problematic code on the site and then quarantines it, effectively cleaning …

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Fedora Linux 11 Released

Fedora, a free and open source Linux-based operating system that powers many of the world’s web servers, has released a new version. Among the highlights are its new virtualization features that make it easy for users to switch between the host operating system and the virtual operating system. They have …

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