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Pligg hosting

Pligg is an open source CMS that lets users submit and vote on content. If you’re looking to create the next Digg or reddit, this is the software to use. But what about Pligg hosting? Any host that can handle more popular CMS’s like WordPress and Joomla should play fine …

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Data migration tips

Anytime you move to a new web host or upgrade to a new server, you will need to migrate your data. In the old days, data was often stored in flat files or simply directly within the HTML files. While the management eventually proved to be inefficient, it was much …

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Common extra dedicated server features

An unmanaged dedicated server is almost like a bare-bones computer. While you get all of the essentials required to call it a server, there are many features that you will want to add. Some of them are free and/or open source, while some require purchase or even subscription services. It …

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Change a URL with mod_rewrite

Question: My current website URL looks like http://mydomain.com/index.php?page=creative. How can I remove the index.php and question mark to make it look more like a regular page address? Answer: If your web server is Apache, you should be able to do this with mod_rewrite. If you have a shared hosting account, …

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How to prevent hotlinking

Also known as inline linking, hotlinking occurs when someone else uses a picture or video from your site somewhere else on the web, but doesn’t bother to host the content themselves. These “free riders” can hog precious bandwidth and in some cases, cause server instability. Fortunately, hotlinking is very easy …

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Multiple domain hosting

If you have more than one website or ever plan on expanding your web presence, multiple domain hosting is a must. As its name implies, the service lets you host multiple domains on a single account. Believe it or not, some shared hosts actually limit you to one domain. Multiple …

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