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5 Minute Vim Tutorial

This tutorial won't turn you into a Vim wizard, but at least you will be able to open, navigate, edit, and save files using Vim.

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How to Prevent People from Displaying Your Content on Their Web Pages Inside of a Frame

Tired of having your bandwidth and content siphoned off by other websites?

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WordPress Generating Core Dumps

Surprisingly, the culprit is probably PHP.

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webpage is not found – ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND while developing Chrome Extension

This problem was observed on Windows 7 with SP1, in which Internet Explorer 10 and Google Chrome are both installed.

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How to Restore a Database Using phpMyAdmin

This tutorial is for phpMyAdmin version 3.5.5. It may be the same or similar for other versions, but no guarantee is made. Note: the preferred method to restore your database is to use the restore database service provided by your web host. If your web host does not provide such services, then you can use […]

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How to Edit .htaccess in cPanel

This tutorial is for users whose web hosting administration front end is cPanel version 11.34.1 (build 12). It may be the same or similar for other versions of cPanel or other web hosting administration front ends, but no guarantee is made. Sometimes it is necessary to edit the .htaccess file. By default, cPanel hides this […]

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WordPress – Preliminary Impressions of Photon in JetPack

JetPack for WordPress now includes a feature called Photon: Photon works by using wordpress.com to cache and serve up images from your site. Since I am always looking for ways to reduce my bandwidth (and speed up performance), I enabled it. I have observed a reduction in the bandwidth: The 20th, 21st, and 22nd averaged […]

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How to Backup a Database Using phpMyAdmin

This tutorial is for phpMyAdmin version 3.5.5. It is probably the same for other versions, but no guarantee is made. Note: the preferred method to backup a database is to use the backup database service provided by your web host. If your web host does not provide such services, then you can use this method […]

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When Your Website Stops Working Properly, it may be a Corrupt Database

This tutorial is for people using a web host that uses the cPanel interface (version 11.34.1). Instructions may be the same for other versions or interfaces, but not guarantee is made. When we set up a website, we expect it to keep working. Maybe we have to apply periodic updates and patches, but, in general, […]

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XAMPP – Fixing ‘Strict Standards’ Errors

This tutorial is for XAMPP 1.7.4 and XAMPP 1.7.7. It addresses the problem of many errors being generated by popular PHP applications (notably Joomla!) that you would expect to work, but, instead, generate lots of errors. If you have installed XAMPP 1.7.4 or XAMPP 1.7.7, you may have noticed that some applications (notably Joomla 1.5.x, […]

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CloudFlare – A Review

This review reflects my experience with CloudFlare‘s free services applied to this website which was powered by WordPress 3.2.1 running on a shared webhost. It looks at the performance for the month of December 2011. The Problem I was Looking to Fix As this site has grown in popularity, it uses more bandwidth. In October […]

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How to Measure Your Website’s Performance

A fast loading website gives users of your site a better experience and leaves them with a better impression of your content than a site that is slow and sluggish to load. Nobody wants to wait 30 seconds for a page to load. The problem is how to measure it. Factors affecting page load time […]