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Q: Hope u can advise me please…I have installed WordPress from Fantastico in Host Gator – and I was wondering if I should upgrade. It gives me this option in the WordPress Admin Dashboard. I haven’t done anything to it yet – its standard and I’m just trying to learn everything about it. Just not […]

Do you have a domain with godaddy and wish to park it with Google Adsense ads? Google has great  step by step instructions for this setup, however if a domain name has been already used by another host, the link for total dns will not show. A message in godaddy’s site will show ‘Total DNS: (Not hosted here)’. […]

I use gimp to edit or create images. Lately I got an email asking: how can I change the background color an images, so it can better blend on any background on my web page? I would change the color to transparent rather than a specific color and here is how I would do it: […]

I was working on a site that needed SSL setup for credit card form submission. SSL ( Secure Socket Layer) is a protocol that allows data to be encrypted when transmitted from the browser to the server.

I received lately 2 inquiries about webpages that are loading slowly or partially loading. When looking at them, I found them having as much as 70 photos all lined up in one page. The problem is, loading all the photos can take forever, and scrolling down the page to see all of them all can be […]

Today a customer asked me for EPP code to transfer his domain. I had to look it up as I forgot what it stands for.  EPP stands for ( Extensible Provisioning Protocol ), as per wikipedia:

These days we each have multiple email accounts, some we use frequently and others not. Managing your email involves 2 parts, managing incoming and managing outgoing email. Let’s take a look at each. Incoming email: In my opinion, the easiest way to manage multiple email accounts, is to forward all email you receive to one […]

I have been asked numerous times about FTP programs. What FTP software do you use? Which one do your recommend? Is there a good free FTP package? Actually, I installed Hummingbird FTP for Windows, however I use it very rarely. I use it only, if I have to transfer large files or file archives that […]

The short answer to your question is, YES, I do offer SSI at Personally, I always prefer to do it in PHP, since most scripts that I use are written in PHP. However, Frontpage and Dreamweaver allows you to easily build sites using SSI and many site owners prefer using it.

I received this question: Hi, I am trying to set up Cube Cart shop. I have logged on to their admin before, but then I am blocked and I am receiving these messages when I try to login to their panel again. “Forbidden You don’t have permission to access /admin on this server. Additionally, a […]

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