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6 Great Resources For Finding WordPress Themes

Hunting for WordPress themes can be a challenging task. Not only are there aesthetics and functionality to consider  – does my theme look good and work the way I want it to? …
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Flash Is For Famous People!

I frequently see young fledging artists and businesses using Flash to make a fancy- looking website thinking it will allow them to play in the big leagues, and set them apart from your average upstart.…
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Writing a Multi-Server Load Average Monitoring Script in Under 10 Lines of PHP

Mostly the XML API is used for account management; however, there are other features in it that simplify system administration. The most obvious of these functions is the loadavg call.…
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What A Blog Can Do, And What YOU Have To Do

First the facts: 1) A blog integrated into your business website can help your search engine rankings: a) Search engines like regularly updated content. Many business sites are informative but not updated very often so are hard to keep at the top of the rankings.…
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Dan Zarrella Talks About Re-Tweets

I just discovered Dan Zarrella this evening, and let me tell you – he is a really smart dude. Take a look at this video in which he talks about the viral importance of re-tweets on Twitter, a couple of tips to help you get more re-tweets (very simple…ask, and include links!)…
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5 Essential WordPress Plugins

If you create sites using WordPress, I’m sure there are certain plugins you find yourself using over and over again – either because they do so much that they can transform a site, or because they do just one little thing but do it really well.…
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Refreshing Your Firefox Profile

I’m a big fan of Firefox, and it’s been my main web browser for as long as I can remember. Partly because it’s pretty good with web standards, and partly because of its huge range of plugins – in particular a plugin called Adblock Plus which stops most banner and Google adverts from showing in web pages (yay!).…
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Linux server tip: force reboot/shutdown

Forcing reboot A Linux Server is not Windows XP and if reboot fail you usually still connect by SSH and do something. This commands will show you how to remotely hard reboot machine.…
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How to update Virtuozzo Node to the newest Kernel

Virtuozzo includes a utility to update itself and the included templates. To run this, you will need to ssh into the hardware node and execute the command: vzup2date In order to update the templates, add a -t to the command thusly: vzup2date -t It should be noted that if Virtuozzo is installed on the server, the standard Redhat up2date command should never be run.…
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E-mail Alert on Root SSH Login

Want to be notified instantly when someone logs into your server as root? No problem, check out this nice tutorial on email notification for root logins.…
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Turbo charging MySQL by setting up the query cache

To make sure MySQL uses the query cache, there are a few variables you need to set in the configuration file . Usually its my.cnf or my.ini…
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Moving mySQL DBs between servers

Moving mySQL DBs from one server to another: mysqldump -uUSER -pPASSWORD txp_database > txp_database.sql puts the entire thing in one nicely portable text file. on a new server it takes mysql -uUSER -pPASSWORD txp_database < txp_database.sql…
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