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PHP/MySQL Tutorial

By Graeme Merral : Open source has brought a lot more than Linux to the computing world. It has also given us PHP and MySQL. According to Graeme, PHP and MySQL are the world’s best

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New Web Domain Names Get Preliminary Nod

Internet’s Key Oversight Board Gives Preliminary Approval to ‘.post’ and ‘.travel’

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Shell Commands

Simple Shell commands for Informational purposes

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Simple Shell Commands

Simple Shell commands for filesystem

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The New MSN Search May Be a Google Killer!

The Second Look at MSN’s Search technology is available for public beta testing. I’ve given it a spin myself and must say that I’m impressed. Although they have no ads on the SERP’s of the

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HTML Elements

HTML Tags HTML tags are used to mark-up HTML elements HTML tags are surrounded by the two characters < and > The surrounding characters are called angle brackets HTML tags normally come in pairs like

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HERE ARE SIX SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP KEEP SPAM AT BAY

Check out those basic rules to avoid spam robots to use your email for spaming !

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What is Link Popularity?

The theory goes something like this: The search engine Powers That Be have decided that if other sites are linking to your site, it must be a winner; therefore, it deserves a boost in rankings

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Keyword Density: How Much Is Too Much

Copywriting for search engines is one of the more important aspects of the SEO industry. Ensuring your content is relevant and keyword rich is an effective method to “impress” the search engines. By impress, I

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How To Install RKHunter

RKHunter also known as RootKit Hunter is a scanning tool to ensure you for about 99.9% that you don’t have any rootkits, backdoors, and local exploits but running tests and e-mailing you results.

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How To Install CHKROOTKIT

chkrootkit: shell script that checks system binaries for rootkit modification.

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Install BFD (Brute Force Detection)

BFD is a modular shell script for parsing applicable logs and checking for authentication failures.

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Disable Telnet Access

Telnet should be disabled, and you should use SSH. Telnet sends password in plain text, and ‘crackers/hackers’ can obtain these passwords easily compared to SSH, and then takeover your dedicated web server.

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Force the use of SSH protocol 2

SSH Protocol 1 based systems are facing many automated “root kits”. As a result to step up the security Protcol 2 should be enabled as soon as possible.

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Install LogWatch

Logwatch is a customizable log analysis system. Logwatch parses through your system’s logs for a given period of time and creates a report analyzing areas that you specify, in as much detail as you require.

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What is the difference between shared & dedicated hosting?

Dedicated web hosting is different from shared web hosting in that your website is the only one on the server, and thus no resources are “shared”.

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What is a managed dedicated server

A managed dedicated server is either one you rent or one you co-locate where someone else is in charge of the well being of the server.

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What do I need to know to have a dedicated server

Renting or Co-Locating a dedicated server that is not managed takes a lot of time and knowledge. You must be familiar with the operating system your dedicated server will be running on, and by familiar

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What is a dedicated server?

A dedicated server is a computer(server) that only runs one type of server software. The server is usualy constructed or pre-configured to the customers specifications.

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Using heading tags to optimise your website for Google

Search engines recognise that, if they can identify a heading it is very likely to be relevant to the body of text below it. In other words, headings are an opportunity to position keywords.