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This post builds on the the already well documented concepts outlined in this blog post to provide additional details for a Snow Leopard, and handle some additional configurations for the 64-bit kernel. The previous post explains in detail how these technologies work, and provides screen shots to guide you in your configurations.
Did I tell you about Sequel Pro? You can use it to connect to your local MAMP and also to remote LAMP mysql servers (via SSH). Why is this so awesome? Well, not only is it 100 times faster than that phpMyAdmin, but you can edit your DB super easily, like a spreadsheet. It is [...]
Back ups are important. Like brushing your teeth, it’s something you should do routinely. And, as you’d brush before important events, like going out on a date, so should you too backup before upgrading software. I’m going to show you how to use phpMyAdmin to back up and restore MySQL databases. In my next post, [...]
I’ve recently started using Rimuhosting’s VPS services. The server is running CentOS 5 and bundled with a bunch of goodies. A VPS offers more control, but is also more susceptible to hacking attempts, and requires a bit of preventative medicine. This is just a log of my experiences setting up a more secure environment.
Running a test server has never been easier than with the advent stand-alone Apache distribution packages. If you’re interested in mucking about in Open Source software package distributions (see my previous post, How to Be Your own Webmaster) or even a hard-core developer the fastest, and safest, way to roll a project out is to [...]
I put together a 16-slide powerpoint that outlines the basics of what you’ll need to know if you’re thinking about hosting your own website. It includes information about hosting plan types, security certificats, registering a domain name, and, most importantly, an outline of a few open source software packages’ features (Joomla!, Drupal, phpBB, WordPress, Gallery, [...]
Firefox 2 is awesome for so many more reasons besides not being IE or Safari. For one, I find the spellcheck really handy. Until today, I didn’t know you could load additional dictionaries as easily as other extensions. Just go here and click on your language of choice. Now if you’re in your webmail and [...]