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Redirection with PHP or .htaccess - which is better for SEO?

I need one practical advice - is better to redirect with .htaccess Redirect 301 rules, or to use PHP header function (after parsing URL)? Which one is better to Google and SEO? Tnx in adv!
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When and when not to use a CDN

I'm working on a web-application that loads a couple of small gif images onto the screen. I'm using a relative path, which means they are loaded from the same web server that serves the php page. The ...
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How do I enable XSLT extension for PHP 5?

How can I get PHP's LibXML module with the XSLT extension enabled (--with-xsl)? What are the steps involved in installing XSLT and from where I can download it?
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What hosted analytics offers IP recording?

I'm looking for a free hosted analytic service that logs IP addresses. My first choice would have been Google Analytics, but apparently they do not offer IP logging. Hosted software only, please. ...
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How to inform website owner if someone downloads something from the website?

Right, beginner here so bare with me.. What i've got: A simple html/css website with a page where clients can find informative documents in the form of PDF's and rich text documents, they can just ...
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If my page titles are dynamically created with PHP will Google be able to read them?

My page titles are dynamically created with PHP: I set my page title in my PHP functions, and when the function is triggered the title is set. Is Google able to read the page titles?
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Zen Cart - different banners for each page

I have a zen cart shop with a costumized template and for now there is a slideshow gallery under the header. I need to keep this gallery for the first page only, but on all the other pages there ...
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Looking for a very lightweight PHP CMS for single page websites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I need a very simple, secure CMS for single-page websites, with a single page backend, multilanguage, and preferably ...
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How can I let users pay other users on my website?

I'm looking for a way to let users on my website pay other users on my website for goods or services and for me to take a percentage of the transaction as well as store the transaction data in ...
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PHP / Database Advertising Directory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? What would it cost or is there already a system with a CMS like Joomla that would create the back-end of a website ...
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PHP Development Environment (Host: Windows 7, Guest: Ubuntu)

Since editing files live from a remote server slows down development. I use XAMPP on windows to develop then run the web app's on a Linux server. However to avoid environment dependencies I'd like to ...
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free Ad serving solution for smaller php websites

I'm looking for a very simple ad serving solution on my website, that can be hosted on my website. I have used openX and found it a bit complex for my needs. basically I need; A way for advertisers ...
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Multiple mini websites on a domain

I need to create about 500 different mini websites on the same domain. So that www.mydomain.com displays the general information, and www.mydomain.com/site1 displays the information for site1 (as a ...
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GPL 3 and “webapps”

I am working on a "webapp" (no content by me, all user driven) and want to license it with the GPL 3. I do plan on having a tarball with the php, html, css, javascript, etc as well as an installer to ...
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Wordpress blog in subdirectory of ASP.NET webforms application

I am trying to setup a Wordpress blog to run in the subdirectory of an ASP.NET wbforms application so I can have http://www.myapplication.com/blog I have Wordpress running on IIS 7 fine as it's own ...
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Storing User-uploaded Images

What is the usual practice for handling user uploaded photos and storing them on the database and server? For a user profile image: After receiving the image file from user, rename file to ...
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can mod_rewrite be used for this problem?

We used to have a URL http://www.abc.com/index.php?itemID=144 which is moved to http://www.abc.com/index.php?itemID=1556 we want our users which are hitting the above url(144) to reach to 1556. ...
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How to optimise the url for search engines?

I have a php template which has one index.php and all the different pages (content1.html, content2.html, etc) are shown on the index.phppage. So for example I can open ...
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Apache redirecting: reason unknown

I have a simple php script. The script is not important. It just prints out $_SERVER. When I request an URL like www.server.com/?ref=bar everything is fine. However if the request contains something ...
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Free Blog site that allows PHP? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone knows of a free blog site (ie wordpress, blogspot, livejournal) that allows people to include php into their posts? Any leads would be greatly appreciate. cheers!
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PHP permissions

Can someone please explain best practice for permissions with PHP. What case should something be writable, executable, what owner is best, etc. ? Using an apache server
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PHP permissions

Can someone please explain best practice for permissions with PHP. What case should something be writable, executable, what owner is best, etc. ? Using an apache server Moved to ...
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import.php parameter missing?

Whenever I try to delete or update any of my tables in phpMyAdmin I receive the following error: 1.import.php: Missing parameter: import_type. 2.tbl-alter.php missing parameters:field I have ...
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Web Server vs Web Hosting

I have always thought about hosting sites on a local web server with MAMP or a web server application on a reliable and fast connection, but I was wondering if it would be better to just go with web ...
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How to send hundreds of emails an hour with content personalized to each user?

There are more than 10 categories in my site, users can register more than one category. My PHP script prepares content for each category, according to user preferences. My script merges those ...
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client website compromised, found a strange .php file. any ideas?

I do support work for a web development company and I found a suspicious file today on the website of one of our clients called "hope.php" which contained several ...
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How to tell Google that I have changed my website URLs?

I have done major updates to my website, and renamed all my URLs. How can I tell Google that I have renamed these URLs and let Google refresh its index? My website URL: http://www.pndmasr.com/ My ...
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In-browser painting app

I want to offer visitors of my site an in-browser drawing app. Which apis help me doing that for free and easily without showing too much of it's origin like by using a link or a huge ad of the ...
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Will PHP Meta hurt SEO?

If I use PHP to place my meta tags such as keywords and descriptions will that hurt SEO? Will the bots not be able to crawl through the keywords and descriptions?
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Should I rely on externally-hosted services?

I am wondering over the dangers / difficulties in using external services like Google Chart in my production state website. With external services I mean them that you can't download and host on your ...
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Apache Redirect based on directory name

I'm trying to use one install of Kohana to manage two separate sites rather than just duplicate the install. I have directories like this: applications/ app1/ app2/ The .htaccess I have ...
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WHMCS for subscription based server or alternative

I have been recently looking for a PHP billing system similar to the one used by a lot of webhosts - WHMCS. What we provide is an online profile for companies to market themselves to their potential ...
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Is it possible to install joomla on a windows server?

Is it possible to install joomla on a windows server and what might be the difficulties of going about and doing so. Our client has a windows dedicated box and they want joomla placed on their ...
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Problem with login [closed]

I recently moved my website from one host to another. I moved all the files and also the database. Now when I try to log in, it just refreshes the page and nothing happens. The data is being read ...
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How can i check how many users can visit my website at the same time?

i have my website on a shared webhosting account. I would like to check how many people can visit my site at the same time without the server slowing down or crashing. I don't have SSH, if that makes ...
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Open-source, PHP, DB-free SCM for brochure site?

A friend of mine is an architect starting her own business, and needs to build a basic brochure site to promote herself. The site will simply include a few articles and pictures of projects she worked ...
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how the search engines interpret the exclamation mark in the url

I wonder how the search engines - Yahoo, bing, google ... - interpret the exclamation mark (!) in the url: www.site.com/product!651031 www.site.com/category!651031 I could not find documentation ...
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Learning PHP Framework for ecommerce site

Are there any books that can teach a good/useful PHP framework to build an ecommerce site? Please recommend.
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how do i choose a web host with support for mysqli extension in php? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I have designed a website running in php and mysql. And I used mysqli extension instead of the normal mysql extension ...
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Sessions suddenly not working in PHP, and error log contains a lot of junk now

So I was developing my PHP application, right? And then all of a sudden, my sessions wont work anymore! So I checked my error log, and here is what it told me (a few times) PHP Startup: Unable to ...
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Tell search engines about a mass htaccess rename

I used htaccess to redirect my a.php?x=aaa&y=bbb to /subdir/aaa-bbb.htm. However, after fixing some errors I needed to change that rule to redirect a.php?x=aaa&y=bbb to ...
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Facebook Connect with CodeIgniter login problems

I'm having a problem using Facebook Connect on my latest website. I'm running it using the CodeIgniter framework and Elliot Haughin's library (http://www.haughin.com/code/facebook/). Everything is ...
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Enable mod_rewrite on OpenSuSE 11.04

I have a problem on OpenSuSE 11.04. I configured apache and enabled mod_rewrite but it doesn't working. on every php file I get 403 forbidden error.
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Photoblogging engine using PHP and MySQL or PostgreSQL

I am looking for nice looking and with good usability photo blogging software to run on my server. So far I have found PixelPost, Cheesecake and EZPX. PixelPost - look quite abandoned project ...
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Xampp not displaying PHP pages in htdocs

I installed xampp this evening and none of my PHP pages will display. I am storing all my pages in the htdocs folder as directed too and calling via http://localhost/index.php and nothing appears? All ...
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What version control options are available for PHP web development?

I have done some basic web programming in the past and wish to develop my skills further and begin doing large scale projects as a contractor. I have no experience with version control to this point ...
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Web Hosting Advice for Project [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I am working on a project that will be released as open source in the latter part of the year. I am starting to think ...
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Migration from Windows to Linux hosting

I'm looking forward installing a CMS for my sites - most likely Joomla - but apparently Windows hosting doesn't support it. I was wondering what kind of changes I'd have to perform if I changed to ...
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PHP - How to Backup and Move Wordpress Blog Website to different directory on the same host

I setup a blog for development purposes on the *.com/a/ directory and now want to move it to the root directory *.com on the same host. How do I Backup and Move the Wordpress Blog Website to the ...
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Q&A system for website in php [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a free, open-source question and answer (Q&A) application similar to StackExchange? I'm looking for a good, open source (if possible) q&a (questions ...