PHP is a free server-side, general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development. Originally PHP stood for Personal Home Page, now it stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.

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How do I make SEO friendly URLs from my PHP pages?

I'm pretty new to this and was wondering how to turn my site URLs into SEO friendly URLs using .htaccess and mod_rewrite? My URLs take the form mydomain.com/index.php?pid=1&pagename=Some Page I ...
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Recommend an open source CMS for single page web site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS)/Wiki should I use? Hi I want to create a single page web site like http://kiskolabs.com/ or http://www.carat.se to display my ...
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Most common Apache and PHP configuration for portable Web Applications

I always create web application using PHP but I always distribute and deploy my works to different kinds of server platforms and web server configurations. Thus I always encounter problems in ...
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Looking for a FormBuilder that gives me all images and sourcecode to my form

Wow, I started my search this morning and didn't think it would be so difficult to find. I'm just tired of spending hours putting together simple html forms in dreamweaver. I'm an enthusiast web ...
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Self hosted PHP shopping cart with no storefront? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? I am looking for a shopping cart to implement on a simple website instead of the default paypal cart that is used with their add to ...
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How to setup SSL to protect secure information

At the moment I have a website running in quite an insecure way, I'll refer to it as example.com. To add better security we're starting to store passwords using bcrypt but we are currently not using ...
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How can I create a review site which is similar to craigslist? [closed]

I want to create a site where you can review different things in the town. Example could be a Restaurant, a park, a doctor, a school. The user creates review and uploads pic if he has. I want to ...
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Is it possible to add a logo to an existing image file? [closed]

Is it possible to add additional image to an existing image using php or jquery?The logic is same as watermark in PHP but I want the logo to be draggable so a user can position the image anywhere on ...
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Should I make pages on my website accessible by the admin only? How do I do it?

In my website idea I have got a number of pages that should be accessible by the admin only. Is this a good practice? (amateur alert) Also how do I protect these pages? I know about if (!isset($...
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What are the pros and cons of running PHP as an Apache module or a FastCGI?

My VPS is giving me the option between running PHP as an Apache Module or a FastCGI. How should one make this decision? Performance? Security? Ease of use? Compatibility? I'm using PLESK.
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How can i use the HTTP_REFERER to come from a specified domain name

I know the HTTP_REFERER method has a security loop, but it most cases it works fine. How can i use it, to limit how a user see other pages on my website, instead of just directly clicking on the link ...
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My php.ini configuration is being ignored - how can I override the error reporting level in my PHP scripts?

Just migrated to a new server, and its error reporting level for PHP is higher than the server we migrated from. It's showing warnings and notes about deprecated PHP. While obviously, the long term ...
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How to run the PHP script at scheduled time

I need a valuable suggestion that I have to run the PHP script at the scheduled time daily to update some fields in database and to send automated email. How I can do this? Is it possible to write ...
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Looking for quick and simple blogging solution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I'm looking for a really quick "plug in and play" style blogging software for php. It's to be used on a website that has ...
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PHP 5.3.8 does not active mysql extensions

I'm installing Apache, PHP and MySql on Windows 7 (I need to run Apache under current user instead of a service so I can't use wamp or similar). The thing is PHP does not get to load mysql extensions, ...
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How do I make SEO friendly URLs?

My url is: website.com/profile/?id=24 I want it to be: website.com/profile/kevinlee The ?id=24 will be replaced with the username of the id=24 in the database How do I convert it to that?
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Got PHP; Need Designer; How Good is this approach

So I was free for a couple of weeks and hence I wrote the php script for a website that I had in mind. To be honest; I am not the best; I am just an amateur; I have read a couple of books (o'reilly) ...
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Force all PHP Mail() to go through SMTP

Is there anyway to force everytime the PHP Mail() is used to force it to use SMTP authentication? Maybe a setting through the PHP.ini file or a server configuration?
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All Wordpress PHP Mail stuff being sent to spam

Every mail sent with the PHP Mail() is getting sent straight to spam (all providers e.g. gmail, yahoo, hotmail) My IP is not blacklisted. Here is an example of an email header that got sent to spam: ...
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Generating RSS Feeds Automatically?

I am running a static PHP website for the past 3 months. It's not a CMS but just simple PHP files (no database) in to which I add content. I am struggling to manually create RSS feeds as it is very ...
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When to upgrade your web-hosting? Advantages of VPS?

Right now I'm using shared hosting from ixwebhosting. As I've developed more websites for clients and continue to receive more visitors each month I have experienced a lot of "lag" and slow load times ...
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Web server specifications for online Text-based web game

I am developing an online text-based game similar to Mafia wars. Of course I won't expect 20 million players on my site, but I want to choose a web server that is suitable for me. I am a complete ...
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Status Dashboard

I know this question has probably been asked so many times before, but I can't find anything helpful out in the wide world. I'm looking for a status dashboard for my company's websites, that I can ...
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Adding a Forum to my site: build one from scratch or use existing open-source platform?

Note: I posted this originally to stackoverflow.com, had it closed, and was told to post it on programmers.stackexchange.com. So I posted it on programmers.stackexhange.com, had it cloased, and was ...
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Can a web-server be reached in other ways than through `HTTP` or externally?

A server hosting an application built in PHP: Can the server be reached in other ways than through HTTP or externally? Is GET and POST only populated through the HTTP protocol? Is HTTP headers, GET ...
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Generic updater for php-applications and other webapps

I administer a few servers, on some of which are a lot of users which happily deploy mediawikis and oder php-applications. This gives me headaches since there are often old versions of them lying ...
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Alternatives to PHP [closed]

We are starting a project, which goal is to create new frontend interface to our product. Old version was created in PHP, very poorly written. We are choosing the language and frameworks that we want ...
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Extra configuration needed after installing SSL certificate?

We recently developed two rather simple PHP applications for AXA (European bank). URL's are axa.tfo.be/incentives/cipres and axa.tfo.be/incentives/zrkk (access to both sites is restricted to visitors ...
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How to pass GET parameters to rewritten URL?

I have an .htaccess rewrite rule like this: RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENME} !-d RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^search/(.*)$ search.php?q=$1 What this does is, if someone visits http:/...
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404 error out of no where on .php file [closed]

I have a website which I've built that I have gone to a bunch of times today. Out of nowhere I receive a 404 Page Not Found error, I didn't do anything. The site loads an index.html file which points ...
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Robots.txt not working because my site is still searchable

I put a robots.txt in my server This is the code that I putted in User-agent: * Disallow: / I just want my entire site won't be searchable in google. I also put in the NO INDEX, NO FOLLOW on the ...
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NginX redirect to PHP file if image does not exist on file server

This is what I am trying to do. I am not familiar with Nginx enough to create custom rewrite rules like you can with Apache. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could help me with the Nginx ...
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PHP software to detect spam? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? I'm looking for something like spam-assassin or similar, except it only focuses on the message rather than inspecting an ...
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Looking for PHP/MySQL-based ad manager

Could you recommend based on your experience a PHP/MySQL-based admin interface for managing your website ads? In order to be really useful, such application should have: -basic CRM functionality to ...
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Comments Application SEO

I am developing a commenting application. Users will be able to integrate this application in Blogs. I am unsure how to make the comments searchable in Search Engines. What I want is all the comments ...
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php fopen => 500 Internal Server Error

I have a website hosted on a dedicated server, I noticed that Google and other search engines can't access to the most URLs on my website!! On my localhost I have made a small test : var_dump(fopen('...
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What good Social Networking Site solutions there are? [closed]

What good and free Social Networking Site solutions there are? I tried many options but most of them are either too complicated, too simple, or just do not work... I tried: Dolphin, DZOIC-Handshakes,...
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Blocking path scanning

I'm seeing in my access log a number of request very suspicious: /i /im /imaa /imag /image /images /images/d /images/di /images/dis They part from a known resource (in the above example /images/...
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Shopping cart PHP framework [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? I am going to build a new shopping cart project for my client and I have a little confusion about shopping cart framework in php. I ...
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Symfony project on multiple servers

How can I use Symfony across multiple servers? I have a high-load project and I want to move parts of it(for example: image handlers, video handlers, registration) to other servers.
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No databases showing in phpMyAdmin

My website is hosted in shared hosting service and is working fine with updated news stored in MySQL database. To manage the database of website, I install phpMyAdmin in a sub-folder with the same ...
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What is the best currency API out there? [closed]

I may be asking an odd question, but webmasters seem like a decent place to post this. I'm in the search for an accurate, easy API (such as using JSON or XML) so I can use my web application. I've ...
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Editable block: CMS or PHP script?

I'm designing a Website for a restaurant. The site will be fairly static except for a 'specials' block which the client will need to update on a daily basis. I'm more of a designer/front-end developer ...
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Strange issue with Wordpress sites, is it PHP Memory?

This has happened to me twice with the same host and I want to know the real cause. I have multiple wordpress sites hosted on a shared server. One day when I attempt to visit any of the sites, the ...
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I'm confused about encryption and SSL

while my friends and I planning to run our own website, we're confused about the encryption where hackers can TAPPING or in social engineering it's WIRE TAPPING, but I don't know how do they call it ...
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Configure PHP and Apache in Windows 7

I installed Apache successfully on a Windows 7, 32bit system. It showed "It works" in the webpage. I also configured <?php phpinfo(); ?>file as info.php. But when I tried to open http://...
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After changing web host, I get a 'file does not exist' error

I run a WordPress blog, and have recently changed web hosts. When changing web hosts, I copied all files and exported/imported the database etc as explained by lots of tutorials found easily on ...
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You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server

I made a 'login with OpenID' page and I had a error when OpenID provider return to my page: You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server. Additionally, a 404 Not Found ...
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Any chance to redirect homepage to a changing permalink without irritating search engines?

We have a php 5.3/Apache 2.2 based cartoon website that always shows the most current cartoon on the homepage (index.php). Now, a lot of people want to link directly to that cartoon (by copying the ...
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Routing and relative paths

CodeIgniter and many other PHP frameworks rout URLs, e.g. if default controller is root.php then both URLs will work website.com/ website.com/root if controller has a function 'login' then this URL ...