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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Need private personal access to ~three PHP pages

I would like secure access to the text output by three PHP scripts (the text output is JavaScript and html) . The security level is much less then financial data but important none-the-less. I have ...
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Forwarding www.example.com/abc to abc.example.com

I have a web directory that can be accessed via either http://www.example.com/abc or http://abc.example.com. Same physical directory, same contents, just different addresses. I want to redirect 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 do I get thousands of PDF files “found” by google search

I have approximately 5,000 PDF files in 4 different categories on our Joomla website that are currently only accessible by via a PHP/mySQL seach script. The filenames (which are numbers) and file ...
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Will search engines still see the meta description of my site if I use a php variable for it?

I am following the procedure described on this page for including a common header on every page of a website, which uses PHP. After describing how to include one page in another using PHP, the author ...
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What to use for “localhost” that includes PHP/SQL functionality?

I really do not want to install Linux at the moment, I would have to borrow a USB key, move files, format it, flash it, format it again, move files back, give it back... What would you recommend that ...
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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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Is using URL parameters bad for SEO? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that my web page have problems with Google and good search results. Many of the existing SEO tools suggests that my website uses bad URLs for SEO. I'm using a single PHP file that ...
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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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Monitoring load/resource drain of individual scripts on apache

We have a website and for some reason lately its been grinding our server to a halt. It has had a spike of traffic, but even still that spike is only possibly 1k or 2k. We installed eAccelerator PHP ...
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What Software Does Wikibooks Use?

I know they use MediaWiki but do they use any specific extensions that allow them to have hierarchies of pages/etc?
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What third-party services/libraries exist for user registration forms?

I'm looking for any existing services/libraries (PHP preferrably) that I can implement into my existing solution (wordpress/symfony) to handle user registration (personal information like name, ...
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Detecting Browser Types?

My client has asked me to implement a browser detection system for the admin login with the following criteria, allow these: Internet Explorer 8 or newer Firefox 3.6 or newer Safari 5 or newer for ...
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Is it safe to redirect to ajax enabled content if its not google bot visiting?

At a webshop I'm currently working on I have several links that show a fancybox with product information. The link works without ajax, it shows the same content as the fancybox links etc will not ...
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PHP include drop down navigation

I have a php document and am using include to include my drop down navigation. The navigation is an external html with external js and css elements. Code is: <div id="nagivation"> <?php ...
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Do PHP-FPM (and other PHP handlers) need execute permissions on the PHP files they're serving?

I read in a post at Server Fault that PHP-FPM needs execute permissions. However, the answer in When creating a website, what permissions and directory structure? only grants read and write ...
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Does it make sense to throw a 404 error with PHP?

Problem Description Hi, The current setting of my .htaccess file does not allow any kind of 404 (as far as I know). I mean, it captures every kind of url like mysite.com/asfasfasf then sends it to ...
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“Pending” status for orders paid via Auth.Net

In my Magento store, I have the following payment methods enabled with these order statuses: Zero Subtotal Checkout - Pending Check / Money Order - Pending Authorize.net (Auth only) - Processing ...
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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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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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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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lfd on ns3.domain.com: Excessive resource usage: Account (26661)

We lease a dedicated server with the following specs: Dual Hyperthreaded Quad Core 12GB RAM 750gb RAID1 We recently upgraded from a Dual Core/2GB RAM due to server load issues. We are ...
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Looking for a simple forum script [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I have a working website and I need to integrate a forum into it. The problem is, I need the forum script to use usernames and ...
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Stop other sites on server from being able to access other sites on server

I am on a friends server and I have found a potential security flaw where I can access other sites files on the server. He says he is on a shared hosting and I am not sure yet if the other sites are ...
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What method should I use for copying data from one table to another one?

I'm wondering what method I should use for copying data from one table to another one. I'm letting users post data through a form which uses table1 to save data. Now for displaying results I use data ...
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two PHP sessions, same IP address, active at the same time? [closed]

Is it possible to have two sessions associated with the same IP address active at the same time?
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Shorten URL with Regex

Here's an example URL to a user profile on my site: http://127.0.0.1:8080/overview/showuserprofile/user I want it to be: http://127.0.0.1:8080/user This is what I have for rewrite rules: ...
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Can a PHP generated main page be indexed by Google? [duplicate]

I generate an index.html file in a PHP script to avoid PHP code within HTML and to show content that is delivered by another script hourly. (Like next flights within an hour.) This script overwrites ...
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Webserver insists on opening “blog1.php” instead of “index.php”

I'm at my wits' end. I have just ripped out a website and in the process of rebuilding everything. Previously, the 'home page' of the website is a blog, with the address ...
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Shared hosting site has issues

Although I have many years worth of coding experience, I'm a complete n00b at managing sites. So I need help. Basically I have this new site on a shared hosting provider, and sometimes I get these ...
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htaccess redirect pages that don't exist

I have a website that has a little over 100 members. Each member gets a replicated website, and by default the software we use sets up their replicated website at a url like: domain.com/?username ...
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Best way to replace/publish the restructured website in SEO friendly manner

I had a website which contains several subdomains. http://sub1.example.com/stories/23/job-done.html http://sub2.example.com/stories/23/job-done.html At present I decided to restructure my website ...
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What largest websites are written in php? [closed]

What are some of the largest and most popular websites in the world written in php? I know 1 - this is wikipedia, tell please another large website.
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What every beginner should know about website development? [closed]

I am a novice at building websites and considering to make one. But I'm very confused right now. I guess every beginner faces issues getting started. Some questions that have come up are: I have an ...
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Make Apache treat ASPX as html

I've swapped from ASP.NET to .PHP for cost reasons. As such, I want the people to be redirected from .ASPX to its equivalent .PHP. If I create the .aspx with HTML, the file is simply displayed in ...
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How to deal with attacks on Zend Framework web site? site currently down

This is my first question on this "forum" please be indulgent with me if my questions are somewhat too simplistic for you. i joined this community in order to improve myself and help others.Thank you. ...
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How do I 301 redirect from the root folder to a sub folder while keeping the rest of the URL string intact

When I first launched my site, it I had MediaWiki in the root and a wordpress blog in a subfolder, /blog/. After a while spammers took over the MediaWiki site and I had to remove it. The problem is I ...
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Where do I get sports information for web app development?

I'm creating an application for personal use and will be needing sports related information such as previews, scores, and recaps. My question is, how do I get said information? Are there syndication ...
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PHP won't load certain pages and images, Godaddy

I realize that Godaddy isn't the ideal hosting choice, but I'm running a site on an account with them. One of the pages on the site, /contactus.php refuses to load. Instead of loading the page, it ...
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How to deploy Zencart on live environment

I have to deploy my zencart on my live server , when I deployed it on stage it was very painful. I had to do everything step by step again , because of lots of customization it takes lots of time , ...
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How can I create a review site which is similar to craigslist?

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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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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Adding <description> metadata in php / html for google results page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google use the Meta Description Tag for Description of Page? I've got a simple website that uses a php script to geolocate a user's IP and redirect accordingly - UK ...
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Is there a high-load chat software / script out there?

We're in development of a website and we're looking into other options than just developing a chat engine ourselves. We've looked at CometChat and ArrowChat. Which look and seem to be great except ...
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what is a no-text[0-9] requests?

I have a bunch of requests coming through on my site which looks like the one below: example.com/page/no-text-1154169030774935240 Is this hacking attempts or search engines? EDIT: my question is ...
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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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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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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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How to upgrade php4.x.x to php5.x.x [closed]

I want to upgrade php4 to php5 in server.because i am installing TCExam on server, a test assessment spftware runs on php5.3.1 version but version of php onserver is 4.x.x .will it affect the existing ...
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Disable serving specific files from web directory based on hostname used

I have very specific problem and I don't even know if I am asking at right place and if it is even possible. I have two domains, lets say domain1.com and domain2.com. Both domains share same root ...