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best way to import 500MB csv file into mysql database?

I have a 500MB csv file that needs to be imported into my mysql database. I've made a php file where i can upload the csv file and it analyses the fields n stuff and does the actual importing. but it ...
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How do i make it difficult for users to make multiple accounts

I'm creating a website for my business and I want to offer free first deliveries for the first week but I'm afraid people will take advantage of that. I don't take any money or credit card info ...
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Looking for a good server side shopping cart solution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? I'm working on a website that will be selling tickets and they will go fast. I need a server side solutions, in php if possible, ...
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Requesting advice for accepting large file uploads

I asked this question over at StackExchange but was advised to try here... I'm looking at building a web app that includes a file upload element. I'd like users to be able to upload files of any type ...
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MediaWiki Error: Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal “11”

I have a MediaWiki deployement at: http://wiki.tankpedia.org/ I have been importing templates from Wikipedia and am receiving a Lua error for the Convert template; the error is: Lua error: ...
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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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What is the best way to exclude bots from view counts?

My website is counting visitor views on certain pages. I noticed that Google and other Bots are "clicking" to my site like crazy and some of the pages get unrealistic view counts (compared to those ...
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Need to Stop Bots from Killing my Webserver

I am having EXTREME bot problems on the some of my websites within my hosting account. The bots utilize over 98% of my CPU resources and 99% of my bandwidth for my entire hosting account. These bots ...
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SEO - which URL's are the best?

I'm using .htaccess with RewriteRule to create SEO-friendly URL's. However, I have a few questions about this: First of all, I noticed many websites end their URL's with .html (or another ...
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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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How to use the private and public keys?

I am new to ssl certificates, i wanted to learn about ssl certificates, and I generated private and public keys myself while logged into cpanel, I wonder how to use those and generate a secured ...
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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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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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Apache: disable PHP in a directory

I want to disable php in a specific directory on my server. I thought that setting Options -ExecCGI in httpd.conf would prevent php scripts from being executed, but obviously I am wrong. So, this is ...
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Number of page requests by any Bot in 5 secs

I am writing a script that will block any bot that requests page(s) for example X times in the past 5 secs. I need to find the X here. Do you guys know some approx values I can use?
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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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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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Seo for collapsed text?

I have been tasked to make a pretty simple site which have to be SEO friendly. Now, i was told that the articles should take minimal space when listed so i thought of a "read more" expandable plugin. ...
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PHP framework to use on GoDaddy host with no shell access

I'm a Ruby-on-Rails developer but am trying to develop a site to run on a GoDaddy Economy hosting account. This means I don't have Ruby and Rails available so I've decided to go with PHP 5 since the ...
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Good practice for sending out test emails without being classified as a spammer

I am trying out some new ideas involving HTML emails that will be sent from my site. I am sending lots of test emails to my Gmail and Yahoo accounts, all of which go straight to the spam folder. ...
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Best process for upgrading a live server

I just recently started at a new company, and their live server has PHP v5.2.6 (yes, circa 2008). A site I recently designed for them actually wouldn't work on it because PHP is so old, so I've now ...
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How to do a cacheable redirection?

When users enter my website example.com, their "preferred" language is detected and they are redirected (using a 301 Moved Permanently redirection) to example.com/en/ (for English), example.com/it/ ...
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Is there a simple shopping cart I can add to my existing website? [closed]

I created a website for my wife, who knits scarves. The site simply displays the 18 different colours she has created, with a Lightbox-like large photo available when clicked. She would now like to ...
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using .htaccess to redirect .asp to .php?

Ahoy all! I've been racking my brain with this one. I basically just converted all of my pages from ASP code to PHP code. Kept the same filenames. So, here is the htaccess code I have so far, but ...
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Is it (still) advisable to use the PHP extension html tidy?

Currently i'm using latest stable version of PHP, webmastering a online shop with Doctype XHTML. Most of our customers use "old" browsers, 25% use IE8, 10% use IE7, 3% IE6 (however, IE6 never ...
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Website hack resulting in auto redirect - where to start looking?

My website is being redirected to a non-existent page (/showpage.php) for some users when they hit the homepage. For other users, the site works fine. I have looked in the index.php files and some ...
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Apache create index for directories without one specified.

Currently, I use a PHP script to list the contents of a directory that does not have an index file, but I don't want to have to copy it to every directory without an index. Can Apache do it ...
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Prevent script execution as TimThumb exploit workaround

It's been a long time since I've done any web-development, and I never needed to administer a server myself. However, I can read manuals with the best of them, and when someone needed advice regarding ...
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Redirect page to symlink

So I have 2 URLs that basically link to the main url using a symlink maindomain.com englishdomain.com -> symlink to maindomain.com frenchdomain.com - > symlink to maindomain.com/fr ...
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PHP 5.6.6 loading but not interpreting in Apache2.4 64 bit Windows

I have installed Apache 2.4.12 (Win64) VC11 from Apache Lounge. Typing httpd -M tells me that php5_module is loaded and shared. I have PHP 5.6.6 win32 VC11 Thread Safe installed. The Apache server ...
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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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How do I redirect an English language URL to an Arabic language URL?

I have a link that's currently formatted like this: http://example.com/news/view/1.html I want to it redirect it to: http://example.com/خبر/عنوان-الخبر where خبر is equal to news and ...
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how to keep a visitor 100% anonymous

Maybe a broad question, but how can you keep a visitor to your site 100% anonymous on your server. The site is written in PHP. No trace of what he or she has visited on your site. Any suggestions?
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Any free/affordable alternatives to Polldaddy? [closed]

I'm looking for a free/cheap embeddable poll that I can just stuff in an iframe - the page I've been tasked to maintain has been created in iWeb, which does not generate anything but the final markup ...
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What is 'hitnodes.php' on a GoDaddy shared hosting server?

At my company, our website is hosted with GoDaddy's shared hosting service. I was tidying up the html folder today and noticed a file called hitnodes.php which I hadn't noticed before. It was only 16 ...
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Statically mapping a PHP script to another script using an .htaccess file results in 404 errors

After having read a lot of posts on the topic of URL rewriting, I still remain stuck with 404 status errors. My goal: A 'static' rewrite of URLs, as follows (user clicks or enters the one ...
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How To Get Alexa Sites Linking Using PHP

I am planning to get the Alexa sites linking of a given website. I am looking to do this in PHP. Please suggest me is Alexa providing any API. Is there any tool? Is it free? Is there any API that I ...
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Best location for a websites CMS

As part of my job I recently started making numerous content management systems for websites. So many that obviously my next step was to set up a 'template' for the websites so I could quickly remove ...
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PHP framework suggestions [closed]

I'm going to be creating a site for a business with the following: Single Item purchases with Paypal, Google Checkout and Amazon Checkout Digital Downloads for members from a CDN Forum Voting on ...
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How to promote the quality/security of your a website to your its customers?

Our organization is building a Drupal web platform that we aim at reselling as a cloud service. In order to provide our customers with maximum confidence in our solution, we're looking at ways of ...
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Has anyone used WebFaction hosting for large traffic websites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm a point where I'm needing to move a large traffic website off of MediaTemple Grid Server (it's maxing out the ...
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Per-Thread Visibility PHPBB

I'm trying to implement a registration system for a board I'm running, and I want a forum where every thread is invisible to everyone but the person who started it and the moderator staff. I want ...
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portfolio blog hosting

We currently have a photo storage website. A user can store his photos on our site. We want to give a facility to each user to create his photo portfolio and customize its look and feel, and contents ...
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PHP remote development workflow: git, symfony and hudson

I'm looking to develop a website and all the work will be done remotely (no local dev server). The reason for this is that my shared hosting company a2hosting has a specific configuration ...
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debian phpmyadmin - Call to undefined function __()

I recently upgraded my debian installation from wheezy to jessie. Now I get only blank pages when accessing phpmyadmin. The apache log says: Fatal error: Call to undefined function __() in ...
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cPanel PHP open_basedir warning to root directory - Any solution?

I am currently hosting a simple multi-tenancy service on cPanel shared hosting, where customers who signed up will have a subdomain, directory and a database dynamically assigned to them (via XMLAPI): ...
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Switching to HTTPS - redirect question

Following the recent Google announcements about improved ranking for sites running on https we have a number of clients asking about this. Is it safe to just 301 redirect all pages to their SSL ...
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Slow Migration is it possible with a PHP/SQL Driven site

I have a Joomla site that is operating on www.mysite.com, I want to migrate to WordPress but heres the thing, I have hundreds of pages and simply moving migrating them to a test site isn't ideal since ...
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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 ...
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How to avoid html tags in Google search summary

I am using CKEditor to let people describe their organization with all the styles and fonts. So when it saves in the database its like < gets saved as &gt and rest all you know for the html ...