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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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How to create separate users in phpmyadmin, each one can't see others databases?

I am using phpmyadmin to control mysql on my server, now i want to create some users to access this admin tool, what i want is to make each user can create databases but can't see others databases. ...
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What measures should I take after I find one of my scripts being vulnerable?

I maintain a few PHP-based websites for a small company on a LAMP server. The scripts include CMS such as Joomla or Wordpress, as well as SilverStripe and Drupal installations. A week ago, I 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to set up a 403 forbidden

I've recently set up my first commercial website for someone, with godaddy hosting. I want to set up a 403 forbidden on several directories (and their contents) that are referenced to through php ...
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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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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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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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What is SSL Hosting and what are the requirements for making secure transaction

I am here in order to collect the information for making secure online transaction. My client has got a online shopping site. We are now having cart in our own site and transfering the cart detail to ...
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What file manager/uploader do you use with your embeded wysiwyg editor?

I am looking for a wysiwyg editor to allow user to edit part of their website. I already worked with TinyMCE, and heard about CKEditor, which both look great. However, they both lack a free (PHP) file ...
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Use JPEG for transparency instead of PNGs

JPEGs are smaller in size then PNGs. So. I thought that if I can make the "background" in a jpegfile transparent with some code maybe I save some kilobytes. So does anyone now for example how to make ...
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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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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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Can PHP Site be hosted on Windows Hosting?

This might be the stupidest question but I would like to know whether we can host PHP site on Windows hosting? Are there any special tools for publishing php site?
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Disallow robots.txt from being accessed in a browser but still accessible by spiders?

We make use of the robots.txt file to prevent Google (and other search spiders) from crawling certain pages/directories in our domain. Some of these directories/files are secret, meaning they aren't ...
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Generate a sitemap automatically, does it need to be XML?

I want to create an XML sitemap (for the sake of SEO), my first attempt to achieve this was by including the website main menu/navigation links using <?php include ("assets/includes/menu.inc"); ...
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Can the .htaccess file slow down a website to a crawl? If so, are there better ways to solve these problems with different rewrite rules and such?

here is my htaccess file...... RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/patients/billing/FAQ_billing\.html$ [OR] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/patients/billing/getintouch\.html$ RewriteRule ...
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Installing a PHP framework to a host without public_html or www folders (ftp is DocumentRoot)

I've developed a PHP framework that operates with the directory structure of / /classes/ /templates/ /.../ /www/ (public_html) But I've come across a host that only allows ftp to the ...
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How to check if person doesn't have multiple account?

I have two users in my website with the same IP. I asked them or him, idk, why does he have 2 accounts. He said that other account is owned by his roommate. His roommate uses other computer in my ...
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How can I make my web application faster in Australia when it is hosted in USA

I have www.localo.org hosted on a BlueHost server in USA but I am in Australia and it is INCREDIBLY SLOW! I uploaded it to a Crazy Domains server in Australia and it ran flawlessly. I don't want to ...
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PHP Include meta tags

A website I'm currently working on is http://www.troubi.com . Please don't care to look at the source code. If I validate the website through the w3cValidator a lot of errors occur all due to ...
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Is there a way to scan websites externally for the recent PHP CGI flaw?

The recent PHP CGI flaw exposed (CVE-2012-1823) has me wondering if some of the legacy sites that I've inherited might be vulnerable. (see Physorg article) Does anybody know of a means to externally ...
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How to add lock symbol to my website using private SSL in https pages

I just purchased SSL for my website from hostgator, so that I can add lock symbol in my website, when users visit https://www.mysite.com For example: Now they have installed the certificate, but ...
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Search Engine Indexing of a Database-Driven Website

Suppose I have a MySQL whose rows are dog breeds and whose columns are properties of the breeds (e.g. coat color). The purpose of the site is to allow users to query the database with questions like ...
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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 ...