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Try Firebug, a plugin for Firefox. You may also find YSlow useful.


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Nic.io seems to be the official registry and primary registrar for registering .io domains, so if you don't want to register through them, you're SOL. There are other registrars that also sell .io domains, but they're still just going through nic.io. I'm sorry if you have bad feelings about nic.io, but that's just the nature of the domain name industry. ...


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Here's an article from 2007: Free Speech Hosting: 11 Web Hosts That Won't Dump You at the First Sign of Controversy. All but one of the hosts mentioned are still in business, though not all of them clearly emphasize how they treat controversial material: 1st-Amendment.Net (Closed) Computer Tyme (Emphasizes free speech hosting) Free Speech Web Hosting ...


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You seem to have a good understanding of why you should and shouldn't write your own forum software so I'm going to focus on my opinion instead of hashing out facts you already know. Forums are favorite places for spammers to spam. They're right up there with blogs. Even existing forum software have a hard time keeping up with them. If you roll your own ...


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There are few ways to import CSV into MySQL DB: 1. Manually using phpMyAdmin -- select DB, table and choose "Import". 2. MySQL can even use CSV as database storage engine (work with CSV file directly) -- but this is not recommended to use it extensively as performance is not that great -- but enough for reading data from it occasionally. The CSV file has ...


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Just as example, because it's the system I'm in at the moment, when adding a new domain to a Pair hosting account you're given the following options Dedicated IP Domain Hosting -- The domain name will have its own unique IP Address Shared IP Domain Hosting -- The domain name will share an IP address with another domain on your account Parked Domain ...


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I've just started an account with NearlyFreeSpeech.net (not actually doing anything with it yet though) and this is pretty much one of their raisons d'etre. From their abuse page: When our members upload content to our service, they are asserting two things: That the content is legal in the United States. That they have the legal right to make ...


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I don't know of any hosting services, but there's an open source implementation called appscale that can apparently run on Amazon EC2. I don't have any experience using it, but they claim to be compatible with the Python API version 1.3.2, and Java API version 1.3.5.


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MailChimp


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Not really. Edit: After Matthew Crumley's excellent answer, I have substantially rewritten this answer (I didn't know about appscale before). When you write apps to any of the cloud-specific APIs today, you're strongly locked in to the cloud vendor. Most of the business value of cloud computing comes from: The promise of near-infinite scalability, via ...


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eNom used to support both purchase of .IO and ability to transfer .IO into eNom. Then eNom stopped services for both, but existing registrations were kept. Now they support registering .IO but you cannot transfer .IO into eNom at this time. Multiple conversations with different levels of "support" at eNom indicate they will not likely support transfer ...


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I haven't had to go into it myself, but my understanding is that the Commerce project is what a lot of future effort in this area is going to center on. Regarding your business logic point in particular, Commerce is intended to work similarly to Drupal itself as a framework to build things on(so a lot of functionality comes from further add-on modules) ...


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OpenERP has a POS built in as well as other business applications such as a CRM http://www.openerp.com/ They have a free community edition which you can download


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Wordpress can do the job, and will probably easier on you than anything else as it has a good UI, it's own stack site for support, a well written codex and searchable plugin directory. You can buy high quality themes from theme forest and there are a number of reservation system plugins available. Added together you should be able to get a site together in ...


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Hostgator's policy on IPs is: Due to the global shortage of IPv4 addresses, although there is no limit on the number you may have, we are now required to request justification for dedicated IP address requests. With the exception of the Business hosting package, the only acceptable justification for a dedicated IP address on any account type ...


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Depends on what you want to do with your site. If you want to make money online, you can find a good niche. Try to browse the affiliate networks niches (http://www.wolf-howl.com/affiliate-marketing/the-affiliate-marketing-newbies-guide-to-finding-niches/). But this may not be what you're looking for. You may as well create a blog about your life.


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I'm in the habit of reinventing the wheel sometimes, 'cause u know what you are doing, It will be light weight, definitely lighter than any forum because they a far too much features that nobody use. It's worth to spend sometime and design your own. . . . General forums have bugs which is known and someone can attack u, but if u have your own forum then if ...


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I would run away from rolling your own forums. It will just be a headache in the long run. Please take a serious look at vBulletin for powerful forum solution, or vanilla forums for lighter weight package. Both have a robust plugin API which will allow you to integrate with your current site. Both have a very nice theme system, which can make the forums look ...


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Buy a good book, and just start with a real project. The questions will come to you sooner than later, but with a project you will have reason to sort them out. Probably the project will grow over time and in the end you will have learned the whole as you said. If you are not already experienced in web hosting i would look for a provider instead of setting ...


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I don't think I've ever seen any significant standards around this. General-purpose sites like blogs and forums seem to mostly keep you logged in for about a week, though I suspect that's also due to not bothering to change the default setting in whatever application manages the site. Beyond that, sites where security is more a cause for concern or money is ...


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Contray to what @Bruce Harris & @Cyclops suggest, there are policies in place limiting companies in how they use and allocate to its users IPv4 addresses. As of February, IANA has no more /8 IP pool to allocate to regional RIR, and as of April for the Asia Pacific region APNIC has run out of freely allocated IPs, with RIPE NCC (Europe, Middle East & ...


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Any wiki that has logins, a database that can be encrypted, and runs on SSL should provide enough security for you. You will also need to take security measures as you would with any system - physical access to PCs and the server, making sure that you can trust your users etc. You can ask specific questions on http://security.stackexchange.com. Every wiki ...


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KnowledgeTree has a community edition which is free and Open Source. It's a fine product and has many unique features that you won't find in any other OpenSource document management solutions (like the WIndows drag & drop client), but usage often feels kludgy, and its architecture is largely based on deprecated PHP4 code. I set it up for a client ...


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You're load times might come from your bandwidth allowance. Host Monster Web Faction I've used Host Monster for all of my projects. It has a huge bandwidth allowance including up to 5 Tb of storage, and it's pretty cheap.


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My personal favourite is Magento. It's PHP, and there is a free version available. The difference between the paid for version and free version is that no support is offered with the free version. This doesn't mean you can't get help on it, because the community is very big and very helpful! In my opinion, ZenCart is far too complicated to be of any use to ...


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Not related to content strategy so much as how to write for the web, but Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works by Janice Redish (forward by Steve Krug) is pretty highly recommended. I haven't read the book you mentioned, so I dunno if it's better. And I personally haven't read these, but a quick search on Amazon came up with these 2 titles ...


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If you can run wordpress, I would recommend you get wp eStore plugin. It does pretty much all the things you want. Check out the demo tutorials.


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You might also try one of their reseller registrars. In some cases resellers sell domains cheaper than the root authority, so it is worth checking out.


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Try the Zoho Challenge Quiz Maker. You can embed the quizzes you create there in your website


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http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/ I use this often. Try it.



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