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Although Rails hosting will probably never be as inexpensive as PHP, since the infrastructure requirements are always higher, it is not expensive to host a Rails site. It does take a certain amount of technical skill to properly deploy a Linux-based server and load on Rails and all the associated database back-end stuff, but this is not an insurmountable ...


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This is a bad idea. This practice, of showing one thing to search engines and another to users, is called cloaking: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=66355 It will cause your site more harm than good, with respect to search engine results; it "may cause your site to be perceived as deceptive and removed from the Google index", ...


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Not an answer to your question, but to be very honest, my initial impulse when I read about your business setup was: "Why is he not just sticking with PHP?" Don't get me wrong: I'm sure Ruby is a beautiful language, and Rails a great framework and much of it is in many ways superior to PHP. It's also great for a developer to explore new fields etc. etc. ...


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Two options are "Question2Answer" (open) and Google Moderator (hosted but free) http://question2answer.org/ http://www.google.com/moderator/ If it's open source and you want to host it in Launchpad, you can also use their Blueprints feature: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ But I think you don't vote on this last one, and it may be too ...


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You can do what sites like experts-exchange.com does and use a feature called "first page free". Google will index content that is normally blocked by a pay wall in exchange the publication is required to show the full content of that page to any visitor from Google. Obviously this means savy users can find your content for free if they keep using Google ...


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Use www as the default one and force redirect to www with this htaccess script: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.WEBSITE.com$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.WEBSITE.com/$1 [R=301] This way you avoid duplicate content on Google.


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Functionality Testing Many automated browsers such as SeleniumHQ can perform the tests. If you feel it is too complicated you can write your own script with greasemonkey / tempermonkey since you have knowledge in js and jQuery. Performance and stability testing If you expect the number of user is large, it is worth to do stress test with JMeter although ...


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I'm not sure if such 'shared hosting' accounts is the best way to approach this. Instead I would suggest a vps account into which you can SSH in directly and setup a Linux distro of your choice - the most hassle free solution would be Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (or the newer 10.10). Look at setting up Passenger + Apache. Getting Capistrano to work after that is ...


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I've played with Magento, which is one of the more popular open-source solutions out there. I wasn't too keen on the structure of the file system, for me it wasn't very intuitive to dive in and figure out how to customize templates. I personally had a better experience building an eCommerce site using OpenCart. It has an active user forum for getting ...


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Verify that the file name is right. In particular verify that your host isn't converting it to htm instead of html. Try to load the file yourself to ensure that there is not a redirect. Google doesn't follow redirects when verifying for obvious reasons. Next, check the permissions on the file. Files uploaded at the site root like Google requires are ...


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I was getting same error then I saw that the extension of google verification file was wrong.So check for the extension of your verification file in your ftp folder.


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CakePHP is similar to RoR, but the bake utility is a console app. You could bake your code locally and upload it to your GoDaddy account though. However, you'll have to do all of your unit testing via the browser or do it locally if you want to test via the CLI. It's a bit less convenient, but that's the cost of choosing an economy hosting package.


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It doesn't seem like this would be a problem as I don't see this form containing any kind of content that might be possibly used to benefit your rankings. But if you're using JavaScript to populate and submit the form why not go all the way and use JavaScript to capture the data and submit it via Ajax so there is no hidden form necessary?


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Website development and Website hosting are two very different beasts. If your primary goal is to learn how to develop I would recommend using a local desktop. You can install whatever you want (apache for webserver, development environments, libraries, etc) and play and learn as much as you want for no cost. Once you have a sense of what it is you want ...


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If you use reCAPTCHA, you can use their API to log the number of failed attempts (code shown uses the reCAPTCHA Ruby gem): if validate_recap(params) #user validated the captcha, create an account else #user failed to validate, log the attempt and show a new captcha end Using the reCAPTCHA library helps digitise books while reducing scripted ...


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How your server will be set up depends a lot on what language your using. You should decide between PHP and Ruby then ask about a good setup for whichever you choose. Whichever one you choose, make sure you use good coding techniques. Having sloppy code can cause more issues than just performance. If you use PHP (which i would recommend), read up on OOP in ...


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You should start with html 4.01. Don't discard it because it's old, Is is the core language for all the websites in the world. But of course, the specs by itself could be hard to understand, so you need sites like html dog or w3 schools, or any other site with HTML tutorials. Once you are familiar with it, you should practice with CSS, again don't discar ...


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They won't conflict because they work together. The code you create with Ruby on Rails will produce or be integrated with the HTML in your website that is created by Dreamweaver. The SSH portion of your application will bypass the HTML completely (didn't know you could do SSH with RoR).


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I'd just set up an IMAP or POP3 server and have the rails app retrieve the mail that way. Ruby most likely has decent library support (either in the standard library, the rails framework or another third party library) for both protocols and it will require very little work on your part to get working. I'm not a Ruby guy but I do know just about every ...


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You can use one of the many web page debugging tools like the Developer tools within browsers (keyboard shortcut - F12) or Fiddler or Firefox add-on Firebug to view web page elements including name & location of any audio files. In IE9 & Chrome, you can get the URL of files from the Network tab.


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Based on your comments above, it sounds like you're testing Yahoo Media Player on a Mac by double clicking the .html file, resulting in a URL like file:///path/to/your/file.html, or using the built-in Ruby on Rails test server. Having tried it myself, that doesn't work. Yahoo Media Player only loads correctly when the URL in your browser's address bar ...


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There are a couple of things you can use. First, assuming you have signed the domain up for Google Webmaster tools, you can select the prefered version of the URL. http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/02/specify-your-canonical.html I would also add an HTACCESS rule to redirect visitors to the preferred URL. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...


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Things have changed a tad bit since this was originally answered. I also think they are missing a vital point: Though adding more dynos do not increase the performance, these days you now have the option to chose different dyno sizes as well. However, before you go all nuts with the new sizes, see: Optimizing Dyno Usage: CPU The different dyno sizes ...


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I guess a few questions that might point you in the right direction: What part was supposed to be 'seamless'? The processors's end switching from Authorize.net to EPN or your integration? How were you using Authorize.net? The simple way where they collected all the info on their pages, or did you do the API integration where you posted information If the ...


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without knowing anything more about your site, I would say, you have a similar problem as described here. The main idea behind this bug is, if you modify some DIV or other kind of HTML-tags with JavaScript, before they are closed, IE says 'Operation cancelled...' and will not load the page. I would suggest that you disable JavaScript for testing. If IE ...


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I absolutely love Magento for cheap quick E-commerce websites. I put together a website on it last year for a swimwear company. Here's a link to the site I built on it for comparison in case you want a real word example to see versus the demo they have on their website: http://www.swankini.com/ It also has plenty of developer support, plugins, and templates ...


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Joomla might be worth a look. They have an excellent Social Community plugin that allows for paid membership: http://www.joomlapolis.com/ Some features of Joomlapolis as shown on their webpage: * Add member subscriptions to your community * Allow paid or free memberships * Subscribers pay you * Sell products and services * Collect ...



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