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I've worked in IT since 1998, gaining experience in every aspect of technology along the way. From building computers and fielding customer support calls, I went on to deploy VPNs and manage CRM systems, set up and manage an ISP and two data centers, re-architect several large websites, and write software for DOJ, CBP, US Army, Cooke Communications, and many others.

I'm now working as a full-time .NET developer for IOTA Solutions, but also playing a major role in driving and implementing new technology for the company. In my spare time, I debug and play with a lot of open-source software on both Windows and Linux.


Mar
17
comment Is recomended to use BPG to a website?
I wouldn't advise it due to its proprietary nature and low market penetration; the small benefits you'd gain in image quality could be offset just by using lower JPEG compression at the cost of slightly more bandwidth.
Feb
15
comment Why am I receiving a DNS look-up error when requesting a web page from an AWS Windows server?
By "site works on localhost," do you mean it loads using the actual domain name, or using localhost? Also, you probably want port 443 rather than 334 - maybe just a typo? A DNS failure wouldn't have anything to do with that though. If you try to ping the domain name remotely, does it give you an IP address? Note that it doesn't matter if ICMP is blocked, ping should still resolve the name.
Feb
7
comment How to redirect a website to a holding page with a link back to the original website
If the site is hosted at both www.example.com and example.com (no www), you could change the DNS for only one of those hostnames (really "www" and ".", or the root host) to point to the new server and leave the other pointing to the old. The reason the site doesn't listen on the IP address is because the web server uses name-based virtual hosting. This allows any number of domains to share the same IP.
Feb
7
answered How can I get my homepage to be displayed in my SERP instead of inner pages?
Feb
6
comment Are there Hosting supporting protocol smarter than FTP?
The use case you describe of finding changed files on a website is definitely not what FTP was designed for, so naturally it is inefficient for this task. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, indicating that it is optimized to transfer files from one host to another, and it is very efficient for doing that.
Nov
29
awarded  Yearling
Sep
27
comment How to deal with users passwords on website re-design?
You're correct, Drupal 6 uses MD5 with no salt. If OpenCart 1.5 does the same then yes, you can just copy the hashes - they're nothing more than fixed-length strings.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
13
revised How risky is putting sensitive files up on webroot?
added 207 characters in body
Sep
13
revised How risky is putting sensitive files up on webroot?
added 19 characters in body
Sep
13
comment How risky is putting sensitive files up on webroot?
@closetnoc, you make a good point. Answer adjusted.
Sep
12
comment How risky is putting sensitive files up on webroot?
@ink, I've been with dreamhost.com for about 5 years and have zero complaints or desire to move. And this is coming from someone who was CTO of a web hosting company.
Sep
12
revised How risky is putting sensitive files up on webroot?
added thoughts on obscurity
Sep
12
revised How risky is putting sensitive files up on webroot?
misunderstood question
Sep
12
comment How risky is putting sensitive files up on webroot?
Ah, now I understand. Was actually editing my answer because I had some additional thoughts on that.
Sep
12
answered How risky is putting sensitive files up on webroot?
Sep
7
answered How to set up Nginx directory password authentication?
Aug
30
comment How to force browser to download all static files every time?
Yeah, not sure what I was thinking. That's what I get for insomniac posting.
Aug
30
revised How to force browser to download all static files every time?
remove Expires suggestion
Aug
30
answered How to force browser to download all static files every time?