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PHP is a free server-side, general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development. Originally PHP stood for Personal Home Page, now it stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.

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Is it unusual for a hosting company to refuse to update php and mysql?

I am helping another developer on a WordPress site that's for a committee. Which means everything must be decided upon by a bunch of people and not, like, 2. The site is using a WP theme purchased ...
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May I use custom images in a wordpress theme (not mine)?

My blog is powered by Altervista on the ComicPress theme. I may customize my website for I purchased the second level domain (.com). I'm trying to post bigger images by following the tutorial below-...
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How do I increase the upload size in Wordpress?

My blog runs on the comicPress theme powered by Wordpress, on Altervista hosting service. I purchased the second level domain and therefore I aim customizing everything I need to. I normally upload ...
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Why/What is the need for an abuse email account for website domain?

My website has email address for me to contact but few have suggested me to have an abuse@yourdomain.com email address.. Please clarify my doubt if someone can.
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Detect prerender view in PHP? [closed]

How can I detect a prerender page view in PHP? When I use prerender it messes up my page view counter.
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When large dimension images have smaller file size than thumbnails, which version should I display?

I have images that are rendered via color map system. The larger images have a smaller file size then that of the thumb image which is re-sized. Which images should I display for the end user? Would ...
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How to create newsfeed [closed]

I have been working on a project of making a website, and I would like to incorporate a newsfeed (similar to Twitter/fb) where all of my users can see other users updates. I have my login and ...
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Someone trying to attack my Joomla website with many different IP's

I have a serious issue here. Someone is trying Brute force login into my site. I already have plugins to nullify that attack. I give only 3 attempts for login and then it blocks that IP. Problem here ...
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How to tell if an incoming connection is a cellular network or not

I've got a page that will be loading a bunch of fairly high resolution images, as well as a full HD video. Is there a way to detect if someone is using cellular on their phone vs wifi, so I can use a ...
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Sudo mandatory for system() or exec() from PHP 5

In our enterprise we have several workers and collaborators. For the external collaborators, we have specific FTP accounts to restricted folders (test folders), and restricted access to MySQL database ...
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Query value with chevrons sends 302 to /

When a special query value is typed in the URL, apache sends back a 302 redirect to root url (/). We're using CPanel and we owns the server. The apache virtualhost file wasn't touched and is managed ...
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Why cannot I reproduce Confirm form resubmission scenario?

I have the following code, which is just a simple HTML form (POST method). I have tried to get the "Confirm form resubmission" message of the browser, by sending the form, hitting browser's back ...
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Customizing pagation in wordpress [closed]

I want to set something where pagation won't show up on the first page, but instead, say "Start Gallery". Then the 2nd,3rd, etc pages will be as normal. How can I acomplish this?
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Internal Server Error; enable debugging provides no additional information

I'm working with Mediawiki 1.25.1 on CentOS 7.2 running Apache 2.4.3. I'm working with Mediawiki 1.26.4 on CentOS 7.2 running Apache 2.4.6. I am experiencing an Internal Server Error after editing a ...
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Cannot find a file on localhost. 404 Not Found [closed]

danko@danko-VirtualBox ~ $ sudo service apache2 status * apache2 is running danko@danko-VirtualBox ~ $ php --version PHP 5.5.9-1ubuntu4.17 (cli) (built: May 19 2016 19:05:57) Copyright (c) 1997-2014 ...
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Facebook Web app development: Storing user access token in a session variable

If i store facebook user access token in session variable , as there will be huge users (may be 10000 daily) will it cause the hosting server any issue ? EDIT 1: Server specification: 400mb disk ...
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Image generation from spreadsheet data

I work in retail. For promo sales we're given a spreadsheet with data containing the information about the product and its prices. With this data we're supposed to create sale tags. More specifically, ...
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Is it safe to give write permission to _www user account?

I want to use PHP to modify some of my files, but can someone else use this account to modify my files without my acknowledgment?
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Comfortable number of server files in a folder

I'm building a website which holds its images in relevant folder, but I was wondering how to structure the folder paths ( month/year/ or just year/ ) I will be getting the images via php, so the ...
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GoDaddy hosting not working with email

I have a simple template for my website and two versions. One is .co (GoDaddy) and the other is .co.nz(Another Company). I'm using a basic PHP form that sends email successful to Google Gmail, however ...
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Email delays issues in VPS server on GoDaddy Server

We're working on a web service, and our registration confirmation emails are constantly delayed almost 5-10 mins on GoDaddy's servers. We've tried PHP's mail() function and also the PHPMailer SMTP ...
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Google Analytics not same with my database records

I got a website which will track all the post's visitor view and store each of them in a table with IP address, referrer website and user agent. But I found that in one day I got 100+ rows (pageviews) ...
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Rewrite and hide page ID from URL

I am working with the following on a football website and when a user clicks an event they get the following URL format: /live/1/event-name.html Currently the number in the URL represents the ID ...
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Adsense ads don't appear even if account approved

I have a website that runs on Apache 2 and has code in PHP and JS + HTML. This is the code of my ad unit: I have an approved AdSense account that already was showing (and getting revenue) from AdMob ...
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What are the options to gradually upgrade from shared hosting if the traffic to my site grows? [duplicate]

I have a site with php+mysql on shared hosting and it works well, has good traffic and I want to plan for the future when traffic to my site grows and shared hosting can't handle it. Since the code ...
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“Failed to correctly acquire installer_nodejs_windows.msi file: CRC error” when installing Aptana Studio

When I try to install Aptana Studio I get the message: Failed to correctly acquire installer_nodejs_windows.msi file: CRC error What is this error and how it can be removed?
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Is having multiple index files for various devices bad SEO?

I have two html files, one for mobile and the other file for the other devices. I am detecting mobile devices by using PHP a if ($modile) and this is followed by an include("example.html"> to ...
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Is it possible to entirely disable the ability to set error_reporting?

I'm wondering if at the server level I can disable the ability for scripts to override error_reporting and ini_set('display_errors',1); Edit: I know how to disable errors using .htaccess and on a ...
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SwiftMailer - fsockopen() error 500

I am sending email through php using smtp and using Swift_Mailer Code: error_log("Sending Email\n"); // Get mailer $SM = Yii::app()->swiftMailer; // Get config $mailHost = 'smtp....
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How can I run a background PHP script on a hosting account like godaddy? [closed]

I need to run a PHP script 24x7 on the server I'll be hosting my website on (Probably Godaddy). The PHP script's job is to open a socket and wait for incoming connections. Once a connection is ...
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Submitting a URL to Google using PHP/cUrl

I've been successfully submitting xml sitemaps to Google using cURL. The URL is http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap= The problem is that XML sitemaps take several days to be ...
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I always wonder how this dynamic site content index very fast? [duplicate]

I am new to this field.Actually I am learning PHP/MYSQL.Five min before I asked a question in StackOverflow.And when I googling this suddenly my question appears.How does StackOverflow index very fast ...
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Plesk scheduled task not working

I've got some problems with the scheduled task feature in Plesk while setting up a task that should execute a php-file every minute. As you can see in the screenshot, everything should be fine and ...
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Google reCAPTCHA “Type the Text”

I'm currently trying out Google reCAPTCHA and I want the challenges to be "Type the Text" where it will only shows digitized text/numbers and the user will just type what they see on the digitized ...
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What are some hosting providers that are PHP 7 Ready? [duplicate]

I am creating a list of all providers that are supporting PHP from ages and currently migrated to PHP 7. So the simple question is, how many of the hosting providers we have onboard that are providing ...
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Cloudlinux + CageFS + PHP Selector - how to update default php.ini for each PHP version or for each domain account?

My server runs Cloudlinux 5.11 with CageFS and PHP Selector. Default PHP version is 5.3. I have one account using PHP 5.3, one account using PHP 5.5, and one account using PHP 5.6. I'm trying to ...
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Is it possible to use a common menu across two websites by importing it from the first to the second?

We pay a service to host both our website and our blog. The blog is on the WordPress platform. Both sites are designed to look similar (as best we could) since they are our company websites. The web ...
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When moving a load balanced PHP site from Apache to Nginx, how does the code have to be modified?

When moving to Nginx with multiple php-fpm servers from a more "traditional" Varnish + multiple Apache2 / mod_php setup: Must we expect to rewrite parts of our software? I just discovered that many ...
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How to detect if file with a .png extension contains code or an image?

I was in a trouble last few days since my web host was hacked for POST on PHP files. I've been dealing with files with .png extension that have PHP code inside. I can't even try to edit one-by-one to ...
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Is it a security issue when PHP runs as root in a shared hosting environment?

When one has an account on a shared server host running cPanel, the account runs in a jailed environment where access to files is restricted to /home/myaccount/ and its subdirectories. However PHP ...
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How can I verify the result of a reCAPTCHA in PHP

I am currently working on a website, and I've had some problems with spammers on my comment system. So, I am implementing a reCAPTCHA (maybe some scanners later). I have registered my site with Google,...
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Nginx 502 Bad gateway on shared hosting

I have a website on a shared hosting provider. Since the very beginning my visitors have randomly got several types of errors, including 502 Bad Gateway / nginx (blank page with the error text). I ...
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Monitor a website and change it to show an error message when the web server is offline

I own a domain. Let's name it example.com. I have my own server. For this example, its IP is 1.1.1.1. I use Amazon Route 53 and have configured my DNS. Each time a visitor visits example.com, she ...
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SEO strategy for dynamic images ( PHP + GD )

I have several images which are generated by using PHP + GD. They consist of a background image, and colored lines drawn on top of the images. As the possible combinations depend on the behaviour of ...
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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 /usr/...
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How to submit shortened URLs to Google so that they are included in the index

I am working on a project to create a URL shortener. I have successfully gotten it to create short URLs, but I would like to submit them to Google. When I submit a short URL via Google Webmaster ...
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Should query string parameter values in a URI have single quotes around them?

I'm passing variables through the URI string, like this: example.com?a=first&b=second Everything works as intended, but when I pass the source code through the W3 validator, it's flagging them ...
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PHP - URL variables that look like pages `/POSTID/`

I'm new to websites with databases and was wondering how to make a url look like https://domain.tld/H34d2b rather than https://domain.tld/?p=H34d2b I had an idea of forwarding the page to a 404 PHP ...
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How to properly make a custom 404 page in apache2

My .htaccess ErrorDocument 404 http://www.mywebsite.com/error_404.php My error_404.php header <?php header("HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found");?> Redirection works well but it seems like this ...
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mod_php5 as a static apache module in a cpanel environment

One source claims that apache would perform about 5% slower when using modules that are dynamically loaded (shared). Because of this, I want to be able to make PHP on the server run faster by ...