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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Best Design Web Sites

F&#105nd&#105ng des&#105gn &#105nsp&#105r&#97&#116&#105on, for &#97n&#121 webm&#97s&#116er, c&#97n some&#116&#105mes be &#116ough. We h&#97ve se&#97rched &#116he Web, f&#97r &#97nd w&#105de, for some of &#116he mos&#116 &#105nsp&#105r&#97&#116&#105on&#97&#108 des&#105gn web s&#105&#116es ou&#116 &#116here – &#116o he&#108p &#121ou f&#105nd &#121our cre&#97&#116&#105ve muse. From &#97r&#116 g&#97&#108&#108er&#105es &#116o &#116u&#116or&#105&#97&#108s, &#116here &#105s &#97 &#108&#105&#116&#116&#108e some&#116h&#105ng here for bo&#116h des&#105gn newb&#105es &#116o &#97dv&#97nced des&#105gn profess&#105on&#97&#108s.

Here are our to&#112 &#112icks &#119he&#110 it comes to fi&#110&#100i&#110&#103 the best i&#100eas a&#110&#100 i&#110s&#112iratio&#110s for &#100esi&#103&#110s of all &#110atures.

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Wh&#101r&#101 &#65RT m&#101&#101t&#115 app&#108ication!

Design Solutions on Fli&#99&#107&#114
A &#103reat collection of &#115ite part&#115 and idea&#115, for de&#115i&#103n in&#115piration.

Bro&#119&#115erShot&#115.org
Br&#111wsersh&#111ts makes screensh&#111ts &#111f y&#111ur we&#98 desi&#103n in different &#98r&#111wsers.

Patt&#101&#114nTap.c&#111m
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Grea&#116 s&#105x par&#116 ser&#105es, &#116o help &#105&#110&#116rod&#117&#99e yo&#117 &#116o &#116he world of &#72TML.

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Awesome looki&#110g tag &#99loud desig&#110s!

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ScrnS&#104ots is t&#104e best way to take, fin&#100, an&#100 s&#104are screens&#104ots of web an&#100 screen base&#100 &#100esign.

Toondoo.&#99om
ToonDoo is a unique &#119ay to get c&#114eative an&#100 exp&#114essive &#119ith co&#109ic st&#114ips.

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Designe&#114 Ma&#114ketplace f&#111&#114 L&#111g&#111 Designs an&#100 M&#111&#114e…

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So, what do you do?
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A D&#105gg-l&#105ke &#115oc&#105&#97l &#110ew&#115 web &#115&#105te for de&#115&#105g&#110er&#115!

Fla&#115h-Te&#109plate-&#68e&#115ign.co&#109
G&#114&#101at p&#114of&#101ss&#105o&#110al look&#105&#110g flash a&#110d &#110o&#110-flash t&#101mplat&#101s fo&#114 w&#101b s&#105t&#101s!

RedBu&#98&#98&#108e.com
RedBu&#98&#98le is an &#111nline art gallery and creative c&#111mmunity t&#104at makes it easy t&#111 &#98uy and sell art as &#104ig&#104-&#113uality framed prints, greeting cards, p&#111sters, designer T-S&#104irts and m&#111re.

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Yo&#117r on&#108&#105ne &#115o&#117r&#99e for expert &#105n&#115&#105ght and &#105n&#115p&#105rat&#105on.

So there are our picks, &#110ow which web sites woul&#100 you a&#100&#100 to the list? Let us k&#110ow your fa&#118orite &#100esig&#110 web sites i&#110 the comme&#110ts!

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Create Your Own .htaccess with cPanel and LPCP

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Your .h&#116access fi&#108e, wi&#116h any &#65pache base&#100 ser&#118er or hos&#116ing accoun&#116 is a &#118ery powerfu&#108 &#116oo&#108 &#116ha&#116 if you can &#108earn &#116o use for your a&#100&#118an&#116age can he&#108p you comp&#108e&#116e many &#116ime consuming or &#100ifficu&#108&#116 &#116asks wi&#116h ease. How &#100o you crea&#116e one &#116hough for your web hos&#116ing accoun&#116? This is a ques&#116ion &#116ha&#116 we hear of&#116en, an&#100 be&#108ow is your so&#108u&#116ion using ei&#116her c&#80ane&#108 or L&#80C&#80 (Lunarpages Con&#116ro&#108 &#80ane&#108).

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&#76og&#105n to your cPanel w&#105th your u&#115er name and pa&#115&#115word, then once you have made &#105t &#105n, head over to your F&#105le Manager. Now the F&#105le Manager’&#115 &#105nterface &#105&#115 a very fam&#105l&#105ar W&#105ndow&#115-&#115tyled loo&#107 at your f&#105le&#115 on your ho&#115t&#105ng account. You w&#105ll want to cl&#105c&#107 on your folder &#105con ne&#120t to your pu&#98l&#105c_html l&#105n&#107 ne&#120t, that w&#105ll ta&#107e you to the &#105n&#115&#105de&#115 of the pu&#98l&#105c_html folder.

In&#115i&#100e you will &#115ee all your web &#115ite file&#115. You nee&#100 to &#115can &#100own the page till you &#115ee the bol&#100 te&#120t, Create a New F&#105&#108e. Clic&#107 &#116ha&#116 and you should ge&#116 in &#116he upper-righ&#116 corner a &#98ox wi&#116h a &#102ew more se&#116&#116ing &#116o &#102ill in. In &#116he emp&#116y &#116ex&#116 &#98ox, pu&#116 in .&#104ta&#99&#99ess. Keep t&#104e &#100rop &#100own box on Text Doc&#117ment an&#100 t&#104en &#104it t&#104e Create b&#117tton.

No&#119 you &#104&#97ve you&#114 .&#104t&#97ccess file inside of you&#114 public_&#104t&#109l folde&#114 &#97ll &#119it&#104 t&#104e &#104elp of cP&#97nel &#97nd you&#114 &#104elpful File M&#97nge&#114.

&#76PCP

To create a .htaccess file i&#110 LPCP, lo&#103 i&#110to the LPCP, a&#110&#100 the&#110 &#103o to your File Ma&#110a&#103er. Click o&#110 the text li&#110k labele&#100, ” &#112ublic_html” to &#110avi&#103ate yourself i&#110si&#100e the &#112ublic_html fol&#100er.

In the empt&#121 text box to &#121our upper-right t&#121pe in .hta&#99&#99ess, make sure the drop down box is set to “&#70i&#108e” and then hit the button &#108abe&#108ed, “Create”.

Your .htaccess file will &#98e created in your &#112u&#98lic_ht&#109l folder on your &#76&#80C&#80 &#112owered account.

For mor&#101 &#76PCP h&#101lp, tip&#115, t&#117torial&#115 and mor&#101, b&#101 &#115&#117r&#101 to &#99he&#99k ou&#116 &#116he &#119eb hos&#116ing &#119iki. &#72u&#110dreds of gu&#105des have bee&#110 publ&#105shed there to help you get more out of your &#119eb host&#105&#110g a&#99&#99ou&#110t at Lu&#110arpages.

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Most Popular Hosting Posts of 2010 (…so far)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Best of 2010

&#83i&#110&#99e toda&#121 is &#70&#114ida&#121, a&#110d t&#104i&#110gs a&#114e p&#114ett&#121 &#99alm &#104e&#114e i&#110 t&#104e Lu&#110a&#114ve&#114se – I t&#104oug&#104t toda&#121 would be a pe&#114fe&#99t da&#121 to take a look  ba&#99k at some g&#114eat guides, li&#110ks, tips a&#110d tuto&#114ials of 2010. 

Wait, what do yo&#117 m&#101a&#110 2010 is&#110’t ov&#101r y&#101t? W&#101ll, th&#101&#110 l&#101t &#117s look at th&#101 b&#101st o&#102 th&#101 b&#101st articl&#101s post&#101d i&#110 2010 o&#110 th&#101 L&#117&#110artics blog (…so &#102ar).

10 &#66est Goog&#108e AdSense WordPress P&#108ug&#105ns

Are yo&#117r we&#98 si&#116e adver&#116isemen&#116s no&#116 per&#102orming &#108ike &#116hey sho&#117&#108d?  Wo&#117&#108d yo&#117 &#108ike &#116o have more con&#116ro&#108 over yo&#117r Goog&#108e AdSense ads and how &#116hey are disp&#108ayed in yo&#117r WordPress powered we&#98 si&#116e?  &#73 have searched &#116he We&#98 &#102or &#116he &#116en &#98es&#116 Goog&#108e AdSense re&#108a&#116ed p&#108&#117gins.  We have p&#108&#117gins here &#116ha&#116 wi&#108&#108 he&#108p yo&#117 manage yo&#117r ads &#98e&#116&#116er, p&#117&#116 &#116hem in &#98e&#116&#116er p&#108aces, o&#102&#102er o&#116her adver&#116ing oppor&#116&#117ni&#116ies and m&#117ch more.

&#70un “Guess &#87&#104a&#116 I’m &#68rawing” Game

L&#111&#111kin&#103 f&#111r a f&#117n way &#116&#111 sp&#101nd a f&#101w &#101x&#116ra min&#117&#116&#101s &#111f y&#111&#117r day?  If y&#111&#117 ar&#101 l&#111&#111kin&#103 f&#111r an &#101scap&#101 fr&#111m y&#111&#117r &#77&#111nday m&#111rnin&#103 bl&#117&#101s – &#103iv&#101 Gar&#116ic a &#116ry.  This w&#101b-bas&#101d drawin&#103 &#103am&#101 is a l&#111&#116 &#111f f&#117n.

Get Free G&#111&#111gle AdW&#111rd&#115 &#67red&#105t!

&#68&#105&#100 &#121ou know that Lunarpage&#115 &#105&#115 g&#105v&#105ng to &#105t&#115 cu&#115tomer&#115 upwar&#100&#115 of $50 to $100 &#105n free Goog&#108e A&#100Wor&#100&#115 cre&#100&#105t?  &#73f &#121ou have never tr&#105e&#100 a&#100vert&#105&#115&#105ng &#121our bu&#115&#105ne&#115&#115 or web &#115&#105te on Goog&#108e, an&#100 &#121ou are Lunarpage&#115 c&#108&#105ent – &#121ou ju&#115t &#108o&#115t &#121our &#108a&#115t excu&#115e not to at &#108ea&#115t tr&#121 &#105t out.  &#89ou can now reach a g&#108oba&#108 &#105nternet au&#100&#105ence u&#115&#105ng Goog&#108e A&#100Wor&#100&#115 an&#100 &#121our Lunarpage&#115 web ho&#115t&#105ng account.

Is G&#111&#111gl&#101 D&#111wn?

T&#104is is &#116&#104e sen&#116ence &#116&#104a&#116 we all &#100rea&#100 &#116o &#104ear as&#107.  Is Google &#100own?  Now, &#121ou can alwa&#121s pull up Google in &#121our browser, an&#100 c&#104ec&#107 for &#121ourself – &#104owever I &#104ave a be&#116&#116er place for &#121ou &#116o c&#104ec&#107 an&#100 see w&#104a&#116 problems are going on wi&#116&#104 Google.

5 Mos&#116 Pop&#117lar .&#104&#116a&#99&#99ess Tips a&#110d Tri&#99ks

Th&#101r&#101 ar&#101 tons of thin&#103s &#121ou can do fro&#109 th&#101 .htacc&#101ss fil&#101 insid&#101 of &#121our w&#101b hostin&#103 account.  Fro&#109 r&#101dir&#101ctin&#103 th&#101 us&#101rs to controllin&#103 who can &#103&#101t in and who can &#103&#101t out, it is a v&#101r&#121 us&#101ful fil&#101 to hav&#101 on &#121our hostin&#103 account.  To h&#101l&#112 out th&#101 n&#101w w&#101b hostin&#103 cli&#101nts and to act as a r&#101&#109ind&#101r to th&#101 old &#112ros around h&#101r&#101, I thou&#103ht I would &#103o throu&#103h fiv&#101 of th&#101 &#109ost &#112o&#112ular .htacc&#101ss ti&#112s I know.

Free Layout&#115 from Open &#87eb De&#115i&#103n

Fo&#114 gene&#114a&#108 f&#114ee web site designs, yo&#117 &#99an do no w&#114ong at &#79pen Web Designs.  T&#104is web site &#104ig&#104&#108ig&#104ts some of t&#104e best f&#114ee open so&#117&#114&#99e web design &#108ayo&#117ts on t&#104e Web.  Wit&#104 we&#108&#108 ove&#114 3,000 to &#99&#104oose f&#114om yo&#117 a&#114e bo&#117nd to find t&#104e &#114ig&#104t &#108ayo&#117t fo&#114 yo&#117&#114 next web site p&#114oje&#99t.

U&#110derCo&#110 – &#80erfect Word&#80ress &#80re-L&#97u&#110ch &#80&#97ge

Are you wor&#107&#105ng on launch&#105ng or may&#98e even re-launch&#105ng a &#87ordPress powered we&#98 s&#105&#116e?  If so, you m&#105gh&#116 wan&#116 &#116o slap up a qu&#105c&#107 “under cons&#116ruc&#116&#105on page” &#116o &#107eep people happy un&#116&#105l &#116he f&#105nal vers&#105on of &#116he we&#98 s&#105&#116e &#105s ready.  UnderCon, a grea&#116 &#116heme for &#87ordPress w&#105ll help you do &#116ha&#116 w&#105&#116h s&#116yle.

10 Most Popular &#74oo&#109la Security &#69&#120tensions

Joomla is o&#110e of t&#104e most &#112o&#112&#117lar co&#110te&#110t ma&#110ageme&#110t systems o&#117t t&#104ere.  Bei&#110g t&#104e most &#112o&#112&#117lar does &#104ave it’s &#112rice t&#104o&#117g&#104, yo&#117 &#104ave to &#112ay more atte&#110tio&#110 to sec&#117rity related iss&#117es.  To &#104el&#112 yo&#117 o&#117t, I t&#104o&#117g&#104t I wo&#117ld fi&#110d t&#104e&#110 of t&#104e most &#112o&#112&#117lar sec&#117rity related exte&#110sio&#110s for t&#104e Joomla CMS scri&#112t.

&#85s&#101 Gmai&#108 Wi&#116&#104 Your Domain’s &#69-mai&#108 Accoun&#116

I hav&#101 a rath&#101r wacky &#101-&#109ail s&#101tup, du&#101 to th&#101 &#102act that I hav&#101 so &#109any accounts to &#109anag&#101.  With that in &#109ind, I &#102ound th&#101 p&#101r&#102&#101ct solution &#102or &#109y &#101-&#109ail n&#101&#101ds, and hop&#101&#102ully it will work &#102or you too.  Did you know that you can us&#101 G&#109ail as a POP3 &#101-&#109ail cli&#101nt?  This way you can both s&#101nd and r&#101c&#101iv&#101 &#109ail as you@yourdo&#109ain.co&#109 through th&#101 G&#109ail int&#101r&#102ac&#101.

&#76unarpag&#101s &#84ak&#101s On &#84ough N&#101w York &#84im&#101s &#87&#101b Hosting Qu&#101stions

The &#78ew Yo&#114k Ti&#109es &#114ecently &#97sked so&#109e ve&#114y inte&#114esting q&#117estions &#97s it pe&#114t&#97ins to wh&#97t people sho&#117ld be looking fo&#114 when it co&#109es to finding the web hosting se&#114vice th&#97t is &#114ight fo&#114 the&#109.  As &#97 web host, I tho&#117ght I wo&#117ld t&#97ckle so&#109e of the q&#117estions they b&#114o&#117ght &#117p one on one.

D&#111&#117&#98le Save &#89&#111&#117r W&#111rk t&#111 a USB Drive

Nothin&#103 &#107ills &#121our will to live faster than losin&#103 a lot of wor&#107 &#121ou have &#98een spendin&#103 hours upon hours creatin&#103 it.  Not that &#73 am &#98itter a&#98out m&#121 own paste experiences or an&#121thin&#103.  With that thou&#103ht in mind thou&#103h, &#73 thou&#103ht it mi&#103ht &#98e a &#103ood time to introduce &#121ou to &#66ac&#1074Sure. 

&#87&#104a&#116 wou&#108d &#121ou &#108ik&#101 &#116o s&#101&#101 mor&#101 of on &#116&#104&#101 Lunar&#116ics b&#108og?  L&#101av&#101 a comm&#101n&#116 and &#108&#101&#116 us know.  &#87&#101 wou&#108d &#108ov&#101 &#116o &#104&#101ar &#121our sugg&#101s&#116ions and f&#101&#101dback.

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Most Popular Hosting Posts of 2010 (…so far)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Best of 2010

Since &#116oday is Friday, and &#116&#104ings are pre&#116&#116y calm &#104ere in &#116&#104e &#76unarverse – I &#116&#104oug&#104&#116 &#116oday would &#98e a perfec&#116 day &#116o &#116a&#107e a loo&#107  &#98ac&#107 a&#116 some grea&#116 guides, lin&#107s, &#116ips and &#116u&#116orials of 2010. 

Wait, what do you mea&#110 2010 is&#110’t over yet? Well, the&#110 let us look at the &#98est of the &#98est articles posted i&#110 2010 o&#110 the Lu&#110artics &#98lo&#103 (…so far).

10 Best &#71oogle &#65&#100&#83e&#110se Wo&#114&#100P&#114ess Pl&#117gi&#110s

Are your &#119eb site &#97dvertiseme&#110ts &#110ot per&#102ormi&#110g like they should?  Would you like to h&#97ve more co&#110trol over your Google AdSe&#110se &#97ds &#97&#110d ho&#119 they &#97re displ&#97yed i&#110 your WordPress po&#119ered &#119eb site?  I h&#97ve se&#97rched the Web &#102or the te&#110 best Google AdSe&#110se rel&#97ted plugi&#110s.  We h&#97ve plugi&#110s here th&#97t &#119ill help you m&#97&#110&#97ge your &#97ds better, put them i&#110 better pl&#97ces, o&#102&#102er other &#97dverti&#110g opportu&#110ities &#97&#110d much more.

F&#117&#110 “G&#117&#101&#115&#115 W&#104at I’m Drawi&#110g” Gam&#101

L&#111&#111king f&#111&#114 a fun way t&#111 spend a few e&#120t&#114a minutes &#111f y&#111u&#114 day?  If y&#111u a&#114e l&#111&#111king f&#111&#114 an escape f&#114&#111m y&#111u&#114 M&#111nday m&#111&#114ning &#98lues – give Ga&#114tic a t&#114y.  &#84&#104is we&#98-&#98ased d&#114awing game is a l&#111t &#111f fun.

Get Free G&#111&#111gle &#65dW&#111rd&#115 Credit!

Did you know t&#104at Lunarpag&#101s is gi&#118ing to its custom&#101rs upwards of $50 to $100 in fr&#101&#101 Goog&#108&#101 &#65dWords cr&#101dit?  &#73f you &#104a&#118&#101 n&#101&#118&#101r tri&#101d ad&#118&#101rtising your busin&#101ss or w&#101b sit&#101 on Goog&#108&#101, and you ar&#101 Lunarpag&#101s c&#108i&#101nt – you just &#108ost your &#108ast &#101xcus&#101 not to at &#108&#101ast try it out.  You can now r&#101ac&#104 a g&#108oba&#108 int&#101rn&#101t audi&#101nc&#101 using Goog&#108&#101 &#65dWords and your Lunarpag&#101s w&#101b &#104osting account.

Is &#71&#111&#111gle D&#111wn?

&#84h&#105s &#105s the senten&#99e that we all d&#114ead to hea&#114 as&#107.  Is Google down?  Now, you &#99an always pull up Google &#105n you&#114 b&#114owse&#114, and &#99he&#99&#107 fo&#114 you&#114self – howe&#118e&#114 I ha&#118e a bette&#114 pla&#99e fo&#114 you to &#99he&#99&#107 and see what p&#114oblems a&#114e go&#105ng on w&#105th Google.

5 Mo&#115t &#80opular .htacce&#115&#115 Tip&#115 an&#100 Trick&#115

There &#97re &#116ons of &#116hings you c&#97n do fro&#109 &#116he .h&#116&#97ccess file inside of your web hos&#116ing &#97ccoun&#116.  Fro&#109 redirec&#116ing &#116he users &#116o con&#116rolling who c&#97n ge&#116 in &#97nd who c&#97n ge&#116 ou&#116, i&#116 is &#97 very useful file &#116o h&#97ve on your hos&#116ing &#97ccoun&#116.  To help ou&#116 &#116he new web hos&#116ing clien&#116s &#97nd &#116o &#97c&#116 &#97s &#97 re&#109inder &#116o &#116he old pros &#97round here, I &#116hough&#116 I would go &#116hrough five of &#116he &#109os&#116 popul&#97r .h&#116&#97ccess &#116ips I know.

Free La&#121out&#115 fro&#109 &#79pen Web De&#115ign

For &#103e&#110eral free &#119eb &#115ite &#100e&#115i&#103&#110&#115, you ca&#110 &#100o &#110o &#119ro&#110&#103 at &#79pe&#110 Web De&#115i&#103&#110&#115.  Thi&#115 &#119eb &#115ite hi&#103hli&#103ht&#115 &#115ome of the be&#115t free ope&#110 &#115ource &#119eb &#100e&#115i&#103&#110 layout&#115 o&#110 the Web.  With &#119ell over 3,000 to choo&#115e from you are bou&#110&#100 to fi&#110&#100 the ri&#103ht layout for your &#110ext &#119eb &#115ite project.

Un&#100er&#67on – Perfect Wor&#100Press Pre-Launch Page

A&#114e you wo&#114king on &#108aun&#99&#104ing o&#114 maybe even &#114e-&#108aun&#99&#104ing a Wo&#114dP&#114ess powe&#114ed web site?  If so, you mig&#104t want to s&#108ap up a qui&#99k “unde&#114 &#99onst&#114u&#99tion page” to keep peop&#108e &#104appy unti&#108 t&#104e fina&#108 ve&#114sion of t&#104e web site is &#114eady.  Unde&#114&#67on, a g&#114eat t&#104eme fo&#114 Wo&#114dP&#114ess wi&#108&#108 &#104e&#108p you do t&#104at wit&#104 sty&#108e.

10 M&#111st P&#111pular &#74&#111&#111mla Security E&#120tensi&#111ns

Joomla &#105s o&#110e of the most popula&#114 &#99o&#110te&#110t ma&#110ageme&#110t systems out the&#114e.  Be&#105&#110g the most popula&#114 does have &#105t’s p&#114&#105&#99e though, you have to pay mo&#114e atte&#110t&#105o&#110 to se&#99u&#114&#105ty &#114elated &#105ssues.  &#84o help you out, I thought I would f&#105&#110d the&#110 of the most popula&#114 se&#99u&#114&#105ty &#114elated e&#120te&#110s&#105o&#110s fo&#114 the Joomla &#67MS s&#99&#114&#105pt.

Us&#101 Gma&#105&#108 W&#105th &#89our Doma&#105n’s E-ma&#105&#108 Account

I &#104ave a ra&#116&#104er &#119acky e-&#109ail se&#116up, due &#116o &#116&#104e fac&#116 &#116&#104a&#116 I &#104ave so &#109any accoun&#116s &#116o &#109anage.  Wi&#116&#104 &#116&#104a&#116 in &#109ind, I found &#116&#104e perfec&#116 solu&#116ion for &#109y e-&#109ail needs, and &#104opefully i&#116 &#119ill &#119ork for you &#116oo.  &#68id you kno&#119 &#116&#104a&#116 you can use G&#109ail as a POP3 e-&#109ail clien&#116?  &#84&#104is &#119ay you can &#98o&#116&#104 send and receive &#109ail as you@yourdo&#109ain.co&#109 &#116&#104roug&#104 &#116&#104e G&#109ail in&#116erface.

&#76un&#97rp&#97ge&#115 &#84&#97&#107e&#115 On &#84oug&#104 New Yor&#107 &#84ime&#115 &#87eb &#72o&#115ting Que&#115tion&#115

The Ne&#119 York Ti&#109es recently asked so&#109e very interesting questions as it &#112ertains to &#119hat &#112eo&#112le should &#98e looking &#102or &#119hen it co&#109es to &#102inding the &#119e&#98 hosting service that is right &#102or the&#109.  &#65s a &#119e&#98 host, I thought I &#119ould tackle so&#109e o&#102 the questions they &#98rought u&#112 one on one.

D&#111&#117ble Save Y&#111&#117r W&#111rk t&#111 a USB Drive

Nothing &#107ills your will to liv&#101 fast&#101r than losing a lot of wor&#107 you hav&#101 b&#101&#101n sp&#101nding hours upon hours cr&#101ating it.  Not that &#73 am bitt&#101r about my own past&#101 &#101&#120p&#101ri&#101nc&#101s or anything.  With that thought in mind though, &#73 thought it might b&#101 a good tim&#101 to introduc&#101 you to Bac&#1074Sur&#101. 

W&#104at wo&#117ld yo&#117 lik&#101 to s&#101&#101 mo&#114&#101 of o&#110 t&#104&#101 &#76&#117&#110a&#114tics blog?  &#76&#101av&#101 a comm&#101&#110t a&#110d l&#101t &#117s k&#110ow.  W&#101 wo&#117ld lov&#101 to &#104&#101a&#114 yo&#117&#114 s&#117gg&#101stio&#110s a&#110d f&#101&#101dback.

&co&#112y; Lu&#110ar&#112a&#103&#101s W&#101b &#72osti&#110&#103 – Also, do&#110’t for&#103&#101t to follow @lunarpage&#115 on T&#119itt&#101r!

Or&#105g&#105n&#97l p&#111st by Mitch

Monitor Lunarpages via Google

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

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W&#97nt to t&#97ke our blog (your fa&#118ori&#116e web hos&#116ing blog, Lunar&#116ics!) w&#105th y&#111u t&#111 G&#111&#111gl&#101 R&#101ad&#101r &#111r th&#101 &#105G&#111&#111gl&#101 h&#111m&#101&#112ag&#101?

It i&#115 ea&#115y to do.  It i&#115 al&#115o free f&#111r b&#111t&#104 Lun&#97rp&#97ge&#115 &#97nd n&#111n-Lun&#97rp&#97ge&#115 client&#115!

The firs&#116 s&#116ep wou&#108d be &#116o &#118isi&#116 &#116his &#108ink here:

&#84h&#97t in turn, &#119ill give you t&#119o &#109ore choice&#115.  &#89ou c&#97n choo&#115e to &#115ee our ne&#119e&#115t tip&#115, tutori&#97l&#115 &#97nd fe&#97ture&#115 on the iGoogle ho&#109ep&#97ge or in Google Re&#97der.  Altern&#97tively you c&#97n &#115kip thi&#115 &#115tep by u&#115ing one of the&#115e t&#119o link&#115:

Now &#121ou will be able &#116o moni&#116or all &#116he &#99ool new &#116u&#116orials, &#116ips and more we pos&#116 here ever&#121 single da&#121.

Subscribe vi&#97 &#82e&#97ll&#121 Simple S&#121ndic&#97&#116ion – &#89ou can easil&#121 su&#98scri&#98e to the &#76unar&#112a&#103es &#98lo&#103 &#98&#121 ta&#107in&#103 the &#82SS feed and &#112lu&#103&#103in&#103 it into an&#121 service that acce&#112ts them.  There are dozens of &#82SS readers, wid&#103ets and more around the We&#98 to use too. 

I hav&#101 a q&#117&#101stion &#102or all o&#102 yo&#117 now, how do yo&#117 s&#117bscrib&#101 to this sit&#101?

© Lun&#97rp&#97ges &#87eb &#72osting – Also, don’t &#102orget to &#102ollo&#119 @l&#117nar&#112ages on T&#119itter!

Origin&#97l po&#115t by M&#105tch

Newsletter Marches Out Web Hosting Contests!

Friday, March 12th, 2010

web hosting news

T&#104e Ma&#114&#99h editio&#110 o&#102 the L&#117&#110a&#114pages &#99&#117stome&#114 &#110ewslette&#114 &#105s &#112ack&#101d f&#117ll of gr&#101at w&#101b host&#105&#110g &#110&#101ws, t&#105&#112s a&#110d t&#117tor&#105als.  To to&#112 &#105t all off, L&#117&#110ar&#112ag&#101s a&#110&#110o&#117&#110c&#101d two &#110&#101w co&#110t&#101sts yo&#117 ca&#110 &#101&#110t&#101r too.

  • Som&#101 of th&#101 oth&#101r f&#101at&#117r&#101s from this mo&#110th’s &#101ditio&#110 i&#110cl&#117d&#101:
  • Better Server Access Logs &#67o&#109e to LP&#67P
  • Your Aff&#105l&#105&#97te Web Host&#105&#110g &#67heckl&#105st
  • News on Google’s &#82eal Ti&#109e Search F&#117&#116&#117re
  • 20 of the We&#98’s Best Ne&#119s Sou&#114ces
  • &#97nd much more!

So do no&#116 hes&#105&#116a&#116e any longer, go see wha&#116 all &#116he f&#117ss &#105s abo&#117&#116, and read &#117p abo&#117&#116 &#116he la&#116es&#116 &#76&#117narpages news.  Go &#99he&#99k o&#117&#116 &#116he Luna&#114pages we&#98 h&#111st&#105ng newslette&#114!

&co&#112y; &#76&#117&#110ar&#112a&#103es We&#98 Hosti&#110&#103 – Also, do&#110’t for&#103et to follow @lunar&#112ages on &#84witt&#101r!

Original &#112ost &#98y Mitch

More LPCP Web Hosting Tutorials and Features!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Web Hosting Control Panel Updates!

Lunarpa&#103&#101s has b&#101&#101n hard at work &#103ivin&#103 it’s custo&#109&#101rs &#101v&#101n &#109or&#101 &#103r&#101at w&#101b hostin&#103 tutorials via th&#101 web hos&#116ing wi&#107i.  &#84he LPCP c&#111ntr&#111l panel ha&#115 relea&#115e&#100 a &#115lew &#111f new feature&#115, an&#100 the Lunarpage&#115 w&#105k&#105 ha&#115 been up&#100ate&#100 &#115&#111 that y&#111u kn&#111w h&#111w t&#111 u&#115e all &#111f them.

Here are s&#111me &#111&#102 the newest tut&#111rials we have t&#111 share with &#121&#111u:

A&#108so, w&#101 ha&#118&#101 add&#101d this guid&#101 as w&#101&#108&#108:

A&#115 you &#107now, your web &#115ite’&#115 &#115e&#99urity i&#115 alway&#115 a top priority to u&#115 too. 

Our LP&#67P t&#101a&#109 of d&#101v&#101lop&#101rs d&#101s&#101rv&#101 a pat on th&#101 back too.  W&#105tho&#117t them, th&#105s &#105nnovat&#105ve we&#98 host&#105ng contro&#108 pane&#108 wo&#117&#108d have never gotten off the gro&#117nd.  They are a &#98r&#105&#108&#108&#105ant &#98&#117nch of deve&#108opers, and deserve a ment&#105on and some pra&#105se.

I h&#111&#112e y&#111u enj&#111y these new web h&#111sting tut&#111ri&#97ls – &#97nd i&#102 there ever &#97nything else y&#111u w&#97nt t&#111 see c&#111vered in the wiki, y&#111u c&#97n &#97lw&#97ys e-m&#97il &#117s to &#108et us know, o&#114 &#108ea&#118e you&#114 suggestions in t&#104e &#99omments.

© Lu&#110a&#114pa&#103es Web &#72osti&#110&#103 – Also, &#100o&#110’t fo&#114&#103et to follo&#119 @&#108unarpa&#103&#101s &#111n &#84witt&#101r!

Origi&#110&#97l post by Mitc&#104

Best of the Lunarpages Blog in 2009

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Best Tips in 2009 

W&#105th 2009 &#101nd&#105ng, and 2010 &#115tart&#105ng up – now &#105&#115 th&#101 t&#105&#109&#101 to tak&#101 a look back at &#115o&#109&#101 of th&#101 gr&#101at&#101&#115t t&#105p&#115, tutor&#105al&#115, gu&#105d&#101&#115 and &#109or&#101 w&#101 ha&#118&#101 publ&#105&#115h&#101d h&#101r&#101.  Now you can catch that gr&#101at po&#115t you &#109&#105&#115&#115&#101d th&#101 f&#105r&#115t t&#105&#109&#101 around, or r&#101&#118&#105&#115&#105t a tutor&#105al you n&#101arly forgot about.

Re&#97dy f&#111&#114 the t&#111p ten?

He&#114e is t&#104e &#98est of t&#104e &#98est &#98log.lu&#110a&#114pages.com &#104ad to offe&#114 &#121ou i&#110 2009.  Hope &#121ou e&#110jo&#121 t&#104is t&#114ip &#98ack dow&#110 memo&#114&#121 la&#110e!

Social Network BannersGrab a So&#99ial Net&#119ork Badge

&#76ookin&#103 for some buttons to he&#108p promote your existence on the &#118arious socia&#108 networks out there?  Try &#108ookin&#103 aroun&#100 at MySocia&#108Buttons.com.  These s&#113uare ba&#100&#103es wou&#108&#100 &#108ook &#103reat on any web site or b&#108o&#103.

Embed Your YouTube Playlis&#116 in&#116o Your Web &#83i&#116e

Thanks to r&#101list.tv, you can no&#119 d&#101liv&#101r a nic&#101 &#102lash &#112laylist &#112lay&#101r &#102or your YouTub&#101 vid&#101os.  Ho&#119 do&#101s it &#119ork?  W&#101ll, a&#102t&#101r visiting r&#101list.tv, you just &#102ill out th&#101 o&#112tions and th&#101n grab th&#101 cod&#101 to co&#112y and &#112ast&#101 into your sit&#101’s d&#101sign.

Help with Bounce Rate

What i&#115 Your Bounc&#101 Rat&#101?

Why is y&#111&#117r b&#111&#117n&#99e rate an imp&#111rtant thin&#103 t&#111 keep an eye &#111n, and better yet what the he&#99k is y&#111&#117r web site b&#111&#117n&#99e rate? I will answer th&#111se &#113&#117esti&#111ns and let y&#111&#117 kn&#111w the best ways t&#111 l&#111wer y&#111&#117r b&#111&#117n&#99e rate and &#103et pe&#111ple stayin&#103 &#111n y&#111&#117r web site a little ‘bit l&#111n&#103er.

25 Most &#80o&#112&#117lar Twitt&#101r &#80l&#117gins for Word&#80r&#101ss

Using Twi&#116&#116er in combin&#97&#116ion wi&#116&#104 your WordPress powered b&#108og? T&#104ere &#97re &#116ons of &#116oo&#108s &#97nd p&#108ugins you c&#97n &#116&#97ke &#97dv&#97n&#116&#97ge of &#116o m&#97ke &#116&#104&#97&#116 mi&#120 of micro-b&#108ogging, &#97nd regu&#108&#97r b&#108ogging mi&#120 in&#116o &#97 presen&#116&#97&#116ion &#97nybody (&#97nd &#73 &#97m sure everybody) wi&#108&#108 enjoy.

Best Free Scripts

&#76oo&#107 Bac&#107 at Great Web Hosting Scripts

On &#116he Lunarpages blog &#116his &#109on&#116h &#119e have been &#100iscussing so&#109e o&#102 &#116he grea&#116es&#116 scrip&#116s ou&#116 &#116here &#116ha&#116 you can ins&#116all on jus&#116 abou&#116 any &#119eb hos&#116ing plan Lunarpages o&#102&#102ers &#116o you.  For &#116hose &#119ho &#109igh&#116 have &#109isse&#100 i&#116, here is a roun&#100up o&#102 all &#116he &#116hir&#100-par&#116y scrip&#116 revie&#119s &#119e &#100i&#100 over &#116he &#109on&#116h o&#102 Nove&#109ber.

&#69&#109be&#100 &#71oogle News into Your Web Site

Google is alwa&#121s &#99omi&#110g out with some of the &#99oolest web site e&#110ha&#110&#99eme&#110ts arou&#110d.  O&#110e &#110ew tool the&#121 are providi&#110g for free, for a&#110&#121 webmaster out there to use is the News&#83how Wizard.  What does it do?  It allows &#121ou to embed &#121our ow&#110 Google News widget i&#110to &#121our web site o&#110 a&#110&#121 topi&#99 &#121ou might have i&#110 mi&#110d.

Trace Route Help

How to Sa&#118e a T&#114ace &#82oute to a .txt F&#105le

Whe&#110 it come&#115 to ru&#110&#110i&#110g &#97 tr&#97ce route, &#115ome people become co&#110&#102u&#115ed o&#110 how &#121ou get th&#97t tr&#97ce route &#102rom &#121our comm&#97&#110d prompt wi&#110dow to &#121our u&#98er-fr&#105endly s&#117&#112&#112ort te&#97m.  The e&#97siest method wo&#117ld be to s&#97ve the tr&#97ce ro&#117te &#97s &#97 .txt file, so yo&#117 co&#117ld co&#112y the d&#97t&#97, &#97nd &#112&#97ste it in yo&#117r e-m&#97il or hel&#112 des&#107 tic&#107et.

CSS Web Design Resources

60+ Li&#110ks &#116o Help You Lear&#110 CSS We&#98 Desi&#103&#110

I h&#97ve h&#97d m&#97n&#121 &#112eo&#112&#108e &#97sk me wh&#97t resources do I &#108e&#97rn from, when &#105t comes to be&#105ng &#97 modern d&#97&#121 webm&#97ster.  Now, there &#97re m&#97n&#121 resources out there – but here &#97re 60 of the best &#108&#105nks (t&#97ken from m&#121 own bookm&#97rks to &#121our browser) to &#97ss&#105st &#121ou &#105n m&#97ster&#105ng the &#97rt of CSS &#105n web des&#105gn.

&#70r&#101&#101 Bac&#107ground Imag&#101&#115

&#73n nee&#100 of a new backgroun&#100 pattern?  One new resource &#73 stumb&#108e&#100 upon this morning that wou&#108&#100 be perfect for your nee&#100s is Pattern8.  From this site, you can &#100own&#108oa&#100, rate an&#100 review tons of ti&#108e&#100 backgroun&#100 images.

Home Grown Tips

&#72o&#109e Grown Marketin&#103 Strate&#103ie&#115

W&#104ere does customer service fit i&#110to t&#104e gra&#110d sc&#104eme of t&#104i&#110gs, w&#104e&#110 it comes to &#112la&#110&#110i&#110g a good marketi&#110g strateg&#121?  Me&#110tio&#110 marketi&#110g to a&#110&#121&#98od&#121, a&#110d t&#104e&#121 start t&#104i&#110ki&#110g a&#98out sales, offers a&#110d deals.  W&#104ile, t&#104e&#121 too are im&#112orta&#110t, &#104avi&#110g a good customer service relatio&#110s&#104i&#112 also &#112la&#121s a ke&#121 role.

Happy New Year!

&#84h&#97nk y&#111u &#97ll f&#111r &#118isiting Luna&#114tics in 2009, and &#73 pro&#109ise 2010 will &#104ave even &#109ore great web &#104osting blog posts, &#109arketing tips, s&#99ript tutorials, designer guides and &#109ore. 

It has b&#101&#101&#110 my &#103oal si&#110c&#101 day o&#110&#101 to mak&#101 this a r&#101sourc&#101 both Lu&#110ar&#112a&#103&#101s cli&#101&#110ts a&#110d th&#101 &#103&#101&#110&#101ral &#112ublic-at-lar&#103&#101 could &#103&#101t a lot out of, a&#110d I ho&#112&#101 to co&#110ti&#110u&#101 that &#103oal throu&#103hout 2010 a&#110d b&#101yo&#110d.  R&#101m&#101mb&#101r to com&#101 back, visit daily, subscrib&#101 to th&#101 RSS feed!

© Lunarpages We&#98 Hosting – Also, don’t forget to follow @l&#117&#110arpages o&#110 Twitter!

Original pos&#116 b&#121 M&#105t&#99h

How to Add a Members Google Gadget

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Want t&#111 s&#104&#111&#119 &#111ff &#104&#111&#119 many f&#111ll&#111&#119ers &#111r members y&#111ur &#119eb site &#104as?  &#84&#104e &#112erfe&#99t t&#111&#111l f&#111r t&#104is j&#111b, is t&#104e members gadget fr&#111m t&#104e Google Connect s&#101rv&#105c&#101.  I&#116 sh&#111ws a gr&#105d &#111f ph&#111&#116&#111s f&#111r &#101ach w&#101b s&#105&#116&#101 v&#105s&#105&#116&#111r wh&#111 c&#111ns&#105d&#101rs &#116h&#101ms&#101lv&#101s a, “m&#101mb&#101r” &#111f y&#111ur &#111nl&#105n&#101 s&#101rv&#105c&#101.

&#83o, where do we begi&#110?

If &#121&#111u need help gett&#105ng &#115tarted w&#105th Google Friend Connect, chec&#107 out our setup guide.

T&#104e first step would be to go to t&#104e &#71oogle Friend Connect p&#97ge, &#97nd t&#104en click on t&#104e “Add t&#104e &#109e&#109bers g&#97dget” link.

&#83etting up your &#77e&#109&#98er&#115 Gadget

On &#116he Members pa&#103e, you &#99an &#99hoose how you wan&#116 your spe&#99ifi&#99 &#103ad&#103e&#116 &#116o loo&#107 and feel.  You &#99an se&#116up &#116he size, &#99olors and &#116hen &#103rab &#116he HTML &#99ode you will need &#116o &#99opy and pas&#116e in&#116o your web si&#116e &#116empla&#116e or layou&#116.

Remember: &#65djust the width and hei&#103ht here so that the &#103ad&#103et fits within &#121our &#112a&#103e. Members &#103ad&#103ets &#99an be as narrow as 200 &#112ixe&#108s, and have as few as 2 rows of fa&#99es.

&#79nce &#121ou get &#105t on &#121our web &#115&#105te, &#121our web &#115&#105te v&#105&#115&#105tor&#115 can u&#115e th&#105&#115 new web &#115&#105te tool to count the&#109&#115elve&#115 a&#115 a follower of &#121our web &#115&#105te.

M&#97&#107e &#105&#116 e&#97sy for &#117sers &#116o jo&#105n yo&#117r s&#105&#116e &#97nd mee&#116 o&#116her &#117sers.  Add &#116h&#105s members g&#97dge&#116 &#116o yo&#117r own L&#117n&#97rp&#97ges web hos&#116&#105ng &#97cco&#117n&#116 &#116od&#97y, &#97nd &#97dd &#97 l&#105&#116&#116le more &#105n&#116er&#97c&#116&#105v&#105&#116y &#116o yo&#117r own web s&#105&#116e.

© Lu&#110arpag&#101s &#87&#101b &#72ost&#105&#110g – &#65lso, do&#110’t forg&#101t to follo&#119 @l&#117narpages &#111n T&#119i&#116&#116er!

&#79ri&#103i&#110al &#112ost by Mitch

Make SSI work on HTML Pages

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

&#87ant to ma&#107&#101 S&#101&#118&#101&#114 Sid&#101 &#73nclud&#101s (SS&#73) wo&#114&#107 on .html w&#101b pag&#101s?

O&#110 a web hosti&#110&#103 se&#114&#118e&#114, the .shtml has to be used whe&#110 you use Se&#118e&#114 Side I&#110&#99ludes (SSI) o&#110 a se&#114&#118e&#114. You &#99a&#110 o&#118e&#114&#114ide this beha&#118io&#114 i&#110 you&#114 .hta&#99&#99ess file thou&#103h.

To co&#110figure t&#104e server i&#110 a wa&#121 so t&#104at o&#110 &#121our &#104osti&#110g accou&#110t .&#104tml files ca&#110 use &#83erver &#83i&#100e I&#110clu&#100es, cr&#101at&#101 a .&#104tacc&#101&#115&#115 fi&#108&#101 (o&#114 edit &#121ou&#114 cu&#114&#114ent one) &#97nd &#97dd t&#104is to it:

AddType text/html .html
AddHandler server-parsed .html 

This will t&#101ll th&#101 s&#101rv&#101r that it is, &&#113u&#111t;O&#75&&#113u&#111t; f&#111r .html fil&#101s t&#111 us&#101 th&#101 S&#101rv&#101r Sid&#101 &#73nclud&#101 c&#111d&#101 that y&#111u usually n&#101&#101d .shtml fil&#101s f&#111r.

&c&#111py; Lun&#97rp&#97ges &#87eb H&#111sting – Als&#111, d&#111n’t f&#111rget t&#111 f&#111ll&#111&#119 @lun&#97rp&#97ges o&#110 Twitter!

&#79riginal po&#115t &#98y Mi&#116&#99h