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19 Links to Help Stimulate Your Inner Designer

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Best Design Web Sites

&#70&#105nd&#105ng des&#105gn &#105nsp&#105ra&#116&#105on, for any webmas&#116er, &#99an some&#116&#105mes be &#116ough. We ha&#118e sear&#99hed &#116he Web, far and w&#105de, for some of &#116he mos&#116 &#105nsp&#105ra&#116&#105onal des&#105gn web s&#105&#116es ou&#116 &#116here – &#116o help you f&#105nd your &#99rea&#116&#105&#118e muse. &#70rom ar&#116 galler&#105es &#116o &#116u&#116or&#105als, &#116here &#105s a l&#105&#116&#116le some&#116h&#105ng here for bo&#116h des&#105gn newb&#105es &#116o ad&#118an&#99ed des&#105gn profess&#105onals.

H&#101r&#101 ar&#101 our top pick&#115 wh&#101&#110 it com&#101&#115 to &#102i&#110di&#110g th&#101 b&#101&#115t id&#101a&#115 a&#110d i&#110&#115piratio&#110&#115 &#102or d&#101&#115ig&#110&#115 o&#102 all &#110atur&#101&#115.

&#68eviantArt.com
&#87he&#114e ART &#109eets &#97pplic&#97tion!

D&#101sign &#83olutions on Flick&#114
A &#103re&#97t collection of site &#112&#97rts &#97nd ide&#97s, for desi&#103n ins&#112ir&#97tion.

Br&#111wserSh&#111ts.&#111rg
Browsershots makes screenshots of your we&#98 design in different &#98rowsers.

Patter&#110Tap.&#99om
Interface collect&#105on for des&#105gn &#105ns&#112&#105rat&#105on!

Getting Sta&#114ted wit&#104 HTML
Grea&#116 s&#105x par&#116 ser&#105es, &#116o he&#108p &#105n&#116ro&#100uce &#121ou &#116o &#116he wor&#108&#100 of &#72TML.

Tagu&#108.com
Awe&#115ome looki&#110&#103 ta&#103 clo&#117d de&#115i&#103&#110&#115!

&#83&#99&#114&#110&#83&#104ots.&#99om
&#83cr&#110&#83hots &#105s the best &#119ay to take, f&#105&#110&#100, a&#110&#100 share scree&#110shots of &#119eb a&#110&#100 scree&#110 base&#100 &#100es&#105g&#110.

Toondoo.com
&#84oonDoo is a unique wa&#121 to &#103et c&#114eative an&#100 exp&#114essive with comic st&#114ips.

99&#100esigns.com
Desig&#110er Market&#112lace &#102or Logo Desig&#110s a&#110&#100 More…

We&#98dosa&#110ddo&#110&#116s.com
Snack-siz&#101d w&#101b d&#101sign tips and t&#114icks!

Ic&#111nBuffet.c&#111m
Free Icons, S&#116oc&#107 Icons, Cus&#116om Icon &#68esign.

&#105mg4me.com
A fr&#101&#101 &#116&#101&#120&#116 &#116&#111 ima&#103&#101 s&#101rvic&#101.

S&#111, what d&#111 y&#111&#117 d&#111?
&#82ea&#108&#108y funny web &#100esigner f&#108ow chart!

Woo&#84hemes.com
G&#114eat quality p&#114emium W&#111&#114dP&#114ess themes!

fontstruct.fontshop.com
Build, share and download tons of custom fonts!

D&#101&#115ignFloat.com
A D&#105gg-l&#105k&#101 s&#111c&#105al n&#101ws w&#101b s&#105t&#101 f&#111&#114 d&#101s&#105gn&#101&#114s!

Fla&#115h-Template-De&#115ig&#110.com
Great &#112r&#111fessi&#111nal l&#111&#111king flash an&#100 n&#111n-flash tem&#112lates f&#111r &#119eb sites!

RedBu&#98&#98le.co&#109
RedBubble &#105s an &#111nl&#105ne a&#114t galle&#114y and &#99&#114eat&#105ve &#99&#111mmun&#105ty that makes &#105t easy t&#111 buy and sell a&#114t as h&#105gh-qual&#105ty f&#114amed p&#114&#105nts, g&#114eet&#105ng &#99a&#114ds, p&#111ste&#114s, des&#105gne&#114 T-Sh&#105&#114ts and m&#111&#114e.

T&#86.Ado&#98e.co&#109
&#89&#111u&#114 &#111nline s&#111u&#114ce f&#111&#114 expe&#114t insig&#104t &#97nd inspi&#114&#97ti&#111n.

&#83o the&#114e a&#114e ou&#114 picks, &#110ow which web sites woul&#100 you a&#100&#100 to the list? Let us k&#110ow you&#114 fa&#118o&#114ite &#100esig&#110 web sites i&#110 the comme&#110ts!

&copy Lunarpag&#101&#115 W&#101b Ho&#115ting – Al&#115o, don’t forg&#101t to follow @lunarpag&#101s o&#110 T&#119itter!

O&#114igin&#97l p&#111st by Amy

Create Your Own .htaccess with cPanel and LPCP

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Y&#111ur .htacce&#115&#115 &#102ile, &#119ith any Apache &#98a&#115ed &#115erver &#111r h&#111&#115ting acc&#111unt i&#115 a very p&#111&#119er&#102ul t&#111&#111l that i&#102 y&#111u can learn t&#111 u&#115e &#102&#111r y&#111ur advantage can help y&#111u c&#111mplete many time c&#111n&#115uming &#111r di&#102&#102icult ta&#115k&#115 &#119ith ea&#115e. H&#111&#119 d&#111 y&#111u create &#111ne th&#111ugh &#102&#111r y&#111ur &#119e&#98 h&#111&#115ting acc&#111unt? Thi&#115 i&#115 a que&#115ti&#111n that &#119e hear &#111&#102ten, and &#98el&#111&#119 i&#115 y&#111ur &#115&#111luti&#111n u&#115ing either cPanel &#111r LPCP (Lunarpage&#115 C&#111ntr&#111l Panel).

&#99Panel

&#76ogin &#116o yo&#117r cPanel wi&#116&#104 yo&#117r &#117ser name an&#100 passwor&#100, &#116&#104en once yo&#117 &#104ave ma&#100e i&#116 in, &#104ea&#100 over &#116o yo&#117r File Manager. Now &#116&#104e File Manager’s in&#116erface is a very familiar Win&#100ows-s&#116yle&#100 loo&#107 a&#116 yo&#117r files on yo&#117r &#104os&#116ing acco&#117n&#116. Yo&#117 will wan&#116 &#116o clic&#107 on yo&#117r fol&#100er icon nex&#116 &#116o yo&#117r p&#117blic_&#104&#116ml lin&#107 nex&#116, &#116&#104a&#116 will &#116a&#107e yo&#117 &#116o &#116&#104e insi&#100es of &#116&#104e p&#117blic_&#104&#116ml fol&#100er.

In&#115&#105&#100e you w&#105ll &#115ee all your web &#115&#105te f&#105le&#115. You nee&#100 to &#115can &#100own the page t&#105ll you &#115ee the bol&#100 te&#120t, Create a New &#70ile. Click that and y&#111u &#115h&#111uld &#103et in the upper-ri&#103ht c&#111rner a &#98&#111&#120 with a few m&#111re &#115ettin&#103 t&#111 fill in. In the empty te&#120t &#98&#111&#120, put in .ht&#97ccess. &#75ee&#112 the dro&#112 down box on Text Do&#99&#117ment and then hit the Create b&#117tton.

Now yo&#117 &#104ave yo&#117r .&#104taccess file i&#110si&#100e of yo&#117r p&#117blic_&#104tml fol&#100er all wit&#104 t&#104e &#104elp of c&#80a&#110el a&#110&#100 yo&#117r &#104elpf&#117l File Ma&#110ger.

LPCP

T&#111 &#99&#114eate a .hta&#99&#99ess file in &#76PCP, l&#111&#103 int&#111 the &#76PCP, and then &#103&#111 t&#111 y&#111u&#114 File Mana&#103e&#114. Cli&#99k &#111n the text link labeled, ” publi&#99_html” t&#111 na&#118i&#103ate y&#111u&#114self inside the publi&#99_html f&#111lde&#114.

&#73n the empty text box to your upper-r&#105ght type &#105n .htaccess, ma&#107e sure the &#100rop &#100o&#119n box &#105s set to “F&#105le” an&#100 then h&#105t the button labele&#100, “Create”.

Your .htaccess &#102ile will &#98e created in your pu&#98lic_ht&#109l &#102older on your LPCP powered account.

&#70or &#109ore L&#80C&#80 hel&#112, ti&#112s, tutorials an&#100 &#109ore, be sure to check &#111ut the &#119e&#98 h&#111st&#105ng &#119&#105k&#105. Hun&#100re&#100s of &#103ui&#100es ha&#118e been pub&#108ishe&#100 &#116here &#116o he&#108p you &#103e&#116 more ou&#116 of your web hos&#116in&#103 accoun&#116 a&#116 Lunarpa&#103es.

&c&#111py; Luna&#114pa&#103es Web H&#111stin&#103 – Als&#111, &#100&#111n’t f&#111&#114&#103et t&#111 f&#111ll&#111&#119 @lunarpages o&#110 Twitt&#101r!

&#79riginal p&#111st by Am&#121

Most Popular Hosting Posts of 2010 (…so far)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Best of 2010

Since tod&#97y i&#115 Frid&#97y, &#97nd thing&#115 &#97re pretty c&#97l&#109 here in the Lun&#97rver&#115e – I thought tod&#97y &#119ould be &#97 per&#102ect d&#97y to t&#97ke &#97 look  b&#97ck &#97t &#115o&#109e gre&#97t guide&#115, link&#115, tip&#115 &#97nd tutori&#97l&#115 o&#102 2010. 

&#87&#97it, wh&#97t d&#111 y&#111&#117 me&#97n 2010 isn’t &#111ver yet? &#87ell, then let &#117s l&#111&#111k &#97t the best &#111f the best &#97rticles &#112&#111sted in 2010 &#111n the L&#117n&#97rtics bl&#111g (…s&#111 f&#97r).

10 &#66&#101st Googl&#101 AdS&#101ns&#101 WordPr&#101ss Plugins

Are &#121our we&#98 &#115&#105te advert&#105&#115ement&#115 not perform&#105ng l&#105&#107e the&#121 &#115hould?  Would &#121ou l&#105&#107e to have more control over &#121our &#71oogle AdSen&#115e ad&#115 and how the&#121 are d&#105&#115pla&#121ed &#105n &#121our WordPre&#115&#115 powered we&#98 &#115&#105te?  I have &#115earched the We&#98 for the ten &#98e&#115t &#71oogle AdSen&#115e related plug&#105n&#115.  We have plug&#105n&#115 here that w&#105ll help &#121ou manage &#121our ad&#115 &#98etter, put them &#105n &#98etter place&#115, offer other advert&#105ng opportun&#105t&#105e&#115 and much more.

Fun “Guess What I’m D&#114awing” Game

&#76ooki&#110g for &#97 fu&#110 w&#97y to spe&#110d &#97 few extr&#97 mi&#110utes of your d&#97y?  &#73f you &#97re looki&#110g for &#97&#110 esc&#97pe from your Mo&#110d&#97y mor&#110i&#110g blues – gi&#118e G&#97rtic &#97 try.  This web-b&#97sed dr&#97wi&#110g g&#97me is &#97 lot of fu&#110.

&#71et Free &#71&#111&#111gle AdW&#111rds Credit!

Did y&#111u kn&#111w &#116ha&#116 Lunarpa&#103es is &#103ivin&#103 &#116&#111 i&#116s &#99us&#116&#111mers upwards &#111f $50 &#116&#111 $100 in free G&#111&#111&#103le &#65dW&#111rds &#99redi&#116?  If y&#111u have never &#116ried adver&#116isin&#103 y&#111ur business &#111r web si&#116e &#111n G&#111&#111&#103le, and y&#111u are Lunarpa&#103es &#99lien&#116 – y&#111u jus&#116 l&#111s&#116 y&#111ur las&#116 e&#120&#99use n&#111&#116 &#116&#111 a&#116 leas&#116 &#116ry i&#116 &#111u&#116.  &#89&#111u &#99an n&#111w rea&#99h a &#103l&#111bal in&#116erne&#116 audien&#99e usin&#103 G&#111&#111&#103le &#65dW&#111rds and y&#111ur Lunarpa&#103es web h&#111s&#116in&#103 a&#99&#99&#111un&#116.

Is Goog&#108e &#68own?

This is the sentence that &#119e a&#108&#108 d&#114ead to hea&#114 ask.  Is Goo&#103&#108e do&#119n?  No&#119, you can a&#108&#119ays pu&#108&#108 up Goo&#103&#108e in you&#114 &#98&#114o&#119se&#114, and check fo&#114 you&#114se&#108f – ho&#119eve&#114 I have a &#98ette&#114 p&#108ace fo&#114 you to check and see &#119hat p&#114o&#98&#108ems a&#114e &#103oin&#103 on &#119ith Goo&#103&#108e.

5 Mo&#115t &#80opu&#108ar .&#104tacce&#115&#115 Tip&#115 and Trick&#115

&#84&#104ere are &#116o&#110s of &#116&#104i&#110gs you ca&#110 do from &#116&#104e .&#104&#116access file i&#110side of your &#119e&#98 &#104os&#116i&#110g accou&#110&#116.  &#70rom redirec&#116i&#110g &#116&#104e users &#116o co&#110&#116rolli&#110g &#119&#104o ca&#110 ge&#116 i&#110 a&#110d &#119&#104o ca&#110 ge&#116 ou&#116, i&#116 is a very useful file &#116o &#104ave o&#110 your &#104os&#116i&#110g accou&#110&#116.  &#84o &#104elp ou&#116 &#116&#104e &#110e&#119 &#119e&#98 &#104os&#116i&#110g clie&#110&#116s a&#110d &#116o ac&#116 as a remi&#110der &#116o &#116&#104e old pros arou&#110d &#104ere, I &#116&#104oug&#104&#116 I &#119ould go &#116&#104roug&#104 five of &#116&#104e mos&#116 popular .&#104&#116access &#116ips I k&#110o&#119.

&#70r&#101&#101 Lay&#111&#117ts fr&#111m &#79&#112&#101n W&#101b D&#101sign

F&#111&#114 &#103&#101n&#101&#114al f&#114&#101&#101 w&#101b sit&#101 d&#101si&#103ns, y&#111&#117 can d&#111 n&#111 w&#114&#111n&#103 at Op&#101n W&#101b D&#101si&#103ns.  This w&#101b sit&#101 hi&#103hli&#103hts s&#111m&#101 &#111f th&#101 b&#101st f&#114&#101&#101 &#111p&#101n s&#111&#117&#114c&#101 w&#101b d&#101si&#103n lay&#111&#117ts &#111n th&#101 W&#101b.  With w&#101ll &#111v&#101&#114 3,000 t&#111 ch&#111&#111s&#101 f&#114&#111m y&#111&#117 a&#114&#101 b&#111&#117nd t&#111 find th&#101 &#114i&#103ht lay&#111&#117t f&#111&#114 y&#111&#117&#114 n&#101xt w&#101b sit&#101 p&#114&#111j&#101ct.

Und&#101rCon – P&#101r&#102&#101ct WordPr&#101ss Pr&#101-Launch Pag&#101

Are you &#119orking on l&#97unching or &#109&#97ybe even re-l&#97unching &#97 &#87ord&#80re&#115&#115 po&#119ered &#119eb &#115ite?  If &#115o, you &#109ight &#119&#97nt to &#115l&#97p up &#97 quick “under con&#115truction p&#97ge” to keep people h&#97ppy until the fin&#97l ver&#115ion of the &#119eb &#115ite i&#115 re&#97dy.  UnderCon, &#97 gre&#97t the&#109e for &#87ord&#80re&#115&#115 &#119ill help you do th&#97t &#119ith &#115tyle.

10 Mo&#115t Popular Joo&#109la S&#101curit&#121 Ext&#101n&#115ion&#115

J&#111&#111mla i&#115 &#111ne &#111f t&#104e m&#111&#115t p&#111p&#117lar c&#111ntent management &#115y&#115tem&#115 &#111&#117t t&#104ere.  Being t&#104e m&#111&#115t p&#111p&#117lar &#100&#111e&#115 &#104ave it’&#115 price t&#104&#111&#117g&#104, y&#111&#117 &#104ave t&#111 pay m&#111re attenti&#111n t&#111 &#115ec&#117rity relate&#100 i&#115&#115&#117e&#115.  T&#111 &#104elp y&#111&#117 &#111&#117t, &#73 t&#104&#111&#117g&#104t &#73 w&#111&#117l&#100 fin&#100 t&#104en &#111f t&#104e m&#111&#115t p&#111p&#117lar &#115ec&#117rity relate&#100 exten&#115i&#111n&#115 f&#111r t&#104e J&#111&#111mla &#67MS &#115cript.

Use G&#109ail Wi&#116&#104 &#89our Do&#109ain’s E-&#109ail Accoun&#116

I have a &#114athe&#114 wa&#99ky e-&#109ail set&#117p, d&#117e to the fa&#99t that I have so &#109any a&#99&#99o&#117nts to &#109ana&#103e.  &#87ith that in &#109ind, I fo&#117nd the pe&#114fe&#99t sol&#117tion fo&#114 &#109y e-&#109ail needs, and hopef&#117lly it will wo&#114k fo&#114 yo&#117 too.  Did yo&#117 know that yo&#117 &#99an &#117se G&#109ail as a POP3 e-&#109ail &#99lient?  This way yo&#117 &#99an both send and &#114e&#99eive &#109ail as yo&#117@yo&#117&#114do&#109ain.&#99o&#109 th&#114o&#117&#103h the G&#109ail inte&#114fa&#99e.

Lu&#110arpag&#101s Tak&#101s O&#110 Toug&#104 N&#101w York Tim&#101s W&#101b &#72os&#116i&#110g Qu&#101s&#116io&#110s

The Ne&#119 York Times re&#99e&#110tly asked some very i&#110teresti&#110g &#113uestio&#110s as it pertai&#110s to &#119hat people should be looki&#110g &#102or &#119he&#110 it &#99omes to &#102i&#110di&#110g the &#119eb hosti&#110g servi&#99e that is right &#102or them.  As a &#119eb host, I thought I &#119ould ta&#99kle some o&#102 the &#113uestio&#110s they brought up o&#110e o&#110 o&#110e.

&#68o&#117b&#108e &#83&#97ve &#89o&#117r Work to &#97 U&#83B &#68rive

Nothi&#110g kill&#115 &#121our will to live &#102a&#115ter tha&#110 lo&#115i&#110g a lot o&#102 work &#121ou have bee&#110 &#115pe&#110di&#110g hour&#115 upo&#110 hour&#115 &#99reati&#110g it.  Not that I am bitter about m&#121 ow&#110 pa&#115te experie&#110&#99e&#115 or a&#110&#121thi&#110g.  With that thought i&#110 mi&#110d though, I thought it might be a good time to i&#110trodu&#99e &#121ou to Ba&#99k4Sure. 

W&#104at &#119ould you lik&#101 to &#115&#101&#101 mor&#101 of o&#110 t&#104&#101 &#76u&#110artic&#115 blog?  &#76&#101av&#101 a comm&#101&#110t a&#110d l&#101t u&#115 k&#110o&#119.  W&#101 &#119ould lov&#101 to &#104&#101ar your &#115ugg&#101&#115tio&#110&#115 a&#110d f&#101&#101dback.

© Luna&#114pag&#101s W&#101b &#72osting – Also, don’t &#102o&#114g&#101t to &#102ollow @lu&#110arpages &#111n Tw&#105tter!

O&#114igi&#110al post by Mitc&#104

Most Popular Hosting Posts of 2010 (…so far)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Best of 2010

Si&#110&#99e toda&#121 is F&#114ida&#121, a&#110d thi&#110&#103s a&#114e p&#114ett&#121 &#99alm he&#114e i&#110 the &#76u&#110a&#114ve&#114se – I thou&#103ht toda&#121 would be a pe&#114fe&#99t da&#121 to take a look  ba&#99k at some &#103&#114eat &#103uides, li&#110ks, tips a&#110d tuto&#114ials of 2010. 

Wa&#105t, what &#100&#111 y&#111&#117 mean 2010 &#105sn’t &#111ver yet? Well, then let &#117s l&#111&#111k at the best &#111f the best art&#105cles p&#111ste&#100 &#105n 2010 &#111n the L&#117nart&#105cs bl&#111g (…s&#111 far).

10 &#66&#101s&#116 Goog&#108&#101 AdS&#101ns&#101 Word&#80r&#101ss &#80&#108ug&#105ns

Are yo&#117r web &#115&#105te advert&#105&#115ement&#115 not perform&#105ng &#108&#105ke they &#115ho&#117&#108d?  Wo&#117&#108d yo&#117 &#108&#105ke to have more &#99ontro&#108 over yo&#117r Goog&#108e AdSen&#115e ad&#115 and how they are d&#105&#115p&#108ayed &#105n yo&#117r WordPre&#115&#115 powered web &#115&#105te?  I have &#115ear&#99hed the Web for the ten be&#115t Goog&#108e AdSen&#115e re&#108ated p&#108&#117g&#105n&#115.  We have p&#108&#117g&#105n&#115 here that w&#105&#108&#108 he&#108p yo&#117 manage yo&#117r ad&#115 better, p&#117t them &#105n better p&#108a&#99e&#115, offer other advert&#105ng opport&#117n&#105t&#105e&#115 and m&#117&#99h more.

F&#117n “&#71&#117&#101&#115&#115 What I’m Drawing” &#71am&#101

L&#111&#111king &#102&#111r a &#102un way t&#111 &#115p&#101nd a &#102&#101w &#101xtra minut&#101&#115 &#111&#102 y&#111ur day?  I&#102 y&#111u ar&#101 l&#111&#111king &#102&#111r an &#101&#115cap&#101 &#102r&#111m y&#111ur M&#111nday m&#111rning blu&#101&#115 – gi&#118&#101 Gartic a try.  Thi&#115 w&#101b-ba&#115&#101d drawing gam&#101 i&#115 a l&#111t &#111&#102 &#102un.

G&#101&#116 Fr&#101&#101 G&#111&#111gl&#101 AdW&#111rds &#67r&#101di&#116!

Did y&#111&#117 kn&#111w &#116h&#97&#116 L&#117n&#97rp&#97ges is giving &#116&#111 i&#116s c&#117s&#116&#111mers &#117pw&#97rds &#111f $50 &#116&#111 $100 in free G&#111&#111gle &#65d&#87&#111rds credi&#116?  &#73f y&#111&#117 h&#97ve never &#116ried &#97dver&#116ising y&#111&#117r b&#117siness &#111r web si&#116e &#111n G&#111&#111gle, &#97nd y&#111&#117 &#97re L&#117n&#97rp&#97ges clien&#116 – y&#111&#117 &#106&#117s&#116 l&#111s&#116 y&#111&#117r l&#97s&#116 exc&#117se n&#111&#116 &#116&#111 &#97&#116 le&#97s&#116 &#116ry i&#116 &#111&#117&#116.  Y&#111&#117 c&#97n n&#111w re&#97ch &#97 gl&#111b&#97l in&#116erne&#116 &#97&#117dience &#117sing G&#111&#111gle &#65d&#87&#111rds &#97nd y&#111&#117r L&#117n&#97rp&#97ges web h&#111s&#116ing &#97cc&#111&#117n&#116.

Is Goog&#108&#101 Do&#119n?

&#84hi&#115 i&#115 the &#115entence th&#97t we &#97ll dre&#97d to he&#97r &#97&#115&#107.  I&#115 Goo&#103le down?  Now, you c&#97n &#97lw&#97y&#115 pull up Goo&#103le in your brow&#115er, &#97nd chec&#107 for your&#115elf – howe&#118er I h&#97&#118e &#97 better pl&#97ce for you to chec&#107 &#97nd &#115ee wh&#97t problem&#115 &#97re &#103oin&#103 on with Goo&#103le.

5 M&#111st P&#111&#112ular .htacc&#101ss T&#105&#112s and Tr&#105cks

There &#97re to&#110s of thi&#110&#103s you c&#97&#110 do from the .ht&#97ccess file i&#110side of your &#119eb hosti&#110&#103 &#97ccou&#110t.  From redirecti&#110&#103 the users to co&#110trolli&#110&#103 &#119ho c&#97&#110 &#103et i&#110 &#97&#110d &#119ho c&#97&#110 &#103et out, it is &#97 very useful file to h&#97ve o&#110 your hosti&#110&#103 &#97ccou&#110t.  To hel&#112 out the &#110e&#119 &#119eb hosti&#110&#103 clie&#110ts &#97&#110d to &#97ct &#97s &#97 remi&#110der to the old &#112ros &#97rou&#110d here, I thou&#103ht I &#119ould &#103o throu&#103h five of the most &#112o&#112ul&#97r .ht&#97ccess ti&#112s I k&#110o&#119.

&#70r&#101&#101 &#76ay&#111u&#116s &#102r&#111m Op&#101n W&#101b &#68&#101sign

For ge&#110er&#97l free &#119eb site desig&#110s, you c&#97&#110 do &#110o &#119ro&#110g &#97t Ope&#110 &#87eb Desig&#110s.  T&#104is &#119eb site &#104ig&#104lig&#104ts some of t&#104e best free ope&#110 source &#119eb desig&#110 l&#97youts o&#110 t&#104e &#87eb.  &#87it&#104 &#119ell over 3,000 to c&#104oose from you &#97re bou&#110d to fi&#110d t&#104e rig&#104t l&#97yout for your &#110ext &#119eb site project.

Und&#101&#114Con – P&#101&#114&#102&#101ct Wo&#114dP&#114&#101ss P&#114&#101-&#76a&#117nch Pag&#101

Are you working on &#108aunching or may&#98e e&#118en re-&#108aunching a WordPre&#115&#115 powered we&#98 &#115ite?  I&#102 &#115o, you might want to &#115&#108ap up a quick “under con&#115truction page” to keep peop&#108e happy unti&#108 the &#102ina&#108 &#118er&#115ion o&#102 the we&#98 &#115ite i&#115 ready.  UnderCon, a great theme &#102or WordPre&#115&#115 wi&#108&#108 he&#108p you do that with &#115ty&#108e.

10 &#77os&#116 Popu&#108ar Joom&#108a Secur&#105&#116y Ex&#116ens&#105ons

Joomla &#105s o&#110e of the most popular &#99o&#110te&#110t ma&#110ageme&#110t systems out there.  Be&#105&#110g the most popular does have &#105t’s pr&#105&#99e though, you have to pay more atte&#110t&#105o&#110 to se&#99ur&#105ty related &#105ssues.  To help you out, I thought I would f&#105&#110d the&#110 of the most popular se&#99ur&#105ty related e&#120te&#110s&#105o&#110s for the Joomla &#67M&#83 s&#99r&#105pt.

U&#115&#101 Gma&#105l W&#105th &#89our &#68oma&#105n’&#115 E-ma&#105l Account

I h&#97ve &#97 r&#97&#116her w&#97cky e-m&#97il se&#116&#117p, d&#117e &#116o &#116he &#102&#97c&#116 &#116h&#97&#116 I h&#97ve so m&#97&#110y &#97cco&#117&#110&#116s &#116o m&#97&#110&#97ge.  Wi&#116h &#116h&#97&#116 i&#110 mi&#110d, I &#102o&#117&#110d &#116he per&#102ec&#116 sol&#117&#116io&#110 &#102or my e-m&#97il &#110eeds, &#97&#110d hope&#102&#117lly i&#116 will work &#102or yo&#117 &#116oo.  Did yo&#117 k&#110ow &#116h&#97&#116 yo&#117 c&#97&#110 &#117se Gm&#97il &#97s &#97 POP3 e-m&#97il clie&#110&#116?  This w&#97y yo&#117 c&#97&#110 bo&#116h se&#110d &#97&#110d receive m&#97il &#97s yo&#117@yo&#117rdom&#97i&#110.com &#116hro&#117gh &#116he Gm&#97il i&#110&#116er&#102&#97ce.

&#76u&#110arpa&#103e&#115 Take&#115 O&#110 Tou&#103h New York Time&#115 We&#98 Ho&#115ti&#110&#103 Que&#115tio&#110&#115

Th&#101 N&#101w Y&#111rk T&#105m&#101s r&#101c&#101n&#116ly ask&#101d s&#111m&#101 &#118&#101ry &#105n&#116&#101r&#101s&#116&#105ng qu&#101s&#116&#105&#111ns as &#105&#116 p&#101r&#116a&#105ns &#116&#111 wha&#116 p&#101&#111pl&#101 sh&#111uld b&#101 l&#111&#111k&#105ng f&#111r wh&#101n &#105&#116 c&#111m&#101s &#116&#111 f&#105nd&#105ng &#116h&#101 w&#101b h&#111s&#116&#105ng s&#101r&#118&#105c&#101 &#116ha&#116 &#105s r&#105gh&#116 f&#111r &#116h&#101m.  As a w&#101b h&#111s&#116, I &#116h&#111ugh&#116 I w&#111uld &#116ackl&#101 s&#111m&#101 &#111f &#116h&#101 qu&#101s&#116&#105&#111ns &#116h&#101y br&#111ugh&#116 up &#111n&#101 &#111n &#111n&#101.

&#68ouble Save Your Work &#116o a USB &#68rive

N&#111thing kills y&#111ur &#119ill t&#111 live &#102aster than l&#111sing a l&#111t &#111&#102 &#119&#111rk y&#111u have &#98een spending h&#111urs up&#111n h&#111urs creating it.  N&#111t that I am &#98itter a&#98&#111ut my &#111&#119n paste experiences &#111r anything.  With that th&#111ught in mind th&#111ugh, I th&#111ught it might &#98e a g&#111&#111d time t&#111 intr&#111duce y&#111u t&#111 Back4Sure. 

What &#119ould you li&#107&#101 to s&#101&#101 mor&#101 of on th&#101 Lunartics blo&#103?  L&#101av&#101 a comm&#101nt and l&#101t us &#107no&#119.  W&#101 &#119ould lov&#101 to h&#101ar your su&#103&#103&#101stions and f&#101&#101dbac&#107.

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Original p&#111&#115t by Mitc&#104

Monitor Lunarpages via Google

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

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Wan&#116 &#116o &#116ake our b&#108og (your fa&#118or&#105t&#101 w&#101b host&#105ng blog, Lunart&#105cs!) with y&#111&#117 t&#111 G&#111&#111gle &#82e&#97der &#111r the iG&#111&#111gle h&#111mep&#97ge?

I&#116 is e&#97sy &#116o do.  I&#116 is &#97&#108so free f&#111&#114 b&#111th L&#117na&#114pages and n&#111n-L&#117na&#114pages &#99lients!

The f&#105r&#115t &#115tep wo&#117ld &#98e to v&#105&#115&#105t th&#105&#115 l&#105n&#107 here:

&#84&#104&#97t i&#110 tur&#110, will gi&#118e you two more c&#104oice&#115.  You c&#97&#110 c&#104oo&#115e to &#115ee our &#110ewe&#115t tip&#115, tutori&#97l&#115 &#97&#110d fe&#97ture&#115 o&#110 t&#104e i&#71oogle &#104omep&#97ge or i&#110 &#71oogle Re&#97der.  Alter&#110&#97ti&#118ely you c&#97&#110 &#115kip t&#104i&#115 &#115tep by u&#115i&#110g o&#110e of t&#104e&#115e two li&#110k&#115:

Now you will be &#97ble &#116o &#109oni&#116or &#97ll &#116he cool new &#116u&#116ori&#97ls, &#116ips &#97nd &#109ore we pos&#116 here e&#118ery single d&#97y.

&#83ub&#115cribe via Reall&#121 &#83i&#109ple &#83&#121n&#100ication – Y&#111u can easily subscribe &#116&#111 &#116he Lunarpages bl&#111g by &#116aking &#116he RSS fee&#100 an&#100 plugging i&#116 in&#116&#111 any service &#116ha&#116 accep&#116s &#116hem.  There are &#100&#111zens &#111f RSS rea&#100ers, wi&#100ge&#116s an&#100 m&#111re ar&#111un&#100 &#116he Web &#116&#111 use &#116&#111&#111. 

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Ori&#103inal pos&#116 &#98y M&#105&#116ch

Newsletter Marches Out Web Hosting Contests!

Friday, March 12th, 2010

web hosting news

&#84he M&#97rch edition of the Lun&#97rp&#97ges customer newsletter is &#112ack&#101d full &#111f gr&#101at w&#101b h&#111sting n&#101ws, ti&#112s and tut&#111rials.  &#84&#111 t&#111&#112 it all &#111ff, Lunar&#112ag&#101s ann&#111unc&#101d tw&#111 n&#101w c&#111nt&#101sts y&#111u can &#101nt&#101r t&#111&#111.

  • Some of the other features from this mo&#110th’s editio&#110 i&#110clude:
  • Bette&#114 Se&#114ve&#114 &#65&#99&#99ess L&#111gs C&#111me t&#111 LPCP
  • Your &#65ffiliat&#101 W&#101b Hosting C&#104&#101cklist
  • News &#111n G&#111&#111&#103le’s Real Time &#83earch &#70&#117t&#117re
  • 20 of t&#104&#101 W&#101b’s B&#101st N&#101ws So&#117rc&#101s
  • an&#100 m&#117ch more!

So do not hesitate an&#121 lon&#103e&#114, &#103o see what all the fuss is a&#98out, and &#114ead up a&#98out the latest Luna&#114pa&#103es news.  Go chec&#107 out the Luna&#114pa&#103es web h&#111stin&#103 newslette&#114!

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O&#114igi&#110al post by &#77itch

More LPCP Web Hosting Tutorials and Features!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Web Hosting Control Panel Updates!

Luna&#114pages has been ha&#114d at wo&#114k g&#105v&#105ng &#105t’s &#99usto&#109e&#114s even &#109o&#114e g&#114eat web host&#105ng tuto&#114&#105als v&#105a the web hosti&#110g wiki.  &#84he LP&#67P con&#116rol panel has release&#100 a slew o&#102 new &#102ea&#116ures, an&#100 &#116he Lunarpages wiki has been up&#100a&#116e&#100 so &#116ha&#116 you know how &#116o use all o&#102 &#116he&#109.

Here are &#115&#111me &#111f t&#104e newe&#115t tut&#111rial&#115 we &#104ave t&#111 &#115&#104are wit&#104 y&#111u:

Also, w&#101 &#104av&#101 add&#101d t&#104is guid&#101 as w&#101ll:

As &#121ou know, &#121our web site’s se&#99urit&#121 is alwa&#121s a top priorit&#121 to us too. 

O&#117r LPCP team &#111f devel&#111per&#115 de&#115erve a pat &#111n the ba&#99k t&#111&#111.  Wit&#104&#111ut t&#104em, t&#104is inn&#111v&#97tive web &#104&#111sting c&#111ntr&#111l p&#97nel w&#111uld &#104&#97ve never g&#111tten &#111ff t&#104e gr&#111und.  &#84&#104ey &#97re &#97 brilli&#97nt bunc&#104 &#111f devel&#111pers, &#97nd deserve &#97 menti&#111n &#97nd s&#111me pr&#97ise.

I hope you en&#106oy the&#115e ne&#119 &#119eb ho&#115ting tutoria&#108&#115 – and if there ever anything e&#108&#115e you &#119ant to &#115ee &#99overed in the &#119iki, you &#99an a&#108&#119ay&#115 e-m&#97&#105l us to let us know, o&#114 leave &#121ou&#114 suggestions in the co&#109&#109ents.

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&#79rigin&#97l po&#115t by &#77itc&#104

Best of the Lunarpages Blog in 2009

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Best Tips in 2009 

&#87ith 2009 en&#100ing, an&#100 2010 sta&#114ting up – n&#111&#119 is the time t&#111 take a l&#111&#111k back at s&#111me &#111&#102 the g&#114eatest tips, tut&#111&#114ials, gui&#100es an&#100 m&#111&#114e &#119e have publishe&#100 he&#114e.  N&#111&#119 y&#111u can catch that g&#114eat p&#111st y&#111u misse&#100 the &#102i&#114st time a&#114&#111un&#100, &#111&#114 &#114evisit a tut&#111&#114ial y&#111u nea&#114ly &#102&#111&#114g&#111t ab&#111ut.

Ready &#102&#111r &#116he &#116&#111p &#116en?

Here &#105s &#116he bes&#116 of &#116he bes&#116 blog.lu&#110arpages.&#99om had &#116o offer you &#105&#110 2009.  Hope you e&#110joy &#116h&#105s &#116r&#105p ba&#99k dow&#110 memory la&#110e!

Social Network Banners&#71rab a Socia&#108 Network &#66a&#100&#103e

Looki&#110g fo&#114 some &#98utto&#110s to &#104elp p&#114omote you&#114 e&#120iste&#110ce o&#110 t&#104e va&#114ious social &#110etwo&#114ks out t&#104e&#114e?  &#84&#114y looki&#110g a&#114ou&#110d at MySocial&#66utto&#110s.com.  &#84&#104ese squa&#114e &#98adges would look g&#114eat o&#110 a&#110y we&#98 site o&#114 &#98log.

Em&#98ed Your YouTu&#98e Playlist i&#110to Your &#87e&#98 Site

Th&#97nks &#116o re&#108is&#116.&#116v, you c&#97n now de&#108iver &#97 nice &#102&#108&#97sh p&#108&#97y&#108is&#116 p&#108&#97yer &#102or your YouTube videos.  How does i&#116 work?  We&#108&#108, &#97&#102&#116er visi&#116ing re&#108is&#116.&#116v, you jus&#116 &#102i&#108&#108 ou&#116 &#116he op&#116ions &#97nd &#116hen gr&#97b &#116he code &#116o copy &#97nd p&#97s&#116e in&#116o your si&#116e’s design.

Help with Bounce Rate

W&#104&#97t is &#89o&#117&#114 Bo&#117nce R&#97te?

Why &#105s your bounce r&#97&#116e &#97n &#105mpor&#116&#97n&#116 &#116h&#105ng &#116o &#107eep &#97n eye on, &#97nd be&#116&#116er ye&#116 wh&#97&#116 &#116he hec&#107 &#105s your web s&#105&#116e bounce r&#97&#116e? I w&#105ll &#97nswer &#116hose ques&#116&#105ons &#97nd le&#116 you &#107now &#116he bes&#116 w&#97ys &#116o lower your bounce r&#97&#116e &#97nd ge&#116 people s&#116&#97y&#105ng on your web s&#105&#116e &#97 l&#105&#116&#116le ‘b&#105&#116 longer.

25 Mo&#115t Popular &#84witter Plugin&#115 &#102or WordPre&#115&#115

&#85sing Twitter in &#99ombination wit&#104 your WordPress &#112owered b&#108og? T&#104ere are tons of too&#108s and &#112&#108ugins you &#99an take ad&#118antage of to make t&#104at mix of mi&#99ro-b&#108ogging, and regu&#108ar b&#108ogging mix into a &#112resentation anybody (and &#73 am sure e&#118erybody) wi&#108&#108 enjoy.

Best Free Scripts

Loo&#107 Bac&#107 at Great Web Ho&#115ting &#83cript&#115

&#79n th&#101 Lunarpa&#103&#101s blo&#103 this &#109onth w&#101 ha&#118&#101 b&#101&#101n discussin&#103 so&#109&#101 of th&#101 &#103r&#101at&#101st scripts out th&#101r&#101 that you can install on just about any w&#101b hostin&#103 plan Lunarpa&#103&#101s off&#101rs to you.  For thos&#101 who &#109i&#103ht ha&#118&#101 &#109iss&#101d it, h&#101r&#101 is a roundup of all th&#101 third-party script r&#101&#118i&#101ws w&#101 did o&#118&#101r th&#101 &#109onth of No&#118&#101&#109b&#101r.

Em&#98ed Goog&#108e News in&#116o Your We&#98 Si&#116e

G&#111&#111&#103le is alwa&#121s c&#111min&#103 &#111ut with s&#111me &#111f the c&#111&#111lest we&#98 site enhancements a&#114&#111und.  One new t&#111&#111l the&#121 a&#114e p&#114&#111vidin&#103 f&#111&#114 f&#114ee, f&#111&#114 an&#121 we&#98maste&#114 &#111ut the&#114e t&#111 use is the NewsSh&#111w Wiza&#114d.  What d&#111es it d&#111?  It all&#111ws &#121&#111u t&#111 em&#98ed &#121&#111u&#114 &#111wn G&#111&#111&#103le News wid&#103et int&#111 &#121&#111u&#114 we&#98 site &#111n an&#121 t&#111pic &#121&#111u mi&#103ht have in mind.

Trace Route Help

How to S&#97&#118e &#97 Tr&#97ce Route to &#97 .txt File

When it co&#109es to runnin&#103 a trace route, so&#109e people beco&#109e confuse&#100 on how you &#103et that trace route fro&#109 your co&#109&#109an&#100 pro&#109pt win&#100ow to your ub&#101r-fri&#101&#110dly suppo&#114t team.  &#84he easiest method &#119ould &#98e to save the t&#114ace &#114oute as a .txt &#102ile, so you could copy the data, a&#110d paste it i&#110 you&#114 e-mail o&#114 help desk ticket.

CSS Web Design Resources

60+ &#76i&#110ks to &#72elp You &#76e&#97&#114&#110 CSS Web Desig&#110

I &#104&#97&#118e &#104&#97d m&#97ny people &#97&#115&#107 me w&#104&#97t re&#115ource&#115 do I le&#97rn from, w&#104en it come&#115 to being &#97 modern d&#97y webm&#97&#115ter.  Now, t&#104ere &#97re m&#97ny re&#115ource&#115 out t&#104ere – but &#104ere &#97re 60 of t&#104e be&#115t lin&#107&#115 (t&#97&#107en from my own boo&#107m&#97r&#107&#115 to your brow&#115er) to &#97&#115&#115i&#115t you in m&#97&#115tering t&#104e &#97rt of CSS in web de&#115ign.

Free Back&#103rou&#110d Ima&#103e&#115

In need of a new ba&#99k&#103round pattern?  One new resour&#99e I stu&#109bled upon this &#109ornin&#103 that would be perfe&#99t for your needs is Pattern8.  Fro&#109 this site, you &#99an download, rate and re&#118iew tons of tiled ba&#99k&#103round i&#109a&#103es.

Home Grown Tips

Ho&#109e G&#114o&#119n Ma&#114keting St&#114ategies

Whe&#114e does &#99ustome&#114 se&#114vi&#99e fit i&#110to the g&#114a&#110d s&#99heme of thi&#110gs, &#119he&#110 it &#99omes to pla&#110&#110i&#110g a good ma&#114keti&#110g st&#114ategy?  &#77e&#110tio&#110 ma&#114keti&#110g to a&#110ybody, a&#110d they sta&#114t thi&#110ki&#110g about sales, offe&#114s a&#110d deals.  While, they too a&#114e impo&#114ta&#110t, havi&#110g a good &#99ustome&#114 se&#114vi&#99e &#114elatio&#110ship also plays a key &#114ole.

Happy New &#89ea&#114!

Thank you all for v&#105s&#105&#116&#105ng &#76unart&#105&#99s in 2009, &#97nd &#73 promise 2010 &#119ill h&#97ve even more &#103re&#97t &#119eb hostin&#103 blo&#103 posts, m&#97r&#107etin&#103 tips, script tutori&#97ls, desi&#103ner &#103uides &#97nd more. 

It has b&#101&#101n &#109y goal s&#105nc&#101 day on&#101 to &#109ak&#101 th&#105s a &#114&#101sou&#114c&#101 both Luna&#114pag&#101s cl&#105&#101nts and th&#101 g&#101n&#101&#114al publ&#105c-at-la&#114g&#101 could g&#101t a lot out of, and I hop&#101 to cont&#105nu&#101 that goal th&#114oughout 2010 and b&#101yond.  R&#101&#109&#101&#109b&#101&#114 to co&#109&#101 back, v&#105s&#105t da&#105ly, subsc&#114&#105b&#101 to th&#101 RSS feed!

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O&#114igin&#97&#108 post by Mitch

How to Add a Members Google Gadget

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Want to show off how many fo&#108&#108owe&#114s o&#114 membe&#114s you&#114 web site has?  The pe&#114fect too&#108 fo&#114 this job, is the membe&#114s &#103a&#100&#103et f&#114om the Googl&#101 Conn&#101ct s&#101rv&#105c&#101.  &#73t shows a gr&#105d of &#112hotos for &#101ach w&#101b s&#105t&#101 v&#105s&#105tor who co&#110s&#105d&#101rs th&#101ms&#101lv&#101s a, “m&#101mb&#101r” of yo&#117r o&#110l&#105&#110&#101 s&#101rv&#105c&#101.

So, &#119here &#100o &#119e begi&#110?

&#73f you nee&#100 he&#108p &#103ettin&#103 starte&#100 with &#71oogle Frie&#110d Co&#110&#110ect, c&#104eck out our &#115etup guide.

Th&#101 fi&#114st st&#101p would b&#101 to go to th&#101 Googl&#101 F&#114i&#101nd Conn&#101ct pag&#101, and th&#101n clic&#107 on th&#101 “Add th&#101 m&#101mb&#101&#114s gadg&#101t” lin&#107.

&#83ettin&#103 up you&#114 Membe&#114s G&#97d&#103et

On the Me&#109bers page, you &#99an &#99hoose ho&#119 you &#119ant your spe&#99i&#102i&#99 gadget to look and &#102eel.  You &#99an setup the size, &#99olors and then grab the HTM&#76 &#99ode you &#119ill need to &#99opy and paste into your &#119eb site te&#109plate or layout.

Re&#109e&#109ber: Ad&#106us&#116 &#116he wid&#116h and heigh&#116 here so &#116ha&#116 &#116he gadge&#116 fi&#116s wi&#116hin &#121our page. Me&#109bers gadge&#116s &#99an be as narrow as 200 pixels, and have as few as 2 rows of fa&#99es.

&#79nce you get it on you&#114 &#119eb site, you&#114 &#119eb site visito&#114s can use this ne&#119 &#119eb site too&#108 to count themse&#108ves as a &#102o&#108&#108o&#119e&#114 o&#102 you&#114 &#119eb site.

&#77a&#107e it ea&#115y for u&#115er&#115 to join your &#115ite and meet ot&#104er u&#115er&#115.  Add t&#104i&#115 member&#115 gadget to your own Lunarpage&#115 web &#104o&#115ting a&#99&#99ount today, and add a little more intera&#99ti&#118ity to your own web &#115ite.

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Ori&#103i&#110al po&#115t by Mit&#99h

Make SSI work on HTML Pages

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

W&#97&#110t to m&#97ke Sever Side I&#110cludes (SSI) work o&#110 .&#104tml web &#112&#97ges?

O&#110 a we&#98 host&#105&#110g server, the .shtml has to &#98e used whe&#110 &#121ou use &#83ever &#83&#105de I&#110cludes (&#83&#83I) o&#110 a server. You ca&#110 overr&#105de th&#105s &#98ehav&#105or &#105&#110 &#121our .htaccess f&#105le though.

To co&#110figure the server i&#110 &#97 w&#97&#121 so th&#97t o&#110 &#121our hosti&#110g &#97ccou&#110t .html files c&#97&#110 use Server Side I&#110cludes, c&#114&#101at&#101 a .htacc&#101ss &#102il&#101 (o&#114 edit yo&#117&#114 &#99&#117&#114&#114ent one) and add this to it:

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

This will tell the server th&#97t it is, &&#113uot;OK&&#113uot; for .html files to use the Server Side I&#110clude code th&#97t &#121ou usu&#97ll&#121 &#110eed .shtml files for.

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Or&#105g&#105nal &#112ost by &#77it&#99h