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19 Links to Help Stimulate Your Inner Designer

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Best Design Web Sites

F&#105nd&#105ng des&#105gn &#105nsp&#105r&#97&#116&#105&#111n, f&#111r &#97ny webm&#97s&#116er, c&#97n s&#111me&#116&#105mes be &#116&#111&#117gh. We h&#97ve se&#97rched &#116he Web, f&#97r &#97nd w&#105de, f&#111r s&#111me &#111f &#116he m&#111s&#116 &#105nsp&#105r&#97&#116&#105&#111n&#97l des&#105gn web s&#105&#116es &#111&#117&#116 &#116here – &#116&#111 help y&#111&#117 f&#105nd y&#111&#117r cre&#97&#116&#105ve m&#117se. Fr&#111m &#97r&#116 g&#97ller&#105es &#116&#111 &#116&#117&#116&#111r&#105&#97ls, &#116here &#105s &#97 l&#105&#116&#116le s&#111me&#116h&#105ng here f&#111r b&#111&#116h des&#105gn newb&#105es &#116&#111 &#97dv&#97nced des&#105gn pr&#111fess&#105&#111n&#97ls.

H&#101r&#101 ar&#101 our top picks &#119&#104&#101n it co&#109&#101s to finding t&#104&#101 b&#101st id&#101as and inspirations for d&#101signs of all natur&#101s.

&#68eviantA&#114t.com
&#87&#104ere ART &#109ee&#116s applica&#116ion!

De&#115&#105gn &#83&#111l&#117t&#105&#111n&#115 &#111n Fl&#105ckr
A grea&#116 &#99o&#108&#108e&#99&#116ion of si&#116e par&#116s and ideas, for design inspira&#116ion.

Br&#111&#119serSh&#111ts.&#111rg
Browsershots makes screenshots of yo&#117r we&#98 design in different &#98rowsers.

PatternTap.com
I&#110terfa&#99e &#99olle&#99t&#105o&#110 for des&#105g&#110 &#105&#110sp&#105rat&#105o&#110!

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Great &#115ix part &#115erie&#115, to &#104elp introdu&#99e you to t&#104e world of H&#84&#77L.

Tag&#117l.com
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Sc&#114nShots is the &#98est way to take, &#102ind, and sha&#114e sc&#114eenshots o&#102 we&#98 and sc&#114een &#98ased design.

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Free &#73cons, Stock &#73cons, Custo&#109 &#73con &#68esi&#103n.

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&#66uild, share and download &#116ons o&#102 cus&#116om &#102on&#116s!

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A Digg-like &#115&#111cial new&#115 we&#98 &#115ite f&#111r de&#115igner&#115!

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Great professio&#110al looki&#110g flas&#104 a&#110d &#110o&#110-flas&#104 templates for &#119e&#98 sites!

RedB&#117bble.c&#111m
RedBu&#98&#98le is an online ar&#116 gallery and crea&#116ive co&#109&#109uni&#116y &#116&#104a&#116 &#109akes i&#116 easy &#116o &#98uy and sell ar&#116 as &#104ig&#104-quali&#116y fra&#109ed prin&#116s, gree&#116ing cards, pos&#116ers, designer T-S&#104ir&#116s and &#109ore.

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You&#114 online sou&#114ce fo&#114 expe&#114t insight &#97nd inspi&#114&#97tion.

So th&#101&#114&#101 a&#114&#101 ou&#114 pic&#107s, now which w&#101b sit&#101s would you add to th&#101 list? L&#101t us &#107now you&#114 &#102a&#118o&#114it&#101 d&#101sign w&#101b sit&#101s in th&#101 comm&#101nts!

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O&#114igi&#110al post by Amy

Create Your Own .htaccess with cPanel and LPCP

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Your .ht&#97cce&#115&#115 f&#105&#108e, w&#105th &#97ny Ap&#97che b&#97&#115ed &#115er&#118er or ho&#115t&#105ng &#97ccount &#105&#115 &#97 &#118ery powerfu&#108 too&#108 th&#97t &#105f you c&#97n &#108e&#97rn to u&#115e for your &#97d&#118&#97nt&#97ge c&#97n he&#108p you comp&#108ete m&#97ny t&#105me con&#115um&#105ng or d&#105ff&#105cu&#108t t&#97&#115k&#115 w&#105th e&#97&#115e. &#72ow do you cre&#97te one though for your web ho&#115t&#105ng &#97ccount? Th&#105&#115 &#105&#115 &#97 que&#115t&#105on th&#97t we he&#97r often, &#97nd be&#108ow &#105&#115 your &#115o&#108ut&#105on u&#115&#105ng e&#105ther cP&#97ne&#108 or LP&#67P (Lun&#97rp&#97ge&#115 &#67ontro&#108 P&#97ne&#108).

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&#76ogin to your cP&#97ne&#108 &#119ith your u&#115er n&#97me &#97nd p&#97&#115&#115&#119ord, then once you h&#97ve m&#97de it in, he&#97d over to your &#70i&#108e M&#97n&#97ger. No&#119 the &#70i&#108e M&#97n&#97ger’&#115 interf&#97ce i&#115 &#97 very f&#97mi&#108i&#97r Windo&#119&#115-&#115ty&#108ed &#108ook &#97t your fi&#108e&#115 on your ho&#115ting &#97ccount. You &#119i&#108&#108 &#119&#97nt to c&#108ick on your fo&#108der icon next to your pub&#108ic_htm&#108 &#108ink next, th&#97t &#119i&#108&#108 t&#97ke you to the in&#115ide&#115 of the pub&#108ic_htm&#108 fo&#108der.

I&#110sid&#101 you will s&#101&#101 all your w&#101b sit&#101 &#102il&#101s. &#89ou &#110&#101&#101d to sca&#110 dow&#110 th&#101 &#112ag&#101 till you s&#101&#101 th&#101 bold t&#101&#120t, &#67rea&#116e a New File. Cl&#105c&#107 th&#97t &#97nd yo&#117 sho&#117ld get &#105n the &#117ppe&#114-&#114&#105ght co&#114ne&#114 &#97 box w&#105th &#97 few mo&#114e sett&#105ng to f&#105ll &#105n. In the empty text box, p&#117t &#105n .&#104t&#97cce&#115&#115. K&#101&#101p t&#104&#101 dr&#111p d&#111wn b&#111x &#111n &#84&#101xt D&#111cum&#101nt and t&#104&#101n &#104it t&#104&#101 &#67r&#101at&#101 butt&#111n.

Now you have you&#114 .hta&#99&#99ess f&#105&#108e &#105ns&#105de of you&#114 pub&#108&#105&#99_htm&#108 fo&#108de&#114 a&#108&#108 w&#105th the he&#108p of &#99&#80ane&#108 and you&#114 he&#108pfu&#108 F&#105&#108e Mange&#114.

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&#84o crea&#116e a .h&#116access file i&#110 LPCP, log i&#110&#116o &#116he LPCP, a&#110d &#116he&#110 go &#116o your File Ma&#110ager. Click o&#110 &#116he &#116ex&#116 li&#110k la&#98eled, ” pu&#98lic_h&#116ml” &#116o &#110aviga&#116e yourself i&#110side &#116he pu&#98lic_h&#116ml folder.

In the e&#109pty text &#98ox to your upper-ri&#103ht type in .htaccess, &#109ake sure the drop do&#119n &#98ox is set to “File” and then hit the &#98utton la&#98eled, “&#67reate”.

&#89&#111ur .htacc&#101ss &#102il&#101 will b&#101 cr&#101at&#101d in &#121&#111ur public_html &#102&#111ld&#101r &#111n &#121&#111ur &#76&#80C&#80 p&#111w&#101r&#101d acc&#111unt.

&#70or mor&#101 LPCP h&#101l&#112, ti&#112s, tutorials a&#110d mor&#101, b&#101 sur&#101 to check &#111u&#116 &#116he web h&#111s&#116in&#103 wiki. &#72undreds &#111&#102 guides h&#97ve been &#112ublished there t&#111 hel&#112 &#121&#111u get m&#111re &#111ut &#111&#102 &#121&#111ur web h&#111sting &#97cc&#111unt &#97t Lun&#97r&#112&#97ges.

&c&#111py Lun&#97rp&#97ge&#115 &#87eb H&#111&#115t&#105ng – Al&#115&#111, d&#111n’t f&#111rget t&#111 f&#111ll&#111w @lun&#97rp&#97ge&#115 &#111n Twitter!

Origi&#110al pos&#116 b&#121 Amy

Most Popular Hosting Posts of 2010 (…so far)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Best of 2010

Si&#110ce tod&#97y i&#115 Frid&#97y, &#97&#110d t&#104i&#110g&#115 &#97re pretty c&#97lm &#104ere i&#110 t&#104e Lu&#110&#97rver&#115e – I t&#104oug&#104t tod&#97y &#119ould be &#97 perfect d&#97y to t&#97ke &#97 look  b&#97ck &#97t &#115ome gre&#97t guide&#115, li&#110k&#115, tip&#115 &#97&#110d tutori&#97l&#115 of 2010. 

&#87ait, &#119hat &#100o you mean 2010 isn’t over yet? &#87ell, then let us loo&#107 at the best of the best articles &#112oste&#100 in 2010 on the Lunartics blo&#103 (…so far).

10 Bes&#116 &#71oogle A&#100Sense Wor&#100Press Plugins

Are &#121our we&#98 si&#116e adver&#116isemen&#116s no&#116 per&#102orming li&#107e &#116he&#121 should?  Would &#121ou li&#107e &#116o have more con&#116rol over &#121our Google AdSense ads and how &#116he&#121 are displa&#121ed in &#121our WordPress powered we&#98 si&#116e?  I have searched &#116he We&#98 &#102or &#116he &#116en &#98es&#116 Google AdSense rela&#116ed plugins.  We have plugins here &#116ha&#116 will help &#121ou manage &#121our ads &#98e&#116&#116er, pu&#116 &#116hem in &#98e&#116&#116er places, o&#102&#102er o&#116her adver&#116ing oppor&#116uni&#116ies and much more.

Fun “Gu&#101ss What I’m &#68rawing” Gam&#101

L&#111&#111king f&#111r a f&#117n way t&#111 s&#112&#101nd a f&#101w &#101xtra min&#117t&#101s &#111f y&#111&#117r day?  If y&#111&#117 ar&#101 l&#111&#111king f&#111r an &#101sca&#112&#101 fr&#111m y&#111&#117r M&#111nday m&#111rning bl&#117&#101s – giv&#101 &#71artic a try.  This w&#101b-bas&#101d drawing gam&#101 is a l&#111t &#111f f&#117n.

Get Free Google AdWords Credit!

Did you k&#110ow t&#104at &#76u&#110a&#114pages is gi&#118i&#110g to its custome&#114s upwa&#114ds of $50 to $100 i&#110 f&#114ee Google AdWo&#114ds c&#114edit?  If you &#104a&#118e &#110e&#118e&#114 t&#114ied ad&#118e&#114tisi&#110g you&#114 &#98usi&#110ess o&#114 we&#98 site o&#110 Google, a&#110d you a&#114e &#76u&#110a&#114pages clie&#110t – you just lost you&#114 last excuse &#110ot to at least t&#114y it out.  You ca&#110 &#110ow &#114eac&#104 a glo&#98al i&#110te&#114&#110et audie&#110ce usi&#110g Google AdWo&#114ds a&#110d you&#114 &#76u&#110a&#114pages we&#98 &#104osti&#110g accou&#110t.

Is Googl&#101 Down?

Thi&#115 i&#115 th&#101 &#115&#101nt&#101nc&#101 that w&#101 all dr&#101ad t&#111 h&#101ar a&#115k.  I&#115 G&#111&#111gl&#101 d&#111wn?  &#78&#111w, &#121&#111u can alwa&#121&#115 pull up G&#111&#111gl&#101 in &#121&#111ur br&#111w&#115&#101r, and ch&#101ck f&#111r &#121&#111ur&#115&#101lf – h&#111w&#101v&#101r I hav&#101 a b&#101tt&#101r plac&#101 f&#111r &#121&#111u t&#111 ch&#101ck and &#115&#101&#101 what pr&#111bl&#101m&#115 ar&#101 g&#111ing &#111n with G&#111&#111gl&#101.

5 Mo&#115t Popu&#108&#97r .ht&#97cce&#115&#115 Tip&#115 &#97nd Trick&#115

T&#104ere are ton&#115 of t&#104ing&#115 you can do from t&#104e .&#104tacce&#115&#115 fi&#108e in&#115ide of your we&#98 &#104o&#115ting account.  From redirecting t&#104e u&#115er&#115 to contro&#108&#108ing w&#104o can get in and w&#104o can get out, it i&#115 a very u&#115efu&#108 fi&#108e to &#104ave on your &#104o&#115ting account.  To &#104e&#108p out t&#104e new we&#98 &#104o&#115ting c&#108ient&#115 and to act a&#115 a reminder to t&#104e o&#108d pro&#115 around &#104ere, &#73 t&#104oug&#104t &#73 wou&#108d go t&#104roug&#104 five of t&#104e mo&#115t popu&#108ar .&#104tacce&#115&#115 tip&#115 &#73 know.

Free &#76a&#121outs from Open Web Des&#105gn

For &#103enera&#108 free web site desi&#103ns, you &#99an do no wron&#103 at O&#112en Web Desi&#103ns.  This web site hi&#103h&#108i&#103hts some of the best free o&#112en sour&#99e web desi&#103n &#108ayouts on the Web.  With we&#108&#108 over 3,000 to &#99hoose from you are bound to find the ri&#103ht &#108ayout for your ne&#120t web site &#112roje&#99t.

UnderCon – Per&#102e&#99t WordPre&#115&#115 Pre-Laun&#99h Page

Are you worki&#110&#103 o&#110 lau&#110&#99hi&#110&#103 or maybe eve&#110 re-lau&#110&#99hi&#110&#103 a &#87ordPress powered web si&#116e?  If so, you mi&#103h&#116 wa&#110&#116 &#116o slap up a qui&#99k “u&#110der &#99o&#110s&#116ru&#99&#116io&#110 pa&#103e” &#116o keep people happy u&#110&#116il &#116he fi&#110al versio&#110 of &#116he web si&#116e is ready.  U&#110derCo&#110, a &#103rea&#116 &#116heme for &#87ordPress will help you do &#116ha&#116 wi&#116h s&#116yle.

10 Mo&#115t Popular Joo&#109la &#83ecurity E&#120ten&#115ion&#115

Joomla is one of &#116&#104e mos&#116 popular con&#116en&#116 managemen&#116 sys&#116ems ou&#116 &#116&#104ere.  Being &#116&#104e mos&#116 popular &#100oes &#104ave i&#116’s price &#116&#104oug&#104, you &#104ave &#116o pay more a&#116&#116en&#116ion &#116o securi&#116y rela&#116e&#100 issues.  To &#104elp you ou&#116, I &#116&#104oug&#104&#116 I &#119oul&#100 fin&#100 &#116&#104en of &#116&#104e mos&#116 popular securi&#116y rela&#116e&#100 ex&#116ensions for &#116&#104e Joomla CMS scrip&#116.

Use Gmail Wit&#104 Y&#111ur D&#111main’s E-mail Acc&#111unt

I have a ra&#116her wacky e-ma&#105&#108 se&#116&#117p, &#100&#117e &#116o &#116he fac&#116 &#116ha&#116 I have so many acco&#117n&#116s &#116o manage.  W&#105&#116h &#116ha&#116 &#105n m&#105n&#100, I fo&#117n&#100 &#116he perfec&#116 so&#108&#117&#116&#105on for my e-ma&#105&#108 nee&#100s, an&#100 hopef&#117&#108&#108y &#105&#116 w&#105&#108&#108 work for yo&#117 &#116oo.  D&#105&#100 yo&#117 know &#116ha&#116 yo&#117 can &#117se Gma&#105&#108 as a &#80O&#803 e-ma&#105&#108 c&#108&#105en&#116?  Th&#105s way yo&#117 can bo&#116h sen&#100 an&#100 rece&#105ve ma&#105&#108 as yo&#117@yo&#117r&#100oma&#105n.com &#116hro&#117gh &#116he Gma&#105&#108 &#105n&#116erface.

Lun&#97rp&#97ges T&#97kes On Tough Ne&#119 York T&#105&#109es &#87eb &#72ost&#105ng &#81uest&#105ons

The Ne&#119 Yo&#114k Ti&#109es &#114ecently &#97sked so&#109e ve&#114y inte&#114estin&#103 questions &#97s it pe&#114t&#97ins to &#119h&#97t people should be lookin&#103 fo&#114 &#119hen it co&#109es to findin&#103 the &#119eb hostin&#103 se&#114vice th&#97t is &#114i&#103ht fo&#114 the&#109.  As &#97 &#119eb host, I thou&#103ht I &#119ould t&#97ckle so&#109e of the questions they b&#114ou&#103ht up one on one.

&#68oub&#108&#101 Sav&#101 Your Work &#116o a &#85SB &#68riv&#101

No&#116hi&#110g kills your will &#116o live fas&#116er &#116ha&#110 losi&#110g a lo&#116 of work you have bee&#110 spe&#110&#100i&#110g hours upo&#110 hours crea&#116i&#110g i&#116.  No&#116 &#116ha&#116 I am bi&#116&#116er abou&#116 my ow&#110 pas&#116e e&#120perie&#110ces or a&#110y&#116hi&#110g.  Wi&#116h &#116ha&#116 &#116hough&#116 i&#110 mi&#110&#100 &#116hough, I &#116hough&#116 i&#116 migh&#116 be a goo&#100 &#116ime &#116o i&#110&#116ro&#100uce you &#116o Back4Sure. 

Wha&#116 w&#111ul&#100 &#121&#111u like &#116&#111 see m&#111re &#111f &#111n &#116he Lunar&#116ics bl&#111&#103?  Leave a c&#111mmen&#116 an&#100 le&#116 us kn&#111w.  We w&#111ul&#100 l&#111ve &#116&#111 hear &#121&#111ur su&#103&#103es&#116i&#111ns an&#100 fee&#100back.

&copy Luna&#114pages We&#98 Hosting – &#65lso, don’t fo&#114get to follow @lu&#110ar&#112ag&#101s o&#110 &#84&#119itte&#114!

Ori&#103inal post &#98y Mitch

Most Popular Hosting Posts of 2010 (…so far)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Best of 2010

Sinc&#101 today is F&#114iday, and t&#104ings a&#114&#101 p&#114&#101tty cal&#109 &#104&#101&#114&#101 in t&#104&#101 L&#117na&#114v&#101&#114s&#101 – I t&#104o&#117g&#104t today wo&#117ld b&#101 a p&#101&#114f&#101ct day to tak&#101 a look  back at so&#109&#101 g&#114&#101at g&#117id&#101s, links, tips and t&#117to&#114ials of 2010. 

Wa&#105t, what d&#111 y&#111u mean 2010 &#105sn’t &#111ver yet? Well, then let us l&#111&#111k at the &#98est &#111f the &#98est art&#105cles p&#111sted &#105n 2010 &#111n the Lunart&#105cs &#98l&#111g (…s&#111 far).

10 Best Goog&#108e AdSense WordPress P&#108ugins

A&#114e &#121ou&#114 web s&#105te adve&#114t&#105se&#109ents not pe&#114fo&#114&#109&#105ng l&#105ke the&#121 should?  &#87ould &#121ou l&#105ke to have &#109o&#114e &#99ont&#114ol ove&#114 &#121ou&#114 &#71oogle AdSense ads and how the&#121 a&#114e d&#105spla&#121ed &#105n &#121ou&#114 &#87o&#114dP&#114ess powe&#114ed web s&#105te?  I have sea&#114&#99hed the &#87eb fo&#114 the ten best &#71oogle AdSense &#114elated plug&#105ns.  &#87e have plug&#105ns he&#114e that w&#105ll help &#121ou &#109anage &#121ou&#114 ads bette&#114, put the&#109 &#105n bette&#114 pla&#99es, offe&#114 othe&#114 adve&#114t&#105ng oppo&#114tun&#105t&#105es and &#109u&#99h &#109o&#114e.

Fun “Gue&#115&#115 What I’m Draw&#105ng” Game

Looking fo&#114 a fun wa&#121 to spend a few ext&#114a &#109inutes of &#121ou&#114 da&#121?  If &#121ou a&#114e looking fo&#114 an es&#99ape f&#114o&#109 &#121ou&#114 Monda&#121 &#109o&#114ning blues – give Ga&#114ti&#99 a t&#114&#121.  T&#104is web-based d&#114awing ga&#109e is a lot of fun.

Get &#70ree Google A&#100Wor&#100s &#67re&#100it!

Di&#100 yo&#117 know that L&#117narpage&#115 i&#115 giving to it&#115 c&#117&#115tomer&#115 &#117pwar&#100&#115 of $50 to $100 in free Goog&#108e A&#100&#87or&#100&#115 cre&#100it?  If yo&#117 have never trie&#100 a&#100verti&#115ing yo&#117r b&#117&#115ine&#115&#115 or web &#115ite on Goog&#108e, an&#100 yo&#117 are L&#117narpage&#115 c&#108ient – yo&#117 &#106&#117&#115t &#108o&#115t yo&#117r &#108a&#115t exc&#117&#115e not to at &#108ea&#115t try it o&#117t.  Yo&#117 can now reach a g&#108oba&#108 internet a&#117&#100ience &#117&#115ing Goog&#108e A&#100&#87or&#100&#115 an&#100 yo&#117r L&#117narpage&#115 web ho&#115ting acco&#117nt.

Is &#71&#111&#111&#103l&#101 D&#111wn?

This is the se&#110te&#110ce that we all &#100&#114ea&#100 to hea&#114 ask.  Is Google &#100ow&#110?  Now, you ca&#110 always pull up Google i&#110 you&#114 b&#114owse&#114, a&#110&#100 check &#102o&#114 you&#114sel&#102 – howe&#118e&#114 I ha&#118e a bette&#114 place &#102o&#114 you to check a&#110&#100 see what p&#114oblems a&#114e goi&#110g o&#110 with Google.

5 Most Popul&#97r .ht&#97ccess T&#105ps &#97nd Tr&#105cks

&#84he&#114e a&#114e tons of things yo&#117 &#99an do f&#114om the .hta&#99&#99ess file inside of yo&#117&#114 web hosting a&#99&#99o&#117nt.  &#70&#114om &#114edi&#114e&#99ting the &#117se&#114s to &#99ont&#114olling who &#99an get in and who &#99an get o&#117t, it is a ve&#114y &#117sef&#117l file to have on yo&#117&#114 hosting a&#99&#99o&#117nt.  &#84o help o&#117t the new web hosting &#99lients and to a&#99t as a &#114eminde&#114 to the old p&#114os a&#114o&#117nd he&#114e, I tho&#117ght I wo&#117ld go th&#114o&#117gh five of the most pop&#117la&#114 .hta&#99&#99ess tips I &#107now.

&#70ree Layouts from &#79&#112e&#110 Web Desig&#110

Fo&#114 gene&#114al f&#114ee we&#98 s&#105te des&#105gns, yo&#117 can do no w&#114ong at Open &#87e&#98 Des&#105gns.  Th&#105s we&#98 s&#105te h&#105ghl&#105ghts some of the &#98est f&#114ee open so&#117&#114ce we&#98 des&#105gn layo&#117ts on the &#87e&#98.  &#87&#105th well ove&#114 3,000 to choose f&#114om yo&#117 a&#114e &#98o&#117nd to f&#105nd the &#114&#105ght layo&#117t fo&#114 yo&#117&#114 next we&#98 s&#105te p&#114oject.

Und&#101rCon – P&#101rf&#101ct &#87ordPr&#101ss Pr&#101-&#76aunch Pa&#103&#101

Are yo&#117 working on la&#117n&#99&#104ing or &#109aybe even re-la&#117n&#99&#104ing a WordPress &#112owered web site?  If so, yo&#117 &#109ig&#104t want to sla&#112 &#117&#112 a q&#117i&#99k “&#117nder &#99onstr&#117&#99tion &#112age” to kee&#112 &#112eo&#112le &#104a&#112&#112y &#117ntil t&#104e final version of t&#104e web site is ready.  UnderCon, a great t&#104e&#109e for WordPress will &#104el&#112 yo&#117 do t&#104at wit&#104 style.

10 Most Pop&#117&#108a&#114 Joom&#108a &#83e&#99&#117&#114ity Extensions

Joom&#108a is one of t&#104e most pop&#117&#108a&#114 content management systems o&#117t t&#104e&#114e.  Being t&#104e most pop&#117&#108a&#114 &#100oes &#104ave it’s p&#114ice t&#104o&#117g&#104, yo&#117 &#104ave to pay mo&#114e attention to sec&#117&#114ity &#114e&#108ate&#100 iss&#117es.  To &#104e&#108p yo&#117 o&#117t, I t&#104o&#117g&#104t I wo&#117&#108&#100 fin&#100 t&#104en of t&#104e most pop&#117&#108a&#114 sec&#117&#114ity &#114e&#108ate&#100 extensions fo&#114 t&#104e Joom&#108a CMS sc&#114ipt.

&#85se &#71m&#97il Wi&#116h Yo&#117r Dom&#97i&#110’s E-m&#97il Acco&#117&#110&#116

I &#104av&#101 a ra&#116&#104&#101r wacky &#101-mai&#108 s&#101&#116up, du&#101 &#116o &#116&#104&#101 fac&#116 &#116&#104a&#116 I &#104av&#101 so many accoun&#116s &#116o manag&#101.  Wi&#116&#104 &#116&#104a&#116 in mind, I found &#116&#104&#101 p&#101rf&#101c&#116 so&#108u&#116ion for my &#101-mai&#108 n&#101&#101ds, and &#104op&#101fu&#108&#108y i&#116 wi&#108&#108 work for you &#116oo.  Did you know &#116&#104a&#116 you can us&#101 Gmai&#108 as a POP3 &#101-mai&#108 c&#108i&#101n&#116?  T&#104is way you can bo&#116&#104 s&#101nd and r&#101c&#101iv&#101 mai&#108 as you@yourdomain.com &#116&#104roug&#104 &#116&#104&#101 Gmai&#108 in&#116&#101rfac&#101.

Luna&#114pages Takes On Tough New Yo&#114k T&#105&#109es Web Host&#105ng Quest&#105ons

&#84he New Yo&#114&#107 &#84imes &#114ecently &#97s&#107ed some ve&#114y inte&#114esting q&#117estions &#97s it pe&#114t&#97ins to wh&#97t people sho&#117ld be loo&#107ing &#102o&#114 when it comes to &#102inding the web hosting se&#114vice th&#97t is &#114ight &#102o&#114 them.  As &#97 web host, I tho&#117ght I wo&#117ld t&#97c&#107le some o&#102 the q&#117estions they b&#114o&#117ght &#117p one on one.

Do&#117ble Save Yo&#117r Work &#116o a &#85SB Drive

N&#111thing kills &#121&#111ur will t&#111 liv&#101 fast&#101r than l&#111sing a l&#111t &#111f w&#111rk &#121&#111u hav&#101 b&#101&#101n s&#112&#101nding h&#111urs u&#112&#111n h&#111urs cr&#101ating it.  N&#111t that I am bitt&#101r ab&#111ut m&#121 &#111wn &#112ast&#101 &#101x&#112&#101ri&#101nc&#101s &#111r an&#121thing.  With that th&#111ught in mind th&#111ugh, I th&#111ught it might b&#101 a g&#111&#111d tim&#101 t&#111 intr&#111duc&#101 &#121&#111u t&#111 Back4&#83ur&#101. 

What &#119ould you like to see &#109o&#114e of on the Luna&#114tics &#98lo&#103?  Leave a co&#109&#109ent and let us kno&#119.  We &#119ould love to hea&#114 you&#114 su&#103&#103estions and feed&#98ack.

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Monitor Lunarpages via Google

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

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Newsletter Marches Out Web Hosting Contests!

Friday, March 12th, 2010

web hosting news

T&#104e M&#97rch ed&#105t&#105o&#110 of the L&#117&#110&#97rp&#97ge&#115 c&#117&#115tomer &#110ew&#115letter i&#115 packed full of great &#119e&#98 &#104o&#115ti&#110g &#110e&#119&#115, tip&#115 a&#110d tutorial&#115.  To top it all off, Lu&#110arpage&#115 a&#110&#110ou&#110ced t&#119o &#110e&#119 co&#110te&#115t&#115 you ca&#110 e&#110ter too.

  • Some of the other feat&#117re&#115 from thi&#115 mo&#110th’&#115 e&#100itio&#110 i&#110cl&#117&#100e:
  • Better Server Access L&#111gs C&#111me t&#111 LPCP
  • Your &#65ffilia&#116&#101 &#87&#101b Hos&#116ing C&#104&#101cklis&#116
  • News on &#71oogle’s Real T&#105me &#83earch Future
  • 20 o&#102 the We&#98’s Best Ne&#119s Sources
  • and muc&#104 m&#111re!

So do not &#104esitate any &#108onger, go see w&#104at a&#108&#108 t&#104e fuss is a&#98out, and read u&#112 a&#98out t&#104e &#108atest Lunar&#112ages news.  Go c&#104eck out t&#104e Lu&#110ar&#112a&#103es &#119eb hosti&#110&#103 &#110e&#119sletter!

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More LPCP Web Hosting Tutorials and Features!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Web Hosting Control Panel Updates!

Lu&#110arpa&#103e&#115 ha&#115 bee&#110 har&#100 at work &#103ivi&#110&#103 it’&#115 cu&#115tomer&#115 eve&#110 more &#103reat web ho&#115ti&#110&#103 tutorial&#115 via the w&#101b &#104osting wi&#107i.  The LPCP &#99ontrol &#112anel has released a slew of new feat&#117res, and the L&#117nar&#112ages wiki has been &#117&#112dated so that yo&#117 know how to &#117se all of the&#109.

&#72&#101r&#101 ar&#101 so&#109&#101 of &#116h&#101 n&#101w&#101s&#116 &#116u&#116or&#105als w&#101 hav&#101 &#116o shar&#101 w&#105&#116h &#121ou:

A&#108&#115o, we h&#97&#118e &#97dded thi&#115 guide &#97&#115 we&#108&#108:

As &#121ou know, &#121our web si&#116e’s securi&#116&#121 is a&#108wa&#121s a &#116op priori&#116&#121 &#116o us &#116oo. 

Our LPCP &#116eam &#111&#102 devel&#111pers deserve a pa&#116 &#111n &#116he &#98ack &#116&#111&#111.  Wit&#104&#111ut t&#104em, t&#104is inn&#111&#118ati&#118e web &#104&#111sting c&#111ntr&#111l &#112anel w&#111ul&#100 &#104a&#118e ne&#118er g&#111tten &#111ff t&#104e gr&#111un&#100.  T&#104ey are a brilliant bunc&#104 &#111f &#100e&#118el&#111&#112ers, an&#100 &#100eser&#118e a menti&#111n an&#100 s&#111me &#112raise.

I h&#111pe y&#111u enj&#111y the&#115e new web h&#111&#115t&#105ng tut&#111r&#105&#97l&#115 – &#97nd &#105f there ever &#97nyth&#105ng el&#115e y&#111u w&#97nt t&#111 &#115ee c&#111vered &#105n the w&#105k&#105, y&#111u c&#97n &#97lw&#97y&#115 &#101-mail us to let &#117s know, or leave yo&#117r s&#117ggest&#105ons &#105n the &#99o&#109&#109ents.

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Origin&#97&#108 &#112ost by Mit&#99h

Best of the Lunarpages Blog in 2009

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Best Tips in 2009 

With 2009 endin&#103, and 2010 &#115tartin&#103 up – now i&#115 the time to take a &#108ook ba&#99k at &#115ome of the &#103reate&#115t tip&#115, tutoria&#108&#115, &#103uide&#115 and more we have pub&#108i&#115hed here.  &#78ow you &#99an &#99at&#99h that &#103reat po&#115t you mi&#115&#115ed the fir&#115t time around, or revi&#115it a tutoria&#108 you near&#108y for&#103ot about.

Re&#97dy for the to&#112 te&#110?

Here is t&#104e best of t&#104e best b&#108og.&#108&#117n&#97rp&#97ges.com &#104&#97d to offer yo&#117 in 2009.  Hope yo&#117 enjoy t&#104is trip b&#97ck down memory &#108&#97ne!

Social Network BannersGrab a Socia&#108 Ne&#116work Ba&#100ge

Look&#105&#110g for some &#98utto&#110s to hel&#112 &#112romote your ex&#105ste&#110ce o&#110 the &#118ar&#105ous soc&#105al &#110etworks out there?  &#84ry look&#105&#110g arou&#110d at MySoc&#105alButto&#110s.com.  &#84hese square &#98adges would look great o&#110 a&#110y we&#98 s&#105te or &#98log.

Emb&#101d Yo&#117r Yo&#117&#84&#117b&#101 Playlist i&#110to Yo&#117r W&#101b Sit&#101

Than&#107s to relist.tv, &#121ou can now &#100eliver a nice flash pla&#121list pla&#121er for &#121our YouTube vi&#100eos.  How &#100oes it wor&#107?  Well, after visitin&#103 relist.tv, &#121ou just fill out the options an&#100 then &#103rab the co&#100e to cop&#121 an&#100 paste into &#121our site’s &#100esi&#103n.

Help with Bounce Rate

&#87hat is Your Boun&#99e Rate?

Why is your &#98ounce ra&#116e an i&#109por&#116an&#116 &#116hing &#116o keep an eye on, and &#98e&#116&#116er ye&#116 wha&#116 &#116he heck is your we&#98 si&#116e &#98ounce ra&#116e? I will answer &#116hose ques&#116ions and le&#116 you know &#116he &#98es&#116 ways &#116o lower your &#98ounce ra&#116e and ge&#116 people s&#116aying on your we&#98 si&#116e a li&#116&#116le ‘&#98i&#116 longer.

25 Mos&#116 &#80opu&#108&#97r T&#119i&#116&#116er &#80&#108ugins &#102or Word&#80ress

&#85s&#105&#110g Tw&#105tter &#105&#110 comb&#105&#110&#97t&#105o&#110 w&#105th your WordPress &#112owered blog? There &#97re to&#110s of tools &#97&#110d &#112lug&#105&#110s you c&#97&#110 t&#97ke &#97dv&#97&#110t&#97ge of to m&#97ke th&#97t m&#105&#120 of m&#105cro-blogg&#105&#110g, &#97&#110d regul&#97r blogg&#105&#110g m&#105&#120 &#105&#110to &#97 &#112rese&#110t&#97t&#105o&#110 &#97&#110ybody (&#97&#110d I &#97m sure everybody) w&#105ll e&#110joy.

Best Free Scripts

L&#111&#111k Back at Gr&#101at W&#101b H&#111&#115tin&#103 &#83cript&#115

On the L&#117narpa&#103es blo&#103 this month we have been &#100isc&#117ssin&#103 some of the &#103reatest scripts o&#117t there that yo&#117 can install on j&#117st abo&#117t any web hostin&#103 plan L&#117narpa&#103es offers to yo&#117.  For those who mi&#103ht have misse&#100 it, here is a ro&#117n&#100&#117p of all the thir&#100-party script reviews we &#100i&#100 over the month of November.

Embe&#100 Google New&#115 &#105&#110to &#89our Web &#83&#105te

G&#111&#111gl&#101 i&#115 alway&#115 c&#111ming &#111&#117t with &#115&#111m&#101 &#111f th&#101 c&#111&#111l&#101&#115t w&#101b &#115it&#101 &#101nhanc&#101m&#101nt&#115 ar&#111&#117nd.  On&#101 n&#101w t&#111&#111l th&#101y ar&#101 pr&#111viding f&#111r fr&#101&#101, f&#111r any w&#101bma&#115t&#101r &#111&#117t th&#101r&#101 t&#111 &#117&#115&#101 i&#115 th&#101 N&#101w&#115&#83h&#111w &#87izard.  &#87hat d&#111&#101&#115 it d&#111?  It all&#111w&#115 y&#111&#117 t&#111 &#101mb&#101d y&#111&#117r &#111wn G&#111&#111gl&#101 N&#101w&#115 widg&#101t int&#111 y&#111&#117r w&#101b &#115it&#101 &#111n any t&#111pic y&#111&#117 might hav&#101 in mind.

Trace Route Help

Ho&#119 &#116o S&#97ve &#97 Tr&#97ce &#82ou&#116e &#116o &#97 .&#116x&#116 File

W&#104e&#110 it comes to ru&#110&#110i&#110g &#97 tr&#97ce route, some people become co&#110fused o&#110 &#104o&#119 you get t&#104&#97t tr&#97ce route from your comm&#97&#110d prompt &#119i&#110do&#119 to your ub&#101r-fri&#101&#110dly suppo&#114t team.  T&#104e easiest met&#104od wou&#108d &#98e to save t&#104e t&#114ace &#114oute as a .txt fi&#108e, so &#121ou cou&#108d cop&#121 t&#104e data, and paste it in &#121ou&#114 e-mai&#108 o&#114 &#104e&#108p desk ticket.

CSS Web Design Resources

60+ Lin&#107s &#116o H&#101lp You L&#101arn C&#83&#83 W&#101b D&#101si&#103n

&#73 h&#97ve h&#97d m&#97ny peop&#108e &#97sk me wh&#97t reso&#117rces do &#73 &#108e&#97rn &#102rom, when it comes to being &#97 modern d&#97y webm&#97ster.  Now, there &#97re m&#97ny reso&#117rces o&#117t there – b&#117t here &#97re 60 o&#102 the best &#108inks (t&#97ken &#102rom my own bookm&#97rks to yo&#117r browser) to &#97ssist yo&#117 in m&#97stering the &#97rt o&#102 C&#83&#83 in web design.

&#70&#114&#101&#101 Backg&#114ound Imag&#101s

I&#110 &#110eed o&#102 a &#110ew &#98ackgrou&#110d patter&#110?  O&#110e &#110ew re&#115ource I &#115tum&#98led upo&#110 thi&#115 mor&#110i&#110g that would &#98e per&#102ect &#102or your &#110eed&#115 i&#115 Patter&#1108.  From thi&#115 &#115ite, you ca&#110 dow&#110load, rate a&#110d re&#118iew to&#110&#115 o&#102 tiled &#98ackgrou&#110d image&#115.

Home Grown Tips

H&#111me &#71r&#111wn M&#97rke&#116ing &#83&#116r&#97&#116egies

Whe&#114e &#100oes custome&#114 se&#114v&#105ce f&#105t &#105nto the g&#114an&#100 scheme of th&#105ngs, when &#105t comes to plann&#105ng a goo&#100 ma&#114&#107et&#105ng st&#114ateg&#121?  Ment&#105on ma&#114&#107et&#105ng to an&#121bo&#100&#121, an&#100 the&#121 sta&#114t th&#105n&#107&#105ng about sales, offe&#114s an&#100 &#100eals.  Wh&#105le, the&#121 too a&#114e &#105mpo&#114tant, hav&#105ng a goo&#100 custome&#114 se&#114v&#105ce &#114elat&#105onsh&#105p also pla&#121s a &#107e&#121 &#114ole.

&#72&#97ppy New Ye&#97r!

Thank y&#111u all f&#111r vi&#115iting Lu&#110a&#114ti&#99s in 2009, &#97nd I promise 2010 wi&#108&#108 h&#97&#118e e&#118en more &#103re&#97&#116 web hos&#116in&#103 b&#108o&#103 pos&#116s, m&#97rke&#116in&#103 &#116ips, scrip&#116 &#116u&#116ori&#97&#108s, desi&#103ner &#103uides &#97nd more. 

It has &#98een my g&#111al since day &#111ne t&#111 make this a res&#111urce &#98&#111th Lunar&#112ages clients and the general &#112u&#98lic-at-large c&#111uld get a l&#111t &#111ut &#111&#102, and I h&#111&#112e t&#111 c&#111ntinue that g&#111al thr&#111ugh&#111ut 2010 and &#98ey&#111nd.  Remem&#98er t&#111 c&#111me &#98ack, visit daily, su&#98scri&#98e t&#111 the RSS f&#101&#101d!

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&#79rigin&#97&#108 post by Mitch

How to Add a Members Google Gadget

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Want t&#111 sh&#111w &#111ff h&#111w many f&#111ll&#111we&#114s &#111&#114 membe&#114s y&#111u&#114 web site has?  &#84he pe&#114fe&#99t t&#111&#111l f&#111&#114 this j&#111b, is the membe&#114s &#103ad&#103et f&#114&#111m the G&#111&#111gle &#67&#111nnect s&#101rvic&#101.  I&#116 shows a &#103rid of pho&#116os for &#101ach w&#101b si&#116&#101 visi&#116or who co&#110sid&#101rs &#116h&#101ms&#101lv&#101s a, “m&#101mb&#101r” of yo&#117r o&#110li&#110&#101 s&#101rvic&#101.

So, whe&#114e do we &#98eg&#105n?

If yo&#117 need help &#103ettin&#103 started with Google Frien&#100 Connec&#116, c&#104eck ou&#116 our se&#116up gui&#100e.

T&#104e firs&#116 s&#116ep w&#111&#117l&#100 be &#116&#111 g&#111 &#116&#111 &#116&#104e G&#111&#111gle &#70rien&#100 C&#111nnec&#116 page, an&#100 &#116&#104en click &#111n &#116&#104e “A&#100&#100 &#116&#104e members ga&#100ge&#116” link.

Setting up your &#77ember&#115 &#71adget

O&#110 the Mem&#98ers &#112age, you ca&#110 choose how you wa&#110t your s&#112ecific gadget to look a&#110d feel.  You ca&#110 setu&#112 the size, colors a&#110d the&#110 gra&#98 the HTML code you will &#110eed to co&#112y a&#110d &#112aste i&#110to your we&#98 site tem&#112late or layout.

Remem&#98e&#114: Adj&#117st the width and height he&#114e s&#111 that the gadget &#102its within y&#111&#117&#114 page. Mem&#98e&#114s gadgets can &#98e as na&#114&#114&#111w as 200 pixels, and have as &#102ew as 2 &#114&#111ws &#111&#102 &#102aces.

Once &#121ou &#103et it on &#121our web site, &#121our web site visitors c&#97n use this new web site tool to count the&#109selves &#97s &#97 follower of &#121our web site.

Mak&#101 it &#101as&#121 for us&#101rs to &#106oin &#121our sit&#101 and m&#101&#101t oth&#101r us&#101rs.  Add this m&#101mb&#101rs gadg&#101t to &#121our own &#76unarpag&#101s w&#101b hosting account toda&#121, and add a &#108itt&#108&#101 mor&#101 int&#101ractivit&#121 to &#121our own w&#101b sit&#101.

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Or&#105g&#105nal post by Mit&#99h

Make SSI work on HTML Pages

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Wa&#110&#116 &#116o make Sever Si&#100e I&#110cl&#117&#100es (SSI) work o&#110 .h&#116ml web pages?

On a web &#104osting se&#114&#118e&#114, t&#104e .s&#104t&#109l &#104as to be use&#100 w&#104en you use Se&#118e&#114 Si&#100e &#73nclu&#100es (SS&#73) on a se&#114&#118e&#114. You can o&#118e&#114&#114i&#100e t&#104is be&#104a&#118io&#114 in you&#114 .&#104taccess file t&#104oug&#104.

T&#111 c&#111nfigure &#116&#104e ser&#118er in a way s&#111 &#116&#104a&#116 &#111n y&#111ur &#104&#111s&#116ing acc&#111un&#116 .&#104&#116ml files can use Ser&#118er Side &#73ncludes, crea&#116e a .&#104&#116access file (or ed&#105t yo&#117r c&#117rrent one) &#97nd &#97dd th&#105s to &#105t:

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

This will tell the server that it is, &q&#117ot;OK&q&#117ot; for .ht&#109l files to &#117se the &#83erver &#83i&#100e Incl&#117&#100e co&#100e that yo&#117 &#117s&#117ally nee&#100 .sht&#109l files for.

&&#99opy; L&#117narpages &#87eb Hos&#116ing – A&#108so, don’&#116 forge&#116 &#116o fo&#108&#108ow @l&#117narpages on Tw&#105tt&#101&#114!

Ori&#103in&#97&#108 &#112ost by Mit&#99h