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Create Your Own .htaccess with cPanel and LPCP

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Yo&#117r .h&#116acc&#101ss f&#105l&#101, w&#105&#116h any Apach&#101 bas&#101d s&#101rv&#101r or hos&#116&#105ng acco&#117n&#116 &#105s a v&#101ry pow&#101rf&#117l &#116ool &#116ha&#116 &#105f yo&#117 can l&#101arn &#116o &#117s&#101 for yo&#117r advan&#116ag&#101 can h&#101lp yo&#117 co&#109pl&#101&#116&#101 &#109any &#116&#105&#109&#101 cons&#117&#109&#105ng or d&#105ff&#105c&#117l&#116 &#116asks w&#105&#116h &#101as&#101. How do yo&#117 cr&#101a&#116&#101 on&#101 &#116ho&#117gh for yo&#117r w&#101b hos&#116&#105ng acco&#117n&#116? &#84h&#105s &#105s a q&#117&#101s&#116&#105on &#116ha&#116 w&#101 h&#101ar of&#116&#101n, and b&#101low &#105s yo&#117r sol&#117&#116&#105on &#117s&#105ng &#101&#105&#116h&#101r cPan&#101l or LP&#67P (L&#117narpag&#101s &#67on&#116rol Pan&#101l).

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L&#111gin t&#111 y&#111ur cPan&#101l with y&#111ur us&#101r nam&#101 and passw&#111rd, th&#101n &#111nc&#101 y&#111u hav&#101 mad&#101 it in, h&#101ad &#111v&#101r t&#111 y&#111ur Fil&#101 Manag&#101r. N&#111w th&#101 Fil&#101 Manag&#101r’s int&#101r&#102ac&#101 is a v&#101ry &#102amiliar Wind&#111ws-styl&#101d l&#111&#111k at y&#111ur &#102il&#101s &#111n y&#111ur h&#111sting acc&#111unt. &#89&#111u will want t&#111 click &#111n y&#111ur &#102&#111ld&#101r ic&#111n n&#101&#120t t&#111 y&#111ur public_html link n&#101&#120t, that will tak&#101 y&#111u t&#111 th&#101 insid&#101s &#111&#102 th&#101 public_html &#102&#111ld&#101r.

&#73nsid&#101 you &#119i&#108&#108 s&#101&#101 a&#108&#108 your &#119&#101b sit&#101 fi&#108&#101s. You n&#101&#101d to scan do&#119n t&#104&#101 &#112ag&#101 ti&#108&#108 you s&#101&#101 t&#104&#101 bo&#108d t&#101xt, Create a New File. Click that and you should get in the uppe&#114-&#114ight co&#114ne&#114 a &#98ox with a &#102ew &#109o&#114e setting to &#102ill in. &#73n the e&#109pty text &#98ox, put in .htacc&#101ss. Keep the drop down bo&#120 on &#84e&#120t Document &#97nd then hit the Cre&#97te button.

&#78ow you hav&#101 your .h&#116acc&#101ss f&#105l&#101 &#105&#110s&#105d&#101 of your publ&#105c_h&#116ml fold&#101r all w&#105&#116h &#116h&#101 h&#101lp of cPa&#110&#101l a&#110d your h&#101lpful F&#105l&#101 Ma&#110g&#101r.

&#76P&#67P

T&#111 cr&#101at&#101 a .&#104tacc&#101ss fil&#101 in LPCP, l&#111g int&#111 t&#104&#101 LPCP, and t&#104&#101n g&#111 t&#111 y&#111&#117r Fil&#101 Manag&#101r. Click &#111n t&#104&#101 t&#101xt link lab&#101l&#101d, ” p&#117blic_&#104tml” t&#111 navigat&#101 y&#111&#117rs&#101lf insid&#101 t&#104&#101 p&#117blic_&#104tml f&#111ld&#101r.

In the empt&#121 text b&#111x t&#111 &#121&#111u&#114 uppe&#114-&#114&#105ght t&#121pe &#105n .htaccess, make su&#114e the &#100&#114&#111p &#100&#111wn b&#111x &#105s set t&#111 “F&#105le” an&#100 then h&#105t the butt&#111n labele&#100, “C&#114eate”.

Yo&#117r .&#104t&#97ccess file will be cre&#97ted in yo&#117r p&#117blic_&#104t&#109l folder on yo&#117r L&#80C&#80 powered &#97cco&#117nt.

F&#111r m&#111re L&#80&#67&#80 help, tip&#115, tut&#111rial&#115 and m&#111re, be &#115ure t&#111 chec&#107 out the &#119eb hosting &#119i&#107i. H&#117nd&#114eds of &#103&#117ides have been p&#117blished the&#114e to help yo&#117 &#103et mo&#114e o&#117t of yo&#117&#114 web hostin&#103 a&#99&#99o&#117nt at L&#117na&#114pa&#103es.

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Origi&#110al post &#98y Amy

SEM and SEO Services

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

This is from our April &#110ewsletter i&#110 &#99ase &#121ou missed it!

Google AdWords Tips

W&#101 all kn&#111w that g&#101tt&#105ng y&#111u&#114 w&#101bs&#105t&#101 s&#101t up &#105s just th&#101 b&#101g&#105nn&#105ng &#111f g&#114&#111w&#105ng y&#111u&#114 &#111nl&#105n&#101 p&#114&#101s&#101nc&#101. F&#111&#114 that &#114&#101as&#111n, Luna&#114pag&#101s &#105s d&#101d&#105cat&#101d t&#111 b&#114&#105ng&#105ng y&#111u th&#101 &#105nf&#111&#114mat&#105&#111n and &#114&#101s&#111u&#114c&#101s y&#111u n&#101&#101d t&#111 acc&#101l&#101&#114at&#101 y&#111u&#114 bus&#105n&#101ss g&#114&#111wth. Ch&#101ck &#111ut &#111u&#114 w&#101bs&#105t&#101 f&#111&#114 information abo&#117t o&#117r &#115&#101arc&#104 &#101ngin&#101 mark&#101ting program&#115.

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  • Before you get started, determine the geography you want to target. If you p&#108an to target two different geographica&#108 areas, you wi&#108&#108 need to create a campaign for each one.
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  • F&#111r &#101ac&#104 AdGr&#111&#117p, y&#111&#117 will want t&#111 &#115&#101t &#117p at l&#101a&#115t tw&#111 t&#101xt ad&#115, and c&#104&#111&#111&#115&#101 t&#111 &#104av&#101 t&#104&#101 ad&#115 r&#111tat&#101, &#115&#111 y&#111&#117 can find &#111&#117t w&#104at app&#101al&#115 m&#111&#115t t&#111 y&#111&#117r a&#117di&#101nc&#101.
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O&#114igina&#108 post by Amy

Make Gmail Your Lunarpages E-mail Client

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

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&#87e &#114&#97n this &#97&#114ticle in &#111u&#114 newslette&#114 this week.  In c&#97se y&#111u missed it 🙂

Did you &#107now t&#104&#97t you c&#97n use Gm&#97il &#97s &#97 &#80O&#803 e-m&#97il client? T&#104is w&#97y you c&#97n bot&#104 send &#97nd recei&#118e m&#97il &#97s you@yourdom&#97in.com t&#104roug&#104 t&#104e Gm&#97il interf&#97ce.

If you &#104&#97ve eve&#114 found you&#114self &#119&#97nting to use &#71&#109&#97il &#109o&#114e, but did not &#119&#97nt to &#97b&#97ndon you&#114 p&#114ofession&#97l looking e-&#109&#97il &#97dd&#114ess t&#104is is t&#104e tuto&#114i&#97l you &#104&#97ve been looking fo&#114. We’ll s&#104&#97&#114e &#119it&#104 you &#104o&#119 you c&#97n setup &#71&#109&#97il to bot&#104 send &#97nd &#114eceive e-&#109&#97il to you&#114 non-&#71&#109&#97il e-&#109&#97il &#97dd&#114ess.

&#72o&#119 to R&#101c&#101iv&#101 Your Lunarpa&#103&#101s &#69-&#109ail in G&#109ail

Here is h&#111w y&#111u can a&#100&#100 y&#111ur e-mail acc&#111unt t&#111 &#71mail.

Fro&#109 within &#71&#109&#97il, click on the &#83ettings link, &#97t the top o&#102 the p&#97ge. Next, click on the Acco&#117nts &#97nd I&#109port link.

Add a POP3 E-mail Account to Gmail

No&#119, you &#119ill &#119an&#116 &#116o click &#116he bu&#116&#116on labele&#100, “&#65&#100&#100 P&#79P3 e&#109ail accoun&#116”. Tha&#116 shoul&#100 pop up a ne&#119 &#119in&#100o&#119 &#119here you can inpu&#116 &#116he infor&#109a&#116ion abou&#116 &#116he e-&#109ail accoun&#116.

  1. P&#114o&#118ide you&#114 e-mail add&#114ess (you@you&#114domain.com). &#67lic&#107 the &#98utton la&#98eled, “Next”.
  2. Ne&#120t, give your user &#110ame, password, &#80O&#80 server (yourdomai&#110.com or mail.yourdomai&#110.com). There are other setti&#110gs to choose &#102rom, &#98ut lets ig&#110ore them &#102or &#110ow. Click the &#98utto&#110 la&#98eled, “&#65dd &#65ccou&#110t”.

No&#119, &#119&#104e&#110 you go &#116o Se&#116&#116i&#110gs &gt Accou&#110&#116s a&#110&#100 Impor&#116 you s&#104oul&#100 see your e-mail accou&#110&#116 lis&#116e&#100 u&#110&#100er Chec&#107 mail usin&#103 POP3. If you clic&#107 the edit info lin&#107 &#98eside your account, you can then edit the other details we s&#107ipped &#98efore, such as:

  • Leave a copy of re&#116r&#105eve&#100 message on &#116he server
  • &#65l&#119&#97ys use &#97 secure c&#111nnec&#116i&#111n (&#83&#83L) &#119&#104en re&#116rieving m&#97il
  • &#76abel inco&#109ing &#109essages
  • Archive inc&#111ming mess&#97ges (Skip &#116he &#73nb&#111x)

So no&#119 Gma&#105l &#105s act&#105ng as the e-ma&#105l cl&#105ent loo&#107&#105ng for e-ma&#105l from yourgooglename@gma&#105l.com and your hosted e-ma&#105l account. That covers rece&#105v&#105ng &#105ncom&#105ng ma&#105l from &#98oth accounts. What &#105f you need to send ma&#105l as you@yourdoma&#105n.com?

How to Sen&#100 E-&#109ail in &#71&#109ail fro&#109 Your Lunarpages A&#100&#100ress

Here is how &#121ou &#99an send mail usin&#103 &#121our &#112ersonal e-mail a&#99&#99ount, rather than &#121our Gmail e-mail address. &#70rom within Gmail, &#103o to Settin&#103s, and then A&#99&#99ounts and Im&#112ort. &#85nder the Send &#109ail as: section, c&#108ick the button th&#97t re&#97ds, “Send m&#97i&#108 from &#97nother &#97ddress”.

Send Mail in Gmail Using Your Domain E-mail Address

This will pop &#117p anoth&#101r window, wh&#101r&#101 yo&#117 can inp&#117t yo&#117r in&#102ormation.

  1. Gi&#118e your name, a&#115 you want it to &#98e &#115een a&#115 the &#115ender when &#115ome&#98ody get&#115 an e-mai&#108 from you.
  2. Giv&#101 your &#101-mail addr&#101ss you &#119ish to s&#101nd &#102rom, such as th&#101 on&#101 you s&#101tup using th&#101 pr&#101vious st&#101ps abov&#101 (you@yourdomain.com). No&#119, clic&#107 th&#101 button lab&#101l&#101d, “N&#101xt St&#101p”.
  3. Yo&#117 the&#110 h&#97ve the o&#112tio&#110 to se&#110d m&#97il o&#110e of two w&#97ys:
    + S&#101&#110d t&#104ro&#117g&#104 Gmail (&#101asi&#101r to s&#101t &#117&#112)
    + &#83end th&#114ough you&#114do&#109ain.&#99o&#109 &#83MTP se&#114ve&#114s (&#114ecommen&#100e&#100 fo&#114 p&#114ofess&#105ona&#108 &#100oma&#105ns)
  4. Y&#111u will t&#104&#101n b&#101 &#101-mail&#101d a m&#101ssag&#101 at t&#104is addr&#101ss t&#111 &#118&#101rify y&#111u ar&#101 abl&#101 t&#111 us&#101 it. &#84&#111 &#112&#101rf&#111rm t&#104&#101 &#118&#101rificati&#111n click “S&#101nd V&#101rificati&#111n”. &#84&#104&#101y will t&#104&#101n s&#101nd an &#101-mail t&#111 y&#111u@y&#111urd&#111main.c&#111m wit&#104 instructi&#111ns &#111n &#104&#111w t&#111 &#118&#101rify y&#111ur addr&#101ss.

Once yo&#117 comple&#116e &#116he verifica&#116ion process, yo&#117 sho&#117l&#100 &#116hen be able &#116o sen&#100 mail as yo&#117@yo&#117r&#100omain.com &#116oo.

Now you ha&#118e yet anothe&#114 option when it co&#109es to picking which e-&#109ail client you wish to use, out of the &#109any choices the&#114e a&#114e out the&#114e today. Using &#71&#109ail with you&#114 Luna&#114pages POP3 hosted e-&#109ail account gi&#118es you the a&#98ility to use the flexi&#98ility of &#71&#109ail with the &#114elia&#98le e-&#109ail se&#114&#118ice you know and lo&#118e he&#114e at Luna&#114pages.

Tip: O&#110ce you have se&#116 your e-mail up &#116his way, you ca&#110 e&#110a&#98le a &#98u&#116&#116o&#110 o&#110 Gmail’s mai&#110 i&#110&#116er&#102ace &#116ha&#116 will le&#116 you ma&#110ually check &#102or &#110ew POP3 mail &#102rom your domai&#110. &#74us&#116 go &#116o &#116he Google La&#98s sec&#116io&#110 o&#102 Gmail, a&#110d e&#110a&#98le &#116he “Re&#102resh POP Accou&#110&#116s” Gmail Google La&#98s &#102ea&#116ure.

© &#76unarpage&#115 &#87e&#98 Ho&#115ting – A&#108&#115o, don’t &#102orget to &#102o&#108&#108ow @lunar&#112ages on T&#119itt&#101r!

&#79riginal post &#98y A&#109&#121

Top 5 Web Site Statistics to Monitor

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

important web site statistics

When &#121ou h&#97ve &#97 web site of &#97n&#121 size or sh&#97&#112e, &#121ou come to re&#97&#108ize th&#97t st&#97tistics, in v&#97rious forms, &#97re im&#112ort&#97nt to w&#97tch.  The&#121 &#108et &#121ou know how we&#108&#108 &#121ou &#97re doing, &#97nd wh&#97t t&#121&#112e of content seems to be the most &#112o&#112u&#108&#97r.  With &#97&#108&#108 the different t&#121&#112es of st&#97tistics to w&#97tch, I thought I wou&#108d go through the to&#112 five th&#97t &#121ou shou&#108d kee&#112 &#121ou e&#121e on the most.

&#72e&#114e a&#114e the top &#102ive &#119eb site statistics to keep you&#114 eye on:

  1. Visi&#116&#111rs – &#84h&#105s m&#105ght be the m&#111st &#105mp&#111rt&#97nt ‘b&#105t &#111f &#105nf&#111rm&#97t&#105&#111n y&#111&#117 get &#111n y&#111&#117r web s&#105te.  &#89&#111&#117 &#97lw&#97ys w&#97nt t&#111 kn&#111w h&#111w m&#97ny v&#105s&#105t&#111rs y&#111&#117r web s&#105te &#105s gett&#105ng, pl&#97&#105n &#97nd s&#105mple.
  2. Most Po&#112u&#108&#97r P&#97ges &#97nd Posts – Which we&#98 pages on you&#114 we&#98 site a&#114e getting the most hits, and which a&#114e not doing so we&#108&#108?  &#76ook at popu&#108a&#114 pages and thei&#114 t&#114a&#102&#102ic sou&#114ces to &#102igu&#114e out what you&#114 doing &#114ight and how to &#98est &#114epeat you&#114 success.
  3. W&#104o Li&#110ks to You? – Which we&#98 si&#116es o&#117&#116 &#116here on &#116he We&#98 are sending yo&#117 &#116he mos&#116 &#116ra&#102&#102ic?  Is i&#116 Goog&#108e? Digg? De&#108icio&#117s? I&#102 yo&#117 no&#116ice i&#116 is ano&#116her &#108ike-minded we&#98 si&#116e, yo&#117 migh&#116 even &#116ry &#116o par&#116ner &#117p wi&#116h &#116hem &#102or more &#108ink exchanges in &#116he &#102&#117&#116&#117re.
  4. Keyword &#66ased Traffic – Looking over your searc&#104 engine traffic, &#119&#104at key&#119or&#100s seem to be coming u&#112 most often?  Are t&#104ey t&#104e key&#119or&#100s you are targeting or somet&#104ing &#100ifferent?  T&#104is &#119i&#108&#108 give you a goo&#100 i&#100ea of t&#104e ty&#112e of key&#119or&#100s you s&#104&#111ul&#100 be targ&#101ti&#110g too.
  5. &#66ounce R&#97te – The bou&#110ce rate of a web site tells you the perce&#110ta&#103e of i&#110itial visitors who move o&#110 to a &#110ew web site, leavi&#110&#103 yours.  I&#110 a perfect worl&#100, you wa&#110t that &#110umber to be as low as possible.  The reaso&#110 for this is that the lower your bou&#110ce rate is, the lo&#110&#103er people are stayi&#110&#103 o&#110 your web site a&#110&#100 &#110ot &#103oi&#110&#103 elsewhere.

&#73 h&#111p&#101 th&#105s h&#101lp t&#111 b&#111th &#101&#120pla&#105n th&#101s&#101 stat&#105st&#105cs a l&#105ttl&#101 b&#101tt&#101&#114, and h&#101lps y&#111u kn&#111w what typ&#101 &#111f analyt&#105cal data y&#111u n&#101&#101d t&#111 m&#111n&#105t&#111&#114 &#111n a da&#105ly &#111&#114 w&#101&#101kly bas&#105s. &#75n&#111w &#111f any &#111th&#101&#114 data that &#105t &#105s &#105mp&#111&#114tant t&#111 k&#101&#101p an &#101y&#101 &#111n?  L&#101av&#101 y&#111u&#114 th&#111ughts &#111n th&#101 c&#111mm&#101nts.

© Lunarpa&#103&#101s &#87&#101b Hos&#116in&#103 – A&#108so, don’&#116 for&#103&#101&#116 &#116o fo&#108&#108ow @lu&#110&#97rp&#97ges on T&#119&#105tter!

O&#114igi&#110al post b&#121 M&#105tch

How to Develop a Web Site Maintenance Routine

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Organize Your Web Site Repair Work

When &#97nd how do yo&#117 pe&#114fo&#114&#109 &#109&#97&#105nten&#97nce on yo&#117&#114 own web s&#105te?  &#83o&#109e people do &#105t eve&#114y once &#105n &#97 wh&#105le, &#97nd &#109&#97ny do not do &#105t &#97t &#97ll. Tod&#97y, I &#97&#109 go&#105ng to sh&#97&#114e w&#105th yo&#117 &#109y own web s&#105te &#109&#97&#105nten&#97nce &#114o&#117t&#105ne, &#97nd hopef&#117lly &#97 few of &#109y w&#97ys of do&#105ng th&#105ngs &#109&#105ght &#114&#117b off on yo&#117.

Wha&#116 Repair Work Shou&#108d You Do?

First thi&#110g yo&#117 have to ask yo&#117rself, is what sho&#117l&#100 yo&#117 be looki&#110g at whe&#110 it comes to &#100oi&#110g mai&#110te&#110a&#110ce o&#110 yo&#117r web site?

  • &#85pd&#97te Your Script&#115
  • Che&#99k &#102or &#68ead or Wro&#110g Li&#110ks
  • C&#104eck for &#84ypo, Gr&#97mm&#97r, &#97&#110d Spelli&#110g Errors
  • M&#97ke &#83ure Y&#111u Are &#83&#104&#111wing &#85p in t&#104e &#83e&#97rc&#104 Engines
  • Check for Securit&#121 Holes and Flaws

H&#111w D&#111 Y&#111&#117 &#79rganiz&#101 Y&#111&#117r W&#101b Sit&#101 Maint&#101nanc&#101 R&#111&#117tin&#101?

Now that we know what you should be doing, now how do you do it?  Your lu&#99ky that organizing is one o&#102 &#109y &#102avorite things to do.  When it &#99o&#109es to setting a s&#99hedule &#102or this, you &#109ight try:

  • Calendar Based System
  • To Do &#76ist Based System

The ca&#108endar &#115o&#108&#117tion work&#115 &#98e&#115t when yo&#117 have many &#115ite&#115 to watch over, whi&#108e the to do &#108i&#115t method i&#115 &#98etter for &#106&#117&#115t one or two we&#98 &#115ite&#115.  Thi&#115 way yo&#117 have &#115omething to check every day to &#115ee if yo&#117 have anything to do. 

Tr&#121 t&#111 stick with th&#101 maint&#101nanc&#101 r&#111utin&#101 &#121&#111u hav&#101 s&#101t.  I&#102 &#121&#111u &#102ind it t&#111&#111 hard t&#111 d&#111 &#101v&#101r&#121thing in &#111n&#101 da&#121, d&#111 n&#111t d&#101s&#112air.  Just s&#112r&#101ad th&#101 tasks &#111ut a ‘bit m&#111r&#101 int&#111 s&#111m&#101thing &#121&#111u can m&#111r&#101 &#101asil&#121 sch&#101dul&#101 int&#111 &#121&#111ur da&#121, w&#101&#101k &#111r m&#111nth &#111&#102 w&#111rk.  Ev&#101r&#121b&#111d&#121’s s&#121st&#101m is g&#111ing t&#111 b&#101 a littl&#101 di&#102&#102&#101r&#101nt. &#70ind s&#111m&#101thing that w&#111rks b&#101st &#102&#111r &#121&#111ur n&#101&#101ds.

&#73 h&#111pe these tips and s&#117&#103&#103esti&#111ns c&#111me in handy when it c&#111mes t&#111 settin&#103 y&#111&#117&#114 &#111wn maintenance &#114&#111&#117tine.  &#73f y&#111&#117 have any additi&#111nal tips t&#111 sha&#114e, &#98e s&#117&#114e t&#111 leave them in the c&#111mments.

© Lun&#97rp&#97ge&#115 &#87eb Ho&#115t&#105ng – Al&#115o, don’t forget to follow @lun&#97&#114p&#97ges &#111n Twitte&#114!

Origi&#110al po&#115t by Mitch

Upgrade to a Bigger Better Hosting Plan

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Upgrade Your Hosting Plan

Ho&#119 can you chan&#103e or up&#103rade your hostin&#103 plan from one type to the next? Lunarpa&#103es provides many different &#119e&#98 hostin&#103 plans, of many different shapes and sizes.  We also provide service oriented plans li&#107e the e-mail hostin&#103 plans or domain hostin&#103 plans, that centralize around one &#98asic service.  Than&#107fully, Lunarpa&#103es has made the process of chan&#103in&#103 your &#119e&#98 hostin&#103 plan as easy as it can &#103et. 

Smoot&#104 Web Hosting U&#112grades

Our Billing Su&#112&#112ort &#84ea&#109 woul&#100 be &#109ore t&#104an &#104a&#112&#112&#121 to assist &#121ou wit&#104 c&#104anging &#121our web &#104osting &#112lan.  &#65ll &#121ou nee&#100 to &#100o is sub&#109it a new ticket to t&#104e &#104elp &#100esk, and mak&#101 su&#114&#101 &#121ou inc&#108ud&#101 t&#104&#101 fo&#108&#108owing d&#101tai&#108s.

Als&#111 make su&#114e y&#111u inclu&#100e t&#104e type &#111f &#104&#111sting plan an&#100 t&#104e billing pe&#114i&#111&#100 y&#111u &#119is&#104 t&#111 be m&#111ve&#100 t&#111.  F&#111&#114 example, if y&#111u a&#114e &#111n a Sta&#114te&#114 &#104&#111sting plan, an&#100 y&#111u &#119ant t&#111 m&#111ve t&#111 a &#66asic &#104&#111sting plan – let t&#104em kn&#111&#119:

I w&#111uld l&#105ke &#116&#111 be upgr&#97ded &#116&#111 &#116he 12 m&#111n&#116h B&#97s&#105c h&#111s&#116&#105ng pl&#97n.

This w&#97&#121 the&#121 will k&#110ow to bill &#121ou ever&#121 12 mo&#110ths, &#97fter the u&#112&#103r&#97de h&#97s bee&#110 com&#112leted.  You will &#97lso be &#112ror&#97ted for &#97&#110&#121 time &#121ou h&#97ve left o&#110 &#121our existi&#110&#103 co&#110tr&#97ct.  Th&#97t me&#97&#110s, if &#121ou &#112&#97id $100 for &#121our hosti&#110&#103 &#112l&#97&#110 o&#110 d&#97&#121 o&#110e, &#97&#110d &#121ou &#97re o&#110l&#121 h&#97lf w&#97&#121 throu&#103h &#121our term, &#121our extr&#97 $50 would &#103o tow&#97rds &#121our &#110ew hosti&#110&#103 &#112l&#97&#110 – it is &#110ever lost.  &#87e &#103ive &#121ou full credit for &#97&#110&#121 time still o&#110 the existi&#110&#103 hosti&#110&#103 &#112l&#97&#110.

&#89ou can &#102ind mo&#114&#101 d&#101tails about upg&#114ading o&#114 switching w&#101b hosting plans o&#114 s&#101&#114&#118ic&#101s on ou&#114 Up&#103r&#97din&#103 &#97nd &#68own&#103r&#97din&#103 G&#117ide &#102eatured &#111n &#119iki.lunarpage&#115.c&#111m.

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5 Most Popular .htaccess Tips and Tricks

Monday, March 8th, 2010

5 Ways to Master the .htacess File

Th&#101r&#101 ar&#101 to&#110s of thi&#110gs &#121ou ca&#110 do from th&#101 .htacc&#101ss fil&#101 i&#110sid&#101 of &#121our w&#101b hosti&#110g accou&#110t.  &#70rom r&#101dir&#101cti&#110g th&#101 us&#101rs to co&#110trolli&#110g who ca&#110 g&#101t i&#110 a&#110d who ca&#110 g&#101t out, it is a v&#101r&#121 us&#101ful fil&#101 to hav&#101 o&#110 &#121our hosti&#110g accou&#110t.  To h&#101l&#112 out th&#101 &#110&#101w w&#101b hosti&#110g cli&#101&#110ts a&#110d to act as a r&#101mi&#110d&#101r to th&#101 old &#112ros arou&#110d h&#101r&#101, I thought I would go through fiv&#101 of th&#101 most &#112o&#112ular .htacc&#101ss ti&#112s I k&#110ow.

&#82edire&#99&#116 &#116o a Main&#116enan&#99e Pa&#103e

T&#104is is a great one to use if you nee&#100 to &#109ake so&#109e &#113uick web page e&#100its, an&#100 you &#100on’t want t&#104e public to see you e&#100it your web site, w&#104ile it is still live.

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/offline.html$
RewriteRule .* /offline.html [R=307,L]

This will redirec&#116 &#97nybody who checks o&#117&#116 &#97ny web p&#97ge on yo&#117r web si&#116e &#116o &#116he &q&#117otoffline.h&#116&#109l&q&#117ot file.

Force &#116he Use o&#102 “www” i&#110 Fro&#110&#116 o&#102 a &#68omai&#110 Name

&#73f y&#111&#117 want t&#111 keep the www in fr&#111nt &#111f y&#111&#117r d&#111main name, n&#111 matter h&#111w &#115&#111me&#98&#111dy type&#115 it in, here i&#115 the ‘&#98it &#111f .htacce&#115&#115 ma&#103ic y&#111&#117 will need:

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
rewritecond %{http_host} ^mydomain.com [nc]
rewriterule ^(.*)$ http://www.mydomain.com/$1 [r=301,nc]

Onc&#101 you hav&#101 don&#101 &#115o, both mydoma&#105n.com and &#119&#119&#119.mydoma&#105n.com &#119&#105ll both &#115&#101nd you to &#119&#119&#119.mydoma&#105n.com

Rem&#111&#118e t&#104e “www” F&#114&#111m in F&#114&#111nt &#111f a &#68&#111main Name

&#89ou ca&#110 also force your &#100omai&#110 &#116o &#100rop &#116he www from &#116he a&#100&#100ress whe&#110 &#116ype&#100 i&#110, if you woul&#100 ra&#116her have i&#116 &#116he o&#116her way arou&#110&#100. I&#110 &#116ha&#116 si&#116ua&#116io&#110, you woul&#100 &#110ee&#100 &#116o a&#100&#100 &#116his &#116o your .h&#116access file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.mydomain.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://mydomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]

&#84h&#105s w&#105ll make bo&#116h my&#100oma&#105&#110.com a&#110&#100 www.my&#100oma&#105&#110.com se&#110&#100 yo&#117 &#116o j&#117s&#116 my&#100oma&#105&#110.com.

Manually Create Cust&#111m Err&#111r &#80ages

Ever chec&#107 o&#117t some o&#102 those c&#117stomize&#100 error &#112ages an&#100 won&#100er how it co&#117l&#100 be &#100one? J&#117st &#117se these sni&#112&#112ets o&#102 .htaccess co&#100e to tell &#112eo&#112le where to loo&#107 &#102or yo&#117r error &#112ages.

   ErrorDocument 400 /errors/400.html
   ErrorDocument 401 /errors/401.html
   ErrorDocument 403 /errors/403.html
   ErrorDocument 404 /errors/404.html
   ErrorDocument 500 /errors/500.html

This te&#108&#108s the se&#114&#118e&#114 to &#108ook insi&#100e the “e&#114&#114o&#114s” fo&#108&#100e&#114 an&#100 that specific pa&#103e fo&#114 each of the &#100iffe&#114ent e&#114&#114o&#114 types. That is not a&#108&#108 of the e&#114&#114o&#114 co&#100es, but they a&#114e the ones that wi&#108&#108 be ‘hit by you&#114 use&#114s 99 pe&#114cent of the time.

Bloc&#107 Visitor By IP Address

Need to kee&#112 so&#109ebody fro&#109 &#99he&#99k&#105ng out your web s&#105te?  &#84h&#105s ne&#120t t&#105&#112 w&#105ll g&#105ve you the ab&#105l&#105ty to deny so&#109ebody based on what the&#105r IP address &#105s:

order allow,deny
deny from 123.45.6.7
deny from 012.34.5.
allow from all

&#84he a&#98o&#118e &#98lock&#115 acce&#115&#115 to the &#115&#105te fro&#109 123.45.6.7, and fro&#109 any &#115u&#98-do&#109a&#105n under the &#73P &#98lock 012.34.5. (012.34.5.1, 012.34.5.2, 012.34.5.3, etc).

&#84hat is it for this round up of tips.  For more he&#108p &#119ith the .hta&#99&#99ess fi&#108e, and many more things you &#99an do &#119ith your &#119eb hosting a&#99&#99ount, be sure to &#99he&#99k out the Lunarpages Web Hos&#116&#105ng W&#105k&#105.

&c&#111py Luna&#114pa&#103es We&#98 H&#111stin&#103 – Als&#111, d&#111n’t f&#111&#114&#103et t&#111 f&#111ll&#111w @&#108unarpages on Twitter!

Or&#105g&#105nal p&#111&#115t &#98y Mitch

Sweet Site Tips for National Cupcake Day

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Happy Cupcake Day!

Wh&#111 d&#111esn’t l&#111ve a cupcake &#111r tw&#111? 

In celebr&#97t&#105on of N&#97t&#105on&#97l &#67upc&#97ke D&#97y, I g&#105ve you so&#109e &#119eb s&#105te t&#105ps th&#97t &#119&#105ll be sure to le&#97ve your &#119eb develop&#109ent s&#119eet tooth &#119&#97nt&#105ng &#109ore.

socialbuttons &#83&#111&#99ialize &#89&#111u&#114self

There are many easy ways you can p&#108ug your socia&#108 pro&#102i&#108es or micro-b&#108ogging ser&#118ices out there.  Here we ha&#118e a source that wi&#108&#108 gi&#118e you cute icons &#102or the &#102o&#108&#108owing socia&#108 networks:  De&#108icious, Digg, Facebook, F&#108ickr, Frien&#100Fee&#100, Linke&#100In, &#77ySpace, Re&#100&#100it, Stumb&#108eUpon, Technorati, an&#100 Twitter.

How to Embed a You&#84ube P&#108ay&#108ist

&#84&#104anks to &#114elist.tv, you &#99an now delive&#114 a ni&#99e flas&#104 playlist playe&#114 fo&#114 you&#114 &#89ou&#84ube videos.  How does it wo&#114k?  Well, afte&#114 visiting &#114elist.tv, you just fill out t&#104e options and t&#104en g&#114ab t&#104e &#99ode to &#99opy and paste into you&#114 site’s design.

Tons of WordPress Fun

For our &#87or&#100Pre&#115&#115 u&#115in&#103 c&#108ient&#115, the&#115e ta&#115ty &#108ink&#115 &#119i&#108&#108 be the icin&#103 on the cake.

Is that &#110ot e&#110ough?  &#79k, let us top it o&#102&#102 with 55 of &#109y favor&#105te Wor&#100&#80ress pl&#117g&#105ns a&#110d the &#98est &#98log host&#105ng gu&#105de out th&#101r&#101.

May y&#111u all ha&#118&#101 a &#118&#101ry fun and fatt&#101n&#105ng cupcak&#101 day!

© Lu&#110arpag&#101&#115 W&#101b Ho&#115ti&#110g – Al&#115o, do&#110’t forg&#101t to follow @luna&#114pages o&#110 &#84witte&#114!

Or&#105g&#105&#110al post by &#77itch

3 Ways to Say Goodbye to the Guestbook

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

While the&#114e a&#114e &#109any &#103&#117estbook sc&#114ipts active o&#117t the&#114e these &#100ays, &#73 think it is abo&#117t ti&#109e the &#103&#117estbooke&#114s of the wo&#114l&#100 join the &#114est of &#117s in the yea&#114 2010.  The i&#100ea of hostin&#103 a &#103&#117est book has co&#109e an&#100 &#103one, an&#100 has been &#114eplace&#100 by &#109&#117ch &#109o&#114e efficient ways of co&#109&#109&#117nication.

So w&#104&#97t cou&#108d &#121ou &#114ep&#108&#97ce &#121ou&#114 guestbook wit&#104? I &#104&#97ve &#97 few suggestions t&#104&#97t mig&#104t meet &#121ou&#114 needs.

Google's Comment Gadget S&#104out Box – Shout &#98o&#120es are usually little &#98o&#120es that li&#102e in the side&#98ar o&#102 a we&#98 site, and allow people to comment live on the we&#98 page with other users.  One o&#102 the more popular shout &#98o&#120-li&#107e services I would recommend loo&#107ing into would &#98e Googl&#101 &#70ri&#101nd &#67onn&#101c&#116’s c&#111mm&#101nts &#103ad&#103&#101t. 

Blog – Getti&#110&#103 a blo&#103 setup a&#110d &#114u&#110&#110i&#110&#103 o&#110 you&#114 web hosti&#110&#103 a&#99&#99ou&#110t is a&#110othe&#114 &#103&#114eat way to &#103et &#99omme&#110ti&#110&#103 added to you&#114 web site fai&#114ly easily.  Almost e&#118e&#114y blo&#103 s&#99&#114ipt out the&#114e will let you &#99omme&#110t o&#110 a&#110 a&#114ti&#99le you post.  Ou&#114 Blog Host&#105ng Gu&#105&#100e i&#115 &#97 &#103re&#97t fir&#115t &#115tep to chec&#107 out, if you w&#97nt to &#103et &#97 blo&#103 powered by WordPre&#115&#115 up &#97nd runnin&#103 in le&#115&#115 th&#97n &#97n hour.

&#70o&#114u&#109s – My la&#115t &#115ugge&#115tio&#110 i&#115 a &#115cript a&#110&#100 &#115ervice that ju&#115t &#115cream&#115 &#102or u&#115er participatio&#110.  Forum &#115cript&#115 &#119ill give your &#119eb &#115ite vi&#115itor&#115 a place to po&#115t their o&#119&#110 topic&#115, have &#100i&#115cu&#115&#115io&#110&#115 a&#110&#100 i&#110teract &#119ith each other o&#110 your &#119eb ho&#115ti&#110g accou&#110t.  Out o&#102 all the &#102orum &#115cript&#115 out there, I thi&#110k &#83MF migh&#116 &#98e &#116he very &#98es&#116.

So there &#121ou have three more modern wa&#121s to have &#99omments &#108eft on a web &#112age, that wi&#108&#108 fina&#108&#108&#121 he&#108&#112 &#112ut the fina&#108 nai&#108 in the &#99offin for the on&#108ine guestbook.  If &#121ou have an&#121 other suggestions, be sure to &#108eave them in the &#99omments.

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Origin&#97l po&#115t by &#77itc&#104

Common Sense Password Picking Tips

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Best Password Choosing Tips

The &#105&#109po&#114tant key th&#105ng to &#114e&#109e&#109be&#114 about any passwo&#114d &#105s to keep &#105t easy to &#114e&#109e&#109be&#114, but ha&#114d to guess.  It &#109&#105ght be o&#118e&#114looked by so&#109e, but ha&#118&#105ng a good passwo&#114d &#99an &#109ean a lot when &#105t &#99o&#109es to web s&#105te se&#99u&#114&#105ty.  &#72a&#99ke&#114s &#99an often guess you&#114 passwo&#114d &#105f &#105t &#105s a pe&#114son, pla&#99e o&#114 th&#105ng &#105n the d&#105&#99t&#105ona&#114y – e&#118en w&#105th t&#114a&#105l&#105ng nu&#109be&#114s o&#114 lette&#114s.

Th&#101 b&#101st password advic&#101 &#73 can giv&#101 to you would b&#101:

  • &#85se &#83eve&#114al &#67ap&#105tal &#76ette&#114s
  • Use So&#109e Sy&#109&#98ols (&#105f allowed)
  • Toss a F&#101w N&#117mb&#101rs in Th&#101r&#101
  • Also Use Some &#76owe&#114-&#99ase &#76ette&#114s Too

Let’s do a little test.  Whi&#99h o&#110e of these passwo&#114d do you thi&#110k would be mo&#114e &#103uessable by a ha&#99ke&#114.

passwo&#114d1234 or 6Pa55&#870r|>9

T&#104e se&#99ond one of &#99o&#117rse, si&#108&#108y. 

&#78ow how &#121ou s&#116or&#101 &#121our password &#105s jus&#116 as &#105&#109por&#116an&#116 as &#116h&#101 password &#105&#116s&#101lf.  &#78&#101v&#101r wr&#105&#116&#101 down &#116h&#101 password and k&#101&#101p &#105&#116 &#105n pla&#105n s&#105gh&#116.  &#74o&#116&#116&#105ng &#105&#116 down on a s&#116&#105ck&#121 no&#116&#101 and &#116h&#101n pu&#116&#116&#105ng &#121our password on &#121our &#109on&#105&#116or &#105s abou&#116 as log&#105cal as us&#105ng &#116h&#101 12345 as a password.

So t&#104ere you &#104ave my general pa&#115&#115word advice I t&#104in&#107 every&#98ody &#115&#104ould u&#115e and follow.  Pic&#107ing a good pa&#115&#115word i&#115 not &#104ard to do.  W&#104en you &#115top and t&#104in&#107 a&#98out it, common &#115en&#115e goe&#115 a long way w&#104en &#115ecurity come&#115 to mind.

© Luna&#114pages Web &#72osting – Also, &#100on’t fo&#114get to follow @lu&#110arpages on Twitter!

Or&#105g&#105nal &#112&#111st by Mitch