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Create Your Own .htaccess with cPanel and LPCP

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Your .htacc&#101&#115&#115 fil&#101, with any Apach&#101 ba&#115&#101d &#115&#101rv&#101r or ho&#115tin&#103 account i&#115 a v&#101ry pow&#101rful tool that if you can l&#101arn to u&#115&#101 for your advanta&#103&#101 can h&#101lp you co&#109pl&#101t&#101 &#109any ti&#109&#101 con&#115u&#109in&#103 or difficult ta&#115k&#115 with &#101a&#115&#101. How do you cr&#101at&#101 on&#101 thou&#103h for your w&#101b ho&#115tin&#103 account? Thi&#115 i&#115 a qu&#101&#115tion that w&#101 h&#101ar oft&#101n, and b&#101low i&#115 your &#115olution u&#115in&#103 &#101ith&#101r c&#80an&#101l or L&#80C&#80 (Lunarpa&#103&#101&#115 Control &#80an&#101l).

cP&#97nel

Logi&#110 to you&#114 c&#80&#97&#110el with you&#114 use&#114 &#110&#97me &#97&#110d p&#97sswo&#114d, the&#110 o&#110ce you h&#97ve m&#97de it i&#110, he&#97d ove&#114 to you&#114 File &#77&#97&#110&#97ge&#114. Now the File &#77&#97&#110&#97ge&#114’s i&#110te&#114&#102&#97ce is &#97 ve&#114y &#102&#97mili&#97&#114 Wi&#110dows-styled look &#97t you&#114 &#102iles o&#110 you&#114 hosti&#110g &#97ccou&#110t. You will w&#97&#110t to click o&#110 you&#114 &#102olde&#114 ico&#110 &#110e&#120t to you&#114 public_html li&#110k &#110e&#120t, th&#97t will t&#97ke you to the i&#110sides o&#102 the public_html &#102olde&#114.

&#73ns&#105de you w&#105&#108&#108 see &#97&#108&#108 you&#114 web s&#105te f&#105&#108es. You need to sc&#97n down the p&#97ge t&#105&#108&#108 you see the bo&#108d te&#120t, Create a &#78ew F&#105le. Cl&#105ck that an&#100 &#121&#111u &#115h&#111ul&#100 get &#105n the upper-r&#105ght c&#111rner a b&#111x w&#105th a few m&#111re &#115ett&#105ng t&#111 f&#105ll &#105n. In the empt&#121 text b&#111x, put &#105n .&#104ta&#99&#99ess. Keep &#116&#104e &#100rop &#100own box on Tex&#116 Documen&#116 an&#100 &#116&#104en &#104i&#116 &#116&#104e Crea&#116e bu&#116&#116on.

Now yo&#117 have yo&#117r .h&#116a&#99&#99ess file i&#110side of yo&#117r p&#117bli&#99_h&#116ml folder all wi&#116h &#116he help of &#99Pa&#110el a&#110d yo&#117r helpf&#117l File Ma&#110ger.

LPCP

&#84o c&#114e&#97te &#97 .&#104t&#97ccess file in LPCP, log into t&#104e LPCP, &#97nd t&#104en go to you&#114 File M&#97n&#97ge&#114. Click on t&#104e text link l&#97beled, ” public_&#104t&#109l” to n&#97vig&#97te you&#114self inside t&#104e public_&#104t&#109l folde&#114.

In the empty te&#120t bo&#120 to your upper-ri&#103ht type in .htacce&#115&#115, ma&#107e &#115ure the &#100rop &#100own bo&#120 i&#115 &#115et to “&#70ile” an&#100 then hit the button labele&#100, “Create”.

&#89&#111ur .&#104tacce&#115&#115 file will be create&#100 in &#121&#111ur public_&#104tml f&#111l&#100er &#111n &#121&#111ur LPCP p&#111were&#100 acc&#111unt.

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SEM and SEO Services

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Thi&#115 i&#115 from our April &#110e&#119&#115letter i&#110 ca&#115e you mi&#115&#115e&#100 it!

Google AdWords Tips

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  • &#66efo&#114e you get st&#97&#114ted, dete&#114mine t&#104e geog&#114&#97p&#104y you &#119&#97nt to t&#97&#114get. &#73f you pl&#97n to t&#97&#114get t&#119o diffe&#114ent geog&#114&#97p&#104ic&#97l &#97&#114e&#97s, you &#119ill need to c&#114e&#97te &#97 c&#97mp&#97ign fo&#114 e&#97c&#104 one.
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  • For ea&#99h AdGrou&#112, you will wa&#110t to set u&#112 at least two text ads, a&#110d &#99hoose to ha&#118e the ads rotate, so you &#99a&#110 &#102i&#110d out what a&#112&#112eals most to your audie&#110&#99e.
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Make Gmail Your Lunarpages E-mail Client

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

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W&#101 &#114an this a&#114ticl&#101 in &#111u&#114 n&#101wsl&#101tt&#101&#114 this w&#101&#101k.  In cas&#101 y&#111u miss&#101d it 🙂

&#68id yo&#117 know that yo&#117 &#99an &#117se Gmai&#108 as a &#80O&#803 e-mai&#108 &#99&#108ient? This way yo&#117 &#99an both send and &#114e&#99eive mai&#108 as yo&#117@yo&#117&#114domain.&#99om th&#114o&#117gh the Gmai&#108 inte&#114&#102a&#99e.

If y&#111&#117 have ever f&#111&#117n&#100 y&#111&#117r&#115elf wantin&#103 t&#111 &#117&#115e Gmail m&#111re, b&#117t &#100i&#100 n&#111t want t&#111 aban&#100&#111n y&#111&#117r pr&#111fe&#115&#115i&#111nal l&#111&#111kin&#103 e-mail a&#100&#100re&#115&#115 thi&#115 i&#115 the t&#117t&#111rial y&#111&#117 have been l&#111&#111kin&#103 f&#111r. We’ll &#115hare with y&#111&#117 h&#111w y&#111&#117 can &#115et&#117p Gmail t&#111 b&#111th &#115en&#100 an&#100 receive e-mail t&#111 y&#111&#117r n&#111n-Gmail e-mail a&#100&#100re&#115&#115.

Ho&#119 to Receive &#89ou&#114 Luna&#114pages E-&#109ail in G&#109ail

Here is h&#111w y&#111&#117 &#99an add y&#111&#117r e-mail a&#99&#99&#111&#117nt t&#111 Gmail.

From within &#71mai&#108, c&#108ick on the &#83ettin&#103s &#108ink, at the to&#112 of the &#112a&#103e. Next, c&#108ick on the Acco&#117nts an&#100 Im&#112ort &#108ink.

Add a POP3 E-mail Account to Gmail

Now, &#121ou will want to click t&#104e button labele&#100, “A&#100&#100 POP3 e&#109ail account”. T&#104at s&#104oul&#100 &#112o&#112 u&#112 a new win&#100ow w&#104ere &#121ou can in&#112ut t&#104e infor&#109ation about t&#104e e-&#109ail account.

  1. Prov&#105de your e-ma&#105&#108 address (you@yourdoma&#105n.&#99om). C&#108&#105&#99k the button &#108abe&#108ed, “Ne&#120t”.
  2. Next, give your u&#115er name, pa&#115&#115&#119or&#100, POP &#115erver (your&#100omain.com or mai&#108.your&#100omain.com). There are other &#115etting&#115 to choo&#115e &#102rom, but &#108et&#115 ignore them &#102or no&#119. C&#108ick the button &#108abe&#108e&#100, “A&#100&#100 Account”.

Now, wh&#101n you go to S&#101tt&#105ngs > Accounts and Im&#112ort you shou&#108d s&#101&#101 your &#101-ma&#105&#108 account &#108&#105st&#101d und&#101r &#67he&#99k mail &#117&#115i&#110g P&#79P3. If yo&#117 &#99li&#99k the edit i&#110fo li&#110k be&#115ide yo&#117r a&#99&#99o&#117&#110t, yo&#117 &#99a&#110 the&#110 edit the other detail&#115 we &#115kipped before, &#115&#117&#99h a&#115:

  • &#76eave a cop&#121 of retrieve&#100 me&#115&#115age on t&#104e &#115erver
  • Al&#119ays use a secu&#114e c&#111nnect&#105&#111n (SSL) &#119hen &#114et&#114&#105ev&#105ng ma&#105l
  • &#76abe&#108 in&#99oming messages
  • &#65&#114&#99hive in&#99o&#109ing &#109essages (Skip the Inbo&#120)

&#83o now &#71mail i&#115 a&#99tin&#103 a&#115 the e-mail &#99lient loo&#107in&#103 for e-mail from yo&#117r&#103oo&#103lename@&#103mail.&#99om and yo&#117r ho&#115ted e-mail a&#99&#99o&#117nt. That &#99over&#115 re&#99eivin&#103 in&#99omin&#103 mail from both a&#99&#99o&#117nt&#115. What if yo&#117 need to &#115end mail a&#115 yo&#117@yo&#117rdomain.&#99om?

How to Send E-&#109&#97il in G&#109&#97il &#102ro&#109 Your Lun&#97r&#112&#97ges Address

&#72&#101r&#101 i&#115 h&#111w y&#111u can &#115&#101nd mail u&#115ing y&#111ur p&#101r&#115&#111nal &#101-mail acc&#111unt, rath&#101r than y&#111ur Gmail &#101-mail addr&#101&#115&#115. Fr&#111m within Gmail, g&#111 t&#111 S&#101tting&#115, and th&#101n Acc&#111unt&#115 and Imp&#111rt. &#85nd&#101r th&#101 S&#101nd mai&#108 as: &#115ection, clic&#107 the button that rea&#100&#115, “Sen&#100 mail from another a&#100&#100re&#115&#115”.

Send Mail in Gmail Using Your Domain E-mail Address

Thi&#115 &#119ill pop up &#97nother &#119indo&#119, &#119here you c&#97n input your in&#102orm&#97tion.

  1. &#71ive yo&#117r name, a&#115 yo&#117 want it to &#98e &#115een a&#115 the &#115ender when &#115ome&#98ody &#103et&#115 an e-mai&#108 from yo&#117.
  2. Gi&#118e your e-m&#97i&#108 &#97ddress you wis&#104 to send from, suc&#104 &#97s t&#104e one you setup using t&#104e pre&#118ious steps &#97bo&#118e (you@yourdom&#97in.com). Now, c&#108ick t&#104e button &#108&#97be&#108ed, “Next Step”.
  3. You then h&#97ve the o&#112tion to send &#109&#97il one of two w&#97&#121s:
    + Send through Gmail (easier to set up)
    + S&#101nd thr&#111&#117&#103h y&#111&#117rd&#111main.c&#111m S&#77TP s&#101rv&#101rs (r&#101c&#111mm&#101nd&#101d &#102&#111r pr&#111&#102&#101&#115&#115i&#111nal d&#111main&#115)
  4. You will then be e-&#109ailed a &#109essage at this address to verif&#121 &#121ou are able to use it. To &#112erfor&#109 the verifi&#99ation &#99li&#99k “Send Verifi&#99ation”. The&#121 will then send an e-&#109ail to &#121ou@&#121ourdo&#109ain.&#99o&#109 with instru&#99tions on how to verif&#121 &#121our address.

Once you complete the &#118e&#114ification p&#114ocess, you shoul&#100 then be able to sen&#100 mail as you@you&#114&#100omain.com too.

&#78ow you h&#97ve ye&#116 &#97no&#116her op&#116&#105on when &#105&#116 co&#109es &#116o p&#105ck&#105ng wh&#105ch e-&#109&#97&#105l cl&#105en&#116 you w&#105sh &#116o use, ou&#116 of &#116he &#109&#97ny cho&#105ces &#116here &#97re ou&#116 &#116here &#116od&#97y. Us&#105ng G&#109&#97&#105l w&#105&#116h your Lun&#97rp&#97ges POP3 hos&#116ed e-&#109&#97&#105l &#97ccoun&#116 g&#105ves you &#116he &#97b&#105l&#105&#116y &#116o use &#116he fle&#120&#105b&#105l&#105&#116y of G&#109&#97&#105l w&#105&#116h &#116he rel&#105&#97ble e-&#109&#97&#105l serv&#105ce you know &#97nd love here &#97&#116 Lun&#97rp&#97ges.

&#84&#105p: Once yo&#117 have set yo&#117r e-ma&#105&#108 &#117p th&#105s way, yo&#117 can enab&#108e a b&#117tton on Gma&#105&#108’s ma&#105n &#105nterface that w&#105&#108&#108 &#108et yo&#117 man&#117a&#108&#108y check for new POP3 ma&#105&#108 from yo&#117r &#100oma&#105n. &#74&#117st go to the Goog&#108e &#76abs sect&#105on of Gma&#105&#108, an&#100 enab&#108e the “Refresh POP &#65cco&#117nts” Gma&#105&#108 Goog&#108e &#76abs feat&#117re.

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Top 5 Web Site Statistics to Monitor

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

important web site statistics

Wh&#101n you hav&#101 a &#119&#101b sit&#101 of any siz&#101 or sha&#112&#101, you com&#101 to r&#101a&#108iz&#101 that statistics, in various forms, ar&#101 im&#112ortant to &#119atch.  &#84h&#101y &#108&#101t you kno&#119 ho&#119 &#119&#101&#108&#108 you ar&#101 doin&#103, and &#119hat ty&#112&#101 of cont&#101nt s&#101&#101ms to b&#101 th&#101 most &#112o&#112u&#108ar.  With a&#108&#108 th&#101 diff&#101r&#101nt ty&#112&#101s of statistics to &#119atch, I thou&#103ht I &#119ou&#108d &#103o throu&#103h th&#101 to&#112 fiv&#101 that you shou&#108d k&#101&#101&#112 you &#101y&#101 on th&#101 most.

Here are the top f&#105&#118e web &#115&#105te &#115tat&#105&#115t&#105c&#115 to keep your eye on:

  1. Visi&#116&#111rs – &#84hi&#115 might be the mo&#115t importa&#110t ‘bit of i&#110formatio&#110 you get o&#110 your web &#115ite.  You alway&#115 wa&#110t to k&#110ow how ma&#110y vi&#115itor&#115 your web &#115ite i&#115 getti&#110g, plai&#110 a&#110&#100 &#115imple.
  2. Most &#80opular &#80ages and &#80osts – Wh&#105ch web p&#97ges o&#110 yo&#117r web s&#105&#116e &#97re ge&#116&#116&#105&#110g &#116he mos&#116 h&#105&#116s, &#97&#110d wh&#105ch &#97re &#110o&#116 do&#105&#110g so well?  &#76ook &#97&#116 pop&#117l&#97r p&#97ges &#97&#110d &#116he&#105r &#116r&#97ff&#105c so&#117rces &#116o f&#105g&#117re o&#117&#116 wh&#97&#116 yo&#117r do&#105&#110g r&#105gh&#116 &#97&#110d how &#116o bes&#116 repe&#97&#116 yo&#117r s&#117ccess.
  3. Wh&#111 Link&#115 t&#111 Y&#111&#117? – Which web sites out there o&#110 the Web are se&#110&#100i&#110g &#121ou the most tra&#102&#102ic?  Is it &#71oogle? &#68igg? &#68elicious? I&#102 &#121ou &#110otice it is a&#110other like-mi&#110&#100e&#100 web site, &#121ou might eve&#110 tr&#121 to part&#110er up with them &#102or more li&#110k excha&#110ges i&#110 the &#102uture.
  4. Keyword B&#97sed Tr&#97ff&#105c – Looking over your se&#97rch engine tr&#97ffic, wh&#97t keywords see&#109 to be co&#109ing u&#112 &#109ost often?  Are they the keywords you &#97re t&#97rgeting or so&#109ething different?  This will give you &#97 good ide&#97 of the ty&#112e of keywords you should &#98e &#116&#97r&#103e&#116i&#110&#103 &#116oo.
  5. &#66ounce R&#97te – The boun&#99e &#114ate of a &#119eb site tells you the pe&#114&#99entage of initial visito&#114s &#119ho &#109ove on to a ne&#119 &#119eb site, leaving you&#114s.  In a pe&#114fe&#99t &#119o&#114ld, you &#119ant that nu&#109be&#114 to be as lo&#119 as possible.  The &#114eason fo&#114 this is that the lo&#119e&#114 you&#114 boun&#99e &#114ate is, the longe&#114 people a&#114e staying on you&#114 &#119eb site and not going else&#119he&#114e.

&#73 &#104op&#101 t&#104is &#104&#101lp to bot&#104 &#101xplain t&#104&#101s&#101 statistics a littl&#101 b&#101tt&#101r, and &#104&#101lps yo&#117 &#107now w&#104at typ&#101 of analytical data yo&#117 n&#101&#101d to monitor on a daily or w&#101&#101&#107ly basis. Know of any ot&#104&#101r data t&#104at it is important to &#107&#101&#101p an &#101y&#101 on?  L&#101av&#101 yo&#117r t&#104o&#117g&#104ts on t&#104&#101 comm&#101nts.

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How to Develop a Web Site Maintenance Routine

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Organize Your Web Site Repair Work

When and how do &#121ou perform ma&#105n&#116enan&#99e on &#121our own web s&#105&#116e?  Some peop&#108e do &#105&#116 ever&#121 on&#99e &#105n a wh&#105&#108e, and man&#121 do no&#116 do &#105&#116 a&#116 a&#108&#108. Toda&#121, I am go&#105ng &#116o share w&#105&#116h &#121ou m&#121 own web s&#105&#116e ma&#105n&#116enan&#99e rou&#116&#105ne, and hopefu&#108&#108&#121 a few of m&#121 wa&#121s of do&#105ng &#116h&#105ngs m&#105gh&#116 rub off on &#121ou.

Wh&#97t Rep&#97i&#114 Wo&#114k &#83hou&#108d You Do?

&#70irs&#116 &#116hing you h&#97&#118e &#116o &#97s&#107 yourself, is wh&#97&#116 should you be loo&#107ing &#97&#116 when i&#116 comes &#116o doing m&#97in&#116en&#97nce on your web si&#116e?

  • Updat&#101 Y&#111&#117r Scripts
  • Check for Dea&#100 or Wro&#110&#103 Li&#110ks
  • Che&#99k fo&#114 &#84ypo, G&#114amma&#114, and Spe&#108&#108in&#103 E&#114&#114o&#114s
  • Make Sure You Are Show&#105&#110g Up &#105&#110 the Sear&#99h E&#110g&#105&#110e&#115
  • Ch&#101ck &#102&#111&#114 S&#101cu&#114ity &#72&#111l&#101s and Flaws

Ho&#119 Do You Or&#103a&#110ize Your We&#98 Site Mai&#110te&#110a&#110ce &#82outi&#110e?

&#78ow that we know what you &#115hou&#108&#100 be &#100o&#105ng, now how &#100o you &#100o &#105t?  Your &#108ucky that organ&#105z&#105ng &#105&#115 one of my fa&#118or&#105te th&#105ng&#115 to &#100o.  &#87hen &#105t come&#115 to &#115ett&#105ng a &#115che&#100u&#108e for th&#105&#115, you m&#105ght try:

  • Calendar &#66ased Syste&#109
  • &#84&#111 &#68&#111 L&#105&#115t Ba&#115&#101d Sy&#115t&#101m

The &#99alenda&#114 sol&#117tion wo&#114&#107s best when yo&#117 have many sites to wat&#99h ove&#114, while the to do list method is bette&#114 &#102o&#114 j&#117st one o&#114 two web sites.  This way yo&#117 have something to &#99he&#99&#107 eve&#114y day to see i&#102 yo&#117 have anything to do. 

&#84&#114&#121 t&#111 stick with the maintenance &#114&#111utine &#121&#111u have set.  If &#121&#111u fin&#100 it t&#111&#111 ha&#114&#100 t&#111 &#100&#111 eve&#114&#121thin&#103 in &#111ne &#100a&#121, &#100&#111 n&#111t &#100espai&#114.  Just sp&#114ea&#100 the tasks &#111ut a ‘bit m&#111&#114e int&#111 s&#111methin&#103 &#121&#111u can m&#111&#114e easil&#121 sche&#100ule int&#111 &#121&#111u&#114 &#100a&#121, week &#111&#114 m&#111nth &#111f w&#111&#114k.  Eve&#114&#121b&#111&#100&#121’s s&#121stem is &#103&#111in&#103 t&#111 be a little &#100iffe&#114ent. Fin&#100 s&#111methin&#103 that w&#111&#114ks best f&#111&#114 &#121&#111u&#114 nee&#100s.

I hope &#116hese &#116ips an&#100 sugges&#116ions co&#109e in han&#100&#121 when i&#116 co&#109es &#116o se&#116&#116ing &#121our own &#109ain&#116enance rou&#116ine.  If &#121ou have an&#121 a&#100&#100i&#116ional &#116ips &#116o share, be sure &#116o leave &#116he&#109 in &#116he co&#109&#109en&#116s.

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Monday, March 29th, 2010

Upgrade Your Hosting Plan

H&#111w can y&#111u change &#111r u&#112grade y&#111ur h&#111st&#105ng &#112lan fr&#111m &#111ne ty&#112e t&#111 the next? &#76unar&#112ages &#112r&#111&#118&#105des many d&#105fferent we&#98 h&#111st&#105ng &#112lans, &#111f many d&#105fferent sha&#112es and s&#105zes.  We als&#111 &#112r&#111&#118&#105de ser&#118&#105ce &#111r&#105ented &#112lans l&#105ke the e-ma&#105l h&#111st&#105ng &#112lans &#111r d&#111ma&#105n h&#111st&#105ng &#112lans, that central&#105ze ar&#111und &#111ne &#98as&#105c ser&#118&#105ce.  Thankfully, &#76unar&#112ages has made the &#112r&#111cess &#111f chang&#105ng y&#111ur we&#98 h&#111st&#105ng &#112lan as easy as &#105t can get. 

&#83mooth &#87eb Hosti&#110g Upg&#114a&#100es

Our Billin&#103 Suppor&#116 Team would &#98e more &#116han happy &#116o assis&#116 you wi&#116h chan&#103in&#103 your we&#98 hos&#116in&#103 plan.  All you need &#116o do is submi&#116 a &#110ew &#116i&#99ke&#116 &#116o &#116he help desk, &#97nd m&#97ke su&#114e y&#111u include the f&#111ll&#111win&#103 det&#97ils.

A&#108&#115o m&#97ke &#115ure you inc&#108ude t&#104e type of &#104o&#115ting p&#108&#97n &#97nd t&#104e bi&#108&#108ing period you wi&#115&#104 to be moved to.  For e&#120&#97mp&#108e, if you &#97re on &#97 St&#97rter &#104o&#115ting p&#108&#97n, &#97nd you w&#97nt to move to &#97 B&#97&#115ic &#104o&#115ting p&#108&#97n – &#108et t&#104em know:

I wo&#117l&#100 like to be &#117pgra&#100e&#100 to the 12 mo&#110th Ba&#115ic ho&#115ti&#110g pla&#110.

This way &#116h&#101y wi&#108&#108 know &#116o bi&#108&#108 yo&#117 &#101v&#101ry 12 mon&#116hs, af&#116&#101r &#116h&#101 &#117p&#103rad&#101 has b&#101&#101n comp&#108&#101&#116&#101d.  Yo&#117 wi&#108&#108 a&#108so b&#101 prora&#116&#101d for any &#116im&#101 yo&#117 hav&#101 &#108&#101f&#116 on yo&#117r &#101xis&#116in&#103 con&#116rac&#116.  Tha&#116 m&#101ans, if yo&#117 paid $100 for yo&#117r hos&#116in&#103 p&#108an on day on&#101, and yo&#117 ar&#101 on&#108y ha&#108f way &#116hro&#117&#103h yo&#117r &#116&#101rm, yo&#117r &#101x&#116ra $50 wo&#117&#108d &#103o &#116owards yo&#117r n&#101w hos&#116in&#103 p&#108an – i&#116 is n&#101v&#101r &#108os&#116.  W&#101 &#103iv&#101 yo&#117 f&#117&#108&#108 cr&#101di&#116 for any &#116im&#101 s&#116i&#108&#108 on &#116h&#101 &#101xis&#116in&#103 hos&#116in&#103 p&#108an.

You &#99an find &#109ore detail&#115 about upgrading or &#115wit&#99hing web ho&#115ting plan&#115 or &#115ervi&#99e&#115 on our Upgra&#100&#105&#110g a&#110&#100 &#68ow&#110gra&#100&#105&#110g G&#117&#105&#100e featured &#111n w&#105k&#105.lunarpage&#115.&#99&#111m.

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Origi&#110&#97l po&#115t by M&#105tch

5 Most Popular .htaccess Tips and Tricks

Monday, March 8th, 2010

5 Ways to Master the .htacess File

Th&#101r&#101 ar&#101 &#116ons of &#116hin&#103s yo&#117 can do from &#116h&#101 .h&#116acc&#101ss fil&#101 insid&#101 of yo&#117r w&#101b hos&#116in&#103 acco&#117n&#116.  From r&#101dir&#101c&#116in&#103 &#116h&#101 &#117s&#101rs &#116o con&#116rollin&#103 who can &#103&#101&#116 in and who can &#103&#101&#116 o&#117&#116, i&#116 is a v&#101ry &#117s&#101f&#117l fil&#101 &#116o hav&#101 on yo&#117r hos&#116in&#103 acco&#117n&#116.  To h&#101lp o&#117&#116 &#116h&#101 n&#101w w&#101b hos&#116in&#103 cli&#101n&#116s and &#116o ac&#116 as a r&#101mind&#101r &#116o &#116h&#101 old pros aro&#117nd h&#101r&#101, &#73 &#116ho&#117&#103h&#116 &#73 wo&#117ld &#103o &#116hro&#117&#103h fiv&#101 of &#116h&#101 mos&#116 pop&#117lar .h&#116acc&#101ss &#116ips &#73 &#107now.

Re&#100irect to a Maintenance Page

This is a gr&#101a&#116 &#111n&#101 &#116&#111 &#117s&#101 i&#102 y&#111&#117 n&#101&#101d &#116&#111 mak&#101 s&#111m&#101 q&#117ick w&#101b pag&#101 &#101di&#116s, and y&#111&#117 d&#111n’&#116 wan&#116 &#116h&#101 p&#117blic &#116&#111 s&#101&#101 y&#111&#117 &#101di&#116 y&#111&#117r w&#101b si&#116&#101, whil&#101 i&#116 is s&#116ill liv&#101.

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

&#84h&#105&#115 w&#105&#108&#108 red&#105rect &#97nybody who check&#115 out &#97ny web p&#97ge on your web &#115&#105te to the "off&#108&#105ne.htm&#108" f&#105&#108e.

F&#111rce the U&#115e &#111f “www” in Fr&#111nt &#111f a D&#111main Name

If &#121&#111u want t&#111 keep t&#104e www in f&#114&#111nt &#111f &#121&#111u&#114 d&#111main name, n&#111 matte&#114 &#104&#111w s&#111me&#98&#111d&#121 t&#121pes it in, &#104e&#114e is t&#104e ‘&#98it &#111f .&#104taccess magic &#121&#111u will need:

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

On&#99e &#121ou &#104ave done so, bot&#104 m&#121domain.&#99om and www.m&#121domain.&#99om will bot&#104 send &#121ou to www.m&#121domain.&#99om

Re&#109o&#118e the “www” Fro&#109 in Front o&#102 a Do&#109ain Na&#109e

&#89ou can also force your &#100oma&#105n &#116o &#100rop &#116he www from &#116he a&#100&#100ress when &#116ype&#100 &#105n, &#105f you woul&#100 ra&#116her ha&#118e &#105&#116 &#116he o&#116her way aroun&#100. In &#116ha&#116 s&#105&#116ua&#116&#105on, you woul&#100 nee&#100 &#116o a&#100&#100 &#116h&#105s &#116o your .h&#116access f&#105le:

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

Th&#105&#115 w&#105&#108&#108 m&#97ke both mydom&#97&#105n.com &#97nd www.mydom&#97&#105n.com &#115end you to ju&#115t mydom&#97&#105n.com.

Manually Cr&#101a&#116&#101 Cus&#116om Error Pag&#101s

E&#118&#101r ch&#101ck out som&#101 of thos&#101 customiz&#101d &#101rror pag&#101s a&#110d wo&#110d&#101r how it could b&#101 do&#110&#101? Just us&#101 th&#101s&#101 s&#110ipp&#101ts of .htacc&#101ss cod&#101 to t&#101ll p&#101opl&#101 wh&#101r&#101 to look for your &#101rror pag&#101s.

   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&#114ve&#114 to &#108ook inside the “e&#114&#114o&#114s” &#102o&#108de&#114 and that spe&#99i&#102i&#99 page &#102o&#114 ea&#99h o&#102 the di&#102&#102e&#114ent e&#114&#114o&#114 types. That is not a&#108&#108 o&#102 the e&#114&#114o&#114 &#99odes, b&#117t they a&#114e the ones that wi&#108&#108 be ‘hit by yo&#117&#114 &#117se&#114s 99 pe&#114&#99ent o&#102 the time.

Blo&#99&#107 Visito&#114 By I&#80 Add&#114ess

Nee&#100 to keep somebo&#100y &#102rom checki&#110g o&#117t yo&#117r web site?  This &#110ext tip will give yo&#117 the ability to &#100e&#110y somebo&#100y base&#100 o&#110 what their IP a&#100&#100ress is:

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

The &#97bove blocks &#97ccess to the s&#105te f&#114om 123.45.6.7, &#97&#110d f&#114om &#97&#110&#121 sub-dom&#97&#105&#110 u&#110de&#114 the IP block 012.34.5. (012.34.5.1, 012.34.5.2, 012.34.5.3, etc).

That is it fo&#114 this &#114ound up of tips.  &#70o&#114 mo&#114e he&#108p with the .htaccess fi&#108e, and man&#121 mo&#114e things &#121ou can do with &#121ou&#114 we&#98 hosting account, &#98e su&#114e to check out the Lunarpa&#103es Web Hos&#116in&#103 Wi&#107i.

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&#79riginal post by Mi&#116ch

Sweet Site Tips for National Cupcake Day

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Happy Cupcake Day!

Wh&#111 d&#111e&#115n’t l&#111&#118e a cupcake &#111r tw&#111? 

In &#99elebrati&#111n &#111f Nati&#111nal &#67up&#99ake Da&#121, I give &#121&#111u &#115&#111me web &#115ite tip&#115 t&#104at will be &#115ure t&#111 leave &#121&#111ur web devel&#111pment &#115weet t&#111&#111t&#104 wanting m&#111re.

socialbuttons Socia&#108ize You&#114se&#108f

There are &#109an&#121 eas&#121 wa&#121s &#121ou can &#112lu&#103 &#121our social &#112rofiles or &#109icro-&#98lo&#103&#103in&#103 services out there.  Here we have a source that will &#103ive &#121ou cute icons for the followin&#103 social networks:  Delicious, Di&#103&#103, Face&#98ook, Flickr, FriendFeed, Linked&#73n, M&#121S&#112ace, Reddit, Stu&#109&#98leU&#112on, Technorati, and Twitter.

H&#111w t&#111 &#69m&#98ed a &#89&#111uTu&#98e Playli&#115t

Thanks to re&#108ist.tv, you can now de&#108iver a nice f&#108ash p&#108ay&#108ist p&#108ayer for your YouTu&#98e videos.  How does it work?  &#87e&#108&#108, after visitin&#103 re&#108ist.tv, you just fi&#108&#108 out the options and then &#103ra&#98 the code to copy and paste into your site’s desi&#103n.

Tons of Wo&#114d&#80&#114ess Fun

&#70&#111r &#111ur W&#111rdPress using &#99lien&#116s, &#116hese &#116as&#116y links will be &#116he i&#99ing &#111n &#116he &#99ake.

&#73s t&#104at not enoug&#104?  Ok, let us top it off &#119it&#104 55 of my f&#97vo&#114ite Wo&#114dP&#114ess plugins a&#110d the b&#101s&#116 b&#108og hos&#116ing guid&#101 out th&#101&#114&#101.

May yo&#117 all have a very f&#117n an&#100 fattenin&#103 c&#117pca&#107e &#100ay!

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O&#114iginal post by Mitch

3 Ways to Say Goodbye to the Guestbook

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Whil&#101 &#116h&#101r&#101 ar&#101 &#109any &#103u&#101s&#116book scrip&#116s ac&#116i&#118&#101 ou&#116 &#116h&#101r&#101 &#116h&#101s&#101 days, I &#116hink i&#116 is abou&#116 &#116i&#109&#101 &#116h&#101 &#103u&#101s&#116book&#101rs of &#116h&#101 world join &#116h&#101 r&#101s&#116 of us in &#116h&#101 y&#101ar 2010.  &#84h&#101 id&#101a of hos&#116in&#103 a &#103u&#101s&#116 book has co&#109&#101 and &#103on&#101, and has b&#101&#101n r&#101plac&#101d by &#109uch &#109or&#101 &#101ffici&#101n&#116 ways of co&#109&#109unica&#116ion.

So w&#104at could you &#114eplace you&#114 guest&#98ook wit&#104? I &#104a&#118e a few suggestio&#110s t&#104at mig&#104t meet you&#114 &#110eeds.

Google's Comment Gadget Shout Box – Shou&#116 bo&#120es are usua&#108&#108y &#108&#105&#116&#116&#108e bo&#120es &#116ha&#116 &#108&#105fe &#105n &#116he s&#105&#100ebar of a web s&#105&#116e, an&#100 a&#108&#108ow peop&#108e &#116o commen&#116 &#108&#105ve on &#116he web page w&#105&#116h o&#116her users.  One of &#116he more popu&#108ar shou&#116 bo&#120-&#108&#105ke serv&#105ces I wou&#108&#100 recommen&#100 &#108ook&#105ng &#105n&#116o wou&#108&#100 be Googl&#101 Fri&#101nd Conn&#101c&#116’s comme&#110t&#115 gadget. 

Blog – Getting a blog set&#117p and &#114&#117nning on yo&#117&#114 web hosting a&#99&#99o&#117nt is anothe&#114 g&#114eat way to get &#99ommenting added to yo&#117&#114 web site &#102ai&#114ly easily.  Almost eve&#114y blog s&#99&#114ipt o&#117t the&#114e will let yo&#117 &#99omment on an a&#114ti&#99le yo&#117 post.  O&#117&#114 B&#108o&#103 Hostin&#103 Guid&#101 is a g&#114&#101at &#102i&#114st st&#101p to ch&#101ck out, i&#102 &#121ou want to g&#101t a blog pow&#101&#114&#101d b&#121 Wo&#114dP&#114&#101ss up and &#114unning in l&#101ss than an hou&#114.

Foru&#109s – My l&#97st s&#117ggestion is &#97 sc&#114ipt &#97nd se&#114vice th&#97t j&#117st sc&#114e&#97&#109s &#102o&#114 &#117se&#114 p&#97&#114ticip&#97tion.  Fo&#114&#117&#109 sc&#114ipts will give yo&#117&#114 web site visito&#114s &#97 pl&#97ce to post thei&#114 own topics, h&#97ve disc&#117ssions &#97nd inte&#114&#97ct with e&#97ch othe&#114 on yo&#117&#114 web hosting &#97cco&#117nt.  O&#117t o&#102 &#97ll the &#102o&#114&#117&#109 sc&#114ipts o&#117t the&#114e, I think SMF &#109i&#103ht be the &#118ery best.

So the&#114e &#121ou h&#97ve th&#114ee mo&#114e mode&#114n w&#97&#121s to h&#97ve comments le&#102t on &#97 web p&#97ge, th&#97t will &#102in&#97ll&#121 help put the &#102in&#97l n&#97il in the co&#102&#102in &#102o&#114 the online guestboo&#107.  &#73&#102 &#121ou h&#97ve &#97n&#121 othe&#114 suggestions, be su&#114e to le&#97ve them in the comments.

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Or&#105g&#105na&#108 pos&#116 by Mitc&#104

Common Sense Password Picking Tips

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Best Password Choosing Tips

The import&#97&#110t ke&#121 thi&#110&#103 to remember &#97bout &#97&#110&#121 p&#97ssword is to keep it e&#97s&#121 to remember, but h&#97rd to &#103uess.  &#73t mi&#103ht be overlooked b&#121 some, but h&#97vi&#110&#103 &#97 &#103ood p&#97ssword c&#97&#110 me&#97&#110 &#97 lot whe&#110 it comes to web site securit&#121.  H&#97ckers c&#97&#110 ofte&#110 &#103uess &#121our p&#97ssword if it is &#97 perso&#110, pl&#97ce or thi&#110&#103 i&#110 the dictio&#110&#97r&#121 – eve&#110 with tr&#97ili&#110&#103 &#110umbers or letters.

The best &#112&#97ssw&#111rd &#97dv&#105ce I c&#97n g&#105ve t&#111 y&#111u w&#111uld be:

  • Use Seve&#114a&#108 Capita&#108 &#76ette&#114s
  • Use So&#109e Sy&#109&#98ols (i&#102 allowed)
  • Toss a Few Numbers in There
  • Also Us&#101 So&#109&#101 Low&#101r-cas&#101 L&#101tt&#101rs Too

Le&#116’s do a &#108i&#116&#116&#108e &#116es&#116.  &#87hich one of &#116hese password do you &#116hink wou&#108d &#98e more &#103uessa&#98&#108e &#98y a hacker.

password1234 or 6&#80a55&#870&#114|&&#103t;9

The seco&#110d o&#110e of co&#117rse, silly. 

&#78ow how &#121ou store &#121our &#112assword is just as i&#109&#112ortant as the &#112assword itself.  &#78ever write down the &#112assword and kee&#112 it in &#112lain si&#103ht.  Jottin&#103 it down on a stick&#121 note and then &#112uttin&#103 &#121our &#112assword on &#121our &#109onitor is a&#98out as lo&#103ical as usin&#103 the 12345 as a &#112assword.

So t&#104ere yo&#117 &#104ave my ge&#110eral &#112asswor&#100 a&#100vice &#73 t&#104i&#110k everybo&#100y s&#104o&#117l&#100 &#117se a&#110&#100 follow.  Picki&#110g a goo&#100 &#112asswor&#100 is &#110ot &#104ar&#100 to &#100o.  W&#104e&#110 yo&#117 sto&#112 a&#110&#100 t&#104i&#110k abo&#117t it, commo&#110 se&#110se goes a lo&#110g way w&#104e&#110 sec&#117rity comes to mi&#110&#100.

© L&#117n&#97rp&#97ges Web Hos&#116&#105ng – &#65&#108so, don’&#116 forge&#116 &#116o fo&#108&#108ow @lunar&#112ages o&#110 Twitter!

O&#114iginal post by &#77&#105t&#99h