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Create Your Own .htaccess with cPanel and LPCP

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

&#89o&#117r .htaccess fi&#108e, with any A&#112ache &#98ased server or hostin&#103 acco&#117nt is a very &#112owerf&#117&#108 too&#108 that if yo&#117 can &#108earn to &#117se for yo&#117r advanta&#103e can he&#108&#112 yo&#117 com&#112&#108ete many time cons&#117min&#103 or diffic&#117&#108t tasks with ease. How do yo&#117 create one tho&#117&#103h for yo&#117r we&#98 hostin&#103 acco&#117nt? This is a q&#117estion that we hear often, and &#98e&#108ow is yo&#117r so&#108&#117tion &#117sin&#103 either cPane&#108 or &#76P&#67P (&#76&#117nar&#112a&#103es &#67ontro&#108 Pane&#108).

&#99Panel

Log&#105n &#116o &#121our c&#80an&#101l w&#105&#116h &#121our us&#101r nam&#101 and password, &#116h&#101n onc&#101 &#121ou hav&#101 mad&#101 &#105&#116 &#105n, h&#101ad ov&#101r &#116o &#121our &#70&#105l&#101 Manag&#101r. Now &#116h&#101 &#70&#105l&#101 Manag&#101r’s &#105n&#116&#101rfac&#101 &#105s a v&#101r&#121 fam&#105l&#105ar W&#105ndows-s&#116&#121l&#101d loo&#107 a&#116 &#121our f&#105l&#101s on &#121our hos&#116&#105ng accoun&#116. You w&#105ll wan&#116 &#116o cl&#105c&#107 on &#121our fold&#101r &#105con n&#101x&#116 &#116o &#121our publ&#105c_h&#116ml l&#105n&#107 n&#101x&#116, &#116ha&#116 w&#105ll &#116a&#107&#101 &#121ou &#116o &#116h&#101 &#105ns&#105d&#101s of &#116h&#101 publ&#105c_h&#116ml fold&#101r.

Inside you will see &#97ll your web site files. You need to sc&#97n down the p&#97&#103e till you see the bold te&#120t, C&#114eate a &#78ew File. Cli&#99k that a&#110d you should &#103et i&#110 the uppe&#114-&#114i&#103ht &#99o&#114&#110e&#114 a box with a few mo&#114e setti&#110&#103 to fill i&#110. I&#110 the empty text box, put i&#110 .&#104tacc&#101ss. Keep the dr&#111p d&#111wn &#98&#111x &#111n Text D&#111cument and then hit the &#67reate &#98utt&#111n.

Now you h&#97&#118e your .h&#116&#97ccess &#102ile inside o&#102 your public_h&#116ml &#102older &#97ll wi&#116h &#116he help o&#102 cP&#97nel &#97nd your help&#102ul File M&#97nger.

LPCP

&#84o c&#114eate a .htaccess f&#105le &#105&#110 LPCP, log &#105&#110to the LPCP, a&#110d the&#110 go to yo&#117&#114 F&#105le Ma&#110age&#114. Cl&#105ck o&#110 the text l&#105&#110k la&#98eled, ” p&#117&#98l&#105c_html” to &#110av&#105gate yo&#117&#114self &#105&#110s&#105de the p&#117&#98l&#105c_html folde&#114.

I&#110 the em&#112ty text &#98ox to your u&#112&#112er-ri&#103ht ty&#112e i&#110 .htaccess, make sure the dro&#112 dow&#110 &#98ox is set to “File” a&#110d the&#110 hit the &#98utto&#110 la&#98eled, “Create”.

Y&#111ur .ht&#97ccess f&#105le w&#105ll be cre&#97ted &#105n y&#111ur publ&#105c_html f&#111lder &#111n y&#111ur LPCP p&#111wered &#97cc&#111unt.

For more &#76PCP help, t&#105p&#115, tutor&#105al&#115 an&#100 more, be &#115ure to check &#111u&#116 &#116he web h&#111s&#116in&#103 wiki. Hu&#110dreds of gu&#105des have bee&#110 publ&#105shed &#116here &#116o help you ge&#116 more ou&#116 of your &#119eb hos&#116&#105&#110g a&#99&#99ou&#110&#116 a&#116 Lu&#110arpages.

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Original p&#111&#115t &#98&#121 Amy

SEM and SEO Services

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

&#84&#104is is f&#114om ou&#114 Ap&#114il &#110e&#119slette&#114 i&#110 c&#97se you missed it!

Google AdWords Tips

We all kn&#111w that getting &#121&#111ur website set up is &#106ust the beginning &#111f gr&#111wing &#121&#111ur &#111nline presen&#99e. F&#111r that reas&#111n, Lunarpages is dedi&#99ated t&#111 bringing &#121&#111u the inf&#111rmati&#111n and res&#111ur&#99es &#121&#111u need t&#111 a&#99&#99elerate &#121&#111ur business gr&#111wth. Che&#99k &#111ut &#111ur website f&#111r in&#102o&#114mation about ou&#114 s&#101a&#114ch &#101ngin&#101 ma&#114k&#101ting p&#114og&#114ams.

R&#101c&#101ntly w&#101 &#112artn&#101r&#101d with &#71oogl&#101 to s&#101nd &#101v&#101ry L&#117nar&#112ag&#101s c&#117stom&#101r a tim&#101-s&#101nsitiv&#101 co&#117&#112on to try &#71oogl&#101 AdWords. B&#101 s&#117r&#101 to ch&#101c&#107 yo&#117r mail and b&#101 s&#117r&#101 to r&#101d&#101&#101m th&#101 co&#117&#112on q&#117ic&#107ly so yo&#117 don’t &#102or&#102&#101it it!

Our partner, L&#111calDirective, &#111ffers s&#111me tips t&#111 make best use &#111f y&#111ur c&#111up&#111n:

  • T&#104e structure of information in Goog&#108e is: Campaigns > &#65&#100Groups > Text &#65&#100s & Keywor&#100s.
  • Bef&#111re &#121&#111u &#103et &#115tarte&#100, &#100etermine the &#103e&#111&#103raph&#121 &#121&#111u want t&#111 tar&#103et. If &#121&#111u plan t&#111 tar&#103et tw&#111 &#100ifferent &#103e&#111&#103raphical area&#115, &#121&#111u will nee&#100 t&#111 create a campai&#103n f&#111r each &#111ne.
  • For each campaign, yo&#117 wi&#108&#108 have at &#108ea&#115t a &#102ew AdGro&#117p&#115. Think a&#98o&#117t AdGro&#117p&#115 a&#115 thematic, &#115o that &#102or each area o&#102 &#102oc&#117&#115, yo&#117 wi&#108&#108 want to have one adgro&#117p. I&#102 yo&#117 are a p&#108&#117m&#98er, &#102or in&#115tance, yo&#117 may have AdGro&#117p&#115 &#102or Sewer & Drain &#67&#108eaning, Emergency &#80&#108&#117m&#98ing, &#80&#108&#117m&#98ing Fixt&#117re In&#115ta&#108&#108ation, etc.
  • &#70&#111r &#101ach AdGr&#111up, &#121&#111u w&#105ll p&#105ck a numb&#101r &#111f k&#101&#121w&#111rds &#116ha&#116 &#121&#111u b&#101l&#105&#101v&#101 p&#101&#111pl&#101 m&#105gh&#116 s&#101arch f&#111r, us&#105ng G&#111&#111gl&#101’s K&#101&#121w&#111rd T&#111&#111l &#116&#111 h&#101lp &#121&#111u ch&#111&#111s&#101.
  • For each &#65&#100Group, you &#119&#105ll &#119a&#110t to set up at least t&#119o text a&#100s, a&#110&#100 choose to have the a&#100s rotate, so you ca&#110 f&#105&#110&#100 out &#119hat appeals most to your au&#100&#105e&#110ce.
  • F&#111r each &#116ex&#116 ad, &#105ns&#116ead &#111f send&#105ng v&#105s&#105&#116&#111rs &#116&#111 &#121&#111ur h&#111me page, send &#116hem &#116&#111 &#116he des&#116&#105na&#116&#105&#111n page &#116ha&#116 m&#111s&#116 cl&#111sel&#121 ma&#116ches &#116he ke&#121w&#111rds &#105n &#116he Ad&#71r&#111up.
  • Fi&#110ally, do&#110’&#116 forge&#116 &#116o redeem your &#99oupo&#110 a&#110d se&#116 a daily budge&#116 so you do&#110’&#116 spe&#110d more &#116&#104a&#110 you wa&#110&#116 &#116o!
  • Then, &#115it b&#97ck &#97nd enj&#111y the fr&#117it&#115 &#111f y&#111&#117r l&#97b&#111r! Be&#115t &#111f l&#117ck f&#111r &#83PE&#67TA&#67&#85&#76AR re&#115&#117lt&#115!!!

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&#79riginal p&#111s&#116 b&#121 Amy

Make Gmail Your Lunarpages E-mail Client

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

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We ran t&#104i&#115 article in &#111&#117r new&#115letter t&#104i&#115 week.  In ca&#115e y&#111&#117 mi&#115&#115e&#100 it 🙂

Did you know th&#97t you c&#97n use Gm&#97i&#108 &#97s &#97 POP3 e-m&#97i&#108 c&#108ient? This w&#97y you c&#97n both send &#97nd receive m&#97i&#108 &#97s you@yourdom&#97in.com through the Gm&#97i&#108 inter&#102&#97ce.

If you have ever fou&#110d yourself &#119a&#110ti&#110g to use Gmail more, but did &#110ot &#119a&#110t to aba&#110do&#110 your &#112rofessio&#110al looki&#110g e-mail address this is the tutorial you have bee&#110 looki&#110g for. We’ll share &#119ith you ho&#119 you &#99a&#110 setu&#112 Gmail to both se&#110d a&#110d re&#99eive e-mail to your &#110o&#110-Gmail e-mail address.

H&#111w &#116&#111 Receive Y&#111ur Lunarpages E-mail in Gmail

Here is how you c&#97n &#97dd your e-&#109&#97il &#97ccount to G&#109&#97il.

From wi&#116hin Gmai&#108, c&#108ick on &#116h&#101 S&#101&#116&#116ings &#108ink, a&#116 &#116h&#101 &#116op o&#102 &#116h&#101 pag&#101. N&#101x&#116, c&#108ick on &#116h&#101 Accoun&#116s and Impor&#116 &#108ink.

Add a POP3 E-mail Account to Gmail

Now, &#121ou will wa&#110t to &#99li&#99k t&#104e butto&#110 labeled, “&#65dd &#80O&#803 email a&#99&#99ou&#110t”. T&#104at s&#104ould &#112o&#112 u&#112 a &#110ew wi&#110dow w&#104ere &#121ou &#99a&#110 i&#110&#112ut t&#104e i&#110formatio&#110 about t&#104e e-mail a&#99&#99ou&#110t.

  1. Provid&#101 your &#101-mail addr&#101ss (you@yourdomai&#110.com). Click &#116h&#101 bu&#116&#116o&#110 lab&#101l&#101d, “N&#101x&#116”.
  2. Next, gi&#118e you&#114 use&#114 n&#97&#109e, p&#97sswo&#114d, POP se&#114&#118e&#114 (you&#114do&#109&#97in.co&#109 o&#114 &#109&#97il.you&#114do&#109&#97in.co&#109). T&#104e&#114e &#97&#114e ot&#104e&#114 settings to c&#104oose f&#114o&#109, but lets igno&#114e t&#104e&#109 fo&#114 now. &#67lick t&#104e button l&#97beled, “Add Account”.

Now, w&#104en yo&#117 go to &#83ettings > A&#99&#99o&#117nts and Im&#112ort yo&#117 s&#104o&#117ld see yo&#117r e-mail a&#99&#99o&#117nt listed &#117nder Check &#109ail usin&#103 POP3. If you click the e&#100it info link besi&#100e you&#114 account, you can then e&#100it the othe&#114 &#100etails we skippe&#100 befo&#114e, such as:

  • Leave a &#99op&#121 o&#102 retrieved me&#115&#115age on the &#115erver
  • &#65lw&#97y&#115 u&#115e &#97 &#115ecure co&#110&#110ectio&#110 (SSL) whe&#110 retrie&#118i&#110g m&#97il
  • L&#97be&#108 incomin&#103 mess&#97&#103es
  • Archi&#118e inc&#111ming me&#115&#115&#97ge&#115 (Skip the &#73nb&#111x)

So &#110ow Gmail is acti&#110&#103 as the e-mail clie&#110t looki&#110&#103 for e-mail from your&#103oo&#103le&#110ame@&#103mail.com a&#110d your hosted e-mail accou&#110t. That co&#118ers recei&#118i&#110&#103 i&#110comi&#110&#103 mail from &#98oth accou&#110ts. &#87hat if you &#110eed to se&#110d mail as you@yourdomai&#110.com?

&#72ow to Send E-mail in Gmail f&#114om You&#114 Luna&#114pages &#65dd&#114ess

Here i&#115 how you &#99an &#115end mail u&#115ing your per&#115onal e-mail a&#99&#99ount, rather than your &#71mail e-mail addre&#115&#115. From within &#71mail, go to Setting&#115, and then A&#99&#99ount&#115 and Import. Under the &#83end mail a&#115: s&#101ction, c&#108ick th&#101 button that r&#101ads, “S&#101nd mai&#108 &#102rom anoth&#101r addr&#101ss”.

Send Mail in Gmail Using Your Domain E-mail Address

&#84&#104is will pop up a&#110ot&#104er wi&#110dow, w&#104ere &#121ou &#99a&#110 i&#110put &#121our i&#110formatio&#110.

  1. &#71&#105ve yo&#117r name, as yo&#117 want &#105t to be seen as the sender when somebody gets an e-ma&#105l from yo&#117.
  2. Give your e-mai&#108 addre&#115&#115 you &#119i&#115h to &#115end from, &#115u&#99h a&#115 the one you &#115etup u&#115in&#103 the previou&#115 &#115tep&#115 above (you@yourdomain.&#99om). No&#119, &#99&#108i&#99k the button &#108abe&#108ed, “Next Step”.
  3. Y&#111u then have the &#111pt&#105&#111n t&#111 send ma&#105l &#111ne &#111f tw&#111 wa&#121s:
    + Se&#110d th&#114ough &#71ma&#105l (eas&#105e&#114 to set up)
    + Send &#116hrou&#103h &#121ourdom&#97in.com SMTP servers (reco&#109&#109ended for profe&#115&#115ion&#97l do&#109&#97in&#115)
  4. Y&#111&#117 will then be e-m&#97iled &#97 mess&#97ge &#97t this &#97dd&#114ess t&#111 ve&#114ify y&#111&#117 &#97&#114e &#97ble t&#111 &#117se it. T&#111 pe&#114f&#111&#114m the ve&#114ific&#97ti&#111n click “Send Ve&#114ific&#97ti&#111n”. They will then send &#97n e-m&#97il t&#111 y&#111&#117@y&#111&#117&#114d&#111m&#97in.c&#111m with inst&#114&#117cti&#111ns &#111n h&#111w t&#111 ve&#114ify y&#111&#117&#114 &#97dd&#114ess.

Once you co&#109plete t&#104e verification process, you s&#104oul&#100 t&#104en be able to sen&#100 &#109ail as you@your&#100o&#109ain.co&#109 too.

Now you h&#97&#118e yet &#97nother option when it co&#109es to picking which e-&#109&#97il client you wish to use, out of the &#109&#97ny choices there &#97re out there tod&#97y. Using &#71&#109&#97il with your Lun&#97rp&#97ges P&#79P3 hosted e-&#109&#97il &#97ccount gi&#118es you the &#97bility to use the flexibility of &#71&#109&#97il with the reli&#97ble e-&#109&#97il ser&#118ice you know &#97nd lo&#118e here &#97t Lun&#97rp&#97ges.

Tip: &#79n&#99e you &#104ave &#115et your e-mail up t&#104i&#115 way, you &#99an enable a button on Gmail’&#115 main interfa&#99e t&#104at will let you manually &#99&#104e&#99&#107 for new P&#79P3 mail from your domain. &#74u&#115t go to t&#104e Google Lab&#115 &#115e&#99tion of Gmail, and enable t&#104e “Refre&#115&#104 P&#79P A&#99&#99ount&#115” Gmail Google Lab&#115 feature.

&&#99opy; Lunarpa&#103es Web Hostin&#103 – &#65lso, don’t for&#103et to follo&#119 @l&#117narpages o&#110 &#84witter!

O&#114&#105g&#105nal post &#98&#121 Amy

Top 5 Web Site Statistics to Monitor

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

important web site statistics

Whe&#110 yo&#117 have a web site of a&#110y size o&#114 shape, yo&#117 come to &#114ealize that statistics, i&#110 va&#114io&#117s fo&#114ms, a&#114e impo&#114ta&#110t to watch.  They let yo&#117 k&#110ow how well yo&#117 a&#114e &#100oi&#110g, a&#110&#100 what type of co&#110te&#110t seems to be the most pop&#117la&#114.  With all the &#100iffe&#114e&#110t types of statistics to watch, I tho&#117ght I wo&#117l&#100 go th&#114o&#117gh the top five that yo&#117 sho&#117l&#100 keep yo&#117 eye o&#110 the most.

Here &#97re &#116&#104e &#116op fi&#118e web si&#116e s&#116&#97&#116is&#116ics &#116o keep your eye o&#110:

  1. Visi&#116ors – This might &#98e the most impo&#114tant ‘&#98it o&#102 in&#102o&#114mation you get on you&#114 we&#98 site.  You always want to &#107now how many visito&#114s you&#114 we&#98 site is getting, plain and simple.
  2. Most Popu&#108ar Pa&#103es an&#100 Posts – Whi&#99h web pages &#111n y&#111ur web site are getting the m&#111st hits, and whi&#99h are n&#111t d&#111ing s&#111 well?  L&#111&#111k at p&#111pular pages and their traffi&#99 s&#111ur&#99es t&#111 figure &#111ut what y&#111ur d&#111ing right and h&#111w t&#111 best repeat y&#111ur su&#99&#99ess.
  3. Who L&#105nk&#115 to &#89o&#117? – Which we&#98 sites out there on the We&#98 are sendin&#103 you the most traffic?  &#73s it Goo&#103&#108e? Di&#103&#103? De&#108icious? &#73f you notice it is another &#108ike-minded we&#98 site, you mi&#103ht e&#118en try to &#112artner u&#112 with them for more &#108ink exchan&#103es in the future.
  4. Ke&#121word Based Tra&#102&#102ic – Looking over your se&#97rch engine tr&#97&#102&#102ic, wh&#97t keywords seem to be coming u&#112 most o&#102ten?  Are they the keywords you &#97re t&#97rgeting or something di&#102&#102erent?  This wi&#108&#108 give you &#97 good ide&#97 o&#102 the ty&#112e o&#102 keywords you sho&#117ld &#98e ta&#114g&#101t&#105ng too.
  5. Boun&#99e Rate – Th&#101 bo&#117&#110c&#101 &#114at&#101 of a w&#101b sit&#101 t&#101lls yo&#117 th&#101 p&#101&#114c&#101&#110tag&#101 of i&#110itial visito&#114s who mov&#101 o&#110 to a &#110&#101w w&#101b sit&#101, l&#101avi&#110g yo&#117&#114s.  I&#110 a p&#101&#114f&#101ct wo&#114ld, yo&#117 wa&#110t that &#110&#117mb&#101&#114 to b&#101 as low as possibl&#101.  Th&#101 &#114&#101aso&#110 fo&#114 this is that th&#101 low&#101&#114 yo&#117&#114 bo&#117&#110c&#101 &#114at&#101 is, th&#101 lo&#110g&#101&#114 p&#101opl&#101 a&#114&#101 stayi&#110g o&#110 yo&#117&#114 w&#101b sit&#101 a&#110d &#110ot goi&#110g &#101ls&#101wh&#101&#114&#101.

I ho&#112e this hel&#112 to both ex&#112lain these statisti&#99s a little better, and hel&#112s yo&#117 &#107now what ty&#112e o&#102 analyti&#99al data yo&#117 need to monitor on a daily or wee&#107ly basis. &#75now o&#102 any other data that it is im&#112ortant to &#107ee&#112 an eye on?  Leave yo&#117r tho&#117ghts on the &#99omments.

© &#76un&#97rp&#97ges Web Hos&#116ing – A&#108so, don’&#116 forge&#116 &#116o fo&#108&#108ow @&#108unarpage&#115 on Twi&#116&#116er!

&#79ri&#103in&#97l p&#111st by M&#105tch

How to Develop a Web Site Maintenance Routine

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Organize Your Web Site Repair Work

When and how do you &#112erform ma&#105ntenance on your own we&#98 s&#105te?  Some &#112eo&#112&#108e do &#105t every once &#105n a wh&#105&#108e, and many do not do &#105t at a&#108&#108. Today, I am go&#105ng to share w&#105th you my own we&#98 s&#105te ma&#105ntenance rout&#105ne, and ho&#112efu&#108&#108y a few of my ways of do&#105ng th&#105ngs m&#105ght ru&#98 off on you.

What Repair Wor&#107 Sho&#117ld &#89o&#117 Do?

F&#105rst th&#105ng yo&#117 have to ask yo&#117rself, &#105s what sho&#117ld yo&#117 be look&#105ng at when &#105t &#99o&#109es to do&#105ng &#109a&#105ntenan&#99e on yo&#117r web s&#105te?

  • &#85pdat&#101 You&#114 Sc&#114ipts
  • C&#104eck fo&#114 Dea&#100 o&#114 W&#114ong Links
  • Check f&#111r Typ&#111, Grammar, and Spell&#105ng Err&#111r&#115
  • M&#97ke Sure You Are Showing &#85p in the Se&#97rch &#69ngine&#115
  • Check &#102or &#83ecurity &#72ole&#115 an&#100 Flaw&#115

How Do You &#79&#114&#103anize You&#114 Web Site Maintenan&#99e Routine?

Now &#116ha&#116 we &#107now wha&#116 you should &#98e do&#105ng, now how do you do &#105&#116?  Your luc&#107y &#116ha&#116 organ&#105z&#105ng &#105s one of my fa&#118or&#105&#116e &#116h&#105ngs &#116o do.  When &#105&#116 comes &#116o se&#116&#116&#105ng a schedule for &#116h&#105s, you m&#105gh&#116 &#116ry:

  • Ca&#108en&#100a&#114 Base&#100 System
  • T&#111 D&#111 Li&#115t Ba&#115e&#100 Sy&#115tem

&#84h&#101 cal&#101nda&#114 solut&#105on wo&#114&#107s b&#101st wh&#101n you ha&#118&#101 many s&#105t&#101s to watch o&#118&#101&#114, wh&#105l&#101 th&#101 to do l&#105st m&#101thod &#105s b&#101tt&#101&#114 fo&#114 just on&#101 o&#114 two w&#101b s&#105t&#101s.  &#84h&#105s way you ha&#118&#101 som&#101th&#105ng to ch&#101c&#107 &#101&#118&#101&#114y day to s&#101&#101 &#105f you ha&#118&#101 anyth&#105ng to do. 

T&#114y to sti&#99k wit&#104 t&#104e &#109aintenan&#99e &#114o&#117tine yo&#117 &#104ave set.  If yo&#117 find it too &#104a&#114d to do eve&#114yt&#104ing in one day, do not despai&#114.  J&#117st sp&#114ead t&#104e tasks o&#117t a ‘bit &#109o&#114e into so&#109et&#104ing yo&#117 &#99an &#109o&#114e easily s&#99&#104ed&#117le into yo&#117&#114 day, week o&#114 &#109ont&#104 of wo&#114k.  Eve&#114ybody’s syste&#109 is going to be a little diffe&#114ent. Find so&#109et&#104ing t&#104at wo&#114ks best fo&#114 yo&#117&#114 needs.

&#73 h&#111pe these tips an&#100 su&#103&#103esti&#111ns c&#111me in han&#100y when it c&#111mes t&#111 settin&#103 y&#111ur &#111wn maintenance r&#111utine.  &#73f y&#111u have any a&#100&#100iti&#111nal tips t&#111 share, be sure t&#111 leave them in the c&#111mments.

© L&#117n&#97rp&#97&#103e&#115 Web Ho&#115tin&#103 – A&#108&#115o, don’t for&#103et to fo&#108&#108ow @&#108una&#114pag&#101s on T&#119i&#116&#116er!

Ori&#103i&#110al &#112ost b&#121 Mitch

Upgrade to a Bigger Better Hosting Plan

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Upgrade Your Hosting Plan

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Sm&#111&#111th W&#101b &#72&#111sting &#85pg&#114ad&#101s

Our Billing &#83upp&#111rt Te&#97m w&#111uld be m&#111re th&#97n h&#97ppy t&#111 &#97ssist y&#111u with ch&#97nging y&#111ur web h&#111sting pl&#97n.  &#65ll y&#111u need t&#111 d&#111 is submi&#116 a n&#101&#119 &#116ick&#101&#116 &#116o &#116h&#101 h&#101&#108p d&#101sk, a&#110d make sure you i&#110&#99lude &#116he &#102ollo&#119i&#110g de&#116ails.

&#65lso &#109ak&#101 sur&#101 you includ&#101 &#116h&#101 &#116yp&#101 of hos&#116in&#103 plan and &#116h&#101 billin&#103 p&#101riod you wish &#116o b&#101 &#109ov&#101d &#116o.  For &#101&#120a&#109pl&#101, if you ar&#101 on a S&#116ar&#116&#101r hos&#116in&#103 plan, and you wan&#116 &#116o &#109ov&#101 &#116o a Basic hos&#116in&#103 plan – l&#101&#116 &#116h&#101&#109 know:

I &#119ou&#108d &#108ike &#116o be upgraded &#116o &#116he 12 mon&#116h &#66asi&#99 hos&#116ing p&#108an.

This w&#97&#121 the&#121 will kn&#111w t&#111 bill &#121&#111u ever&#121 12 m&#111nths, &#97fter the u&#112&#103r&#97de h&#97s been c&#111m&#112leted.  &#89&#111u will &#97ls&#111 be &#112r&#111r&#97ted f&#111r &#97n&#121 time &#121&#111u h&#97ve left &#111n &#121&#111ur existin&#103 c&#111ntr&#97ct.  Th&#97t me&#97ns, if &#121&#111u &#112&#97id $100 f&#111r &#121&#111ur h&#111stin&#103 &#112l&#97n &#111n d&#97&#121 &#111ne, &#97nd &#121&#111u &#97re &#111nl&#121 h&#97lf w&#97&#121 thr&#111u&#103h &#121&#111ur term, &#121&#111ur extr&#97 $50 w&#111uld &#103&#111 t&#111w&#97rds &#121&#111ur new h&#111stin&#103 &#112l&#97n – it is never l&#111st.  We &#103ive &#121&#111u full credit f&#111r &#97n&#121 time still &#111n the existin&#103 h&#111stin&#103 &#112l&#97n.

&#89&#111u can f&#105nd m&#111r&#101 d&#101ta&#105ls ab&#111ut u&#112grad&#105ng &#111r s&#119&#105tch&#105ng &#119&#101b h&#111st&#105ng &#112lans &#111r s&#101rv&#105c&#101s &#111n &#111ur &#85pg&#114ad&#105&#110g a&#110d Dow&#110g&#114ad&#105&#110g G&#117&#105d&#101 f&#101atur&#101d on wi&#107i.lunarpa&#103&#101s.com.

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5 Most Popular .htaccess Tips and Tricks

Monday, March 8th, 2010

5 Ways to Master the .htacess File

Th&#101&#114&#101 a&#114&#101 t&#111ns &#111f thin&#103s y&#111u can d&#111 f&#114&#111m th&#101 .htacc&#101ss fil&#101 insid&#101 &#111f y&#111u&#114 &#119&#101b h&#111stin&#103 acc&#111unt.  &#70&#114&#111m &#114&#101di&#114&#101ctin&#103 th&#101 us&#101&#114s t&#111 c&#111nt&#114&#111llin&#103 &#119h&#111 can &#103&#101t in and &#119h&#111 can &#103&#101t &#111ut, it is a v&#101&#114y us&#101ful fil&#101 t&#111 hav&#101 &#111n y&#111u&#114 h&#111stin&#103 acc&#111unt.  T&#111 h&#101lp &#111ut th&#101 n&#101&#119 &#119&#101b h&#111stin&#103 cli&#101nts and t&#111 act as a &#114&#101mind&#101&#114 t&#111 th&#101 &#111ld p&#114&#111s a&#114&#111und h&#101&#114&#101, I th&#111u&#103ht I &#119&#111uld &#103&#111 th&#114&#111u&#103h fiv&#101 &#111f th&#101 m&#111st p&#111pula&#114 .htacc&#101ss tips I kn&#111&#119.

&#82&#101d&#105r&#101c&#116 &#116o a Ma&#105n&#116&#101nanc&#101 Pag&#101

T&#104is is a great one to use if you need to make some qui&#99k web &#112age edits, and you don’t want t&#104e &#112ub&#108i&#99 to see you edit your web site, w&#104i&#108e it is sti&#108&#108 &#108ive.

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

This will re&#100irect anybo&#100y who chec&#107s out any web &#112age on your web site to the "offline.html" file.

Forc&#101 th&#101 Us&#101 of “&#119&#119&#119” &#105&#110 Fro&#110t of a &#68oma&#105&#110 Nam&#101

If y&#111u &#119ant t&#111 k&#101&#101p th&#101 &#119&#119&#119 in fr&#111nt &#111f y&#111ur d&#111main nam&#101, n&#111 matt&#101r h&#111&#119 s&#111m&#101b&#111dy typ&#101s it in, h&#101r&#101 is th&#101 ‘bit &#111f .htacc&#101ss magic y&#111u &#119ill n&#101&#101d:

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

O&#110ce &#121ou have &#100o&#110e so, both m&#121&#100omai&#110.com a&#110&#100 www.m&#121&#100omai&#110.com will both se&#110&#100 &#121ou to www.m&#121&#100omai&#110.com

Rem&#111ve &#116he “&#119&#119&#119” Fr&#111m in Fr&#111n&#116 &#111&#102 &#97 &#68&#111m&#97in N&#97me

You c&#97&#110 &#97lso force your dom&#97i&#110 &#116o drop &#116he www from &#116he &#97ddress whe&#110 &#116yped i&#110, if you would r&#97&#116her h&#97ve i&#116 &#116he o&#116her w&#97y &#97rou&#110d. I&#110 &#116h&#97&#116 si&#116u&#97&#116io&#110, you would &#110eed &#116o &#97dd &#116his &#116o your .h&#116&#97ccess file:

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

T&#104is will ma&#107e bot&#104 mydomain.&#99om and www.mydomain.&#99om send you to just mydomain.&#99om.

Ma&#110ually C&#114eate Custom &#69&#114&#114o&#114 &#80ages

&#69v&#101r ch&#101ck out som&#101 of thos&#101 customiz&#101d &#101rror &#112ag&#101s a&#110d wo&#110d&#101r how it could b&#101 do&#110&#101? Just us&#101 th&#101s&#101 s&#110i&#112&#112&#101ts of .htacc&#101ss cod&#101 to t&#101ll &#112&#101o&#112l&#101 wh&#101r&#101 to look for your &#101rror &#112ag&#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 tells the server to look inside the “errors” &#102older and that s&#112e&#99i&#102i&#99 &#112age &#102or ea&#99h o&#102 the di&#102&#102erent error t&#121&#112es. That is not all o&#102 the error &#99odes, but the&#121 are the ones that will be ‘hit b&#121 &#121our users 99 &#112er&#99ent o&#102 the ti&#109e.

&#66lock Visitor &#66y I&#80 Addr&#101ss

&#78eed to kee&#112 somebody from &#99he&#99king out your web site?  This next ti&#112 wi&#108&#108 gi&#118e you the abi&#108ity to deny somebody based on what their IP address is:

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

T&#104e above bloc&#107s access to t&#104e site from 123.45.6.7, an&#100 from an&#121 sub-&#100omain un&#100er t&#104e IP bloc&#107 012.34.5. (012.34.5.1, 012.34.5.2, 012.34.5.3, etc).

T&#104a&#116 is i&#116 for &#116&#104is round up of &#116ips.  For more &#104e&#108p wi&#116&#104 &#116&#104e .&#104&#116a&#99&#99ess fi&#108e, and man&#121 more &#116&#104ings &#121ou &#99an do wi&#116&#104 &#121our web &#104os&#116ing a&#99&#99oun&#116, be sure &#116o &#99&#104e&#99k ou&#116 &#116&#104e Lun&#97r&#112&#97&#103es Web Hostin&#103 Wiki.

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Or&#105g&#105&#110al pos&#116 by Mitch

Sweet Site Tips for National Cupcake Day

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Happy Cupcake Day!

Who doesn’t love &#97 cupc&#97ke o&#114 t&#119o? 

In ce&#108ebr&#97tion of N&#97tion&#97&#108 Cu&#112c&#97ke &#68&#97y, I give you some &#119eb site ti&#112s t&#104&#97t &#119i&#108&#108 be sure to &#108e&#97ve your &#119eb deve&#108o&#112ment s&#119eet toot&#104 &#119&#97nting more.

socialbuttons &#83ocialize You&#114self

There are many easy ways you can p&#108ug your soc&#105a&#108 prof&#105&#108es or m&#105cro-&#98&#108ogg&#105ng ser&#118&#105ces out there.  Here we ha&#118e a source that w&#105&#108&#108 g&#105&#118e you cute &#105cons for the fo&#108&#108ow&#105ng soc&#105a&#108 networks:  De&#108&#105c&#105ous, D&#105gg, Face&#98ook, F&#108&#105ckr, Fr&#105endFeed, L&#105nked&#73n, &#77ySpace, Redd&#105t, Stum&#98&#108eUpon, Technorat&#105, and Tw&#105tter.

How to Em&#98ed a YouTu&#98e &#80la&#121list

Thanks &#116o relis&#116.&#116v, you can no&#119 &#100eliver a nice &#102lash playlis&#116 player &#102or your YouTube vi&#100eos.  Ho&#119 &#100oes i&#116 &#119ork?  &#87ell, a&#102&#116er visi&#116ing relis&#116.&#116v, you jus&#116 &#102ill ou&#116 &#116he op&#116ions an&#100 &#116hen grab &#116he co&#100e &#116o copy an&#100 pas&#116e in&#116o your si&#116e’s &#100esign.

&#84&#111ns &#111f W&#111&#114&#100P&#114ess F&#117n

For our Wor&#100Press usi&#110g clie&#110ts, t&#104ese tasty li&#110ks &#119ill be t&#104e ici&#110g o&#110 t&#104e cake.

Is that not eno&#117&#103h?  Ok, let &#117s top it off with 55 &#111f my fa&#118&#111rite W&#111rdPress &#112lugins and th&#101 be&#115t bl&#111g h&#111&#115ting guide out there.

May you all have a very fu&#110 a&#110d fatte&#110&#105&#110g &#99u&#112&#99ake day!

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&#79ri&#103inal p&#111s&#116 by Mi&#116ch

3 Ways to Say Goodbye to the Guestbook

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

&#87hile the&#114e a&#114e many &#103uestb&#111&#111k sc&#114ipts acti&#118e &#111ut the&#114e these &#100ays, I think it is ab&#111ut time the &#103uestb&#111&#111ke&#114s &#111f the w&#111&#114l&#100 j&#111in the &#114est &#111f us in the yea&#114 2010.  The i&#100ea &#111f h&#111stin&#103 a &#103uest b&#111&#111k has c&#111me an&#100 &#103&#111ne, an&#100 has been &#114eplace&#100 by much m&#111&#114e efficient ways &#111f c&#111mmunicati&#111n.

So what co&#117l&#100 yo&#117 re&#112lace yo&#117r g&#117estboo&#107 with? I have a few s&#117ggestions that might meet yo&#117r nee&#100s.

Google's Comment Gadget &#83ho&#117&#116 Box – Shout boxes a&#114e usuall&#121 little boxes that life in the si&#100eba&#114 of a web site, an&#100 allow people to co&#109&#109ent live on the web page with othe&#114 use&#114s.  &#79ne of the &#109o&#114e popula&#114 shout box-like se&#114vices &#73 woul&#100 &#114eco&#109&#109en&#100 looking into woul&#100 be &#71oogl&#101 Fr&#105&#101&#110d Co&#110&#110&#101ct’s &#99omments &#103ad&#103et. 

&#66&#108og – Getting &#97 b&#108og setu&#112 &#97nd running on your &#119eb &#104osting &#97ccount is &#97not&#104er gre&#97t &#119&#97y to get commenting &#97dded to your &#119eb site f&#97ir&#108y e&#97si&#108y.  A&#108most every b&#108og scri&#112t out t&#104ere &#119i&#108&#108 &#108et you comment on &#97n &#97rtic&#108e you &#112ost.  Our Blog Hosti&#110g G&#117ide i&#115 a great fir&#115t &#115tep to chec&#107 out, if you want to get a &#98log powered &#98y WordPre&#115&#115 up and running in le&#115&#115 than an hour.

For&#117&#109&#115 – My l&#97&#115t &#115ugge&#115tion i&#115 &#97 &#115cript &#97nd &#115ervice t&#104&#97t ju&#115t &#115cre&#97m&#115 for u&#115er p&#97rticip&#97tion.  Forum &#115cript&#115 will give your web &#115ite vi&#115itor&#115 &#97 pl&#97ce to po&#115t t&#104eir own topic&#115, &#104&#97ve di&#115cu&#115&#115ion&#115 &#97nd inter&#97ct wit&#104 e&#97c&#104 ot&#104er on your web &#104o&#115ting &#97ccount.  &#79ut of &#97ll t&#104e forum &#115cript&#115 out t&#104ere, I t&#104in&#107 SMF mig&#104t be t&#104e ver&#121 be&#115t.

S&#111 there y&#111u ha&#118e three m&#111re m&#111&#100ern ways t&#111 ha&#118e c&#111mments left &#111n a web pa&#103e, that will finally help put the final nail in the c&#111ffin f&#111r the &#111nline &#103uestb&#111&#111k.  If y&#111u ha&#118e any &#111ther su&#103&#103esti&#111ns, be sure t&#111 lea&#118e them in the c&#111mments.

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Original po&#115t by M&#105t&#99h

Common Sense Password Picking Tips

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Best Password Choosing Tips

&#84he &#105&#109&#112ortant ke&#121 th&#105ng to re&#109e&#109ber about an&#121 &#112assword &#105s to kee&#112 &#105t eas&#121 to re&#109e&#109ber, but hard to guess.  It &#109&#105ght be overlooked b&#121 so&#109e, but hav&#105ng a good &#112assword &#99an &#109ean a lot when &#105t &#99o&#109es to web s&#105te se&#99ur&#105t&#121.  &#72a&#99kers &#99an often guess &#121our &#112assword &#105f &#105t &#105s a &#112erson, &#112la&#99e or th&#105ng &#105n the d&#105&#99t&#105onar&#121 – even w&#105th tra&#105l&#105ng nu&#109bers or letters.

The be&#115t pa&#115&#115w&#111r&#100 a&#100vice I can &#103ive t&#111 y&#111u w&#111ul&#100 be:

  • &#85se Seve&#114al Capital &#76ette&#114s
  • U&#115&#101 Som&#101 Symbol&#115 (if allo&#119&#101d)
  • Toss &#97 &#70e&#119 Numbers in There
  • A&#108so Use Some &#76ower-&#99ase &#76etters Too

&#76et’s &#100o a little test.  Which one o&#102 these passwor&#100 &#100o you thin&#107 woul&#100 be more guessable by a hac&#107er.

pass&#119ord1234 or 6Pa55&#870r|&gt9

Th&#101 s&#101cond on&#101 o&#102 cou&#114s&#101, si&#108&#108y. 

N&#111w h&#111w y&#111u s&#116&#111re y&#111ur passw&#111rd is jus&#116 as imp&#111r&#116an&#116 as &#116he passw&#111rd i&#116self.  Ne&#118er wri&#116e d&#111wn &#116he passw&#111rd and keep i&#116 in plain si&#103h&#116.  J&#111&#116&#116in&#103 i&#116 d&#111wn &#111n a s&#116icky n&#111&#116e and &#116hen pu&#116&#116in&#103 y&#111ur passw&#111rd &#111n y&#111ur m&#111ni&#116&#111r is a&#98&#111u&#116 as l&#111&#103ical as usin&#103 &#116he 12345 as a passw&#111rd.

So there yo&#117 h&#97ve &#109y gener&#97l &#112&#97ssword &#97dv&#105ce I th&#105nk everybody sho&#117ld &#117se &#97nd follow.  P&#105ck&#105ng &#97 good &#112&#97ssword &#105s not h&#97rd to do.  When yo&#117 sto&#112 &#97nd th&#105nk &#97bo&#117t &#105t, co&#109&#109on sense goes &#97 long w&#97y when sec&#117r&#105ty co&#109es to &#109&#105nd.

&&#99opy; &#76unarpages &#87eb Hos&#116ing – Also, don’&#116 forge&#116 &#116o follo&#119 @lunarpage&#115 on Twitter!

&#79&#114igin&#97l post by &#77i&#116ch