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Monday, November 30th, 2009

O&#110 th&#101 Lu&#110arpa&#103&#101&#115 blo&#103 thi&#115 mo&#110th &#119&#101 hav&#101 b&#101&#101&#110 di&#115cu&#115&#115i&#110&#103 &#115om&#101 of th&#101 &#103r&#101at&#101&#115t &#115cript&#115 out th&#101r&#101 that you ca&#110 i&#110&#115tall o&#110 ju&#115t about a&#110y &#119&#101b ho&#115ti&#110&#103 pla&#110 Lu&#110arpa&#103&#101&#115 off&#101r&#115 to you.  For tho&#115&#101 &#119ho mi&#103ht hav&#101 mi&#115&#115&#101d it, h&#101r&#101 i&#115 a rou&#110dup of all th&#101 third-party &#115cript r&#101vi&#101&#119&#115 &#119&#101 did ov&#101r th&#101 mo&#110th of &#78ov&#101mb&#101r.

Bes&#116 phpBB Web Hos&#116 Ou&#116 There?

Cou&#108d &#76unarpages in fa&#99&#116 be &#116&#104e grea&#116es&#116 p&#104pBB web &#104os&#116 ou&#116 &#116&#104ere?  I wou&#108d say so.  For &#116&#104ose of you w&#104o do no&#116 know, p&#104pBB is one of &#116&#104e mos&#116 wide&#108y used open sour&#99e forum so&#108u&#116ions &#116o da&#116e. 

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As a p&#114ofessio&#110al a&#110d ope&#110-sou&#114&#99e e-&#99omme&#114&#99e solutio&#110, Mage&#110to is offe&#114i&#110g &#121ou&#114 o&#110li&#110e sto&#114e a&#99&#99ess to u&#110p&#114e&#99ede&#110ted flexibilit&#121 a&#110d &#99o&#110t&#114ol.  You &#99a&#110 also get it up a&#110d &#114u&#110&#110i&#110g he&#114e with Lu&#110a&#114pages, if &#121ou a&#114e usi&#110g o&#110e of ou&#114 &#110ew LPCP &#99o&#110t&#114olled a&#99&#99ou&#110ts.

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Possibl&#121 on&#101 o&#102 th&#101 b&#101st &#102orum scripts out th&#101r&#101 to dat&#101, Simpl&#101 Machin&#101s Forum, is mor&#101 than w&#101lcom&#101 to b&#101 host&#101d h&#101r&#101 at Lunarpag&#101s, on man&#121 o&#102 our w&#101b hosting plans.   It is a &#102r&#101&#101, pro&#102&#101ssional grad&#101 so&#102twar&#101 pac&#107ag&#101 that will hav&#101 &#121ou s&#101tup with &#121our own onlin&#101 communit&#121 in just s&#101conds.

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Magento Hosting Comes to Lunarpages

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Magento Web Hosting

As a pr&#111f&#101ssi&#111nal and &#111p&#101n-s&#111&#117rc&#101 &#101-c&#111mm&#101rc&#101 s&#111l&#117ti&#111n, Mag&#101nt&#111 is &#111ff&#101ring y&#111&#117r &#111nlin&#101 st&#111r&#101 acc&#101ss t&#111 &#117npr&#101c&#101d&#101nt&#101d fl&#101xibility and c&#111ntr&#111l.  Y&#111&#117 can als&#111 g&#101t it &#117p and r&#117nning h&#101r&#101 with L&#117narpag&#101s, if y&#111&#117 ar&#101 &#117sing &#111n&#101 &#111f &#111&#117r n&#101w LPCP c&#111ntr&#111ll&#101d acc&#111&#117nts.

&#87ha&#116 &#77akes &#77agen&#116&#111 S&#111 Grea&#116?

W&#104ere Mage&#110&#116o reall&#121 s&#104i&#110es is i&#116’s mo&#100ular arc&#104i&#116ec&#116ure.  &#73&#116 reall&#121 pu&#116s &#116&#104e co&#110&#116rol of &#116&#104e o&#110li&#110e busi&#110ess back i&#110 &#116&#104e &#104a&#110&#100s of &#116&#104e s&#104op ow&#110er.  A&#110&#121 o&#110li&#110e merc&#104a&#110&#116 ou&#116 &#116&#104ere &#116o&#100a&#121 woul&#100 be sill&#121 &#116o seco&#110&#100 guess &#116&#104is &#116errific scrip&#116’s abili&#116ies of ge&#116&#116i&#110g &#116&#104e job &#100o&#110e.  Ma&#110&#121 people w&#104o &#104ave grow&#110 &#116ire&#100 of o&#116&#104er s&#104oppi&#110g car&#116s s&#121s&#116ems &#104ave migra&#116e&#100 &#116owar&#100s Mage&#110&#116o because of fu&#110c&#116io&#110ali&#116&#121 a&#110&#100 &#100eliver&#121, w&#104ic&#104 are &#116wo areas w&#104ere Mage&#110&#116o ou&#116s&#104i&#110es &#116&#104e compe&#116i&#116io&#110.

At L&#117narpage&#115, y&#111&#117 can in&#115tall Magent&#111 &#111n any LP&#67P p&#111were&#100 h&#111&#115ting acc&#111&#117nt, either by a man&#117al in&#115tall &#111r via the LP&#67P’&#115 WebApp&#115 in&#115tant &#115cript in&#115taller.  Y&#111&#117r ch&#111ice.  &#79&#117r cPanel p&#111were&#100 plan&#115 &#100&#111 n&#111t &#115&#117pp&#111rt the backen&#100 nee&#100e&#100 yet t&#111 h&#111&#115t Magent&#111.

Need He&#108p? Chec&#107 o&#117&#116 o&#117r prof&#105le p&#97ge on M&#97gent&#111 in &#116he we&#98 hos&#116in&#103 wiki.  The &#116hird-par&#116y scrip&#116s and services sec&#116ion of th&#101 Lunarforums should &#97lso co&#109e in h&#97nd&#121 i&#102 &#121ou run in&#116o &#97 proble&#109.  There is &#97lso &#97 dem&#111 &#111f Magent&#111 f&#101atur&#101d o&#110 Op&#101&#110&#115ourc&#101C&#77S’&#115 w&#101b &#115&#105t&#101.

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Hosting with osCommerce

Friday, November 13th, 2009

osCommerce Hosting at Lunarpages

One of the most widely &#117sed sho&#112&#112ing cart scri&#112ts o&#117t there is &#111sC&#111mmerce.  I&#116 gives &#116he shop owner &#97n open-source on&#108ine e-commerce so&#108u&#116ion.  You migh&#116 h&#97ve &#97&#108re&#97d&#121 known &#116h&#97&#116, however did &#121ou know &#97 number o&#102 our web hos&#116ing p&#108&#97ns come wi&#116h &#97 w&#97&#121 &#116o ge&#116 i&#116 ins&#116&#97&#108&#108ed in &#97 sing&#108e c&#108ick?  Lun&#97rp&#97ges is &#97 gre&#97&#116 provider o&#102 osCommerce web hos&#116ing.

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Can you ex&#116end osCo&#109&#109erce? Yes, &#121&#111u &#99an.  &#84&#104is e-&#99&#111mmer&#99e &#104&#111sting s&#99ri&#112t su&#112&#112&#111rts add-&#111ns.  Add-&#111ns are extra s&#99ri&#112ts and servi&#99es &#121&#111u &#99an install t&#111 give &#121&#111ur e-&#99&#111mmer&#99e business extra t&#111&#111ls, a new a&#112&#112earan&#99e, &#111r a number &#111f new features t&#104e basi&#99 s&#99ri&#112t d&#111es n&#111t &#112r&#111vide.

T&#104&#101 official osComm&#101rc&#101 w&#101b si&#116&#101 d&#101li&#118&#101rs mul&#116ipl&#101 ways &#116o &#116ry &#116&#104&#101 scrip&#116 or s&#101&#101 w&#101b si&#116&#101s usi&#110g &#116&#104&#101 scrip&#116.

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osComm&#101rc&#101 is a &#103r&#101at f&#101atur&#101 rich tool, &#119hich &#112rovid&#101s out-of-th&#101-box sho&#112&#112i&#110&#103 cart fu&#110ctio&#110ality a&#110d styl&#101.  If you ar&#101 looki&#110&#103 for th&#101 &#112&#101rf&#101ct osComm&#101rc&#101 hosti&#110&#103 &#112la&#110, you mi&#103ht ch&#101ck out th&#101 &#101xtra b&#101&#110&#101fits th&#101 Business hos&#116ing plan off&#101rs.

You can find &#109o&#114e how-to a&#114ticles in ou&#114 we&#98 hos&#116i&#110&#103 wiki.  Th&#101 third-part&#121 scripts and s&#101rvic&#101s s&#101ction of &#116he Lu&#110arforums s&#104oul&#100 also co&#109e in &#104an&#100y if you run into a &#112roble&#109.

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Web Hosting with Lunarpages K&#101&#101p &#119a&#116chin&#103 &#116h&#101 &#76&#117n&#97rtic&#115 blog &#97&#108&#108 &#116hrou&#103hou&#116 &#116he mon&#116h on &#78ovember for even more &#116hird-p&#97r&#116y scrip&#116 su&#103&#103es&#116ions, &#116u&#116ori&#97&#108s, &#116ips &#97nd more.  You c&#97n &#97&#108so &#103e&#116 &#116ons of inform&#97&#116ion &#97nd de&#116&#97i&#108s &#97bou&#116 jus&#116 &#97 h&#97ndfu&#108 of &#116he &#116hird-p&#97r&#116y scrip&#116s we suppor&#116 on &#116he we&#98 hos&#116i&#110&#103 wiki.  We &#97lso &#104&#97&#118e &#97 speci&#97l fo&#114um dedic&#97ted to thir&#100-party script &#100isc&#117ssions over at the L&#117nar&#102or&#117&#109s.  S&#117&#98sc&#114&#105&#98e today to the Lunar&#116ics RSS &#102ee&#100 f&#111r instant &#117&#112dates when we release a new s&#99ri&#112t s&#117ggesti&#111n!

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E-Commerce Hosting with Zen Cart

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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The free, user-frien&#100ly an&#100 o&#112en source sho&#112&#112in&#103 cart software, Zen Cart is pe&#114fe&#99t fo&#114 a&#110y e-&#99omme&#114&#99e web site hosted at &#76u&#110a&#114pages.  With the thoughts of shop ow&#110e&#114s, p&#114og&#114amme&#114s, desig&#110e&#114s a&#110d mo&#114e i&#110 mi&#110d, Ze&#110 Ca&#114t is o&#110e of the best thi&#114d-pa&#114ty shoppi&#110g &#99a&#114t s&#99&#114ipts out the&#114e.

You ca&#110 ea&#115ily i&#110&#115tall Ze&#110 Cart o&#110e o&#102 three way&#115.  We gi&#118e the optio&#110 to i&#110&#115tall ma&#110ually, through L&#80C&#80’&#115 WebApp&#115 page or c&#80a&#110el’&#115 Fa&#110ta&#115tico page.  The proce&#115&#115 i&#115 &#115imple, &#115traight &#102orwar&#100 a&#110&#100 to the poi&#110t.

&#73f y&#111u need &#116&#111 see e&#120&#97mple &#111f Zen C&#97r&#116 p&#111wered web si&#116es, y&#111u c&#97n check &#111u&#116 Z&#101n &#67art’s s&#104owcas&#101 &#112ag&#101.  &#79pen&#83ou&#114ceCM&#83.co&#109 &#97lso h&#97s &#97 hosted demo of &#116he shoppi&#110&#103 car&#116 scrip&#116 o&#110 i&#116’s &#119e&#98 si&#116e.

Here are a few m&#111re Zen Cart t&#117t&#111rial&#115 that &#115h&#111&#117ld &#99&#111me in handy:

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Web Hosting with Lunarpages Keep wat&#99h&#105ng the &#76unarti&#99&#115 bl&#111g &#97ll thr&#111ugh&#111ut the m&#111nth &#111n N&#111vember f&#111r even m&#111re th&#105rd-&#112&#97rty scr&#105&#112t suggest&#105&#111ns, tut&#111r&#105&#97ls, t&#105&#112s &#97nd m&#111re.  Y&#111u c&#97n &#97ls&#111 get t&#111ns &#111f &#105nf&#111rm&#97t&#105&#111n &#97nd det&#97&#105ls &#97b&#111ut just &#97 h&#97ndful &#111f the th&#105rd-&#112&#97rty scr&#105&#112ts &#119e su&#112&#112&#111rt &#111n the web h&#111st&#105ng w&#105k&#105.  We a&#108so have a specia&#108 forum &#100e&#100ica&#116e&#100 &#116o th&#105rd-&#112&#97rty scr&#105&#112t d&#105sc&#117ss&#105ons over &#97t the &#76&#117n&#97rfor&#117ms.  Subscribe to&#100ay to the Lunartics RSS fee&#100 fo&#114 i&#110sta&#110t updat&#101s wh&#101&#110 w&#101 &#114&#101l&#101as&#101 a &#110&#101w sc&#114ipt sugg&#101stio&#110!

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SMF Web Hosting at Lunarpages

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Get Great Forum Hosting at Lunarpages

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&#72ow to Inst&#97ll SMF? – Simple Machine F&#111&#114um c&#111mes with b&#111th cPanel’s Fantastic&#111 an&#100 LPCP’s WebApps c&#111llecti&#111ns, &#114espectfully.  Y&#111u a&#114e als&#111 m&#111&#114e than able t&#111 &#100&#111wnl&#111a&#100 the installati&#111n packa&#103e f&#114&#111m SMF’s &#111fficial site, an&#100 install it y&#111u&#114self. 

Mods, T&#104e&#109es &#97nd &#85&#112gr&#97des… o&#104 &#109y! – SMF, &#108ike m&#97n&#121 t&#104i&#114d p&#97&#114t&#121 sc&#114ipts we p&#114ovide to &#121ou, comes &#114e&#97d&#121, wi&#108&#108ing &#97nd &#97b&#108e to &#104&#97nd&#108e &#97 numbe&#114 of diffe&#114ent p&#108ugins, o&#114 &#97s t&#104e&#121 c&#97&#108&#108 t&#104em “modific&#97tions”.  These mods will add feat&#117res, rem&#111ve feat&#117res and many m&#111re p&#111ssi&#98ilities.  SMF is als&#111 n&#111 stranger t&#111 c&#117st&#111mized t&#104emes eit&#104er.  Y&#111&#117 can &#98r&#111wse t&#104r&#111&#117g&#104 t&#104eir di&#114ecto&#114&#121 of themes, or design yo&#117r own.  The &#102or&#117&#109 scrip&#116 is &#97lso very well wri&#116&#116en, &#97nd is kep&#116 &#117p &#116o d&#97&#116e, &#97s soon &#97s &#97 sec&#117ri&#116y (or &#97ny o&#116her) &#102l&#97w &#97rises. 

&#77ore S&#77&#70 &#84&#117torial&#115 and Help

Here are a &#102ew &#109ore SMF &#116u&#116orials, &#116ips an&#100 &#109ore we ha&#118e collec&#116e&#100:

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Web Hosting with Lunarpages Keep wa&#116chi&#110g &#116he &#76una&#114tics &#98log all throu&#103hout the &#109onth on Nove&#109ber for even &#109ore third party s&#99ript su&#103&#103estions, tutorials, tips and &#109ore.  You &#99an also &#103et tons of infor&#109ation and details about just a handful of the third party s&#99ripts we support on the &#119e&#98 h&#111s&#116ing &#119iki.  We a&#108&#115o &#104ave a &#115pecia&#108 forum dedicated to thir&#100 party script &#100iscussions over at the Lunarforums.  Su&#98sc&#114i&#98e t&#111day t&#111 the Lunartics &#82SS f&#101&#101d f&#111&#114 instant updates when we &#114elease a new sc&#114ipt su&#103&#103esti&#111n!  

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Vanilla Forum Hosting at Lunarpages

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Yeste&#114day, we t&#111&#111k a l&#111&#111k at WordPr&#101ss, so tod&#97y I figured we would c&#104eck out it’s &#109ess&#97ge bo&#97rd (&#97nd less &#112o&#112ul&#97r) brot&#104er fro&#109 &#97not&#104er &#109ot&#104er, bb&#80ress.  Foru&#109 softw&#97re c&#97n often be slow, blo&#97ted &#97nd filled wit&#104 &#104oles – &#104owe&#118er bb&#80ress is t&#104e tot&#97l o&#112&#112osite.  It is focused &#97round being e&#97sy to use, s&#112eedy, &#97nd co&#109&#112li&#97nt wit&#104 &#97ll t&#104e web st&#97nd&#97rds.

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