Twenty-five years ago this month, Linus Torvalds posted a message to the comp.os.minix newsgroup asking for ideas for a new project he’d been working on. The project — “just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu” — was an operating system. At the time, it was unnamed, but, as I’m sure you all know, over the next quarter of a century, Linux popularized a new way of thinking about software development and became the seed that allowed thousands of businesses to flourish. (more…)
At Server Mania, we’re extremely proud of our Support Fleet. So proud, we don’t call them a Support Team, Support Department, or even a Support Crew. You have to be extremely effective at your job to be called a Fleet. (more…)
Doing Page Redirects the Right Way
Redirecting webpage requests is useful when you’ve deleted outdated pages, or when moving your site to a new domain. Rather than give site errors to visitors, and tempt them to leave your site, you should make sure they are redirected to a page on your website.
ServerMania offers a variety of Hybrid, Cloud, and Dedicated Linux servers which all make use of the chmod command. It’s a frequently used command, so it’s important that any system admin knows how to use it.
In this article, we’re going to cover; what is chmod, how is it used, and what things to avoid.
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What Is chmod?
The purpose of chmod – which stands for Change Mode – is to change access permissions for files and directories. It’s also able to modify special mode flags, such as sticky bit mode, SUID, and SGID. It’s been present in Linux and other Unix-like operating systems since the 70s, in AT&T’s Unix Version One, but in the time it’s been in use, a number of access_control_lists have been added to increase the flexibility of the command.
One of the more important configuration files in Linux is the File Systems Tab: fstab. Generally located in the /etc/ directory, it’s used to define how stuff should be mounted into Linux. What that means is that if you have a decent idea what you’re doing, you can enjoy some pretty significant performance increases on any servers you happen to be running, whether they’re physical or virtual.
Hey there, folks! Today, we’re going to talk about the rather contentious subject of global variables in PHP. If you’re working with PHP, you’re probably going to run into them at one point or another – better you understand them right out the door, rather than having to learn them on the fly, right?
As a webmaster, you’re eventually going to deal with an abusive user (or several). It’s more or less an inevitable hurdle to doing business online. Maybe they’re spamming your comments section, flooding your server with requests, or harassing your other readers. Either way, you want to get them gone before they cause you any more of a headache than they already have.
Hey there, folks! Today, we’re going to have a chat about PHP – more specifically, one of the most important files in any PHP installation. I’m talking about php.ini. This handy little file is used for everything from installing php libraries to updating plugins to configuring your entire server – so it’s kind of important. And it’s also more than a little distressing when you can’t find it. Today, we’re going to go over a few tips, tricks, and methods you can use to locate your PHP configuration file when it isn’t where it’s supposed to be. (more…)
Python and PHP are among the most popular web development languages in the world. Each has its own strengths, weaknesses, and quirks. But which of the two is superior? More importantly, which one is a better choice for your business?
Today’s demo video is a video showing you how to add a domain alias in cPanel. This process is quite a bit different than within Plesk as things are labelled differently in cPanel. Although not difficult, it is important to get it right the first time.
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