Spanish Company Fined 200K EUR For Sending Out SMS Spam

Spain has made it clear that it will not tolerate breaches in user privacy by slapping a publicity company called Ocio Factory Time with €200,000 due to a large-scale campaign it ran on behalf of a game show. So massive was the scope that almost 36 million SMS spam were sent to mobile phone users despite the lack of consent by the majority. The message contained a plug for Rico al Instante which airs on the Antena 3 network. The recipients quickly...

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Why you MUST optimise your images for the web

When you upload image to be viewed over the internet through a web browser then you have to make sure that they are “optimised” correctly for the best user experience. For example, most digital cameras these days will take a high resolution image which is nice to look at locally on your pc screen, but these usually come at hefty file sizes and dimensions and is impractical for viewing on a web site due to the various speeds of users connections...

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Set up WordPress Database Connection for Dev Server and Live Server

If you are developing wordpress sites then more than likely you will be setting up a local dev version using something like MAMP PRO and then staging the development on your live production server at your web host. By far the most easiest way I have found to accomplish auto switching between dev connection and live connection is to do the following. make two copies of your wp-config.php rename one of them wp-config-live.php rename the other file...

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How to backup your cpanel account on a shared server

I love cpanel. Its easy to use, cheap to run, stable and reliable. However given the nature of the internet and that there is always som crim out there who wants to steal your data or just plain mess with you, you have to make sure that you have a backup of your data. Most hosts will make a weekly or monthly backup of your cpanel data (if they dont then MOVE HOST!!) however taking your own periodical backup can do no harm. Just make sure you check...

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Amazon S3 policy to give ftp access to a bucket to a user

I use Transit FTP to manage the contents of my buckets. Its a really nice and fast way to manage files and works exactly like FTP. If you are a windows user then you can also use something like Cloudberry Explorer Pro which is probably one of the best Amazon S3 tool, very advanced tool though! The Amazon S3 policy below will give the user full access only to bucket1. NOTE: At the time of writing there is actually no way to prevent all buckets...

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