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Skype 411 Scams Be Wary

Skype 411 Scams Be Wary

I think by now most of us that are using the internet for some time, know about the Nigerian 411 Scams. You know the ones that involve a fictitious lawyer sending you an email saying they are representing a fallen African dictator who has $10 million in their...

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...

How to backup your cpanel account on a shared server

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....

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,...

Moving a SQL Database from Server A to Server B

If you need to move a sql database from one server to another and retain the usernames, schemas and passwords from Server A over to Server B, then this is the least complicated method. Here I will show you how to move ONE SINGLE database using the .bak method and a...

Simple Abuse Monitoring Script in PHP for Cpanel

Simple Abuse Monitoring Script in PHP for Cpanel

One of the issues with Cpanel servers, especially if you offer shared hosting, is to monitor the load averages as well as processes and identify resource abuse. After having little luck in finding any decent monitoring scripts, especially ones which are easy to...