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Entries Tagged as 'Tinterweb stuff'

Cleaning the /tmp partition

March 25th, 2010 · No Comments

If you have a server running Centos or most other flavours of Linux or you use cPanel/WHM for your box, you will often find that the /tmp partition slowly gets full over time and will eventually get clogged up. The net result of this is a reduction in the performance of your sites and in […]

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Tags: Tinterweb stuff

Open Mind Commerce Featured as Cart of the Week by Practical eCommerce

December 11th, 2009 · No Comments

For Immediate Release Open Mind Commerce, an established eCommerce solution provider based in the UK, today announced that the product has been featured as “Cart of the Week” by Practical eCommerce. (http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/1449-Cart-of-the-Week-Open-Mind-Commerce) During an in-depth interview, MD Phil Williams gives an insight into the system as well as describes plans for the future of the […]

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Tags: Business · Tinterweb stuff

Exporting SSL certificates from cPanel/Apache

November 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

I was quite surprised today to find that there is no built in facility to export a SSL certificate through WHM/cPanel. We needed to move the certificate to our Windows network from our Linux box and it wasn’t as straightforward as you may think. Still after a bot of googling we came up with the […]

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Installing ColdFusion MX7 on Windows 7 Professional

October 28th, 2009 · No Comments

OK this stumped me for a while but if you are trying to install ColdFusion MX7 on Windows 7 Professional and the installer is constantly quitting with the error “javaw.exe has stopped working” then try the following: 1) Extra all the content of the CF MX7 installation to a spare folder on your drive 2) […]

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It’s geeky but still very cool…

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Now being the geek that I am, unashamedly so as well I might add, I was looking around for an application for my HTC touch that would tell me how far I was walking when I took Bert the staffie out. She who must be obeyed looked doubtful the other day when I reckoned I […]

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Tags: General · Tinterweb stuff

Domains and where to purchase…

September 18th, 2009 · No Comments

A subject I see coming up quite a bit on business forums is never buy domains from the same company as your host. Now for the “kiddie” hosts who answer support tickets when they get home from school this may be true but for other business like ourselves this doesn’t hold water.. You know just […]

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Tags: Rants · Tinterweb stuff

Installing PHP on IIS6

September 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

OK I’m replicating this article on our blog here as it is the only guide I have come across that works flawlessly every time. Full credit goes to the author for the original article which can be found here: http://blog.tjitjing.com/index.php/2006/05/php5-with-iis6-on-windows-server-2003.html PHP5 with IIS6 on Windows Server 2003 in five easy steps I thought installing PHP […]

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Unlimited and unmetered hosting, what’s the difference?

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Simple, one exists and one doesn’t… Every day I come across web hosting companies who offer unlimited bandwidth and/or disk space and to this day I have never found one of these unlimited hosts that doesn’t have a fair usage clause in their terms of service but before we look at this situation, we really […]

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Tags: General · Tinterweb stuff

EKM Powershop and PCI compliance.

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Recently news surfaced that one of our main competitors, EKM powershop, have had to dramatically change the way their software works as it was revealed during a PCI audit that some store owners had been storing sensitive credit card information within their store database and then not removing the data after it had been processed […]

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Tags: Business · Tinterweb stuff

Multiple VPN connections and Windows Server 2003

May 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This one had me totally stumped for a couple of hours… OK I’d setup a VPN server on Windows Server 2003 Web Edition which is something I’ve done before a number of times using RRAS (Remote Routing and Access Services), set my VPN user up and allowed them access to the server… Went to the […]

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Tags: Rants · Tinterweb stuff