Using FoxyProxy and SSH to set up your own proxy server.

Why use a web proxy? Well, there are a host of reasons. Perhaps you want the additional privacy offered by routing your packets out through another system.  Or, maybe you need to test your website from another location.  Possibly the corporate security policy will not let you access that site that has the information you need to get your job …

10 Reasons to Use Joomla!

There are many content management systems (CMS) out there such as Symphony, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. Some of these CMS are free and open-source and some are proprietary.  These CMS are quite different from each other base on their user interface and features but some of them also have common functionalities and features. Although there are plenty of CMS out …

Directory marketing brings huge traffic to your website.

Many of us, website owners or search engine optimizers alike want to promote our website in order to increase its number of backlinks or inbound links which in return improves our site’s web presence. The number of backlinks is one indication of the popularity or importance of a website and it is used by search engines such as Google to …

Upgrading Joomla! 1.0 Users to Joomla! 1.5

The challenge with any web application is keeping it up to date. Open source projects are constantly in development by dozens or sometimes even hundreds of developers.  As a result of this, most websites based on open source platforms (Joomla!, Drupal, CodeIgniter etc…) are one or more versions behind the latest stable release. Recently, I was tasked with updating a …

Build projects faster using an existing framework.

The first reaction that most developers have when they land a new gig is: “ALRIGHT! I can finally build something the way I want to” and they promptly click “File->New Project” in their development environment. But, there’s a problem with this. Building a project from scratch is almost always a mistake.

How Disconnecting a Server Can Save You Time

If you need to test something on a network without the server (perhaps the domain controller).  Rather than shutdown the server (or suspending the VM), simply disconnect the ethernet patch cable on the back of the hardware. By doing this, you are effectively testing a hardware outage and you are doing it without the need for a full boot cycle. …

SMTP vs IMAP vs POP3

There are 3 separate protocols that are all related to e-mail in a general sense. One is strictly for sending mail out and two are for receiving e-mail from the server. Simple Message Transfer Protocol – SMTP Internet Message Access Protocol – IMAP Post Office Protocol version 3 – POP3 What SMTP does is allow you to send out a …