Blogging or copying?

February 29th, 2008

A blog is an online personal diary.. A personal diary should be filled with information what we have gathered in our own writing… Do you need to use your diary for filling others thoughts and feelings? Great bloggers are the ones who express what they are master in it , say a finance expert writing […]

How to change root password in mysql ?

February 27th, 2008

You might have installed mysql and would like to change / set password for root. Password for root might be empty initially.. So this is what you need to do. There is a mysqladmin command in unix,linux,freebsd to administer mysql. Setting root password for mysql for the first time Here the initial password is empty. […]

XAMPP an easy LAMP installation solution

February 25th, 2008

Earlier I had messed up my LAMP test server trying to upgrade PHP from 4 to 5 and it was a real headache till I got everything to work.. Someone asked me a question – is there a simple way to install everything (Apache, MySQL PHP with necessary modules) in one shot without configuring each […]

PHPIDS – PHP Intrusion Detection System

February 19th, 2008

For those who are concerned about the security of their PHP powered websites, do not forget to check . I found this website today and I am too a newbie to this.. Looks great.. Will try and post my feedbacks. Meanwhile do check which guides you to fight the spammers out. I had […]

Iframes and SEO – Do google index iframes ?

February 19th, 2008

Do google index iframes? Well my experience says it does.. We had an adserver which used to serve ads in an iframe into our websites. One fine day our System admin noticed that a page from our internal ip in google’s index. Digging on to the above, we found that it was the page which […]

PHP Charts – Free SWF/Image Charting tools

February 18th, 2008

I was researching some ready built charting libraries for displaying charts in PHP. Following are the ones I found interesting and good ones to try.. – This one is a very lightweight charting library which creates image charts. – With this one you can display dynamic charts in flash (requires flash player at […]

500 OOPS: cannot change directory: FTP error

February 14th, 2008

Hmm.. I had got the above error from vsftp. I googled around for some time and got some info on getting through this situation. I just ran following command at shell.. /usr/sbin/setsebool -P ftp_home_dir 1 This worked for me, what about you?

Fatal error: Call to undefined function mysql_connect() !!

February 13th, 2008

I was about to start using my first program on PHP5, then I received this irritating message. I was using PHP4 these days, so this error was something which revisited after a long time. In PHP4 I new what it means and how to rectify. The error indicates that PHP was unable to connect to […]