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Safe Secure Website Backups with CodeGuard

The online backup business has quite simply exploded in the past couple of years. Well, it has as far as your personal computing environment is concerned. There are so many vendors offering cheap cloud storage for your PC it’s bewildering. But what about your website? How are you backing that up? Most CMS systems have […]

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Batch convert iPhoto Videos to MP4

Exporting videos from iPhoto is quite easy – just create a smart album to filter out your movies, then select the movies you want, and go to File > Export… and export the movies in their current formats. However, if you want to convert your videos into a consistent format that will play on your […]

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2014 Bootable AntiVirus Roundup

Bootable Antivirus – the only way to be sure There really is no excuse for not having some form of antivirus software installed on your PC. There are a plethora of free offerings out there from all the big names. They are all pretty good at carrying out manual scans, and real-time protection of your […]

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WordPress Two Factor authentication with Duo Security

Single factor authentication is a risky business. It relies solely on something-you-know. If someone else obtains that information, then they can authenticate into your system. Two-Factor Authentication (TFA) relies on something-you-know AND (usually) something-you-have. The something-you-have (normally a phone, or dongle from the bank) provides a second authentication token that changes constantly. Without being in […]

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Easily reset a forgotten Windows password

Windows password recovery is something you’ve probably wanted to do at some point. Maybe you’ve tried to login to an old computer that’s not been used in a while, or maybe you just managed to enter the same typo twice without knowing it when changing your password. If you just want to get back in […]

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Top 10 ways to maximise iPhone battery life

iPhone battery life in iOS7 depends on many factors, including how far away you are from cellular masts, or WiFi access points. You can’t really do much about that, other than to stand closer to one (don’t forget your tin foil hat!). But you can do several things to the configuration of your phone to […]

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WHMCS : Passwords removal from welcome emails

WHMCS (Web Host Manager Complete Solution) is a popular customer management and provisioning system for cPanel/WHM – get yourself a dedicated server, install WHMCS and bingo, a hosting company is born (well, almost). It’s fair to say that WHMCS has a few security problems in recent times. This is due in part to WHMCS being […]

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Chmod explained – Linux file permissions for beginners

If you have spent any time dealing with Linux based web hosting then you will almost certainly had encountered the term chmod. Chmod is a linux command and is an abbreviation of change mode. Chmod explained – Understanding permissions The mode is described by three or four octal (0 to 7) digits e.g. 0000 to […]

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cPanel : Pipe email script to extract attachments

If you want to automatically process images or other attachments that are sent to a mailbox address in your cPanel account, then you need look no further than the Pipe to Program option in the cPanel Forwarders screen. This is an often overlooked feature of cPanel accounts, probably because it’s not that easy to understand […]

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DSO to SuPHP permissions problems and how to fix them

SuPHP is a CGI based handler for PHP, usually run using the suEXEC apache feature. This means that your PHP scripts are run using your linux user account’s privileges, but everything else is usually accessed using Apache’s anonymous account – usually called nobody Running PHP as DSO Apache module on the other hand runs both […]