PHP is a server-side scripting language that is among the most popular choices for web applications. Web administrators love it, and some of the world’s top websites rely on it. Because it uses server-side scripting, however, there are inherent risks involved with using it. By knowing those risks and how to deal with them, you […]
A new year has arrived, and this is an excellent time to consider applying any upgrades that you were putting off until the end of 2011. In some cases, you may have delayed software upgrades in order to verify compatibility with your web applications, or you may have simply delayed your upgrades to make sure […]
2011 has come and gone, and your dedicated server has survived the year. While 2012 is still fresh, it is a good idea to make some plans for the new year. Think of them as your server’s own new year resolutions.
Backup schedule – If your server was not already doing regular automated backups, now is […]
Of all the topics we have repeatedly stressed, none is more significant that backing up your server. It is the only way to ensure that your data will be safe even if the most inconceivable disaster occurs. Once you have working backups for your server, it is important to evaluate your backups and also make […]
MySQL is a powerful database server that you can use in conjunction with server-side scripting like PHP to enhance your websites with dynamic content. By default, the only way to manage MySQL is from the command line. Fortunately, there are web-based tools like phpMyAdmin and cPanel that provide other options.
In cPanel, you can create and […]
Dynamic websites often rely on databases to store, retrieve, and save information. Therefore, it is insufficient to only backup website files, which often only contain scripts and applications, while ignoring the databases, which hold your actual content.
Backing up your files and databases with cPanel/WHM is easy and relatively painless. With it you can backup individual […]
Your mother probably once told you, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” For many things, that is true, but if you think your dedicated server will always be running as smoothly as it might be right now, you are fooling yourself. When everything is going well, that is the time to take care of […]
Under normally functioning circumstances, you may never need to manually grant privileges in MySQL. When creating databases in cPanel, phpMyAdmin, or any other web-based interface, you can easily accomplish the same task without accessing the command line. In rare instances, however, those frontends may not work or may not be easily accessible to […]