Archive for January, 2012

How to Extend Maximum Upload File Size In WordPress?

January 31st, 2012 Comments off

As most of use know and WordPress is the most popular platform for building websites and blogs. While working in wordpress many times you need to upload the data. This data can be of any type like an application file, an image or any video. The default limit set for such uploads is 8 megabytes. Experienced webmasters who has hosted there websites with large web hosting resources, know very well that many times the data to be uploaded can be larger than 8 megabytes and fortunately one can increase this 8 megabytes limit in wordpress. Many webmaster try to do it by making changes in ‘.htaccess‘ file, but this doesn’t work always. I would like to share following simple method to extend the maximum upload file size limit in wordpress.

  • Crate a ‘php.ini’ file and upload it in to ‘/wp-admin’ folder.
  • Then add the following code

memory_limit = 28M

upload_max_filesize = 28M

post_max_size = 28M

file_uploads = On

Here I have used 28 megabytes for just a example and you can replace with your desired limit to be set for maximum upload file size limit in wordpress.

SSL Certificate and Its Importance.

January 28th, 2012 Comments off

Threats to Online Businesses are not new in today’s widely spread internet world. To achieve highest security for an online business SSL Certificate plays an important role. The term ‘SSL’ is basically related with website hosting services. It’s expected from Webmaster to think and implement the security systems in a smarter way. The websites with SSL certificates are the most trusted websites on the internet, the simplest way to identify such websites is the starting of URL as ‘https://’ where as you will find other normal websites starting with ‘http://’. SSL certificate is a Digital certificate assigned to a website which approves the identity of a Website as a secured website. When a website deals with online transaction involved with money the people are very conscious about its reliability and how secure it is to make payment thorough those websites. The specialty of SSL opted websites is that every information is encrypted for security purpose before it passes thorough networks, to avoid an the leakage of sensitive information. So if one is dealing through an SSL secured website then he can be sure that the information he is providing through it will remain fully confidential and secure.

Following are is some of the information that is contained in the SSL Certificate

  1. Name of the owner of the SSL Certificate
  2. Serial Number and the Expiry date of the Certificate
  3. Copy of the certificate owners public key
  4. Digital Signature of the Certificate issuing authority

What Is LAMP?

January 28th, 2012 Comments off

We saw ‘What Is WAMP And WAMPServer’ in the last post, here we are going to learn about ‘LAMP’ which is nothing but a substitute to WAMP when one has hosted his website on ‘Linux Hosting Server’. LAMP consists of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP/Perl/Python, where Linux is an operating system, Apache is a Web Server, MySQL fulfills database requirements and PHP/Perl/Python work as scripting languages. The idea of LAMP was originally invented in 1999 by ‘Michael Kunze’ in a German magazine, though the four elements were not approached to work together but in the later period these open source applications were made available for free of cost and as a bunch called as ‘LAMP stack’. Because of having the ability to make a strong web application platform, LAMP gained the popularity in very early stage in such a way that in today’s market LAMP services are available as by default with almost all the website hosting services providers.

There are multiple security options available while using LAMP, you can configure Apache and PHP to remain hidden so that your information would not be leaked by any possible hacking attacks. You can find more about LAMP security at :- Is Your ‘LAMP’ Secure Enough?. LAMP tools are easily available with the features of easy configuration and being very robust. Being as an open-source application, LAMP is supported by the larger community, which constantly adds features and development to meet the requirements of it’s users. For deployment, configuration and maintenance of LAMP, one needs to spend very little effort and time, furthermore you don’t need any type of administrative details for it.

What Is WAMP And WAMPServer?

January 27th, 2012 Comments off

WAMP is quite a well known term among Website Hosting Services industry. WAMP is acronym for the combination of Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP/Python/Perl. In this combination the first three are constant ones and for the fourth one it varies among PHP, Python and Perl. There may be a few occasions in which Python and Perl can be used together. The reason behind the popularity of WAMP is because it provides four important elements Operating System, Database Web Server and scripting application which are required for a web hosting server. When all these four elements are used as combined then such a usage is called as ‘Server Stack’. In this (WAMP) server stack you use ‘Microsoft’ Windows as an operating system, ‘Apache’ as a Web Server, MySQL to work as a Database and you can choose one from PHP, Python and Perl to be used as scripting language. WAMP it is totally related with Windows Web Hosting Servers and has nothing to do with Linux Hosting Servers. For Linux Hosting users there is ‘LAMP’ which substitutes ‘WAMP’

To adopt WAMP one needs to download ‘WAMPServer’ which is an open-source Windows web development environment. It comes with a service manager as a tray icon. This enables an easy management of the server and easy installation of multiple releases of Apache, MySQL and PHP as add-ons. With WAMPServer the installation process is automated and you can secure your setting files while making any changes over your web servers. You can experience a great flexibility with ‘WAMPServers’ as enabling and disabling services of WAMPServer is just a matter of clicks.

With a left click on WampServer’s icon, you will be able to:

  • manage your Apache and MySQL services
  • switch online/offline (give access to everyone or only localhost)
  • install and switch Apache, MySQL and PHP releases
  • manage your servers settings
  • access your logs
  • access your settings files
  • create alias

With a right click :

  • change WampServer’s menu language
  • access this page

Overview of PDF Format

January 27th, 2012 Comments off

‘Portable Document Format’ which is widely known as PDF is a self-contained cross-platform document from the famous ‘Adobe Systems’. Working with PDF document has become a regular affair now. In day to day business activities one needs to put a lot of documents together by merging multiple documents in to a single PDF file, this is also called working with PDF Mode. PDF is very handy to create the documents which are not easy to edit and are not created with the purpose of avoiding any future edition work on them.

A typical PDF document appears similar to a normal document on the screen as well as in a printed format but unlike a word document, the user is not capable of editing it normally. Its appearance is also free from the software package, computer and operation system originally used to create it. PDF format files are highly compressed though they contain text, images, graphs and any other data to be used for display purpose, this high compression enable it to get downloaded quickly and efficiently. Maintaining its original (at the time of creation) format at recipient’s end is the feature makes PDF very popular. Though PDF works almost on all platforms but one needs to install the required ‘reader application’ (Adobe Reader) to make the system compatible of reading PDF files. In case of Linux systems of Linux Hosting servers the software are available different than the software for Windows website hosting servers. Because of its reliability most of the business houses use PDF for documentation for disseminating many of their business activities. While working on the internet if you do not want to save or download a PDF then you can also read the file on a temporary basis and once you close the browser (or tab) it will also get closed without saving any data on your local computer.