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Install and Optimize PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu and Wine

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If you find it necessary to run Windows programs or applications in Ubuntu, you should take a closer look at PlayOnLinux. This program is powered by Wine to run Windows programs on Ubuntu, even if those applications are designed to optimally run on different Wine versions or settings.


Top Wordpress Plugins for e-Commerce

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WordPress is a great platform for creating and maintaining a fully-functional website. One of the best parts of WordPress is its vast catalog of plugins that increase its functionality. One such category of plugins deals with e-commerce. These nifty tools can help transform your site into an online store in just minutes. Here are five of the top free e-commerce plugins around.


Top WordPress Plugins to Fight Spam

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You could say that spam is pretty much a fact of life when it comes to the internet. It comes in many forms, and all are irritating to different degrees. If you want to keep your site clean and free of spam, there are options. To give you an idea of what you can call on for help, here is a list of five of the top WordPress plugins to fight spam.


Top Six Drupal Modules to Prevent Spam

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There are some wonderful Drupal modules that can help your site in its quest to fight spam. If you are looking to protect your email addresses from harvesting or just want to eliminate spammy posts and comments, this list is for you. Here are six of the top Drupal modules for spam prevention.


Install XAMPP on Windows

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In this following XAMPP tutorial, you will learn how to install XAMPP Windows on XP or Win 7. By the end of this tutorial, you will have a fully working and configured XAMPP PHP installation on your Windows system, which will serve as your local Apache web server bundled with PHP (or PERL) and MySQL.


Manage Backups for WordPress Files and Databases

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This is the continuation of a WordPress backup tutorial that ran last month. This part will discuss two important topics: executing the wordpressmysqlbackup project in your hosting cron, and managing backups and testing the integrity of WordPress backups in your local server. The latter is particularly important.


WordPress Security Tips

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As of 2011, WordPress is still the most popular blogging software for websites. Due to the number of users and popularity of WordPress, it is also the most attacked blogging platform. You might hear a lot about “hacked” WordPress websites on the Internet. There are a lot of WordPress security guidelines being released. This article will examine some basic and standard tips that can still be applied today. If you are a WordPress user and a webmaster, then this guide will definitely be helpful to you.


How to Back Up WordPress Files and Databases

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Doing frequent backups of your WordPress website files and database is critical to your job as the owner of your website. This ensures the security and life of your blog. If you want to maintain high rankings and traffic consistently in Google and other search engines, doing frequent backups is an SEO secret implemented by the most successful bloggers using WordPress.


Upload and Deploy Drupal from Ubuntu XAMPP to Hosting Server using SSH

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This is an important tutorial on how to upload and deploy your Drupal website from Ubuntu XAMPP to a remote hosting server. In this way, you can deploy your website to the Internet and make it viewable by everyone.


Cron Job Tutorial: Crontab Scheduling Syntax and Script Example

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This is a beginner tutorial on using crontabs or cron jobs in your LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL and PHP) web hosting account. Crontabs can be used to automatically execute server side commands, such as a PHP script, at periodic intervals. You can specify these periodic intervals, whether you want the script to be executed hourly, daily, weekly, and so on.


How to Use WinePrefix in Ubuntu to Optimize Gaming

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Do you play a lot of Windows-based games using Wine? You may have found that some games don't play as well as others (or possibly at all). This article explains why this issue exists, and how you can solve the problem with WinePrefix.


Joomla Localhost to Server: Configuration

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Welcome to the second part of a two-part article on taking a Joomla website live. Ready to take the final step to upload your Joomla site so it can be seen by the outside world? Keep reading.


Joomla Localhost to Server: Website Deployment

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This is a beginner's tutorial on how to finalize your Joomla web development in XAMPP localhost, and then deploy it to your web hosting server using either a domain or a sub-domain.


Drupal: Working with Themes, Templates, and Blogs

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This is the third part of the Drupal web development in Ubuntu tutorial. This article will cover some of the very important things you'll need to do to complete your Drupal website. The tasks discussed in this article will help you customize the site to make it truly yours.


Oracle Database XE: Utilities and Troubleshooting

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In this conclusion to a five-part series on Oracle Database XE administration, you'll learn how to start and stop the application, troubleshoot it, and use its utilities. This article is excerpted from chapter 28 of the book Beginning PHP and Oracle: From Novice to Professional, written by W. Jason Gilmore and Bob Bryla (Apress; ISBN: 1590597702).

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