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Password protecting different environments on your website through .htaccess

Apache .htaccess directives are pretty straight forward.  The "SetEnvIf" that passes different values if the conditions are met then are processed by the standard Deny/Allow directive.  Here's a sample from Apache's documentation: This is handy in case you want to control all password protected areas of your site all in one place.  I have…

Increasing file upload size for WordPress media library for sites hosted by GoDaddy

Say what you want about GoDaddy, but I think in the past 2 years they have really stepped up with their hosting packages.  The new cPanel is very stable, clean, and super reliable.  Adding additional sites to your host package takes 5 minutes.  Installing the latest Wordpress on a site?  Done with a click of…

Tech Review: ReclaiMe’s Free Data Recovery Tutorials Worth the Time. Did I Mention that it’s Free?!

I recently reviewed ReclaiMe's free Data Recovery Tutorials and was really impressed at how much free information regarding procedures and steps a company can take to restore, or should I say reclaim their critical data that was lost on a failed hard drive.  Read the entire review here. It happened to a me a few…

Linux command line “stat” command used to show file or system status

From the command line in Linux, "stat" is a useful command.  Good luck committing it's 30+ options to memory....  Here's the help output for easy reference to study if you're so inclined. I probably use %U and %G the most when I run into file permission issues and realized I cleared the Symfony cache accidentally…

Learning more about DNS (Domain Name Servers) and finding your domain DNS information

Here is a great link about all those DNS questions in plain English! http://www.dnsknowledge.com/whatis/authoritative-name-server/   Here are a couple of quick snippets of the more frequently used NS commands to help troubleshoot those dreaded DNS issues. Get the authoritative server names and IP addresses for your domain: (replace "belchamber.us" with your domain of course) In…