Sep 10 2012

Checking Your Database Username Length

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As we prepare for the update to MySQL 5.1, there is one major issue that could affect your site that is very easy to check. MySQL 5.1 only authenticates usernames up to 16 characters in length. cPanel has automatically limited MySQL username lengths to 16 characters for many years, so if you started a new … Continue reading “Checking Your Database Username Length”

Aug 9 2012

Setting Up Local Development

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As we plan the transition to PHP 5.3, you might be wanting to make sure your site is compatible. If you run any recent release of any of the major CMSs you should be fine, but there is a chance one of your addons could have a problem. Fortunately, setting up a local testing environment … Continue reading “Setting Up Local Development”

Dec 8 2006

Improve your search engine rankings with .htaccess

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Search engines like Google see https://yoursite.com and https://www.yoursite.com as two completely different sites and that can lead to duplicate content penalties and lower rankings. What can be done to correct this issue? Amazingly it is just a few lines of code in your .htaccess file. On BuyHTTP.com we use the following code: RewriteEngine On ## … Continue reading “Improve your search engine rankings with .htaccess”

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