Securing a directory with 777 or 775 permissions

Posted by Stanislav Furman on July 6, 2014
Read how to secure a directory with 777 or 775 permissions

Shared web hosting Vs VPS hosting Vs dedicated servers

Posted by Stanislav Furman on June 23, 2014

Are you a web developer or/and web site owner? Then you definitely have shopped around for a website hosting!

Unlike 90s and beginning of 2000s when Yahoo! GeoCities was pretty much the only choice, today, there are a lot of choices for web developers: shared web hosting, virtual private servers, and dedicated servers.

So, which Hosting is right for You? Let's compare the 3 main types of hosting.

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Responsive website Vs standalone mobile version

Posted by Stanislav Furman on June 16, 2014
Let's try to compare responsive website design and standalone mobile website. What is better?

Regular expressions? What's that? Part 2.

Posted by Stanislav Furman on June 2, 2014
A good example of how NOT to code.

How to update fields from another table in MySQL

Posted by Stanislav Furman on May 28, 2014

This article is to continue the series of short handy MySQL tips that I started a while ago. 

If you need to update a number of column fields in a MySQL table with data from another table, there is a simple way to do it. Lets say you need to update user phone numbers in table1 with the corresponding phone numbers from table2. Then you could run the following query.

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Ebay asks its users to change passwords

Posted by Stanislav Furman on May 21, 2014
Security alert! Ebay asks its users to change their passwords.

Important things you must know before register a domain name

Posted by Stanislav Furman on May 16, 2014

Important things to know before buy a domain name

Most of web developers from time to time buy domain names. But not all web developers know what can be behind that process and what unexpected problems may appear suddenly.

There is plenty of domain name registars like Go Daddy, Enom, 1nd1, etc. Each registar has its pros and cons. Sometimes a domain owner can face a very sudden problem. Unfortunately, this "problem" could have been known if domain buyers read Terms and Conditions carefully before they buy domains. Registars have a lot little "surprises" buried in the fine print of a registrars' "Terms of Service".

I heard a story from one of my collegues that a registar requested a 200$ fee to unblock my collegue's domain name after it was blocked based on a anonymous request! The registar didn't even try to contact the domain owner and understand the nature of the problem. They simply said "Pay us money!". It looks like a virtual extortion.

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PHP NG, significant speed-up features coming in PHP 6

Posted by Stanislav Furman on May 15, 2014
PHPNG : significant speedup changes announced in PHP 6 Release

Huawei introduces the Ascend P7, its new flagship Android phone

Posted by Stanislav Furman on May 7, 2014

Huawei's Richard Yu introduces the Ascend P7 in Paris on May 7, 2014.

Today, May 7th 2014, Huawei launched its new Ascend P7, a new Android phone which will be their flagship.

Guys from Huawei are going to compete with Samsung and Apple on the smartphone market. Accoring to the sources the new smartphone will have 5-inch 1,920x1,080 display, a 1.8GHz quad-core processor, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and 4G LTE networking. The device will have a trim thickness of 6.5mm.

The price for this new device will be around 430 USD accorting to Huawei Mobile Shop.

Currently, Huawei is taking the third position in global smartphone market trends and they seems to be growing pretty good. It's a good thing, because as we know the good competition is never bad for customers and their pockets. ;-)


Static vs Non-static methods in PHP: what is faster?

Posted by Stanislav Furman on May 5, 2014
What is faster? Comparison of static and non-static class methods in PHP.