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

We all use mobile devices every day. Well, at least most of us. All those smartphones, tablets, gadget-watches, etc. Most of us cannot imagine life without these things. Of course, these devices are used a lot to access the Internet. Howerver, not all websites will look the same on different screens. In fact, a lot of websites will look really bad on smaller screens. I'd even say most of web sites!

In the modern web design there is very common dilemma whether to create mobile standalone website, or create responsive design. As usual each option has its pros and cons. In this article I will look at both options and show a sort of comparison.

Comparison

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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
Read how to update a bunch of fields from another table in MySQL

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
The Ascend P7 from Huawei is going to compete with its rivals from Samsung and Apple.

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.