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Omeka Install & Setup LAMP

Having worked with Omeka the past few days I'll explain how to set it up on a LAMP stack. Firstly, what is Omeka? Well, taken from their website; Omeka.net is web-publishing platform that allows anyone with an account to create or collaborate on a website to display collections and build digital exhibitions. No technical skills or special server re...
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Java Keytool Keystore Commands

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​Some tips on dealing with SSL Certificates and Apache Tomcat. If you have to renew your SSL cert or install a new one hopefully these instructions will help. I'll be using Apache Tomcat 7, so the steps may differ with other servers. Firstly you have to generate a CSR on the server (basically a single file), and then send this to whoever you are pl...
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FTP Users & Windows Server 2012

In order to add FTP users to Windows Server 2012 r2 follow these steps. This example users XAMPP Control Panel v3.2.1 however the process is the same for other versions. Firstly open the XAMPP control panel as an administratorInstall the Filezilla Module as a service by clicking the 'Service' box to the left of the 'Module' nameThis will ask you to...
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Netflix Stuck at 25%

Does your Netflix shows stop at 25% too? Seems to be a common issue that is effecting many people however Netflix are unable to provide a solution. Restarting the app, box, internet connection, cache, settings etc seems to have no effect. Perhaps it's related to the make/model of tv? Nope. Leads changed? Yep. Able to Chromecast? Yep.  The frus...
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XAMPP or WAMP

Considering some web development work with PHP, MySQL and Apache and not sure which to go for? I've gathered some useful information that hopefully should help in the decision making. WAMPP is available only for Windows. XAMPP is available for multiple OS's. Obviously if you want to use WAMP you need to use Windows, otherwise the choice is pre...
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Joomla! 3.4.5 Released

​Joomla! 3.4.5 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses a critical security vulnerability. Joomla strongly recommends that you update your sites immediately.  This release only contains the security fixes; no other changes have been made compared to the Joomla 3.4.4 release.  Version 3...
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Google Opinion Rewards

​A pretty east way to earn some free Google credit. Google Opinion Rewards is a survey app from Google that pays you for filling out short surveys.  All you need to do is download and install the app, then fill out some basic info about yourself. Once you are setup, surveys randomly show up here or there focusing on a variety of topics. Some a...
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Web Server /var/www Permissions

Changing the permissions of web /var/www folder in Ubuntu.

 

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How to monitor server performance with perform.

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Instructions on setting up error logging via PHP.

 

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Having issues with file permissions and uploading?

 

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How To Configure vsftpd Ubuntu

A quick guide in installing vsftpd in Ubuntu 14.04

 

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MySQL Replication Resync

Instructions on how to resync a MySQL slave/master replication.

 

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Virtual Hosts

If you are using XAMPP you will probably want to setup VHosts.

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Piwik Email Confusion

Emails not sending in Piwik Analytics?

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