Should you invest in a solar power system and, if so, how big a system should you get?
The answer depends upon your circumstances but I provide a free workbook below to make it easy for you to work out.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:15
Recovering from subversion corruption or accidentally deleted folders
Subversion is great and very handy but it can be a real pain on the rare occassions that it goes wrong.
Lets say you have accidentally deleted a folder structure (including the .svn folders) or a .svn entry has become corrupt.
How do you get back to work?
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 January 2012 10:48
Give one IP exclusive access to your site
You can usually work on a live website without preventing visitors from accessing it. They might see the odd menu item appear or disappear or an image move etc. but these things are rarely a concern.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 December 2011 15:25
Does website analysis affect page rank?
Monitoring services like servermojo and webmetrics are a good way to keep on top of your website's performance. However, it can be alarming to see the high number of bounces appearing in google analytics as a result of the monitoring services checking your site.
Do these bounce rates lower your page rank?
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 December 2011 15:11
Finding and killing processes on ports
I often have to develop server applications for clients and its easy, especially during development to have processes left around listening on ports. There is a slow way and a quick way to kill any such unwanted processes off.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 March 2011 16:38
Deploying commercial websites without upsetting customers
When deploying updates to a large website (Joomla or Magento sites get pretty big), active clients can be a real pain. Their sessions will break and, at worst, orders or other important data can be lost as files are changed during the deployment.
To avoid these problems, the site is usually taken down for maintenance during the deployment but there is a better way.