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How to Clear cPanel Error Log

Clear cPanel Error Log

How to Clear cPanel Error Log on a CentOs 6 server. The cPanel automatically logs activity of a web server to make it easy for the administrator to find and correct broken links and other problems. After correcting what was causing these errors, it can be worthwhile to delete or remove the accumulation of errors from this log. The following covers specifically how I do this.

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Find out Who Hosts a WebSite and IP Address

Domains IP and Hosting Info

How to Easily Find out Who Hosts a Website and a domains IP Address; In the following simple solution, I'll show you one way to find out who hosts a website and the Sites IP address via a tool called IPNetInfo, created by NirSoft. Note that host information is only accurate if the Web Hosting company actually owns the IP addresses allocated to their clients.

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How to fix a Bricked Linksys Router

The following simple solution explains how to fix a bricked Linksys router. Tested on a Linksys WRT54G router. Typically a router can become bricked if a firmware update was unsuccessful. Many people think that their Linksys router is no longer any good because they cannot access the Linksys admin panel after a failed firmware update. However, in most cases, a bricked Linksys router is completely repairable and simply requires a new means of flashing to get it back up and running again.

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How to make an .htaccess file in Windows

Select File > Save As

How to make an .htaccess file in Windows; In the following simple solution, I cover the process of creating an .htaccess file from within Windows. By default, Windows does not allow you to name a file .htaccess. Instead, you will receive the error "You must type a filename". However, we can force Windows to name the file .htaccess, here's how.

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Error from park wrapper: Domain is already configured

Recently I received an error in cPanel stating; Error from park wrapper: Domain is already configured when attempting to add an addon domain. The domain was previously an addon in one of our other accounts on the same box, and we were trying to move it to another account. As it turns out, when I deleted the addon from the other account, traces were still left behind on the server, making the domain appear to be configured.

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How to block a visitor from veiwing your Site

Block IP Address: How do I block a visitor from viewing my Site? Blocking certain IP addresses from viewing your Website is one way to keep a person or group of people from viewing or accessing your Web Pages. IP blocking will restrict who can view your site. However, you can unintentionally end up blocking a group of people outside of your target group. Therefore IP blocking should generally be avoided if possible. For those that want to proceed, the following tutorial explains how to block an IP address using your .htaccess file.

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Enabling .htaccess in Apache on Windows

By default XAMPP and similar Apache Web Servers that can be run from Windows do not have mod_rewrite enabled. This causes Apache to ignore an .htaccess file. In the following simple solution, I show you how to enable mod_rewrite to enable the use of .htaccess on Apache servers in Windows like XAMPP. Moreover, this allows you to create nice permalinks for software like WordPress.

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XAMPP Access forbidden on Security Page

Access forbidden when trying to access XAMPP security page. In the following simple solution, I will cover the process of fixing this security page access problem when running XAMPP on Windows Vista. Symptoms of this problem may be that you end up with the following error when attempting to access http://localhost/security/lang.php?en.

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How to Access Localhost in Vista

By default the Windows Vista TCP IP stack does not allow access to a local server using localhost. Many people find this out the hard way, after having installed XAMPP or other local server software on their Windows Vista PC. After installation, they can access the local server via 127.0.0.1, but not via localhost. In the following simple solution, I will show you how to resolve this problem and regain access to your XAMPP server using localhost once again.

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Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded

If your receiving an error stating that Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded, when you run a script on your website or blog, just know that you are not alone. By default, most servers are set to this 30 second execution time limit. In the following simple solution, I will show you how to increase the execution time limit, hopefully allowing you to finally execute your script successfully.

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XAMPP 500 Internal Server Error

If your encountering the "500 Internal Server Error" in XAMPP and cannot access your server administration panel or any of the installed domains, the problem may lie in your XAMPP servers root .htaccess file. I recently encountered the 500 Internal Server Error on a portable installation of XAMPP shortly after moving the installation to a new location. In the following simple solution, I will show you how I resolved the issue.

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Be the Googlebot

Want to know how it feels to be a Google Bot? Want to see those Websites how Google see's them? Well, in this article, I am going to explain how you can take a walk through the internet in Googlebot's Shoes. There are many things Googlebot see's and has access to that the regular Site visitor does not. For example, a Forum might want Google to index it's content, but yet has it's content blocked from the visitor (non-members). In this case, the Forum's content is viewable by Google, but not to the average Joe who might be visiting. So if we could just take a walk in those Googlebot Shoes, we might just find our VIP pass right? In order to walk in Google Bot's shoes, we need to change the header information that is presented to the site upon arrival. Here's how.

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How to detect rel=nofollow using firefox

Rel=nofollow is a link attribute typically used by webmasters to signify that they do not want search engines to follow and credit a link as related or relative to a specific page or site. If your using the firefox browser, it is simple to detect which links are using the rel=nofollow attribute on any given page by installing the popular SeoQuake addon. This addon enables a user to detect and displays rel=nofollow liks with a strike through or strikeout line (line-through rel=nofollow links). In addition, SeoQuake contains SEO tools that may come in handy. One such tool is the SEOBar, which can display information about any page such as Pagerank, Alexa Rank, Inlinks, Age and Whois.

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Road Runner Turbo Speed Test

Road Runner Turbo Speed Test: After upgrading from Road Runner Standard to Road Runner Turbo cable internet service, you might feel the need to test out your new and improved internet connection speed. Of course a simple Google search for speed test will result in many great services that offer bandwidth or speed testing. However, consider that many online speed testing tools are likely hosted on servers with a limited bandwidth. To truly perceive the bandwidth capabilities of your connection, it's probably best to connect directly to the source. In my case, the Road Runner Speed Test via Time Warner Cable.

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Redirect index.html and index.php to the home page

How to redirect index.html and index.php to the home page. We recently did some website work for a local business. The business was using a static html website and we wanted to convert the site to a WordPress based platform for multiple reasons. During the conversion, we needed to not only perform 301 redirects for all of the currently indexed html pages, but also perform a redirect for the index.html page. This was a bit more complicated as you cannot simply perform a 301 redirect on an index page. Here is how we did it.

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