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WAMP upgrades

WAMP upgrades

To easily upgrade your WAMP installation, go to the WAMPServer Backup Repo and download the Wampserver update x.x.x (whatever the latest version of WAMPServer is) from the second section of the page titles Wampserver Updates. That will upgrade the WAMPServer code, and nothing else. All code/databases will remain just as they were before.

SSL

SSL

Have you ever visited a website that uses https:// in the URL rather than http://? If you think not you should have another look at the URL for this page… there it is! You have been using SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, without even knowing it. So what is SSL and why does it matter? SSL stand for Secure Sockets Layer and it is a technology that facilitates an encrypted connection between a web server or host, and a web browser or…

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Forcing HTTPS with .htaccess

Forcing HTTPS with .htaccess

Often it can be beneficial to force your website visitors access your site using an SSL-encrypted connection (https) rather than the standard http connection. These reasons could be for security or to ensure that your site is meeting the recently updated Google ranking rules where your ranking will be negatively affected by user not assessing you site via https. whatever your need, the following guide will should you how to ensure that all of your visitors are forced to use…

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DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG issue

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG issue

If you ever find that you cannot connect to a particular site of indeed any site on the internet due to this specific error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG, then we have some suggestions to help you fix it. This type of error is definitely DNS related and it likely to be a local issue with your router or computers IP address. The first option is to restart your router. This is not a reset, just restart it by switching it off and waiting at least…

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PHP

PHP

PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a popular open source general-purpose server side scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.

When your site is up (for sure) but suddenly only you can’t access it

When your site is up (for sure) but suddenly only you can’t access it

There can be a few reasons for this issue, the top two in our experience are unexpected changes to your router configuration or your hosting provider has blocked your IP address. The latter is more likely if only you, and anyone on the same WiFi network as you, suddenly loses access to your site or sites that are hosted by the same company. This can be a automatic trigger resulting in some event that the system interpreted  as an attack…

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Protocol

Protocol

A protocol is a procedure or system of rules – in computer science, a protocol is a set of rules used by computers that are connected together on a network. The Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, commonly known as TCP/IP, is a common method to interconnect computers that form a computer network. It is across this type of network that FTP is used to transfer files from computer to computer.

FTP

FTP

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. You have probably heard of FTP and it is very likely that you have used it without even realising, but do you know what FTP is? Well, you’re still reading this so I guess the answer to that question is either a flat out no or a maybe, kinda, sorta but tell me anyway. FTP is a safe, efficient and flexible way to  move (or transfer)  data (or files) from one computer to another using a…

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Reset the MySQL password for the ‘root’ user

Reset the MySQL password for the ‘root’ user

If you have managed to forget the password for the root user on your MySQL installation you can easily change it by following this method. Stop the mysql service Find and open the my.ini file Find the [wampmysqld](32bit) or [wampmysqld64](64bit) section in the ini file Add this line directly after that section heading: skip-grant-tables Restart the mysql service. Open the MySQL console The next steps will reset the password for the root user, if you need to reset the password…

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Client

Client

A client is a piece of computer hardware or software that accesses a service made available by a server. The server is often (but not always) on another computer system, in which case the client accesses the service by way of a network.