Microsoft Office Live

Microsoft Office Live

Microsoft Office Live is a Microsoft provided web-based service which gives online documents storing, sharing and website creation tools for small business and common users. In other words Microsoft Office Live is an online office suite along with website creation tools which can be used for word, power point and excel document and also for creating small business websites which are used on a very beginning level.

Microsoft Office Live mainly comprises of two services, out of which first is Office Live Workspace, which is superseded by Windows Live Sky Drive.

And Second service is Office Live Small Business, which will be superseded by Office 365.

1. Office Live Workspace

Office Live Workspace was a free service for storing and sharing documents online. The service required web access and a compatible browser; the interface was available in over 25 languages. Certain functionalities were tied to a browser plug-in called Silverlight, reducing the portability of the service in comparison to other providers of online office suites. In order for workspaces to be accessed directly from Office, users of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint needed to install an Office Live Update. Files couldn’t be edited from within a workspace, but clicking on “edit” would open them up in Microsoft Office. The workspace didn’t offer offline collaboration — instead documents were “checked out” and “checked in” — but the service did integrate with Shared View for real-time screen sharing.

Features of Office Live Workspace

Online Storage Up to 5GB
Information Sharing Single document or Workspace containing multiple documents
Sharing of Information Up to 100 People
Software Compatibility MS-Office XP, 2003, 2007, 2008 for MAC
Resource and Support Microsoft website, blogs and communities

System requirements

Browser Current or later versions of:- Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 3.0
Operating System Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X 10.2.x and later.

Office Live Workspace is currently not supported on Office 2010.

In May 2010, it was announced that Office Live Workspace customers would be moved to Microsoft’s Sky Drive service.


2. Microsoft Sky Drive service

Microsoft’s Sky Drive service is a free-of-charge file hosting service that allows users to upload files to cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser. It is part of Windows Live range of online services and allows users to keep the files private, share them with contacts, or make the files public. Publicly-shared files do not require a Windows Live ID to access. The service offers 25 GB of free personal storage, with individual files limited to 100 MB.The service is built using HTML5 technologies, and files can be uploaded via drag and drop.

Features of Sky Drive service

Office Web Apps Allow to upload, edit and share Microsoft Office documents(of all type) for individual or multiple users at the same time
Office Desktop App Integration Collaborative real-time editing.Multiple users can use combinations of desktop applications and the web apps to edit a document.
Hotmail integration Allow to upload, save and edit Microsoft office document for Hotmail users directly within the web browser.
Bing integration Allow users to save search history for Bing searches
Windows Live Groups integration Group members of each Windows Live Group are allowed to use Sky drive functionalities with 5GB storage for each group.
RSS feeds Subscription allowed

System requirements

Browser Supported Current or later versions of:- Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 3.0
Operating System Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X 10.2.x and later.


3. Office Live Small Business

Office Live Small Business was an Internet-based service designed to assist non-technical users with the creation of a professional-looking website.

Features of Office Live Small Business

Web site design tools (with template) Easy to use, design along with New features like, PayPal button, Google checkout, map etc.
Web hosting space Up to 500 MB(additional space is purchasable)
Domain name registration Can be chosen by user or can be redirected if already registered
Domain based business e-mail Up to 100 (additional email accounts are purchasable in $ 14.95/yr)
Applications Contact Manager, Document Manager & Team Workspace
Resources and support 24 hour support via phone & community sites


Office Live Small Business user data is stored on the Microsoft network where network firewall services help protect documents, email and other stored data. Built-in password-protection features are included for Business Applications such as Team Workspace and Document Manager.

System requirements

Browser Supported Current or later versions of:- Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 2.0
Operating System Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X 10.2.x and later.

4. Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is commercial software along with services offering a set of products provided from Microsoft, with the initial plan including a Professional subscription (for organizations of 25 and smaller) and an Enterprise subscription (for organizations with more individuals).

Microsoft Office 365 includes the Microsoft Office suite of desktop applications and hosted versions of Microsoft’s Server products (including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, and Lync Server), delivered and accessed over the Internet, in effect, the next version of Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS).

Features of Office 365

Microsoft Exchange Online Offers 25 GB storage for each user for sharing and managing their E-Mail, Contacts and calendar. Exchange ActiveSync provides mobile connectivity for this App.
Microsoft SharePoint Online Offers collaboration, sharing, and document editing services
Microsoft Lync Online Offers communications features including presence information, instant messaging, PC-to-PC audio/video calling & conferencing with application sharing, whiteboards, and other collaboration tools.
Office Professional Plus Offers an Online document solution for professionals.
Office Web Apps Offers viewing and lightweight editing of Office documents in Web browsers while preserving the original documents.

Different Plans of Office 365 Offered by Microsoft

Office 365 for enterprise Used for business having internal or partner-supported IT staff and resources.
Office 365 for small business Used for small business without dedicated IT staff or resources
Office 365 for education Used for schools and colleges.

System Requirements

Browsers supported Current or above versions of

For Administration Center Internet Explorer 7 , Firefox 3, Safari 4, Chrome 3
For Outlook Web App Internet Explorer 7 , Firefox 3, Safari 3 on Macintosh OS X 10.5, Chrome 3


OS Supported Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2,7, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Windows Server 2003, 2008


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Filemaker pro 9 with PHP

Filemaker 9

Ways of publishing
System Requirements
Filemaker with PHP
Filemaker API for PHP

Filemaker9 is basically a popular and powerful desktop database application toolkit. It is a kind of workgroup productivity toolkit designed for quick and easy construction of data for management. It is often referred to as a database or a cross-platform relational database application. It integrates a database engine with the GUI based interface, allowing users to modify the database by dragging new elements into layouts, screens or forms.

Filemaker has a built-in web server and out-of-the box business templates which makes it the ideal application for the website administrators who want to quickly add web database publishing capabilities to their website. This can be used with a wide variety of middleware applications, CGI scripts and application servers to provide additional web capabilities.

This allows you to write and edit scripts for automation of common tasks and complex calculations. It has the ability to connect to a number if SQL databases without resorting to using SQL. This requires installation of the SQL database ODBC driver to connect to a SQL database.

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With filemaker9 you can display your databases on the web in a wide variety of ways which makes your data:

  • Available to many people using a compatible web browser,
  • Accessible from many locations.

There are three ways of publishing:

1. Instant web publishing: With this you can easily publish your database on the web.

2. Static web publishing: If your data rarely changes or if you don’t want user’s to have a live connection to your database, you can use static publishing. With this you can export filemaker data to create a web page that you can further customize with HTML.

3. Custom web publishing: For more control over the appearance and functionality we use it with the software.

With XML and PHP you can:

a. Integrate your database with another website.

b. Determine how users interact with data.

c. Control how data displays in the browsers.

System Requirements for FileMaker 9:


  • Macintosh computer with a PowerPC G3, G4, G5 processor or Intel-based Mac
  • 256MB of RAM
  • CD or DVD drive and hard disk drive
  • Mac OS X 10.4.8 *

Windows XP Professional, Home Edition (Service Pack 2) *

  • Pentium III 500MHz or higher
  • 256MB of RAM
  • CD-ROM drive and hard disk drive
  • SVGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution video adapter and display

Windows Vista Ultimate, Business, Home *

  • Pentium III 800MHz 32-bit or higher
  • 512MB of RAM
  • CD_ROM and hard disk drive
  • SVGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution video adapter and display.


FileMaker Pro 9 databases use the same file format (.fp7) as FileMaker Pro 8 and FileMaker Pro 7, therefore databases can easily be shared between these three versions.

Additional requirements (all platforms)

  • Networking: TCP/IP (FileMaker Pro 9.0 can act as an host for up to nine concurrent FileMaker users. See FileMaker Server 9 for increased capacity.)
  • Instant Web Publishing: A host computer with continuous access to the Internet or intranet via TCP/IP (FileMaker Pro 9.0 can manage up to five concurrent Instant Web Publishing sessions. See FileMaker Server 9 Advanced for increased capacity).
  • Web browser requirements: To use a database shared with Instant Web Publishing, web users need Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.x or Firefox 1.x on Windows. On the Mac OS, users need Safari 2.0.x (Mac OS X 10.4) or Firefox 1.x only. JavaScript must be enabled in the web browser.

Filemaker with PHP:

The filemaker API for PHP helps you to integrate data from the filemaker database into PHP solutions. Filemaker server hosts the PHP solution when you place the PHP files on the web server where the PHP engine is installed. When the web server opens a PHP solution, the web server routes the request to the PHP engine which process the PHP code. If the PHP code contains calls to the filemaker API for PHP then those calls are interpreted and sent as request to the web publishing engine. The web publishing engine sends the data to the PHP engine on the web server in response to the API call. The PHP solution processes the data and displays it for the web server.

Steps for custom web publishing with PHP:

  1. In the admin console make sure php publishing is enabled.
  2. Now, choose the database pane and make sure that each filemaker database that you are publishing.
  3. Use PHP authorizing tools to create your PHP solution
  4. Copy or move your site directory structure and files to the web server root folder.
  5. Make sure that security mechanism for your site.
  6. Test your site using the same accounts and privileges defined for web users.
  7. Make the site available and known to users.

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PHP site assistant:

This helps you to create a basic PHP based website for accessing, manipulating and displaying data in a filemaker database that is hosted on a filemaker server. It guides you through designing and configuring your site and generates PHP code. It includes pre-configured themes for styling your site. Depending on the options you specify, you can generate pages that enable web based to do the following:

  • Browse one record at a time.
  • View a list of all records in the database.
  • Search the database
  • Sort records
  • Add records
  • Edit records
  • Delete records
  • View summary report.

Using the FileMaker API for PHP:

The FileMaker API for PHP implements a PHP classes—the FileMaker class—that provides an object-oriented interface to FileMaker databases. The FileMaker API for PHP enables both data and logic stored in FileMaker Pro databases to be accessed and published on the web, or exported to other applications.

The FileMaker API for PHP allows PHP code to perform the same kind of functions you already have available in FileMaker Pro databases:

  • Create, delete, edit, and duplicate records
  • Perform find requests
  • Perform field and record validation
  • Use layouts
  • Run FileMaker scripts
  • Display portals and related records
  • Use value lists.

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File maker with PHP- manage your database easily

Filemaker with PHP is the best solution for those who find it difficult to manage huge data on the web. PHP is a very user friendly programming language that is easy to work with. With the help of this language, the filemaker software is created. It is used to manage data and securely migrate your data from one source to another.

If your business consists of a large team, then you must choose to use the filemaker pro software. There are various versions of filemaker pro such as filemaker pro 11 and filemaker pro 12. The filemaker software consists of various interesting tools that will help your team to create better designs and manage the data perfectly.

The works that are done in excel can be easily viewed and changed in the filemaker pro software. This way the database can be managed in a better manner. With the help of this software, one can share data on the web easily as well as publish the data safely and securely. If your team needs to produce any kind of report on a particular subject, then filemaker pro is very good software to create interesting and easily understandable reports.

The newer versions of filemaker such as filemaker pro 11 and filemaker pro 12 have many new features which are very stunning. This software helps you to solve problems and crate new solutions with exclusive tools. The solutions, in turn, will be very helpful in the progress of your team. There are various layouts to work on. You can choose whichever suits your requirements. The rulers and grids present in various layouts help you to design your work in a better manner and with more precision.

Along with desktops and laptops, one can use this software in iPad as well as in iphone with the same comfort that you are able to work on in desktops. There are extra tools available for the iPad and iPhone applications. There are also filemaker server tools available in the market.

While your team is on a network, then you might need to access data and share information with your team. At that point, you need the filemaker server 10 or filemaker server 12. Over a network, you can easily access data, share information as well as create reports with the same ease as in filemaker pro. With this software, one does not need to fear about tampering data because it is highly secure software.

Filemaker pro or filemaker server 10 can be installed easily and administered with equal ease. For a team to work from various locatoions and to work over a network, it is very important to access data remotely. With the help of filemaker server 10, you can be sure to access data and information remotely along with security. Publishing data and other related information on the web is easy with the help of this software. You can always get hold of your data anywhere at any time while using this filemaker server 10 or above. With all these features present in the software, filemaker pro and all its versions are popular among organizations.

Does your Hosting Support Squid?

How compile and install squid?

How to tune disk storage?

Use of redirectors in squid

Managing Bandwidth

Are you a net surfer?

Do you want to reduce the bandwidth consumption?

Do you want to improve the network performance?

How to reduce the load on web server and makes web pages load faster?

Answer to above questions is Squid, which is web caching software independent of platform. Squid is a proxy server and web cache daemon. It has a wide variety of uses, from speeding up a web server by caching repeated requests; to caching web, DNS and other computer network lookups for a group of people sharing network resources; to aiding security by filtering traffic. So now the hosting companies have started providing Squid hosting.

Features of Squid:

  • It acts as a firewall and proxies your internal web traffic.
  • It ensures that only authorized users can surf the Internet, behaves like a parental lock and prevent users from browsing inappropriate websites
  • It filters sensitive information from web requests and enhances your privacy.
  • Beneficial for companies, libraries, organizations, colleges and schools where IPod is a charm and given to the students of class VI onwards.
  • Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator. It runs on most available operating systems, including Windows and is licensed under the GNU GPL..

Compiling and Installing Squid:

Compiling Squid is relatively straightforward. If you’ve installed more than a few open source packages, you’re probably already familiar with the procedure. You first use a program called. /configure to probe your system and then a program called makes to do the actual compiling. To compile squid you basically need an ANSI C compiler. Except ANSI C compiler you’ll also need Perl and awk. Awk is a standard program on all UNIX systems, so you shouldn’t need to worry about it. Perl is quite common, but it may not be installed on your system by default. You may need the gzip program to uncompress the source distribution file.

After compiling, now you need to install the programs into their permanent directories. This might require super user privileges, to put files in the installation directories. f you enable Squid’s ICMP measurement features with the enable-icmp option, you must install the pinger program. The pinger program must be installed with super user privileges because only root is allowed to send and receive ICMP messages. The following command installs pinger with the appropriate permissions:

# make install-pinger

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Running Squid: Squid normally runs as a daemon process. If you are new to Squid, however, I recommend running Squid in the foreground from a terminal window until you are confident that it is working properly. Following that, you can run Squid as a daemon, in the background. You can send signals to the running Squid process to execute various tasks, such as halting and reconfiguring Squid, and rotating the log files. Although you can use the kill command to send signals, it is easier to use the squid -k commands. –k is basically an administrative function which has the following functions: reconfigure, rotate, shutdown, interrupt, kill, debug, check, or parse. Before running Squid for the first time, and whenever you add a new cache_dir, you must initialize the cache directories. The command is simply:

% squid –z

Using Squid’s sophisticated access controls: As we all know that access controls are the most important part of any configuration file. We can use them to grant access to the authorized users and to stop unauthorized access. You can use them to restrict, prevent access to, to control request rewriting, to route requests through a hierarchy and to support different qualities of service.

Basically, access controls are built on two different components. You can define a number of access control list elements. These elements refer to specific aspects of client requests, such as IP addresses, URL hostnames and request methods. After defining the necessary elements, you combine them into a number of access list rules. The rules apply to particular services or operations within Squid.

As your access control configuration becomes longer, it also becomes more complicated. I strongly encourage you to test your access controls before turning them loose on a production server. Of course, the first thing you should do is make sure that Squid can correctly parse your configuration file. Use the -k parse feature for this:

% squid -k parse

Tuning disk storage for optimal performance: Squid has a number of different storage schemes. The schemes have different properties and techniques for organizing and accessing cache data on the disk. Most of them use the file system interface system calls. Squid has five different storage schemes: ufs, aufs, diskd, coss, and null. The first three use the same directory layout, and they are thus interchangeable. coss is an attempt to implement a new file system specifically optimized for Squid. Null is a minimal implementation of the API: it doesn’t actually read or write data to/from the disk.

As long as the total disk usage is below cache_swap_low, Squid doesn’t remove cached objects. As the cache size increases, Squid becomes more aggressive about removing objects. Under steady-state conditions, you should find that disk usage stays relatively close to the cache_swap_low value.

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Configuring your operating system for HTTP interception: As we all know that the operating system of Squid is configured to accept the foreign packets and deliver them to the Squid process. First of all to make HTTP interception work, we will need to configure three separate components: a network device, Squid’s operating system, and Squid itself. The obvious benefit of interception caching is that all HTTP requests leaving your network automatically go through Squid. You don’t need to worry about configuring any browsers or that users might disable their proxy settings. Interception caching puts you, the network administrator, in control of the HTTP traffic. You can change, add, or remove Squid caches from service without significantly interrupting your users’ web surfing.

Forwarding Requests to other web caches: May be there can be any reason to find that you want Squid to forward its cache misses to another cache or HTTP proxy. This is necessary, for example, if you are using Squid inside a large corporate network that has one or more firewalls protecting you from the outside world. And if your caching service is actually a cluster of Squid caches, you probably want them to cooperate with each other to minimize duplication of cached responses. You can also use Squid as a content router routing web traffic in different directions based on some aspect of the request. Or, perhaps you’d like to participate in an informal collection of caches to further improve response time and reduce wide-area network traffic.

Using redirectors to rewrite user requests: The most important fact about Squid is that it has the ability to alter requested URLs. If used as an external process then Squid can be configured to pass every incoming URL through a helper process that returns either a new URL, or a blank line to indicate no change. It allows the administrator to control the locations to which his users go.The redirector feature allows you to implement a number of interesting things with Squid. Many sites use them for access controls, removing advertisements, local mirrors, or even working around browser bugs. A redirector is really just a program that reads a URI and other information from its input and writes a new URI on its output. Perl and Python are popular languages for redirectors, although some authors use compiled languages such as C for better performance. We can use redirectors to rewrite user requests.

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Monitoring Squid with the cache manager and SNMP: One important fact that Squid writes various messages to cache.log as it runs. Most of these are abnormal events of one sort or another. But for some reasons, Squid isn’t always smart enough to differentiate serious problems from those that can be safely ignored. Without many problems also cache.log is a good place to start when investigating a Squid problem. The cache manager and SNMP interfaces allow you to query Squid for a variety of data. The cache manager, which has its own shortcomings, probably provides the most information in current versions of Squid. Squid supports SNMP as well. Unfortunately, the data available through SNMP is only a subset of the cache-manager information. So with the help of cache manager and SNMP we can easily monitor Squid.

Using Squid to accelerate and protect HTTP servers: Server acceleration is generally used as a technique to improve the performance of slow, or heavily loaded, backend servers. It works well because origin servers tend to have a relatively small hot set.

Managing bandwidth consumption with Delay Pools: Bandwidth control in squid entails two steps. One is to create an ACL (Access Control List) and the other to create a delay pool. In the Squid configuration menu, go to the Access control option. Here you’ll notice that some default ACLs are already made. Create an access control of your own. Delay pools provide a means to restrict bandwidth usage of clients. With delay pools, clients can be restricted at the individual level, or in groups. ACLs are used to apply bandwidth limits to users. For creating Delay pools, go to the main Squid configuration interface and select the Delay pool option.

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Get Your Blog Going with WordPress

Steps for setting up WordPress using Fantastico?
Features Of WordPress Blogging
Advantages of WordPress

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress was just started as a blogging system and is now being used as a full content management system (CMS).

It is a powerful publishing platform which has a great set of features designed to make your own blogs on the internet as easy as possible. It provides a free distributed content management system.

WordPress is free blogging platform relied by millions of Bloggers. Get a Web Hosting with CPWebHosting and take full advantage of the flexibility and usability of WordPress.

WordPress powers nearly a quarter of new sites today, is the content management system (CMS) of choice for more than two thirds of the top million sites making it the most popular on the web, and is trusted by content publishers. WordPress makes sharing content and attracting readers to your site a breeze. Whether pushing content to social networks, ensuring that your website is provided in the optimal format to appear at the top of search results the moment you hit publish, or providing visitors the ability to subscribe to specific content sub-feeds in their favorite feed reader (or even via e-mail), Word Press is not simply a website, but rather a content-publishing platform.

How to set up WordPress using Fantastico?

Basically, fantastico is a commercial script library which automates the installation of web applications to a website. Fantastico scripts are executed from the administration area of a website control panel such as cpanel .As we know that Fantastico scripts are executed mostly when a new website is created, or a new application is added to an existing website. The scripts typically create tables in a database, install software, adjust permissions, and modify web server configuration files.

Steps in setting up the word press using fantastico:

  1. Login into the cpanel Account.
  2. After getting logged in click on the Fantastico button.
  3. With the Fantastico window open, click on the Word press link located in the Blogs section.
  4. Now a new installation form will come which will have the following things:
    • Select the domain in which you want to install,
    • In which directory you want to install,
    • Now type the Administrator User Name,
    • Then put the password ,
    • Choose a nickname for your account,
    • Put the email address so that you can use it,
    • Type the name of your blog,
    • Make a short description about the Blog.
  5. Now click install word press.
  6. After that click on finish installation
  7. Type your Username and Password that you got from your previous step in the login screen and click Login.
  8. After logging in you should be brought to your blog’s Dashboard.
  9. Finally click on Visit Site.
  10. Now you have completed the installation.

Features of Word Press:

  • It is a powerful semantic web publishing platform.
  • It has a full featured CMS (Content Management System).
  • Word Press makes sharing content and attracting readers to your site.
  • It has vast community of user’s from all over the world.
  • Word Press has mobile applications for android, iOS, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Phone 7, even WebOS.
  • You can also give passwords to individual posts .
  • Word Press provides extensive functionality right out-of-the-box and often little customization is needed to adapt the software for your unique use.
  • Word Press is designed to be installed on your own web server, in the cloud, or in a shared hosting account.
  • Word Press uses XML-RPC, an open XML standard that allows different systems in different environments to talk to one another.
  • The menu management is quite easy and simple.
  • It has rich plug-in architecture.

l. It also has an integrated link management; a search engine-friendly, clean permalink structure; the ability to assign nested, multiple categories to articles; and support for tagging of posts and articles.

Advantages of Word press Blogging:

  • Using word press blogging you can put your blog very easily on the internet quickly.
  • Word Press blogging is constantly getting updated to safeguard against the new and developing tactics of hackers and spammers.
  • Unlimited Themes are available for every different user.
  • Cross referencing blog tags.
  • Side bar widgets helps in blogs to make it more attractive
  • Using word press blogging your blog will be published on different servers.
  • Your content is backed up automatically.
  • You get extra traffic from the community.
  • You can find like-minded bloggers using search and the reader.
  • Your dashboard is secure (SSL) making it even safer to log in on shared networks.
  • It is SEO friendly.
  • The blogs can be categorized.

Minimum Requirements for WordPress:

  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater

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Host Movable Type with Cheap Hosting:

Steps for installing movable type
How to personalize movable type?
Features of movable type:
Requirements for Movable Type:

Movable Type is a weblog publishing system which is a low-cost, distributed software solution which helps thousands of web site developers to organize and automate the web content management process. Movable Type has several notable features, such as the ability to host multiple weblogs and standalone content pages, manage files, user roles, templates, tags, categories, and trackback links.

It supports static and dynamic page generation.

It also supports LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) which is an application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Movable type will run on just about any server, the only requirements are a database and the ability to run CGI scripts.
There are currently two separate distributions of Movable Type, the commercial version (still free for individual users) and the open source version.

Deciding which one to use depends what you need and what you’re willing to pay for. Movable Type is written in Perl, and supports storage of the weblog’s content and associated data within MySQL. Most of the cheap hosting companies are using movable type for those websites that are basically used for blogging.

Steps taken while installing movable type:

– Download the latest release from internet.

– Download desired version, or copy url if using SSH to install.

– Two paths to do this based up on what level of server access is available:

1. FTP – download locally, un-compress, then upload parts via FTP .

  • After downloading release to your local machine, double-click the archive to un-compress.
  • Upload (or move) the static directory via FTP to the web root of the website.
  • Upload the application directory without the static directory via FTP to the cgi-bin directory.
  • Rename the application directory from “MT-5.0-en” to “mt”.

2. SSH – upload via SSH, un-compress on the server, move directories.

  • Login to the server and cd to the cgi-bin directory.
  • Copy release to the server.
  • Unzip the release archive.
  • Change the name of the directory from the versioned name. Move the static directory to the web root.

How to personalize movable type?

Movable Type is an extensible platform that allows developers to not only create simple template tags and text filters, but in fact design entire applications. In that way Movable Type is much like an Application Server, by abstracting the developer away from a lot of the mundane tasks of web application development: like writing SQL, providing database caching, and defining frequently used user interface components like dialogs, tables, and more.

Hosting with movable type is quite simple and easy.
Movable Type is itself an application that sits upon this platform, using its own APIs, callbacks, and interfaces to define the application you use every day. In this way, when looking for help with the API there is no better example than Movable Type itself. For example if you want to create new screen inside the application then it has to be in three simple steps:

  1. Create a template for rendering the contents of the page,
  2. Define a mode handler which populates the template’s context with data,
  3. Register a method to route requests to the mode handler.

In order to take movable type behaving the way you want it’s important to understand how it works. Movable Type has two main components, the backend administration interface where you can manage your blogs, post new entries, moderate comments and more, and the front-facing public website.

Features of movable type:

  • Movable Type is an all-in-one solution. Create websites, add blogs, manage content, and build a social community – all in one package.
  • Movable Type is scalable. As your site grows and becomes more successful, the platform scales to accommodate your fluctuating traffic needs.
  • Movable Type is proven. For more than eight years, Movable Type has been on the forefront of blogging innovation, and powers some of the largest and most influential websites and blogs on the web.
  • Movable Type is supported. We offer support for businesses, optional support for bloggers, and premium support for enterprise and high-traffic bloggers.
  • Powerful Dashboard. Generate new websites or blogs from a single screen. View a summary of website and blog activity in one glance.
  • WYSIWYG Editor. Makes it easy to create great-looking pages and posts.
  • Universal Template Set. Create and deploy blogs or standalone websites.
  • User Dashboard. Manage websites or blogs you are authorized to manage.
  • Revision History. See revisions for entries, pages, and templates.
  • Custom Fields. Available for Website, Blog, Comment, Template, Asset, Entry, Page, Category, Folder, and User.
  • Asset Manager. Easily manage files and media assets from a single screen.

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Requirements for Movable Type:

General Requirements:

Version: 4.21
License: GPL
Multi user support YES
Multi site deployment YES

System Requirements:

Language Perl 5
Operating System Platform independent
Web server APACHE, IIS,CGI
Root Access No

Data Storage:

Text files YES
Oracle YES
SQL lite YES
MY SQL server YES
Others: LDAP,Oracle

Blogging Features:

Tags Yes
Achieving Yes
Trackback Send receive
Pingback Receive
Blog by emails Plug-in

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Ask your Web Hosting Provider for Pro Android Web Apps

UI Frameworks for building mobile web apps
Challenges in building Android web app
HTML5 storage APIs
Location based Mobile Mapping

It is now within the reach with new web technologies (HTML5 are combined with CSS3 and JavaScript) to develop web applications for Android and other mobile devices.

Android was built from the ground-up to enable developers to create compelling mobile applications that take full advantage of all a handset has to offer Android is built on the open Linux Kernel. Furthermore, it utilizes a custom virtual machine that was designed to optimize memory and hardware resources in a mobile environment.

Android is open source; it can be liberally extended to incorporate new cutting edge technologies as they emerge. The platform will continue to evolve as the developer community works together to build innovative mobile applications. Android provides access to a wide range of useful libraries and tools that can be used to build rich applications. Android includes a full set of tools that have been built from the ground up alongside the platform providing developers with high productivity and deep insight into their applications.

Why to have web app on the Android platform?

Applications are usually developed in the Java language using the Android Software Development Kit, but other development tools are available, including a Native Development Kit for applications or extensions in C or C++, Google App Inventor, a visual environment for novice programmers and various cross platform mobile web applications frameworks.

There are essentially two ways to deliver an application on Android: as a client-side application (developed using the Android SDK and installed on user devices as an .apk) or as a web application (developed using web standards and accessed through a web browser—there’s nothing to install on user devices). A decision to develop a web application for Android can exclude consideration for screen support, because it’s already easy to make your web pages look good on all types of screens powered by Android.

UI frameworks for building mobile web apps

Frameworks and libraries help the web development process or a web developer to focus on creating rather than creating the stuff.

The frameworks for building mobile web apps are:

DHTMLX Touch – HTML5 JavaScript Framework for Mobile: This is an HTML5 framework which uses JavaScript for mobile and touch devices. This HTML5-based JavaScript library lets you build cross-platform web applications for mobile and touch-screen devices.

Behat – BDD Framework for PHP: Unlike any other php testing framework that tests applications inside out. Behat is testing applications outside in. It means, that Behat works only with your application’s input/output.

Initializr – HTML5 Templates Generator: An HTML5 templates generator that helps you get started with your HTML5 project. It does that by generating a clean customizable template with just what your project needs.

PUF PHP Utility Framework: A comprehensive collection of useful and popular PHP utility functions created to save time for developers that regularly use those functions when building web applications.

Sprout Core – An HTML5 Application Framework: An HTML5 application framework which lets you simply creates desktop-level applications for modern web browsers.

MOBI- Open SourceHTML5 Based Language: An open-source HTML5-based language designed to speed up your building of mobile web applications.

GURY- HTML5 canvas Utility Library: Gury is a JavaScript library designed to help in the creation of HTML5 and Canvas applications. You can create a canvas tag, resize and style it, add renderable objects, animate those objects, and place it anywhere on the page in a single chained expression.

JQuery Form Framework: jFormer is a form framework written on top of jQuery that allows you to quickly generate beautiful, standards compliant forms.

Galleria-JavaScript Image Gallery Framework: Galleria is a JavaScript image gallery framework, built upon jQuery, which simplifies the process of creating professional image galleries for websites and web/mobile apps.

Challenges in building Android web app:

The success of Android as an open platform in the past couple of years is made evident by the huge volume and diversity of devices offered by manufacturers. In this highly competitive market, device manufacturers strive to differentiate themselves via innovation over the existing platform. Some of the challenges are:

1. Mobile Hardware and Software Diversity: The diversity that now exists between software and hardware platforms for mobile devices is undeniable. Choosing a specific platform will limit the developer to the capabilities and features of this platform. Even within one platform, there could be several different versions that can make applications behave differently from one device to another.

2. Mobile OS Frequent Updates and Releases: A challenge that may arise during mobile development is the ability of the application developed to be altered to match updates. Mobile platforms are very frequently updated and new versions come out quite often. Developed applications must be easily upgraded to fit the requirements and adapt to the changes of newer and better software versions.

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Building a Mobile HTML Entry Form:

Forms are upgraded in HTML5 to make your life easier. They don’t necessarily do anything that I’d consider mind-blowing or even web-changing, but they make a lot of our current hacks easier. To start we’re only going to track the first two holes. Each of these holes is Par 4’s, which we expect each golfer to be able to make. We’ll also ask for an email address.

HTML5 Storage APIs:

HTML5 uses three kinds of storages:

  1. Web storage: For basic local storage with key/value pairs. The most basic implementation of storing data locally on the user’s machine is with the web storage API. This API uses key/value pairs to allow developers to store basic information and variables that can be accessed by the web application.
  2. Offline storage: Uses a manifest to cache entire files for offline used. Sometimes simply storing a bit of data on the user’s machine won’t be enough. In many cases, the entire application may have to work offline, not just store some data. For that use case, HTML5 includes the ability to cache files and assets on the user’s machine that the browser can then access without an Internet connection.
  3. Web database: For relational database storage. The last type of storage that HTML5 introduced is the one that is most in flux currently. Originally there was a Web SQL specification that is no longer maintained. Now most of the energy has moved into working on an Indexed Database API and it looks like this will be the way to store information in a relational database going forward.

Constructing a Multipage App:

To show different “pages” or “screens”, use a View Stack-style control. A View Stack is similar to the common UI element Tab Panel Each View Stack page is loaded at start, so if you’re loading a lot of data, you’ll need to implement Lazy loading. You can also implement page-like behavior with states, but state changes primarily involve moving, hiding, and showing elements on screen, similar to DOM manipulation via JavaScript.

Synchronizing with the Cloud:

Companies no longer need to maintain large and expensive “parks” of servers 24 hours a day when there is another less expensive alternative: hiring such services through fully managed cloud hosting providers. Through virtualization, applications that previously ran on custom environments may be duplicated or “having created image” to run in the cloud server provider. Cloud computing, where mobile devices balance powerful servers, needs an operating system that makes the most of the system architects and developers can do on a small client computer. Android is the operating system.

Competing with Native Apps :

Native apps can be easily found in the relevant app stores and are normally developed individually or on a mobile platform. Mobile functionality can be split into two dimensions: the user experience, and the way it integrates into the device’s ecosystem. For Android or iOS, this includes features like widgets and push notifications. Native apps excel in both dimensions, with HTML5 approaching from a distance.

Exploring Interactivity :

With the use of android apps the interacting part of the customers with the android apps has increased. Android is a software platform that involves comprehensive Android application development. Android is comprised of operating system, middleware and other key applications. Android application development truly measures up to the expectation of funky modern urban citizen in a sense that its flexibility is enough to provide users wider scope of applications and services.

Location Based Services and Mobile Mapping :

The mobile web has really come of age in the last couple of years, thanks in large part to innovations ushered in by the iPhone and the iPod Touch, and more recently Android devices. With the help of android services we can easily find any location to where we want to go as most of the mobile apps are built on android platform. The unique combination of these location-aware devices and “mobile browser with touch” technologies has opened a wide range of possibilities for mobile applications.
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Native Bridging with PhoneGap:

PhoneGap is a native bridging framework in the purest sense. It is an enabler for accessing the native capabilities of a multitude of devices using web technologies as much as possible. You can write web applications with hooks into the native capabilities of the device in your JavaScript code. Structure your application well and you should be able to support progressive enhancement using those additional native capabilities. Once you have done this, you should very easily be able to make your application available through both the device application stores and online at a url of your choosing.

The Future of Mobile Computing:

Android’s open nature makes it possible for hardware developers to use it for whatever new devices they can imagine. Its SDK makes it easy for application developers to create the applications users want and need. Both factors make Android a strong contender for the shape of the future of mobile computing.

Debugging Android Web Apps :

The Android SDK provides most of the tools that you need to debug your applications. You need a JDWP-compliant debugger if you want to be able to do things such as step through code, view variable values, and pause execution of an application. If you are using Eclipse, a JDWP-compliant debugger is already included and there is no setup required. If you are using another IDE, you can use the debugger that comes with it and attach the debugger to a special port so it can communicate with the application VMs on your devices.

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Server Side Includes (SSI) on your Hosting Account

Currently Supported SSI Tags

As we all know that Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple interpreted server-side scripting language used almost exclusively for the Web. The most frequent use of SSI is to include the contents of one or more files into a web page on a web server.

SSI, SHTML is a HTML file that includes server instructions or server side includes, and is similar to an ASP file. This file is commonly used as a method of identifying files that include server instructions and what ones do not, to help load each page as fast as possible. Nowadays web hosting companies are also using this language because it’s very good in terms of security.

When an SHTML webpage is sent to the web browser window, it gets assembled on the server and then sent to be viewed. The normal HTML tags all still work the same; the SHTML simply lets you INCLUDE other pieces into the HTML page. Web hosting companies are using SHTML as a basic language for creating web pages also.

Hypertext Transfer Protocol facility is referred to as a server-side include. (Although rarely done, the server administrator can identify some other file name suffix than “.shtml” as a server-side include file.) You can think of a server-side include as a limited form of common gateway interface application. In fact, the CGI is not used. The server simply searches the server-side include file for CGI environment variables, and inserts the variable information in the places in the file where the “include” statements have been inserted.

Server-side includes are snippets of code that not only simplify Web site maintenance but can also make Web site pages interactive. This and their simplicity to implement make them attractive to Web programmers, but the risks of using them must be understood and avoided. Using server-side includes to display environment variables and file statistics (“#echo var=”) poses no security risk; likewise, using the “#include” function, provided that the directory containing the included file is not Web-accessible.

In situations where there is no Web server root directory access, the “#exec” directive can be disabled or enabled in specified directories by means of appropriate statements in an ‘.htaccess’ file located in each directory. The ‘.htaccess’ file is the directory-level equivalent of the root-level configuration file. If the Web site is hosted by an external hosting company or Internet Service Provider, access to the Web server root directory is very unlikely, and ‘.htaccess’ files can be used.

As a simple programming language, SSI supports only one type: text. Its control flow is rather simple, choice is supported, but loops are not natively supported and can only be done by recursion using include or using HTTP redirect. The simple design of the language makes it easier to learn and use than most server-side scripting languages, while complicated server-side processing is often done with one of the more feature-rich programming languages. Apache, nginx, lighttpd and IIS are the four major web servers that support this language.

The following is a list of the currently supported SSI+ tags:

  • Echo tag provides for inserting the data of certain variables into an HTML page.
  • Include tag provides for inserting the contents of a file into the HTML page at the location of the include token.
  • Fsize tag provides for inserting the size of a given file into the HTML page at the location of the fsize token.
  • Flastmod tag provides for inserting the last modification date of a given file into the HTML page at the location of the flastmod token.
  • Exec tag provides for executing an external executable.
  • Config tag provides for setting certain HTML output options.
  • Odbc tag provides for querying and updating ODBC databases.
  • Email tag provides for sending an email whenever an HTML page is accessed or an HTML form is submitted.
  • If tag provides for conditional execution of SSI operations and conditional printing of HTML text based on logical comparisons.
  • Goto tag provides for jumping to a label token without executing any SSI code or printing any HTML text between the goto token and label token.
  • Label tag provides a place for a goto or if goto token to jump to.
  • Break tag provides for termination of HTML documents at any point.

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Hosting your website with XHTML, Style Sheets, and Web Graphics

Hosting with XHTML,CSS abd Graphics

Limitations of XHTML
Sample of XHTML
About DTDs
What is the role of CSS

Web hosting service is a type of internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make website accessible via World Wide Web. The hosting companies provide a particular space on the server provided by the web hosting company. That space is provided according to what the user wants and is that space suitable for the user. Websites can be hosted in many different platforms. So if hosting of the website is done with XHTML, CSS and web graphics then how it will be working. So let’s go in brief about XHTML, CSS and web graphics.

XHTML is the stricter and cleaner form of HTML and is very much identical to HTML 4.01. XHTML is responsible for the structure of the web pages whereas presentation is handled by CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). The first version of it is known as XHTML 1.0. It used the existing three document types of HTML and reformulated them as applications of XML. XHTML is the recommendation of W3C (Worldwide Web Consortium), an organization to make and maintain standards for the Internet and its associated technologies.

Some limitations about XHTML:

  • XHTML documents must have only one root element
  • XHTML elements must be properly nested
  • XHTML elements must always be closed
  • XHTML elements must all be in lowercase
  • XHTML tags attribute names must be in lower case
  • XHTML tags attribute values must be quoted
  • XHTML tags attribute minimization is forbidden

Websites are designed multi-column CSS layouts with optimized graphic files, the process of website development includes:

Getting Web Hosting, Domain name and FTP Access: Get the best business hosting plan which helps you in providing the user best hosting.  Business hosting plan provides following :

Cost $1.45/month
Disk Space 1 GB
Bandwidth 5 GB
Domains 10 Domains
SQL database 10
Email accounts 10
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The FTP (File Transfer Protocol, File Transfer Protocol) is one of the oldest within the Internet. It is a service that users use frequently (driver downloads, music, documents, etc..), But this is only part of the service, since it is also possible to implement in our machine, FTP server for other users can connect to our computer and pick up / leave information in a particular area.

Create a simple (X)HTML page, how to add links and images: An XHTML document has a very simple structure. It has a header, which contains information about the document, and a body, which contains the main content of the document. To markup this structure, you need three tags – <html>, <head>, and <body>.

For eg:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<!DOCTYPE htmlPUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN””DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd”>
<html xmlns=”; xml:lang=”en” lang=”en”>
<title> Strict DTD XHTML Example </title>
Please Choose a Day:
<br /><br />
<select name=”day”>
<option selected=”selected”>Monday</option>

• Web standards –

Facts about XHTML:

  1. XHTML documents start with an <html> tag – there is no such thing as an <xhtml> tag.
  2. It is required that you declare the XHTML namespace inside the opening <html> tag.
  3. This XHTML example covered the use of XHTML transitional – for XHTML strict or frameset, use the appropriate DOCTYPE Declaration.
  4. Remember that declaring a DOCTYPE with a valid identifier at the top of an XHTML page puts most browers in standards mode- so remember not to use old browser hacks, and non-standard tags. (Otherwise, use just use regular HTML)
  5. For some browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, if you start an XHTML page with the XML declaration, the browser goes into quirks mode, an unfortunate bug. The workaround is to delete the optional declaration and declare the the encoding using a meta tag.
  6. The DOCTYPE declaration has to be in all uppercase characters, just like in the XHTML example code.

What are DTD’s?

XML defines the DTD [document type definition] to avail variable contents to display them. XML conversion services are useful for newspapers, magazines, journals, technical and various documents, graphics and other republishing services. The source file is converted and validated with best validating software; every individual tag will be validated by automated method to make sure the highest quality standard is achieved. The purpose of a DTD (Document Type Definition) is to define the legal building blocks of an XML document. A DTD defines the document structure with a list of legal elements and attributes. Three types of DTD’s are there:

a. Strict:

You should use the strict DTD when your XHTML pages will be marked up cleanly, free of presentational clutter. You use the strict DTD together with cascading style sheets, because it doesn’t allow attributes like “bgcolor” to be set for the <body> tag, etc.

b. Transitional

The transitional DTD should be used when you need to take advantage of the presentational features that are available through HTML. You should also use the transitional DTD when you want to support older browsers that don’t have built-in support for cascading style sheets.

c. Frameset

You should use the frameset DTD when your XHTML page will contain frames.
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Cascading Style Sheets – CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. Styles define how to display HTML elements. Styles were added to HTML 4.0 to solve a problem. External Style Sheets can save a lot of work. External Style Sheets are stored in CSS files. CSS defines HOW HTML elements are to be displayed. CSS allows us to create visual settings for our internet documents. CSS is not a tool to enrich the business or logical layers of websites. The main and only purpose of CSS is to enrich and give a better control to visual aspects such as page layout, page color, text and decorations and the like.

CSS also allows us to define different display of the same content in different situations. For example, using CSS it can be configured to display content differently in a browser or printed document. CSS also allows us to customize the way one reader or a group of readers will see our site according to various characteristics that we can define in advance.

For example if you want to change the background color of a page then CSS is as follows:

<style type=”text/css”>
<h1>My CSS web page!</h1>
<p>HELLO! Welcome to</p>

Web graphics: Graphics are visual elements often used to point readers and viewers to particular information. They are also used to supplement text in an effort to aid readers in their understanding of a particular concept or make the concept more clear or interesting.

Graphics can be functional or artistic. The latter can be a recorded version, such as a photograph, or an interpretation by a scientist to highlight essential features, or an artist, in which case the distinction with imaginary graphics may become blurred.  Web graphic design has been professed as the easiest and modern method for online connectedness, exploring other arenas of typography for designs. It uses visual arts, creative and cognitive skills, etc. for creating that quest to grouping. In primary events equal fluid publicity, competent illustration designs activity a better portrayal in determining the open soul for the kind.

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Hosting providing Various web application design Patterns

Web application design Patterns
Types of patterns

Design PatternsToday’s Web is platform independent and is now available on mobile, notebook, and on various different devices. There is huge increase in the use of web hosted applications, which has started the era of using software as service. It involves more than mere technical skills; it seeks a vivid knowledge about the types of web services available in the market, professional web design tools and other practical awareness about the pricing, rate, legal issues, advertising and marketing strategy etc.

Web design technical skills include- knowledge of programming languages (e.g. HTML) and script language for front-end and server-end interface, CSS for latest layout designing tools, knowledge of color, font, tables, shapes and patterns, and graphics is a must.

New Design issues and solutions are being offered with Hosting services by using rich Internet applications like Fantastico and Site Builder. Fantastico is a script library that’s often integrated with web hosting offers. You can utilize it to install Internet programs to your site. Fantastico is very popular; their scripts have been set up in over 10,000 servers worldwide. By using a site builder, you will get web site builder tools, tutorials, site building managers and applications that can make sure that your website is just as professional-looking, efficient and convenient as if you paid thousands for it.

The patterns for web site design services come with features:

  1. First comprehensive collection of Web Application Design Patterns, including patterns for Web 2.0 applications! Web 2.0 is basically a 2nd generation of technology and is a transition of web to web applications. It consists of interactive content and provides a new way to find, collect and share the information with others on internet. Web 2.0 development enables better use of the core enterprise application.
  2. Enables readers to design interfaces faster and have more rationale for the solutions they choose. The user interface is the part of a computer and its software that people can see, hear, touch, talk to, or otherwise understand or direct. The user interface has essentially two components: input and output.

Includes over 10K patterns, extensive notes on reuse and extension of patterns, as well as “anti-patterns” in the following areas:

  • Web App access: Web apps are basically software’s or programs that are coded in HTML and web browser‘s script, mostly, JavaScript. Web application can be of many types and serve different purposes and functions. Some of them are simple like a message board or a guest sign-in book on a website that help the website visitors in interacting and communicating with the website owner and some are complicated, such as a word processor or a spreadsheet.
  • Navigating apps: One of the most important tasks when developing your website is creating a navigation system that is effective and easy to use. The home page of a web site is where visitors from their impressions about the entire design, and its importance far outweighs that of the other pages that make up the site.
  • Interacting with Lists: A list of services and products are given on the website and interacting with those services are the most important part.
  • Display and Manipulation of Data: The most important point considered when creating any website is about its content so it should be manipulated and modified according to the requirement of user’s and its way of presentation should be enough attractive and unique .
  • Interaction Components: The website must contain some components or switches, helps in interconnecting the different pages of a site. So that users can easily connect to the desired page.
  • Community and Social Networking: The website should be connected to some communities or social networks, where discussions are related to the content of the website. So that users can find solutions on their queries easily without facing many problems by putting their queries on this community site.
  • Collaboration: For the best grouping and collaboration with customers, website designers must hear and appreciate the ideas of ​​the owner of a site before starting an intended project. Thus, designers can make your site more professional and attractive for the visitor’s eyes with the help of innovative and ideal designs, typography, vibrant and beautiful images etc. With the use of HTML tables and CSS files, they can create easy to perform, repair, and redesign sites for almost all web browsers.
  • Internationalization and Localization: Create Web sites for an international audience. You can do this both by localizing your Web sites and translating them into the local languages or just by making them more accessible to other language speakers. These links will show you how to localize your Web site.
  • Help: 24 7 customer support is available and all the problems faced by the customers are answered here. You can easily contact with the help team and all the queries are answered as soon as possible.
  • Accessibility and Visual Design: Features four detailed case studies, full color production, and web site for discussion and collection of additional patterns. Web accessibility testing and design obviously helps people who might otherwise find a task difficult or impossible. But it also helps make a website easier for everyone by forcing designers to be more thoughtful and present information and functionality as clearly as possible.

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Cheap Drupal hosting

About Drupal Hosting
Minimum requirements for Drupal Hosting

Drupal being a very powerful website content management system is perhaps one of the most popular open source tools being deployed in the web development industry. Drupal Open Source CMS development is definitely the buzzword these days as Drupal has proved to be a very powerful platform to build rich and highly interactive websites and has nearly revolutionized the way websites are designed in the industry.

If you surf the web you will find innumerable discussion forums, blogs and networking platforms where Drupal has been employed in web development and such websites are also enjoying very high ranks on Google. Drupal Solutions are being employed by web masters to include various interactive and user-friendly features within their websites like blogs, discussion forums, book marking, photosharing, RSS feeds and similar such functionalities.

These kinds of programs have particular requirements when it comes to web hosting and storage space to make it more basic for you, they require more of it. Do you want the drupal site to function constantly and dependably? If you want the website to run the way it is designed in the initial drupal development then it is absolutely necessary to have a devoted space for the program and file storing facilities

Drupal hosting is a new concept in the internet world and has amazed all the human minds. In the beginning there was just a simple concept, web hosting. It later developed into dedicated web hosting and cheap web hosting, the technology just got better and PHP and ASP hosting services dawned on the web.

The new technology just gets better with each day and right from the static pages to the dynamic ones, slowly the things only keep getting better and slowly the wordpress hosting, joomla hosting and PHPBB hosting has come our way.

If you want to get multi-site features of the best drupal hosting, you would have to get an access to the Unix Shell and create a Symlink. Though for the security purposes, this might not be permissible. In such cases you can also create a PHP script for accomplishing your task.

Resource sharing is also made possible with Drupal hosting therefore your hosting package can be managed along with the other websites. Moreover, this can be done at a much affordable price range.

However, people’s actions may have a direct impact on the performance of your account. Generally, Drupal ensures the smooth functioning of blogs that get less than 1,000 unique visitors per day. It has indeed become very important to create and maintain effective online presence. For doing this it is crucial to make your website look attractive; Drupal Hosting UK will make this happen and your business website will surely get a competitive edge.

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That is correct cheap Drupal hosting is not that difficult to find. There are many companies that one may come across are offering services that claim to be the best Drupal hosting services. However before the hiring the services of these companies one must be completely aware of what Drupal hosting is all about.

Yes the question is what is Drupal hosting? In lay man’s words this can be explained as something that uses PHP for its programming language. Additionally it can run on IIS, nginx, Apache, and Lighttpd. It utilizes databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL to store all the information in a secured way. Again Drupal is a platform that permits the administration of Content Management or CMS. It is quite efficient that helps run everything from major websites to personal blogs. It also has a multisite option that allows you to run many websites from the same account with the help of a single code.

In addition to this one may find about Cheap hosting for Drupal services at Now that the idea of Drupal hosting is clear to you, you may be looking forward to hiring a company that offers cheap Drupal hosting. In spite of this you as a first timer may need to know what this quality actually comprises of. For this you need to read through at least one Drupal hosting review that is abundantly available in the internet or even in software magazines. Here are a few pointers that you may need to keep in mind while hiring the services of any of these Drupal hosting sites.

The first thing that you need to keep in mind while staring with Drupal hosting is that you need to secure a clean URL for the smooth functioning of all actions and for making your website search engine friendly. Then always keep your backup updated for your own good. Most if the companies will promise you with unlimited disk space but you should be aware of the truth that you will only get what you have paid for! Beware of the freebies as you can surf the net all by yourself to get such free installations and downloads.

Moreover while working with cheap Drupal hosting service providers, try to bear another thing in mind; that of the cost. A cost of $5 per month is definitely believed to be quite cheap as an economical Drupal web hosting option for anyone who is a newbie in the sphere of web hosting. This will ensure a slow and steady growth in your traffic as the higher you want the more you have to shell out of your pocket!

Although Drupal is a fairly new concept in the internet marketing world as of now, yet it is considered as one of the most resourceful platforms to promote your business. It can help you expand your business within no time at all. This is why there has risen a need for varied as well as cheap Drupal hosting services at once in the industry.

Drupal’s minimum system requirement:

Disk space 15 Megabytes

Web server

Apache 1.3, Apache 2.x, or Microsoft IIS

Database server

Drupal 5:
MySQL 3.23.17 or higher

Drupal 6:
MySQL 4.1 or higher,
PostgreSQL 7.1,

Drupal 7:
MySQL 5.0.15 or higher with PDO,
SQLite 3.3.7 or higher

* Note: Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle are supported by an additional module


  • Drupal 5: 4.4.0 or higher (5.2 recommended)
  • Drupal 6: 4.4.0 or higher (5.2 recommended)
  • Drupal 7: 5.2.5 or higher (5.3 recommended).

Problems faced in drupal hosting Sites:

  • Complex CMS, take quite some time to learn.
  • Heavy CMS, taking up plenty of memory and processing power.
  • More geeky then many other popular CMS.
  • Might be overkill for small sites.
  • Less SEO-friendly features per default then WordPress.
  • Drupal web hosting users experience when they are dealing with the shared web hosting is the poor customer support.
  • The websites made in Drupal CMS are relatively heavy and take more time to load.

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