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Web Hosting Terminology

This article will define what various terms used by web hosting companies mean. It’s not possible (and sometimes insulting to the reader) to cover everything...

Dedicated Servers: A Summary

What is dedicated hosting? A dedicated server is owned by the hosting company but rented out to you for a monthly fee along with an allotment of bandwidth wh...

How To Read a File’s Contents in PHP

PHP provides three built-in functions which allow you to easily read the contents of a file on your webserver. This is useful when, for example, another prog...

How To Find Items in PHP Arrays

The problem: we have an array of items in PHP and we want to find out if a specific item is in the array. In code we can define the array as:

Google Currency Conversion

Google has a currency conversion feature built in to its search, all you have to do is search for 100 GBP in USD, for example, to convert £100 (UK Pounds Ste...

Google Search by Usage Rights

I’m not sure how long this has been there (a while now; I’m imporing this from an old blog of mine), but Google has added a filter on its Advanced Search pag...

Add Notepad To Your SendTo Menu

What I’ve always found useful since I started using Windows is to add notepad to the “Send To” menu, which is available when you right click on any file in W...