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Author: Matthew

Hostgator Shut Down My WordPress Website

Hostgator shut down my clients wordpress website.  “Unfortunately, we were forced to disable the script “xxxxxxxxx/public_html/index.php” as it was causing high loading issues on the server. Due to this affecting all of the other accounts on the system, we had to take immediate action for the health of the server.”  This is the email that I received. When I went to check the site, it was down and loaded a forbidden page.  The email also gave me a few tips to try an rectify the issue, which I have since done and I am still waiting for a response back.  But my biggest problem is that this site makes money for my client and now the site has been down for over 24 hours.  Why couldn’t Hostgator notify me first and give me a 48 hour window to correct the problem and then shut me down if I don’t comply?  Do they have the right to “shoot first and ask questions later”?  I guess they feel they do. So I an still waiting for a response back from technical support.  In the meantime make sure you have a caching plugin installed and running on your blog, as this will reduce the load time of your wordpress website.  The one I installed was WP Super Cache. I will keep you updated of the progress of the situation. (UPDATE) – About...

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WordPress 3.5 – Where are my Links?

They're gone silly.  If your reading this then you probably upgraded your wordpress website to version 3.5.  In this new version, the developers removed the links panel.  But don't worry, your links are still in your database.  You just need to install a plugin called Links Manager.  They felt that since the links function was not being used by many wordpress users, why have it as a default part of the wordpress 3.5 core.  Now you can choose if you want to have this part of wordpress on your site or not.  Good...

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A collection of email subject utf-8 images

Have you ever gotten an email with an image in the subject line and wondered how that person or company did that?  Well they use a special code called utf-8.  Not to go to in depth into it and try to explain how to code your own personal image, I am just going to give you some cool popular images below.  In order to use one of the images, just copy and paste the code exactly as you see it into your subject line and when you hit send, your recipient will get the image in their inbox.  If you want to add text, just type in what you want either before or after the utf-8 code.  Not all browsers will display the images exactly the same.  Just giving you a heads up.  Enjoy. black hammer Movie Que Black fist 2 red hearts graduation cap Black credit card Black starburst policeman face yellow light bulb black telephone fork and knife red apple black jewish star black padlock green bag of money yellow smiley face red heart w/arrow green dollar fork and knife pumpkin green money bag orange shopping bag black star green recycling symbol blue diamond Satelite dish red lips red bow jewish star red apple red car black triangle green checkbox green checkmark black plane black pipe black question mark green money bag yellow light bulb graduation cap...

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GoDaddy drops the ball with .CO domain name.

I have a client who sells cookies.  She has a .CO domain extension.  Her website got hacked and some malware code was placed on it causing it to redirect to some other website.  She called me to tell me that her email was not working anymore so I naturally thought that maybe she was over her quota in cpanel.  But when I checked, she was set to unlimited.  So I went to her website and it didn’t load.  I then went into my reseller cpanel and took a look at some of her file and found and removed all...

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How to use Google Maps Street View

I was a little lost trying to figure out how to use the street view feature in Google Maps.  Once you are on the page with the map, there is no clear direction on how to use it other than the simple box where you enter the address you want to look up.  Sure there is a link for an interactive tutorial, but who has time for that and who knows if that even shows you how to get to the street view.  I didn’t check it.  So after some time and frustration, I figured the mystery of Google...

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