Category Archives: technology

Manipulate the users of your site with phpUserClass

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Finally I’ve decided to contribute something in the php open source community. Today we’ve published the php user class, which is a class for user manipulation under php and mysql.

The class uses variable settings for database (table, fields), session and cookie variables, and it can easily be used in a new or an established project. I wrote it this way in order to integrate it with other projects that have bad user system and even use it in adition to other open source projects (for instance you can create a stand alone module which will be able to use the users of your wordpress blog 🙂 )

You can see a demonstration of how it works in the examples page.

Hope you will like it 🙂

More php tutorials from webdigity

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I would like to announce that webdigity has opened the tutorials section to non webdigity members, so it would be easier for everyone to get tutorials from them for free.

The webdigity tutorials, consist mostly of php tutorials and there are many code snippets there that you would pay to get them elsewhere.

Also there is an RSS feed for the tutorials which you can subscribe to, if you are interested in coding. Enjoy 🙂

Are you looking for your next web hosting?

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Looking for a web hosting partner is usually a very hard task. This is because there are so many web hosting companies out there, and in most cases you are not able to know how good a company is before you use their services. An example of the problems that may occur is the recent downtime of the online marketing blog which was down for about 18 hours when their hosting provider decided to stop serving them…

Personally I have changed a lot of hosting partners in order to find someone that I can trust. There are many companies that have serious downtimes, others have hidden charges, etc. So when you are looking for web hosting the goal is to find a serious company which is in business for a long time and have no downtime. Of course your web hosting provider should have enough bandwidth to serve your sites fast.

I guess those are the problems that real metrics thought and found a great solution. The solution sounds simple but technically is not. They have bought hosting accounts from several providers, and they run several tests that indicate how good a hosting service is. So in webdigity’s web hosting comparisons you can look for your next web hosting partner with the minimal risk that you could take.

Enjoy 🙂

Debugging and optimizing your apps with Xdebug

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Xdebug is a great tool for debugging and optimizing PhP applications. As mentioned in this nice post regarding Xdebug, this php extension will help you find out more information about your application.

That is the running process (it gives you step by step analysis of your script) and give some time statistics for each part of your program. I think this tool is great if you want to reduce overhead from your applications.

Read more about Xdebug here.

The true story about sitemaps

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The funny thing about blogging is that you allways have to write a funzy title even if it has nothing to do with what you are talking about 🙂 Today I found out a possible problem regarding SEO which seems to be the sitemaps. There are many people out there who claim that sitemaps are not really helping, and actually can cause deindexing of your web site from google.

Daniel Lindberg  got his site deindexed and then reindexed with less pages in SEPRs, while the topic is discussed in many webmaster forums.

Personally I can’t really express any opinion as I only used sitemaps once, and I can’t measure the results. Of course the warning is there, and we will wait from someone with more experience to tell us what actually happens when you submit a sitemap to google.