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10th Feb 2014 07:38am
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Enable Webstats in Plesk

If your Plesk control panel is anything like mine, then you will find that there are no visitor stats for any of the domains on there, but fear not, the stats are/have been collected (usually by default they're pre-collected by 3 months - well that's what mine were set to).

First of all check that your domain(s) have got webstats enabled. To do this you'll just need to log in to your Plesk control panel, then on the right hand side select your domain from the "My Webspaces" section.

Enable Webstats in Plesk

Then select the "Websites & Domains" tab, scroll... [read more]

9th May 2013 07:09pm
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How To Stop Spam On Your Website

Update: Post Updated 9th June 2013 08:09pm

Automated spam is wild now-a-days on the internet and if you run your own website, you'll know that there's many methods you can use when you encouter spam to deter it. However, one easy way I've found, which is VERY simple and easy to do is by creating a simple checkbox that if left unticked will tell your script that the person is not human and will not continue sending their message.

On your form

<input type="checkbox" name="notbot"> Tick this box to confirm you're not a bot.

On your script

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17th Apr 2013 04:22am
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What's ItCouldHappenToAllOf.us About?

ItCouldHappenToAllOf.us Screenshot

Earlier on I came across a few posts whilst browsing Reddit and saw they were a bit confused about a certain website they came across. The website in question is itcouldhappentoallof.us.

Now normally I would've just viewed the site, then clicked off it as it would've had no appeal to me, but for some reason this one did. I'm not sure if that's because of the fair amount of online coverage it's getting on sites like Reddit or 4Chan, but the home page has a bunch of symbols (some visible on my laptop and others not)... [read more]

14th Jul 2012 07:52am
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Project Loco: Small Update

You will remember from a post I made on 30th Jun 2012 ("The Empire Grows...") that I aquired a domain name and was about to start a website on it, but not tell you what it is. Well as my own personal deadline for launching the site ticks down to less than 4 days away, I've pretty much done most of the "back-end" of the site. However the main point of this project is to show how I can transform it from 0 visitors when it opens to a certain amount (which I think I placed as 1,000).

So at the... [read more]

30th Jun 2012 01:43pm
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The Empire Grows...

Well it seems after being tempted by a promotion on cheap domains, I have kind of - on accident (obviously) - purchased another domain name. So this now gives me yet another project to work on and expand my current mini-empire.

I won't reveal the domain name just yet as I think I will use this as an experiment - along with a normal functioning website. Basically what I want to do is show how I can take a brand new website from 0 visitors a day to 100 a day (or maybe even more, I do need... [read more]