Wildcard DNS Using Plesk 9 and LAMP

I was trying to setup a WordPressMU site and I needed to enable Wildcard DNS. I found some excellent resources on this at this page run by 1&1 hosting. http://www.1and1faq.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-602.html Some of the commands in SSH regarding the websrvmng confused me. The following page shows some  of the commands you can run on this program.…

Losing Network Card In Virtual Server 2005 R2

This always happens and everytime it does I spend time looking for the fix. When MS Virtual Server get shut down due to powere outage etc. The virtual server loses it’s network card. When I try to add it back the only thing in the drop-down is “not connected”. Here’s the trick. Go to Virtual…

Preparing Catalog Data For Use With Xdata

Go to MBDealer site > Product Database For fields choose – MBNumber, Title, Best Seller, UPC, ISNB13, MediaType, Price, ByLine, DifOverall, PubDate, Description. Get Data Right click and save generated Txt file to hard drive. Open in Excel – Text Import Wizard > Delimited> Tab> Change the following columns to Text instead of General ProductID…

Install WordPress using LAMP + Plesk 9

Create Domain in Plesk 9. In Domain created add database. Create database user for database Open wp-config.php and add the database info into the fields /** The name of the database for WordPress */ define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘databasename’); /** MySQL database username */ define(‘DB_USER’, ‘databaseUserCreated4thisDomain’); /** MySQL database password */ define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password’); /** MySQL hostname */ define(‘DB_HOST’,…

Install In Joomla

To document my steps… Create domain in Plesk (be sure to uncheck  php safe_mode on) Create database for domain Use FTP to move Joomla directories into httpdocs folder of domain created Change permissions during the install process (@ directory above httpdocs folder chmod -R 777 httpdocs) Do the Joomla web install – (This time I…

LAMP

I’m starting this blog to document my IT experiences of deploying WordPress & Joomla on LAMP after spending years working in the Microsoft world. I’m currently having an issue with getting Joomla components installed. This I believe is caused by having the site manged with a Plesk server interface. I’m using Plesk version 9. I’ve…