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Creating an offline backup or static version of your website using Wget

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Creating an offline backup or static version of your website using Wget

Sometimes you need a backup of your site as it displays on the web. But there’s another use for creating an offline backup. If you have a WordPress site for instance pages are created dynamically every time they load. If you create an offline backup, then you can have a static version of your dynamic site. This is helpful if you need to shut down PHP or your MySQL database. You can create a static version of your site that is plain HTML that can load without any higher level programming. So let’s get down to it. Wget is a...

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PHP Warning: DOMDocument::loadHTML(): htmlParseEntityRef: expecting ‘;’ in Entity, line: 2416

Posted by on 11:19 pm in PHP, Programming | 0 comments

PHP Warning: DOMDocument::loadHTML(): htmlParseEntityRef: expecting ‘;’ in Entity, line: 2416

If you’re trying to parse the results of a webpage, either remotely or locally, you may have run into this error.   If you’re trying to iterate over the html elements, the DOM Document may be a good choice for you.  It easily allows you to select all the document elements that match your search.  IE, you can select all bolded elements and find out what is bolded.  The php code below is a simple way to load html into the DOM model.  You may obtain this html using another method like cURL, or file_get_contents(), etc. $doc = new...

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Business Bingo: Ideas for Keeping Your Campaigns Local

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Business Bingo: Ideas for Keeping Your Campaigns Local

Some businesses only operate online, giving them the world to market to. Others, like walk-in stores and medical offices, operate on a much more local platform. Professional marketing companies can help you to reach your local audience. Here’s how you can find ways to get your product out there, and your reach growing. Cross-Promotion Find other local merchants to trade promotions with. For example, if you’re a jewelry maker, talk to small boutiques about selling your items. In exchange, you can post links to the shop on your website and...

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Free online Regex String Replacement Tester

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Free online Regex String Replacement Tester

Regex is a useful tool for string manipulation. Free online regex testing tool. Reg Expression: Modifiers: Replacement Value: Place your string below: Your converted string: Helpful Regular Expressions Matches any 10 digit phone number format. The explanation of the regular expression is shown in the image below. Click on the image to...

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Viewing previous Queries in PHPMyAdmin

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Viewing previous Queries in PHPMyAdmin

If you’re busy in PHPMyAdmin and you do alot of repeat queries, or you just come back to a query now and again, you might find it useful to have a record of those queries.  Whether it’s just saving you time retyping something, or if you’re switching back and forth between windows and accidentally close your query window, having a record is always good.  There are two useful things you can do.  The first is bookmarking. Bookmarking Queries in PHPMyAdmin The bookmarking tool is useful if you have a query that you run all the...

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Dell CS24 – Using the BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) for Remote Management

Posted by on 11:48 pm in BIOS, Operating Systems, Web Servers | 0 comments

Dell CS24 – Using the BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) for Remote Management

If you have one of these old Dell CS24’s, you’ll know they pack alot of processing power into a small frame.  They take only 1 unit and have dual quad core processors and a good amount of ram.  Right now on Ebay, you can pick one of these up with nice hardware for under 200 bucks.  A great deal in my opinion if you have something that needs alot of processing, but you don’t want to fill your rack up.  I’ve found they’re also pretty good on power, although I haven’t maxed out the usage of mine yet. If...

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Vintage Mahogany Bedroom Set For Sale

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Vintage Mahogany Bedroom Set For Sale

This is a 4 piece set, Unsure of exact age, but it’s pretty old.  It’s wood, not veneer, and it’s in good shape.  I’ve taken a picture of almost every angle, so look at them for condition.  Asking $350 for the set.  We can deliver after you look at it for $2 a mile. 1 dresser with mirror 1 chest of drawers 1 low dresser with mirror 1 bedframe with headboard and...

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Six Awesome Gadgets that Will Get You Interested in Science

Posted by on 9:06 pm in Technology | 0 comments

Six Awesome Gadgets that Will Get You Interested in Science

Technology takes a mundane world and turns it into a place of wonder, imagination, and speculation. It may become the beginning of an interest in science. More than just toys, these six gadgets open a desire to know more about the world. Telescope Telescopes are affordable on any budget. The best ones feature star finder software that quickly allows you to navigate to an exact area of space. Even the least expensive open the heavens as never before. Many amateur astronomers have been the first to discover new comets with simple...

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The Difference Between RAID & JBOD: What You Should Be Using

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The Difference Between RAID & JBOD: What You Should Be Using

Most people look for three qualities when they make a decision on data storage: reliability, efficiency and capacity. For businesses and organizations, the need for high capacity storage is particularly important. In this case, a simple hard drive may not be sufficient. The two most popular forms of high volume data storage are RAID (“Redundant Array of Independent Disks”) and JBOD (“Just a Bunch Of Disks”) arrays. Both RAID and JBOD arrays have their advantages and disadvantages, and choosing one over the other really depends on your...

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Should Your Business Start Using the Cloud?

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Should Your Business Start Using the Cloud?

Small and medium-sized business owners and entrepreneurs often ask themselves if their enterprises should start using the cloud. What many business owners do not realize is that many of their data assets are already in the cloud. Webmail, online social networks and applications that can be accessed through a modern browser are examples of cloud computing. What is important for business owners to consider is the type of enterprise cloud solution they should choose. At a minimum, applications such as optimized storage can help lower business...

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