PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT – WordPress Upgradation Problem

Recently I was asked by a client of mine to upgrade her self-hosted WordPress blog to 2.71. from 2.6. I though it to be a smooth task as this was a pretty new installation without any plugins or themes and I had upgraded at least 10 other self hosted WordPress blogs (far bigger than this one) few days back without any problem. I logged on to the blog’s dashboard and upgrade warning from WordPress was flashing on the screen. I gladly clicked on upgrade button and thought the task is taken care of. But what the hell!!!! Continue reading “PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT – WordPress Upgradation Problem”

Version 3.0.3 of phpBB (Open Source Forums Software) Released

phpBB Group relesead version 3.0.3 of it’s widely used Open Source Forums solution phpBB. This release addresses numerous stability fixes, performance tweaks and general bugs fixed. Apart from some tiny new features, this version also introduces two major new features: template inheritance and a post-based queue. The new version can be downloaded from http://www.phpbb.com/downloads/. Continue reading “Version 3.0.3 of phpBB (Open Source Forums Software) Released”

Latest Offering from Google Apps – Google Sites

Recently Google introduced its’ new offering by the name of Google Sites as part of Google Apps. Google Sites makes creating a team web site as easy as editing a document. Variety of information can be gathered in one place easily including videos, calendars, presentations, attachments, and gadgets. It can also be shared as easily for viewing or editing with a small group, entire organization, or the world. Continue reading “Latest Offering from Google Apps – Google Sites”

phpBB (Widely used Open Source Forum Solution) Releases Ver. 2.0.23

phpBB Group relesead version 2.0.23 of it’s widely used Open Source Forum solution phpBB. This release addresses several bugfixes and some security issues. The new version can be downloaded from http://www.phpbb.com/downloads/.

From the changelog of this release we can see following fixes / upgrades: Continue reading “phpBB (Widely used Open Source Forum Solution) Releases Ver. 2.0.23”

sabsebolo.com – Free Conferencing Facility Launched

Sabeer Bhatia, co-founder of Hotmail, has co-founded SabseBolo.com – a free conferncingSabseBolo.com - free conferencing facility for up to 10 callers facility, in association with Yogesh Patel, a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of arzoo.com. SabseBolo.com provides a three easy steps facility to start conferencing. Mind you, this is not some online conferencing, Sabeer is talking about. It’s about conderening through any land line or mobile device. Continue reading “sabsebolo.com – Free Conferencing Facility Launched”

Steps to Move Your Web Site from one Server to Another

During the lifetime of a website moments come when need arises to move the site from one domain name to other. This migration process is painful for bigger and more active websites. If hosting control panel on both servers are same then migration becomes easier. However, sometimes you need to migrate your site to a server having different control panel. In this scenario, to ensure smooth migration of an active web site from one server to another follow the steps given in this tutorial: Continue reading “Steps to Move Your Web Site from one Server to Another”

SWsoft Releases Plesk 8.3 for Windows and Linux/Unix!

The release of SWsoft Plesk 8.3 continues SWsoft’s Open Fusion initiative of enabling integration of all types of web hosting software. This new version of the software further integrates Plesk with Virtuozzo, 3rd party, and other web applications as well as continuing to deliver innovative ease of use, the highest levels of stability and performance, security and unmatched value.

SWsoft announced the availability of version 8.3 of its’ flagship product PLESK. Pleask is a multi-platform control panel and the latest release includes over 50 new features for Linux and Windows users. As per an announcement by SWsoft the release of SWsoft Plesk 8.3 continues SWsoft’s Open Fusion initiative of enabling integration of all types of web hosting software.  This new version of the software further integrates Plesk with Virtuozzo, 3rd party, and other web applications as well as continuing to deliver innovative ease of use, the highest levels of stability and performance, security and unmatched value. Continue reading “SWsoft Releases Plesk 8.3 for Windows and Linux/Unix!”

Gmail about to Reach 6GB Storage Mark!

Gmail is about to touch 6GB storage space and it’s still couting. Perhaps a time will come when you will be able to get unlimited storage space from Gmail like Yahoo! and few others. And mind you, it’s all for free. You need not shell out a single cent for this.

Gmail about to Touch 6GB Storage SpaceGoogle is known for doing things in its’ own style. Started with 2 GB mail box facility (besides other features), now Gmail is about to reach a mark where it seems to touch a new height. As evident from attached screen shot it is about to touch 6GB storage space and it’s still couting. Perhaps a time will come when you will be able to get unlimited storage space from Gmail like Yahoo! and few others. And mind you, it’s all for free. You need not shell out a single cent for this.

Now, this is what can be called a real new year gift in true style.

Have u worked with Quad monitors attached to a single computer??

Increase your productivity up to 10 minutes a day by using Quad Monitors (11.7 million pixels). This is what Jay of Domain Tools claim to have achieved. On his blog he has given complete computation as how quad monitors add up to 11.7 million pixels. He has also told about the hardware and software used to achive this.

Till now I am using a 19″ monitor and I thought it was ok but recently I read a post on http://blog.domaintools.com and I was aghast. You know what?? Jay Westerdal of http://domaintools.com is working with Quad (four) monitors plugged in to one cpu. He has setup this using just Windows XP with two Nvidia Quadro FX 570 video cards and all these monitors add up to 11,720,000 (11.7 million) pixels. Quite impressive. Don’t belive me……Just go to this page and read all about it yourself. Jay claims that his productivity has increased by 10 minutes a day by using this quad monitor setup. It doesn’t stop here. Few visitors to his blog has expressed almost similar feelings. I am still in dreamworld. You better head to the original post.

Happy productivity.

Target uid/gid Mismatch with Directory or Program

One fine morning, a perfectly working cgi script started throwing “500 Internal Server Error” without any changes being made to the secipt. Client was at my head and I was at loss of my wits. But, then clients pay me for making things straight and working for them. Read this step by step tutorial as how this problem was solved.

This Sunday at 2 AM, I got a call from one client, who complained that cgi scripts on his website stopped working all of a sudden. This being peak season for his business, he was a worried lot and wanted me to give it an immediate attention. I rushed to my workstation. Client was on phone telling me the urls and script names which stopped working. I saw it was throwing “500 Internal Server Error”. My first question to client was if he has made any changes to the scripts or re-uploaded or changed the permissions on the files. Continue reading “Target uid/gid Mismatch with Directory or Program”