Quick tips -> Using the Linux Command line

One of my favorite things about using the Linux command line for any applicable tasks is that there’s usually at least one way to simplify a long list of operations down to just a few keystrokes. The tips below, some of which are major time-savers, are things I learned from friends, the internet, or discovered […]

Install new programs to a shared-hosting server ( without su / root )

This information is for educational purposes only, and is not guranteed to work for all cases. Attempting the steps below might violate your hosting provider’s terms of agreement. For example, check out this excerpt from Godaddy’s legal hosting agreement. Proceed at your own risk! 😀 Before we begin Many website hosting companies prevent their customers […]

How shared-hosting plans restrict project freedom

The most popular hosting companies offer direct access to the hosting server via Secure Shell Access, or SSH. Access to a shell gives site-owners a greater control, and opens up more possibilities for adding features or testing site performance. However because the hosting is shared, you will have restricted access to package managers, the gnu […]

MySQL cli vs. PhpMyadmin

When I first started using Mysql, I relied heavily on the Phpmyadmin in-browser control panel for database administration. Eventually the feeling of reliance on the GUI became became so unbearable that I switched to using the command line mysql client to communicate with the database server. Here is how I use the the Mysql cli […]

Reset worpdress password on development site / localhost

When running WordPress on a testing environment( localhost), I use generic usernames and passwords which are easy to remember. Unfortutely, sometimes, I choose more difficult p@$$w0rd5 which I inevitable forget. After multiple failed attempts to remember whether I used two or three dollar signs, and in what order, it is time to give-up and reset […]