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Entries from July 2012

Simple transaction example using PHP and mysql_query

July 30th, 2012 · No Comments

<?php // A simple transaction example using PHP and mysql_query //——————————————– @mysql_connect(“localhost”,”myusername”, “mypassword”) or die(mysql_error()); @mysql_select_db(“mydatabase”) or die(mysql_error()); $query = “INSERT INTO mytable (firstname, lastname) values (‘Fred’,’Bloggs’)”; begin(); // begin transaction $result = @mysql_query($query); if(!$result) { rollback(); // failed so roll back transaction echo “Rolled back”; exit; } else { commit(); // Committ transaction echo […]

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Tags: General PHP · SQL databases

SQL Transactions in PHPmyAdmin

July 26th, 2012 · No Comments

A transaction is a collection of SQL statements.  So a task may for example, may consist of a number of update statements.  If one of these should fail you may end up with some tables correctly updated but others not correctly updated particularly if one update has data from a previous update. To overcome this […]

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Tags: SQL databases

Setting up a digtial download store

July 21st, 2012 · No Comments

We have already written a short pdf document at which provides some hints, tips and tricks for selling digital downloads. Here are a few other issues that you may want to consider when setting up a digital online shopping system Make sure your system is secure It probably goes without saying that the shopping […]

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Tags: Shopping carts

Google introduces Adwords Express

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Google AdWords Express is a cut down version of Google AdWords system.  The express version has fewer options which can be an advantage for those who have small business and don’t want to get into the complexities of setting individual parameters for keywords or get involved in the many other options that are available. The […]

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Tags: SOE

Links to your site using Google Webmaster

July 12th, 2012 · No Comments

If you want to find which web site links to your site, one way is to your Google Webmaster. ( The site has to be verified in the webmaster site and then : On the Webmaster Tools Home page, click the site you want. On the left-hand menu, click Traffic, and then click Links to […]

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Tags: SOE

What kind of content are you mainly selling – July 2012

July 11th, 2012 · No Comments

What kind of content are you mainly selling – July 2012 This are the latest results from the on-line poll that is running all the time. The results still appear to show that selling mp3 audio files is still very popular. mp3 audio files:       32.7% e-books:          15% Video files:          14.1% […]

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Tags: OnLine Poll Results

About htpasswd – The file to store passwords

July 6th, 2012 · No Comments

The htpasswd file is used when password protecting a website or a directory using HTTP Authentication and Apache’s htaccess files. The htpasswd file contains username in plain text (unencrypted) and a hashed (encrypted) password. Each line contains a username and a password separated by a colon “:”. You can not see the actual passwords as […]

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Tags: General PHP · PHP-SecureArea

get_magic_quotes_gpc in PHP6

July 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

In PHP6, get_magic_qu0tes_gpc will be depreciated, but you may still want to be able to test for it if you do not know which version of PHP it will be running on. Here are two possible ways of how this might be done.  Both of these create a new function called is_get_magic_quotes_gpc to make it […]

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Tags: General PHP