How to Set Up Automated Database Backups on FreeBSD

You set up automated database backups on FreeBSD servers. Complete the three processes below to create a recurring database backup on your hosting account. Set Up a MySQL Login Path Setting up a MySQL login path will help keep the connection secure. The file is encrypted and any time the file is used, the connection […]

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How to Create a Cron Job

You can create a cron job in the Account Control Center interface. Cron jobs can be used to schedule tasks to run at a fixed date or time. For example, you may use a cron job to run automatic database backups periodically. For more information about cron jobs, see our article, Configuring Cron and Using […]

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How to Increase PHP Max Upload Size

You can increase the allowed max upload size by using a PHP directive. By using this directive, you can change the max upload size on one or more directories. To edit the PHP max upload size, you need to first have a custom php.ini or user.ini file. For more information about these files, see our […]

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Editing a .user.ini File

Editing a .user.ini File If you want to edit an already-created .user.ini file, follow these steps: Navigate back to the directory where the .user.ini file was created Click the name of the .user.ini file Click Edit in the navigation bar Make your changes to the file and then click Save Changes Depending on how often […]

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Creating a .user.ini File

A .user.ini file can be used to control PHP settings in a specific directory. For a more in-depth explanation, visit our php.ini vs .user.ini article.  You can create a .user.ini file in your directory of choice by following the tutorial below. Note: If you want to make changes to the PHP settings for the entire […]

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php.ini vs user.ini

What is php.ini? php.ini is a file that allows you to control your PHP settings on your server. When your PHP starts, it will consult your php.ini files to see how PHP settings should be configured. So, naturally, if you make changes to the php.ini file, you may have to restart your PHP processes to […]

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Using reCAPTCHA

Topics: Defining CAPTCHA Defining reCAPTCHA Setting Up and Using reCAPTCHA Defining CAPTCHA A CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart) is an application that tries to tell the difference between a human and a computer. These applications are widely used to help prevent spam because it will prevent junk e-mail programs […]

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Video: Creating a Cron Job in the ACC

Learn how to create a cron job in the Account Control Center: Transcript: Hi. Sean here, we’re talking about adding a cron job for the Account Control Center. So once you’re logged into the Account Control Center, on the left-hand side of the screen, scroll down to Advanced, and then click Manage Cron Jobs. Here you’ll see […]

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How Do I Send Email with PHP?

Topics: Why Would I Want to Use Email with PHP? Where Do I Put PHP Script? How Do I Send Email with PHP? Parameters CRLF Common Use Examples Using the Filter Function for Forms Why Would I Want to Use Email with PHP? PHP is a useful website building tool. It gives the website the […]

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Using formmail.pl

formmail.pl is a web form delivery script that can be used with any account level at pair Networks. We are using a special version of formmail.pl modified to protect against abuse by ensuring that the email recipient is legitimate. Any form fields included in the call to formmail.pl will be included in the email that […]

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Configuring Cron

The system utility cron can be used to schedule programs to run automatically at predetermined intervals. Advanced users are welcome to use cron via the Unix shell, or you can use the Account Control Center to easily setup and maintain a schedule of programs to be run. What is cron? Cron is a standard Unix […]

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CGIwrap

What is CGIwrap? CGIwrap is a “script wrapper” program that allows people to use CGI scripts while removing the risk of output files being harmed if another pair Networks user account has been compromised. As an added benefit, CGIwrap can also make the standard error output of your scripts visible through your Web browser, which […]

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Using suEXEC

What is suEXEC? Available for Basic accounts and above, suEXEC is a feature of Apache that allows CGI scripts to run under your pair Networks username and not as the default user “nobody.” suEXEC can protect your scripts and any files they create from other customers on your server, when used properly. suEXEC performs a […]

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PHP as CGI

Running PHP as a CGI If you need to run an older version of PHP in order to maintain compatibility with your legacy software, you may run PHP as a CGI. See below for instructions that apply to your hosting account type. The instructions in this article are written assuming that the intended version of […]

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