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Archive for October, 2009

Yahoo closes Geocities. What happens to your website?!

Monday, October 26th, 2009 by Servage
Yahoo has decided to shut down GeoCities today, rendering thousands of users' home-pages unserviceable. Yahoo is doing this in order to follow a business strategy that focuses more on Yahoo's core businesses. However, this basically leaves the normal guy, with his homepage, in the dark. Literally. After today all GeoCities' homepages will no longer work, and the users' content deleted irrevocably. What should you do? If you are a GeoCities users, you are encouraged to move your website to Servage Hosting. This will ensure your site continues to be online and available. Servage actually offers a 30% DISCOUNT to all GeoCities users that switch to Servage using the coupon code GEOC. Thereby you will get the attractive One ...

Servage Web Development Course Part 2: Content formatting

Sunday, October 25th, 2009 by Servage
In this part you will learn how to format (style) web pages' main content, such as text, paragraphs, lists, images and links. The formatting will be done with CSS, which was introduced in the first part of the Servage Web Development Course. Just to recap: HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the language used for the content of your website. CSS (Cascaded Style Sheet) is the language used to describe the design of your content. It is important to remember that we strictly separate those two elements from each other. One of the main advantages of this, is that you can not only have different people working on content and design separately from each other, you can also ...

Auto-install popular scripts. It’s magic!

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 by Servage
Hey, have you ever wondered why so many free scripts are complicated to setup? Why don't they always work out of the box? Exactly! It's annoying! Many Servage users think that way, and I can only agree with you. And it doesn't have to be like that. With the Autoinstaller tool in your Servage account, you can install many of the most common open source scripts within seconds. It's as simple as pressing the mouse button. The need for an Autoinstaller Most open source scripts require somewhere in the area of a few to a lot of things to setup and customize, depending on your hosting account, before it works. This is often because the developers have made ...

IPv6 – The new Internet Protocol

Friday, October 16th, 2009 by Jan Boysen (Servage)
You may already have heard, the currently used Internet Protocol IPv4 (Internet Protocol version4) is running out of space faster than originally thought. The protocol we are currently using to do all the 'funny things' around the Internet has already been developed back in the 1970's. At this time no one could imagine what this protocol would be in use for in the future. Today we are transferring Exabytes of data from one point of the world to another in a few seconds day by day. Due to technical limitations IPv4 can handle 4.294.967.296 unique systems in total. Many of those IPv4 addresses have already been assigned to ISPs, universities and other organizations. Back in 1994 the Internet Engineering Task Force ...

Introduction to the Servage Web Development Course

Friday, October 16th, 2009 by Servage
Hello and welcome to the Servage Web Development Course. Over the next weeks we will take you through a series of tutorials that will show you how to develop your own web site and application from scratch. The course if designed for anyone that has no or little prior knowledge about website development. After this course you will have a good overview over the main technologies used - namely HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL. The course itself will take you through these areas by building a little Blog-application step by step, that will feature creation, modification, display and design of content. So, if you are not yet an expert on creating webpages, please continue reading :-) The beginning Every ...