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Use Servage mailing lists with AJAX

Friday, February 15th, 2013 by Servage
mailing_list_apiWe have received a few requests about the mailing list API. There has especially been interest in how to integrate the mailing list to an existing website without going through any Servage subscribe/unsubscribe pages. Therefore I have created a very simple sample AJAX integration example, and thought it would be interesting for some of your as well. You need to include the jQuery library, and please be aware that the email validation is very basic, and please also note that most browsers will not allow the API call because it goes outside the scope of your domain/URL (i.e. it tries to connect to Servage's domain, instead of yours). In such cases ...

Join Servage on Facebook

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 by Servage
Did you know that Servage is on Facebook? Join the Servage page on Facebook and take part in an active community of users, who share experiences, questions and help each other - while Servage regularly updates the page with great tips, interesting articles or other related news. https://www.facebook.com/servage Are you not on Facebook? That is no problem. In that case there are plenty of other resources for you to get involved in, to stay on top of your website and hosting experience. There are plenty of communities, discussion forums etc. online dedicated to web design and hosting related topics. Even Servage has a few more places than Facebook, which you can use. Tak a ...

Using sessions in PHP

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 by Servage
There are two ways how you can store data associated with a given visitor. You can use cookies on the client or sessions on the server. In this article I will present you with the basic concepts of sessions usage in PHP. First of all, it works so that PHP stores a cookie on the client side with a session ID. This session ID is then used to identify and retrieve a session stored on the server. So you can actually store secret information in the session and be sure it isn't manipulated or seen by the user - unlike cookies which are viewable by the browser. Start the session Before you ...

Get your own server environment with a VPS

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 by Servage
Do you want you own server? Do you need special software? Are you tired of performance problems? Are you just curious? Well, there are many good reasons to get an own virtual private server. The price is definitely also one of them! Consider this offer from Servage. It's pretty much the same cost as a shared webhosting account! RAM Memory: 256 MB Traffic: 100 GB Diskspace: 50 GB Full root access Power On/Off from CP Backup (snapshots) ACPI shutdown from CP Console access from CP Check out the plans. Cloud Based Server Virtualization The TotalCloud server virtualization offering is based on a modular setup where the servers are clustered in pairs. In these pairs, one server acts ...

Happy New Year

Monday, December 31st, 2012 by Servage
Happy new year to all of you! We wish you the very best for 2013 - may the servers, design gurus, search engines and website visitors be on your site :-) If you're bored over the new years eve - or just in general feel like reading a little, take a look at out series of articles related to version control. It is one of the most important - and often forgotten factors in development. Having a proper, efficient and redundant version control system set up, can save you time and money when it's most important! New Years Reading List Use version control to improve development workflows Manage your code with GitHub Source ...

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 24th, 2012 by Servage
Merry Christmas to all of you out there who celebrate this holiday. We wish you a splendid time with your family and loved ones, now that we all can be relieved after surviving the doomsday philosophies for december 21st 2012 :-) Like last year, I'd like to remind you, if you're late with a few presents, consider these last-minute gadgets. They are completely unnecessary, but could save the day ;-) The Christmas tree (lights powered via USB) The Christmas Stocking USB stick The Santa USB hub combined with pen-holder In case you have been totally frustrated with the organization of wish lists. Who wants what, who gives what to whom, and what’s already bought two ...

Use wikis to create active communities

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 by Servage
You know the power of Wikipedia and I'm sure you use it yourself from time to time. The power of shared strength, knowledge and engagement is overwhelming. Although it may sometimes be overeager or even wrong, it most often corrects itself quickly and always strives for the most correct, precise and honest version of it's knowledge. Community-based knowledge is the best instrument you have available online to support you and your customers. Servage Wiki Here at Servage Hosting there is a wiki available for customers by customers, where people can share and contribute their experiences and knowledge about specific issues, workflows etc., to aid the common goal of every customer getting the ...

Will your survive tomorrow?

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 by Servage
December 21st is one of the days predicted to become the end of the world. Will your website, your and the rest of human kind survie tonight? For some more background information, the general info from Wikipedia says: "The 2012 phenomenon was a range of eschatological beliefs that cataclysmic or transformative events would occur around 21 December 2012. This date was regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, and as such, Mayan festivities to commemorate the end of the b'ak'tun 13 took place on 21 December 2012 in the countries that were part of the Mayan empire (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El ...

Improving WordPress load times with cache

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 by Servage
Many webmasters are using Wordpress to manage their websites, and it includes many great features out of the box. It's amazing as a blogging-engine, and highly customizable to use for other and more advanced purposes. Furthermore you can easily create and change design. Since Wordpress is open-source and highly adopted by the web-world, it's easy to get started and work with in the long run. You can even install Wordpress with the Autoinstaller in the Servage Control Panel. Extending with Plugins You can easily extend your Wordpress installation with plugins. Many free and great plugins for various purposes are available. This article is the second in a series of articles describing some very ...

Build great Flash apps

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 by Servage
Previously we have described a few resources to learn and improve HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL skills - which are mainly used for websites and backend operations. However, Flash has also been an important factor in the web-world for quite some time, and especially for desktop apps and games, there still is a huge market available. So making services available as Flash apps still works for that target audience, thought some other platforms have abandoned it. Flash Mobile Application Development For Dummies "Flash is installed on 98 percent of browsers and runs on most smartphones, delivering RIA content and videos. With Flash 10.1 for mobile devices, developers have the perfect tool to create ...