ionCube loader fails after update of PHP Apache config

If WHMCS fails to run after updating PHP and Apache with a fail message about ionCube loader:

Go here and download the right loader – Linux (x86-64) for

Install the loader-wizard.php file on the serv er public_html and run it.

Follow instructions (place and it’s related files in the right directory, edit the /usr/local/lib/php.ini file to include the ioncube loader, restart apache and click the test loader link in the wizard.
All should be set now, WHMCS will run!

R1Soft to change the number of backups to be kept:

To edit the number of backups to be kept:

Click Policy.
Click the Edit option to the right of the policy.
Click the Data Retention Tab.
You should be able to edit this value: “Number of Recovery Points to Retain”.

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Improve your Google Places business listings

Don’t do these 9 things:



R1Soft Restore mySql file from server from .frm no .sql file available

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Restore database using R1soft

Here’s how you’d properly restore myslq using r1soft.

1) Setup r1soft to connect to your MySQL instance and configure it to make mysql snap shots.

2) In the event a database and user are deleted:
2a) inside cpanel, create/recreate the usernameyou want to have access to the database
2b) restore the mysql data using r1soft
2c) from command line on the cpanel server run:

(this will restore the database to the cpanel user account so it is visible)
2d) give the mysql user access to that database using cpanel
2e) restart mysql

3) In the vent you just want to roll data back:
3a) restore the data using r1soft
3b) restart mysql

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Google Apps – reset a users password


You can always reset the password for a user on your domain. This is helpful when:

  • A user forgets his or her password
  • A user’s account is compromised (security concerns)

To reset a user’s password:

    1. Sign in to the Google Apps administrator control panel.

      The URL is, where primary-domain-name is the domain name you used to sign up for Google Apps.


    1. Find the user account. You can either search or browse:
      • Search: Enter the user name in the search box at the top of the Google Apps control panel, then click Search accounts.
      • Browse: Click the Organization & users tab from the top menu. Select an organization from the organizational structure on the left.


  1. Click the row for the user account to display the user information page.
  2. Click Change password.
  3. Enter the user’s new password in the Password: field, and then enter it again in the Re-enter Password: field to confirm the change.

    When you enter the password, the Password strength field below the text boxes evaluates the security level of the password. Click the link if you want tips for creating strong passwords. Google requires a password that’s at least eight characters, especially for optimal use with IMAP or POP.

  4. Specify whether you want to force the user to change the password the next time he or she signs in.

    Select the Require a change of password in the next sign in check box to require the user to create a new password.

  5. Click Save Changes along the bottom.

Once you’ve reset a password, be sure to provide the user with new login information.

Howto: Track conversions and phone calls in google analytics

Here’s the howto article on

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Google Penguin update – same anchor text now hurts website SEO

If you have the same anchor text in your footer links on all the websites that you create this can now hurt your website SEO. This happened to edublogs, they had to remove more than 10,000 footer links.

Another way to avoid the Penguin update penalty is by making your anchor text footer links nofollow.

Google Them 2013

In the new year 2013, has been providing google tips and tricks and more since November 2007, starting with an early version of WordPress MU (2.7) and now running WordPress 3.5!

The Hardware is freshly upgraded for the new year to a dedicated Xeon X3430 8 core, 32 Gigs of RAM, 1TB hard disk server.

301 Wildcard redirect for WordPress Multisite not working

Tip: Use Cpanel “Subdomains” instead of “Redirects”, read all about it by clicking to the details.