Do you always need to take backup of your important data in your USB Drives so that you can take it to meetings, clients or at home and your forget it. Then I am going to share a handy tool with you by which you can schedule the backup of your important data according to your requirements.
Did you have problems setting up PHP on a Windows server which is running IIS and also running an SMTP server inside IIS? Have you faced problems sending mail from PHP scripts running on IIS server with IIS SMTP engine? By default, IIS doesn’t allow relaying SMTP emails if it comes from 3rd party products. So this problem is related to IIS SMTP “Relay Restrictions”. Sometimes some of my clients are using PHP on windows servers using IIS 6 as the web server. In linux PHP supports native sendmail system from the OS itself. But in windows, you need to tweak your way to make PHP able to send out mail from localhost. If you are a .Net developer, you might already know that from ASP.Net codes or even Classic Asp code it’s just as simple as 1,2,3 to send out email or use the IIS local SMTP server. Let me make it simple for you so that you guys can make use of the localhost server from PHP.
There is more information at the end of the article about using XAMPP Sendmail in Windows.
It’s hard to find a really working solution for hard disk fragmentation issue and needless to say day by day the hard disk sizes are growing along with more and more files. Recently I’ve found IObit SmartDefrag which is fast enough to defrag your huge hard disk in no time. It has a feature of set and forget it configuration which is really convenient for both office and home users. It has most of the features you can find in any commercial software.
Features of this powerful, award-winning defragmenter program include:
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I’ve got a new motherboard for my computer recently. It’s a Gigabyte GA-965G DS3 series motherboard which comes with 4 sata II ports and 2 onboard sata II ports which provides 3GB/s specifications. Well I’ve gone through a number of troubles migrating to my new sata II drive. My previous drive is a IDE ATA Seagate 160GB drive which has 5 separate partitions and loaded with Windows XP and another partition is loaded with Vista ultimate. So as I got my new sata drive which is a 320GB sata II drive, I decided to put it as my first drive ( Disk 0 ) and the other IDE channel is assigned to disk 4. Both were master drives and mother preferences were set to give the main priority at the sata drive for booting. Anyway I did a cloning using Acronis True Image and cloned the whole drive into the new 320GB drive. After that I found out that the IDE drive is still booting and the 320GB sata drive is setting itself as second preference. So I dig out information regarding this and found out the facts lies beneath.. Here is some of the facts :
The Hosts file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. This file is loaded into memory (cache) at startup, then Windows checks the Hosts file before it queries any DNS servers, which enables it to override addresses in the DNS. This prevents access to the listed sites by redirecting any connection attempts back to the local machine. Another feature of the HOSTS file is its ability to block other applications from connecting to the Internet, providing the entry exists. It’s a general practice of web developers to test any site locally by emulating the original web address pointing to a local or development server by modifying the hosts file. Here is a brief explanation on how to set it up properly.
The host file is located in different locations in different operating systems and even in different Windows versions:
Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista: %SystemRoot%system32driversetc is the default location, which may be changed. The actual directory is determined by the Registry key HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesTcpipParametersDataBasePath.
Windows 95/98/Me: %WinDir%
Linux and other Unix-like operating systems: /etc
Mac OS 9 and earlier: System Folder: Preferences or System folder (format of the file may vary from Windows and Linux counterparts)
Mac OS X: /private/etc (uses BSD-style Hosts file)