Connecting to Database via MySQL Workbench

You will need to open a Support Ticket with M3 Server. CLICK HERE to open ticket. M3 Server will need your IP. CLICK HERE and you will be provided with your IP. Note: We need the IP that our site reports so it can be whitelisted. IP should be static, not dynamic, or security will […]

set timezone per site

Advanced method, use php: php.net manualtimezone Easy method, use htaccess. Objective: Set tiemzone Scenarios: How to use a different timezone per site Set your site to work in your timezone VS the local server time WARNING. Improper use of htaccess or simple typo can render your site broken / inoperable. Don’t scream at your neighbor […]

Create Database backup with phpmyadmin

Creating a backup of your database is very important.  Besides having a safe and updated copy of your database, its also wise to do so before upgrading wordpress or any other major changes.  While there are a few methods for doing so, this how to will cover the topic of phpmyadmin.  PhpMyAdmin is a tool […]

Mini Howto: Create a database backup with phpmyadmin

Creating a backup of your database is very important.  Besides having a safe and updated copy of your database, its also wise to do so before upgrading wordpress or any other major changes.  While there are a few methods for doing so, this how to will cover the topic of phpmyadmin.  PhpMyAdmin is a tool […]

restrict access and authenticate login

Overview: To restrict access to a private directory with both IP address restriction and a login and password. Setup: htaccess and Apache, on M3’s linux hosting. Objective: Provide authentication and restrict access based on IP address. WARNING:  Backup up your current .htaccess file first if you have one.  If this procedure produces unwanted results, simply […]

Mini Howto: Preview site on new server before updating dns

Senario: You have a live site elsewhere that you are moving to M3 (thanks!), but want to see how the site looks before updating dns?  No problem! Edit your computer’s host file! windows path: C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc\hosts Windows Command: for windows Vista and Windows 7 Click Start – search for “Notepad“, right-click and select “Run as Administrator“. […]

Mini Howto: 404 error pages using htaccess

Instead of the default 404, you can customize this page to regain some lost traffic. In your domain’s root directory where your main index page is, add this line to the top of your .htaccess file: ErrorDocument 404 /index.html Instead of index.html, use whatever you have named your index page.  Many options are available here.  […]