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Register Globals and other PHP settings

Register Globals and other PHP settingsOverviewphp.iniRegister GlobalsLimitsView SettingsRegister GlobalsDue to serious security concerns, the register globals feature has been deprecated as of PHP 5.3.0 and removed as of PHP 5.4.0. The information covering register globals below applies to earlier versions of PHP only. To turn register globals off, you will need to change the settings […]

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PHP Memory Limit Error

Allowed Memory Size Exhausted ErrorsFatal error: Allowed memory size of 12582912 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 23456789 bytes) in somefile.phpFatal Error: PHP Allowed Memory Size ExhaustedThese errors occur when PHP tries to process a large database record, or when importing or exporting a database. To fix the problem, please modify the memory_limit line in php.ini […]

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Is PHP Running as Apache or CGI?

Normally, we run PHP as CGI. On your phpinfo() page, this is the setting listed under Server API. Shared and Reseller hosting cannot change this

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PHP Settings that Cannot be Changed

Shared and Reseller hosting are shared environments and have certain limits on what can be changed in order to maintain the stability of the server. Dedicated Server and VPS customers may change all the settings in the php.ini file and do not have the same limits as Shared and Reseller hosting. Shared and Reseller HostingPHP […]

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What Version of PHP Are You Using?

We are running PHP 5 on all of our servers. The default version of PHP on your server depends on your hosting type. Please note: Secondary installs of PHP — any installation of PHP that is outside what is managed via cPanel — are free. We are currently working to make all PHP versions available […]

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Elements of a Good Website

There is only ONE element of a great website – To create the best possible experience for the targeted visitor. Period. How do we do that? Planning Define and understand the targeted demographic Ensure that the goals remain the catalyst of the site Optimized directory structure Optimized and relevant content (including images) Search Engine Optimization […]

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Analyzing Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a free product available from Google and (provided your site has the proper Analytics tracking code installed), keeps track of web traffic in great detail, including an option for “Real-Time” data (still in BETA). Components of Google Analytics When you log into Google Analytics, you’re typically shown your “dashboard” which includes a chart […]

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META Information

The “meta-keywords” tag:  While some search engines rely on it, Google ignores it. Still spend time on writing relevant keywords, but try to keep the specific to that page. Duplicate content (on the page) or in the “head” of the document will have negative impact on SEO. The “meta-description” tag: A necessity for SEO if […]

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Assessing the Quality of a Web Page or Article

Below are some questions that one could use to assess the “quality” of a page or an article. Would you trust the information presented in this article? Is this article written by an expert or enthusiast who knows the topic well, or is it more shallow in nature? Does the site have duplicate, overlapping, or […]

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SEO Quick Facts

70% of the links search users click on are organic. 70-80% of users ignore the paid ads, focusing on the organic results. 75% of users never scroll past the first page of search results. Search and e-mail are the top two Internet activities. Companies that blog have 434% more indexed pages. And companies with more […]

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What’s New With SEO?

Before discussing “What’s New”, we need to understand “What Is” What is SEO? In English… SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the process of improving the visibility of your site or page in search engines in natural (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results. How does SEO work? When someone goes to a search engine, such as Google, […]

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Do I need to copyright my website?

All websites and the content within them are inherently copyrighted, provided they are original works. The decision of whether or not to file that with the US Copyright Office is completely up to the website owner.

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What’s the difference between SEO and SEM?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and SEM stands for Search Engine Marketing. SEM includes SEO as well as Pay Per Click (PPC) and other efforts specifically geared to marketing search engines. eCreations offers comprehensive SEO, SEM as well as PPC services.

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What’s the difference between White-Hat SEO and Black-Hat SEO?

We love educating people on “White Hat” versus “Black Hat” SEO techniques. White Hat SEO are search engine optimization techniques that are approved by search engines. Black Hat however, are techniques that are often times unethical in the eyes of a search engine and can get your website de-listed. We only use White Hat SEO […]

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How many layers deep should a good website be?

Tough question but a good one. The number of “layers” of a site depends on the content and the user-experience that the client wants to present. More often than not, “layers” refers to directory structure. Each site is different and we can guide you on what structure is best for your particular need.

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Do you incorporate or code in Flash®?

Flash was the golden child of web development for many years, but since search engines cannot read Flash content and some mobile devices do not support Flash, we do not code or recommend using it. There are many other ways to embed video, rotate images or add “eye-candy” to websites besides flash.

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What are the newest trends in web development, SEO or SEM?

Visit our Learning Center to read about the newest trends in web development.

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Do you have examples of your website design work?

You bet! See some examples of our work here. We’d also be happy to provide you with referrals.

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What types of websites do you create and for what industries?

We have a wide range of experience, including business-to-business sites, business-to-consumer, government and non-profits. As technology advances to include more platforms, we can definitely assist our clients and create mobile or eCommerce sites to meet their needs. We invite you to take a look at our design portfolio.

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Are your websites secure / Do you design for SSL?

We only use trusted providers with our SSL certificates and you can too! Through our many partnerships, eCreations offers easy and affordable security certificates from the most experienced and reputable online security leaders. As part of our design & development process, if there is a need for encryption, we can obtain and install the certificate.

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