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Website backup

Two ways to do this relatively quickly and easily :)

1)Using the Go Daddy Hosting Control Center File Manager (HCC FM) and Database (DB) appications

– select all the files in the site root in the right hand pane of the HCC FM and then select ‘Archive’ from the Icon bar at the top of the right hand pane; if your site root is less that 20mb, you are good to go. Otherwise, you may have to create two or more archives. 
– from the DB control, click the ‘pencil’ icon of the DB you want to back up; this will bring you to the DB edit area where you can select ‘Backup’ (and ‘Restore’) from the icons at the top of the pane; click the ‘Backup’ one and it will create a DB backup and place it in the ‘_db_backups’ folder in your site root
– select the archive(s) created in step one and click ‘Download’ from the Icon Bar; have to do so one at a time using the HCC FM; alternatively, use your favourite FTP program to download them all at once; then download the DB backup file from the _db_backups folder

2) Using ‘the eXtplorer’ (EXP) component (a separate add-on to Joomla! available in the Joomla Extensions Directory)
– in EXP, right click on ‘root’ in the right hand pane and select ‘Archive’
– give it a name and location and archive type ( I use TAR as it compresses more)
– select the archive when finished and click ‘Download’
– the DB portions still has to be done from the Go Daddy DB area as in 1)

Takes all of a few minutes and your site is backed up :)

IONCUBE on xampp




Installing ionCube Loader for Xampp

Installing ionCube  Loader:

1. Download the program using wget or  FTP.

2. Unpack it
tar  -zxvf ioncube_loaders.tar.gz

3. cd ioncube (if you are using xampp, copy  the extracted folder into C:xamppapache)

4. copy the following php  files into the default document  root


Then  open it as http://localhost/ioncube-loader-helper.php

The output should  be something similar  to:

php.ini  Installation  Instructions
Analysis  of your system configuration shows:

PHP Version 4.4.7
Operating System  Linux
Threaded PHP No
php.ini file C:xamppapachebinphp.ini
Required  Loader ioncube_loader_win_5.2.dll

To install the Loader  in your php.ini file, edit or create the file C:xamppapachebinphp.ini and  add the following line before any other zend_extension  lines:

zend_extension = //ioncube_loader_win_5.2.dll

where  // is where you’ve installed the loader, e.g.  C:xamppapacheioncube

If there are no zend_extension lines already,  you can put the line at any point in the file.

Finally, stop and restart  your web server software for the changes to take effect.

Installing the  Loader for run-time loading

To install for runtime loading, create a  directory called ioncube at or above the top level of your encoded files, and  ensure that the directory contains the ioncube_loader_win_5.2.dll loader. If  run-time install of the Loader is possible on your system then encoded files  should automatically install the loader when  needed.

5. Now  lets move the iconcube directory to a permanent location:
cd ..
mv ioncube  C:xamppapache

6. Now that you know the location of php.ini you need to  edit it.
vi C:xamppapachebinphp.ini

Now find where other zend  extentions are in the file.
search for “zend_extension”

Paste in your  new line for ioncube loader
zend_extension =  C:xamppapacheioncubeioncube_loader_win_5.2.dll

7. Save the  changes

8. Restart the web server to take effect.
/etc/init.d/httpd  restart

Success! You should now see a section in your PHP Info page that  says:

Additional Modules
Module Name ionCube Loader

You may  also use the following URL to verify the  installation

It will show  something like:
This file has been successfully  decoded. ionCube Loaders are correctly installed.

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At November 16, 2009 3:33 AM , Blogger VkwavE said…
thanks for the tutorial however in step-6 the line to be pasted should  be

zend_extension_ts = “{drive}:{path}ioncube_loader_win_5.2.dll”


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