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Steve's websites

Steve's websites

This is a list of all the websites developed and hosted by me:-

How to add a new Drupal site (multisite)

How to add a new Drupal site (multisite)

new site=drupalen.net
name servers=ns1.drupalvaluehosting.com & ns1.drupalvaluehosting.com

(replace as necessary)

How to Upgrade Drupal

How to Upgrade Drupal
  1. Backup files - FTP client download /www/
  2. Backup DB - [phpMyadmin | Export ] Save Structure, Data and Save to File.
  3. set Offline mode - /admin/settings/site-maintenance
  4. revert to core theme - /admin/build/themes
  5. disable all non core modules - /admin/build/modules
  6. Remove old Drupal - Use filemanager to delete contents of /www/
  7. Install new Drupal - unpack tar and FTP to /www/
  8. Restore sites - use FTP to copy back sites/default/settings.php plus all multisites
  9. Run /update.php

How to change 1&1 name servers

How to change 1&1 name servers

If you use Website Builder:

  1. select [ Websites & Applications | Website Builder | Settings ]
  2. Assigned domain = [--- none selected ---]
  3. click OK

To change DNS name servers:

  1. select [Domains | your domain | DNS | Edit DNS settings]
  2. Name Server=[My nameserver]
  3. Primary nameserver="ns1.drupalvaluehosting.com"
  4. Secondary Nameser=[My secondary namesever]
  5. Secondary nameserver="ns2.drupalvaluehosting.com"
  6. click OK

Netgear DG834 bridging mode

Netgear DG834 bridging mode
  1. Connect the computer to the DG834.
  2. Go to , use the username admin, password password if prompted.
  3. Swap to modem mode and apply.
  4. Log into the router setup page again via .
  5. In ADSL settings make sure you have LLC-Based, 8, 35. (going from the top) And apply.

configure cron

configure cron to run the drupal maintenance

To configure cron to run the drupal maintenance:-

  1. cPanel | Advanced tools | Cron Jobs | Standard(or Advanced)
  2. Command=/usr/bin/wget -O - -q -t 1 http://site/cron.php?cron_key=security-key
  • Where site is your site or each site in a Drupal multisite setup.
  • and security-key is the security string found on your Drupal 7+ Reports | Status report screen.

Why do you need a PRS for Music licence?

David Newham, PRS, PRS for Music, client

David Newham Associates (DNA) - PRS for Music Consultants

What is PRS for Music?

PRS for Music (formerly the Performing Right Society or the Performing Rights Society as it is often incorrectly reffered to) is home to the world's best music writers, composers and publishers. Formed as The MCPS-PRS Alliance in 1997 with the PRS for Music brand adopted in 2009,  the organisation brings together two royalty collection societies; MCPS and PRS. Both organisations are ‘not for profit’ and only deduct a small administration/commission fee to cover operating costs.

PRS for Music exists to collect and pay royalties to our members when their music is exploited in one of a number of ways – when it is recorded onto any format and distributed to the public, performed or played in public, broadcast or made publicly available online.

Enable USB floppy drive FDD support on Tyan Tiger MPX

USB floppy disk drive FDD
  1. reboot and F2 into BIOS setup (may need to replace USB, RF or Bluetooth Keyboard with legacy PS2 keyboard)
  2. | Main | Legacy Diskette A & B: Disabled
  3. | Advanced | USB BIOS Legacy Support: Enabled (FDD will not show in BIOS screens until next boot!)
  4. F10 Save and Exit,
  5. To boot to USB floppy follow this extra step
  6. reboot and F2 into BIOS setup
  7. | Boot | use arrow and + keys to move Removable Devices | "USB FDD" to the top of the list
  8. F10 Save and Exit,

Replacement motherboard bios doesn't recognise upgraded CPU

Tyan Tiger MPX, bios chip

I recently had to replace my Tyan Tiger MPX motherboard after many years of faithful service, however I discovered that the new motherboard's old default bios would not recognise the upgraded CPUs now fitted and it would not boot. As it would not boot on the new CPU and because I no longer had the old CPU that was supported I now had no way to flash the BIOS to the newer version that does support my CPUs. I had "painted my self into a corner" and seemed to have no way out. I now thought I would have to junk two motherboards and two CPUs.

Replace your boiler FREE - Boiler Scrappage Scheme

Replace your boiler for FREE with the "Boiler Scrappage Scheme"

Upgrading your old G-rated boiler to an A-rated one should reduce your household heating bill by about a quarter - a saving, on average, of around £235 a year so in five years you could save £1,175, add to that the £400 rebate and that make £1,575, about the the price of replacing the boiler - FREE boiler after five years. Here's what to do:-


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