mod_rewrite is an Apache module that allows to rewrite requested urls on the fly using rule based rewrite engine. In simple language it is the module that empowers your .htaccess file. It is not activated by default. So you’ll notice your htaccess rules won’t work on fresh install of Apache. In this tutorial we’ll see […]
This tutorial is for changing root directory of apache server on Debian system like Ubuntu. When you install apache (or LAMP) by default the root directory of apache is /var/www/html. When doing development on local machine you might want to change this to some directory in your home directory. Advantage of doing this is you […]
Let’s say you have a website on you wamp server by name project. So there’s a directory project in your C:\wamp\www directory. Also visiting http://localhost/project on the browser takes us to your project website. Now we want to set up a virtual host with self signed SSL certificate so that we can visit our website […]
What are design patterns Design patterns are coding strategy followed by developers. It’s just like an architectural plan followed in building houses. As per theory it can defined as “A general solution to commonly occurring problems in software design”. Instead of talking about what Design patterns are let’s have a look at some real world […]
Below are the steps to install PHPUnit on Windows. Irrespective of whether you are using WAMP or XAMP installation steps shall remain the same. Step I: Create a directory named bin in C drive. Step II: Now add the path C:\bin to your environment. To do this click on Windows icon and right click on […]
In this article we have listed few yet very useful and very commonly used MongoDB commands. This article is not a tutorial on MongoDB but a list of useful commands for MongoDB; so this is kind of cheatsheet of MongoDB commands. How to take backup of MongoDB database Run the below command in command prompt […]
This tutorial covers usage of a custom PHP function to generate paginated links for records fetched from database. This function uses HTML markup as per Bootstrap framework. It also supports adding additional query string to each paginated link.
There has been always a fuzz about the best practices to be followed while programming in PHP. Unlike Python, PHP doesn’t add any restrictions or has any hard and fast rule for indentations. Be it naming conventions for class names or functions or be it positioning of braces; each developer follows his own standards as […]
In this article we’ll learn how to configure your personal Gmail account to use your domain email address. Gmail allows adding 5 such addresses. Mails will be sent through your servers SMTP server but you’ll be able to send and receive them in Gmail.
MVC is acronym for Model View Controller. It is an architectural pattern standard. Instead of writing all the php code and html markup in one file we segregate it. So say in a typical MVC framework there will be three folders: Model View Controller Here is what each one of them will be doing The […]
Composer is a dependency manager tool. Nowadays every other PHP package available out there is using composer for installing. Gone are the old days when developers use to require the required files for including a package. With composer you just need to add the package name in composer.json and composer will not only download the […]
In this super small tutorial we’ll learn how to install Laravel 5 on WAMP server. It is assumed that you have a basic knowledge of WAMP. I am using Windows 7 Operating system. In case you are using Windows 8 or 10 or even a XP, the installation steps will remain the same. For installing […]
You can make your WordPress blog more user friendly by highlighting the search terms on Search page when user searches for something. By default WordPress search template is designed to show only the page title and excerpt. Unless and until the theme provides this feature out of the box, the searched terms are not highlighted […]
If you have used laravel for any CRUD application you may used the paginate method on you query builder for generating pagination links. However this method doesn’t work well with groupBy and raw queries. This post shows few examples of generating pagination manually using the Paginator class.
In the last part of this tutorial we started with our theme with just two files: index.php and style.css. What we got was a terrible looking website that looked like a notepad text editor. In this part we are going to style our theme to give it a professional look. Below is what it is […]