How to Optimize Your Database Tables in phpFox

This article will focus on optimizing your database tables within your phpFox AdminCP.

Periodically you will want to optimize your database tables, reducing the size of the database by cleaning out unnecessary “empty” space.  You can do this in a couple different ways, but we will focus on using the tools available in your phpFox AdminCP.

As always, before you make any major changes or do any maintenance to your site, it is advised that you backup your site files and/or database.

Login to your admincp and select Tools > SQL > Maintenance. Learn More

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How to Enhance the Groups Functionality in Elgg 1.8

In a previous article we learned how to add a message board to groups. Now in this article I will give a step by step guide on how to enhance the groups functionality in elgg 1.8

1. Get the elgg community plugin called Group Tools for Elgg 1.8 here

2. Upload Group Tools plugin to the mod folder for installation. If you don’t know how to do that, read this article Learn More

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Testing Your Site Before Updating the DNS… HOW TO: Temporary URLS and Updating your Hosts File

We all know the importance of testing your site after a migration to your hosting account.  More often than not we wish to do this prior to updating the domain’s DNS nameservers to Arvixe.   We have a few options that allow us to do this – via the control panel, as well as by modifying your local PC’s hosts file.

Both cPanel and Website Panel provide temporary URLs via the hostname.

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