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  1. what would be the best way to allow users to upload large files then? Is it FTP? I'd prefer a webpage based upload thing... with a browse button etc....
  2. Hey guys I already have two accounts with TCH and will probably be buying a new one soon as I am currently developing a new website which I will want to turn live within a few months. A major part of my site though will be to allow clients to login and upload large .zip or .rar files (possibly up-to around 200MB)... but I would like to do this through a PHP script, but I know that the PHP upload limit is set in php.ini (or at least I think it is) I would rather not rely on FTP just for ease-of-use for my clients, so what I ask is would TCH be willing to increase the upload limit up to 200MB, or is this too high?? Any info on a better way to approach this would be splendiferous!! thanks OJB
  3. thanks thomas... the w3 school one I was tempted by but wanted to see if there were any standout ones before cracking into that cheers!
  4. Has anyone had any experience with online PHP tutorials? I am currently looking for some tutorials so in my spare time I can learn more but when you type PHP Tutorials into google you get hammered with a lot of results. I was just wondering if anyone had used any that they would recommend as being easy-to-understand or helpful in anyway? Any links would be fandabulous!!! Cheers OJB
  5. I dont know whether this should be in here but here goes anyway I am a user of both MediaWiki (wikipedia software) and IPB and have bridged them using IPBWIKI (http://ipbwiki.com) Just for those who have wanted something similar: Members are central to both, so when someone registers at either end they are registered for both the wiki and IPB Logins/Logouts work so when you log in to one you are logged into both You can set wiki permissions based on your forum member groups You can have it so discussions in the wiki create threads in your forum There are even skins to make your wiki look like your forum + loads more Now the only issue is that you have to pay, although there is a limited free version . The yearly license costs 25€ and gives you access to 1 year of support and updates, after 1 year you can renew your yearly license for 10€. . The lifetime license costs 60€ and grants you unlimited access to support and updates. Just so it is known I have no connection to this product other than I am a user. Apologies if I am not allowed to link to it as it may be deemed advertising for commercial gain, but as I said I am in no way affiliated with this product. I just thought other people may be interested in it as it has drastically improved my site!
  6. OJB

    Wordpress & Ipb

    Hey all I have been running IPB for many years now on my site (I am still using an older version but it is security patched to-date) Today I installed Wordpress 2.2 and have been scanning google for a while trying to see if there is a way of integrating the member database of wordpress with my forum, so that my forum is the master and WP is the slave. This way when people log into the forum they log into WP and when they sign up at the forum they sign up at WP, hence avoiding needing to sign up twice and log in twice. I have skinned my wordpress to resemble my forum but a member DB integration would make it a whole lot sweeter. Is this possible? As far as I could see it is not without a complete re-write, which is not possible for me because I am quite frankly crap at coding. Cheers OJB
  7. I did not think a link would be needed considering iv only known one member to get it (so far), I have not been able to replicate it myself but HERE IS A LINK ANYWAY
  8. Hey guys, A few days ago I installed a new script on my site (well, upgraded an old script to the latest version) and during testing I tested it on IE and firefox and had absolutely no issues with it myself. (I am using the most up-to-date version of Firefox So today I decided to unleash it on a few people to get their reactions and one person cannot access the site in FF (but can in IE). He too is using FF but he gets the following error: I looked this up on some pages and saw it may be a cookie issue, so I got the member to add my site (the specific subdomain too) to his always accept cookie list, this did not solve anything. I also read somewhere that it can be a .htaccess issue, but I don't know the first thing about configuring .htaccess files and what it all means so has anyone else experienced this issue or know how it can be resolved???? Cheers, OJB
  9. Hey there gang, I have been trying to upload a new script to my site today and last night and I keep stumbling across an issue. After a while of uploading, everything seems to grind to a halt and I seem to get endless "list errors" and "time outs". Everything after a while refuses to transfer, directory listings refuse to load and basically nothing happens. I have this issue with all the FTP clients I have tried: flashFXP, cuteFTP, FireFTP and SmartFTP. Is there some variety of limit in place to how much you can transfer via FTP on a given day? The folder I am trying to upload is only 10MB and I have not been able to transfer it successfully once yet. I keep trying and I keep getting these same problems. This happened to me a while ago and I contacted the helpdesk. They asked me to try with another client, which I did and it still didn't work so they tried uploading and it worked fine, then they "restarted" the ftp service on the server and now it all seems to be happening again. Could it be something my end? My internet is working perfectly even whilst I am getting the connection errors on my FTP client. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks OJB Edit: Here is part of the log from FlashFXP. it literally just continues to cycle through all the ports and times out everytime.
  10. iv had no issues as of yet. Also I hand select who gets an account. I only allow members of my forum to have ones, and only give them to long standing members, so I am not worried. Sure anyone could abuse it and get my site blacklisted, but I dont foresee that happening at the moment. I am more than happy with it so far mate.
  11. ok thanks guys... All is sorted now, changed all my passwords relating to scripts and CPanel (hence also email and FTP) thanks for all the help as per usual
  12. ok never mind then, NOD32 seems pretty decent and so will probably keep things in check through downloading backups. one final question (sorry to bug you so much), I want to change my MySQL user passwords too while I am at it, is there anyway to do this via cpanel, only way I can see is by deleting a user and remaking them.
  13. Thanks thomas, I have changed my CPanel password. Incidentally, is there any way to virus scan a domain? So for example, I virus scan all my directories from time to time?
  14. problem solved i think I found two very suspicious PHP files rooted into one of my folders that shouldn't have been there. I have now removed them and changed the permissions on that folder.
  15. actually.. I just dove deeper into the NOD32 threat log and there is a highlighted file in the archive. I am going to go investigate the file now. Thanks alot thomas mate, appreciate it!
  16. Well as it was just the archive all NOD told me was that there was a trojan present in it, at which point I terminated the download. I will download it again and if it happens again then I will try what you say. Cheers for the suggestion
  17. Hey gang Today I went to download a full backup of my site, as I do from time to time just in case the worst does happen. Anyway, during my download NOD32 antivirus system popped up an alert. It warned me that the .tar.gz full backup file I was downloading contained a trojan, more specifically the PHP/Rst.I trojan. Now this immediately rang alarm bells meaning that there must be a trojan on my domain. I tried searching for PHP/Rst.I trojan on google but it didn't turn up anything of any use. Does anyone know firstly what this trojan is? Secondly, how should I go about removing it and finding it? Obviously NOD32 alerted me to an archive, not to a specific area on my domain, I have no idea how to locate or remove it. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks OJB
  18. I run an IPB 1.3 forum Have around 80 odd ACTIVE users a day, with near enough 10 GB of bandwidth used a month, with around 1,000,000 hits a month.... The forum itself uses about 120MB of disk space plus a 90MB mysql database... not ever had a single problem running it on TCH servers, been with TCH for about 3 or so years now I think so i dont imagine you need a dedicated server at all as I am on a shared server
  19. thanks for the response mikeM invisionize is a good site Iv used for ages for mods etc luckily I stumbled across someone else who had the same issue on invisionize and I have now (i hope) got a way around the spamming issue I have created a new member group called "full members" and the old [default] "member" group i have renamed to "moderated-members" So now automatically validated members go into the moderated members user group... I have added a promotion to the full members group after 5 posts... Then in sources/Post.php Above: >//-------------------------------------- // Does this member have mod_posts enabled? //-------------------------------------- I added: >//Bot trap if ( $ibforums->member['mgroup'] == 3 ) { $this->obj['moderate'] = 1; } //end bot trap Where "3" is the ID of my moderated-members group This causes the members in my moderated-members group to have their posts validated by an admin or moderator... then once they have 5 posts they get promoted to a full member This was with help from this post on invisionize: http://forums.invisionize.com/index.php?sh...rate+first+post Hope this helps out any other IPB spammees thanks again mikem
  20. Hey everyone Recently after realising my sites prominent position in the google search results for a certain search string I have been getting tonnes of spammers signing up to my forum and posting threads about I AM A SPAMMER, sexual aids, blah blah blah! Its getting bloody tiresome sifting through the crap and suspending all the accounts and what not. I was wondering whether any of you knew any ways to help stop spammers. I use IPB 1.3... I have email validation and random number image generation upon registration. Which leads me to think its not spam bots but actual people who are doing this. Is there anyway so that the first 5 or so posts on IPB 1.3 are moderated by an admin or moderator? So this way we can minimise the amount of 1 post wonders who spam the forum? Any help would be greatly appreciated. At this time I am unable to upgrade my IPB to either SMF or a newer IPB version.
  21. This is just a topic to see who uses what sort of scripts for their site, just so others can see what sort of stuff is available and whats good and whats not. I run a music based website and scripts I have running are: Jamroom - Allows users to upload their own music and stream or download other peoples music with auto-generated daily charts and other things www.jamroom.net DokuWiki - A WIKI which I use for sound tutorials where members can add or request their own tutorials relating to sound and music production wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:dokuwiki Invision Power Board - This is the heart and soul of my site. Have many members posting every day, with around 120,000 posts to date. I use loads of modifications on this too, but wont go into those www.invisionboard.com osCommerce - An online store solution I let my members sell their CDs through. This gives them an outlet where they might not have had one originally. www.oscommerce.com PHPMyChat - A chat room where my members can speak to eachother when they are online at the same time. Sometimes used for live hip hop battling (although text only obviously) www.phpheaven.net not really a script but: GoogleHosted - google hosts my email and allows me to give up to 100 free 2GB accounts to my site members. www.google.com/a/ So what do you use and what do you recommend?
  22. OJB

    Video Streaming

    thanks don i did an install of SMF... converted my IPB database over.. was pretty seamless... also installed a few new themes and mods but i really cant abandon IPB im afraid, I have so many modifications I use on there that are just not available on SMF... i searched all the modifications in their database and alot of the ones i use in IPB there arent equivalents of in SMF maybe its worth paying for the latest IPB version but i would rather test run it first before paying for it, but imagine this is not possible! thanks again though don!
  23. OJB

    Video Streaming

    i have considered many many times an upgrade to IPB or a migration to SMF... problem is my database. I know there are conversion packs out there, but I am unsure how compatible my database will be considering the amount of IPB hacks (modifications) I have installed over the years. I will give hotscripts a lookie though, thanks for your reply thomas, i appreciate it.
  24. Hey everyone I am interested in setting up a video streaming section to my site. Let me point out first I do not want to HOST the videos as that will munch my server space and my bandwidth. I want some method of allowing users to link to videos of theirs on say youtube or myspace and embed them in some variety of profile, whereby you can click on their name and view all the videos of them. Does anyone know of any such software I can install, or the best way to approach this? I run an IPB 1.3 forum but am no coder and wouldnt really know how to integrate such a thing. It would also be nice if there was some sort of front end where it showed new videos or whatever, and some method of allowing an admin to regulate what is being linked (i.e. administrator privaledges to remove links etc) Thanks in advance OJB
  25. have you got forum software running on your site? i run an IPB forum and i think there are a few scripts out there for that which you can create a playlist of M3U files and people can select what tracks they wish to play whilst browsing i have one installed, which i dont actually use anymore for IPB 1.3 called Jukebox or something I believe alternatively there are various flash mp3 players for free out there like this one: http://www.pimp-my-profile.com/flash-mp3-player/ TCH-Thomas made the link inactive.
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