Author: Ben Stones

How to send POST/GET requests/data via PHP

How to send POST/GET requests/data via PHP

PHP 4.3.0 saw the introduction of the Streams API, which provides a consistent set of methods for reading and writing data to and from any specific location. Whenever you use file_get_contents() or another filesystem function, you are actually using the Streams API, albeit transparently in the background. A “stream” is simply a resource object which …

Google Mobile Search to be more favourable to mobile-friendly websites

Google Mobile Search to be more favourable to mobile-friendly websites

Google has announced, starting in April, its mobile search ranking algorithm will start to take into account whether a website is optimised for mobile devices, which means websites that are mobile-friendly are likely to receive more favourable treatment over ones that are not. If your website is not yet optimised for mobile devices, this news …

HTTP/2 standard approved, heading to RFC

HTTP/2 standard approved, heading to RFC

HTTP/2, the next version of the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol – based on Google’s SPDY networking protocol – has been formally approved by the Internet Engineering Steering Group. As the latest and greatest, the new standard addresses many of the problems we’ve come to live with under HTTP/1.x. But don’t expect everyone to start jumping …

5 Reasons to Use a CMS (Content Management System)

5 Reasons to Use a CMS (Content Management System)

Content Management Systems, otherwise shortened to CMS, are used as the base for many websites on the Internet. Whilst developing your own website from scratch may seem like the best option for those craving customisation and full control over how it works, most popular CMS programs offer a similar option and for all intents and …

5 ways to invest in your website’s security

5 ways to invest in your website’s security

In an age where many websites are compromised on a daily basis, it is has never been more important to invest in the security of your site so you don’t end up being one of those affected. We have put together five of the best ways that you can improve the security of your website, …

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