These days I often find myself recommending a third party service such as MailChimp, however I soon discovered that as brilliant as it is, MailChimp its not for everyone.
For example, many of our web hosting clients want to run their own mail campaigns through their own website rather than use a third party service.Development | Tagged mailchimp, mailing lists, mailman, newsletter, php | 1 Comment August 17, 2011
Recently a list of “bad words” were made available through Google’s new website which asks: “What do you love?” (wdyl.com).
So, perhaps I was a bit hasty writing off WhoisX.
However, what this does mean is now we have an API to play with: Continue reading →Posted in Development, Internet | Tagged api, bad words, json, php, profanity | 2 Comments August 15, 2011
WhoisX is a domain name lookup service, similar to the whois service provided by “domain tools”, but ours was primarily for UK domain names.
It began as a small project to help people check whether a domain was available or not. When a domain was available the visitor was linked to a place they could buy the domain.Development, Internet | 1 Comment August 9, 2011
An IP address is a unique number which identifies a machine on a network.
On the Internet IP addresses are allocated in blocks to ISPs in each country by regional registries, making it possible to identify which country an IP address originated in.
Often, if you are connected to the Internet behind a router, you share an online IP address with everyone else on your local area network (LAN).
Sometimes you need to know your external IP address and using something like ipconfig will only return your LAN IP address (something like 192.168.0.1).Development, Internet | Tagged api, ip address, php, regex, what is my ip | Leave a comment August 3, 2011
One of the features we wanted was to display the Google PageRank of a domain right there in the lookup along side the whois details.
At the time we didn’t know how to pull this information and there was very limited details on it, so some research was required which resulted in a PageRank PHP script.
Over time, the resulting “pagerank.php” script became very popular and was developed further by fixing bugs and making it easier to use.
Now we wanted to show off our work in the form of a demo, so we launched a website…Development, Internet | Tagged google, pagerank, php | 1 Comment ← Older posts Newer posts →