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Phurix Accepts Bitcoin

Phurix is now trailing bitcoin, via our payment processor This means you can now purchase cPanel web Hosting, Virtual Private Servers, Unix shell accounts, Domain names, cPanel Licences and more!

Payments made are automatically converted to GBP at the current exchange rate and then are credited to your account after one network confirmation – this is usually in less than 10 minutes.



Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer cryto currency and we’ve been working on a free service for bitcoin users to help with accepting payments. is what is known as a “Bitcoin eWallet Service” with an easily accessible API aimed at web developers, to allow the acceptance of bitcoins and to process the payments automatically and anonymously from our network via an unbranded interface, at no fee, without having to run a bitcoin client. works by providing your customer with a unique wallet address, which is linked to your account. The service then checks the Bitcoin p2p network at regular intervals. Once the payment has been confirmed, you will receive a notification by email and the transaction data will be sent to a script of your choice, which can then be used to process the order and populate your database.

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Announcing Phurix Labs

I’ve been thinking about retiring this site for some time now, but have been toying with the pros and cons.

A decision had to be made.

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How to find the fastest CVSUP mirror server

Some time ago I wrote about using fastest_cvsup, to find the fastest cvsup mirror server for use with csup on FreeBSD.

fastest_cvsup is a system utility written in Perl that finds fastest CVSup mirror server for FreeBSD, OpenBSD or NetBSD.

Here I’m going to tell you how to get started…

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Scan to Excel

This week I’ve mostly been trying to figure out a way to digitalise some of my bank statements to make accountancy and archiving easier.

I figured there must be a way to scan them in using a document scanner, then use OCR software to render the data into Excel.

Of course, nothing does this natively, but there are ways to do it.

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