Sunday, January 25, 2009




I recently had the feeling of learning PHP. It was really a cool language. Only that, I was curious about what was happening in that area. I wanted to fork my concentration to some thing new.

PHP, an awesome language, only that, you hardly get any forums in the internet to help you grow. You can find videos saying this and that. But hardly find some cool community to develop or grow out of sharing.


XAMP is the virtual testing zone of PHP. you know running in the local host thing. XAMP installs Apache and MySQL out of the box.

You get a local host, where you can test the pages created offline. This could be helpful. if you get stuck, when the internet connection is lost.

I am not presenting Screen shots. It is dead easy to install, Only confusing situation is, when it will warn you, the program will install not in the program files in vista. this warning you can ignore as, the developers have made it safe. It will install in a folder outside the program files.


Link to download:

Saturday, January 24, 2009

How to use FileZilla

I thought, I will take some time and give the steps on how to use FileZilla.


FileZilla, the Free FTP tool is one of the best ftp tools that I have used. Yes at times, the server behave creepy, and wont let  even FileZilla access. At that time, I use another tool. Will let you know that simple step I used to use when nothing works for access.


First Open the FileZilla Tool From the start menu in the Windows.

The Screen shot of the First page will be like this:


Once you have opened the FileZilla, you will see four data input boxes below the tool bar.

First one is for host, Second one is for username, third one is for password, and the last one is the port number.

Most if the hosting sites would be giving you the host address,

like in my case, in the host (host name could be found in the account area in the hosting site, or you might find the name in the settings area). If you are unsure about the ftp host name, please check with the customer care of the hosting company. Most of the hosting companies would be helpful to give you the information.


The second box is for username:

like: johnmccafee


Third input box is for password:

Here you could enter you password for the ftp access: johnagain.


Password will be shown in point shape, for your protection.

Once you have entered it, you can click on the Quick link button.

If there is no issues with all the information you have provided to the tool, and if it matches with the information provided by the hosting company. You would probably get the ftp access to the remote server.

If you have provided the correct information:

You display would be like this:


You would be able the get the root folder. The content in the host root folder might vary according to the remote server.

final step is to drag and drop the item from the your computer to the remote server. The third box from the top shows the content in your computer and the third box from the right side is the remote server.

All that is required from you end is to drag and drop the necessary file form the left third box containing your file of interest to the right third box in the tool.

you could watch the files getting uploaded from your computer to the remote computer.

The first display box will show you whether the transfer was successful.

if everything goes fine, You will find your file in the remote server and could see the changes in you website.

At times, I would not get the access to the remote site, the tool that I use when nothing works, is Visual studio itself. It have copy site option in the solution explorer tab. You could give all the information in the copy site option.


Thanks for reading.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Free JSP hosting Search

I was in search of a host, who will let me test my java based web pages. To my great surprise, I searched for nearly half an hour and found only a single host who gives free hosting for java based pages. Sun must be really tough people to work with or the technology should be really that boring (my soul feeling).

This site offers free hosting for *.jsp based web pages:

People over here are merciful, they were ready to offer 50mb.

So, if some want to get in to testing zone, you can rely on this people for now. 

Note: They have some conditions like, you should visit the free site once in two weeks or your account will get cancelled. Inactive site disabling process.

thanks for reading.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Screen Shots of Windows 7 Beta










MSN messenger with submenu



On giving Windows+E command, Explorer is giving Library view, not the information on drives like previous version.



Folder View



My Documents is placed under Libraries.


To conclude, Windows 7 Beta, does not behave like Beta. It has not got serious damages.

Updates were less, due to the fact that is super new.

Enjoying Beta with full License up to August. The trial license only runs up to August.

Read in one article, which states the product key will be given to the first 2.5 million testers (public tester).

That is all for now.

Thank you for reading.

Windows 7 has new themed wallpapers



I was looking in to the Windows 7 beta, to change the wallpaper. Found new wallpapers with images. New wallpapers are coming the themes. Once you click on them the theme also changes.


I found this different. But more then that, I found the wallpapers more new. Frankly I like it more.

Screen Shot:


The background shown here is classic. The image is super clear.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Welcome to my Blog. I am going to be Helpful as I can be to you all.


People Open Suse 11.1 is released. Some of you might be interested in getting the direct link for the download.

This is for you: