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Search Engines

To make things easier to submit a site to the various Search Engines, we recommend AceBit's Hello Engines currently in version 10 for under £100 and this version will allow submission of up to ten different websites (Free version allows submission for two websites).

Also available is the professional version of Hello Engines, called AESOPS 10 which currently costs approximately €350/£280 for an unlimited number of web sites.


Remote Assistance

If you are after Remote Assistance and we have agreed to this, we will probably connect via Teamviewer to your desktop. Please download this Quick Connect program in readiness. We will require the ID and password once this is run.

If we require FTP access, please arrange for us to receive temporary FTP access to your server and let us know the details, URL, username and password. Thank you.

If we are de-bugging something like Joomla or phpList please ensure we have the access details, url, username and password.

brandingIn versions 3.0.9 and 3.0.10 of phpList, an issue has arisen where many administrators of phpList mailing list are unable to export a list of scubscribers.

Thanks to Michiel, lead developer of phpList, this has now being solved.

 Do you get a compacted iframe like this?

export fail









If so, the fix is quite simple, simply replace line 9 of lists/admin/pageaction.php


With this:




brandingIn versions 3.0.9 and 3.0.10 of phpList, an...


You've set up phpList and everything seems okay, but your login does not work. How do you fix it?

This really will depend on how comfortable you are with phpMyAdmin in your web space admin panel (cPanel, Plesk etc). If not, you'll have to either try reinstalling anew, or find someone you trust who is comfortable with phpMyAdmin.

Assuming you are, log in to your web space admin, find the link to phpMyAdmin (in the database section as a rule), click the link and then click on your phpList...

brandingYou've got your own installation of phpList (Open Source so it's free to download, install and run) but you've got a problem.

How do you solve it or get help?

First thing, have you read the documentation that came inside the downloaded file (ZIP or GZ)? There's also further documentation at phplist.com.

If you have installed it manually, you need to set the database values in lists/config/config.php as a minimum.

If you are still struggling, then register on the Forums and ask for...

branding Visit this site and follow the instructions to copy, save and upload the two sets of code, or get the Zipped package on offer, and upload the two files as detailed here:

scrtop/scrolltop.js to phplist root, js/scrolltop.js
scrtop/scrolltop.css to phplist root, styles/scrolltop.css

Browse to phplist root> admin/ui/dressprow and open header.inc in a text editor and just before the closing HEAD tag, add:-

[code]<link href="/dr/../styles/scrolltop.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"...


  We can also install phpList and set it up for you.

phpList is a newsletter mailing software which is Open Source (available for free) but can be slightly complicated to set up. Allow us to install and set it up for you with minimum wait and fuss.


With access to your web space/ftp we can upload and setup in under two hours.

Or we can simply update to the latest version for you if you are concerned about your abilities.

Please contact us if you require our help.

Note that we are one...

brandingDatabase Server not running?

Try this program, download the ZIP file, unpack the connect.php file to your desktop, upload to your phpList directory (the same directory on your server that shows admin, config and other directories and files. Now, open your .htaccess file in a TEXT editor (eg: Notepad) and add |connect.php to the end of the FilesMatch line, so it looks like this:

<FilesMatch "(index.php|dl.php|ut.php|lt.php|download.php|connector.php|connect.php)$">

Open your preferred...

XAMPP is a very easy to install Apache Distribution for Linux, Solaris, Windows and Mac OS X. The package includes the Apache web server, MySQL, PHP, Perl, a FTP server and phpMyAdmin.

To use this to try out phpList first you need to download the current version of XAMPP. Look for the green download button, click it and then click to save the file.

This will be titled something like xampp-win32-1.7.4-VC6-installer.exe (depending on your operating system and current version...

Personally I prefer AMPPS as it is a similar package to XAMPP BUT it also comes with 100's of software programs like phpList, Joomla, CMS, PHP apps are ready to install from within itself.

Download from AMPPS, run the Wizard (exe) file, Click Next, Accept the agreement and click Next, Next, Next to accept the default installation path (Recommended), Next, select which icons you wish creating and click Next, then click Install. Finally click Finish.

The control panel...