how to access ftp servers and transfer files in linux without an ftp client

accessing ftp server using dolphin in kde

Many times softwares are hosted on ftp servers, especially open source and not so popular ones. FTP servers are also good method to transfer files and folder between machines. This means that you will need to occasionally connect to FTP file servers either to download or upload files. If you happen to work with FTP servers a lot, then it…

how to enable and disable web directory listing on your web server

directory listing configuration in web.xml

The web server that you use to host your website has not only the ability to render and display web pages but also the ability to display directories and it content. This feature is also referred to as the directory listing of the server. To be honest, there is usually never a reason to enable the directory listing for a…

seo: is your website getting indexed? if not, why and how to fix it

chrome developer tools

An important requirement when it comes to Search Engine Optimization (or SEO) is that your webpages and content are getting crawled and indexed by various search engines. Without getting indexed, you will not rank in any search query or search pages no matter what you do. There are several different types of traffic that drive users to your site. You can get…

what is a robots.txt file and how it affects search engine indexing

webmaster tools robots.txt console

The robots.txt is a text file that resides in the top level folder on your webserver. The purpose of the robots.txt file (or just robots file) is to provide some guidance to search engine crawlers as to what should be crawled and indexed, and what content should not be crawled. The robots.txt file uses an exclusion standard, which means that you…

how to delete private data from mozilla firefox when you close the browser

firefox custom privacy

Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers in the world. As with any web browser there is a lot of data collected as you browse the web. These set of data contains many different types of information: the browsing history, the site cookies, the cache, and personal data among others. Many times you might want to delete…

how can you delete saved passwords from mozilla firefox

firefox - remove all passwords

Mozilla Firefox, as with most modern browsers give you the ability to save passwords for different websites and webpages. This makes web browsing easier, as it does allow you to easily log in to websites that you visit often. But sometimes you want to delete these saved passwords…of websites that you don’t use anymore or even to just remove the clutter….

how to change the wireless network name (SSID) in the network router

network ssid in asus

A network router is an important part of the home network. Although it is not strictly essential, it is an important to have a network router if you want to use multiple devices or for wireless access and for security. All network routers come with a predefined name for the network. You do not have to change these names unless you want…

how to create an XML sitemap using wget and shell script

Snippet from an XML Sitemap

A SiteMap or Site Map is a file that lists the pages of a webpage that are accessible to users and search engines. This can be in any format as long as whoever is reading it can understand the format. There are mainly two types of format that are used when creating a site map: XML and HTML. All websites…

what determines a keyword’s click-through rate (CTR) in marketing?

Keywords CTR in Google Adwords

You use keywords almost everywhere whether you are consumer, an advertiser or a content publisher. Keywords is one of the major factors that ties all of these different processes together. A consumer (or a web user) typically uses keywords to search for content, services or products. An advertiser uses (these) keywords to advertise his products or services such that the…

how and why to defer parsing of javascript in a webpage

Defer Parsing of Javascript

Most modern day websites heavily use client scripts to make the websites dynamic, responsive and personalized. The most popular of these scripts is the JavaScript, which is used to display third party widgets, dynamic menus, responsive forms etc. to name a few. These scripts however do have the potential to negatively impact the rendering speed of a webpage. This is…

the pros and cons of using 3rd party external scripts in websites

Scripts from different domains

Most modern-day websites use several different features that are provided by third-party vendors. The use of these third-party features or plugins allow you to easily incorporate common and popular functionalities without having to develop them yourself or in-house. Many of these are implemented using JavaScript and CSS technology. Just to give you an idea as to what these are: some of the common…