ESXI: Move VM between hosts

Here is a “how-to” to move VMs between ESXi hosts without vCenter and completely for FREE:
Here is the scenario:
We have two ESXi hosts: “esxi-old” and “esxi-new” like below:

We want our VMs (here webserver, devFactory and database) to be copied (or you may call it moved/migrated) to the “esxi-new” host.

 
Follow these steps carefully without skipping any:
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How to install OVFTOOL on Debian Wheezy

You need to download the right version (64bit or 32 bit, .bundle file) of ovftool from vmware:
Click here to download ofvtool (!) You need to register for a free vmware account.
 
If you have a graphical (GUI) debian wheezy, open up “Root Terminal” from accessories menu,
Browse to the directory where you downloaded the .bundle file, and… Read More »

How to Get a High-Quality Cheap Domain

Any time people hear of a creating a website of their own, they think of it as the most expensive undertaking. However, cheap domains exist too, that go for as low as one dollar.

CS-Cart Customization: Product Downloads Counter

You sell downloadable digital products in your CS-Cart store.
You want to know how many times a user downloaded a file.
You need to keep records of when the customer first and last downloaded the product.

[Solved] Joomla 3.0 admin radio switch buttons do not display their state

If you are using Joomla 3.0 with the ISIS administrator template, and have installed some modules and themes like JA T3 Framework or GANTRY Framework, you might notice that radio switch buttons in your administration panel do not show their state.
Here is a screenshot of how settings “Hide / Show” buttons might show:

This can be… Read More »

Alternative PHP Cache, APC, on GoDaddy Hosting

As I said earlier, Godaddy is implementing APC ( a great cache functionality) on its shared hosting plans. In a recent contact I had with them, it looks like the launch day is tomorrow.
Till now, Godaddy disabled (by default) this extension for clients using actually Zend and Ioncube; good choice; as these 3 extensions represent… Read More »

Optimize your CS-Cart store

Faster websites get better SEO scores and get better indexes in search engines, a Google employee once said “Website should be fast”, your visitors will agree, trust me.

Faster and optimized eCommerce websites do sell more than 40% more than slower ones, just because they are faster. You “will” agree once you see the money come 😉 trust me.

APC caching for CS-Cart 3 and Smarty 2

Today I got and email from Godaddy saying that Godaddy.com is implementing APC cache from 1st October 2012. APC cache helps your pages load a lot faster, but it is not always easy to implement it into your software. Smarty, the template engine, implements the APC cache from its version 3, but the older versions… Read More »