The first ever Asheville Joomla Meetup will be held this Wednesday the 23rd of January 2013. The location will be at the Enka Candler AB Tech Campus in Room 2046. We will be walking through the initial Joomla setup basics so if you’re new to Joomla or CMS this is the meetup for you. You can sign up here for the Asheville Joomla Meetup.
I rarely post these types of articles but I spent way to long searching for this content earlier today. It’s sometimes a bit shocking when you run into a question or issue and somehow Google doesn’t give you the correct answer within seconds of a search. Crazy to think that sometimes we actually need to dig threw forums and blogs in search of a solution. I’ve been dealing with some server migrations lately and I’ve run into a database backup issue. The scenario is, I’m unable to log directly into my Plesk control panel to access my phpMyAdmin panel. I’m in the process of moving a number of sites from one server to another and I need to get a backup copy of a database. Without phpMyAdmin access or the “CMS mySQL backup method” that works for Joomla and WordPress (see below) it’s difficult to make this happen.
The solution, after searching for a while is this: You must backup the database first through SSH and then next FTP the .sql file down to your computer. To som,e this may make complete sense and be a no-brainier. For me, it took a little troubleshooting given my server situation.
Here is the line of code that took me about 2 hours to find:
mysqldump dbNameHere -udbUserNameHere -pdbPasswordHere > //var/www/vhosts/domainname.com/httpdocs/file.sql
the //var/www/vhosts…. is specific to godaddy dedicated servers (I think) so you may need to find out the correct path for yours. Once the file.sql is created you can FTP the file down from the server.
CMS mySQL Database Backup Method
The majority of the websites that I build and work with are either Joomla or WordPress. Unlike some older platforms (osCommerce) both of these platforms have backup plugins that make database backups a snap. Akeeba for Joomla and wp-DB-Backup for WordPress are my two plugins of choice. Both will let you send the backup files off-site and it’s fairly easy to setup and automated backup to be ftp’d or emailed to a specific account.
Visit the new website – http://www.CarolinaGES.com
Carolina Green Energy Systems is a residential and commercial energy reduction and weatherization contracting company. They specialize in diagnosing energy inefficiencies and providing solutions that offer cost savings and reduced energy use.
Being a “Performance Contracting” company, they can provide measured energy savings and efficiency. Based on their systematic approach to every project their customers know what their return on investment will be as well as how long the payback period may take.
Avery County, located in majestic mountains of Western Carolina, known as the “The High Country” and home to the storied peaks of Grandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain – also some of the High South’s most popular playgrounds! Banner Elk the quaint one red light town and home of the World Famous Woolly Worm and Art Festivals.
With the highest county seat in North Carolina (Newland, elv. 3,589 ft.) and the highest incorporated town east of the Rockies (Beech Mountain, elv. 5,506 ft.), Avery County is the place to come to clear your head, connect with family and friends and get above the rush of daily life.
Contact The Avery Chamber of Commerce today for help in planning a visit to our distinctive destination where you’ll find amazing restaurants, charming inns, historic resorts, great golf, bike and hiking trails, waterfalls,sensational snow and some of the most spectacular scenery known to man. 800-972-2183.
The new Ashe County Chamber of Commerce website is built on a Joomla platform and has tons of goodies built into the site. Overall the design will reflect the season at hand and rotate throughout the year. Click here to visit the Ashe Chamber of Commerce. Some of the major highlights of the site include:
Complete information on skiing and winter sports in the North Carolina High Country is just a mouse click away thanks to the re-launch of SkiTheHighCountry.com.
The redesigned and upgraded website now features everything skiers need to know about the High Country’s three ski resorts – Appalachian Ski Mountain, Beech Mountain Resort and Sugar Mountain Resort – as well as key info on the snow tubing park at Hawksnest Resort.
Visitors to SkiTheHighCountry.com can access live webcams for real-time conditions, view trail maps, check rates and hours of operations, receive details on ice skating, and browse accommodations. There’s also a dining guide and an overview of activities away from the slopes.
Photo galleries of each resort, featuring the work of award-winning photographer Todd Bush of Banner Elk, are included.
High Country Host is a tourism marketing organization that promotes travel to North Carolina’s High Country, a five-county region anchored by the popular towns of: Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone, Linville, Sparta, West Jefferson and Wilkesboro.
To view the new site, go online to www.SkiTheHighCountry.com.
For more info on The High Country of North Carolina, call (800) 438-7500, or visit www.MountainsofNC.com.