Do You Really Need All Those Scripts?

Written by Bob McElwain

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There's another trend in scripts that has negative implications. More and more pages are using more and more of them. Collectively they can slow download speeds, even on high speed connections. Each script must be processed byrepparttar host server. And this can slow things down during times of peak demand onrepparttar 131888 server.

There is no point to using a script you can possibly do without. Certainly none you feel compelled to use can be allowed to crash a download. This amounts to throwing visitors away. Can you really afford to do so?

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Internet Marketing Tools - FTP Basics

Written by Shelley Lowery

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Read - 4 - r Write - 2 - w Execute - 1 - x None - 0 - -

- Read permissions are enabled withrepparttar number 4 orrepparttar 131886 letter r.

- Write permissions are enabled withrepparttar 131887 number 2 orrepparttar 131888 letter w.

- Execute permissions are enabled withrepparttar 131889 number 1 or repparttar 131890 letter x.

- No permissions are enabled withrepparttar 131891 number 0 or a dash.

Each of these permissions will be set for each ofrepparttar 131892 following:

Owner Group Other

To give you a better idea of how permissions are set, below is an example of a script that requiresrepparttar 131893 permissions to be set to 755 -- it breaks down like this:

7 - Representsrepparttar 131894 permissions forrepparttar 131895 Owner (you). The owner has been given Read, Write and Execute permissions. 4+2+1=7. This can also be written like this: rwx

5 - Representsrepparttar 131896 permissions forrepparttar 131897 Group (individuals with access to your server). The Group has been given Read and Execute permissions. 4+1=5. This can also be written like this: rx

5 - Representsrepparttar 131898 permissions forrepparttar 131899 Others (website visitors). The Others have been given Read and Execute permissions. 4+1=5. This can also be written like this: rx

755 is equal to rwxrxrx

Changing File Permissions with Your FTP program:

If you would like to set your file permissions through your FTP program, you can do so like this:

1. Log into your server and locaterepparttar 131900 directory that contains your file. 2. Highlightrepparttar 131901 file that you would like to change permissions. 3. Place your mouse pointer overrepparttar 131902 file and right click to launch a menu. 4. Click on "chmod (UNIX) to launchrepparttar 131903 "permissions" window. 5. Set your permissions and click on OK.

In addition to setting permissions with your FTP program, most web hosts will enable you to set permissions through your web page management system.

If you're managing your own website, having a good FTP program is an absolute must. Not only will it provide you with some independence, but it will also enable you to have complete control over your files.

Copyright Shelley Lowery 2002.

This article was adapted from the highly acclaimed ebook series, Web Design Mastery. Web Design expert and author Shelley Lowery's latest ebook is an in-depth guide to professional web design that is rapidly becoming known as the "Bible" for professional web design.

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