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What's the easiest way to transfer a website (including hidden files) without shell access?

I am trying to transfer a couple of websites from 1and1 beginner accounts to dreamhost. I usually do this by zipping or tarring the source site and then ftp. The rub is that the 1and beginner package does not allow shell access (although the target does). I'm looking at wget but I don't see a way to make it copy hidden files, which could bite me later if there are some config files buried in there somewhere. Probably missing something real obvious here. Any ideas?
posted by Manjusri on Apr 18, 2007 - 16 answers

Good examples of organizational web presence?

What are some good examples of an offline organization (business, university, nonprofit, etc) that has built itself an established dynamic web presence? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Apr 3, 2007 - 5 answers

Protecting mah bandwidth

Website admin question: I want to put up a website with about 10000+ charts. I don't mind people copying images, but how can I protect against a site sucker barging in, scooping them up, and killing my bandwidth? I wish I could generate a bunch of static HTML pages with simple IMG tags, but I'm guessing this isn't possible. What might PHP have to offer for protecting my content from site suckers?
posted by calhound on Feb 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me keep my site statistics up.

My Onestat account is dying soon. Please help me find a replacement. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Feb 25, 2007 - 11 answers

Deamweaver "Site Definition" question

Help, Help !! If anyone has experience with Dreamweaver and setting up the “Site Definition” settings; either basic or advanced mode for “Remote Info” I desperately need your advice and it would be very much appreciated. Runbox is my web host and I use “cPannel” to manage my web files. I can’t figure out what settings to use for “FTP access”. What would my “FTP host” be and what should I put in there this field? To be honest, I’m not quite sure what a FTP is although to use Dreamweaver’s functions, I need to set this up and have not been successful. Next question; Am I correct in saying the “Host Directory” would be in the “public_html” folder in cPannel that all my web page files are located? Any advice would be appreciated. I’ve tried multiple times and days to set this up, but I must be doing something wrong. Thank you in advance for your cooperation…Orlin
posted by orlin on Feb 9, 2007 - 7 answers

Help an artist with his style?

PortfolioWebsiteFilter: I need some examples of aesthetically pleasing websites! [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Jan 16, 2007 - 13 answers

Hey, watch this!

Is there a way to monitor internal (i.e. behind the firewall) web pages for changes? I’m looking for a piece of software that works like WatchThatPage, but running from my PC (which is on the corporate LAN via VPN) instead of as an external service. [more inside]
posted by JParker on Jan 3, 2007 - 7 answers

How would one economically drive up traffic for a new web site?

How would one economically drive up traffic for a new web site? [more inside]
posted by titans13 on Oct 25, 2006 - 12 answers

Best depression-related communities online?

In your opinion, what are the best online resources for people with depression? (e.g. communities, forums, web-based magazines etc). [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Aug 28, 2006 - 15 answers

What's that site like word.com but with more drugs and sex (and none of those cool daily animations)?

What's that site with web-fomat short stories, usually at least somewhat autobiographical, and accompanied by illustrations--in the vein of the old word.com Work content? [more inside]
posted by littlegreenlights on Aug 25, 2006 - 4 answers

Help understand a Flash site

How does one make a site like this one ... ? http://www.playgroundsfestival.nl/playgrounds.asp What I mean is how does one make the huge background, and add the elements onto it? Point to a tutorial helpful. Thank you,
posted by bright77blue on May 3, 2006 - 10 answers

Personal finance web sites?

Please recommend some good personal-finance related web sites. I'm looking for sites with good information on all aspects of personal finance and responsible money use. Most of what I've found is focused on investing, though, and on macroeconomics. I'm not interested in the Big Picture. I want sites that focus on the Small Pictures: dealing with debt, saving for the future, finding bargains, etc. Think Your Money or Your Life, but in web form. Big sites, little sites, weblogs, print magazines — I don't care, so long as it's focused on personal finance. Bonus points for sites with RSS feeds. [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Mar 14, 2006 - 21 answers

Off site location in DC

Location Filter: Cool place in the Washington, D.C. area for an off-site brainstorming/process meeting. Prefer indoors with tablespace...
posted by omidius on Feb 2, 2006 - 12 answers

Best music download site that does not install software on my pc?

I'm looking for recommendations for a good music download service that allows me to download mp3s to my pc without having to install software (e.g. iTunes...). The larger the library the better. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by batou_ on Dec 22, 2005 - 24 answers

Restricting Site Access

Is there a way I can automatically restrict/deny access to my website from certain regions/locations (states/parts of states), possibly by redirection? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Dec 8, 2005 - 13 answers

Roaming profiles on the internet

What are good, free sites on the internet where I can create a personal profile that allows me to log in and see my internet favorites, possibly store files, that are accessible from anywhere on the net?
posted by aacheson on Nov 15, 2005 - 11 answers

Book Worldline Site?

What's the name / URL of the site where you could track the worldline of a book? I remember that you could put a sticker in a book with an identifying ID, and the next person to find/buy it would go online and read the book's past history and add a new entry. Ring any bells?
posted by signal on Oct 28, 2005 - 8 answers

Create a site based around your family tree

Say you want to create a site based around your family tree. Members may want to log in to upload pictures, view tree structure, etc. [more inside]
posted by parma on Oct 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Open source site monitoring software

Can anybody recommend an open source 'external' site monitoring utility for *nix? By external, I mean the tool should sit on a server that's separate to the one the site being monitored is sitting on. The tool should make regular requests to the monitored site and should send an alert if the page is not returned within a specified time.
posted by jedro on Sep 8, 2005 - 18 answers

Interesting ecommerce?

1999-all-over-again-Filter: Remember the time when every ecommerce site or online exchange had an interesting twist? I am trying to compile a list of current clever/interesting/"disruptive" ecommerce sites or exchanges. Companies like CafePress, CDBaby, and Band.Mix would all qualify. Can anyone help point me to some additional examples of ecommerce sites that reach previously fragmented or diffuse groups?
posted by blahblahblah on Aug 30, 2005 - 8 answers

greymatter for stupids.

I'm an idiot: did I just lose part of my website forever? [Greymatter Issues] [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Jun 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Web Page Form Handling

I want to be able to provide a form with a "submit" button on a web page. [more inside]
posted by SparkyPine on May 9, 2005 - 3 answers

Website stats

I need a free, easy-to-install program to analyze server logs. [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Apr 4, 2005 - 7 answers

Field Trips About Transatlantic Empires, Indigenous Peoples and London's Environmental History?

London Historical Site Filter (come in, come in) [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Jan 31, 2005 - 7 answers

Website with complete lyrics to Chrsitmas songs?

I'm looking for a site with complete lyrics to traditional Christmas carols like "Jingle Bells," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and "The Wassail Song." Just one or two verses won't do-- I want the whole thing. Any suggestions?
posted by Faint of Butt on Dec 24, 2004 - 3 answers

What Link had most posts to Mefi

[FrontPagePostFilter]. What link has been the victim of the most front page posts on MeFi? I wonder, only because Strandbeest hit its 4th one today and I suspect that the record's got to be higher than that.
posted by warhol on Sep 28, 2004 - 7 answers

Mybookmarks.com

Mybookmarks.com has been off the air for over 24hrs now.
Anybody else use this site and/or know whether it's gone forever?.Hoping I haven't lost all those mefi links!
posted by johnny7 on May 27, 2004 - 0 answers

Why is there a sudden upspike of AOL 4.0 visitors to my site?

What would cause AOL 4.0 to all of a sudden be the second largest percentage of visitors to visit a website? Last month IE and Netscape were neck and neck.
posted by grefo on Apr 20, 2004 - 5 answers

Moving Domain Hosts

I've been asked to redesign a medium-sized corp (60 employees) web site. The current host is dreadful and I want to switch it to Dreamhost, who I use for all my small clients without problem. How will moving their web site/domain to a different host affect their email? [MI] [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jan 13, 2004 - 7 answers

Help me to write algorithms

Can anyone suggest a book, website, etc. that describes the process of breaking a problem down in order to write a program. I have struggled for far too long trying to figure out how to write a program from scratch only to be stumped by the logic involved.

This question, I think, is outside of a specific language or philosophy (Java, OOP, et al.). It's just something I haven't been able to get my head around.
posted by grefo on Jan 11, 2004 - 15 answers

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