Install Redis & Redis extension in PHP on windows

This article is intended to those who wish to install Redis and PHP extension for interfacing with Redis on their XAMPP installation on windows. As I had required once to setup a Redis Server on my local development machine and utilize it as it was not possible to test on a production environment.

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No input file specified. Codeigniter & htaccess

I have few sites of clients running with Codeigniter and are hosted by different hosts including Godaddy, Host Gator and others. With few hosts I had problems with working of CI, whenever I tried to access the website, I just used to get a text in browser saying ‘No input file specified’ and no html as expected except this text.

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Hide or remove basic/web from URL in Yii 2.0

Yii is a awesome framework that does many things automatically. As you know, the default installation of Yii App makes site accessible via URL ‘http://www.example.com/basic/web/index.php’ or something like this but in a production server you may wish to hide or remove basic/web from URL in Yii 2.0 as well as access it with SEO friendly URL (‘http://www.example.com/controller/action’).

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Install Yii 2.0 Manually or without Composer

Yii is a popular, powerful and highly extensible framework for faster application development. I found many newbies to struggling for successfully install, run and develop Yii application. Those who are learning it may find useful to install Yii 2.0 manually or without composer as demonstrated in this article.

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Use functions.php to create child theme in WordPress

The old way to create child theme in WordPress is to place a style.css file in your child theme folder and import the parent stylesheet into the child theme. But WordPress documentation stated the use functions.php to create child theme in WordPress and use wp_enqueue_style() to enqueue the parent stylesheet.

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Moving WordPress site from localhost to live server

It’s a good idea to develop a WordPress site locally as it can boost up the speed of development. Moving WordPress site from localhost to live server after finishing the development on localhost isn’t a hard work. This article involves steps to transfer WordPress to web server.

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Run PHP from command line in windows and xampp

To run PHP from command line in windows you just have to add php executable file path to system variable correctly. If you have installed XAMPP, and want to use command line to run PHP on Windows, here is this helpful article for you.

I have already installed XAMPP in my local pc having windows 7 OS. The most important part is setting path system variable and after learning the steps I described below along with pictures, you will be able to do the same for other OS and programming languages too.

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