Great htaccess tip for web masters!

These are one of the best tips and tricks involving .htaccess capabilities listed in 16 Useful .htaccess Tricks and Hacks For Web Developers! Check it out.


1. Creating a custom error page with .htaccess on a linux apache is a very simple task. Using you a text editor like notepad you create an .htaccess files. Custom error pages give your website an professional look and catch those visitors who reach your website following a back link.

ErrorDocument 401 /error/401.php
ErrorDocument 403 /error/403.php
ErrorDocument 404 /error/404.php
ErrorDocument 500 /error/500.php

2. How to set the timezone on your server

SetEnv TZ America/Houston

3. Block IPs Using htaccess
Sometime you need to block certain IPs from accessing your entire site or directory. Its pretty simple task. All you have to do is inside the .htaccess file is put the following code.

allow from all
deny from
deny from 124.15

If you use the whole IP or a part of the IP to block and add the new ones in a new line.
When someone trying to access your site from the banned ip they will get a 403 error access forbidden message.

4. SEO Friendly 301 permanent redirects for bad/old links and moved links

Redirect 301 /d/file.html http://www.htaccesselite.com/r/file.html

5. Set the Email Address for the Server Administrator - Using this code you can specifying the default email address for the server administrator.

ServerSignature EMail
SetEnv SERVER_ADMIN default@domain.com

6. Hotlinking protection with .htaccess is very important because anyone can hot link to your images and eat up all your bandwith of your server. The following code will help you to prevent that.

Options +FollowSymlinks
# Protect Hotlinking
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?domainname\.com/ [nc]
RewriteRule .*\.(gif|jpg|png)$ http://domainname.com/img/hotlink_f_o.png [nc]

7. Block all requests from user agent - by creating a perfect .htaccess ban list, you can block all of unwanted user agents that will keep your server load down. Also Check out this interesting thread on webmaster world about the 228 user agents ban list.

## .htaccess Code :: BEGIN
## Block Bad Bots by user-Agent
SetEnvIfNoCase user-Agent ^FrontPage [NC,OR]
SetEnvIfNoCase user-Agent ^Java.* [NC,OR]
SetEnvIfNoCase user-Agent ^Microsoft.URL [NC,OR]
SetEnvIfNoCase user-Agent ^MSFrontPage [NC,OR]
SetEnvIfNoCase user-Agent ^Offline.Explorer [NC,OR]
SetEnvIfNoCase user-Agent ^[Ww]eb[Bb]andit [NC,OR]
SetEnvIfNoCase user-Agent ^Zeus [NC]

Order Allow,Deny
Allow from all
Deny from env=bad_bot

## .htaccess Code :: END

8. Redirect everyone to different site except few IP
-If you want to redirect all the visitors to a different IP. Also give access to certain few IPs. You can use the code below

ErrorDocument 403 http://www.youdomain.com
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from
Allow from

9. Don’t want to display download request - Usually when you try to download something from a web server you get a request asking whether you want to save the file or open it.
To avoid that you can use the below code on your .htaccess file.

AddType application/octet-stream .pdf
AddType application/octet-stream .zip
AddType application/octet-stream .mov

10. Change the file type - Make any file be a certain kind of file type Makes image.jpg, index.html, default.cgi all act as php

ForceType application/x-httpd-php
SetHandler application/x-httpd-php

11. Block access to your .htaccess file - By adding he following code to your htaccess file will prevent attempts to access your htaccess file. This extra layer of security protects your htaccess file by displaying a 403 error message on the browser.

# secure htaccess file

 order allow,deny
 deny from all

12. Protect access to certain specific file on your server - this can be done by adding the below mentioned code. For example you want to block with the file name default.jpg This will prevent the viewing of this file.

# prevent access of a certain file

 order allow,deny
 deny from all

13. Prevent access to unauthorized browsing - Protecting specific directory browsing can be done by intructing the server to serve a Forbidden and Authorization required message while anyone requests to view that particular directory. Usually if you site doesn’t have a default index page any files within that directory is accessible to the visitors. To avoid that use the following code in the .htaccess file.

# disable directory browsing
Options All -Indexes

14. Setting the default page
- You can set the default page of a directory to any page you like. For example in this code the default page is set as about.html instead of index.html

# serve alternate default index page
DirectoryIndex about.html

15. Password protect your directories and files
- You can create authentication for certain files and directories from being access. The code has examples of both password protection for a single file and password protection for a entire directory.

# to protect a file

AuthType Basic
AuthName “Prompt”
AuthUserFile /home/path/.htpasswd
Require valid-user

# password-protect a directory
AuthType basic
AuthName “This directory is protected”
AuthUserFile /home/path/.htpasswd
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
Require valid-user

16. Redirect an old domain to a new domain
- Using htaccess file you can redirect a old domain name to a new domain by adding the following code into the htaccess file. Basically what it does is it will remap the old domain to the new one.

# redirect from old domain to new domain
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.yourdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]


Side job that can be done to make extra cash money

In this economic downturn it is hard to make extra cash to get by. Here's the list from lifehack.org that might save you from current environment.


  1. Selling collectibles — From antique books to teddy bears, there are plenty of opportunities to buy and sell collectibles. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the collectible of your choice but if you choose something that you’ve been collecting for a while, you’ve got a head start.
  2. Locating apartments — It can take time to sort through apartment listings, but you can make some money by finding the perfect apartment for a renter.
  3. Baby proofing — New parents often prefer to bring in an expert to make sure their home is safe for a new baby.
  4. Calligraphic writing — If you’ve got elegant handwriting, you can pick up gigs writing or addressing wedding invitations, holiday cards and more.
  5. Selling coupons — Search on eBay for coupons right now and you’ll see thousands of listings for coupons. It’s just a matter of clipping and listing what you find in your Sunday newspaper.
  6. Pet training — A surprising number of people don’t know where to start in training a pet. Even teaching Rover simple commands like ‘Sit’ and ‘Stay’ can bring in a few dollars.
  7. Running errands — A wide variety of people want to outsource their errands, from those folks who aren’t able to leave their homes easily to those who have a busy schedule.
  8. Researching family trees — Amateur genealogists often call in experts, especially to handle research that has to be done in person in a far off place. If you’re willing to go to a local church and copy a few records, you can handle many family tree research requests.
  9. Supplying firewood — The prerequisite for selling firewood is having a source of wood; if you’ve got some land where you can cut down a few trees, you’ve got a head start.
  10. Hauling — As more people trade in their SUVs for compact cars, hauling is becoming more important: people have to rent a truck or hire a hauler for even small loads.
  11. Image consulting — Image consultants provide a wide variety of services, ranging from offering advice on appearance to teaching etiquette.
  12. Menu planning — For many people, the trip up in eating home-cooked or healthy meals is knowing what to prepare. Meal planners set a schedule to solve certain dietary problems.
  13. Microfarming — Cultivating food and flowers on small plots of land allows you to sell produce easily.
  14. Offering notary public services — Notary publics can witness and authenticate documents: a service needed for all sorts of official documents.
  15. Teaching music — If you’re skilled with a musical instrument, you can earn money by offering lessons.
  16. Mystery shopping — Mystery shoppers check the conditions and service at a store and report back to the store’s higher-ups.
  17. Offering research services — Just by reading up on a topic and compiling a report on it can earn you money.
  18. Personal shopping — Personal shoppers typically select gifts, apparel and other products for clients, helping them save time.
  19. Pet breeding — Purebred pets can be quite value, especially if you can verify their pedigree.
  20. Removing snow — During the winter months, shoveling walks can still be a reliable way to earn money. You might be asked to take care of the driveway too.
  21. Utility auditing — As people become environmentally-concious, they want to know just how efficient their homes are. With some simple testing, you can tell them.
  22. Offering web hosting services — Providing server space can be lucrative, particularly if you can provide tech support to your clients.
  23. Cutting lawns — An old standby, cutting lawns and other landscaping services can provide a second income in the summer.
  24. Auctioning items on eBay — Want to get rid of all your old stuff? Stick it up on eBay and auction it off.
  25. Babysitting — Child care of all kinds, from babysitting to nannying, can offer constant opportunities.
  26. Freelance writing — If you’ve got the skills to write clearly, you can sell your pen for everything from blogs to advertising copy.
  27. Selling blog and website themes — Do a little designing on the side? Customers that don’t want to pay full price for a website will often pay for a template or theme.
  28. Offering computer help — Particularly with people new to computers, you can earn money by providing in-home computer help.
  29. Designing websites — It may require a little skilled effort, but designing websites remains a reliable source of income.
  30. Selling stock photography — For shutterbugs, an easy way to put a photography collection to work is to post it to a stock photography site.
  31. Freelance designing — Check with local businesses: you can provide brochures, business cards and other design work and get paid a good fee.
  32. Tutoring — Math and languages reamin the easiest subjects to find tutoring gigs for, but there is demand for other fields as well.
  33. Housesitting / petsitting — Stopping in to check on a house or pet can earn you some money, and maybe even a place to stay.
  34. Building niche websites — If you can put together a site on a very specific topic, you can put targeted ads on it and make money quickly.
  35. Translating — The variety of translating work available is huge: written word, on the spot and more is easy to find even on a part-time basis.
  36. Creating custom crafts — No matter what kind of crafts you make, there’s likely a market for it. Etsy remains one of the easiest places to sell crafts.
  37. Setting up a wi-fi hotspot — With a little bit of equipment, you can set up a wi-fi hotspot and charge your neighbors for the access they’ve been ‘borrowing.’
  38. Selling an e-book — You can write an e-book about almost anything and put it up for sale online.
  39. Affiliate marketing — If you’re willing to market other companies’ products, you can earn a cut of the sales.
  40. Renting out your spare room — From looking for a long-term roommate to listing your guest room on couch surfing sites, that spare room can make you money.
  41. Offering handy man services — Handling small household tasks can provide you with plenty of work, although you’ll probably be expected to have your own tools.
  42. Teaching an online class — Share your expertise through a website, an online seminar or variety of other methods.
  43. Building furniture — For those with the skill to create handmade furniture, selling their creations is often just a matter of advertising.
  44. Providing personal chef services — Personal chefs prepare meals ahead of time for customers, leaving their customers with a full freezer and no mess.
  45. Event planning — From planning corporate events to bar mitzvahs, an event planning business can require plenty of work and offer plenty of pay.
  46. Installing home safety products — Particularly as Baby Boomers age, people able to install handrails and other home safety products are in demand.
  47. Altering / tailoring — If your sewing skills are up to par, altering garments is coming back as people try to stretch more wear out of their clothing.
  48. Offering in-home beauty services — Hair cuts, makeup and other beauty services that can be performed at home have a growing demand.
  49. Business coaching — Helping others to establish and develop their businesses can provide many opportunities to earn money.
  50. Writing resumes — Writing resumes can provide a reliable income, especially if you can put a polish on a client’s credentials.


So many lay offs going on in current economic downturn. It you want to see which companies are getting affected every day, BusinessPunit has a great list of sites which keep them tracked.


1. It Died: Editor Glenn Fleishman describes this new hit as “keeping track of hosted services as they lay dying.” The blog does exactly that, potentially protecting people with precious goods in those services from rude discoveries. The commentary is also good.

2. F*ckedStartups:
Reminiscent of the dot-com era’s fabled F*edCompany.com, this snarky blog covers rumors, insider tips, and companies MIA as well as standard layoffs.

3. The Wired.com Tech Layoff Tracker: Real-time headlines, plus a comprehensive tally make this one of the Web’s best go-to resources.

4. TechCrunch’s Deadpool :
This oldie-but-goodie covers key tech demises as well as product deaths, such as Google’s Lively.

4. The Media is Dying (Twitter feed): A self-explanatory, handy feed.

5. Timely Demise: This blog covers retailers, parts suppliers, and other terminally ill companies that sell tangible stuff.

6. Layoff Blog:
Useful, newsy, mainstream coverage.

7. Screwdd:
Very readable media headline and blog coverage. Lots of quoted material, aggregated into a one-stop shop.

8. Gawker.com’s new Layoff Daily: Another media death tracker. Will there be any media left after the layoffs are done?

9. ClickZ’s Digital Marketing Layoff Tracker: This complete chart covers the digital ad-driven niche. Wait…isn’t that our niche?

10. Layoff News: This blog has been covering major layoff headlines since October of this year.


WinCVS: How to remove sticky tag

I keep on running into this problem. Whenever you submit the file into CVS and force a revision value, it always enforce revision value through sticky tag. The problem with sticky tag is that, when you try to remove the file from CVS, you first need to remove the sticky tag.

How to do this is quite simple. In WinCVS, you first do update by "Update settings" where under tab "Update options" select "Reset and sticky tags/date/kopts". This will remove any existing sticky tags. Then you can "Modify" -> "Remove", then Commiting the file will remove the file from CVS.


Free online Python programming guides

Erica put together a great Python tutorial site information. If you want to learn Phthon, this can point you to where to start:
Getting a grip on Python: six ways to learn online

Article quote below:

Online Python tutorials

Official Python Tutorial It's hard to go wrong when Python.org provides the tutorial for you. The official tutorial offers an excellent language overview with all the details you could hope for. That being said, the tutorial reads like a language manual, which it is. This may be exactly what you're looking for or something you'd prefer to avoid.

People with passive-voice allergies are advised to grab some Claritin before reading. Here's an actual quote from the write-up "Perhaps the most well-known statement type is the if statement. For example: There can be zero or more elif parts, and the else part is optional. The keyword ‘elif‘ is short for ‘else if’, and is useful to avoid excessive indentation. An if ... elif ... elif ... sequence is a substitute for the switch or case statements found in other languages."

Strengths: Complete and correct coverage.
Weaknesses: Not especially user friendly introduction.

Python Rocks! Kent S. Johnson provides a terrific overview of the Python language—and why you should be excited by it—in his "Python Rocks!" rant on his personal website. His brief language tour covers a lot of the language highlights for anyone who wants to understand the big Python picture before settling down to a core Python tutorial. It's a great place to start to get you in the mood for learning the language.

Strengths: Helps you understand why Python rocks.
Weaknesses: Short, not a full language overview.

Dive Into Python Mark Pilgrim's online book offers a highly regarded survey of the language. First published in 2004, Dive Into Python is considered one of the best comprehensive overviews by some of our Ars staffers. Presented in outline format, the book covers language basics including statements, data types, objects, regular expressions and more. If you have the time to spare, this book offers exhaustive detail. The last chapter, which covers performance tuning, looks like a real gem for advanced programmers.

Strengths: Really detailed
Weaknesses: Slightly dated, with noticeable typos.

A Byte of Python Swaroop C H's online book offers many, many little knowledge chunks. Each page offers a tiny bit of Python knowledge, with clean formatting and good examples. It is not, however, a book that you'll want to sit and read through as there's little narrative flow from this Yahoo! employee. Instead, it works well as a reference. Click through to the if statement, for example, to find out how to put this one statement together or to the tuple page to see examples of grouped data elements.

Strengths: Just the facts.
Weaknesses: Just the facts.

Learning With Python (2nd Edition) For the experienced programmer who's looking to get up and going with a language as quickly, Jeffrey Elkner, Allen B. Downey and Chris Meyers' Learning with Python site (aka, "How to Think Like a Computer Scientist") provides a simple data dump. Expressions, functions, conditionals, iteration, strings and more are covered in short, pointed chapters.

Each of the 11 chapters is presented on a single webpage with lots of well-focused sample code. It's a great resource for anyone who knows object oriented programming and scripting already but needs to quickly produce results in the new language.

Strengths: Direct and to the point; my favorite site
Weaknesses: Misses advanced best practices.

Learning to Program Alan Gauld's "Learning to Program" offers a series of tutorials that assume little or no programming background. Using Python examples, it start with a surey of language basics and then moves on to more advanced topics including event-driven programming and file manipulation, touching on some basic CS introductions to functional programming and recursion.

You'll probably find his "Python in Practice" and "Working with Databases" sections to be valuable, regardless of your background as it covers very practical applied Python. Sadly, his "Writing Web Clients" and "Writing Web Applications" topics are referenced but not available online at this time.

Strengths: Suitable for new programmers
Weaknesses: Some topics are missing in action.

Unlock and Jailbreak your iPhone, DIY style

iClarify has the whole instruction written down to specifics in How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your 2.x.x 2G iPhone Using QuickPwn (Windows) article. Very through and easy to follow. Give it a try if you already have iPhone and not yet hacked it. =)

If you are looking for any additional hack or support or updates, macrumors forum provide superb community which provide information for you. Go check it out.

Quoted article below:

How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your 2.x.x 2G iPhone Using QuickPwn (Windows)

These are instructions on how to unlock/jailbreak your 2G iPhone to the 2.2 iPhone firmware using QuickPwn for Windows. Before beginning make sure you have updated to iTunes 8.0.2.

Step One
Create a folder called Pwnage on your desktop.

Download the following files and place them in the Pwnage folder you just created:
- QuickPwn 2.2
- BL 3.9
- BL 4.6
- 2.2.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw

Extract the QuickPwn22.zip file to the Pwnage folder.

Step Two
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.

Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down shift and click the Restore button. Restore is preferred as it won't create any wasted space on your iPhone.

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 2.2 firmware ipsw. Click the Open button to continue.

Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPhone to the 2.2 firmware you may launch QuickPwn.exe from the Pwnage folder on your desktop.

Step Four
Make sure you iPhone is connected to the computer and click the blue arrow to continue.

Step Five
Click the Browse button to locate your iPhone firmware.

Step Six
Select the 2.2 firmware ipsw from the Pwnage folder on your desktop then click the Open button.

Step Seven
QuickPwn will check to make sure the ipsw is valid. Click the blue arrow button to continue.

Step Eight
You can now select whether to Add Cydia, Add Installer, Replace Boot Logos, and Unlock Phone. Select the ones you would like to perform then click the clue arrow button

Step Nine
You will now be asked to select your bootloader files. Click the Browse button and select the 3.9 bootloader from the Pwnage folder on your desktop. Likewise do the same thing for the 4.6 bootloader file. Then click the blue arrow button to continue.

Step Ten
QuickPwn will now ask you to confirm your iPhone is connected via USB before continuing. Click the blue arrow button to proceed.

Step Eleven
QuickPwn will now automatically put your iPhone into recovery mode. Once its in recovery mode you will be prompted to: Hold the Home button for 5 seconds, Hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds, then release the Power button and continuing holding the Home button until your iPhone is in DFU mode.

Watch the prompts carefully and follow along.

Step Twelve
Once QuickPwn detects your iPhone in DFU mode it will begin the jailbreak process.

Step Thirteen
Once jailbreaking is complete QuickPwn will inform you that it was successfull. Your iPhone will then proceed to run BootNeuter. This process will take about 5 minutes. Please be patient. Your iPhone will reboot when it has completed the process successfully!

5 Timeless Management Law

The askmen site put down the baseline of management law which lays the most basics of what management really needs and what it follows being in a management in article Timeless Management Laws.

Quote from the site below:

timeless management laws

1- The manager assumes all responsibility

The biggest difference between being a manager and being an employee is that, as a manager, your performance isn’t determined by your personal accomplishments, but by those of your entire team. It would behoove you and your career to consider this among the most important timeless management laws. It’s important for you to take charge of your staff and establish a clear chain of command. Employees don’t typically look at the big picture, so it’s your job to think of the bottom line and make sure that your department’s objectives are met quickly and efficiently. By the same token, you should take responsibility if your team fails to meet its goals. Don’t try to shift the blame onto your subordinates, and remember that you’re also accountable for employee morale.

2- The manager is confident

Timeless management laws state that it’s important for you to project decisiveness and self-assurance in every situation if you want your employees to trust your leadership abilities. As the boss, you’re expected to make all the hard choices and your staff needs to feel like you know exactly what you’re doing. This is not to say that there’s no place for doubt in management. If and when you have insecurities, don’t defer to your subordinates or overcompensate by micromanaging every little task; keep in mind that you also have to show confidence in your team. Before making a difficult call, include your employees and consider their opinions, but make it clear that the final decision is yours and yours alone to make.

3- The manager knows the staff

The same way a sales person needs to be familiar with the product line in order to do the job right, it’s crucial for you to be aware of your employees’ respective strengths and weaknesses. Timeless management laws dictate that you, as your employees’ boss, take responsibility to ensure that everyone is doing what he or she does best. You should also find out about your subordinates’ career goals and expectations. You need to know if your most skilled worker is feeling restless and looking for new challenges or if the new hire is confused about the chain of command. Make sure to discuss these matters with your staff. Regardless of what you learn, your taking the time to ask is enough to motivate your employees and inspire their loyalty.

4- The manager provides regular feedback

Whether things are going well or taking a turn for the worse, keep your employees apprised of their progress within the company. Don’t be shy about giving praise in public and avoid the “no feedback is good feedback” approach; your subordinates need to know that their hard work isn’t going unnoticed. By the same token, when a worker is doing badly, don’t wait until the issue has gotten out of hand before addressing it. Discuss the problem with your employee as soon as possible and sandwich your criticism between two compliments to cushion the blow. Tact and discretion are paramount when coaching your staff. Chewing out your own team in public would only harm your reputation as manager, which is among the timeless management laws that you don’t want to experience.

5- The manager leads by example

Employees often emulate their superior’s behavior because they perceive it as a model of success within the company. As such, the way you approach your job usually sets the tone for the entire workplace. That’s why you should always practice what you preach. You can’t expect your workers to come in on time, stay organized and prioritize their tasks if you don’t do the same. As the manager, you should also be mindful of the attitude you project. Make sure you maintain a positive outlook at all times; when things go wrong, it’s especially important that you keep your cool and remain solution-minded because your staff will rely on you to figure out the next course of action.

laying down the law

No matter the size of your company or what industry you work in, you should follow these five timeless management laws if you’re in a position of authority. Never forget that, as a manager, your job is to deal with people -- not productivity charts. Employees sometimes have off days and personal issues that hinder their ability to focus on the job at hand. It’s important that you be patient and understanding with your staff. Keep in mind that cheering up a disgruntled worker is far less expensive than training a new one. Besides, unlike a chart, your personnel can reward your flexibility with initiative and creative ideas. Like most things in life, leadership is all about give and take.


Unlocking Blackberry 8000 and 9000 series for free! DIY!

Wow, great free program that you can install to unlock your blackberry! I found this article from
sw-box forum and I just couldn't pass it without sharing it! Enjoy!

Quote below:

Guide to unlock Blackberry 8xxx / 9xxx FREE !!!

1. Download and install Microsoft NET Framework 2.0

2. Download and instll Blackberry desktop manager v4.7.0.32

3. Download and install Blackberry Operating System

4. Delete the vendor.xml file located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader

5. Download and install MFI Multiloader from here:

6. Open MFI Multiloader shorcut on your pc and wait untaill show pass

7. Then your phone should be like this on bb screen

8. Open Blackberry Desktop Manager shorcut on your pc and read how to update/ReInstall BlackBerry Operating System ? explained down.

How To update/ReInstall BlackBerry Operating System ?
Connect your device to your computer.
Open the BlackBerry® Desktop Manager.
Click Application Loader.
Click Start in Add/Remove Applications or Update Applications.
If necessary, perform the following actions:
If the Device Security Password dialog box appears, type your device password. Click Next.
If the Communication Port Selection dialog box appears, specify a communications port. Click Next.
Click Next.
Perform any of the following actions:
To add an application that appears in the list, select the check box beside the application.
To add an application that does not appear in the list, click Browse. Double-click an application loader (.alx or .ali) file.
Click Next.
Click Finish.
9. Congratulations your blackberry unlock done by free . You can now repalce your SIM and Memory card and set up your phone the way you like it.

Credits goes to ::.::RAMJAN::.::@TRUST GSM™ for centralizing this entire post and other people who discovered this solution __________________


Great open source ecommerce apps

SmashingApp put together great open apps to help you expand on your business! Take a look at the great list below quoted:



Free and open source human resource management software with rich features and easy to use interface. It provides a perfect platform for re-engineering and aligning your HR processes along with the organizational goals.



Magento is the eCommerce software platform for growth that promises to revolutionize the industry. It’s modular architecture and unprecedented flexibility means your business is no longer constrained by your eCommerce platform.



Kaltura is the first open source video platform for online video management, creation, interaction and collaboration. Kaltura enables sites to integrate advanced interactive rich-media functionalities.



Concrete5 is a content management system. Concrete5 is easy for site owners to use, flexible for developers to work with, and runs a wide variety of powerful websites.



Tellmatic is the newsletter machine that is a PHP based script to send newsletters. Use a generic browser like Seamonkey or Firefox to comfortably manage your addresses, forms and newsletters online.



MindTouch Deki is the most robust and popular enterprise collaboration platform. With MindTouch Deki your enterprise can improve productivity with wiki collaboration, build gorgeous and engaging community portals, create and collaborate around dashboards, dynamic reports and mashups with social enterprise collaboration.



PostBooks is a full-featured, fully-integrated accounting, ERP, and CRM system, based on the award winning xTuple ERP Suite. It provides the ultimate in power and flexibility for a range of businesses and industries.



GroupOffice helps you to take your office online, share projects, calendars, files and e-mail online with co-workers and clients. Easy to use and fully customizable, Group-Office takes online colaboration to the next level.



Inforama is an Open Source document automation system. Use it to create document templates which are merged with data at runtime to create professional, high-quality PDF documents.

Support Incident Tracker

Support Incident Tracker

Support Incident Tracker (or SiT!) is a Free Software/Open Source (GPL) web based application which uses PHP and MySQL for tracking technical support calls/emails. Manage contacts, sites, technical support contracts and support incidents in one place.



VMukti is leading Asterisk/ Yate enabled web video conferencing application for Web / PSTN. It is world’s first open source mashable PBX and meeting platform for home and office having features like multipoint audio/ video, desktop sharing, whiteboard.

Email to SMS gateways

Free way to send SMS through ease of your finger tip from your computer through email system is presented from makeuseof.com and quoted below. Great way to send text messages to anyone around the world!

Free Email To SMS Gateways (Major US Carriers)

Carrier Email to SMS Gateway
Alltel [10-digit phone number]@message.alltel.com
Example: 1234567890@message.alltel.com
AT&T (formerly Cingular) [10-digit phone number]@txt.att.net
[10-digit phone number]@mms.att.net (MMS)
[10-digit phone number]@cingularme.com
Example: 1234567890@txt.att.net
Boost Mobile [10-digit phone number]@myboostmobile.com
Example: 1234567890@myboostmobile.com
Nextel (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit telephone number]@messaging.nextel.com
Example: 1234567890@messaging.nextel.com
Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit phone number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
[10-digit phone number]@pm.sprint.com (MMS)
Example: 1234567890@messaging.sprintpcs.com
T-Mobile [10-digit phone number]@tmomail.net
Example: 1234567890@tmomail.net
US Cellular [10-digit phone number]email.uscc.net (SMS)
[10-digit phone number]@mms.uscc.net (MMS)
Example: 1234567890@email.uscc.net
Verizon [10-digit phone number]@vtext.com
[10-digit phone number]@vzwpix.com (MMS)
Example: 1234567890@vtext.com
Virgin Mobile USA [10-digit phone number]@vmobl.com
Example: 1234567890@vmobl.com

Free Email To SMS Gateways (International + Smaller US)

These are all I could find from Wikipedia and other sources. If you’re aware of any other ones please share them in comments and I’ll add them to the list.

Carrier Email to SMS Gateway
7-11 Speakout (USA GSM) number@cingularme.com
Airtel (Karnataka, India) number@airtelkk.com
Airtel Wireless (Montana, USA) number@sms.airtelmontana.com
Alaska Communications Systems number@msg.acsalaska.com
Aql number@text.aql.com
AT&T Enterprise Paging number@page.att.net
BigRedGiant Mobile Solutions number@tachyonsms.co.uk
Bell Mobility & Solo Mobile (Canada) number@txt.bell.ca
BPL Mobile (Mumbai, India) number@bplmobile.com
Cellular One (Dobson) number@mobile.celloneusa.com
Cingular (Postpaid) number@cingularme.com
Centennial Wireless number@cwemail.com
Cingular (GoPhone prepaid) number@cingularme.com (SMS)
Claro (Brasil) number@clarotorpedo.com.br
Claro (Nicaragua) number@ideasclaro-ca.com
Comcel number@comcel.com.co
Cricket number@sms.mycricket.com (SMS)
CTI number@sms.ctimovil.com.ar
Emtel (Mauritius) number@emtelworld.net
Fido (Canada) number@fido.ca
General Communications Inc. number@msg.gci.net
Globalstar (satellite) number@msg.globalstarusa.com
Helio number@myhelio.com
Illinois Valley Cellular number@ivctext.com
Iridium (satellite) number@msg.iridium.com
i wireless number.iws@iwspcs.net
Koodo Mobile (Canada) number@msg.koodomobile.com
Meteor (Ireland) number@sms.mymeteor.ie
Mero Mobile (Nepal) 977number@sms.spicenepal.com
MetroPCS number@mymetropcs.com
Movicom number@movimensaje.com.ar
Mobitel (Sri Lanka) number@sms.mobitel.lk
Movistar (Colombia) number@movistar.com.co
MTN (South Africa) number@sms.co.za
MTS (Canada) number@text.mtsmobility.com
Nextel (United States) number@messaging.nextel.com
Nextel (Argentina) TwoWay.11number@nextel.net.ar
Orange Polska (Poland) 9digit@orange.pl
Personal (Argentina) number@alertas.personal.com.ar
Plus GSM (Poland) +48number@text.plusgsm.pl
President’s Choice (Canada) number@txt.bell.ca
Qwest number@qwestmp.com
Rogers (Canada) number@pcs.rogers.com
SL Interactive (Australia) number@slinteractive.com.au
Sasktel (Canada) number@sms.sasktel.com
Setar Mobile email (Aruba) 297+number@mas.aw
Suncom number@tms.suncom.com
T-Mobile (Austria) number@sms.t-mobile.at
T-Mobile (UK) number@t-mobile.uk.net
Telus Mobility (Canada) number@msg.telus.com
Thumb Cellular number@sms.thumbcellular.com
Tigo (Formerly Ola) number@sms.tigo.com.co
Tracfone (prepaid) number@mmst5.tracfone.com
Unicel number@utext.com
Virgin Mobile (Canada) number@vmobile.ca
Vodacom (South Africa) number@voda.co.za
YCC number@sms.ycc.ru
MobiPCS (Hawaii only) number@mobipcs.net