Why requiring long term contracts could be bad for your business …

I was just chatting with some SEO/SEM guru buddies of mine about how yearly contracts in the SEO industry make potential clients nervous, but are still the industry standard.

They’d stopped requiring yearly contracts for their services, charging from month to month instead (with a deposit up front) . Their clients seemed more comfortable with that arrangement and they were a lot happier with it too.

That set me thinking about why businesses ever require contracts to service their clients. Continue reading

Compiled PHP not loading correct php.ini

This one drove me nuts.
I was compiling various versions of PHP4 on Mac OS X and even though the phpinfo() was saying that it was loading the php.ini at /usr/local/php/php.ini it really wasnt (still haven’t figured out what it was loading).

But after trawling about for a while, I found this excellent forum post that told me how to get my compiled PHP to load the right php.ini

The solution?

compile PHP with these flags
–sysconfdir=/etc –with-config-file-path=/etc –with-config-file-scan-dir=/etc/php.d

substituting the correct folder paths for each of the flags