Author Archives: Grohs Fabian

About Grohs Fabian

Romania // 19 // Successful // Happy

How to start your own Servers List Website

If you’re looking to start your own Servers List Website and you want a detailed perspective on how to do this, then you should check out this guide.

Is it still worth it ?..

If you’re asking yourself if it’s still worth it, then you should probably change your thinking about this. Check the following spots:

  • It’s a niche that will never run out of business.
  • New games will appear constantly so you will always have new content possibilities.
  • People who own servers and want to promote it will pay you good money to put their server up front.

These are just a few reasons that should keep you on this idea, keep on reading, you’re doing great!

How should I start ?

Everybody wants to do it easy and fast, but guess what: It takes time and effort to build a great website and community that users will want to come back to for information. It is not a 10 minutes job that you do and just wait for the passive income to add up into your account.

So, actually, where should you start ?

You should start with the idea. You need to get yourself involved in what Game you want to target. Lets say you are a Minecraft player or Server owner and you have some kind of knowledge in that field ( this is a bonus for you ) and you want to start your own Servers List website, then probably the best fit for you would be to start a Minecraft Servers List related kind of website because you have some knowledge of the game.

We got the idea, now what ?

Now you need to start planning your strategy for what type of servers you will put in your servers list, how will you get visitors and why the users should come back to you. Minecraft is the most popular game and a lot of people have Minecraft related servers list so it will be tough for you to start one without thinking how to do it and how to promote it.

Choosing a niche inside the Minecraft niche would be a good choice. Lets say you want your Servers List to host only a specific type of Servers, like Bukkit or something else.

Things that you will need

Lets talk about things that you will need in order to get your website up and running.

  • A niche domain for your servers list ( You can get one from godaddy.com or wherever you want )
  • A web hosting or VPS that will run the servers list good and without problems. ( To note that many of the shared webhostings that you find for cheap, don’t support querying game servers, so you won’t have the possibility to get live statistics from that server )
  • The software or the platform that does this, the actual script, the heart of the Servers List. You can check out My portfolio and there you have plenty of options for different games and types of servers lists.

Installing and getting ready

If you want to choose one of my products to start your own servers list, contact me via email at gfabruno@gmail.com with the title: “I want to start a servers list” and tell me about it and you will get a discounted price for my servers list products.

After you got the software and everything else ready, you need to make sure you have read the installation guide that my software has and then you can start installing it. Installation of my script, if done properly, shouldn’t take you more than 5-10 minutes.

Customizing

Why should you want to customize your website? The answer is: because you want to be different and stand out. You can stand out by customizing the banners, the servers arrangement, how the servers list works ( if you have programming knowledge ) and there are many more.

I’m available for freelance and customization works for my software and if you are interested, don’t hesitate to contact me at gfabruno@gmail.com

 

If you want me to go more in depth, leave a comment about it and I will try to do a continued version of this :).

MacOs Show Desktop Shortcut like on Windows

Quick tutorial for you. I had a dilemma for quite some time now and didn’t look into it. I recently ( almost 1 year ago ) got my macbook and went from Windows to Mac.

Got used to it and the shortcuts and stuff like that, the single thing that bothered me at this point was that I couldn’t show the desktop like on windows with CTRL + D and didn’t know what shortcut does that. ( It was FN + F11 to show desktop on mac ).

So, how to change the shortcut and put it like on windows ?

  1. Go to System Preferences and search for Keyboard
  2. Navigate to Shortcuts
  3. Select Mission Control and there you have it (  Show desktop shortcut ) and you can change it to CMD + D like I did

Hope you found this useful, enjoy :).

WordPress – How to fully go from HTTP to HTTPS

If you’re having a WordPress website and you’re finally moving to HTTPS then this will be a quick and good read for you.

I had some troubles myself when recently moving from HTTP to HTTPS protocol on another website of mine..

So I want to share with you what I did to make everything work nicely on my WordPress installation.

Firstly, make sure your Hosting provider did install the certificate and it is working properly. When everything is set up on their end, you can continue with some small changes on your wordpress in order to fully go from http to https.

You can either install a WordPress Plugin that will help you achieve this or you can go and edit your .htaccess file on your wordpress installation and add the following code.

This will make sure everyone who enters the website is using the https protocol and redirecting them to it if they are using basic http.

This is pretty much it, thank you for reading !

Node.js Set cookies on HTTPS Requests

If you are not sure how to set up cookies with Node.js and HTTPS / HTTP requests to a specific page then this will definitely help you understand how you can do it.

I’ve confronted with this confusion too since I did not find much on the documentation of specific Node.js libraries that provide requests.

Lets say you have a Node.js https.get and you want to send a request to a specific page but you need a cookie in order to access that page for some reason. Here is how it should look :

 

If you want to send multiple cookies in one request then it would look something like this

 

Hope this helps you ! Have a nice day

How to Update XAMPP Version

XAMPP is a popular AMP ( Apache Mysql Php ) that is available for Windows, OS X and also Linux.

If you’re looking to update your XAMPP, meaning you you want to have a newer version of phpmyadmin, php ..etc then you’ve found the right place.

Updating the software without losing your content ( files or databases ) is pretty simple. I know I searched a lot for this just to find out that this can be done in just a few minutes.

After installing the newer XAMPP, you only need to copy and paste the htdocs and the mysql folder from the old installation to the new one.

You’re done, simple as that 🙂

Notice: If you had any other Apache configurations then you need to copy those too from the Apache folder