Archive for June, 2011

Local Domain Name in Windows

Posted in Apache, Web on June 20, 2011 by myleskadusale

This a simple tutorial on how to create a local domain name in windows using Apache.

First go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and edit the hosts file using notepad
Second add this inside the hosts file 127.0.0.1 http://www.yourdomain.com
Third go to your apache\conf\extra and edit httpd-vhosts.conf and add the text below

DocumentRoot “C:\xampp\htdocs\your_web_app_folder
ServerName http://www.yourdomain.com

Next go to apache\conf and open httpd.conf and uncomment Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

Save everything and restart Apache

Then try to access http://www.yourdomain.com

Neat Functions in CakePHP

Posted in CakePHP with tags on June 20, 2011 by myleskadusale

If ever you want to remove a validation temporarily for certain fields

you can use unset before saving the data

unset($model->validates[‘fieldname’]);

I also learned also another function to know what field validation I

violated especially when your updating your records because sometimes

it does not show the validation errors I use debug to display it

if(!$this->save())

{

debug($this->validationErrors);

die();

}