Tag Archives: linux

4 Tips to Preventing WordPress Mail Server Spam

wordpress mail spam

A quick checklist to help you eliminate any sources of mail server spam created by scripts that uploaded to your WordPress site's writeable folders. more …

Installing ImageMagick on CentOS for use with PHP

It's not brain science, but it did take me a reasonable amount of time to figure out how to properly configure my CentOS server for using ImageMagick with PHP. more …

Are you backing up your cron table?

backup cron table

Most of us have some kind of secondary or off-site backup of our files & data, but may not have considered backing up the "heartbeat" of our server - the cron table. more …

Linux – Change file ownership from one user to another

Changing file and group ownership from one user or group to another is a common requirement in the server admin world, here are two quick tips on how to go about it. more …

Linux, SQL and a scoop of yogurt in Week #8

web development week

I lost some time this week wrestling with SSL and server time zones. But I also picked up a few handy SQL tips that are worth sharing. more …

CSS, Hosting, Webmasters & Backups | Week #2

web development week

Week #2 closes with a couple handy CSS tricks, a quick e-newsletter tip and some good nuggets of web hosting wisdom. more …

Setting up a new linux web server

server provisioning

Setting up a new server isn't something we do often enough to recall every step in detail. This reference should help serve as a guide when it comes time to provision a brand new linux server. more …

One-Liners to Improve Server Security

I’m a web developer, that’s what I do, and I love it. But, the unfortunate side of offering web development services, is that you usually need to offer a place for your clients web offerings to live – a web … more …

Oversized log files are difficult to analyze

If you're like me, when a web access related problem strikes, my quickest path to diagnosing the issue is to open up Apache log files with vi or nano. This happened to me the other day, and I was surprised … more …

PHP build from source – can’t find libraries

I see this issue posted on countless threads, and the majority of the time, it is because PHP is not aware that you are on a 64-bit system and your libraries are sitting in /usr/lib64. The solution that everyone provides … more …