We’re going to set up Let’s Encrypt for secure HTTPS communication with the server (and to get rid of those pesky security screens when we browse to UniFi). We’re going to use Certbot to set up Let’s Encrypt – this well help to automate the entire process. Install Certbot (https://certbot.eff.org/instructions): sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot Press ENTER…Read more
AWS CLOSE_WAIT socket problems!
A buildup of sockets in CLOSE_WAIT state may indicate an application programming error. A CLOSE_WAIT socket is a socket in which the connection has received a FIN and has yet to be closed by the application. In this state, it is the responsibility of the application to close the socket, although the operating system will…Read more
Go Daddy and PHP.ini file.
If you are using GoDaddy and hosting Linux with them, you may be needing to modify the PHP.ini configuration file. The PHP initialization files can manage form, server, and environmental variables as well as server-side cookies, temporary directories, error display, and error logging. First, you need to know how to modify it (or where to…Read more
Transferring a WordPress Site
If you are needing to transfer an entire WordPress site (entire meaning EVERYTHING) than here is the plugin you need! https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/ Install it, activate it. Go and make a backup/transfer of your entire site Upload the 2 files it creates, installer.php and the backup zip file to your new site Go to your new site…Read more
How to update PHP to latest version on AWS EC2
Warning: Before doing anything, make backups! Remove old versions of PHP and Apache The old Apache and PHP versions in the server can conflict with the new install. So it is recommended to stop the web server and remove them using the commands: sudo service httpd stop sudo service mysqld stop sudo yum remove httpd* php*…Read more
FTP using WordPress and Amazon Web Services
Recently I started using Amazon Web Services for hosting and what not... some way cool stuff there. Something I immediately ran into was this problem: When I installed WordPress I could NOT install any plugins and/or updates, through the WordPress interface because it would not let me use SSH2 with my PEM key that AWS…Read more
Move shared folders and retain file and share permissions with robocopy
If you have ever had to move files from one server to another (or even computer to computer).... you NEED to use ROBOCOPY. It is a built in Windows tool, simple to use and way faster than "drag and drop". I originally asked the above question on SpiceWorks and wanted to share what I found…Read more
Backscatterer Network Spam List
Has your e-mail server ever been blacklisted? Or are you getting rejected emails? A good first step is to check MxToolBox too see if you ARE indeed blacklisted. Now, if you see one called "Backscatterer.org" you are in trouble, read this to see why. Basically, "As it turns out Backscatterer is NOT a blacklist, It's…Read more