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Updated 15/09/2017 If like me you have a serious problem with recurring SPAM by companies who just keep emailing you asking you if you have read their previous email and that the “great proposal” they made before is still available; then you may be looking to block email addresses by domain name. This sort of […]

 

ConfigServer Security & Firewall (CSF) may start sending you warning emails that “klogd is not running”, dont panic its not hard to fix! All you need to do is make sure klogd is running by following the tutorial below, btw if you’re wondering klogd is a logging mechanism which logs kernal firewall messages to syslog, […]

 

This article was updated on 15/10/2015 Check if your IP is on a mailing blacklist using our blacklist checking service. So just when you think the internet is this great place for a server admin, where any problem can be solved (more or less) you suddenly hit a brick wall and your world crumples around […]

 

Recently I came across a semi-large server having severe difficulty with stability, after a short investigation it became apparent that the server was suffering whenever the WHM backup process (cpbackup) was working to backup the server. Unfortunately the backup module of WHM is a very handy and vital tool to retaining monthly, weekly or even […]

 

If you have your own development server like us that are accessible across the internet using public IP or a domain name you may be having problems where somehow Google and other search engines find your development server and starts indexing it! This is very frustrating when you actually do not want projects being leaked […]

 

The new Shellshock Bash Vulnerability is a serious vulnerability affecting any UNIX/Linux/Mac based Operating System, it has only recently been discovered and can basically allow any command full root permissions on your server, so for instance an attacker can gain access to your PHP Script and then use the exec function (which is a PHP […]

 

So I’m sure everyone has heard about the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL, it appears SSL has not been as secure as you would think – anyone is able to fetch stored SSL directly from the server and read the contents. Luckily there has been an update released to fix the Heartbleed vulnerability, and all you […]

 

Recently I had a weird problem where I was setting up two sites to use Barclays ePDQ, however the post back URL for both sites were completely different so I could not simply format a PARAMVAR so ePDQ would post to the right place. I finally concluded that I needed a central location for ALL […]

 

Something that has been racking my brain this morning… I recently moved all the sites I host (including my own) to a new VPS server, everything went far smoother than I could have imagined and I thought I had escaped the pains that you could expect from a server transfer, such as broken scripts due […]

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