Conquering new frontiers – Amazon EC2

Starting from today, this webpage will be available through Amazon EC2, powered by the “WordPress by Bitnami (HVM)” and is now relying completely on nginx. Bitnami Wordpress Instance I recommend the plug in All-in-One WP Migration for a painless transfer. This plug in save me maybe hours in migration.

2019-01-03T16:47:08+01:00Tags: , , , , |

Information about mail sending PHP scripts

To be enabled to gather information about PHP emailing scripts on your server, you can add two lines to your main php.ini: mail.add_x_header = On mail.log = /var/log/phpmail.log Restart your webserver after changing the php.ini. First parameter is adding a "X-PHP-Originating-Script:" information to the mail header, stating the user name an script name sending the [...]

2015-09-23T21:21:20+02:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Bash shell vulnerable – ShellShock

Currently a new bug, named ShellShock, was announced as CVE-2014-6271 in the National Vulnerability Database. It might be even more dangerous than the SSL bug "Heartbleed" that occured some month ago. An overview, according to the web site: GNU Bash through 4.3 processes trailing strings after function definitions in the values of environment variables, which allows remote [...]

2019-01-03T16:47:11+01:00Tags: , , , , , |

Checking for root kit… Dealing with false positives

As one of my Ubuntu root servers was rebooted today without my interaction I checked all of them for root kits with both rkhunter and chkrootkit. I started with the installation of rkhunter and chkrootkit with apt-get on the command prompt: seiler@server:/# sudo apt-get install chkrootkit rkhunter After that, I ran an update to the rkhunter [...]

2019-01-03T16:52:42+01:00Tags: , , , |

Prestashop issues (502 Bad Gateway) with nginx as a Proxy server running on a Plesk Parallels enabled host

I am running a Plesk Parallels Panel (v. 11.0) on a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with PrestaShop (v. 1.5.3) combined with a nginx webserver (v. 1.3.0) as a reverse proxy server. Be aware, that in any other case the solution presented here might not work for you! One of my friends (Sven Fennema) is running Presta Shop [...]

2019-01-03T16:47:34+01:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Lighttpd with PHP5-CGI and SQLite

Software Download This solution is quite old (written in 2010). It might not work with newer versions of Voyage Linux! First you have to download all necessary software packages. As I am running voyage linux (a debian derivate) it is really simple by using apt-get. apt-get update apt-get install lighttpd apt-get install php5-cgi apt-get [...]

2019-01-03T16:47:34+01:00Tags: , , , , , |

Speed up your WordPress installation with „PHP APC“, „WP Super Cache“ and „Use Google Libraries“

Even when now running a Wordpress installation with a (from my point of view) very fancy and clean design I was a bit dissapointed by the loss of speed compared to my former CMS installation of Contao (former Typolight). In this post I like to shortly introduce you to the actions I performed to regain [...]