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Jun
9
answered htaccess order Deny,Allow rule
Jun
9
comment Fail over to DNS provider
How many domains do you need to handle? I don't recommend doing this yourself unless you need fine grain control of dozens of zones. There are many DNS Service providers that provide near 100% uptime. If you need failover, then consider using a provider that can serve as a secondary DNS rather trying to do this internally.
Jun
9
comment Apache log - file does not exist
I see this often with botched WordPress themes.
Jun
9
answered Server won't boot, kernel panic - not syncing
Jun
9
answered Taking database from possibly cracked server
Jun
9
comment PHP-FPM pool stops responding and fails to restart
How are you connecting to php-fpm from Nginx?
May
1
comment Permission, apache user and www folder in Linux
In practice, the issue you raise is far less of a concern than a compromised web application. The likelihood of someone logging into via another means and writing a file to that directory is very low compared to the likelihood that your web application will have an exploit that writes to the directory anyway.
Mar
26
comment 5-7 second latency between Apache server and MySQL server when website calls on database server
Are you connecting to MySQL over a private or public network? Are you using an IP or domain name? If you try to load a PHP page (e.g. phpinfo) that does not have a DB call it is fast?
Feb
18
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Jan
17
comment Apache2 ProxyPass / ProxyPassReverse results in 404 for only one out of many directives
I like to simplify things when debugging these sorts of issues. From the proxy, what is the response if you use curl to fetch web3. In terms of the URL rewrites/relocation, I would handle that on the backened server and not in the proxy.
Jan
17
comment Directories converted to files
You may want to consider running a fsck. File system corruption can often make files look like directories or symlinks and other oddities. Be sure to backup or take a snapshot of the VM first.
Jan
17
comment nginx: fastcgi_cache_path empty
Try chmoding the directory 777 and see if it works. If so, what is the user/group on the files?
Jan
17
answered Apache URL resolution - serve html file as directory
Jan
17
comment nginx: fastcgi_cache_path empty
What is in your fastcgi.conf?
Jan
17
comment remote access on slave computer
Google for reverse ssh tunnels. See vdomck.org/2009/11/ssh-all-time.html for an example script. On the security front, I recommend the tunnel be a highly restricted user that you then use sudo/su to escalate access.
Jan
16
comment Postfix, TLS and StartSSL certificates
Also, did you get the chained certs installed as well? Those usually go into the pem file along with your actual cert.
Jan
16
comment Postfix, TLS and StartSSL certificates
Telnet into port 25 and run "EHLO hostname" to see what services are offered and post the results here.
Jan
16
comment MySQL connections aborted - should I be worried?
Note that some queries will always create temporary tables on disk regardless of cache sizes. One trick is to set tmpdir=/dev/shm. Just make sure you have enough RAM.
Jan
15
comment MySQL connections aborted - should I be worried?
5000 page views daily should not cause any problems with most Apps unless you are on underpowered hardware. If you are trying to optimize performance, I would start by profiling your PHP code so you know where the bottleneck resides. If you do find it is in the MySQL execution phase, then tuning MySQL variables may help. Aborted errors alone do not mean a performance issue.
Jan
15
revised MySQL connections aborted - should I be worried?
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