Updated : Apr 03, 2018 in Apache

Installing the missing mcrypt module for PHP 7.2

Inroduction: Because of the module mcrypt for PHP neot being maintained since a bout 10 years the PHP team has decided to drop it from…

Updated : Oct 30, 2016 in Linux

Resolving Mysql error: Too many open files

Introduction: As I upgraded from Mysql 5.5 to 5.6 suddenly some sites were showing the following error: ...... Too many open files The issue has…

Updated : Mar 21, 2016 in Linux

Redirecting HTTP to HTTPS in NginX

Here is a working method of redirecting any requested HTTP URL to HTTPS in NginX VirtualHosts that handles both HTTP and HTTPS. For example, to…

Updated : Mar 09, 2016 in Apache

Testing SSL Connections with SSLyze, Nmap or OpenSSL

Introduction: OpenSSL is a great tool to check SSL connections to servers. The difficulty here is when one want a full scan of all possible…

Updated : Dec 17, 2015 in Apache

Issue free and CA signed SSL certificates for web servers from LetsEncrypt

Introduction: SSL Certificates provide two functions: 1. Authentication 2. Encryption Encryption can be achieved without authentication but, for some reason, someone decided to join them…

Updated : Dec 10, 2015 in Apache

Creating a web certificate CSR file.

The process of buying an SSL certificate for a web site is usually as follows: - You create a secret key and CSR files using…

Updated : Aug 18, 2015 in Apache

Customizing apache2-suexec-custom

Apache2 Suexec module comes with at least 2 flavors in many distributions of Linux. - apache2-suexec-pristine: Apache HTTP Server standard suexec program for mod_suexec -…

Updated : Aug 15, 2015 in Linux

Installing wp_cli

wp_cli is a really good PHP script which helps installing the latest Wordpress version in an htdocs. Here is how to install it in a…

Updated : Aug 08, 2015 in Linux

Install a multisite(WPMU) WordPress with wp_cli

Prerequisites: - Create a new fcgi driven user in Linux system(in this case usrblog) useradd -s /bin/bash -d /www/clients/mywpsite.com/htdocs/ usrblog passwd usrblog - Install a…