NSA-proof your e-mail in 2 hours

You may be concerned that the NSA is reading your e-mail. Is there really anything you can do about it though? After all, you don’t really want to move off of GMail / Google Apps. And no place you would host is any better. Except, you know, hosting it yourself. …

Cron

It’s easy to feel disappointed with current technology when we compare it to fictional depictions of the future. Still, these days our phones, computers, and even houses can do amazing things. The ability to automate tasks is one of them.5 DIY Home Automation Projects to Get Started With Your Smart …

How do I upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu?

This answer summarizes the recommended community upgrade process. You should always read the release notes for any potential issues that may affect your upgrade. Backup Before you start any upgrade process – ask yourself this question: Can I afford to lose any/all my data such as documents and files? If …

How to Install & Update via APT on Debian or Ubuntu

This article provides the steps to update the UniFi Controller on a Debian or Ubuntu system via APT (Advanced Package Tool). You will need to create source files, or edit lines in an existing sources.list file with vi or nano. That is the most common method for package updates and …

Detect Attacks with PHP and .htaccess

This tutorial explains how to detect and block security threats via .htaccess, and then pass that information to a PHP script for further processing. This is a powerful technique that combines the power of Apache with the flexibility of PHP. Enabling you to do things like log all unwanted traffic, …

Blackholes for Bots

Blackhole for Bad Bots – PHP Version This post summarizes Blackhole for Bad Bots version 4.0+. For older versions, check out the original tutorial. Please read the original tutorial for download, demo, and important information about the standalone PHP version of Blackhole for Bad Bots. The following guide is meant …

Error – Setting server_names_hash_max_size

You just need to increase the size of the hash table as an when you increase the server It depends on your setup, you can reduce the number of server from the table and reload the service instead of restart. service nginx reload server_names_hash_max_size Its default value is 512. If …

Linux Malware Detect for WordPress

Keeping your WordPress sites clean from malware infection is critical. Having an infected WordPress site can impair the user experience and consume unnecessary resources, slowing your site down. Many users will use WordPress plugins for scanning for malware. While this is great for shared hosting users who do not have …

Linux Malware Detect

Maldet also known as Linux Malware Detect virus scanner for Linux. Linux Malware Detect (LMD) is a malware scanner for Linux released under the GNU GPLv2 license, that is designed around the threats faced in shared hosted environments. It uses threat data from network edge intrusion detection systems to extract …

Email as a Service – Part 2

Introduction In part 1 of this article, we discussed concept of Email as a Service, and benefits it can bring. In this part we will talk a bit more about three leading and upcoming providers in this market -Sendgrid, Mailgun and Postmark. Each of these companies have their own set …