September 7

AWS Strategy – Webpage Server

SECURITY GROUPS – Create one for each service (isolate IPs accordingly) RDS instance (mysql – set security group to only MySQL) EFS instance (keep logs .conf and http files) EC2 instance (the engine that runs the show) Linux login – log in with new .pem file Linux update – sudo yum -y update Linux EFS.

September 8

WordPress (Update Fail)

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— Sometimes, during the smallest of routines, you can come across something that can take hours to figure out!  Fortunately, if you’ve been through the same situation in the past, you can come up with the solution within seconds and go along your way. This writing is for.

September 2

Apache or httpd (Accept Passphrase on Boot)

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— This experiment was conducted on a CentOS 6 installation of Linux.  As always, with any other installations of Linux, there may be slightly different commands and directories to consider, but the theory is the same.  Try it out if you like the concept… WHY NOT?!? This experiment.

August 24

Fail2Ban vs. Firewall…. FIGHT!

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— For months now, I’ve been dealing with customers calling about their email services being no longer available. By the time I troubleshoot the problem, their email has come back on line which created a ‘could not duplicate’ finality to the problem. As such, I got extremely curious.

August 11

Password Protect Your Web Directory (apache)

Have you ever just wanted to protect something on your web server.  Perhaps there’s a sensitive web page that you created like a blog that you only want certain people to see.  Well, here’s how you do it!  This will be written for a Fedora/Red Hat/CentOS platform, but will work on any apache web server.

July 28

Sendmail rejected — Default CentOS Installation

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— After completing a brand new minimal install of CentOS 6.4, I configured the installation to be a web server using apache, mysql and sshd for remote access.  After configuring a website on the box, I attempted to send an email from the local webpage, but never received.

May 22

Server Migration (httpd.conf & mysql)

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— The following will be a small experiment to answer some questions that have peaked my curiosity. In this scenario, I have two separate CentOS servers with two different public IP addresses. Both have SSH enabled through the firewall and I need to move multiple websites from server.

April 13

WordPress Attack!!! Let’s take a look

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— Recently, an article was written regarding a massive attack on WordPress sites through an array of linked computers. The analogy was that one (1) fire hose could be pointed at a brick wall with no destruction… but hundreds and even thousands of fire hoses pointed at that.

March 5

WordPress Interface Overview

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— HOW TO USE WORDPRESS   The following tutorial is designed to be a reference guide. If you’d like an all around big picture aspect of WordPress, this is your place. This writing is designed to break apart each of the default installation’s buttons and explain to the.

March 2

phpMyAdmin Install (MySQL Web GUI)

——————————————————————— – OVERVIEW / THOUGHT PROCESS – ——————————————————————— I personally prefer to manipulate MySQL via the command line, but this is not always the best way to do it.  The perfect example was the last time I traveled.  I was using SSH to talk to my server and the internet went down.  Unfortunately, the instance.