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Docker web hosting – Thinking beyond cPanel and Plesk

The vast majority of web hosting customers are small businesses such as cake shops, accounting firms, etc. These are customers who are very savvy in their trade, and usually look for an easy way to establish an online presence. (more…)

How to clear Magento cache to review website changes

How to clear Magento cache to review website changes

With 29.1% of the market share, Magento is a widely used shopping cart in online businesses. Its features and flexibility makes it a preferred choice for many websites.

In online shopping, no customer is ready to wait for ages to load a website. As a result, speed and performance of Magento cart is a crucial factor for businesses using it.
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How to disable WordPress plugins that break your website

How to disable WordPress plugins that break your website

Plugins are Addons that extend the functionality of a WordPress website. To use custom features, many website owners install a lot of WordPress plugins.

It is easy to install Plugins from the WordPress Admin Dashboard. There are plugins for a range of purposes – from SEO to security features.

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How to prevent Docker containers from crashing with error 137

How to prevent Docker containers from crashing with error 137

Docker systems can be used for a wide range of applications, from setting up development environments to hosting web instances.

Live Docker containers that crash often can end up ruining their purpose. As a result, a major concern faced by Docker providers is ensuring the container uptime.
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How to fix Joomla error ‘PHP temporary directory is not set’

How to fix Joomla error ‘PHP temporary directory is not set’

In Joomla, while accessing the ‘Extension Manager’ feature in Admin panel, a commonly noticed warning is ‘PHP temporary directory is not set’.

Extension Manager is used to manage the Joomla extensions via the Admin panel and any warnings in the page can cause a hindrance in updating and installing them.

Extensions such as plugins, modules, templates, etc. helps to add on to the functionality of Joomla. Today we’ll see what causes this joomla error and how to fix it. (more…)

How to fix Magento dirty cow vulnerability alert!

How to fix Magento dirty cow vulnerability alert!

Are you a website owner? Do you have Magento shopping cart in your site? Is your server running an insecure version of Linux kernel?

If the answers to these questions are ‘yes’, then you’d be noticing a ‘Dirty COW vulnerability’ alert in your Magento admin dashboard. (more…)

How to fix Root Privilege Escalation vulnerability (CVE-2016-6664) in MySQL, MariaDB and PerconaDB

How to fix Root Privilege Escalation vulnerability (CVE-2016-6664) in MySQL, MariaDB and PerconaDB

MySQL database server is widely used by online businesses to store their critical and valuable data. MariaDB and Percona are other database servers based on MySQL.

But the confidentiality and security of these database servers goes for a toss when one fine morning a vulnerability or exploit in the software gets published.

It was only a couple of months ago that the MySQL vulnerability CVE-2016-6662 ‘Remote Root Code Execution’ / ‘Privilege Escalation’ got revealed.

Two more critical vulnerabilities in MySQL has been revealed recently, which can lead to a server hack by executing arbitrary code and gaining root privilege.

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How to setup Docker container monitoring with Zabbix

How to setup Docker container monitoring with Zabbix

In a Docker infrastructure, monitoring the containers is vital to ensure that a single container do not end up abusing the host machine and crash other containers.

Docker container monitoring involves keeping an eye on the metrics such as available CPU, mem, blkio, etc. These metrics for a container can be seen with the command ‘docker stats‘.

Docker container metrics

Docker container metrics

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How to speed up WordPress site by 100% using PHP 7

How to speed up WordPress site by 100% using PHP 7

On December 2015, the much-awaited PHP 7 was released. With its new version of the Zend Engine, PHP 7.0 proved to be two times faster than PHP 5.6.

In PHP 7, code execution became faster and it requires only less number of servers to handle the same website traffic. In WordPress hosting, speed is a crucial requirement.

As a result, WordPress websites are now increasingly preferring PHP 7, as they can run with lesser CPU resources than that was required with PHP 5.x versions. (more…)