0 Over the last few days, I’ve been looking at Apache web server logs, a lot, mostly quick checks for Shellshock probes and exploit attempts. All on client servers, thankfully. All of the servers I operate through DigitalOcean are patched up. It just so happens that all the sites I host have their DNS hosted […]

0 A few days ago I moved longren.io to https. I didn’t pay for a certificate though like I would when setting up an e-commerce site or something else important. I even get the little green lock symbol in the address bar, but I think this is mostly due to my use of Cloudflare. TinyCert […]

0 Multi-threading. Auto-cleanup. Cron optimized. There are a lot of neat tools people have built for DigitalOcean. The app I’m really in love with is DOSnapshot, and is hosted on GitHub. DOSnapshot does exactly what its name would suggest, it takes snapshots of your droplets. As of this post, I’m the only one that’s left […]

0 Securely and remotely backup your server using Tarsnap Tarsnap is a great service. It’s extremely affordable and secure. I mentioned it briefly in my previous post about MySQL backups. Tarsnap is only $0.25 / GB-month for storage and $0.25 / GB for bandwidth, which is extremely affordable. You can add funds to your account […]

0 Frustration-free log management, plus a lot more I’ve been a huge fan of Papertrail ever since I discovered it, probably about a year ago or so. I use it mostly to monitor server logs. I currently have two servers setup to send syslog messages to Papertrail. The Papertrail Events dashboard can be a bit […]