0 Going to try Cloudbric here for a while to see how exactly it compares to Cloudflare Longren.io will be unavailable for possibly up to 48 hours. As soon as I’ve published this post, I’ll be updating my nameservers to point to Cloudbric, almost feels like cheating on Cloudflare, they’ve been very good to me. […]

0 So easy to miss, but so important for SSH Private Key Authentication I don’t allow password logins on any of my servers. Can only login via SSH key based authentication. No root login is allowed, and I specify every user that’s allowed to login via SSH, ie: me. If you’re a regular here, you […]

0 Use Gmail SMTP Servers for Sending Emails from WordPress After quite a bit of back and forth between sendmail, postfix, and exim, I’ve settled on using msmtp for sending emails from my servers/droplets at DigitalOcean (affiliate link). MSMTP is very lightweight and has the ability to send emails via an existing SMTP server, like […]

0 It really is the world’s most simple server monitoring service Best of all, Ping.gg is currently free! Ping.gg will ping your server constantly, with an interval of 10 seconds. Victor, the ping.gg creator, will be releasing all the Go code on GitHub eventually, but will keep the UI/PHP pieces to himself. It sounds like […]

0 Now on GitHub Took a bit longer than I wanted, but the source for passwds.io is up on GitHub now. It’s extremely simple, using Twitter Bootstrap, straight PHP, jQuery, and the jQuery prettySocial plugin for the social buttons at the bottom of the site. Passwords are generated using pwgen-php from Superwayne. pwgen-php was forked […]