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 Load (cpu and memory) was significantly lower than I expected Didn’t expect anything specific for load, but more load than what I did see, for sure. A post I made hit the front page of HackerNews the other day. Here’s the discussion at HackerNews. Traffic was steady, For about five hours, there were between […]

1+ Routing in PHP using AltoRouter I’ve been using AltoRouter for help with building simple API’s. A full framework (even a micro-framework), like Slim, is usually overkill for my needs, and often, any kind of routing class is overkill. A .htaccess file with the proper rewrite rules will usually suffice. When I do need a […]

0 Optimization can drastically change the way your websites load. Poorly optimized sites load slowly and aren’t very nice to look at for the users. Well optimized sites load quickly and provide the user with the content they need. There’s lots of different ways to optimize site performance. You can optimize apache, mysql, PHP, and […]

0 OpenDNS is surely going to prove to be a useful tool for those not intimately familiar with the internet. OpenDNS, provides some unique functionality compared with other DNS servers in that it detects typos and prevents phishing. For example, say you type http://www.longren.og into your browser. That URL obviously doesn’t exist, notice the .og […]