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If you need to install the excellent mod_geoip2 extension for Apache2 then it can be done fairly painlessly. First off, we need to make sure that we have gcc installed:

  If you don’t have it then you could ‘yum install gcc’, but I prefer to install all development tools because they include gcc … READ MORE

Install mod_GeoIP2 on Apache2 in CentOS 7

To reset the Administrator password on your Windows server 2012 installation, you’ll need to do the following: Boot from the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DVD From the Windows setup menu, click “Next” Select “Repair your computer” Click on “Troubleshoot” Under Advanced options, click “Command Prompt” Type “diskpart” and hit Enter Type “list volume” and hit … READ MORE

Reset Windows Server 2012 Administrator password

Her’s a list of useful country codes that we can use in many rule-based filtering situations on servers. AD Andorra AE United Arab Emirates AF Afghanistan AG Antigua and Barbuda AI Anguilla AL Albania AM Armenia AN Netherlands Antilles AO Angola AQ Antarctica AR Argentina AS American Samoa AT Austria AU Australia AW Aruba AZ … READ MORE

Country codes for mod_security, CSF and htaccess

  This article tries to explain, using my own experience of server management, how to scan a Linux server for viruses and malware.   You are probably here because you have something on your server already, very often pushing out spam emails to people via php files. Or maybe you have fallen victim to the … READ MORE

Scan a Linux server for viruses and malware

In this series of articles I am trying to help server admins and owners of VPS or Dedicated servers to find viruses or malware on their servers. Part of the diagnosis of your system is to see what emails are being sent out and from which accounts. Since spammers like to use compromised servers, I … READ MORE

Find what emails are being sent from a Linux server

I came across a recent bug today on a client site where the excellent ‘Search Everything’ plugin was updated to the latest version (currently 8.1.3) and the search suddenly returned no results on the website. I narrowed it down to the ‘category exclude’ option as unchecking this box in the admin area made the plugin … READ MORE

Search everything plugin returns no posts

If you’re seeing 404 error pages on your websites with 1and1 hosting today, then it may be down to the fact that 1and1 have forced migration to a newer database system. For the technical, this means that they switched off MySQL 4 and forced use of the newer and more secure MySQL 5. The result? … READ MORE

1and1 sites going to 404 error pages

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