Category Archives: HOWTO

Connecting to MySQL from external sources + IPTables

By default, MySQL only allows local connections. This is due to security, and for the most part works just fine for most people. Ideally you can use things like PHPMyAdmin for things like this, or even command line. Occasionally people … Continue reading

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Sync live sites to in-house dev servers

One of our customer found it tedious to sync his live websites to his dev servers, it involved using FTP (since he had no version control) as well as the database. The files were over 2GB by themselves, so it … Continue reading

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CPanel Upgrades break Cookie IP validation

A few people have done upgrades on their WHM/CPanel found the default change to 'Cookie IP validation' is now giving them the message that their IP address has changed. The easy fix is to change this from Strict to Loose, … Continue reading

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WordPress Upgrade shell Script – plugins, themes, crontab and more!

It's been some time since i upgraded my wordpress upgrade script. Several reasons why, partially because i had patches from other people to merge in, partially laziness on my part (being busy with other things). However, the good news is, … Continue reading

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MySQL replication and verification

We have a number of customer using MySQL replication. For the uninitiated, replication copies changes from a master server to a number of slave servers. This makes scaling your service mush easier and helps improve redundancy and failover. An introduction … Continue reading

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How to restore a WordPress site after hacks or exploits in 10 easy steps

A lot of people use WordPress, and seemingly a lot forget to click the upgrade button regularly enough and find they are exploited.  In an ideal world, you would click that button whenever you see it needs updates, and have … Continue reading

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How to install Drupal on Plesk – Step by Step instructions

We have had a customer who is not overly technical wanting these instructions. Since i thought he was probably not the only one wanting a simple step by step instruction on how to install drupal on plesk easily, i though … Continue reading

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Migrating email between IMAP accounts

Often when people switch servers, or move to new providers, transferring email can be problematic. If you are using POP3, the email is already on your personal computer, however if you are using IMAP then you are stuck trying to … Continue reading

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How to restore your root password after forgetting or being exploited via Single user mode

I have been seeing a few people unsure what to do when they lose or forget their root password. Some are resorting to reinstalling their server thinking this is the only option, however there is another option with Rimuhosting.

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Using perror to explain mysql error codes

A customer came to us with a problem copying one database to another, and requested we do it for him.  Once we logged in we saw the error fairly quickly ~# mysqldump -uadmin -p`cat /root/.mysqlpass` database >dbdump.sql mysqldump: Got error: … Continue reading

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