Month: June 2012

  • Emailed backup of a database via cron – Attaching files via command line

    Sometimes people want an easy offsite backup option for important databases or files, and having a cron to automate that can be helpful. One of our customers had such a case so i wrote a shell script which emailed him a copy of his database every day. Since i thought it was a handy thing […]

  • London-based Bakop server added; Brisbane coming…

    We are happy to announce there is now a London-based Bakop server available.  This is in addition to the Bakop server in Dallas.  Plus we have one planned for Brisbane (hopefully coming on line next week…). You now have the choice of location for your backups.   Great for people when choosing their disaster recover location. […]

  • WordPress mass update script 3.4

    This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site in case of major catastrophe (make sure you have spare disk space if your sites […]

  • Restarting Apache on deploy

    Often we have customers who have larger websites they deploy, or even multiple websites they deploy , and they need the apache cache cleaned or even the application restarted. Often the reason people want this is so developers do not need to login with SSH, do not need root access, and things are just a […]

  • RimuHosting taking over HostingDirect’s VPS operations

    RimuHosting is taking over the operation of HostingDirects VPS hosting services.  From Monday June 11 RimuHosting will be hosting the VPSs.  The servers will remain at the HostingDirect data center (where RimuHosting has had a presence since 2009).  RimuHosting will be taking over the billing and customer service for those users. Other HostingDirect customers (shared […]

  • Saving some typing and time with SSH configs

    If you are like me, then you may find yourself connecting via SSH to multiple machines a lot during the day. There is an easy way to make short cuts to save you remembering ip addresses, user names, or other things. This tutorial is for people using Linux primarily, people using Windows should be able […]