Author Archives: Liz Quilty

Lets Encrypt with Virtualmin

Virtualmin now supports Let Encrypt, this means you can easily get multiple SSL certificates easily and free if needed. Here is how you can set that up. Step 1: Login to your virtualmin, select the domain from the drop down … Continue reading

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Using Fail2ban on wordpress wp-login.php and xmlrpc.php

A fair few customer of ours use wordpress and occasionally notice that there are people hammering on a few URLs This can cause high load, slow websites and a number of issues, espoecuially when you have more than a single … Continue reading

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How to get an A pass SSL rating for your SSL website

Everyone wants security, and its ideal that your SSL certificates are also secure. With this in mind, websites like SSLLabs have a testing tool that is used to grade the SSL certificate installed on your server. Often people get a … Continue reading

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Restoring an Exploited WordPress files

I previously had a 10 step process to replace all the files in a wordpress, this got rid of most file based exploits. Since then i have written a shell script that pretty much incorperates that wget http://blog.rimuhosting.com/files/restorewordpress.sh chmod +x … Continue reading

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Getting Started with Docker

Written by Andrew Colin Kissa Introduction We’re happy to announce the availability of Docker support on our VPS installations. In this blog post, we aim to introduce you to Docker one of the most exciting and powerful open-source projects that has … Continue reading

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Centos 7 Release – Whats New

Hot on the heels of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 release the Centos team have put out Centos 7 and now we are happy to offer a Centos 7 VM image on our control panel.  You can select it … Continue reading

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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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NTP servers and DoS Attacks

NTP servers have been in the news over the New Year, as security sites and social media talk about potential attacks. This is important because many linux servers run ntpd to help keep their clock time correct. One of the … Continue reading

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Linux.conf.au – LCA2014 Perth visit (Part 2)

This page is a continuation of Page 1 One thing i will say about perth, it gets fairly hot! The first Monday was about 36C outside, which is pretty bad when you are walking long distance between buildings with a … Continue reading

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