Author Archives: Liz Quilty

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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Linux.conf.au – LCA2014 Perth visit (Part 1)

Recently i started talking to an amazing bunch of people, who had proposed, and been accepted to host the next Linux.conf.au in Auckland, New Zealand. I immediately requested to help, and be a part since i really love this sort … Continue reading

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Start up Stories: Cashboard

What is Cashboard? Cashboard is invoicing software that also handles employee timesheets, estimates, and online payments. It's geared towards freelancers and small businesses. Who are you, what is your role at Cashboard? I'm the founder, main designer, and engineer of … 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!

2017: This script is still being maintained 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 … Continue reading

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Kiwi PyCon 2013 Summary

For those who are unaware, Rimuhosting has sponsored a lot of conferences, particularly local ones including open source and tech related. We believe in giving back what you can to the community as much as possible . Peter, our wonderful … Continue reading

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