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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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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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WordPress install script

We like wordpress, a lot of our customers love it too. WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog, it is normally called a CMS too. We have created a script for automating the … Continue reading

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Setting up Domains Keys (DKIM) on Postfix

This is a quick and fairly painless way of setting up DKIM, on a postfix server. DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a method for associating a domain name to an email message, thereby allowing a person, role, or organization to … Continue reading

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Mysql Master/Master Replication & File sync for quick easy scaling or load balance

A lot of our customers often need a quick easy way to scale up without moving to a new host or changing IP, or even just want an overseas copy of their site, so this is a brief tutorial on … Continue reading

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Fixing broken permissions or ownership

People are not perfect, not even the staff here. Perfection is not required to be a sysadmin we found, just some good shell scripts to fix things when you break them accidentally. One of the more common accidents are chown … Continue reading

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PCI compliance – a basic HOWTO

A lot of people are wanting to be PCI compliant these days, and this is generally a good thing. PCI compliance is not just a server spec, but a list of procedures, policies, controls over access to data. Therefore the … Continue reading

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HOWTO videos for Rimuhosting Control Panel on youtube

Sometimes explaining how to do something in the control panel can be fairly involved, and often confusing for people new to VPS or Rimuhosting. We have a fairly involved control panel that can do a lot of tasks, and it … Continue reading

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Setup mail hosting on Debian Squeeze and other distros using postfixadmin

Postfix is our favorite mail server. We find it's easy to configure and performs really well. When asked at a recent conference talk, Eric Allman the creator of Sendmail, said he would use Postfix if starting today. Many people ask … Continue reading

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Easy Peasy Linux Firewalling – iptables

A lot of our customers have asked for firewalls, and since this is a common theme, i decided that I would help them out. Of course it can be a mission to learn how to make your own and what … Continue reading

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