Month: January 2013

cPanel and CSF issues

  From cPanel v11.36 has now entered the CURRENT tree and you will notice that most of your addon perl scripts failing. You can resolve this easily with our addons by reinstalling them. We have provided a simple script that can do this for you that we posted previously. This has to be done…

Mail and FTP server settings updated incorrectly by cPanel

  Hello interwebers! Recently, we saw a number of issues regarding a failed cPanel upgrade that involved the Mail and FTP server. It looks like an incorrect value was updated in the cpanel.config file for the mail server and FTP server. In order to correct this: 1) Login to WHM 2) Change mail server to…

Database Name Prefix #mysql50#

  We recently ran into an issue in which after a migration, several of the clients db names were prepended with the #mysql50# prefix. The db names were formatted as: “#mysql50#dbname”, where it used to be just “dbname”. The clients previous version of MySQL was 5.0 and the new servers MySQL version was 5.1. Evidently,…

WordPress asking for ftp username and password on update

  I had a client ask how to remove the request for the ftp username and password each time an wordpress update was requested. To remove this, just add the following information to your wp-config.php define(‘FTP_USER’, ‘username’); define(‘FTP_PASS’, ‘password’); define(‘FTP_HOST’, ‘’); voila! No more asky 🙂

End of Life for cPanel & WHM 11.30

From This is the notification of the End of Life for cPanel & WHM 11.30. The 18-month lifetime of cPanel & WHM 11.30 ends now. The last release of cPanel & WHM 11.30, being, will remain on our mirrors indefinitely. You may continue using this last release, however no updates for version 11.30…

New Twitter Feed

Hi, Just adding a new twitter feed and testing it out… YOWSA!

Update Ruby On Rails

Update Ruby On Rails Ruby on Rails has recently released patches for a critical security vulnerability affecting nearly all versions of Rails. It is critical that your Rails applications be updated to one of the following versions: 3.2.11 3.1.10 3.0.10 2.3.15 If you have a cPanel server, make sure you have cPanel’s daily updates running….

Useful Linux Networking Commands – Part 1

Someone recently asked me what some of the more useful linux networking commands are and what some of the implementations are. Here is a compiled list for some of those commands: (click continue reading below first before using the links… long page is long)   1. netstat 2. ping 3. traceroute 4. mtr 5. whois…

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