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Block wordpress xmlrpc requests

If you run a server with multiple sites on it, then you may have issues with WordPress installations. WordPress has a remote admin feature (which allows 3rd party connections to post new articles etc..). While a greate feature in theory,…

Coping files between Linux servers – using SCP

For a few years now I keep catching myself transferring files between Linux servers, in a silly way… What I mean is using somthing like ftp, or copying to my desktop and then up to the other server – all…

Webmail not working in Cpanel

Had a problem earlier this week, webmail couldn't always send e-mail. It was coming back with the following error: SMTP Error: SMTP error: Connection failed: Failed to connect socket: Connection timed out.

Can’t create or edit a file – Linux – but have diskspace?

Have you ever had a linux server or desktop which all of a sudden couldn't create a file - running "df -h" shows you your disk partitions aren't full? You've logged in as root to check - and yup you still can't write any files - even a "touch test.txt" fails with a message saying can't write file - disk or partition full?

Exim Mail Server Commands

Those of you with Exim will sometimes needs to do some work on it – here’s a list of the commands which I find most useful: If you want to see what exim is doing right now : “exiwhat” if…

How to use crontab to schedule tasks in Linux

Another of the most useful tools in server administration is the Crontab – you use this to schedule jobs (programs) to run at regular intervals. These tasks can be  varied, from restarting servers, services – creating files, changing permissions, runing…

Adding a new swap partition – Linux

I realised after my previous post I realised that it would be worthwhile talking about adding a new partitition. The first thing you need - or I assume - is that you have a separate hard-drive which is not active (mounted) or can be unmounts using the standard umount command. We assume the device is sdc (it could be sdb, sda, hda1 etc..).
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