I’ve never actually run a PCI compliance scanner against a fresh fully patched version of CentOS and so was curious what I would actually need to do to make it PCI complaint before I started installing other software. Continue reading →
I recently found one of my servers was running out of disk space due to the MySQL binary logs not being cleaned down automatically and wanted to find a by the book method to clear them down without causing any issues with MySQL. Continue reading →
If you have removed a server from your group of managed servers then it would be good housekeeping to also remove the certificate held on the puppet master. The below commands show you how to list all the certificates including their serial and delete them permanently. Continue reading →
The very first thing I thought of doing with Puppet was automating a few of the things I do everytime I get a new server. The timezone is usually one of those ones you forget until it crops up in application testing that the system time is out. Continue reading →
I recently had a client that was using chef to manage his server(s) config and decided to give it a go. I hadn’t realised at the time that the chef syntax is somewhat alien to me in that it’s written in ruby. This drew me to look towards the alternative “Puppet” which I have to say is personally alot easier to work with. Continue reading →
Looking around the internet you will find lots of information about best practices for Magento SEO, However they are some key things you can do when launching any new store that only take 5-10mins and will give you a running start!
This list is just the start and something I plan to maintain and add/remove from as required as new things become possible and old things become irrelevant. Continue reading →
There is many places on the internet where you can get various tweaked and optimized APC configurations, However very few specialise in a particular application or go into detail about why the values are set.
Below I have provided both a copy and paste starter configuration for WordPress and a detailed explanation about each value and how you can modify it to meet the bespoke requirements of your WordPress installation. Continue reading →