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Cleantalk Caveats, Limitations and Issues

Introduction The following article will cover the limitations and issues with Cleantalk. Cleantalk is a WordPress plugin that uses their own API to determine if a submissions is legitimate or spam. It covers the following actions. Comments WooCommerce Orders Bookings Registrations Contact Emails WooCommerce Subscriptions Checks the existing comments and…
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Linux Swap Space and your WordPress Server

Introduction The following article was created to send to clients that might be having issues with swap on their servers running WordPress. What is Linux Swap Space? Linux swap is a space on a hard drive or SSD that is used as virtual memory when the physical RAM is fully…
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Cyberpanel Security Issue – Default Password During Setup

Introduction There was a post on Facebook that was brought to my attention. The user was seeing a high cpu load on his server from a process that wasn’t a normal process name, it was concluded that their server had been hacked and was now either attack other websites or…
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How to Silence Netdata Alarms

Understanding Netdata Alarms Before silencing an alarm, it’s crucial to understand how Netdata alarms work. Netdata provides a set of predefined alarms and allows users to customize or create new ones. Each alarm is defined in a .conf file located in the health.d directory of your Netdata installation, typically found…
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Enhance Caveats, Limitations and Issues

Notice This is a live document and as such it will be updated from time to time Introduction Caveats Implement log rotation for error_log Limitations Integrations No Netdata Intergration, I plan to make a guide soon. There isn’t a native NewRelic integration, I plan to make a guide soon. No…
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Common WordPress Cloudflare WAF (Web Application Firewall) Rules

Introduction If you’re using Cloudflare’s WAF, then you’ve probably got a good amount of rules already setup or maybe just one. The following article provides a number of common Cloudflare WAF (Web Application Firewall) rules that you can use on your site. Please Read Before you Deploy Any WAF Rules…
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Using Snapshooter with WordPress

Accessing Backups Directly You can access your backups directly by either visiting your storage providers website, logging in and browsing the storage bucket. You can also use ExpanDrive and mount the bucket as a drive in your operating system in either Windows or macOS. Folder Naming Scheme There is a…
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Migrating a Large WordPress Site

Intro So you want to move a large website? 30GB? 50GB? maybe even 200GB? You have options, and I’m going to go over them each here. First, Plugin or Manual? PHP based Plugin Backups are Good but not Great There’s a number of WordPress backup and restore plugins that you…
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Inside Cloudflare’s Power Outage Ordeal: My Take on the Unprecedented Two-Day Service Challenge at the Main Data Center

Introduction On Thursday, November 2nd, 2023, at 11:43 UTC, Cloudflare had an outage that affected several of their services, either completely offline or partially operational. Overall, you couldn’t change the configuration of Cloudflare services, access the Cloudflare Dashboard or API, or view analytics or logs. For example, there were no…
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