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htaccess Remove Multiple Slashes in URL

Apache is a beast, a big untamed beast that sometimes releases a huge surprise that confuses, perplexes and even scares the living shit out of you, such as when you realise that Apache doesnt care about multiple slashes (empty directories?? WHAT ON EARTH?!?), which I have just coined #slashesgate. So what is this seriously messed up […]

 

Getting an A+ rating on the Qualys SSL Test on all cPanel Domains

Security is very on both sides of the table when it comes to websites and servers, for one it’s good for you as the server administrator as you and your clients are less likely to be compromised in any fashion, and of course it is something to boast about. This is also true for the […]

 

WordPress Contact Form 7 – Add email addresses to all forms

Sometimes with Contact Form 7 you may have many forms, we have clients with 20+ forms on each of their sites, and sometimes you may with all your forms were sent to various staff members which change over time, the annoyance of Contact Form 7 is that to handle this you have to edit each […]

 

How to re-install MySQL on a WHM/cPanel server

There are some cases where you need to completely re-install MySQL or MariaDB, whether it is because the package has corrupted or is having problems or if in our case with a client you have a non-standard service installed and you are getting messages such as: We expected to upgrade to 5.6; however, the system […]

 

How to debug mod_pagespeed with cURL

If you ever wondered what mod_pagespeed was doing, why it was skipping some resources or you just want to make sure it is not having any difficulty then there is an easy way to debug any page of any website using a cURL request. This is especially useful when you are trying to configure mod_pagespeed to compress […]

 

HTTP2 easy install on WHM/cPanel EA4

UPDATED 31/07/2017 – EA4 HTTP/2 has now moved out of Experimental! I was surprised last night to discover that HTTP2 has come to WHM Experimental and can now be installed with just a few short steps into EasyApache 4. If you dont already use EA4 I strongly suggest you move over to it if possible […]

 

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We was recently trying to help a client setup his FireFox FireFTP so that it would connect to our FTP server, unfortunately though we hit some very baffling problems which took some guess work and research in order to fix. The problem seems to be that FireFTP has not implemented the FTP protocol spec properly […]

 

PrestaShop 503 Internal Server Error Paypal Module

One of our clients was having serious issues with their PrestaShop store, it would randomly start returning 503 Internal Server Error and would not come back up again, we found the only way to make the site work was to disable the PayPal Module and the site would magically start working again. To make things even stranger, […]

 

Google Adsense Tracking With JavaScript/jQuery

If you have seen the tracking code for Google Adsense, it requires the including of various scripts and variables, its good if you need to track a landing page, or success page. But it is not made clear how you can track user actions on a page where you can only do this through the JavaScript […]

 

Magento refresh index ssh command

Magento can use allot of resources re-indexing, and you may find that doing re-indexing through the admin panel often fails and/or times out. So running the re-indexing using shell commands is very beneficial, not only does it appear to work faster, it will also run for as long as it needs without any interruptions. It’s […]