Author Archives: Paul Lopez

About Paul Lopez

Paul Lopez, a technology writer and sales & marketing executive at bodHOST.com, a cloud & dedicated server hosting company based in New Jersey.

How to set different PHP settings for subdomain / subdirectory?

Normally, your hosting account’s PHP configuration file exist in at /conf/php.ini and the setting applied globally for your account. But if there is need to change the default settings for one of your subdomain or subdirectory then follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your account via SSH
  2. Copy the complete file /conf/php.ini to the subdomain / subdirectory folder in which you would like the custom settings applied.
  3. Edit the new php.ini with the custom settings you want applied to the subdomain / subdirectory
  4. Inside the same folder where you copied the php.ini, create an .htaccess file which contains the below line:

SetEnv PHPRC.

This will instruct Apache to create that environmental variable available to all script in that directory and PHP will check it to determine where to search the php.ini.

Note: following step is very important

Certainly, you will not want the outside world to have access to your settings in your php.ini file. So what is the solution? Add the following line to the .htaccess file in the same directory: read more

How to check OpenSSL vulnerability?

Please note the following versions of OpenSSL:

  • OpenSSL 1.0.1 through to 1.0.1f (inclusive) is vulnerable
  • OpenSSL 1.0.1g is NOT vulnerable
  • OpenSSL 1.0.0 is NOT vulnerable
  • OpenSSL 0.9.8 is NOT vulnerable

To check whether your server is vulnerable, on CentOS / Red Hat, run:

rpm -qa openssl*

Or

yum info openssl | egrep \”Package|Version|Release\”

On Ubuntu Server:

dpkg -l | grep openssl

(On Ubuntu, ensure the version returned matches the ones mentioned here.)

You can patch / upgrade the openssl version yourself. Just run the following commands on your appropriate server(s).

# For the Linux cPanel server:

  • yum update openssl -y
  • for service in sshd pure-ftpd httpd exim cpanel courier-imap ; do /etc/init.d/$service restart; done
  • /etc/init.d/httpd stop;/etc/init.d/httpd startssl

 # For the Linux Plesk server:

  •  yum update openssl -y
  • /etc/init.d/psa stopall
  • /etc/init.d/psa startall
  • /etc/init.d/psa restart

# For the Linux plain server: read more

Intel unveils Intel Xeon E7 equipped with 10 hearts

Intel-10-core-Xeon-E7-Processors

Empowered, the new Intel Xeon E7 will create servers equipped with a maximum of 80 physical cores, an ideal offer for critical applications.

Intel has just lifted curtain on its new processors, Xeon Westmere-EX new generation. These chips are engraved in 32 nm and integrate Hyper-Threading technology. They also provide instructions for using the AES-NI encryption and secure execution of TXT technology. This range is divided into three subsets: the Xeon E7-2800 (bisocket), E7-4800 (quadrisocket) and E7-8800 (octosocket). read more

Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

If you are one of those who always keep an eye on new technology updates, then you surely know the benefits offered by Desktop Virtualization. If you are still unaware about this form of technology, then you must read this article. Desktop Virtualization or in short VDI simplify the management tasks and reduce the costs. These potential TCO (Total Cost Ownership) benefits are mainly noteworthy, but VDI deployments still often require you to make an up-front investment in new hardware and software. Particularly, the cost and management associated with storage for VDI deployments can be a big challenge, as you need to consider a solution that can handle the performance and capacity requirements that come along with VDI. read more

Cloud-as-a-Service 2013 year in review

2013 was the year of a very advanced for cloud computing, one where the cloud models such as SaaS / PaaS / IaaS / DaaS / EaaS / or rather Everything-as-a-Service has emerged and accepted positively.

Today, demand for traditional hosting solutions decreasing, even if you announce a project and in case it does not appear in the term Cloud, eyebrows of many people will go up. In a few years, cloud computing with its new models of automatically resource consumption has established itself as a major trend in IT. But between tests, adoptions or marriages between more or less sensitive public cloud and private cloud, and ad effects, the reality of enterprise cloud remained questionable. read more

Error 509 – Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

Error 509If you are getting this error on your website or got an error when visiting a website, you may not have realized the actual meaning of this error. Therefore, here are detailed explanations of the meaning of this error.

The error code 509 is a state (status code) of the web server, which despite being used by quite a few applications on web servers, not part of any standard or is defined in RFCs.

This is a generic error message that appears when the website where the message is shown, has reached its traffic limit (data transfer) defined. read more

IBM Power7 – New servers at low prices + storage units

IBM introduces eight new servers based on the Power7 + Processor, input and midrange.

Big Blue puts this famous processor Power7 which is now within the reach of SMEs. The new servers are optimized for analytical applications related to big data. They use technology breakthrough Watson (query tools, including DeepQA).  Price is quite competitive with the proposed material convenience.

IBM also introduced new units of storage to simplify data storage in the cloud and reduce costs through consolidation. read more

Everyone wants to be in the cloud

Cloud Computing

Since executives from Google and Microsoft talked about cloud computing in the first half of this year, it began a frantic race to see who is ahead with cloud computing services. All the great players that we know of already have their own cloud solution. And even with the brand name, they strategically designed and promoted their solutions to make their grip on market stronger.

  • Google App Engine
  • AT&T Synaptic Hosting
  • Elastra Elastic Cloud computing
  • eNlight Cloud services
  • HP, Intel and Yahoo – Cloud computing Test Bed – Consortium initially brings together Intel 6000 color processing

Microsoft itself announced their Windows Azure platform, on 27/10/2008 the version of the operating system for the new technology that seems to be the fad of the hour, but a strong trend. The Microsoft is offering its own structure to host third party. read more

OpenStack – a cloud management platform

OpenStack vs VMware

OpenStack is a cloud management platform which allows users to create virtual machines according to physical criteria (number of CPUs, amount of memory, disk storage etc.) and a base image that can provide the operating system and the most suitable software. It also has features volume demand (such as Amazon EBS) via Cinder (block storage), network on demand via quantum of cloud storage mode via Swift (a scalable redundant storage system).

Interoperability

As we all know OpenStack is based solely on open source tools: Linux, Libvirt, QEMU / KVM and is written in Python. It meets many standards ovf (open virtual machine format), qcow2 (to create a snapshot of existing files), EC2 or S3, and specific APIs (Nova). read more

Let’s face the truth

Let’s face the truth. There are some things in business and even in life where you have got to ask yourself WHY??????????

If your business not doing well because of your keywords rank drops in Google then it means for a long time you didn’t care about plan B and mostly dependent on search engine. Now your business is sinking and you are trying to figure out how to get back on top.

The bittersweet truth is companies who are running Adwords or similar kind campaigns are ranking well. Google is also a company, they want money, and they are facing strong competition from social media sites like Facebook. read more