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Responsive Filemanager Showing Blank Screen or Errors

February 4th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, PHP, Server Management, Software, Web Development.
I recently upgraded to version 4 of TinyMCE and needed a file manager that worked with this new version so that the user could upload and insert files into the WYSIWYG. Fortunately I came across an excellent file manager called ‘Responsive filemanager‘ which was relatively easy...

Why My php.ini Changes Weren’t Taking Effect

January 26th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, Server Management, Web Development.
Today I needed to change a PHP directive in my php.ini file after needing to increase the maximum POST size allowed. The directive that needed changing was ‘post_max_size‘ from 8MB to 24MB. As a bit of a background before I begin, the server is a 1and1 dedicated server and is r...

‘Locate’ Linux Command Showing File That Doesn’t Exist

October 17th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Server Management, Web Development.
I use the ‘locate‘ command quite a lot for finding files when I’m not sure where exactly they reside on a server. I came across a scenario today where I ran the ‘locate’ command and it returned the file that I was looking for. However, when I navigated to the ...

Bash Script to Setup New Site on Ubuntu/Debian

October 16th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Server Management, Web Development.
We’ve got a development server setup in the office running Ubuntu where we build all new sites before putting them into the public domain. This allows us to a) work quickly and b) have multiple people working on the same site with no danger of files becoming out-of-date. The only ann...

‘Too Many Connections’ MySQL Error From Sites on 1&1 Dedicated Server

October 10th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Server Management, Web Development.
It’s a developers worst nightmare to look at one of their sites and an error appear like so: Error connecting to MySQL server: Too many connections This is exactly what happened to me last week when, not only a single site went down with this error, but every website on the server. F...

Putting a WordPress Website Live On a Windows IIS Server

July 3rd, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Server Management, Web Development.
A while back I wrote a quick guide on how to put a WordPress site. I still stand by this guide to this day, and still refer back to it myself as a kind of checklist. Today I came across something different however; Putting a WordPress site live on a Windows IIS Server. It was [...]...

IIS Able To Connect Via FTP But Can’t Upload Files

February 20th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Marks to Server Management, Web Development.
Over the past couple of days I’ve been setting up a new box running Windows Server 2008 r2. One of the main requirements for it was that it should be able to accept file uploads via FTP. This wasn’t too much of a problem and seemed to be relatively easy… Install the IIS r...

Resolve SugarCRM “You have been logged out because your session has expired”

October 24th, 2011 - Posted by Steve Marks to Server Management, Software, Web Development.
Upon trying to login to SugarCRM ealier today I kept getting an error stating “You have been logged out because your session has expired”. I knew the details were correct but no matter how many times I tried the same message kept coming up and I could not login. Upon fumbling a...

Plesk Container Not Accessible After Deleting Admin MySQL User

September 28th, 2011 - Posted by Steve Marks to MySQL, Server Management, Web Development.
Whilst recently carrying out a security audit, one of the tasks on my list was to refine the permissions that MySQL users have. One of the users in the list was called ‘admin’. It had full permissions to all databases which struck me as a bit unsafe so, seeing as I wasn’t...

Jump to Top or Bottom of File Using the Nano Linux Command

September 23rd, 2011 - Posted by Steve Marks to Server Management, Web Development.
When viewing and editing files, Linux’s nano command can be very useful. One of the primary reasons for my usage of nano is reading log files that can be hundreds, if not thousands of lines long. In this scenario one of the most useful commands required is to quickly jump to the top ...