"Myles"

How to secure an OpenVZ cPanel /tmp directory

Recently on an OpenVZ VPS we kept getting messages from ConfigServer Security and Firewall stating “lfd on server.host.com: Suspicious File Alert”, with the message pointing specifically to a file in the /tmp directory. After going through the files I didn’t find anything that looked suspicious in nature (exploit, malware, etc), but I did notice that this older VPS did not have the /tmp directory mounted correctly to secure it. When I attempted to use cPanel’s built in /scripts/securetmp I got an error saying the loop module wasn’t detected/installed “*** Notice *** No loop module detected” (more…)

How to setup a WordPress PHP site with Nginx, PHP5-FPM, and MySQL using Ajenti V with working Permalinks

While beta testing Ajenti-V and attempting to setup a simple WordPress site, I ran into enough problems to warrant creating this tutorial. 聽Mainly because the way Ajenti-V sets up Nginx, there was a good hour of troubleshooting and testing that I had to do before getting a fully functioning site that had working permalinks. 聽Below I will describe exactly what needs to be done to get a full WordPress site up and running with Nginx, MySQL, PHP5, and Ajenti-V.

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How to use dynamic tags in PHP with Caldera Engine (My Shortcodes) for WordPress

I recently found a plugin that has become one of my newest favorite (besides pods), that allows you to create your own shortcodes, widgets, posts, and more. 聽This plugin is called My Shortcodes for the free version, or Caldera Engine for the paid version (which you should get and support the dev).

So when you create a widget, you can create “attributes” that are field inputs (text box, dropdown, etc) that show up when you use the widget…well what happens when you need to use that attribute inside some of your PHP code (it also has a template engine built in)…unfortunately because of how new Caldera is there isn’t much documentation online, but there’s actually a very easy way to access these attributes and use them in your PHP code. (more…)