As I mentioned yesterday I switched this blog over from michele.me to michele.blog. And a BIG thanks is owed to Don and Paolo from the .blog team for helping me get that domain in the first place!The michele.me domain will be used for "other things" in the future, so I am splitting the blog away from the rest of the site.As part of the switch I've also changed the … [Read more...] about Mod_Rewrite Help Needed!!
Yesterday I finally got round to upgrading one of my servers to the latest Ubuntu LTS - 14.04 Trusty Tahr.There are a few "gotchas" with the upgrade that I might cover in a separate post, but the biggest one isn't Ubuntu's fault or PHP's fault.Zend, for some odd reason, haven't released a compatible version of their loader for any PHP version of the 5.5* series. … [Read more...] about Zend Loader Not Available For PHP 5.5
I switched one of my web servers over to use SuPHP a few weeks ago, as it's a lot more secure.However moving from mod_php to suPHP does require a small bit of tweaking of files and directories.Under mod_php you can easily end up with a lot of files and directories being owned by the Apache user, which on Debian / Ubuntu is "www-data". You'll need to change the ownership … [Read more...] about Working With SuPHP Permissions and Ownership
Pretty much any site that has "user generated content" will be abused by spammers.It's an unfortunate fact of life.in many respects it's like a war. The software vendors tweak and improve their software to stop spammers, but the spammers find new ways of getting around them.Vbulletin has several options in a base install that can help, but unfortunately they're not … [Read more...] about Blocking and Culling Spammers On Vbulletin