first impressions: @vultr Bare Metal Server w/ pre-installed FreeBSD 12.0

I signed-up to be on the waiting list last week, but quickly noticed today there was a spot available. They had a promo with 2 x 240GB SSDs so I took the bait and tried out their Bare Metal Server running a pre-installed FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE amd64 (my choice). Deployed and in less than 3 minutes, …

@vultr, SSH tunneling & jump host

I’ve got a few @vultr instances that have Squid listening for connections that I also use to tunnel through my local machine’s HTTP/HTTPS traffic. In the example config below, Piscataway is the “jump host” to Frankfurt & Tokyo Remember to modify the “username”, “ip address” & “port” values accordingly. Also, I’m assuming you already have …

WordPress Security Tips 2019

Before you install the latest and greatest hyped WordPress security plugin out there, first, do some basic inventory of what lives in the DocumentRoot – depending on your setup, there may be several of these locations. Manually examine them closely using a shell or file browser. Setup a @vultr VPS for $6/month and utilize the …

Remittance & eLoad/pasaload

Our favorite websites offering remittance & eLoad/pasaload services for loved ones in the Philippines. remitly.com xoom.com smartpinoyload.com webloading.globelabs.com.ph morbie.com smart.com.ph globe.com.ph For an added layer of security, use 2-Factor Auth if the service supports it. Touch/Face-ID support is also available for most recent iOS devices.

troubleshooting Apache 2.4.x/mod_dav issues

Resolving issues when you encounter 401 (auth) or 403 (forbidden) related errors is relatively easy. Tailing log files and looking at directory/file permissions from the console is the starting point. But what happens when you encounter what is called an “500 – Internal Server Error”? It turns out, there are multiple levels of logging available …