I was very doubtful to learn of the new offering by CloudFlare SSL and actually procratenated on installing it until yesterday. How the heck can they offer SSL for Free without having to install certificates? Since Google ranks SSLbased sites higher than non https sites it was time to make the switch. The nice thing about this excercise I
What a week. Starting my workday early Thursday (25 September) morning I came across a Tweet from someone I follow that he spent the entire night updating his Linux systems. Hmmm this doesn't look good. After quickly getting up to speed with the Shellshock Bug it was time to make a plan.
Reviewing the Landscape
I quickly evalutated all my
I am always stiving to be different and play with new technologies. So what is the next step? Well since Docker is the hot topic and I am keen to learn more so I decided to dive in head first.
This site BrianChrister.io is hosted with Digital Ocean on an Ubuntu droplet with NGINX and Wordpress on top. Nothing
It seems I spend most of my time moderating comments on my websites just to delete spam. It is still a daily task which sometimes is amazing how much the Wordpress Askimet plugin catches. It works amazingly well but it still requires time to sort through all the junk mail to ensure nothing was caught by accident.
I stumbled across
I have noticed in all of my Wordpress sites over the last few months that a new referrer *.semalt.com keeps crawling my site. Usually I don't bother with most crawlers as they are indexing your site for the benefit of the internet right? Wrong!
It appears Semalt is indexing sites to collect backlinks and keywords to deliver more powerful
I took the migration one step further. I not only migrated to Digital Ocean but I also converted from Apache webserver to NGINX. I can honestly say I am over the moon