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Integrating Content from External Sources into OU Campus Using RSS, PHP, and JavaScript

…will require a bit of PHP and MySQL work to generate the RSS feed. This requires some processing, and will introduce a delay in service of the OU Campus PHP page. To avoid this latency, we create cron jobs on the production server to periodically fetch the feeds and cache them locally on the production […]

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Punktastic.com web site

Punk Rock Music Community

…GB RAM. While this is a relatively low-end box, it has plenty of horsepower for a single WordPress site and phpBB3 forum. Punktastic.com web site For this GIG, I soloed on… transferring the site from a WAMP development server to the live LAMP server configuring an active firewall to block the baddies installing monitoring and […]

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Fail2Ban Regex for RedHat, Fedora, CentOS and Amazon Linux 2013

…of replicated database servers to only allow traffic from within the virtual cloud. Likewise, one could create a cloud group with public facing, load-balanced Varnish reverse proxies that interact with an Apache or NginX app server, and that app server connects to the database cohort. The only publicly-accessible servers would be the web proxies. This […]

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Trawire website

Portable Wifi Hotspot Rental Site

…m offers portable 4G MiFi and iPad rentals for visitors traveling to Iceland. Trawire’s CIO approached me for assistance after his systems administrator bailed and left him with a poorly maintained, self-hosted MacMini server running unoptimized WordPress installs. Trawire website I migrated the site to Amazon Web Services, where it now can handle traffic spikes […]

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WordPress Fail2Ban RegEx for RedHat, CentOS, Amazon Linux

VacantServer WordPress sites are getting hammered with bad logins and probes. We’ve implemented a plugin to log failed login attempts to syslog, and a Fail2Ban filter for the same. If you run these on RedHat, you’ll need some additional configuration info… here it is: WordPress login failure regex (error_log):

Apache nohome regex (error_log):

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TEDx Event Website

…iginally developed for TEDxToronto. I made a few tweaks and improvements to better fit our event, and worked with April Cox from UT Chattanooga to dial in the design and architecture. Developed on an Amazon EC2+Ubuntu+Webmin server running a Nginx+MySQL+PHP-FPM stack, the site should handle plenty of traffic, and can be scaled up to meet […]

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