My Magento on PHP 5.4.x Fixes

I am currently setting a Magento v1.7 ecommerce store on nginx with PHP 5.4. I have been monitoring the Magento store for errors and have been getting a few of them. I wanted to make a list of the errors that I am getting with the fixes. I hope these fixes will help other. And […]

What Privileges should mySQL Backup User have?

It is a good idea to have a separated user for backing up your mySQL database. You should always create mySQL user to run on localhost. You should set the following privileges for your backup mySQL user: Global Privileges: FILE, RELOAD, SUPER Database Privileges: SELECT, SHOW VIEW, LOCK TABLES

Webmaster Essential Free Tools on Microsoft Windows

Notepad++ – Edit your code. Pageant – Using SSH keys for logins. PuTTY – SSH on Windows. PuTTYgen – SSH key generator. HeidiSQL – Edit your mySQL database right on your Windows platform. Chrome/Firefox – Browser. FastStone Image Resizer – Resize your images with one shot. JPEGmini – Compresses your image for the web without […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Release Date: At&t and T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 had just released their release date. As it turns out that At&t will be taking pre-orders at a price of $299 with 2 year contract and might be releasing the device on Oct 1st, 2013. T-Mobile will set the release date to Oct. 2nd, 2013. I have been waiting very long […]

How to Set SSL Ciphers and update OpenSSL for PCI Compliant (Apache)

SSL Cipher Settings (PCI Compliant) If you going to use SSL for your site, make sure that you disable low level ciphers. To do this, simply edit: #/etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf SSLProtocol -ALL +SSLv3 +TLSv1 SSLHonorCipherOrder On SSLCipherSuite ALL:!ADH:!EXPORT:!SSLv2:RCA4+RSA:+HIGH:!LOW:!MEDIUM #Save the file and restart the apache service httpd restart #check to see if the settings are working openssl […]

How to Remove Apache Header

Removing Apache Header Some third party scanners gives a warning about having the Apache server name to be public. One of the main reasons to hide this is to give hackers a hard time to guess what web servers you are using. Giving out your Apache version and your OS can let hackers quickly search […]

Manfrotto 055xprob with 808RC4 head Review

I just got my first semi somewhat touching at the professional level tripod for my Canon XSI. The tripod I got is the Manfrotto 055xprob. My first impression of this tripod is absolutely stunning that I had to start posting for this tripod at midnight of 2:00 AM on Saturday. The tripod itself only cost […]

Backing up VPS Server to Raspberry Module or Home Server

I had a Raspberry Pi laying around and I was wondering if I could put it to use. Lately, my web hosting server had been hit by a unpleasant attack that wiped all the data on the server nodes. I was glad that they had backups elsewhere to restore from the attack. They may have […]

Why not to same your login password within your browser

If you save your login passwords for certain website for easy access, you are at risk of having someone stealing your password with a simple technique. You can try this within Google Chrome or Firefox with Firebug Addon. Simply go into some website that you had your password saved. Right click on the password field […]