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How to find outdated joomla versions on your server to reduce the risk of being hacked

Today I want to focus on a topic that can lead to huge problems of hacked accounts, spam mailings etc.: Outdated Joomla installations on your server.

Of course, this is valid for other software, too. The mentioned method should work in a similar way for other software. Since Joomla is widely spread throughout the internet, especially on shared hosting systems CMS (Content Management System), this howto will only cover Joomla so far.

How To Build PHP 5.5 (PHP-FPM & FastCGI) With ionCube Loader, Zend OPcache And APCu For ISPConfig 3 (Debian Wheezy)

How To Build PHP 5.5 (PHP-FPM & FastCGI) With ionCube Loader, Zend OPcache And APCu For ISPConfig 3 (Debian Wheezy)

Since ISPConfig 3.0.5, it is possible to use multiple PHP versions on one server and select the optimal PHP version for a website. This feature works with PHP-FPM (starting with PHP 5.3) and FastCGI (all PHP 5.x versions). This tutorial shows how to build PHP 5.5 as a PHP-FPM and a FastCGI version on a Debian Wheezy server. These PHP 5.5 builds include the ionCube Loader, Zend OPcache, and APCu.

Filtering HTTPS Traffic With Squid

Filtering HTTPS Traffic With Squid

This article will tell you how to compile, setup and configure Squid proxy capable of filtering encrypted HTTPS connections using Diladele Web Safety ICAP content filtering server. Being able to look into HTTPS contents greatly increases your ability to control what is allowed and accepted within your network while keeping inappropriate contents away.

How To Set Up Xen 4.3 On Debian Wheezy (7.0.2) And Then Upgrade To Jessie

How To Set Up Xen 4.3 On Debian Wheezy (7.0.2) And Then Upgrade To Jessie

This will be a quick and easy setup of XEN(dom0-hypervisor) and one virtual system (domU-guest). I wanted to test out XEN as my second experience after VMware and since many web pages are outdated and have many old fixed bugs and errors. I have decided to give it a spin with XEN.

Xen On Debian Wheezy With LVM

Xen On Debian Wheezy With LVM

With virtualization, you can use one big server to host lots of little servers. It's almost like having your own cloud! This tutorial covers installing Xen and your first virtual machine on top of Debian Wheezy.

Upgrade Roundcube On Squeeze From 0.7.2 To 0.9.5

Upgrade Roundcube On Squeeze From 0.7.2 To 0.9.5

Installation of Roundcube with apt is painless easy, but the Problem is that the version is really outdated. So after Installation, you'll have version 0.7.2. The current Version is 0.9.5. So we will see, how to easily upgrade your Roundcube installation.

Installing Debian testing On GPT HDDs (> 2TB) From A Grml Live Linux

Installing Debian testing On GPT HDDs (> 2TB) From A Grml Live Linux

This tutorial explains how to install Debian testing with the help of debootstrap from a Grml Live Linux system. This should work - with minor changes - for other Debian and Ubuntu versions as well. By following this guide, it is possible to configure the system to your needs (OS version, partitioning, RAID, LVM, etc.) instead of depending on the few pre-configured images that your server provider offers.

Running ownCloud 5.0 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy

Running ownCloud 5.0 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy

This tutorial shows how you can install and run ownCloud 5.0 on a Debian Wheezy system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files.

Setting Up Opsview With Amazon RDS

Setting Up Opsview With Amazon RDS

Amazon's official website says that RDS (Relational Database Service) is " … a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you up to focus on your applications and business."

Monitoring Amazon RDS With Opsview

Monitoring Amazon RDS With Opsview

Opsview can be easily deployed in the cloud usng Amazon RDS as a back-end for storage, which allows you to scale out as your data set grows - giving a more efficient setup. However it's important to monitor RDS to ensure that it is functioning correctly.

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