March 26, 2017

Protecting Apache with fail2ban and mod_security

Since I run a lot of custom servers I have found the open source tool fail2ban to be quite useful! Fail2ban is an open source log based IP bouncer. Essentially it reads specific logs that you...


June 24, 2016

Simple MySQL Linux CRON monitor

Sometimes it becomes necessary to put a simple monitoring service in place for MySQL databases that crash occasionally due to a slim system configuration or other hard to control factors. This script...


June 11, 2016

Setting up Apache Vhosts on AWS Linux

If you plan to host multiple sites on a single AWS instance and you are using Apache, this is the guide for you! 1) Navigate to your instance’s Apache configuration directory: 2) Create a...


June 7, 2016

The Next Hot Web Tool Brought to You by … Microsoft?

The next hot web tool is about to explode and quite surprisingly to many of us it was created by Microsoft! TypeScript is best described as a JavaScript ‘dialect’ (credit to Anders Hejlsberg) for...