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Thumbs Down to CentOS Web Panel (CWP) by Simple Machines

  • Posted on: 21 June 2020
  • By: Michael
tl;dr
Don’t use CentOS Web Panel (CWP) for production use. Hobbyist use, as long as you accept probable downtime, should be okay.

I’m looking for a cPanel alternative. Not because their product is bad, but because cPanel’s pricing went nightmarish after being bought by the group of investors led by Oakley Capital (also owners of Plesk and SolusVM).

Non-profits, Covid-19, and subscription deferments

  • Posted on: 2 May 2020
  • By: Michael

Hi All,

First an apology to those this isn’t relevant for.  I don’t have a real way to
identify the non-profit clients that are essentially ‘closed’ at the moment
because they currently aren’t allowed to interact with the public.  I tried
to send individual emails, but another non-profit popped up today that I had
missed.  :(  So, sending this to everyone...

Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) turns 10 years old!

  • Posted on: 29 April 2020
  • By: Michael

-Press Release-

Ten years ago today, the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) saw the release
of its first version (3.5.11). Lot of things have happened since that day
but TDE has continued to grow and flourish throughout the years. Today the
project is healthier than ever, with dedicated self-hosted servers,
regular releases, modern collaboration tools and a vibrant community of
users and enthusiasts.

How to create a Bootable USB stick, with free space, from an ISO image

  • Posted on: 3 April 2019
  • By: Michael

[IDA] Core and Module updates on 2/20, Fwd: [Security-news] Critical Release - PSA-2019-02-19

  • Posted on: 19 February 2019
  • By: Michael

Hi All,

If you’re on D8, core and probably a few modules will be updated tomorrow.  If
you’re on D7, most likely several modules will be updated.  Full Security
Announcement is below (but it really doesn’t say much, not that it should for
those self-same security implications).

As a FYI:  Wednesdays are generally the day of the week Drupal updates are
released.  The 3rd Wednesday of a month is usually when the majority of
Drupal security updates occur.

[IDA] Apache major version upgrade (srv03), (srv04)

  • Posted on: 30 December 2018
  • By: Michael

Hi All,

Two things

> 1)

Servers srv03 and srv04 have had routine maintenance of a major upgrade to their Apache web server software.

All primary domains have passed IDA’s QC. But, as with any software upgrade, please do you client QC(s) to verify any unique functionality you might have.

> 2)

At this time IDA is also taking request to move sites to either of these servers. If you want to move your site(s) closer to your users’ localities, these servers are located at:

[IDA] All D7 sites updated: Multiple security vulnerabilities

  • Posted on: 17 August 2017
  • By: Michael

Hi All,

Your Drupal 7 site has been updated today for:

[Security-news] Views - Moderately Critical - Access Bypass - DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2017-068
https://www.drupal.org/node/2902604

[Security-news] Views refresh - Moderately Critical - Access Bypass – DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2017-069
https://www.drupal.org/node/2902606

[IDA] All D7 sites updated, Core security vulnerabilities.

  • Posted on: 21 June 2017
  • By: Michael

Hi All,

Your Drupal 7 site has been updated today for:

[Security-news] Drupal Core - Multiple Vulnerabilities - SA-CORE-2017-003
https://www.drupal.org/SA-CORE-2017-003

While this individual security issue should not effect many sites, we apply
all security releases immediately to address as best as possible as yet
undiscovered security issues.

PHP Fatal error: Maximum execution time exceeded

  • Posted on: 18 December 2015
  • By: Michael

Problem: Your PHP max execution time was exceeded and PHP quits.

Solution: Extend PHP's Runtime Configuration max_execution_time.

For security reasons try changing max_execution_time to 60 seconds first, then longer if you need it.

* Also, you'll need to change the pathing I've used as appropriate for you site / system.

# Drupal Solution Details #

First we need to play, "Where's php.ini?"

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