Posts made by Ambarishrh
RE: free dynamic DNS service- Dyname
✔ Developer mode
Point your hostname to a development HTTP server on your local machine, bypassing a NAT or firewall.
✔ Easy setup
Interactive setup available for Windows, Linux and OS X.
✔ Unlimited hostnames
Create as many hostnames as you need.
✔ Use your own domain
Associate your own domain, or use one of ours.
✔ RESTful API
Use the JSON API, or one of the compatibility APIs which support most devices and clients.
✔ No registration
We only ask for your e-mail address to be able to contact you if needed. We won't abuse it.
RE: How do you test your website
@DustinB3403 If you (or your customer) are using PRTG, you could use the "cloud ping" and "cloud http" sensors to monitor reachability from around the world. Those sensors will try to reach your website from 5 different AWS data centers, and will report on reachability and response time from each of those data centers. If something goes wrong, you can get an alert, so you know you need to react. The free version of PRTG will let you run 5 cloud http and 5 cloud ping sensors.
If that's not enough, check out services such as https://www.site24x7.com/, which provide similar ongoing monitoring on a larger scale.
If a one-time or manual test is enough, check out services like https://tools.pingdom.com/ or https://www.webpagetest.org/, which are free and don't require any setup on your side, but only provide a snapshot of up/down at the time you try them.
Along with pingdom, we usually use https://geopeeker.com which also gives a snapshot from multiple locations
RE: MangoCon 2017
@Ambarishrh For this small trip, train is the way that I would go, and then rent a car or Uber at your destination (Rochester). If you were doing a real road trip, or want to really get on the road, you can join me next year in August, 2018 (the whole month). I'm going to do about 8-9k miles or so.
We've decided to reach NY and take the train to Rochester. So i need to book amtrack, not sure if i can do it from here and how early do i need to book
Thousands of Hacked Home Routers are Attacking WordPress Sites. Check your home router
Thousands of Hacked Home Routers are Attacking WordPress Sites
Check your home router
DNS record will help prevent unauthorized SSL certificates
DNS record will help prevent unauthorized SSL certificates. Starting in September, certificate authorities will be required to honor a new DNS record that specifies who is authorized to issue certificates for a domain.
In a few months, publicly trusted certificate authorities will have to start honoring a special Domain Name System (DNS) record that allows domain owners to specify who is allowed to issue SSL certificates for their domains.
The Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) DNS record became a standard in 2013 but didn't have much of a real-world impact because certificate authorities (CAs) were under no obligation to conform to them.
The record allows a domain owner to list the CAs that are allowed to issue SSL/TLS certificates for that domain. The reason for this is to limit cases of unauthorized certificate issuance, which can be accidental or intentional, if a CA is compromised or has a rogue employee.
Under existing industry rules created by the CA/Browser Forum, an organization that combines major browser vendors and CAs, certificate authorities must validate that requests for SSL certificates originate from domain owners themselves or from someone in control of those domains.
This ownership verification is typically automated and involves asking the domain owner to create a DNS TXT record with a specific value or to upload authorization codes at a specific location in their site's structure, thus proving their control over the domain.
However, hacking into a website could also give an attacker the ability to pass such verifications and request a valid certificate for the compromised domain from any certificate authority. Such a certificate could later be used to launch man-in-the-middle attacks against users or to direct them to phishing pages.
Træfɪk, a modern reverse proxy
I am currently working on a complete application lifecycle for us which includes Docker, Vagrant, git, continuous integration, continuous deployment etc. Part of making few standard docker images for our developers for solutions like Drupal, Wordpress etc, found this amazing reverse proxy called traefik.
Træfɪk is a modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer made to deploy microservices with ease. It supports several backends (Docker, Swarm, Kubernetes, Marathon, Mesos, Consul, Etcd, Zookeeper, BoltDB, Rest API, file…) to manage its configuration automatically and dynamically.
Just created my custom docker image along with traefik
RE: Wordpress website for non-technical user/manager
Sure, but show me an expensive once that is good. Cloudways looks great, but lacks a Softaculous-like component that a lot of people are looking for.
What is missing? https://www.cloudways.com/en/wordpress-cloud-hosting.php
Softaculous, like I said Softaculous has nearly 500 web apps that it installs and manages for you. Cloudways has like five.
But if you are using cloudways hosting only for Wordpress, you don't need softaculous. CW already have one click app setup for WP.
But then which bits am I using CloudWays for?
WP-CLI does simple installs.
Cloudways gives you along with one click WP install, there are options like scale the server resources—CPU, RAM, and storage—whenever needed, varnish cache, lets encrypt with auto renewal and on top of that you can still choose vultr for the infrastructure