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rackAID offers a broad range of Linux management services, but the most important thing we provide is the peace of mind that comes with having a partner who has your best interests in mind. Whether we manage your complete IT infrastructure or provide consulting or administration services, you receive reliable advice at a predictable price. rackAID’s business-driven approach is comprehensive, taking into account costs, best practices and your true needs, then connecting you to the right resources to meet those needs.


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comment Cache HTTPS + SSL
I had to dig the link out of my bookmarks but I just added one of the best reports I've seen recently on this issue. Today it is probably a bigger challenge NOT to have your HTTPS data cached than to have it cached.
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revised Cache HTTPS + SSL
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answered Cache HTTPS + SSL
Sep
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comment Best way to find out how many hits a site gets, without slow load times
I have used a 1x1 pixel for such issues. We set a no-cache header and then configure the web server to log hits to that pixel to its own log file. We rotated the file hourly and could get rough stats by using cat pixel.log|wc -l.
Sep
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comment Trouble connecting with FTP
Please update this post with specific details of the failure. What error messages does your FTP client have? Also, can you use SFTP (not FTP over SSL). SFTP will use port 22 and avoid some passive/active FTP conflicts with firewalls.
Sep
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answered Setting Up SPF Records on Plesk 11
Sep
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comment WordPress XML-RPC attack
Just updated my post to include some analysis from an attack we just mitigated.
Sep
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revised WordPress XML-RPC attack
Updated with data from an actual attack.
Sep
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answered What's causing the 'wait' time before my HTML loads?
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comment WordPress XML-RPC attack
If you are using WordPress, I highly recommend you follow Sucuri's blog. They have a lot of excellent WP security information they gleam from their malware detection and WAF services. Their WAF service is comparatively inexpensive and requires far less knowledge to implement than ModSecurity. CloudFlare is another option but I've recently seen some reports that their WAF has its shortcomings.
Sep
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comment Problem using mod_deflate with ProxyPass
From your question it is not clear what configurations are on what server or where compression is intended to be done. I recommend you edit your question to make this clearer.
Sep
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comment Problem using mod_deflate with ProxyPass
That is my point -- your proxy is not doing the compression. It is just forwarding content. Since your backend content is not compressed, then your proxied content will not be either unless specifically configure the proxy to handle the compression.
Sep
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answered WordPress XML-RPC attack
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comment Problem using mod_deflate with ProxyPass
Unless you have configured your proxy to do compression, it will simply pass through what your backend is doing. Likely the other backend is serving both compressed and uncompressed content. You should either disable all compression on the backends and handle it at the proxy layer or manage compression on the backend and just let the proxy work transparently.
Sep
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comment Problem using mod_deflate with ProxyPass
To clarify, if you directly query the origin server the content is compressed?
Sep
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comment In terms of SEO, what is the difference between a URL with and without a trailing slash?
Thanks for the clarification .... I've removed the RFC reference as it is not too relevant.
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revised In terms of SEO, what is the difference between a URL with and without a trailing slash?
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