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  • How to Make Use of Amazon Web Services

    Whether you are a developer, entrepreneur, or business owner, you can make use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to get your work done faster and cheaper. The cloud service provider offers a variety of computing and networking services that you can access over the public Internet. These include services for storage, networking, security, mobile development, […]

  • WordPress Custom Functions

    WordPress Custom Functions

    WordPress is by far the number one website framework in the world. It’s very well coded and can be infinitely customized to meet any requirements for any online business. Below are a few customizations I’ve built over the years to help improve client sites. Please keep in mind that I’ve been working with WordPress since […]

  • What Is Hacktivism?

    What Is Hacktivism?

    As a server DevOps, this is a serious problem that can take up a tremendous amount of time. This article, same as all the other articles on this site, is here as a public reference to help solve problems at the server level and defeat these issues. Wikipedia defines “Hacktivism” as: “Hacktivism” is a controversial […]

  • Quadrupling Company Revenues

    Quadrupling Company Revenues

    For most companies, when COVID-19 hit, it was a disastrous curse. Brick and mortar shops were devastated and closed, but many of these same companies found a great blessing in the lock downs. These new found avenues of revenue became highly profitable and permanent. In a previous post, “Your Website Is The Great Equalizer“, making […]

  • MySQL Performance

    MySQL Performance

    In my efforts as a server DevOps, understanding the programs a client is running is as important as understanding the Linux server itself. In most cases, the client is running a web app that requires a MySQL database connection. The notes below are often what I’ve recommended over the years. This is not a comprehensive […]

  • Your Website Is The Great Equalizer

    Your Website Is The Great Equalizer

    When I started on Upwork, I had no idea that Upwork would become my marketing tool for greater and greater income. The idea that a third party website could be a benefit to my income never crossed my mind. This is the power of online business with no borders. I am not limited to a […]

  • When All Else Fails Check SELinux

    When All Else Fails Check SELinux

    Wait! Wait! Before you start, check SELinux! Have you noticed that on a multitude of coding community sites, like Stack Exchange, Stack Overflow or Super User, there are always questions about ‘permission denied‘? This topic is so common, that it can discourage and dishearten anyone trying to finish a project. Often times, the first solutions […]

  • Hire Me

    Hire Me

    After more than 20 years as a Linux server DevOps, I build the infrastructure that makes your business successful. I’m very sociable, personable and I explain everything in clear, easy to understand terminology. Please read below to see why. Back in 1999, I was hired to be a sales rep for a small computer company […]

  • SED What?!

    SED What?!

    The Linux GNU stream editor (sed), is a data manipulating beast! When manipulating data for big jobs like migrating a WordPress website from on WordPress theme to another, SED makes it easy to not only remove a single line, but multiple lines can be removed in just seconds. The performance of this command is like […]

  • Monitor Log & Relaunch Any Program in Linux

    Monitor Log & Relaunch Any Program in Linux

    Clearly there are many reasons a server program can crash, and none of these issues may be the fault of the devops. Using a typical web server as an example, the programs commonly running are Nginx, MariaDB, PHP on a Linux server. This setup, commonly called a LEMP stack (LAMP if Apache), by default is […]

  • Nginx Multisite and WordPress Block Themes

    Nginx Multisite and WordPress Block Themes

    When setting up Nginx to run with WordPress Multisite, it’s vital that each sub-domain have it’s own Nginx configuration: Then each subdomain for the Multisite should be: Failure to add the Nginx configs above will result in custom CSS and functions.php failing to load for each designated subsite. The CSS and custom functions.php will load […]