Renewing (an expired?) Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate with Easy Engine

The routine is expected to be as follows:

Right? Well, yes, if your environment is up-to-date.  Result of the last command should be like: Renewing SSl cert for https://re-wp.com Reload : nginx [OK] SUCCESS: Certificate was successfully renewed For https://re-wp.com Your cert will expire within 89 days. Expiration DATE: Tue Sep 12 08:23:00 UTC …

Activating Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate on a site run by Easy Engine

Say we have a site on Easy Engine v3.7.4 setup that is not encrypted. We want to get it running under HTTPS protocol, right? Let’s Encrypt seems to be the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to go. So here we go, the command is rather simple:

Well, that’s cool, but we might get a …

Solution for cPanel and WHM being stuck on updates

It happens, although pretty rarely, for updates of WHM and cPanel to fail. Then you can access any of their pages and you are prompted to reload the page as if this would fix it. Solution for me was just to run the following command as root in a SSH session on the server:

My …

Recursively replacing or removing a string from text files in a directory

I had a client with 3 WordPress sites hacked, having injected a dirty ad redirect in every possible javascript file of these sites. Around 1500 files were infected with one and the same script, so the best solution for curing them would be to remove that specific line that was causing all the trouble. Following set of …

Scanning and cleaning a Linux machine (server or desktop) with ClamAV antivirus

A client of mine got some infected emails in their mail server, leading to infected Thunderbird on Windows, crashing the whole operating system. In order to clean up the mess, I had to scan the mail server and remove the emails that were spreading the virus. ClamAV turns out to be a pretty good option for …

UpiCRM – Leads are everything!

About Leads Everything revolves around leads. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. As WordPress developers, though, we avoid this one, as it doesn’t use custom post types but rather defines its own tables and has an interface for additional fields within it’s settings. Again, none of these are bad things, but we want to …

Zero BS CRM or how to go fishing for customers

Nah, this CRM doesn’t help much with fishing for customers – it’s way too simple. Actually, most of the features are easily achievable with any custom fields & custom post types plugin out there. Toolset Types could do the trick.  Don’t get me wrong – this one doesn’t do anything bad, and it has some …