Could not open archive dir for / Could not open archive mbox dir

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/update_mailman_cache How to fix the errors Could not open archive mbox dir for somelist: No such file or directory at /usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/Mailman/DiskUsage.pm Could not open archive dir for somelist: No such file or directory at /usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/Mailman/DiskUsage.pm Solution If we have a list named list1_webinformat.com the error is Could not open archive mbox dir for list1_webinformat.com: No […]

Hot link protection

Simple hot link protection using .htaccess RewriteEngine on #RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} \.(gif|jpe?g?|png)$ [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^https?://([^.]+\.)?your-domain\. [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^https?://([^.]+\.)?google\. [NC] RewriteRule \.(gif|jpe?g?|png|bmp)$ http://your-domain/hotlinkdenied [R,L] Replace your-domain with your actual domain name Replace http://your-domain/hotlinkdenied with a valid url

Ubuntu 12.04 – service mysql start start: Job failed to start

Recently after a backup restore MySql server failed to start with the following error message: start: Job failed to start To fix start: Job failed to start I had to re-install the MySQL server. I hope you have a backup of your data because you will lose all your MySQL data running the following commands

Ubuntu server no login console

After boot there was no console prompt to login. The issue was related to the VGA resolution. To fix Ubuntu server no login console modify in /etc/default/grub # Grub Resolution GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768x24 # Kernel param to set a port to resolution and vertical refresh. GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”nomodeset video=VGA:[email protected]” Of course, you can set resolution to suit your needs […]

Check if php-fpm is running and start if it’s not running

There are several solution on how to check if php5-fpm is running but they all failed (link1, link2). The solution to check if php-fpm is running is to use wget to get a file in your server. If wget fails then restart the service. This is the script to properly check if php-fpm is running and start […]

WordPress – give contributor permission to upload images without plugin.

WordPress contributor role lacks the permission to upload images. There are a few plugins that can let you change role permissions, but I just needed to allow contributor role to upload images. One minor change in the theme’s functions file is sufficient to give WordPress contributor role the permission to upload & insert images without […]