Setup RANCID and ViewVC (Part One)
Jul21

Setup RANCID and ViewVC (Part One)

KB ID 0001331 Dtd 19/07/17 Problem There are couple of good posts out there on setting up Rancid (Really Awesome New Cisco Config Differ). Some even show you how to set it up with ViewVC (Formally ViewVCS, basically a nice web based GUI front end, that does version control and highlights differences). It does this using a system called CVS (Concurrent Version System, hence the original name.) Then I had to do some more searching to...

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Migrated WordPress Site – Homepage Works, All Other Pages/Links Fail
Jan09

Migrated WordPress Site – Homepage Works, All Other Pages/Links Fail

KB ID 0001126 Dtd 09/01/16 Problem I’m in the process of migrating the site back to its original VPS now that the site re-write and redesign has been completed. I used a plugin (UpdraftPlus) to backup the site, and its database, and then restored it to the new server. After the restore I connected to the new server and there was the site in all its glory 🙂 However, every single link I clicked gave me a; Not Found The requested...

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The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini
Jan09

The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini

KB ID 0001125 Dtd 09/01/16 Problem When attempting to upload a file to your website, (in my case from within WordPress). You see this error. Solution If you are on ‘shared hosting’ then you may not have access to your php.ini file, if that is the case you should add the following to your .htaccess file, (this will be a hidden file in the root folder of your website). ######### php_value upload_max_filesize 50M php_value...

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Webmin – Read User Mail Error ‘The mail server in the module configuration was not found on your system’
Nov17

Webmin – Read User Mail Error ‘The mail server in the module configuration was not found on your system’

KB ID 0000885 Dtd 27/22/13ProblemWhile setting up and configuring a new Postfix mail server, I attempted to use the Webmin ‘Read User Mail’ module, and got this error.Module Config Read User Mail The mail server set in the module configuration was not found on your system, You will need to adjust the configuration to use the correct server. SolutionAt first I thought I needed to enter a servername into the config. However...

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Can I delete _vti_inf.html and the _vti folders?
Nov17

Can I delete _vti_inf.html and the _vti folders?

KB ID 0000742 Dtd 11/01/13 Problem I was doing some site tidying this week, usually If I don’t know what something is I leave it alone, but I was on a mission! I had a bunch of files/folders in the root of my website, that, a) I didn’t know what they were doing, and b) wanted to delete. File: _vti_inf Folders: _private, _vti_bin, _vti_cnf, _vti_log, vti_pvt, _vti_txt Solution As it turns out these folders are needed for...

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Google Analytics – Redundant Hostnames
Nov17

Google Analytics – Redundant Hostnames

(Redirecting non www URL’s to www URL’s) KB ID 0001016 Dtd 04/12/14 Problem I noticed this a while back, apparently Google Analytics started flagging this for many users on October 14th 2014. But I’ve only just got round to sorting it out. If you are seeing this error its because your site is ‘addressable’ in more than one way, in my case you could get to me via http://petenetlive and...

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