One of the critical parts of administrating your server is by logging into SSH as root. With the command line, you can roll up the proverbial sleeves and really dig in: installing software, changing system configuration, investigating problems, etc… But what about the security concern of logging into a system with all that control and you’ve only got a password? This is where Key authentication comes in.
Instead of typing in a password, you can generate an encrypted key pair that is used to authenticate you when logging in. The server will look to see if you have this key file More >
# Updates # 09/21/12 – Revised Windows instructions to properly open Notepad with Admin rights # 05/20/12 – Updated OS detection interface
When you visit a website, your computer has to look up the IP address for that site so that it knows where to go. Before your computer goes out to find the IP address, it will first check the local hosts file. The hosts file on your computer is a plain text file that contains a map of hostnames to IP addresses.
If you wanted to override the actual IP address of a site, you could ‘trick’ your computer by More >
suPHP and FastCGI require files and folders to have a specific set of permissions/ownership from other handlers. Without these permissions set you will see a lot of errors such as: “403 Forbidden”, “500 Internal Server Error”, or simply generic errors that commonly have the word ‘permission’ in them.
It can be very time consuming to track down and check file permissions across a whole server. Luckily, fixing this on a cPanel box can be scripted. This gives us a quick and very easy script you can wget to any cPanel server. Simply run the More >