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26 Billion Records Leaked in Monumental Data Breach Involving Twitter, Linkedin, and Dropbox – Here’s How to Verify Your Affected Statu

26 Billion Records Leaked in Monumental Data Breach Involving Twitter, Linkedin, and Dropbox - Here's How to Verify Your Affected Status The discovery of what is likely the largest data leak ever has brought to light a staggering 26 billion records compromised in a recent data breach. This extensive breach, amounting to 13 terabytes of data, is reported to encompass...

How To Create Swap Space on Ubuntu 20.04 & 18.04

If your server ever runs out of physical memory during heavy load, some critical services such as MySQL can crash (as I discovered the hard way!). In this guide we will set up some swap space on Ubuntu 20.04 & 18.04. Just as a disclaimer, it is not recommend that you use swap space as a replacement to physical memory, especially on...

How to debug PHP with Xdebug and VsCode

When you decide to develop web applications, you must take care of a few things for producing a smooth end product. A good developer always opts for best practices while developing robust apps. These practices include testing, debugging, performance, and security of websites or applications. In the previous article, I had covered a few topics from the above. In...

How to Set up and Configure WordPress to Use SMTP For Sending Emails

Once you have a wordpress site installed, most of the times the mail notification do not arrive to mail recipients. it is because the default php mailer is used and the mails comes from the servers which are considered not trusted so the mails are considered spam on the most of popular email services like gmail, outlook, and yahoo.  so...

Set up Letsencrypt/Certbot with Nginx web server with webroot

The default certbot certonly –standalone is quite useful for a quick start to run a standalone server and get the SSL certificate. But nowadays everyone is running their own server. Which would cause the issue of binding port 80 fail. In order to fix this would be using –webroot instead. Firstly, create a new folder for nginx to serve static...

Free Fashion WordPress Themes 2020

Whether you’re a fashion blogger, designer, or store, you’ll need a strong online presence. A beautiful website can help you showcase your work and promote your content. However, free fashion WordPress themes that offer quality can be hard to come by. There are still some excellent options to choose from that will suit any niche. All of these themes are...

Removing Redundant Hostnames with NGINX

While poring over my Google Analytics data I noticed the notification below. Obviously this is not a train smash, but it is compromising the quality of my data. And it also offends my OCD. This is what I did to fix the problem. The web site in question is built with Django and lives behind NGINX. What I needed to do...

Tar Command Examples in Linux

The Linux “tar” stands for tape archive, which is used by large number of Linux/Unix system administrators to deal with tape drives backup. The tar command used to rip a collection of files and directories into highly compressed archive file commonly called tarball or tar, gzip and bzip in Linux. The tar is most widely used command to create...

Best WordPress Calculator Plugins (Free and Paid)

Are you looking for a calculator plugin or cost estimation form for your WordPress website?There are many types of WordPress Calculator plugins to calculate prices, measurements, dates, form fields, and more.In this article, we have chosen some of the best calculator plugins for your WordPress site. Why use a calculator plugin in WordPress? If you're selling services online, calculators are a...

Dockerizing WordPress with Nginx and PHP-FPM on Ubuntu 20.04

Docker-Compose is a command line tool for defining and managing multi-container docker containers as if they were a single service. Compose is written in python and can be installed with the Python pip command. With compose, we can run multiple docker containers just with a single command. It allows you to create a container as a service, great for your...