I'm moving to a dedicated server for first time in my life and I have some questions that I want to share with you all.
I have run many scripts like joomla, vbulletin, etc, and I have found that when I install a module or template or when I upload images using this scripts, the permisions of this files are wrongly assigned as they belong to apache:apache instead of myuser:mygroup.
The problem is that as my new server is going to be fully managed, I am not going to have root access to chmod this files to the right myuser:mygroup and as a consecuence I'm going to be unable to dmove or delete them usinf my ftp or shh user acount.
Hope you can help me this this issue. I need to tell my hosting company what I want to do to avoid this way of working but I have no idea of how can this be solved
i would just like to vocalise my utter disbelief at how incompetent and dishonest Absolute Design Barnsley aka Smart Merchant aka Absolutewebdesign.co.uk have been.
Our company signed up just over a year ago to their Absolute Design Smart Merchant shopping cart website system.
To overview, this is a pay-monthly service where they host the site and we add products to the CMS style website that Absolute Design have produced.
Being a small family business we opted for this kind of pay monthly service as it would (we hoped) give us some level of support from Absolute Design Barnsley to help with the running of the site.
At first they were helpful at getting the site setup initially but months down the line and after phonecalls or online chats with Absolute Design , the result has been no action being taken as requested.
Simple things like removing the option for other currencies... I phoned in August of 2008 and was asked to email the request to Absolute Design Barnsley , which i did. Did the other currencies get removed? Nope! I phoned and emailed many times.
This year due to the economic climate we have had many price changes to do, so i phoned Absolute Design Barnsley and asked for a holding page to be put up while i changed all the prices.
I was told this would be done within the hour.
I had my doubts that this would actually happen due to past experience, and indeed a WEEK later and the holding page STILL was not up.
During this week we had several people try and buy things at the old prices and we had to cancel orders. This is obviously frustrating for us and the customers.
Due to Absolute Design 's Smart Merchant poor system i since found out i was unable to 'turn off' the shop in any way except for basically deleting the entire payment gateway setup.
Products were also still viewable at old prices via google, even if i disabled them in the CMS itself. BAD Smart Merchant !
Also in this time i managed to decide and almost fully populate a new website for our shop, it seem's Absolute Design Barnsley cannot even produce a holding page in that same space of time.
Now, you may think why didnt i just leave? Well, after that week i rang up and asked to cancel, i was asked why and i CALMLY stated my reasons, which were basically poor support.
This resulted in Andy Clegg from Absolute Design Barnsley saying to email my request to leave and he slammed down the phone.
I emailed my request to change our Domain IPS tag and contact details and within a few minutes our website had been deleted BUT Absolute Design Barnsley decided to delete the IPSTAG for the domain, basically rendering the domain useless, including our email which we use on a daily basis.
I spoke Absolute Design again on the webchat (on a friday) and asked them to change the IPStag again, they said ok, but it probably wont get done till Monday.
I was obviously doubtful as it didnt take them long to delete the IPSTAG....
Monday comes and Absolute Design still haven't changed the IPSTAG. We are shut on mondays so i rang on Tuesday and spoke to Craig. He seemed more reasonable and said he would change it shortly. Several hours later and Absolute Design Barnsley still had'nt changed our IPSTAG and were still basically holding our domain hostage.
I ring up AGAIN, speak to craig, he says hold on for a moment, about a minute later they just hung up the phone again. I ring once more and noone answers...
Instead of swift switchover to the new site, Absolute Design Barnsley have forced us to take action with Nominet to recover our domain.
This just seems ridiculous, I'm guessing Absolute Design Barnsley must be losing alot of customers but to act the way they have is just childish.
What is the point of causing so much agro just because someone wants to cancel?
I hope this post reaches anyone else who is considering taking up services with Absolute Design Barnsley aka Absolute Web Design aka Absolute Web Hosting aka Absolute Shopping Cart aka Smart Merchant and urge you to think twice!
I have a client that is certain someone is trying to hack her web-portal. I need to set up something that will alert me on suspicious activity on the server. For example someone fiddling with requests trying to make SQL / shell .. injection and similar threats.
Does any tool (for example bash script with grep) exist that would parse the raw apache logs and report if something is suspicious. Apache logs don't show the POST data so I am talking to admin to setup dump_io apache mod that enables this.
Or am I going into wrong direction here and there is whole another way to do this? I searched the web and forums for anything like this and didn't find anything.
I have moved my sites from old server with Apache 1.3 to new one with Apache 2.2.4. Since that time, the error log is full of these lines:
Code: [Wed Jul 04 05:36:32 2007] [error] [client 126.96.36.199] File does not exist: /home/domain/public_html/russia [Wed Jul 04 05:36:39 2007] [error] [client 188.8.131.52] File does not exist: /home/domain/public_html/russia [Wed Jul 04 05:36:45 2007] [error] [client 184.108.40.206] File does not exist: /home/domain/public_html/italy [Wed Jul 04 05:36:57 2007] [error] [client 220.127.116.11] File does not exist: /home/domain/public_html/mexico The access logs show even more accesses, so sometimes the same page is ok, sometimes it is logged here. The strange thing is that these files (pages) exist! They are accessible through the browser without any problem.
Do you have any idea where could be the problem? It would helped me lot, I am unable to find any real problem now, when error log is full of these.
My OS is Ubuntu 6.06. I use mod_rewrite through .htaccess. I can provide list of apache modules, if it helps.
I recently upgraded my Apache 2.2.22 installation on Win 8.1 to 2.4.9, making all necessary changes (I believe) to the conf files. I am puzzled that two files in the format authdigest_shm.xxxx now appear in my logs directory when the server is restarted. (Edit: there is also no httpd.pid file)I assume this is to do with running digest authentication, but is a new phenomenon since the upgrade.what conf file setting(s) have I screwed up?!
When a user enters the whole url to a file on the webserver he/she can view this file. I want to prevent this and only allow access to the files from within the application (under apache). How can I do that? I already tried:
<Directory /var/www/html/folder/files> order deny,allow allow from localhost </Directory>
This works BUT the file also isn't viewable from within the application anymore.
I own a VPS server running CentOS with Cpanel WHM where no one can watch videos i post on any apple product.
The file plays fine on iphones when watching it on that website. BUT if i download that mp4 file and upload it to my own server, anyone with any iphone cant watch that video on my own server. I do now modify the file in any way. It plays fine on a PC or android phone / table but not Ipad and iphone...
Here is an example of hosting the above file on my server and linking it externally on my server. [URL] ....
I have a apache server, and i'd love to find a way to be able to upload files to my server, allowing me to view the files on my server or in a folder, allowing me to download these files, edit them and re-upload them, replacing them such as files like word documents. I want it to be web-based as i'll be using it for school work, so i can upload them.
Apache httpd Users mailing list, but nobody there has responded in several days. I'm using mod_alias to map URLs to directories that are outside of Apache's DocumentRoot. However, it seems that .htaccess files are being ignored in these directories.
I have installed Apache httpd and setup a SSL/TLS connection. SSL/TLS is working without a problem. I can clearly see httpS address in browser.
What I have found out that if browser gets some SSL/TLS error like trying to establish SSL/TLS connection with old protocol and web server refuses connection there is no error in SSL/TLS log recorded. I would like that every SSL/TLS attempt with error is recorded in ssl_error.log file. How to define settings in Apache config files to enable SSL/TLS error logging?
I thought I should share with everyone my terrible experience with 123-Reg's dedicated servers.
I'd had one of their Linux servers for about 2 years when it suddenly stopped responding. I emailed their support team (there is no telephone support for dedicated server customers for some reason) who responded saying that the hard drive had failed and that they'd assign a new server to our account and copy over the data (if still readable) asap.
After a few days they responded again to my original support ticket explaining that they were unable to assign a new server to my account and that I'd have to go through the order process again. I did this and waited for them to try and copy the data over; the only response to this was that they'd "request that a technician connect the old hard drive to the new server", and the support ticket status was updated to "solved", despite the fact that it clearly wasn't.
Days turned into weeks and not a single byte of data had been copied across. I opened yet another support ticket asking when they would do this, and this is the response I got:
"You will need to login as Administrator and copy files across. If you want us to copy certain files, we need to know what directories you want copied and there will be a charge of £100+VAT."
That's right, £117.50 for them to restore our data despite it being COMPLETELY THEIR FAULT that the server had gone offline. I could possibly understand the charge if somehow I'd managed to cause the hard drive failure but obviously this was not the case.
I seriously have no idea how they expect to be able to justify this charge.
So you might be thinking, "why not just login as administrator and copy it across yourself?" Good question - unfortunately they only give administrator or root access to customers who request it via their control panel, and those who do request root access subsequently forfeit any software updating/patching/configuration or technical support. In other words, I had to sacrifice all this if I wanted my data back, which was not an acceptable course of action for me as I am in no way a qualified server administrator.
One of the reasons I went with 123-Reg in the first place is that they promised from the outset to take care of all server maintenance for me.
As I'm typing this, the server (and consequently all sites on it) has been offline for over a month and I have come to the conclusion that 123 are utterly incompetent server providers. I'm going to cancel my account immediately and take my business elsewhere, and assure people that staying well away from this company will be the best decision you ever make.
Has anyone else had any bad experiences with 123-Reg?
i would avoid virpusnetworks.net as they do not issue refunds when they clearly state 14 days moneyback. They blantly ignore me for anything to do with refunding and also they messed up the hosting for me to begin with. Making me lose a few days waiting for them to set it up CORRECTLY they set it up but didn't include the correct password so i couldn't access it.
Anyway i still not got my money back and if i was you guys try find a different provider when it comes to peace of mind with money back.
i recommend these vps providers:
vpsland and solarvps both outstanding companys, hope to see more of them
We read a large number of reviews and ratings before deciding on whom to go with for our VPS. In particular, the good marks for helpful technical support by SLHost staff as recommended by various posters here led us to go with them.
We paid six months in advance on February 12.
Unfortunately, it has been a nightmare. A few days after we signed up and went through the arduous process of moving data and reconfiguring the sites after the move, which consumed a total of 24 hours or so in 7 days, all was well until we ran into what apparently is a network problem. It remains and has gotten worse. We'll be leaving as soon as we find a new VPS host.
Whether a victim of their own success (perhaps they're too busy to look into things for us) or that they were simply overrated, the tech support is somewhat terse and when it came to a real problem, we were completely ignored. The issue is that the sites are unreachable and incredibly slow for 10-30 minute stretches, beginning during US nighttime from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. Pacific. After about a week and countless more emails sent and received between their tech support, it began happening during the daytimes too. Tech support insists that there is nothing they can do, but it is exclusively our sites that we can't contact, and that goes for our users as well. They have said unless we have our site's users (who aren't computer technically proficient people and are very confused when we try to give them instructions on how to run a traceroute) run traceroutes as well, they don't have enough evidence there is a problem. This, despite the fact that there is a large discussion about it with various users from around the globe reporting the problem alongside their location. I linked them to this, and they dismissed it.
I advised them I would be making a report of my extremely poor experience with their services on this website. They dismissed that too. They are either overwhelmed, or it is what it appears to be: they simply couldn't care less.
Double billed. They cannot keep their servers running. Over one week and still no customer support for vps and a hosting account. After a week they have begun to respond to the server down tickets but they do nothing. Not even reimage. Seems they just take your money and run. All information on the sites is gone. All number 1 search engine ranking gone.
If you enjoy talking to voicemail then this is the site for you.
Now I have to work things out with the credit card company.
Will fly to Singapore tomorrow to see if the company exists and to contact a law firm.
Wish I had checked the reviews here before being ripped off.
My only purpose in life is to destroy this company.
My experience with 98ways.com was not bad when I signed up but about 2 days later the service went down and now about 3 days in it is still down. So I emailed a few times their firstname.lastname@example.org email address asking to cancel / refund but the email address bounced back to me. This was the email address my invoice came from. So I cancelled my paypal subscription and emailed the address my payment went to "email@example.com" figuring it was a business email address since they use it for payments.
They replied with: "no refunds and dont email personal email. good day."
What I was upset about is if this company wants to make a go then they have to be reputable... Email their customers if they are having problems, give refunds when necessary, etc... The initial month was only $1.50 but its the point of it all... And I could have sworn I read a notice about a 14 day money back guarantee.....
We have been in trouble with BTN network since the earth quake in Taiwan. Meanwhile we dont have direct connection with BTN, the upstreams in our datacenter have peering with them. When making traceroute, it shows data from servers to customers routed through BTN. But the staff in datacenter said they cannot do anything to prevent this
Probably should've backed up my files more often, but that is hard to do when in the process of developing multiple sites.
I'll start by telling you exactly what happened.
Yesterday, at approximately 5:45PM I had checked my email, to my dismay i found that my payment had bounced due to the fact that I had forgotten to update my billing info (I was using my temp credit card until my new one had arrived in the mail). When I logged in to paypal, i had found Leeware had canceled my subscription making it impossible for me to get a payment in. At this point i had contacted trying to resolve the situation ASAP. After a series of emails i had found out that they had destroyed my server, and all files that were on it, including multiple sites which i had spent the last 3 weeks working full time hours a week on.
Reading through the TOS I found many half truths and full lies. When I signed up I had read
It is your responsibility to make sure you have the funds to cover your subscription and resolve any problems which result in funds not being available when they are due. You also agree that in some circumstances your original server will not be placed back online because it has been archived and will therefore, require the payment of a recovery fee of $25 to be restored.
Which I believed meant that my server would be archived and i would be able to pay the recovery fee if something like this was to occur. This however is obviously not the truth.
Subsequent payments are due on the anniversary date of the month for that month's service.
Again, I was ready and willing to pay on the date stated above.
My advice to anybody thinking about going with leeware; don't. It's not worth the risk, unless you run a hobby site or something you wouldnt miss.
Is there a way to get Apache to tell me which .conf file it is loading at start-up?
There's a box that's misbehaving and Apache is running on port 80 and 8080 on the box... but we can't locate *why* it's running on port 8080. I can't find any Listen 8080 statement in the typical config files. If I knew which config files it was loading, I could go through all of the files in more detail.