PHP White Screen of Death Solution Guide

PHP White Screen of Death Solution Guide

One of the most infuriating things is when a PHP script fails, and there are no error messages on what happened. If you run your script and all you see is a white screen with no error messages you know the problem. It has been dubbed the PHP White Screen of Death, after the infamous Windows Blue screen of Death. Without error messages, it is almost impossible to fix a bug. Here is a guide on how to find the errors so you can actually fix a PHP white screen of death problem.

How to Move Off of WordPress.com to Your Own Hosted Site

How to Move Off of WordPress.com to Your Own Hosted Site

This is a guide to exporting a blog off of wordpress.com, to your own site using the application provided by wordpress.org. Some back information, wordpress.org is where the actual program wordpress.org is located, and you can download and install on a server. Instead of hosting it yourself though, you can have wordpress.com host it for your at different price levels for different features. If you already have a wordpress.com account, but now want to move off the service, then this post will help you.

Free SSL

Free SSL

SSL certificates are a pain. Even though they can easily be found now for only $10, they still take a while to get load, and renew. A new service from the linux foundation fixes these problems. LetsEncrypt gives you free ssl certificates that are automatically installed and valid in all major browsers. This service is backed by big names such as Firefox, Chrome, CISCO, Facebook. Which makes sense, a more secure internet is good for everyone. Good for everyone but the people how sell the useless SSL badges. So making a free painless SSL installation program makes sense.

Group Games With Inner City Kids

Group Games With Inner City Kids

I used to volunteer in an inner-city church. It had way too many kids, and not enough volunteers. It was hard, and challenging, but it was great. I really enjoyed doing it and learned a lot. I have moved out of the area, but I still look at that time as a growing experience. When I volunteered, I did group games, which can be harder than it sounds. Recently the church asked me to write down some of the games I used, and some things I learned to help other people that were taking over the job. I decided to post the document that I made, in the hopes it will help someone else.

How to block a referer ddos attack with fail2ban

How to block a referer ddos attack with fail2ban

A site in Algeria was sending thousands of requests to a server that I manage. On various pages of their site they had hotlinked an image from our site. However, our site did not have that image on it, so I have no idea what it trying to do. Since it was getting a 404, it was not really bogging down the server, but I would rather it get stopped at the firewall level. That way it would not slow down Apache at all. To do that I used Fail2Ban. Here are the steps I used to do this.