If you have been a user of WordPress for even a short period. You would know that plugins is a way of life for WordPress and the hundreds of thousands of plugins proves it.
I have experienced lots of plugins in my life with WordPress and none would strike me as worthy to be talked about. Because lets face it plugins is not really the most exciting topic to talk about.
But there is one plugin which has been working in the background of my WordPress installation. Which I am always thankful for having around. What is this plugin you may ask?
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In most medium to large businesses there are times, when you need to send mail to a mail relay service. This is used due to restrictions in access to external networks. Instead of having to open ports for every server in a network to allow sending of mail. You setup a mail relay server to allow mail to be routed through.
Here is how you setup a server to send mail to mail relay service instead of through the default gateway.
- Install postfix package.
yum install postfix
- Edit /etc/postfix/main.cf
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As the title says there are just not enough Cisco routers in the world.
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In Linux if you have a Nvidia graphics card or about to install one. There are two choices of drivers you can install. On one side you got the proprietory drivers from Nvidia and on the other side you got the open source Nouveau drivers.
Both of these drivers are built for Linux and work fine for most Nvidia graphics cards with no issues. But it’s known in the Linux circles that for a while Nouveau drivers just wasn’t up to par, when it came to the heavy graphic rendering intensive work needed in games and 3d animation, when compared against Nvidia.
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In the news today it has been revealed that an Australian web hosting company Distribute.IT has lost data for over 4800 accounts. Due to in large part relaxed security and also an almost non-existent backup policy (Server snapshots are NOT backups). Link to article
With all the backup solutions and large capacity storage media available at good prices. It is beyond belief why a company of this size would not have a simple offsite storage of backup media, which is cheap but very effective in keeping your data secure and safe. instead of depending on snapshots and storing backups on the servers.
Don’t let this be you. If you don’t have a simple backup storage plan it is easy to do.
In future blog posts I will show you how to create a simple but effective backup policy. So that you can easily keep your data secure and safe.