Auto updating Atomicorp Mod Security Rules

Hello! If any of you use mod_security as a web application firewall, you might have enlisted the services of Atomicorp for regularly updating your mod_security ruleset with signatures to protect against constantly changing threats to web applications in general. One of the initial challenges, in a managed hosting environment, was to implement a system that […]

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Hello! We have been working with varnish for quite a while. And there is quite a lot of documentation out there already for the different methods for purging cache remotely via Curl, the varnish admin tool sets and other related methods. We deal with varnish in the Amazon Cloud as well as on dedicated servers. […]

https://www.shift8hosting.com/web-based-system-to-purge-multiple-varnish-cache-servers/ Web based system to push your GIT code

Hello! Since posting recently about our Web based SVN push system , we have decided to take what we did there one step further and implement a very similar system for GIT, but with more options! The web based GIT push system is, as mentioned, very similar to the web based SVN push system, with […]

https://www.shift8hosting.com/web-based-system-to-push-your-git-code/ A Web based system to push your SVN code through development, staging and production environments

Note the files in this post are now on GitHub Hello there! In development, having a seamlessly integrated process where you can propagate your code through whatever QA, testing and development policy you have is invaluable and a definite time saver. We work with SVN as well as GIT code repository systems and have developed […]

https://www.shift8hosting.com/a-web-based-system-to-push-your-svn-code-through-development-staging-and-production-environments/ How to detect and mitigate DoS (Denial of Service) Attacks

Greetings, Occasionally with a very busy site, being behind a hefty web stack does not always have enough capacity to mitigate a significant surge in artificial (DoS) requests. Detecting and mitigating denial of service attacks is an important and time sensitive exercise that will determine the next mitigating steps that you may need to take […]

https://www.shift8hosting.com/how-to-detect-and-mitigate-dos-denial-of-service-attacks/ Add your Dynamic IPs to Apache HTACCESS files

Hello! We threw together a quick & simple script to dynamically update your .htaccess files within apache to add your dynamic IP address to the allow / deny fields. If you’re looking to password protect an admin area (for example) but your office only has a dynamic IP address, then this script might be handy […]

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