Let’s face it. At some point, while running your WordPress site, you will run into issues and errors and may ultimately have to ask yourself, How Do I Fix My WordPress Site?Continue reading “How to Fix Typical WordPress Errors”
What is a Hosts File?
The hosts file is a local plain text file that maps servers or hostnames to IP addresses. This file has been in use since the time of ARPANET. It was the original method to resolve hostnames to a specific IP address. The hosts file is usually the first process in the domain name resolution procedure. Here is an example of a hosts file entry.Continue reading “How to Edit Your Hosts File in Windows 10”
In this article, we discuss how to remedy the following error message in VSFTPD.
Continue reading “How to Solve the VSFTPD 500 OOPS Error”
500 OOPS: vsftpd: refusing to run with writable root inside chroot()
If you are still using Ubuntu version 16.04, you may want to consider updating to the latest Long Term Support release, version 18.04. In this post, we will cover what a Long Term Support release is and why you would want to use it. You will also learn the significant changes between 16.04 and 18.04. Last, but not least, you will also learn how to upgrade your dedicated server from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04.Continue reading “How to Upgrade Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04”
When updating from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 we used the
do-release-upgrade command as one of the steps to get the newer versions. While using that method the update Ubuntu’s core we came across a known bug that would not allow us to continue with the upgrade. Instead, it would give the following error message:
Continue reading “How to Solve the Upgrade Ubuntu Install Updates Error”
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
Please install all available updates for your release before upgrading.
- These instructions are intended specifically for solving the error: No matching DirectoryIndex (index.html) found.
- I’ll be working from both Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6 and CentOS 7 servers, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Have you run into the cPanel error seen below in WHM where it prevents you from adding more cPanel accounts? It states that you have exceeded the total number of accounts allowed by your license. If so, this tutorial will demonstrate how you can increase the quantity of available accounts from within your Manage interface.Continue reading “How To Modify A cPanel License in Manage”
In this article, we will discuss how and why a VPS server or Dedicated server might block an IP address and how to resolve it.
When your company hosts a website or web app online, whether it’s an individual dedicated server or a whole server cluster, you naturally expect to have uninterrupted access at all times. However, it’s possible that in rare circumstances, your server could accidentally block your IP and prevent you from connecting and using the service.
If that has happened to you, this quick summary will provide you with all the essential information needed to verify the status of your IP. Additionally, we will offer some of the most common reasons for being blocked, as well as a few suggestions on how to unblock and whitelist your IP as quickly as possible.Continue reading “Why Did the Server Block My IP?”
What’s an ‘EPEL repository’?The EPEL repository is managed by the EPEL group, which is a Special Interest Group within the Fedora Project. The ‘EPEL’ part is an abbreviation that stands for Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux. The EPEL group creates, maintains and manages a high-quality set of additional packages. These packages may be software not included in the core repository, or sometimes updates which haven’t been provided yet. Continue reading “How to Enable an EPEL repository”
Preparing to Run CommandsThe package for WP-CLI is called image-optimize. To be able to use this package, you will need to login to your site’s server and update WP-CLI. You can update WP-CLI by running the following command:
wp cli updateNext, you will need to install a number of libraries that the package uses to optimizes jpeg, png and gif images with these commands:
sudo apt-get install jpegoptim sudo apt-get install optipng sudo apt-get install pngquant sudo apt-get install gifsicleNow you can install the stable version of the image-optimize package with this command:
wp package install typisttech/image-optimize-command:@stable
Optimizing Site ImagesThe following are examples of the commands to run after a WordPress core update:
wp image-optimize mu-plugins wp image-optimize plugins wp image-optimize themes wp image-optimize wp-admin wp image-optimize wp-includesYou can use this command to regenerate all thumbnails on a site.
wp media regenerate --yesYou may need to limit how many images that image-optimize will process in a single back. To limit the batch size, you just need to add the –limit flag to the end of the batch command and specify the amount, as shown in these examples:
wp image-optimize batch --limit=500 wp image-optimize batch --limit=1000 wp image-optimize batch --limit=2500 wp image-optimize batch --limit=5000When using the image-optimize WP-CLI command, server CPU usage may be intensive, so run the batch commands in smaller sizes during the off hours times on your site. You can track CPU usage whilst running a batch optimize command by using htop. You can install and run htop using the following commands:
sudo apt-get install htop htopTo use htop to monitor server load, keep a terminal window open while the batch optimize command is running in another terminal window. In our testing, the CPU usage was not too high.
1.61GB/3.74GB Memory usage 180M - 3.86GB Swap
Restoring Optimized ImagesBefore images are optimized backup versions are created, which means that you can restore at any time to a backup file and replace out the optimized version. For example, Attachment 123 was optimized using this command:
wp image-optimize attachment 123To restore the attachment for 123 the command to run would be:
wp image-optimize restore 123You can use the wp media regenerate command to regenerate a specific media file.
wp media regenerate 123Being able to optimize the images in your WordPress sites media library will reduce the amount of storage needed for your site. Optimization will also improve the speed and performance of your site for visitors, improving user experience and satisfaction.