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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation  in the European Union (EU) that comes into effect on May 25, 2018. Since this is a regulation rather than a directive, it will instantly become law for all EU Member States when it goes into effect....

A brief overview of the different authentication levels of SSL Certificates For SSL/TLS certificates, there are three different levels of authentication. These different levels are: Domain Validation (DV) Organization Validation (OV) Extended Validation (EV) While all three have their uses, there are some distinct differences between them...

If you're human like most of us, then you have probably had the unfortunate experience of losing hours (or even days) worth of work due to an accidental coding mistake or mis-typed command. When this happens, the end result is spending even more time trying to duplicate the work that was lost. Wouldn't it be nice if there was an "easy" button that could be used to instantly revert such a mistake?  This article will explore how you can create your very own "easy" button by manually backing up your site which will allow for instant rollbacks when needed.

Tmux is a terminal multiplexer that can greatly improve your productivity on the command line. You can use tmux instead of opening multiple terminal windows on your local machine. With tmux you can ssh into multiple systems from a single terminal session without wasting time touching your mouse to change tabs...

WordPress has been overwhelmingly the most popular Content Management Systems for so long that most people aren’t aware of a time before it was dominant. Its ease of extensibility have made it a quick and easy way for content designers to get their ideas out...

The dreaded "500 Internal Server" error is one of the worst errors you can encounter on a website! Not only is this troublesome error very generic in appearance, but it can require an extensive amount of digging across a plethora of logs just to find a potential...

This article will teach you how to install and configure Pure-FTPD on CentOS 7 without a control panel (such as CPanel). Pure-FTPD is a simple File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server. It is designed to use resources efficiently and supports useful features like secure connections, IPv6, and virtual users (for jailing security). *Important Note: Do not follow this guide if you are using a control panel such as CPanel or DirectAdmin! Pure-FTPD is already installed and can easily be configured with a point-and-click interface.  Before we get started, you will need a CentOS 6 installation with either root or sudo access. The entire installation will take approximately 15 minutes.

What is SSL? SSL – or Secure Sockets Layer – is the standard for establishing an encrypted connection between a web browser and a web server. The encrypted connection uses cryptography to obscure the data being sent between the two parties, so that the data remains...