My posts tagged with "SysAdmin"

Mar 25, 2014

The topic recently came up of the best way to convert a folder to an application on remote shared hosting server. Some hosts may have this built-in to their control panel. I know many (like Cytanium) have options in the …...

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Dec 06, 2013

I fought with IIS8 and ASP.NET 4.5 way longer than I should have had to this morning. Per previous lessons learned, I used WebPI to install IIS and the recommended configuration. I also selected .NET 4.5 and Web Deploy. Afterward...

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Sep 27, 2013

What does DevOps mean? Like many terms, there are a variety of slightly different (in some cases vastly different) definitions. The current definition per Wikipedia seems pretty good: “DevOps is a software development method that...

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Sep 10, 2013

There are some neat counters available in Windows Performance Monitor for showing some IIS (Internet Information Server) statistics. My three favorites are: Current Anonymous Users: This counter shows the number of current anonymous...

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Aug 26, 2013

So… I’ve been reading a lot about nginx and how awesome it performs. It sounds magical! The Issue My blog (running WordPress) hasn’t been running as fast as I (or Google) would like. The TTFB (time to first bite...

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Jul 03, 2013

Below is a guest post by Desiree at OrcsWeb with an IIS/PHP/CGI troubleshooting tip: I installed WordPress for one of our managed clients recently, and what should have been a simple install, turned into quite a bit of troubleshooting...

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Jul 01, 2013

These are some of the most popular posts on my site so I figured I’d put them into a single link making it easy to find and deal with them together. People are generally interested in sending email via ASP.NET … Read...

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Apr 11, 2013

Today I noticed we were getting an increasing amount of spam on one of our form pages. I was curious to see if all of the user IP addresses were the same (in which case I’d just add them to … Read more »

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Feb 01, 2013

Installing Windows 2012 Server Core plus IIS8 isn’t as hard as you might think. At least it isn’t as hard as I thought! Server Core can be intimidating to long-time Windows users who expect to see the comfortable familiarity...

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Jan 08, 2013

Microsoft’s IIS SMTP service won’t log usernames even when SMTP-AUTH is enabled and clients are all authenticating. So, what happens if someone starts abusing the SMTP service (or you perhaps have a runaway process...

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Nov 30, 2012

A client was getting errors when using PUT/POST/DELETE verbs on their web application recently. The errors he was seeing were: After some troubleshooting the error was isolated to the fact that WebDav was installed on the server...

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Aug 31, 2012

Performing application installs on a server that does not have internet connectivity used to be a difficult thing to do. You had to locate and download not only the main application, but any dependencies that would be needed to...

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