How to setup an AWS EC2 instance to reduce WordPress hacker attacks

WordPress hacker attacks have been on the rise this year and although I haven’t been hacked (touch wood) they have managed to overload my site on a number of occasions. I have been on a quest to stop them getting in and also to reduce the instances of their repeated entry attempts taking it down. […]

Vrsus: “The future of real time voting” – DMGT Hackathon 2013

  About six months ago I was sitting in a CTO meeting across DMGT and they were trying to come up with ways that we could improve collaboration across the group. After a few suggestions around wiki based API pages I came up with the idea to run a Hackathon. In my experience the best […]

WordPress Multisite Change Domain Name of Subsite using SQL

I have been working on migrating a website I did for a friend a while ago from an old ASP.NET application I built to my WordPress Amazon EC2 Instance over the last few weekends as the old server we were using for hosting is being retired. I have been working on a temporary domain whilst […]

Backup WordPress to Dropbox on Amazon EC2 Centos Instance

I have been running multisite WordPress on my Amazon EC2 instance for almost a year and now that I have four sites running concurrently it is time to sort out a proper backup routine. Having had a look at all of the options and plugins it seemed like a good idea to backup WordPress to […]

WordPress Edit Image Not Working on Amazon EC2

I had an issue with my WordPress edit image not working when I installed it myself on Centos. If you would like the ability to do advanced image editing in WordPress when running on Amazon EC2 Linux you will need to make sure that you have installed the PHP GD libraries or none of the […]

Amazon EC2 Apache Setup Permissions for WordPress

I have been doing my best to figure out the Amazon EC2 Apache setup of permissions to enable WordPress to be able to manage all of the files on my Amazon EC2 instance without WordPress asking for FTP permissions when I try to upload a plugin or theme via the Admin site.¬†I ended up having […]

sFTP using FileZilla into an Amazon EC2 instance

Here is how to SFTP into your AWS EC2 instance using FileZilla¬†(this was done on a Mac). Open Site Manager Add site Host: Ec2 elastic IP Port: 22 (will sort by default when you select next option) Protocol: SFTP Logon Type: Normal User: ec2-user Open Preferences SFTP Add Key File select your secure key [.pem] […]