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 Apache Permissions For Easy Update

I need to update my WordPress Apache permissions and I have them set so WordPress doesn’t have write access to the main HTML folder. I always have to Google to remember what I need to set so figured I would write it here so I wouldn’t forget. sudo find /vol/html/ -type d -exec chmod 777 […]

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 […]