How To Secure Server After Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability

heartbleed

Heartbleed is probably the worst thing ever happen to internet in whole. Its old news, all server and application should be already updated. If your server is not, here I will share very basic process to fix it, should not have more then 1 min. Yes, just 1 min and your server will be secured from Heartbleed Vulnerability.

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Solution For PHP Split Function deprecated Error

split() is a very common PHP function. Here I am not going to discuss its usage. But I will give a super simple solution for the error “Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated“. This error is annoying, and will happen to everyone using split() function. So, keep reading for the super easy solution.

Why We Are Getting This Error Suddenly?

From PHP.net

preg_split(), which uses a Perl-compatible regular expression syntax, is often a faster alternative to split(). If you don’t require the power of regular expressions, it is faster to use explode(), which doesn’t incur the overhead of the regular expression engine.

And, apparently “split” is removed as of PHP 5.3.x, in the preparation for PHP 6.0.
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W3 Total Cache Version 0.9.2.8 Update Causing Fatal Error (Solution)

I wrote about W3 Total Cache 0.9.2.7 issue, which caused few issues including MaxCDN custom domain name not working. Frederick, the plugin author was fast enough to release updated version 0.9.2.8, but it caused a Fatal error like below, and here I will show a quick workaround to fix the issue.

Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'FileOperationException' with message '<strong>/public_html/wp-content/w3tc-config/master.php</strong> could not be created, please run following command:<br /><ul><li><strong style="color: #f00;">chmod 777 /public_html/wp-content/cache/tmp</strong></li><li><strong style="color: #f00;">chmod 777 /public_html/wp-content/w3tc-config</strong></li>' in /public_html/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/inc/functions/activation.php:127 Stack trace: #0 /public_html/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/lib/W3/ConfigWriter.php(159): w3_throw_on_write_error('/...', Array) #1 /public_html/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/lib/W3/Config.php(71): W3_ConfigWriter->save() #2 /public_html/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/lib/W3/CloudFlare.php(174): W3_Config->save() #3 /public_html/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/lib/W3/Plugin/CloudFlare.php(52): W3_CloudFlare->update_ip_ranges() #4 /h in /public_html/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/inc/functions/activation.php on line 127

 

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W3 Total Cache Version 0.9.2.7 Broke MaxCDN/ NetDNA (Solution)

This blog also use W3 Total Cache to handle caching. Few days ago W3 EDGE company behind this super popular (Downloads: 1,622,242) plugin pushed updated version 0.9.2.7. They actually introduced a revamp look and seems like a great update. But after update, Asif.im broke down completely, as MaxCDN, the Content Delivery Network(CDN) I use was not working with the updated version of W3TC. Here is a quick semi-fix.

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Why Evernote Has So Many Different Apps?

Evernote is cool. I love their basic idea. Their business model is also nice. But my question was why they have so many different apps? Like I could see they are currently offering 7 different apps for iOS. Basic thing is always same, keeping note. Without Skitch, which is for making annotation and drawing, all apps are for taking notes. But why 7 different apps?

Evernote

List of all apps and my thoughts inside.

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[How-To Guide] App Store Disappeared From iPhone? Get It Back!

Cant find App Store in your iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad? It could be any version of the device. And you really cant find App Store even in Spotlight Search? No Clue?

We have solution for it, Lol! Its weird situation, with easy solution.
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Fix WordPress Auto Update Error

From Probably WordPress 2.7.1 there is auto update feature, so you don’t have to do it manually like long ago, and don’t have to use “WordPress Automatic Upgrade” plugin. Its nice and very cool feature to keep up-to-date and stay protected. But a lot people face problem to make it work. It fails to work as expected if there is file permission issue or something like file system issue. Now as WordPress 3.1 Released with a lot update, everybody should update to latest. Those who has Update error here I will talk about a simple solution.

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