Plesk root password recovery

I was doing a password rotation on a server the other day and for some reason it failed whilst I was updating root. Maybe the password was too long, maybe Virtuozzo doesn’t do proper validity checking but either way I lost access to root. Luckily if you’ve still got access to a Plesk admin user […]

502 Bad Gateway error

Yesterday I was configuring WordPress and Jetpack when I got a 502 Bad Gateway error error from Nginx. It’s simple enough to fix but I’ve not used Nginx too much, here’s the problem and solution… When you’re using Nginx as a reverse proxy to Apache sometimes the upstream server can send headers too big to […]

Dropbox

I remember being at college and having to carry a plastic box full of 3.5″ floppy disks around with me. Every so often fluff from the deepest, darkest corners of the earth would infiltrate the shutter and… Abort, Retry, Fail? Shit, all my (hard) work consumed. A few years pass and USB flash drives arrive […]