Kilobytes vs Kibibytes

The title of this article should probably read “Kilobytes vs Kibibytes and why I hate them”, even the more technically capable of you who stumble across this blog may never have heard of a Kibibyte, I know for a fact that my spellchecker hasn’t and is busy angrily highlighting it Read more…

PHP message: Connection refused

The Symptoms You log on to a server that is having performance issues, you do some basic troubleshooting only to find a PHP error log, several gigabytes in size, that contains just the one, particularly unhelpful, error message… over and over again. The Cause With such a generic error message Read more…

Enabling PHP passthru

The Backstory I was recently asked by a client to enable the passthru function in PHP, you may have been asked something similar with the exec function or a handful of others that are often disabled for security reasons. In my specific case this wasn’t my server or my website Read more…