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…

Out Of Inodes

The Symptoms You might be getting errors that make it sound like there is no space left on one of your servers disks. You might see messages like “ENOSPC” or “No space left on device” or any other generic error that essentially says you’re low on disk space, however when Read more…