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Upload Progress with PHP 7.1 and NGINX

While working on a Drupal 8 project served by NGINX and PHP-FPM, the status report looked great aside from UPLOAD PROGRESS at the bottom: Your server is capable of displaying file upload progress, but does not have the required libraries. It is recommended to install...

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Configuring Nginx for CiviCRM

For almost a year now I've been hosting CiviCRM instances for a couple clients. This has resulted in quite a bit of troubleshooting and experimentation with file permissions and Nginx configuration. Unfortunately, most of the documentation I've been able to find out...

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Install CiviCRM on WordPress with Nginx

Over the weekend I installed a copy of CiviCRM on WordPress to demo for a small nonprofit that recently asked me to help with some of their data needs. CiviCRM is a constituent relationship management (CRM) system designed for nonprofit organizations. While I...

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Poodlebleed exploits SSL 3.0

Despite being 15 years old, and theoretically replaced by TLS, SSL 3.0 is still in widespread use. As luck would have it, yesterday Google researchers revealed a vulnerability in 3.0 which allows for the decryption of secure connections. Poodlebleed is a vulnerability...

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Quick introduction to DNS

IP Addresses and Domains In computer networks, every single machine is identified by a numerical label called an IP address like (IPv4) or 2001:0db8:0f61:a1ff:0000:0000:0000:0080 (IPv6). As IP addresses are hard to remember, the Domain Name System has been...

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