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Joomla and Plesk permissions

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Thanks to a highly awesome technician on my team, we’ve discovered the perfect permissions setup for Joomla and Plesk:

Relay access denied

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If you’re checking through your mail logs, or you catch a bounced e-mail with “554 relay access denied” in the bounce, the issue can be related to a few different things:

Horde refreshes when logging in

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If you find that Horde (with Plesk) keeps refreshing when you attempt to log in, and there are no errors logged on the screen or in Apache’s logs, check the session.

Plesk SQL Statements

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When you need to find information about anything in Plesk, here’s some SQL statements that you can use:

Add SPF records to all domains in Plesk

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If you find yourself in the situation where you need to bulk add SPF records to every domain in Plesk, you can use this huge one-liner:

Telnet POP3 Commands

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If you ever need to communicate with a POP3 server via telnet to test it, here’s some commands you can use:

SSL connection to a non-secure port

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If you have weird SSL errors and this one appears, you are trying to speak SSL to a daemon that doesn’t understand it:

Disable SSH timeouts

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To pretty much completely disable SSH timeouts, simply adjust the following directives in /etc/ssh/sshd_config:

Pre-upgrade Plesk Backup

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Before you upgrade Plesk, it’s always a good idea to make a backup and also make your ip and shell maps:

Disable SSLv2 in Lighttpd

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As with most things, turning off SSLv2 in Lighttpd is much easier than in Apache.

Lighttpd proxy to Tomcat

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It seems like lighttpd and Tomcat are at the forefront of what is ‘hot’ these days.

Setting the hostname in Sendmail

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If you need to change the hostname that Sendmail announces itself as, just add the following to sendmail.

Reset MySQL root password

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If you’ve forgotten the root password for a MySQL server, but you know the system root, you can reset the MySQL root password pretty easily.

Adjust max_execution_time for Horde in Plesk

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Often times, the wonderful webmail application known as Horde will spin out of control and cause unnecessary resource usage and often cause defunct Apache processes to appear.

Forcing HTTPS with PHP

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To force HTTPS with a PHP script, just put this snippet near the top:

Disabling SSLv2 in Plesk

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To disable SSLv2 server-wide on a Plesk server, add this in your /etc/httpd/conf.

Hide Apache Version

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If you want to hide the current version of Apache and your OS, just replace

Understanding LVM

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LVM is handy when you want additional flexibility to grow or shrink your storage space safely without impacting filesystems negatively.

Bulk IP update in Plesk

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There’s lots of situations where you’d want to use a bulk IP change in Plesk:

Finding compromised mail accounts in Plesk

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If odd bounced e-mails are coming back to the server or the server is listed in a blacklist, some accounts may be compromised on the server.

Cisco Logging to RHEL

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If you have a Cisco device logging to RHEL, here’s all that’s necessary: