April 4, 2017

Lessons Learnt from Heavy Loss Due to Fraudulent Transactions

We have lost $1,000s from Credit Card Disputes arising from fraudulent transactions within a year of trading from just one of our software products. Crazy, right? We thought so too. So here’s what we’ve learned from this experience on protecting our businesses from fraudulent transactions. For business owners, seeing disputes come through could be probably the – Read More-

February 7, 2017

You do not have the SUPER Privilege and Binary Logging is Enabled

Recently while trying to upgrade our project management app, I encountered this error, “You do not have the SUPER privilege and binary logging is enabled (you *might* want to use the less safe log_bin_trust_function_creators variable)”. What we initially thought was the lack of TRIGGER privileges for that MySQL user. But even after giving the MySQL – Read More-

January 12, 2017

Solve Nginx+PHP-FPM Access Denied Issue

Recently one of our services went down due to an Apache upgrade that caused Htaccess to have contents that are no longer supported. When we go to our app, it throws out an “Access Denied” error. Our developers looked into all sorts of possible scenarios including IonCube Issues File Permission Issues Owner/User Group Issues Directory – Read More-

December 6, 2016

Clean up Magento CE Database Manually

I take no responsibility for this code. If you need it for Magento EE, please see this link. I highly recommend you take a backup of your database first. DO NOT execute these SQL statements on production database directly. Alternatively, use Magento Database Repair Tool. — — Magento CE database clean-up — — This will clean – Read More-

December 1, 2016

Magento Redirection to Old Site [FIX]

Recently, we had to setup a staging site for one of our customers. He runs one of the most popular online pharmacies in New Zealand. Here are some of the solutions we tried for the redirection problem. This is where Magento continues to redirect the website to the old URL. When you see this happening, – Read More-

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