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October 25, 2018

Run Tasks/Jobs in the Background while closing the SSH Session

We usually run imports and exports for our email marketing software using PHP-CLI (Command-line Interface). The problem comes when we want to work on something else. Instead of opening multiple terminal sessions, we use this little application called Screen. This little application is quite handy when it comes to keeping those sessions alive by running – Read More-

July 25, 2018

Easy Way to Keep Your Ubuntu/Debian Instances Updated

While updating our proxy servers, I had to create a new Ubuntu instance for testing. I also realized most of our instances were outdated. Having an outdated instance poses a security risk. New updates generally patch up any vulnerabilities discovered and new features are added to your instance which may prove beneficial. I’ve always found – Read More-

April 23, 2018

Simple way to check if CRON is working!

Recently, we moved from hosting our app on Amazon EC2 instances to Elastic Beanstalk Service. For those who had a go at hosting their apps on Elastic Beanstalk, you would know the struggles with .ebextensions. There are far more documentation and examples available now than when it was first released into the market. One of the РRead More-

December 4, 2017

Deleting Magento Customer Address Programmatically

When upgrading Magento for one of our customers, we’ve realized somehow all the shipping information were half complete. It either had a region filled out without address or zip code. When you enter that customer’s profile and try to save it, it wouldn’t save because these are required fields. This was causing these old customers – Read More-

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-

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