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Restart and view status of RunCloud services on the Command Line

Runcloud Mariadb Openlitespeed

Here are some command line commands to view the status as well as restart some key services such as OpenLiteSpeed, MariaDB, Redis and Memcached, after having SSH’ed in to your server as root. MySQL/MariaDB Get the status of MariaDB systemctl status mariadb Output will be similar to above, this gives a lot of information on…

Converting MySQL/MariaDB database tables from MyISAM to InnoDB

Myisam Convert Innodb Storage Engine WordPress

The InnoDB storage engine in MySQL/MariaDB is more performant than MyISAM – here are a few ways to change that database structure, using both the command line and also some WordPress plugins. Changing from MyISAM to InnoDB via the command line If you have wp-cli installed on your webserver you can check for MyISAM tables…

Set Memory Limit for PHP CLI on RunCloud, OpenLiteSpeed

Php8 Macos Update

On a RunCloud instance, PHP CLI is a separate server setting which is a toggle control to set the version of PHP that applies to using PHP commands on the command line for the whole server. You can set it by selecting the server in the RunCloud panel then Settings > PHP-CLI Version > PHP…

Syncing RunCloud and Cloudflare firewalls for fail2ban IPs

Cloudflare Fail2ban Serverpilot

This guide looks at adding a proxied Cloudflare service to a server set up with RunCloud and fail2ban with a WordPress jail conf set up. Once you start using Cloudflare as a CDN solution for your hosting, you are adding another firewall into the equation, albeit a very good one, but you may want to…

Set up malware scanner LMD Maldet and ClamAV on a RunCloud instance

Lmd Maldet Runcloud

How to set up a malware scanner with LMD Maldet and ClamAV on a RunCloud server instance. One of the popular and open source malware scanners is an app called Linux Malware Detect and works well scanning any Linux web server, it keeps a daily updated database of known malware exploits from an updated registry…

Send command line server emails with Postfix on a Ubuntu Server 22.04

Postfix Send Email Command Line

Here is a guide to allow a Ubuntu 22.04 server to send out local server based emails using Postfix. Test Command Line Email To test if emails can be sent via the command line, SSH into your server and try echo “Is email sending OK..?” | mail -s “Sending email!” [email protected] Nothing should return, if…

Add a WooCommerce missing action hook with shortcode in Beaver Builder

Add Shortcode Hook Woocommerce

Some themes or plugins remove native action hooks in WordPress / WooCommerce, however you can add them back in the layout with another action hook or shortcode insertion. Beaver Builder is missing some WooCommerce action hooks one such one is woocommerce_before_shop_loop_item_title , you can add that back to the WooCommerce loop by doing a custom…

Aligning the last element in a Beaver Builder Posts Module

Beaver Builder Align Buttons

Here is how to align the last element across multiple columns in Beaver Builder Posts Module with Flexbox – this would typically be a button or a read more link. In the Posts Module ensure Equal Heights is enabled as this will give the correct same size height for the columns. Then click on Edit…

Add Dot Pagination to WooCommerce Product Gallery Image Slider

Woocommerce Dot Navigation

You can add dot pagination to WooCommerce Product Gallery images by adding a filter and then some CSS. WooCommerce uses a slider called Flexslider which it has a few more configurable options. By default the product gallery navigation uses thumbnails but this can be swapped to dots by changing the ‘controlNav’ value. In functions.php add…