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Fix 418 Unused Error on Dreamhost

Posted by in IT

TL;DR: Have a look at the error log and then to the violated rule. Suddenly, I started to get 418 errors on one of my sites. I’d just get 418 from the source and as they say: that was that. Normally, I don’t even notice such errors, but this one broke a bunch of pages. The 418 errors look in general like this:

Now, this translates to an rule for mod_sec2. To fix, you need to go to the file referred by the error, at the specific line and…read more

WordPress with HTTPS on Dreamhost and CloudFlare

Posted by in IT, Tutorial

Today I’ve got my blog work over HTTPS, including admin. Woo-hoo! Below are the steps I used to do it. Prerequisites My configuration is as follows: Hosting on Dreamhost.com Use CloudFlare free account WordPress 4.7.1 at the time of writing Initialisation From the Dreamhost Panel, select Domains > Secure Hosting: You’ll be presented with a panel to select the type of certificate. I chose to use Let’s Encrypt because it’s free: Once you select Let’s Enctypt SSL, you’ll have to select the domain, accept the T&C and click Add Now:…read more

Dreamhost outage

Posted by in Hardware

Note: This is a really old post transferred from Laurii for historical and consolidation purposes. I’ve been experiencing some outage from my hosting service. Apparently, it’s getting better.   Update: It’s almost fixed now. A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)