Linux: Setting Default Owner and Permissions in a Folder (when uploading with SFTP)

Date:

June 26, 2017


Category:

Linux Admin Tips


Author:

John Taylor


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Sometimes it is necessary to have all files in a folder to be created with the same group and permissions. This is most useful where multiple users have access to a shared folder, and all those users need to be able to access any files created there. Firstly all the users should be members of... Read More >>

Fixing Email SSL Certificate Issues with iPhones and iPads

Date:

March 22, 2017


Category:

Email Client Guides


Author:

John Taylor


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iPhones and iPads have a number of complications if they fail to validate an Email Server SSL Certificate. The worst one is that they refuse to allow any changes to the settings once  a certificate has failed validation which means that you are not able to fix the issue. You can use the following procedure... Read More >>

Server downtime

Date:

August 26, 2016


Category:

Server Status


Author:

John Taylor


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Our services were offline for about 10 minutes at about 11:35 today due to a network outage at the data centre. Everything is now back up and working. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Email to Virgin Media Finally Working

Date:

January 5, 2016


Category:

Server Status


Author:

John Taylor


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We have been unable to deliver emails to Virgin Media email addresses for some time due to an issue with the incorrect setup of the new virgin media mail servers. Virgin media have been totally unhelpful at helping resolve this issue, but we have now implemented a work around and email is now flowing again.

Issues with email delivery to Virgin Media

Date:

October 16, 2015


Category:

Server Status


Author:

John Taylor


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We are currently having issues delivering email to virginmedia and ntlworld email addresses. It seems that Virgin Media have recently updated their email service and are now blocking email delivery from large areas of the internet. This issue seems to be affecting many (some very large) email services as well as our own. Virgin Media... Read More >>

Upgraded Webmail Service

Date:

August 28, 2015


Category:

Server Status


Author:

John Taylor


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Our webmail service has now been upgraded to RoundCube Webmail. This replaces squirrel mail, which has been getting a bit dated, but is still available for people who prefer it. Both can be accessed by the usual /webmail URL.

Email Service Issues

Date:

May 21, 2015


Category:

Server Status


Author:

John Taylor


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Last night a compromised email account was used to send a large number of SPAM emails from the server. This has caused the server to be temporarily blocked by some services. The issue has now been resolved, and we have taken steps to have the server unblocked. If you are still encountering issues, please forward... Read More >>

New Email Security Certificate

Date:

April 21, 2015


Category:

Server Status


Author:

John Taylor


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We have recently updated the email security certificate. If you use a secure connection to the mail server, you may get a warning from your email program that the certificate for mail.cambridge-website-hosting.co.uk has changed. It is safe to ignore this warning.

Swapping keyboard keys on X11 with xmodmap

Date:

April 17, 2015


Category:

Linux Admin Tips


Author:

John Taylor


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For the past year I've been working on a Mac Mini, but it didn't really work for me, so I've moved back to my trusty Linux box which is a much better place to run the open source software that I use. One of the things that I do like about the Mac is the... Read More >>

Protecting your website against attacks.

Date:

April 17, 2015


Category:

Web Development


Author:

Ashley Peck


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During the development and maintenance of websites today, various attacks and vulnerabilities must be considered to protect the vital information and functionality which lies within the web server. If left undefended, malicious users may exploit these in order to gain control and potentially cause irreparable damage to your website. This post is designed to highlight... Read More >>