Send authenticated SMTP (auth-SMTP) over a TLS encrypted connection. If you want to send email securely from your website, this post is for you! In this post I’ll provide some script examples for ASP, PHP, and ASP.NET (C# / VB.Net) that you can easily integrate in your website.Read More »How to send authenticated SMTP over a TLS encrypted connection, in PHP, ASP and ASP.NET?
Connect to an SQL Server database with PHP 5.3+ using the SQLSRV API and
sqlsrv_connect. As of PHP 5.3.2 you have to use the SQLSRV API functions to connect to an MS SQL Server database from PHP. For example, use
sqlsrv_connect() to create a connection resource and open a connection. The main difference with the older mssql functions of PHP is that SQLSRV requires an Array() with connection information, instead of strings.
The following was posted to the Web Security Mailinglist: Unauthorized Access: Bypassing PHP strcmp(). A way to bypass PHP’s strcmp() binary safe string comparison function.
The advantage of having your website content hosted on a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is having your content distributed and stored across the Globe. Utilizing the network of the Content Delivery Network provider. Hosting your WordPress website on a Content Delivery Network is an important WordPress optimization tip. Here is how to create your own Origin Pull CDN with just a few lines of PHP…Read More »Create your own PHP based Origin Pull CDN
Calculate the MySQL database size in PHP. Sometimes you’d be amazed what you find when cleaning out your old script archives. I found an old PHP script to calculate the size of a MySQL database. I post it here just for the fun of it.Read More »Calculate MySQL database size with PHP (off the old shelf)
In this article you’ll learn how to install PHP on Windows Server IIS. With the Windows Cache Extension for PHP (WinCache). WinCache enabled PHP gives you great performance for WordPress, Drupal and Joomla websites, and decreases CPU usage. In this post I’ll show you it’s not hard to set up a high performing PHP stack on Windows Server (IIS). So, let’s optimize our PHP hosting on Windows Server!Read More »PHP with WinCache on IIS
Acunetix’ Bogdan Calin wrote an article explaining why .htaccess files should not be used to secure sensitive data: htaccess files should not be used for security restrictions.Read More »“htaccess files should not be used for security restrictions”
When you host your PHP website on Windows Server IIS, you may receive an “No input file specified” error message, when a HTTP request is made to non-existing .php files. When this happens you probably have no Request Restrictions configured in IIS’ PHP handler settings. Here is how to resolve the
no input file specified error.