Optimizing and loss-less compressing images is one of those items that always pops up when analyzing your website with Google PageSpeed Insights. Images have to be loss-less compressed to save many bytes of data and thus bandwidth. This speeds up the download time of your website. But, how do we optimize images for the web? Or, what if I have hundreds of images that needs optimization? Let’s optimize and loss-less compress images in bulk, read on.
Category: Web applications
Web application. A web application is application software that runs on a web server, unlike computer-based software programs that are run locally on the operating system of the device. Web applications are accessed by the user through a web browser with an active network connection.
Block WordPress comment spammers manually
Learn to block WordPress comment spammers manually. The less spammers hit your WordPress blog, the better your blog performs, is one of my opinions. A second is, the less unnecessary plugins you use on your WordPress blog, the better. So, a little while ago I decided to remove plugins like Stop Spammer Registration Plugin and do its work myself. Here is why & how.
WordPress CMS admin password reset
How to reset your WordPress password? If you’ve lost or forgotten your WordPress admin password, you can easily reset the password. Either use the following MySQL statement to reset your WordPress admin password, or change it through functions.php
Grep for forensic log parsing and analysis on Windows Server IIS
How to use GnuWin32 ported tools like grep.exe and find.exe for forensic log file analysis in Windows Server. In this article I’ll give some real live examples of using these ported GnuWin tools like grep.exe for logfile analysis on Windows servers. The article provides three example, as an alternative to LogParser, because finding spam scripts fast is often very important.
Unauthorized Access: Bypassing PHP strcmp()
Unauthorized Access: Bypassing PHP strcmp(). A way to bypass PHP’s strcmp() binary safe string comparison function.
MySQL Connector/NET and Entity Framework
How to let MySQL Connector/NET, ASP.NET and Entity Framework play nicely. Set up and check your Web.config website configuration
“htaccess files should not be used for security restrictions”
An article explaining why .htaccess files should not be used to secure sensitive data. In many cases it is wrong to impose security restrictions using .htaccess files.
WordPress HyperDB is an advanced database class that supports replication
HyperDB database class. HyperDB: an advanced database class for WordPress, that supports replication and partition of data. HyperDB is a replacement for the standard wpdb class, which adds the ability to use multiple databases. HyperDB supports partition of data as well as replication.
How to filter web traffic with blocklists
I needed a HTTP blocklist. Block and filter unwanted web HTTP traffic with blocklists, on both IIS and Apache webservers. Protect your website easily with this PHP blocklist class. Let’s create our own little HTTP filter.
Clean up WordPress post revisions
Every time you write or edit a WordPress post, WordPress saves the change as a post revision. As you might expect, this fills up your database with a huge amount of unneeded post revisions and information. This uses space which should be free space, the MySQL database becomes bloated. You can clean up these WordPress post revisions quite easily
Umbraco CMS admin password reset
If you forgot your Umbraco admin password, use the following SQL query to reset your Umbraco admin password in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) or MySQL
7 Snippets to use .htaccess as a Web Application Firewall
Here are 7 .htaccess snippets for you to secure your website, by using .htaccess as a kWeb Application Firewall (WAF). You can use this information to block exploits and rogue HTTP requests on your website.