All posts about system and web server administration

I'm not an ops, but I'm using Linux server every day mostly with Debian distribution. I'm learning constantly on managing a server. What I really like is to automate and monitoring things. Posts in this category are mostly Tips and reminder to myself for all the trouble I had (still have) but some posts are also just for fun like puting PHP error in timeserie graph.

Securing phpMyAdmin on Debian

[Paranoid Mode: ON] I think we all agree that the database is the most sensitive element of a site. Installing phpMyAdmin on a server is like exposing this data to everyone, well everyone who knows how to hack phpMyAdmin. Do you have to do without phpMyAdmin? No, it's far too practical, but a minimum of safety must be put in place to sleep soundly.