In the third part in the series of posts about why managed private cloud represents a better deal than public cloud services, this time looking at resilience.
Most public cloud services are not Highly Available by nature. They are designed with “cattle” in mind - that is to say, disposable units that are quickly and easily replaceable. Public cloud providers are clear on this.
Pentesters have started recommending the use of HSTS in web servers quite frequently, but often without adequately explaining the consequences. This blog tells you why HSTS should be approached with caution.
So I made a slightly sarcastic tweet the other day which deserves expanding upon.
The second instalment of traditional managed servers versus platforms in the public cloud, focusing on quality and amount of dedicated resource.
Last time I explored the cost per site of some of the Drupal platforms around, when compared against our managed private cloud servers.
How to use the selectlog module to log key warnings and errors to the database log, while acting performance-wise for standard messages on live sites.
In the world of Drupal, it's a common and best practice to disable the Dblog module (Database logging) on production sites, in favour of using the Syslog module, which will take care of logging all php errors, notices, or any custom log messages into the Unix sys
The first in a series of blog posts comparing more traditional dedicated server infrastructure to the more fashionable public-cloud platforms prevalent on the market at the moment.
There are so many options out there in the hosting market, and the pricing models and benefits can be so confusing, it's hard to decide who to go with.
Aaron's second instalment in the 'one day design and build' series is made even more challenging with actual client work and not so many monsters this time round.
My last attempt at this I found to be an interesting and pretty rewarding challenge to undertake.
A description of the Viewport module for Drupal, already available for Drupal 8
Last week I had the chance to finish off the port of the Viewport module to Drupal 8.
A quick start guide to getting going with Drupal on a CentOS server.
Before I start, I make no claim this is the best way to set up CentOS. I'm sure it isn't the only way, and I'm sure there will be other, more thorough, howto articles about the general setup of CentOS that are much better than this one.
Important facts about the ongoing #AberdeenCloud situation and how it might affect their customers and our own.
A short tragedy on the demise of #AberdeenCloud.
UPDATE 1: #AberdeenCloud have made the platform available for 36 hours, as of last night, 30th June 2016. You can, for a short time only, get files and backups again. Sounds like the platform will be available until some time around Saturday lunchtime, 2nd July 2016.
Drush sql-sanitize cleanses the core user information, but what about all those profile fields you added?
Head of support and hosting, Greg Harvey, explains what a denial of service attack is and how you can protect yourself.
Not many people have been unfortunate enough to be at the sharp end of a serious denial of service (DoS) attack.
So Aaron's inaugural post on the Code Enigma blog he takes on the challenge of designing and building a website in a day without templates or frameworks.
I’m writing this paragraph before undertaking the challenge and this point I’m not sure of how this will turn out.
Plenty of sites use the Rules module, and plenty of sites need to perform data migrations on a regular basis. Learn how to easily work around rules when they get in the way of a migration.
Most Drupal sites make use of the Rules module in some way, and plenty of Drupal sites use the Migrate module to perform either one-off or regular migrations of external data into the site.
Even if you are an experienced front end developer who structures CSS files coherently, concisely and into something that resembles fine art, there are still ways of squeezing a little more performance out of your CSS files by reducing their file size using post processing.
Fairly simple. You'll notice that there's no particular order to the rules, and it could be better optimised. It's rendered out like this.
Drupal may or may not have been the cause of the already infamous Mossack Fonseca leak, but if it was, it would never have happened if they'd kept their software up to date.
In light of the much talked about #PanamaPapers leak, it seems there has never been a better time to talk about keeping your software up to date.
Drupal security audits are not a simple job, since security holes can be both in code and in the way the site is configured. This article collates the most common things to look for when auditing a Drupal site.
Site audits are one of the services that some of our clients have requested from us in the past.
Learn how to use custom dimensions and metrics with Google Analytics and Drupal to get in-depth reports of your users engagement.
Certainly, there's no need to introduce Google Analytics as an analytics tool for websites.
This blog post covers the steps needed to implement a custom shortcode WYSIWYG widget for Drupal 7, to give site editors with all the flexibility they need to create content.
Giving editors full control over the elements they want to place in their contents is not always an easy task.
Welcome aboard the board to Pascal Morin, senior developer and long-serving stalwart of Code Enigma.
Over the last few months the sitting board of Code Enigma (Steve Cowie and myself) have been doing a lot of thinking about the future of Code Enigma, and the process of moving past the startup stage to become a thriving company over the long-term.