Configure Dynamic DNS Client (ddclient) to Update DynDns and Zoneedit Simultaneously

Dyndns And Zoneedit | Smarthomebeginner

In this post, I will show you how I configured dynamic DNS client (ddclient) on Linux (Ubuntu) to simultaneously update DynDns and Zonedit accounts with multiple hosts. I recently switched my routers. My previous router (Linksys WRT-320N) ran DD-WRT but my current one (ASUS RT-N13U) runs its own firmware, which … read more

Change windows time synchronization interval?

Windows Date And Time | Smarthomebeginner

I recently bought the ASUS U50F-RBBAG05 I3-330M laptop. One of the widespread problems with this model is the random changes in the date. So this got me into looking for ways to get over this issue. A workaround I found was to change the windows time synchronization interval. By default, … read more

Putty shortcut to saved session in Windows

Putty Icon | Smarthomebeginner

PuTTY is a free and open source terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols and as a serial console client. I have started using Putty to SSH to my server quite often. To make it easier to connect … read more

Reduce hard disk writes in Ubuntu

Hard Disk | Smarthomebeginner

Frequent hard disk write keeps the drive from going to low power mode (especially with the Green drives). Therefore, we need the drive to be inactive for a while to turn on the low power state. In order to do this in Ubuntu Server, the frequency at which things are … read more

Force SSL redirect (https) using .htaccess

Force Ssl Redirect

I wanted to automatically redirect all connections to one of my websites to a secure (https) SSL connection (aka force SSL redirect ) on my Apache server. One very easy way to accomplish this is through the .htaccess file in the root or inside a specific folder (example: Below … read more

Enable WordPress SSH access

Wordpress Ssh Access

SSH2 (SFTP) connections are much more secure than the regular FTP connection that WordPress supports. In this post, I will explain how to enable WordPress SSH access on a self-hosted blog running on Linux operating system. WordPress also supports FTPS, which is different from SFTP and more secure than regular … read more

Stop cron email notifications

Crontab | Smarthomebeginner

I recently setup my first cron activity to run daily. But I started getting output of the execution. This although at the beginning reassured me that everything fine has become an annoyance recently since I know its working well. So this is what I did to stop cron email notifications. … read more

Commandline IP address lookup in Linux

Commandline Ip Address Lookup

Commandline IP address lookup is very simple in Linux. I wrote a small script to do this for me. This is what I did: Enter the following lines into the script: Made the script executable by the user: Commandline IP Address Lookup Run the script: And the output looks like … read more