Recommended FileZilla settings If you experience any issues when uploading/downloading files with FileZilla, make sure you set the following recommended options in its configuration: 1. From Edit -> Settings -> Connection -> FTP -> tick Passive (recommended). 2. From Edit -> Settings -> Connection -> FTP -> tick Allow fall back to other transfer mode on failure. 3. From Edit -> Settings -> Connection -> FTP -> tick Send FTP keep-alive commands. 4. Restrict the number of simultaneous connections and transfers.

Automating Deployment with Microsoft Web Deploy IIS This blog post continues a series of posts I’m doing that cover the new improvements we made around web deployment.  In my first post in the deployment series I provided an overview of the new VS 2010 Web Deploymentfeatures. In today’s post I’m going to be discussing Microsoft Web Deploy – which is a free server technology […]

Getting Self Signed SSL Certificates (.pem and .pfx)   Openssl Install openssl package for your operating system from here Generating a private key: openssl genrsa 2048 > private.pem Generating the self signed certificate: openssl req -x509 -new -key private.pem -out public.pem If required, creating PFX: openssl pkcs12 -export -in public.pem -inkey private.pem -out mycert.pfx

Step-to-step procedure to manually configure a WIFI access in Windows 10 (and 8.1)   Usually to be connected to a WIFI network it is sufficient to put the WIFI on, click on the WI-FI icon (on the taskbar at right), select the right name from the available WIFI list and (if protected) insert the proper secure key. However sometimes, there are WIFI network (e.g. in a firm, in an university) […]

Limiting Access with SFTP Jails on Debian and Ubuntu As the system administrator for your Linode, you may want to give your users the ability to securely upload files to your server. The most common way to do this is to allow file transfers via SFTP, which uses SSH to provide encryption. This means you need to give your users SSH logins. But, […]

Reserve Ip Address to an Existing Virtual Machine Is it possible to assign a reserved ip address to an existing VM or Cloud service? No! At this moment you can’t. You have to redeploy your virtual machine in order to use a reserved ip. I’ll update this article in case Microsoft adds this functionality in the future. What can I do? I […]

How To Set Static IP On Azure VM Azure now offers the capability to configure static IPs onto IAAS VMs.  Static IP assignment in Azure VMs is not the same as configuring a typical static IP for a server in your on-premises network.  When you statically assign an IP address to the Azure VM, it is not entered into the VMs machine’s […]

Creating a Master, Slave, Slave Nameserver setup using Vesta Control Panel You can easily setup a master, slave DNS using Vesta CP with a single command line found at However should you bring this to the next level and use it for your “enterprise” web hosting, there are a few things you need to do   You might be tempted to setup Vesta in […]