Block failed FTP logins in IIS 7 and 7.5

I have been administering Windows hosting servers for over 7 years now and one thing that really made me angry is the lack of BASIC security features in Microsoft’s FTP server. Blocking the IP addresses based on the number of failed login is an ESSENTIAL feature for any FTP server, but it seems Microsoft doesn’t […]

Websitepanel 1.2.1 with Windows Server 2012, IIS8 and MSSQL 2012 – part 1

First of all, you need to know that this project will be described in two or three posts, since there is a lot of stuff to cover. In this first, introductory post, I will only give you  rough details of the modifications we did,  and  most important, why we did them in the first place. […]

WebSitePanel – MySQL problem fix – UPDATED AGAIN :)

Here you can download the files for fixing mysql issues ( deleting database ) on WSP, 1.0.2 , 1.1.0, 1.1.2, 1.2.0 AND 1.2.1 INSTRUCTIONS : Replace “websitepanel.providers.database.mysql.dll” file in “server\bin” folder with the one you downloaded. These fixes fixed my problem on all servers EXCEPT the one running mysql 5.0.27 version….ones runing 5.1 and […]

Backup your HyperV virtual machines with style and win a Nexus 7 tablet

Yeah yeah,  I know you can do snapshots using HyperV,but…snapshots suck! Why? Machine performance degrades with every snapshot you add and snapshots ARE NOT backups!!! Dont make me start talking about the time when you need to turn off that machine; does “Merging…” sound familiar? Yeah, I hate Merging too! Recently I was given a […]

Autodiscover with SmarterMail…or any other mail server

Since I work in a big web hosting company, we have A LOT of phone calls and tickets from people who dont know how you set up their mail client ( mostly Outlook and Thunderbird ). Since I got fed up with it, I decided to explore how autodiscover for Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird […]