I needed a powerfull to provide me with information that Google Analytics doesn’t bring such as bandwith consumption, IP addresses etc.
To send emails, I use Mandrill which is a service by MailChimp. It is a very useful (and powerful) tool which provide you with a smtp server for free until 12k emails / month and a very well designed dashboard.
Price are quite cheap when you need more: http://www.mandrill.com/pricing/
In my Symfony install, I needed to send many emails. So I discovered that a nice bundle exists (isn’t it surprising?). So here is my way to proceed: Continue reading “Send emails with Symfony and Mandrill” »
In this article, I suppose you have installed FosUserBundle (in composer.json : “friendsofsymfony/user-bundle”: “dev-master”). I also suppose that your symfony project is working (services enabled, security.yml configured, your bundle extends FOSUserBundle etc.)
Doctrine is a very powerful tools nevertheless I use it directly only at the beginning of the project and then no more than twice a week (I don’t consider calling Doctrine functions as direct use of it).
So I am always looking for the same commands to always to the same stuff…
I recently had to translate a whole part of my website. Many reasons can conduct you to this need: internationalization, easy access and modification of hard written content, replication of your business in some other sectors etc.
Here are a few tips and structure I use to increase efficiency:
We all care of our stuff and need to back it up. I recently set up a system to automatically do it. I use crontab to perform backups as long as I want.
I rarely use disk commands that why I often forget them and spend minutes to find the right command that I already used.
Here are some of the most useful disk commands I use:
# List all existing disks fdisk -l # Show mounted partitions, modify them in /etc/fstab, to mount use "-all" argument mount # Build a RAID 1 from 2 disks /dev/sda3 & /dev/sdb3 mdadm -C /dev/md3 --level=raid1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sda3 /dev/sdb3 # Details about RAID /dev/md3 mdadm --detail /dev/md3 # Update mdadm.conf, delete lines before mdadm --examine --scan >> /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf # Format /dev/md3 in ext4 mke2fs -t ext4 /dev/md3
This afternoon I worked on munin (which I won’t document because so many good website exists, GIYF). Nevertheless, iptables is a higher level of difficulty. Why is that? Because you can lock yourself out of your server. No more connection won’t be accepted, the only solution is to restart it in rescue mode… Not fun, can take a long time.
This website (https://www.startssl.com/) provide free SSL certificates in its basic version.
Thank you 🙂
I wanted to set email aliases like email@example.com to be resent to my personal email address. In order to do so, I installed postfix.