Vulnerability scanner

Table of ContentsReport priorities HTML/JSON/Email report Email HTML JSON Text based/Log report Format Excludes/ignores Entire document root Specific fileMageStack has a built in vulnerability scanner, which performs a number of roles Detects common PHP exploits Detects Magento 3rd party module … Continue reading

MySQL Disk Utilisation

The disk utilisation log can be found in the log directory, under the respective parent server name, and dated for each day: Eg. /microcloud/logs_ro/dh1/disk-mysql-2015-08-10.log.gz It provides a breakdown of total utilsation, followed by a list of usage per database, and … Continue reading

Healthy Disk Utilisation

Table of ContentsViewing utilisationPlease ensure you pay attention to your disk utilisation, Over 50% utilisation risks performance degradation Over 80% utilisation risks downtime Over 90% utilisation risk data loss It is important to ensure you are not exceeding these thresholds … Continue reading

Domains Disk Utilisation

The disk utilisation log can be found in the log directory, under the respective parent server name, and dated for each day: Eg. /microcloud/logs_ro/dh1/disk-domains-2015-08-10.log.gz It provides a breakdown of total utilsation, followed by a list of the largest files in … Continue reading

Firewall access rules

Table of ContentsWhitelisting Port forwardingMageStack has an exhaustive 3-tier firewall policy that provides superb security and protection for your stack and store. However, in some cases, it may be necessary to bypass some of these security measures for trusted hosts. … Continue reading

Setting correct MTU for OpenVPN

Table of ContentsSymptoms of incorrect MTU Identifying correct MTU Setting the MTUVPN connections can be sensitive to incorrect/low MTU set within your network, or on networks between you and your server. It is important that the correct MTU is set, … Continue reading

Single versus redundant servers

When deploying a solution, there is always the option of choosing between a single "large" server, or two "smaller" servers. The single "large" server usually works out a little more expensive (because of the hardware density and technology) - but … Continue reading

HDD Sizing, disk space and partitioning

Table of Contents2 Drive configuration examples 4 Drive configuration examples 6 Drive configuration examples 12 Drive configuration examples 16 Drive configuration examplesMageStack will partition disks with the following proportions. These partitions are of static proportion, regardless of disk size / … Continue reading

Hostnames and DNS

We have many universal DNS shortcut records set up for access, they are as follows: dh1 172.16.0.61 acc.magestack.com 172.16.0.71 munin.magestack.com 172.16.0.71 phpmyadmin.magestack.com 172.16.0.101 mmonit.magestack.com dh2 172.16.0.62 acc.2.magestack.com 172.16.0.72 munin.2.magestack.com 172.16.0.72 phpmyadmin.2.magestack.com 172.16.0.102 mmonit.2.magestack.com dh3 172.16.0.63 acc.3.magestack.com 172.16.0.73 munin.3.magestack.com 172.16.0.73 phpmyadmin.3.magestack.com … Continue reading