How to set-up fail2ban for a WordPress site

What is Fail2ban Fail2ban is a tool which you can use to reduce the impact of attacks on your servers. Typically you configure it to monitor a log file for suspicious activity.  Then once the activity crosses a threshold you can have it take an action, such as block the source IP address in your […]

CentOS 8 End of Life and what to do about it

It’s July 2021 and there are just 5 months to go until CentOS 8 goes End of Life (31 December 2021). Ordinarily our blog posts on software going End of Life are pretty cut and dry. This time drastic changes to CentOS’ future direction has complicated what would otherwise be a simple set of decisions. […]

Welcome Josh – Linux Systems Engineer

Dogsbody are happy to announce the addition of Josh to our award winning team. Josh joins us as a Linux Systems Engineer. Joining us with a lot of Linux skills that just need honing and expanding. A former British Army officer (Royal Logistic Corps) and professional photographer, he is also a member of local disaster […]

PHP EOL

PHP 7.3 will go end of life on 06 Dec 2021

PHP 7.3 goes end of life (EOL) on the 6th December 2021 meaning known security flaws will no longer be fixed and sites are exposed to significant security vulnerabilities. It is important to update them to a newer version. We would recommend updating to either: 7.4 supported until 28 November 2022 8.0 supported until 26 […]

Vintage hosting – running from your past

Update: Yes this is an April Fools post. We love to reminisce about the old days (don’t get our director started, he’ll bore you for hours) but unfortunately technology moves on and that’s a good thing. Gone are the days of people bragging about how long their server’s been online… if that’s the case then […]

Being an Apprentice at Dogsbody

Hello, I’m Ashley and I’ve just completed my apprenticeship here at Dogsbody Technology and I want to tell you why it was AWESOME! When I came to Dogsbody I was finishing my first year at University studying Maths & Physics. I chose being an apprentice with Dogsbody rather than continuing with University and have now […]