Troubleshooting ‘server down’ issues in Linux

This post will show you the keys to troubleshooting ‘server down’ issues in Linux, cover some common causes for outages and how you can investigate and resolve them. A well configured Linux server offers an incredible level of stability and performance. Inevitably though, outages are pretty much a fact of life. First though, it’s important […]

Vim tips

5 Vim tips for advanced users

This blog post lists out my top five Vim tips and tricks to bring your Vim game to the next level. Here at Dogsbody Technology we are connected to servers, editing files and improving configs every day. All of this means that a good text editor is a must. That is why we chose Vim. […]

PHP 7.1 will go end of life on 1 Dec 2019

PHP 7.1 goes end of life (EOL) on the 1st December 2019 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: 7.2 supported until 30 November 2020 7.3 supported until 6 […]

5 benefits of IT managed services

For start ups, small and medium sized businesses, the benefits of IT managed services can be huge. IT managed services providers, like our team, here at Dogsbody, have the ability and skills to grow with your business. This means you don’t have to go through the pain of recruiting, setting up and maintaining an in-house […]

WP-CLI – The Swiss Army Knife For WordPress

WP-CLI (WordPress Command-Line Interface) is an open source project providing a command-line interface for managing WordPress sites. It is an extremely powerful and versatile tool, being able to carry out pretty much any operation that would normally be carried out via the web control panel, along with some additional functions that are only available via […]

Proud to be part of the FSB Apprenticeship Report

One of the great benefits of being a member of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is it gives you a chance to be heard. This has been especially true of their representation of business owners with apprentices such as ourselves.  I am proud to have been interviewed extensively for the latest FSB research into […]