SSH and punching through what I know I don’t know….
I made some firm new years resolutions not to learn anything new for the next 12 months. Nurture the little tid-bits of information I’ve learned over the last 10 years and become fully educated on those things.
Of course late last year I made the suggestion to CTN Bay Area that we ought to leave GoDaddy shared hosting and move over to a virtual dedicated server (You say VDS, I say VPS… lets call the whole thing off). The motivating factor had to due with SMTP protocols and the time out errors we were getting using CiviMail with Drupal and recently, I have become more motivated due to random server errors. (More on those two issues later) and (let’s bitch about GoDaddy later)
Okay Okay…. so the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I became quickly aware that I was going to have to access the server via SSH. I have been avoiding this for years and really now I have no choice but to jump into this pool. Unfortunately, I don’t have time for a class and this project is primarily volunteer, so to the Internets!
1. Upgrading PHP via SSH
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