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Programming for the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 23:19

I have performed several tasks for RCTC over the last two years updating and creating content not only for their main website, but for the various the construction and project proposal websites as well. This article only highlights a few.

NOTE: Our company did not create the latest version of the RCTC main website. We still do a great deal of work for them, but for the website, they decided to go another way.

Alleviating Some of the Crap Thats Slowing Down Your Server at the Source

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 13:38
Several months ago I started receiving the occasional alert email in the middle of the night warning that my server was hitting a threshold. Reviewing the server logs I found the usual suspects. Hits to Wordpress; admin-ajax, wp-login.php, xmlrpc.php... But also, there were a ton of hits from a web crawler that was hitting the same content over and over and over. There are plugins available to cache websites and throttle repeat content, but a hit to the CMS is still a hit and will require PHP, several image requests, file requests and more than a few hits to the database.

Basic, Yet Effective PHP Throttle

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:13

Basic, Yet Effective PHP Throttle

Anyone who has spent any time looking at web server logs will know that most websites are bombarded with attempts to undermine the security features and take advantage of CMS and plugin vulnerabilities. On top of this there are many web-crawlers out there that simply don't follow any of the suggestions or rules and will continuously hit a page over and over again.

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