Filtering HTML in Zend Framework Using HTML Purifier

If you have forms where you allow users to submit HTML content you will want to filter that so you can be sure that no malicious code gets through, some WYSIWYG editors do this but not all but still as we are paranoid backend developers we don't trust any input submitted by users.  Read More ...


Nginx: Using Regex to Configure Dynamic Location Blocks

I love Nginx as a webserver, it's quick and easy to configure (if you know what you are doing). As a web developer (or should I say programmer), I like to make things as easy as possible in my development environment. As my projects have increased over time I have noticed my Nginx config growing to accommodate each project.  Read More ...

Shaun Freeman 24th September 2017 Filed Under: Linux

Gigabyte Brix BXBT-1900 Not Booting without Monitor on Ubuntu Minimal 16.04

I love my Gigabyte Brix BXBT-1900, I have been running it as a headless server since March 2016 and had no problems with it I originally put Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and got to going quite easily. When Ubuntu 16.04 LTS I did an in situ update to Ubuntu 16.04 for which my MySQL keep breaking when Ubuntu kept adding updates for it, I have posted on this before http://www.shaunfreeman.name/ubuntu-16-04-mysql-update-fails/.  Read More ...

Shaun Freeman 14th December 2016 Filed Under: Linux

Setting Up A Testing Environment For PHP Using VirtualBox - Part 1 Installing VirtualBox

In this tutorial I will show you how to download and install VirtualBox for your development environment. This is a software virtualisation package which we install on our computer, and through VirtualBox we can then install other operating systems and run them ‘natively’. So we can run a Linux server on a Windows machine. We do this for a few reasons:  Read More ...

Shaun Freeman 9th December 2016 Filed Under: Virtual Box

How to Install MySQL or MariaDB on CentOS 7

As of CentOS 7 the default database is MariaDB and a drop in replacement for MySQL and should be fine for most people but if you need MySQL, there are some features in MySQL and not in MariaDB and vice versa.  Read More ...

Shaun Freeman 15th November 2016 Filed Under: MySQL

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