WordPress – Disabling XML-RPC and Rest API to improve security

In WordPress we have always had inbuilt features that let us remotely interact with our site. We have two different approaches available: XML-RPC, a legacy method, or the newer Wordpress REST API that simplifies the remote interactivity and development of external apps. We can disable both of them if we do not need any remote access to the site and/or we do not use any app for the Wordpress resource. Read More …

Powershell – Test URL “ping” from command line

The following scenario could be useful for those that need to regularly monitor the response type of specifc URL or URLs; this can be done quite easily by using Powershell. The approach can be easily integrated in functions and automated/scheduled scripts to get a periodic status of the URLs monitored. Read More …

Nginx – Configuring Reverse Proxy

A reverse proxy is an in-the-middle proxy service which takes a client request, passes it on to one or more servers, and subsequently delivers the server’s response to the client: basically the communication will be only between the proxy and the client, there will be no direct traffic between these two endpoints. Read More …