Avoid “Hotlink Protection” feature in cPanel 11.25, 11.26

In cPanel 11.25 and 11.26 (not tested earlier versions) when you add “Hotlink Protection” in cPanel it will add the appropriate mod_rewrite code to all domains, subdomains, add-on domains. It looks similar to this: Code: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://test-cpanel.com/.*$ [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://test-cpanel.com$ [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://www.test-cpanel.com/.*$ [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://www.test-cpanel.com$ [NC] RewriteRule .*\.(jpg|jpeg|gif|png|bmp)$…

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Sales Ticket with an [Interesting Character]

At MDDHosting today we received an order which our sales department reviewed and determined was likely fraud and marked the order as such.  We shortly there after received an email from the individual who will hence forth be known as “Interesting Character” to protect their identity.  While they may not actually be a fraudster –…

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Starting and Running a Web Hosting Business – Part One

There are many qualities that are required in an individual for them to start and grow their own successful web hosting company on their own from the start.  Many people see web hosting as something that is simple to provide and requires little to no work which couldn’t be further from the truth.  There are…

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Another Day, Another DoS

Let’s face it – the world tends to be a very hostile environment and the internet is not much different.  From viruses and trojans to distruption of service attacks – it happens all day every day and it is only a matter of time before it affects you.  I have personally dealt with two DoS…

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LiteSpeed4.0 vs Apache2.2 In My Eyes

I will start this post by saying that I have used Apache for more than 2 years in production environments and I am quite experienced at optimizing Apache to accomplish the goal at hand should it be handling thousands of connections simultaneously to serving dynamic web sites quickly and efficiently while minimizing the memory footprint….

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