Increase the timeout for Windows services if they fail to start

Sometimes Windows services fail to start due to a 30000 timeout: The timeout (30000 ms) was reached when attempting to connect to the Windows service.The timeout (30000 ms) was reached when attempting to connect to the Windows service. You need to increase the timeout value for the service startup in the Windows registry: 1) Open […]

Can’t start Workstation service on Windows (Error 1075)

If you have problems starting the Workstation service (LanmanWorkstation) or Server service (LanmanServer) and you get error 1075, for example: “Could not start the Server service on Local Computer. Error 1075 the dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.” Then there are problems on the dependant services. Here is the solution […]

Monitor Changes on Web Pages with Visualping

Today I found a cool web service name that can help you monitor changes on web pages and get notifications via email when something changes (you can select the area to monitor!). I’ve used it to monitor Amazon prices and it worked perfectly. You can use it to monitor price changes, seasonal promos, web […]

Rest Winsock, Firewall, IP Address, Network on Windows

Useful commands to reset network settings and Internet connections on Windows 7, 8, 10. With these commands you can reset winsock, Windows Firewall rules, IP address (renew), network settings and winhttp proxy. To run these commands you need to open Command Prompt (cmd.exe) as Administrator: Win+X > Command Prompt (Administrator) Here are the commands to […]

Free Website Uptime Monitoring with Uptime Robot

Uptime Robot is a must-have web service that helps keep your website up by monitoring the website uptime. It has a free plan that allows you to do 50 monitors checked every 5 minutes, moreover you can have also a custom web page to show your teammates or visitors the website uptime stats, here is […]

Disable Affiliate Links (VGLNK) on Disqus

Disqus is the internet’s favorite comment plug-in that helps publishers increase engagement and build loyal audiences. It is free and is used by million of websites. However, recently we noticed an issue with their “Affiliate Links” option that was causing any text similar to a domain name (i.e to be hyperlinked with this HTML […]


This is a quick post about Content-Security-Policy-Report-Only: Content-Security-Policy-Report-Only: default-src https: data: blob: ‘unsafe-inline’ ‘unsafe-eval’; report-uri /_cspContent-Security-Policy-Report-Only: default-src https: data: blob: ‘unsafe-inline’ ‘unsafe-eval’; report-uri /_csp Taken from HTTP headers of To implement it with Nginx use add_header like this: add_header Content-Security-Policy-Report-Only "default-src https: data: blob: ‘unsafe-inline’ ‘unsafe-eval’; report-uri /_csp";add_header Content-Security-Policy-Report-Only "default-src https: data: blob: ‘unsafe-inline’ […]

Change DNS Servers via Commandline on Windows

Change IPv4 and IPv6 DNS servers via Windows Command Prompt on Windows: For Windows Vista and higher (requires Admin rights) Set IPv6 Primary DNS: netsh int ipv6 set dns name="Local Area Network" static 2001:4860:4860::8888 primary validate=nonetsh int ipv6 set dns name="Local Area Network" static 2001:4860:4860::8888 primary validate=no Set IPv6 Secondary DNS: netsh int ipv6 add […]

Run PHP script every 10 minutes with Crontab

Do you need to run a PHP script every 10 minutes with crontab? Here is an example line you can add to /etc/crontab: # Run this PHP script every 10 minutes */10 * * * * user cd /var/sites/; php -f script.php >/dev/null 2>&1 &# Run this PHP script every 10 minutes */10 * * […]

Move MySQL Database with /etc/mysql/debian.cnf

When you move MySQL databases from datadir /var/lib/mysql/ to another server, remember to also copy the file /etc/mysql/debian.cnf to the new server, it contains the password used to connect to MySQL server via command-line. Very important if you use automated backups. Just a quick tutorial to move a MySQL database: 1) Stop MySQL server: /etc/init.d/mysql […]