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Greetings from HejazUltra.org running club

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by fablab, May 23, 2020.

  1. fablab

    fablab New Member

    May 23, 2020
    Local Time:
    12:38 AM
    Good morning everyone!
    I started using Wordpress on CentMinMod 4 weeks ago... very impressed.
    HejazUltra is an Ultra Marathons ( more than 42.2km/26.2miles ) not for profit club.
    I am French. the club is based in Jeddah.

    I have 1 question + wanted to share a (useful?) tip about Cloudflare. I can start a separate thread if needed.

    Q: I see calling centmin does some yum & self-update. This is great. Somehow I missed the GA of php7.4.6 ( when I installed it was 7.4.5). Is there a way to get notified of php or mariadb upgrades when we run centmin? so that I can call the menu 5 to run the php upgrade? It would enhance greatly the security to be proactively informed, especially when CVE's are involved, not just functional improvements.

    Tip: as suggested here, I started using CloudFlare as a DNS & CDN. this is all well and good. looking at my nginx log, I then noticed that all the WP-CRON were now routed
    out-and-back via CloudFlare from my server to my server. nothing wrong with that. - - [23/May/2020:11:11:26 +0300] "POST /wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=xxxxxxxx
    ( being one of CloudFlare IP )
    To keep local traffic local, I added an entry with my real public IP in /etc/hosts hejazultra.org
    restarted and voila . WP-CRON traffic wasn't going to CloudFlare anymore.
    I hope that can help someone.
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Local Time:
    7:38 AM
    Nginx 1.19.x
    MariaDB 5.5/10.x
    welcome @fablab to Centmin Mod Community. There's 6 steps to learning more about Centmin Mod ;) And to modifying config files and manage services more quickly, check out Centmin Mod Command Shortcuts.

    For php updates you can ask in Install & Upgrades or Pre-Install Questions and see optional DMOTD_PHPCHECK='y' in persistent config file /etc/centminmod/custom_config.inc you can enable Beta Branch - add optional PHP version check in 123.09beta01. And also Upgrade - Nginx - Insight Guide - How To Keep Informed Of Centmin Mod Related Updates which is mentioned below too.

    For cloudflare ask in Domains, DNS, Email & SSL Certificates

    Might also be interested in reading up on latest LEMP stack comparison benchmarks tagged here.

    You might want to try the 123.09beta01 build as it will be next stable release and well has alot of improvements if you check 2nd post change log at Beta Branch - Centmin Mod .09 beta branch Testing. And you can share your initial install times here.

    Threads you might want to participate in ;)

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