Category Archives: Admin

Accessing IMAP/SMTP via HTTPS Proxy

In some places Internet access is available only via proxy, which in practice means that you are limited to HTTP and HTTPS protocols only.  But if you have  external email accounts like Gmail,  this is bit limiting, because you cannot access your email via IMAP protocol from your  email client.

However there can be a solution –  if proxy support HTTPS protocol, it means also that it supports CONNECT method that  tunnels a connection to remote server unchanged.  This method could be used to tunnel any protocol, so basically  it could tunnel also IMAP ( and SMTP for outgoing email). Continue reading Accessing IMAP/SMTP via HTTPS Proxy

Backing Up WP

When I was starting this site I was looking for a reliable solution to backup the site. I have been looking bit around and found this excellent plugin for WordPress:
BackWPup

This plugin is absolutely awesome, with many features, just mentioning few key ones:

  • You can create backup job, where you can define what tables and what files will be backed up – thus you can basically backup all site, or selectively just critical data
  • You can store backup file to many locations: locally, to remote server or to many popular cloud services (Amazon S3, DropBox …) – so the backup  available even when site is completely down.
  • You can schedule backups with any periodicity  (cron like scheduler) – you can also  run it manually
  • It works well even in limited hosting environments