Server / Hosting
I asked my server host about the OpenSSL exploit and this is the response I received:

Hello Kirk,

I'm happy to say there's nothing you need to do. :) We actually became aware of this vulnerability the day it was announced around the first week of April, and had all of our servers patched within a week. I have personally checked your server and everything is patched and up to date. So, no worries there. Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions or concerns though.

April 24, 2014 7:50 pm
Ok, I have an update. On the upgraded test box I found out the local assets were being deleted eventually. They show up but disappear which is good. Now the only issue I need to figure out is why does phpfox decide to show a "noimage.png" sometimes if the local image doesn't exist.
April 13, 2014 1:34 pm
Originally posted by: vava

Do we have to get RDS with elasticbeanstalk?
So 100K users 15K active users at the same time, which plans recommended?

You don't have to use RDS with Elastic Beanstalk. You can always continue to run your DB tier on instances as one would with dedicated servers.

The AWS Free-Tier isn't going to be able to deliver the long-term performance you seek. the t1.micro just doesn't have the muscle to run all the kibbles & bits PHPFox needs.
I've been running on multiple m1.xlarge instances behind an Elastic Load-Balancer, with a few m1.xlarge RDS instances doing my DB stuffs. Still implementing memcache, but it does run very, very nice.

You cannot think about "cloud computing" with a price point in mind. You MUST consider the performance first, then deal with the price you'll have to pay to get there.
For development, the AWS Free-Tier does okay ... just don't throw a whole lot of traffic at it.
April 2, 2014 8:30 pm
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Well Murray, they are saying that you don't have "root" access to install ffmpeg so is impossible to install it.

Ask if they can install the script for you. You need install ffmpeg, mencoder, mplayer and flvtool2 to get the audio and video module working perfectly.

If they refuse the unique option is move to a different VPS provider, there are many good option.
April 1, 2014 12:21 pm
Originally posted by: Steve

I noticed with Arvixe u get more for your money when it comes to a VPS

That depends on what you consider "more for your money". With Arvixe you don't get the extra support that you get with PHPFox Solutions as it's not just hosting, its also the extra PHPFox specific knowledge and set up. So it's hard to compare basic hosting with full service that you get someplace like PHPFox Solutions.

I hosted at arvixe and hostgator and a few others. They don't know this script the way Coolwurkz and his team know it as they don't use it. Coolwurkz uses the script and has for a long time.

If you don't need the extra peace of mind that comes with this, then paying the small extra amount would not make sense if you only want basic hosting. You would need to read all of the benefits that you get with this and not just compare pricing. You would need to figure also the cost of having a PHPFox expert on your team to help if site issues happen.
March 30, 2014 10:45 pm
Figured I couldn't be the only one to run into this issue ...

PHPFox doesn't seem to have an option for TLS AUTH on SMTP yet.
To workaround this, I configured sendmail on the individual instances to use TLS & SES.
Now my mail is handled by SES after the local MTA forwards. Haven't had a single problem with SES thus far (after figuring out the TLS AUTH thing).

Blacklisted? Are you sure??
Did you setup DKIM for SES? Did you switch your account from sandbox to production?
There is an option to setup Domain Key Internet Messaging which signs each e-mail based on your DKIM key(s). Once DKIM is setup, you should be automagically white listed in most SPAM filtering technologies?

I haven't tried the method Neo mentions. If that works, we'll owe Neo warm fuzzies & hugs galore!! To say nothing of a refreshingly cooled beverage!!
The method Robert mentioned may work, but beware of core edits!!! Once you go down this path, you may loose support access!

TLS AUTH for SMTP connections should be a feature request/enhancement.
I would be surprised if other cloud technology providers do e-mail any differently (i.e. require TLS AUTH for SMTP). Haven't checked Azure/Microsoft or Google Compute Engine/Application Services. Don't recall if Rackspace's cloud required this when I was using Rackspace cloud still?? I don't seem to think TLS was an issue? That was a few years ago already though ... so?

I was able to locate some documentation on this topic that you may find helpful? I did!

Integrating SES with Sendmail

Integrating SES with Postfix

Integrating SES with Exim

For MTA software that lacks TLS support, there is a method to setup a TLS tunnel as well?

A blog I found that has step-by-step process. Discusses configuring TLS AUTH for Postfix/SES on RedHat
March 30, 2014 12:09 pm
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Sometimes is in /usr/lib/

You can find it using the following command on ssh: php --ini
March 28, 2014 12:34 am
My Expiring url is set to 60s but after a minute, if i refresh the page a have no longer access to the photos in feed. If i click the little blank space (that should display to photo), it opens the photo in the theater. To see the photo in the feed again i have to clean the cache. So my question is: Which and where do i set to not cache itens (like photo or file in cdn).

March 21, 2014 8:36 pm
another sample:

It would make the web load much faster if we can host static files like css, java script and images on goole drive. Do you think so ?
one more example;

It would be nice if we can do these:
_ Authorize FOX CDN to upload files to google drive.
_ Able to upload css, java scripts ( most static files ) to google drive.
_ Admins settings must allow admins to enter separated subdomain urls to point to these folders on google drive ( short url purpose ).
March 17, 2014 10:56 pm
If just for showing some potential partners just get a very optimized 512mb VPS (SSD recommended), will cost you around $5-$20, that is if you don't have many members yet. Like Drastic said save your money, then if the partners like it explain it very well that when it grow you will need a bigger server. They will understand it.
March 15, 2014 5:36 pm
This isn't easy to find on the PHPFox site ... first of all some required reading.
how to enable load-balancer
how to enable memcached
how to enable MySQL replication

Aside from what I've linked above, I've not found anything SOLID that says how the load-balanced stuff works. I gather its pretty similar in configuration to the memcached & mysql slave stuff, which I've gotten running successfully.

I'd really like to know more about how this portion of PHPFox works, but so far I'm not finding the stuff I'm after in the forums or KB.
March 11, 2014 2:53 pm