Tons of Pre-installed #EC2 cloud Server on @Windows with Charming Tech Support http://charming.co.il/aws-marketplace

AWS Windows Servers - Charming AWS Marketplace

Here is something really interesting! Our present Startup project is very running. We have several clients already. We need 1000 Subscribers to our One Click Charming Servers on the AWS Marketplace. The next time you need a server, It is very likely that I have already installed the Open Source software that you need. Unless you love system Administration, like I do, you will need to hire a Cloud Guru to do such quality installations. Then the guy won’t give you support. My Cloud Images include full Charming Technical Support , They are install in Windows so that ANYONE can manage them. Israeli companies can get an office visit or 2 for free. Go to http://charming.co.il/aws-marketplace to install great servers.

AWS Windows Servers - Charming AWS Marketplace
AWS Windows Servers – Charming AWS Marketplace
Charming Technical Support goes with our Cloud Servers designed with Small Business in Mind. charming.co.il/aws-marketplace Charming the Chaos out of your cloud.

Top 5 #opensource web servers  http://charmingcloud.net/shop/

Below is a link to a great list of Opensource Web Servers.

Open source powers much of the web. In this article, learn more about the five most popular open source web servers and how each can be used.

Source: Top 5 open source web servers | Opensource.com

Charming Technical Support goes with our Cloud Servers designed with Small Business in Mind. charming.co.il/aws-marketplace Charming the Chaos out of your cloud.

Make America Kittens Again: Chrome extension replaces Trump with kittens – Business Insider

I am not a kitten fan, but need a nice replacement for the fake Orange Coif who will be leading us for a while. I install “Make America Kitten Again” so that I can have a giggle.

A Google Chrome extension called “Make America Kittens Again” changes photos of Donald Trump to pictures of adorable kittens.

Source: Make America Kittens Again: Chrome extension replaces Trump with kittens – Business Insider

 How to Detect and Stop Referrer Spam

I am trying to promote sales and traffic for my new Cloud Server Biz http://charmingcloud.net/shop/  . SEO wasn’t as important to me for previous endeavours. I plan to fight the referrer spam and hope that it wont waste valuable assets and time. For a small biz like mine Referrer spam has skewed my stats so much that I stopped using Google Analytics for years. I switched to WordPress Jetpack. However, now the crappy spammers are invading that space too.

Check out the link below for a nice summary and solutions to Referrer Spam .

Learn how to detect and stop referrer spam on your website by investigating Google Analytics, Jetpack, website performance, and system logs.

Source:  How to Detect and Stop Referrer Spam

But who are using cloud services?  For marketing purposes ? Roundup Of Cloud Computing Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2016

Morgan Stanley predicts Microsoft cloud products will be 30% of revenue by 2018. In 2015, Amazon Web Services (AWS) generated $7.88B in revenue with Q4 2015, up 69% over last year. Worldwide spending on public cloud services will grow at a 19.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from nearly $70B in 2015 […]

Source: Roundup Of Cloud Computing Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2016

Recommended Network ACL Rules for Your #VPC – @Amazon Virtual Private Cloud – Be sure to use correct Region

Use NACL on AWS VPC as a firewall
Use NACL on AWS VPC as a firewall
Use NACL on AWS VPC as a firewall

Easy way to block simple attacks from a single IP address or a a few on the same network.

Until I automate the a block script, I did this manually, but first I was connected to the wrong region. There are really intelligent hacks, then there are medium intelegence hacks, and there are just jerk brute stupid break-ins with Password dictionary. Tonights “hijack CharmingSteve’s mail server” got blocked by the mail server but still used sys resources and sent me an annoying email reporting the incident for all of the dozens of attempts. So I manually blocked the IP address. in the Nacl security settings under VPC. The NACL requires cidr  range. Even for one IP address you need to the math, while under DDOS attack. Simply plug it into the following URL. http://www.ipaddressguide.com/cidr#range  The rule you add must be a lower number than the existing allow everything rule.

The next step is adding a script that writes directly to NACL from Fail2ban.

Use the network ACL rules we recommend to provide an additional layer of security for your subnets.

Source: Recommended Network ACL Rules for Your VPC – Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

47 ways to Use @Moodle to #Support #Learning – Preinstalled on @Windows #Edtech #MOOC

Moodle Server on Windows

Teachers, Professors and Businessmen should use Moodle for whatever you need to teach. No License, no Limit. Installed on a Windows Server in the Amazon AWS Cloud.

Charming Moodle Server on Amazon EC2

Moodle Server on Windows 2012 SVR R2 from Charming

 

48 interesting ways to use Moodle in the classroom. Click to see the slide show, I got great ideas from it.

Source: 47 ways to Use Moodle to Support Learning – Google Slides

 

 48 interesting ways to use Moodle in the classroom

Source: 47 ways to Use Moodle to Support Learning – Google Slides

Nano Server: Deploying PHP 7.0.6 on Internet Information Services (IIS) Web Server – #staytuned @docker

Start With dockerfile

FROM microsoft/nanoserver

ADD https://az880830.vo.msecnd.net/nanoserver-ga-2016/Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package_base_10-0-14393-0.cab /install/Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package_base_10-0-14393-0.cab
ADD https://az880830.vo.msecnd.net/nanoserver-ga-2016/Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package_English_10-0-14393-0.cab /install/Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package_English_10-0-14393-0.cab

#ADD ServiceMonitor.exe /ServiceMonitor.exe

RUN dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:c:\install\Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package_base_10-0-14393-0.cab & \
dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:c:\install\Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package_English_10-0-14393-0.cab & \
dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:c:\install\Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package_base_10-0-14393-0.cab & \
rd /s /q c:\install
RUN powershell -NoProfile -Command \
Import-module IISAdministration; \
New-IISSite -Name “Site” -PhysicalPath C:\inetpub\wwwroot -BindingInformation “*:80:”

expose 80

#ENTRYPOINT [“C:\\ServiceMonitor.exe”, “w3svc”]

Later RUN –

docker run -i -t -p 80:80 charmingsteve/iis-no-mon powershell

aadd servicemonitor after

https://github.com/microsoft/iis-docker

https://hub.docker.com/r/microsoft/iis/

Technical articles, content and resources for IT Professionals working in Microsoft technologies

Source: Nano Server: Deploying PHP 7.0.6 on Internet Information Services (IIS) Web Server – TechNet Articles – United States (English) – TechNet Wiki

iis-docker/Dockerfile at master · Microsoft/iis-docker

I will follow this docker and add to it the stuff it needs to run php, Then I will be FLYING! I had issues editing the image that is LIVE at docker hub. https://hub.docker.com/r/microsoft/iis/

iis-docker – Dockerfile for IIS

FROM microsoft/nanoserver

ADD https://az880830.vo.msecnd.net/nanoserver-ga-2016/Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package_base_10-0-14393-0.cab /install/Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package_base_10-0-14393-0.cab
ADD https://az880830.vo.msecnd.net/nanoserver-ga-2016/Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package_English_10-0-14393-0.cab /install/Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package_English_10-0-14393-0.cab
ADD ServiceMonitor.exe /ServiceMonitor.exe

RUN dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:c:\install\Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package_base_10-0-14393-0.cab & \
    dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:c:\install\Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package_English_10-0-14393-0.cab & \
    dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:c:\install\Microsoft-NanoServer-IIS-Package_base_10-0-14393-0.cab & \
    rd /s /q c:\install

ENTRYPOINT ["C:\\ServiceMonitor.exe", "w3svc"]

Source: iis-docker/Dockerfile at master · Microsoft/iis-docker

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CIDR Utility Tool | IP Address Guide – use this to put the correct net that you want to block in your Firewall

When mega stressed about DDOS jerks, this page is really helpful to tell you what number to block in your firewall. in AWS out it in https://console.aws.amazon.com/vpc/

CIDR calculator
CIDR Calculator


 

 

CIDRCIDR is the short for Classless Inter-Domain Routing, an IP addressing scheme that replaces the older system based on classes A, B, and C. A single IP address can be used to designate many unique IP addresses with CIDR. A CIDR IP address looks like a normal IP address except that it ends with a slash followed by a number, called the IP network prefix. CIDR addresses reduce the size of routing tables and make more IP addresses available within organizations

Source: CIDR Utility Tool | IP Address Guide