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Adminer Bundled For Easy MySQL Management

September 10, 2020

The very lightweight Adminer script is now included by default in all SlickStack installations, hosted as a single adminer.php file under the /var/www/meta/ directory.

This “hidden file” approach means a cleaner public web root, and less room for attacks and exploits. It uses the Nginx alias feature to point requests to example.com/adminer to the /var/www/meta/adminer.php file without frontend users even realizing it.

We have been testing this feature for the past several weeks with great success, and it is not also linked in the SlickStack drop-down menu in WP Admin Dashboard.

The benefit of Adminer vs. phpMyAdmin are numerous but the main reason we chose it is because it is so lightweight — merely a single PHP file. Unlike phpmyadmin it does not require any Ubuntu packages to be installed, nor any configuration either. It simply works out-of-the-box as a PHP file accessed from the server frontend, without any security drawbacks too.

SlickStack hopes to eventually become a sponsor of the Adminer project if possible, as we have relied on it and recommended it for many years!

MailChimp Banned Over Censorship Concerns

Starting immediately, SlickStack has begun warning WordPress sites that have MailChimp software installed that we will begin banning it by default at some point in the near future. (Note: users are always free to install their own plugin blacklist.txt file, instead of using the default one.) This is in accordance with our official goals of […]

How we maintain both HTTP and HTTPS mirrors

GitHub Pages is an awesome feature that came out a few years ago on GitHub to allow for basic, static-file HTML websites to be hosted free of charge on GitHub. It can be a bit confusing to understand in the beginning, because you must connect one of your repos to be used for a given […]

Native Staging Sites (Optional) In Subdirectory

For the past several weeks, SlickStack has been testing our new Staging Site feature and it is now live on all SlickStack installations. If you use another staging service or simply don’t use staging at all and wish to disable staging sites, simply change your ss-config options to be STAGING_SITE=”false” and it will later remove […]