The Get Windows 10 program (popularly referred to as GWX) was officially ended on July 29, 2016. This seemed to imply that the only legal way of upgrading to Windows 10 going forward was to buy it. This article explains how a free Windows 10 upgrade can still be done even though the GWX app has been removed from old Windows versions.
Locked out of your WordPress website? No worries. This article explains how a server administrator can either force reset a user’s WordPress password or create a new WordPress admin user with a brand new password. Database and FTP methods are described.
This WordPress Password Hash Generator uses the official WordPress hashing function wp_hash_password() behind the scenes. With this tool, you can convert a password to its hash code (or hash sum or checksum), which can then be used to set a new password directly in the WordPress MySQL database.
I remember having to terminate an entire Amazon EC2 instance because I somehow lost access to it via SSH. Well, looking back, termination really wasn’t necessary. Using the simple process described here, you can easily regain access to the AWS EC2 instance that you locked yourself out of.
My previous article on the subject of adding a swap file to an Amazon EC2 instance focused on adding the swap file to the instance storage (also known as ephemeral storage) that comes with certain Amazon EC2 instances. This article discusses how you can still leverage the concept of swap files even on “EBS only” Amazon EC2 instances.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) makes it very easy to expand EBS volumes. You just right-click on the volume, select modify, and enter the new, larger volume size. Done. To shrink Amazon EBS volumes, however, is a whole different matter – there is no way to do this directly using the AWS console. In this article, I describe a roundabout technique that I have often used to save some bucks in scenarios where I mistakenly over-allocated Amazon EBS when setting up EC2.