How I debugged a pesky Apache 503 error

A 503 service unavailable error simply means that the server was temporarily unable to handle the request for the website. This was happening to a webhook sent by a payment gateway Cashfree.com (after any payment that was collected) that was being refused by my server and given this error. I found out about this error […]

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NRPE service not launched at startup of server

My LDAP server has a Nagios NRPE client service that reports the performance of the server to the host Nagios server. The services were reporting as errors on the Nagios console. So I had to debug the issue. First, I searched Google for this but everything I tried did not help. basically I tried adding […]

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Plugin common to WordPress and Moodle Platforms

Sometimes you may want to have a plugin that works in both a WordPress and Moodle environments. I had a requirement for a plugin that implemented the client for a payment gateway API. In WordPress I needed this as a plugin to enhance WooCommerce for reconciling bank transfer payments against orders. In Moodle I needed […]

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Adding Chemistry editor to Atto

It is very easy to add a chemistry editor plugin to the Atto editor. There are 2 apects to this: Adding the capability to render chemical equations An editor capable of making this rendering accessible to user without remembering intricate syntax The 1st item is easily taken care of by enabling additional capabilities of the […]

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Getting xdebug to work with Netbeans using WampServer

I plan to use Netbeans IDE for my Moodle and WordPress PHP development. Netbeans is free, works on WAMP and is highly rated. Installation of WampServer is a bit tricky as you must absolutely follow the installation instructions to get it to work. Installation of Netbeans is straightforward. My environment is as follows: Windows 10 […]

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