QNAP NAS + InfiniteWP

infiniteIf you are using a QNAP NAS at home and also managing a lot of WordPress sites, one of the best things you sick on it is a copy of InfiniteWP .  If you don’t know what InfiniteWP does, you should check it out.

Anyway after you follow these easy steps.

  1. Enable Web Server on your NAS
  2. Get your download link from InfiniteWP
  3. Install as per instructions

You will get to the stage where you need to setup a CRON Job so InfiniteWP can notify you of any future updates to your managed sites core files or plugins.   To setup a CRON on your NAS you must…

  1. Edit /etc/config/crontab and add your custom entry.
  2. Run ‘crontab /etc/config/crontab’ to load the changes.

    Your InfiniteWP Admin will ask you to add a command

    php -q -d safe_mode=Off /share/MD0_DATA/Web/iwp/cron.php >/dev/null 2>&1
    
    Instead you will add
    
    /mnt/ext/opt/apache/bin/php -q -d safe_mode=Off /share/MD0_DATA/Web/iwp/cron.php >/dev/null 2>&1
  3. Restart cron, i.e. ‘/etc/init.d/crond.sh restart’

This is because on the QNAP install PHP is not in its typical path..  I am sure there are smarter ways to achieve this but that’s how I did it.  With a small purchase of some addons for infiniteWP you can now start using your home NAS to not only “one-click” update all your WordPress powered sites but you can start taking sheduled backups remotely to your own server – and even replicate from there to a new host if the shit hits the fan.

Three great companies products right here in one post.. get on board.  QNAP, WordPress and InfiniteWP!

Ember Media Manager

If you have alot of backed up media sitting on your computer and want to get it all organised and ready for future media center platforms > see xbmc or boxee/D-link Boxee Then you should give EMM a try….

Ember Media Manager (aka EMM or Ember) is an open source movie and TV Show collections management tool which initially has been created to use with XBMC, but it contains YAMJ generic viagra price specific options, moreover it should virtually support most of the other media center application out there

I have finally dumped the idea of using my Xbox 360 for a media player due to the following reasons

  • Windows Media Center sucks balls
  • Windows Media Center sucks balls
  • Windows Media Center sucks balls
  • My Xbox 360 cialis buy online Red Ringed…!

Depending on how organised you have been in the past with all your backups, this may take a decent amount of time but the automatic scrapers……..

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