Enable MySQL over SSL in PHP (PDO)

If you are using a MySQL server that does not live on the same server as your website or application you should strongly consider accessing your database over SSL to prevent any snooping of not only your data but also your database credentials. Of course, doing so is highly dependent on the developers of applications…

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How Do I See Outbound Connections From My Server?

Netstat to the rescue! First off, I’m going to assume you are using a Linux-based operating system on your server. While Windows servers also have a netstat tool, the arguments/options are all different (look for the link below for documentation). netstat The netstat tool will print network connection information and the output is highly customizable.…

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