Category Archives: Linux

How to view memory usage on linux?

On linux you can use different tools like the top command to view the memory usage of all processes.

This topĀ command has different options bound to the keyboard.
Here are some:

To change the sort to Memory, you can press shift M
to change the process scaling you can press small “e
to hange for the global view you can press shifte

How to force linux (debian) to install a deb package file?

As debian didn’t have the most recent version of a project im using and they took ages to add it, i wanted to install the new version, but debian stopped me and told me that other packages are depending on this. (Well it was a compiler and those packages where sourcecode packs and it was a point release… so who cares…)

There is an option in linux to force the install of a .deb file. Continue reading

What if WordPress wp-cron isn’t working?

WordPress and many of its plugins need to wake up and do some work for example to shedule posts, maintenance, refresh caching and so on.
Normally it does this while a visitor or searchengine requests a page and this slows down this user or searchengine which leads to suboptimal expirience or downgrades on the ranking.

So many people disable this behavior and run a linux sheduler (cronjob) to call the wp-cron.php file by themself over HTTP. Continue reading

How to force HTTPS on plesk so it enables HTTP2

Google is punishing HTTP1.1 pages and sites with no SSL in its search results and now also in chrome. Telling the users that this page is unsafe.
To enable the faster, more secure protocol in the most recent plesk, you need to install a Free LetsEncrypt SSL certificate in plesk.
Then do these stepps in your plesk panel under “apache & plesk settings”:
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