Recently did some server maintenance, which I think I’m going to write some posts about if for no other reason then to help me remember if I need to do it in the future. Digitalocean is a great webhost, but they don’t configure swap files by default, which was both a good and bad thing. Bad because mysql ran into memory issues on one of my sites, but good because I learned some more about how swap files work.
Just a quick post, before I forget everything: We had an issue with one of the wordpress installs mishandling images, for instance if you went to add a photo from your media library it would put src”” in the post/page, but the images and thumbnails themselves still existed and could be pulled up directly. After the standard “check the theme, plugins, wordpress files, server settings” I came across a small comment about checking the database which never even occurred to me because the wordpress in question isn’t all that complex or big. Lo and behold, after running and repair and Continue reading