Dmitry Leskov

Protecting Downloads From Hotlinking – The Soft Way

An Apache URL rewrite trick to protect large downloadable files from hotlinking. Even though some PHP or CGI scripting is required the files remain served directly by Apache and the properly registered visitors are not affected.

Backporting PHP 5.3.5 from Ubuntu 11.04

This is just a quick notice that the instructions for backporting PHP 5.3.3 from Ubuntu 10.10 to 10.04 LTS also seem to be working for PHP 5.3.5, found in just released Ubuntu 11.04.

Backporting PHP 5.3.3 from Ubuntu 10.10 to 10.04 LTS

Inspired by my desire to run PHP-FPM on the latest LTS release of Ubuntu, this post describes the available options and provides step-by-step backporting instructions for PHP 5.3.3 included in Ubuntu 10.10.

Apache 2.2 cannot load php5apache2_2.dll – Problem Solved

Finding possible causes of “Apache 2.2 cannot load php5apache2_2.dll” after PHP upgrade.