Migrate a DigitalOcean WordPress Droplet in under 5 Minutes

Posted on 24th March 2018

This tutorial will guide you through how to backup, rebuild a DigitalOcean droplet, setup SSL encryption and restore a WordPress site in under 5 minutes…

Monitor a DigitalOcean LAMP Stack in Minutes with Dynatrace

Posted on 17th March 2018

A Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) Stack is possibly one of the most widely used software stacks on the planet. Spin it up with DigitalOcean. Monitor it with automatically with Dynatrace OneAgent…

Apache Reverse Proxy Setup

Posted on 27th January 2018

I was recently asked to configure a reverse proxy server. It was a stepping stone to a further goal but I hadn’t actually configured one before. Whenever I haven’t attempted something before, I always try and keep a record of what I try so that I know what works & crucially what doesn’t. So here’s my config, dear reader. I hope it helps you!

Version Controlled and Automated Synthetic Scripts

Posted on 28th October 2017

If only there was a way to version control and automate the creation and deployment of Dynatrace Synthetic scripts. Well, I’ve got good news for you…

Access any Deactivated Facebook Account without a Password

Posted on 4th August 2017

It turns out that Facebook want to maintain your data custom so badly that they’ll even invite you to login without needing your password! Let me explain…

AppMon 7 – Automated User Data Scripts

Posted on 22nd July 2017

I often find myself needing to quickly create AppMon setups in AWS for POCs and demos, so I built myself a big green go button in the form of some user data scripts.

AppMon 7.0 – Web Dashboards and JavaScript

Posted on 19th July 2017

One of the coolest features of AppMon 7.0 is the ability to add custom JS and CSS to your dashboards. Let’s see what’s possible…

SLA Management – Keeping 3rd Parties Honest

Posted on 11th April 2017

Comprehensive SLA management and tracking is absolutely critical to the success of a project. In this post I’ll investigate how Dynatrace AppMon can keep all your third parties honest.

Dynatrace Basics: Business Transactions

Posted on 5th April 2017

As a follow up to the previous Creating Measures tutorial, let’s introduce another key Dynatrace Application Monitoring (AppMon) concept: Business Transactions.

Dynatrace Apache Solr Monitoring in Minutes

Posted on 31st March 2017

Having Apache Solr performance issues or just want to make sure it keeps running like a dream? Let’s get your Solr instances monitored in minutes with Dynatrace Application Monitoring. I promise, this will take less than 15 minutes.