Instructions on how to set time_zone Session Parameter with RDS

After much search and finding refrences like these that deem this impossible, even by AWS support, we have figured out how to set the default time zone for every session. The reason AWS doesn’t support this is because it messes with the Replication/Multi-AZ and other aspects of the proprietor MySQL architecture on RDS. Amazon RDS … Continued

Amazon CloudFront Now Support Configurable Default TTL and Max TTL

Amazon CloudFront now allows you to set two new values, a Default TTL (Time To Live) and a Max time-to-live, so that you can control how long CloudFront caches your objects in each CDN node. This dramatically increases your control over the cache duration which previously only allowed you to set the Minimum TTL. Learn more about setting cascading cache rules for … Continued

Your website must be mobile friendly by tomorrow!

Google has just changed their search algorithm and how it will be ranking websites. Starting today the websites that are not either responsive, or have an alternative mobile website version that displays by identifying mobile devices, will be penalized in their SEO ranking, the mobile-friendly websites equipped with big fonts and big clickable elements and set Viewports, responsive … Continued

Mod Security & Amazon Cloud Front Problems

Misuse of CloudFront by hackers can get your CDN blocked by your server, this can be a problem. Unfortunately for security reasons you do not want to allow CloudFront to by pass mod security, as this can be exploited by Mod Security: # lfd: (mod_security) mod_security (id:210410) triggered by (US/United States/ 5 in … Continued

Comodo Web Application Firewall – Modsecurity Vendor Rules For cPanel/WHM

ColumbusSoft’s Free collection of multiple 3rd-Party and customer ModSecurity rule sets to add additional security with extra attention to WordPress, WHMCS, Joomla, Prestashop and etc. In this release we have included the Comodo Web Application Firewall, a set of Free ModSecurity Rules from Comodo that provides powerful, real-time protection for your web applications, this is while cPanel/WHM has launched … Continued

Amazon Route 53 Changing Health Checking IP Ranges

If you’re using Route 53 health checks, you must ensure that your router and firewall rules allow inbound traffic from the IP addresses used by Route 53’s health checkers, so that Route 53 can access the endpoints that you specify in your health checks. As we have explained earlier in our forum post [ … Continued

AWS SDK Loader Module For Prestashop

We have finished the first version of the Prestashop Module to load the AWS SDK Loader. The purpose of this module is to allow developers and site owners to use and develop custom scripts and modules that work with the Amazon Web Services PHP SDK, with the separation of concerns and preventing conflict between multiple modules … Continued

Live Chat Bar – Chrome Plugin

We have developed the Google Chrome plugin for our live chat bar software, that can be accessed here: We are getting very close to finishing the Live Chat Bar Software as a Service. You can view more details on our Live Chat Bar website: This software will show you every visitor that comes to your website instantly … Continued

PrestaShop Amazon Web Services Module

ColumbusSoft has submitted the PrestaShop Amazon Web Services Module to the Official PrestShop Addons site. This Module will allow you to load the AWS SDK for PHP, to be used by other modules or custom scripts without any conflicts as a result of each loading the SDK separately. Once enabled, you can access the AWS SDK … Continued

ColumbusSoft Version 3 Released!

We have updated our entire site, as web developers we like to stay on top of the technology, now we have changed our entire website and dashboard from bootstrap 2 to bootstrap 3, and we also added this blog! Let us know what you think!