Moving IMAP emails offline to save web space

I find that a lot of space taken up on clients’ hosting accounts is from emails, usually emails many years old.

One easy way to save much of the space is to archive the emails in offline folders after a period of time. You only need to do this for your main device if multiple devices use the same account.

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Bulk update your code to run with PHP 7.0+

Migrating from PHP 5.x to PHP 7.x is a hassle when youre dealing with a large website or multiple websites on a server. So, Ive made some improvements to an existing a shell script to recursively modify directories of PHP pages that load in 4 or 5 but will no longer run in PHP 7.

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Migrating from Office 365 or Yahoo! Mail to cPanel using IMAPSync

This was considerably harder than I thought and there is very little online about migrating away from Office 365 to cPanel. This guide makes things much simpler, saving time looking up the relevant arguments and avoiding the mismatches with the names of the main IMAP folders.  You’ll need a copy of the free software: IMAPSync – used to synchronise emails to and from one server to another.

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Stop all WHOIS email spam

Finding that a lot of spammers are grabbing your publicly listed WHOIS email address – sending spam about marketing, web development and fake renewal invoices? Perhaps you don’t want to pay $5+ a year for WHOIS privacy per domain to avoid the spam?

Well, there’s a simple way to stop all of that for free…

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Installing Varnish Cache on a cPanel Server

I’ve recently added Varnish Cache to my server with cPanel installed. Varnish Caching is now installed server-wide. It acts as an invisible intermediary between clients and the server and delivers some major speed improvements, noticeably to Magento and Drupal websites.

The Varnish install script created by Shubham Mathur worked very well but it currently doesn’t consider additional IPs. Also, you’ll need something to amend the $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] server variable to show the client’s IP address and not the server’s.

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