Category: Tech Talks

Transitioning to Amazon S3 + CloudFront Media Delivery

Observe the above image. This might appear to be an ordinary GUNPLA picture, but notice the URL it’s coming from (media.kazumi.blog)… Yup, after a (whole night’s) preparation and work, the blog is finally using the Amazon S3 for media storage. From now on all pictures (and potentially videos) will be stored in Amazon S3 and…


WordPress Database Constantly Crashing? XML-RPC Attacks Likely to Blame

TL;DR If your WordPress installation has been running fine for a long time and suddenly seeing DB errors such as “Error connecting to database”, your website might be a victim of XML-RPC attacks. Usually assailants can just utilize brute force attacks and bring down the website. You can simply disable XML-RPC features to stop such…