I just finished a small, simple, yet interesting script for detecting whether code is base64 and encoding or decoding it based on the result. Let's be honest, PHP made it super easy for me with the base64_encode() and base64_decode() functions. I just wrapped it up in what I think is a pretty handy little tool that I know at least one person will get some use out of!
Try it out: Base64 Converter
Just a quick note to share a site I found that comes in handy when needing to debug web troubles. You can use the site to handily view HTTP request and HTTP response headers to see exactly what's going on behind the scenes.
To be totally honest, I’ll probably end up creating my own site for this because I like to build things out for the fun of it.
I just wanted to quickly share a nice tool that I use all of the time when transferring sites to different servers or just changing DNS entries. Sometimes it's hard to tell how long or if the DNS for your domain has updated in other regions in the world. In this case, I use WhatsMyDns.net. It's a neat tool that allows you to look up the current DNS listing for common entries (I really only ever need to use A or CNAME) in quite a few servers located around the world. Since DNS propagates differently by geographic region, this tool is a very good overview as to how users are accessing your site.
Also, if you're like me and constantly need to check your IP address and don't want to always search google for "whats is my ip", I'd recommend you bookmark whats my info, a simple, non-bloated site that gives you what just you're looking for.
Here's a quick command I learned that shows information about the current requests Apache (httpd) is handling:
This is a simple command I just learned to show the number of running processes for Apache:
ps aux ww | grep httpd | wc -l