Tools: Pingdom Probe IPs

Pingdom helpfully offer a RSS feed of their monitoring nodes (https://www.pingdom.com/rss/probe_servers.xml) unfortunately, it’s messy, poorly constructed and not simple to extract a nice list of IPs out of so you can add them to your firewalls.

I created a simple script which extracts the IPs from this XML feed and present a list of IPs in both plain-text and HTML.

The output can easily be copied into the allow list in your firewall configuration and the list is updated real-time from Pingdom themselves!

Plain Text: https://scripts.dan.cloud/pingdom/probe_ips.php

HTML: https://scripts.dan.cloud/pingdom/probe_ips.php?html

HTML Output (in iframe):

Coming soon: WHMCS Scheduler

Often when running a web hosting business you find you want to make changes such as price or even configurations at a specific time, and sitting at the PC 24/7 isn’t always the best option.

I’ve been developing the “WHMCS Scheduler” which enables me to easily schedule database changes, which are then executed by minutely cron.

At the moment I am looking at having “Add” types, Domain Price change, Product Price change and “raw” db change.

The module isn’t quite ready for release yet as I am looking at making the add forms much prettier (as you can see it’s a quite ugly). I’m also looking to add a lot more features to enable web hosts to easily configure and manage changes, and making it all much more user-friendly.

Any comments on this, or suggestions PLEASE leave in the comments or contact me directly as it will all help make the first released version awesome. 🙂

VPS247 Server Module

This was my first public module for WHMCS, the VPS247 Module enables easy integration with the vps247.com VPS platform and enables complete control over the Virtual Machines to enables easy provisioning and management of your customers VMs.

This module includes a huge variety of features and really takes advantage of the VPS247 API, and even uses some not yet documented API functionality to provide an great tool for resellers and other hosts wishing to utilise the platform.

For more details please see WHMCSExtra.com

XDnet.co.uk

XDnet Web Services is one of my businesses, I developed the site, with some external support for minor graphical work.

The site includes numerous functionality and the billing/ordering/client system and also the blog has been integrated into the site design providing a consistent professional image throughout.

Hello DanRodgers.pro

Welcome to my new home on the web, DanRodgers.pro!

With a brand new domain and an awesome new design I hope this site can properly showcase my projects past and present, while providing a central hub for all things Dan.

I will be doing my best to keep the blog updated with the projects I am currently working on as well as details on new releases and some useful code snippets, scripts and other interesting stuff. Watch this space.

Dan

Caption Fixer – WordPress Plugin

Caption Fixer is a simple WordPress Plugin which removes the 10px margin which the WordPress Core automatically adds to [caption].

In the next release I will be adding the ability for the user to define a custom margin instead of simply removing it.

Check out the plugin in the WordPress repository – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/captionfixer/

If you find this plugin useful, why not Buy me a coffee?

Caption Fixer is a simple WordPress Plugin which removes the 10px margin which the WordPress Core automatically adds to image captions.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/captionfixer/

GoURLs WHMCS Module

The GoURLs WHMCS module enables web hosts to to easily setup and manage private URL shortners for their business website.

As more and more sites are implementing short urls to help them easily share their content on social media such as Twitter which imposes a character restriction ever character counts.

This module is designed to make management and implementation extremely easy and boasts a variety of features such as configurable redirect type, as well as easy to use sort & paging to make finding and managing existing URLs easy.

Read more about this module on WHMCSExtra.com, my site dedicated to my WHMCS modules and customisations.

Licensing Options:

Yearly Leased: £10/year

Owned License: £15 one-time

GeekTechBlog.com

GeekTechBlog.com is a Technology focused blog which covers Tech News, Gadgets, Reviews and general “Geek” interest items.

This project has required numerous skills such as managing advertising and sponsorship, content production, content sourcing and editorial duties.

CALM Charity

The website has been developed to help give the charity a better web presence and boost the charity image, as well as providing families with detailed information about events and much more.
Through this project I have also communicated with designers who created the initial design, a talented CSS author who I worked with to improve site design and cross browser compatibility. And developed an admin interface to allow the committee to easily update and manage the events, news and articles.

Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Movement (CALM)
http://calmcharity.org/