cPanel & WHM in Virtual Machine Manager on Synology

WARNING- You require a whole bunch of stuff to make this work, including a Public IP address on your VM. Read the requirements carefully to make sure you can meet all of them! There isn’t anything here that you can’t find elsewhere, but as usual I found...

Synology Ironwolf Health Status

This post was brought about by a really odd case we had in our network. We run a Synology DS1817+ for backups. It’s ideal for the job- loads of drive slots, can take a 10Gb-e card, and up to 16GB RAM. And in RAID 6 with 10TB drives it will have nearly 60TB of...

State of The Mac 2019- Updated October 2019

We like Macs, but there are some er, less desirable models in the line up- so If you’re buying a new Mac this year, what specs to recommend? This post was originally written in March 2017, and since then Apple has updated many of the models- I have updated each of the...

Fanvil PA2 Setup for 3CX

This is just a quick set of notes to document things that I found difficult when doing this setup. With a lot of products you can simply use Google, but I found here that yes, I was the only person on the planet dealing with these issues. The Fanvil PA2 is a beast of...

How to Access Webmail

For cpanel based accounts, there is a specific method to access your webmail. You need to know how to do this so you can set your preferences, check email if your main app is broken, and also clear up your account if it is full… Log Into WebmailOpen a web...

UBNT AirMax AirGateway Setup

If you simply need to connect an ethernet device to the internet via wifi, these are a great little unit. But it took me ages to work out how because most of the internet instructions are all about creating a bridge between 2 wifi networks. So here it is- Plug the...

3CX- Getting Voicemails

We love 3CX, but it has so many options you could drown making decisions. A client recently asked us how to get voicemails from different VM boxes, and we didn’t know- so here it is! Assuming the voicemail box is at extension ‘XXX’ and the voicemail...

Backup Cisco CUCM & CUC To Raspberry Pi

Working with a client recently we had huge trouble backup up a Cisco phone system to a local machine for disaster recovery. Cisco provide an interface to use SFTP, so I offered to provide a Raspberry Pi for the backups- surely it couldn’t be that hard? Well, yes...

Phone Number Porting

When we set up a new telephone system for you, we need to ‘port’ your existing phone numbers from the old carrier to our new carrier. These movements are administered by the ACMA, and there is a set process to follow. It goes like this- We gather your...

My Keyboard doesn’t Work!

Here is a quick article to help you if you’re having issues with a keyboard attached to a Mac. This might sound silly, but it does happen! Firstly- Try to save your open documents- use the mouse if needed. Next, Are you sure the keyboard is the problem? Try this...