How to create a new conference using SOAP API in the openmeeting

December 07, 2016 - 13:09

OpenMeeting is an open source and independent alternative for Google Hangouts. It allows video/audio conference, collaborative editing, screen sharing, instant messaging etc. OpenMeeting community provides plugins for integrating to common platforms like moodle, Sakai, Jira, Joomla, Bitrix, Confluence, SugraCRM, Redmine. Unfortunately, the Drupal plugin for openmeeting is not opensource.

[Solved] Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server

March 10, 2015 - 11:13

Recently, we came across an error - "Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server" while trying to run a new virtual host on our Ubuntu 14.04 machine. The first step to troubleshoot this type of issue would be to check at your Apache error logs as this specific type status can be thrown due to many reasons. Since we have Apache 2.4.7 installed on our system, each virtual host file should have the .conf extension. We corrected the extension also. But the issue was still there. However this information lead us to think on it further and finally we found the reason for the issue.

Apache multiviews conflicting with Drupal paths even when actual file paths do not match

September 30, 2013 - 02:10

On one of our recent projects we had an issue where the Drupal site search was not working. There was a search.html file present in the home folder to handle a Google custom search page outside of Drupal. Since the filename was not the same as the drupal search path we did not expect it to be the cause for the Drupal search to not work.

How to set up HTTP password protection / basic authentication for your Drupal site on AWS server (bitnami image)

Some times we need to protect our site from public users and make it available only to selected number of users. For examply you might want to protect your alpha site from the public and from search engine bots. In such situations we protect our site with HTTP password. Follow the below steps for protecting your Drupal site with HTTP password. This was written for an Amazon AWS server but should work on most GNU/Linux servers.

Solution to APC / PHP Warning: Unknown: Unable to allocate memory for pool. in Unknown on line 0

APC or Alternative PHP Cache (APC) is a free and open opcode cache for PHP. APC allows for caching of opcode generated during PHP script parsing and execution by the Zend engine. If you are using APC 3.1.9 and you are using the default configuration you might run into the error where most PHP requests will return a warning message "PHP Warning: Unknown: Unable to allocate memory for pool. in Unknown on line 0"

How to exclude a given file or directory from httpd password protection in apache

Apache allows you to protect contents of specific directories in your website or the whole website from unauthorized access using a mechanism called httpd password protection. During development of new sites the partially built sites are protected from unauthorized access using httpd authentication. This could sometimes interfere with testing of integration with third party services that might expect some of your URLs to be accessible without authentication. Here is how you can exclude a given file or directory from httpd authentication

How to add HTTP Authentication to a Drupal development site using .htaccess and .htpasswd

Password-protecting drupal development site with .htaccess file

There might be few scenarios when we need to protect our site from the general public and make it accessible to a selected group of users. One of the most common scenarios in the development workflow of a Drupal site is when you want to avoid your half-complete drupal site showing up in Google search results.For such needs, it is advisable to go for password-protecting the site using HTTP authentication.

If you have cPanel installed on your hosting server, you can use the ‘Password Protect Directories’ option from the ‘Security’ section on the cPanel home page. Click here to read on How to enable HTTP Authentication using cPanel (link to an article for the same on our site)
For those without cPanel, here’s how to get Apache work your way:

Installing and Configuring Apache, PHP, MySQL and Drupal on Ubuntu

Most of the web based systems that we build at Zyxware uses Drupal as the content framework. The following are the steps involved in setting up Apache, PHP, MySQL and Drupal on a freshly installed Ubuntu 8.04 system. If you follow the instructions you should be able to set it up as is but if you face problems let us know and we will try to help you.