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Monday, July 27, 2020

Ezoic Hosting Configuration

I was using Ezoic and Ezoic hosting for a while. Here are some notes I would like to write down for my future references.

Ezoic Hosting Change

Here are dns changes for Ezoic change for both @ and www Alias records.

Create an alias with name = @ and value =

Second alias with name = www and vaule =


Dec 2023 Updated:

Those two dns record valus changed to:
  • Alias : @ : lb1.wphosting.ezoic.com
  • cname : www : 51sec.org

Own VPS Hosting

To change hosting from Ezoic back to own VPS hosting:
1  DNS Change

Those three dns record valus changed to:
  • Alias record: @ : www.51sec.org
  • remove cname record: www : 51sec.org
  • add A record: www :

2  Nginx Change on www IP address

root@5fbe841d1f40:/# cd /etc/nginx/conf.d
root@5fbe841d1f40:/etc/nginx/conf.d# nano wordpress.conf 

server {
    listen       80;
    server_name  51sec.org www.51sec.org;

location / {
    proxy_redirect             off;
    proxy_http_version         1.1;
    proxy_set_header Upgrade   $http_upgrade;
    proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade";
    proxy_set_header Host      $host;
    proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;

root@5fbe841d1f40:/etc/nginx/conf.d# service nginx restart

If there is certbot running for ssl certificates, you might need to run certbot to generate certs.


3  wp_config.php change
Add these two lines to your wp-config.php, where “example.com” is the correct location of your site.
  • define( 'WP_HOME', 'http://www.51sec.org' );
  • define( 'WP_SITEURL', 'http://www.51sec.org' );
This is not necessarily the best fix, it’s just hard-coding the values into the site itself. You won’t be able to edit them on the General settings page anymore when using this method.

Edit functions.php Edit functions.php

If you have access to the site via FTP, then this method will help you quickly get a site back up and running, if you changed those values incorrectly.
  • FTP to the site, and get a copy of the active theme’s functions.php file. You’re going to edit it in a simple text editor and upload it back to the site.
  • Add these two lines to the file, immediately after the initial “<?php” line:
update_option( 'siteurl', 'http://example.com' );
update_option( 'home', 'http://example.com' );

Important! Do not leave this code in the functions.php file. Remove them after the site is up and running again.
Note: If your theme doesn’t have a functions.php file create a new one with a text editor. Add the <?php tag and the two lines using your own URL instead of example.com:
update_option( 'siteurl', 'http://example.com' );
update_option( 'home', 'http://example.com' );
Upload this file to your theme directory. Remove the lines or the remove the file after the site is up and running again.
Note: https://wordpress.org/support/article/changing-the-site-url/

Three popular backup/migration plugins for Wordpress:

Ezoic MySQL DB Connection from phpmyadmin docker

Run PHPMyAdmin docker from https://labs.play-with-docker.com/ and connect it to wordpress.db.ezoic.com database server. 
[node1] (local) [email protected] ~
docker run --name myadmin -d -e PMA_HOST=wordpress.db.ezoic.com -p 80:80 phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin
Unable to find image 'phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin:latest' locally
latest: Pulling from phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin
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Digest: sha256:69eaf4a23598e9986b62bbfde9e8e3ae773f0da53406723e6f027582e0310274
Status: Downloaded newer image for phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin:latest
[node1] (local) [email protected] ~

You can browser to phpMyAdmin web page and log in with username and password from Ezoic hosting. 

Ezoic SSL App

Ezoic provides a way to install your own CA generated server certificate or using your self signed certificate . For most cases, you can use your own self-signed certificate. Just by clicking Go button beside your domain, you can import your own self-signed certificate.

Once you clicked Go button, a default Ezoic certificate will be showing in your SSL app.  

The status might be in progress for a while, but after it becomes activate, you can go to Cloudflare to change your SSL/TLS encryption mode from Flexible to Full.

Ezoic Speed - Leap 

Leap is a toolset to help you improve the performance of your website by helping you find the causes of decreased performance and providing automated solutions to many of the most common problems. 

All has been enabled but there are some exceptions at Minify and Script Execution to accommodate Blogger theme and Wordpress theme;

For some reason, enable Minify HTML will destroy some blogger theme's appearance:

In Script Execution's settings, I have to exclude some javascript from delay to show news boxes correcly in Blogger theme:


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