How to Send Emails from WordPress on a Google Cloud Compute Instance

Google Compute Engine does not allow outbound connections on ports 25, 465 and 587. These SMTP ports are blocked by default due to abuse. For sending emails through the Google cloud compute instance Google recommends the following: Relay emails through your G suite(formerly known as Google Apps) account Relay using third party email service such… Read More How to Send Emails from WordPress on a Google Cloud Compute Instance

How to Access phpMyAdmin on Google Cloud Compute on your Mac

I’ve been doing a small bit of Google Cloud Compute(GCP) configurations to run this blog. I thought I’ll start sharing some of the steps I’ve gone through which could be useful to others out there. So I’ve setup a GCP instance and configured it with a WordPress Bitnami stack. I’ve got some videos of those… Read More How to Access phpMyAdmin on Google Cloud Compute on your Mac

3 Quick Easy Steps To Speed Up your WordPress Site Now

Optimizing your WordPress powered website is a continuous process. It depends on how heavily customized your WordPress site is, luckily the out of the box the theme I installed ranked average. Check your site at Think With Google or GtMetrix to get baseline of where your current website stands. This is my baseline stats. I started with these and… Read More 3 Quick Easy Steps To Speed Up your WordPress Site Now

Forbidden You don’t have permission to access /~username/directory in Mac OS X

I have this weird issue with my website backups. When I store them inside my Sites folder and try to view them from the browser. 1. They do not appear listed when I do a directory listing 2. Accessing the folder manually produces the error You don’t have permission to access on localhost /~username/mydirectory This… Read More Forbidden You don’t have permission to access /~username/directory in Mac OS X