Icepay cURL 60 SSL problem

To be precise, the error is: “Unable to reach the ICEPAY payment server (60):SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate

The solution could be:

curl_setopt($this->ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, 0);
curl_setopt($this->ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 0);

or, which also works in my case:

curl_setopt($this->ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, 2);
curl_setopt($this->ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false);

Of course bypassing SSL security is never the correct option, but for a development server we all make exceptions sometimes.
Have a nice day!

PHP variables and strings

Sometimes you have to be reminded of the basics:

“How to use a dollar-sign $ in a string?”
In single quotes a dollar sign isn’t parsed as anything. Nothing is auto parsed in single quotes in php. If you use double quotes they are automatically parsed:

echo "$var"; // this will print the value of $var;
echo '$var'; // this will print $var;
echo "\$var";// this escapes the dollar sign so it will print $var;

MySQL user not connecting

Windows Server 2016, IIS Website, Setup a MySQL server/database, setup a WordPress website, quickly connect with root and root-password. Everything works fine!

Now you want things more secured, so you add a MySQL user with a password and rights to only the wordpress database. Change wp-config.php with the new login and you get a “Error Establishing a Database Connection” when accessing the WordPress website or admin.

Change back to root and the problem is solved. How to fix this?

Continue reading MySQL user not connecting

PHP mail on IIS Windows 2016 Server


Configure SMTP E-mail here to send using an external mailserver will work for ASP scripts – Deliver to SMTP server with credentials

Configure the SMTP server here to make the PHP mail-function work.
Access-Connection – Grant only your own server IP and
Access-Relay – Grant only your own server IP and
Delivery-outbound security – Basic Auth login details TLS
Delivery-Advanced – Smart Host smtp server name

smtp_port = 25

configure SMTPSVC to start automatic, so you won’t go crazy after your next reboot…

Display all PHP Errors and Warnings

ctrl-ZVXWhen debugging PHP I find myself searching again and again for this little piece of code to display the PHP errors. So here it is for future reference…
If you wish to see all the PHP errors and warnings in your script, simply include the following bit of code:

ini_set(‘display_errors’, ‘1’);

Now, continue to beat your head against the keyboard while you hunt down that missing semicolon or closing parenthesis. Need help, contact My Brain.