How To Remove phpmyadmin from Google Compute Engine Instance

Here is the command your looking for. I just did this to secure my Google Compute Engine Instance:

sudo apt-get purge phpmyadmin

You can choose the options to remove the phpmyadmin databases from mysql as well, which is what I did just now from my wordpress instance.

This is helpful after you get your site migrated and no longer need phpmyadmin installed.

Hackers go elsewhere. 🙂

Setup Bind – Forwarders To Open DNS / Google public DNS

Here is my bind9 / named config.

This is located in named.conf.options

I am using opendns and google public dns as my forwarders. This is the only real config you need to do , if you want to setup your own bind caching server.

forwarders {
208.67.222.222;
8.8.8.8;
208.67.220.220;
8.8.4.4;
};

// Using a combination of open dns, google dns, open dns, google dns – I doubt you would ever be down due to a dns outage with this setup.