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CentOS 7 LAMP Server Tutorial Part 6: Moving to NGINX

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: July 15, 2019 @ 7:58 am, by Ryan Flowers

Welcome to the last installment in the CentOS 7 LAMP Server Tutorial: Modernized and Explained series! In this article we are going to turn our LAMP server into a LEMP server by removing Apache and installing NGINX (pronounced “Engine X”) in its place. Why would we want to replace the Apache web server with NGINX? […]

CentOS 7 LAMP Server Tutorial Part 5: Speeding up WordPress with Redis

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: July 1, 2019 @ 7:10 am, by Ryan Flowers

In the previous CentOS 7 LAMP Server Tutorials, we configured a LAMP stack, secured it with Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates, and installed WordPress with WP-CLI. Here in Part 5 we’re going to up our game just a bit more by installing server side caching with a program called Redis. Then we’ll configure WordPress to use […]

CentOS 7 LAMP Server Tutorial Part 4: WordPress and wp-cli

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: June 15, 2019 @ 6:00 am, by Ryan Flowers

Welcome to the fourth installment of the CentOS 7 LAMP Server Tutorial: Modernized and Explained series.In Part 1 and Part 2 we configured a LAMP server with PHP-FPM running PHP 7.3 and a modern version of MariaDB. Then we configured a single VirtualHost for hosting a website, and in Part 3 configured that VirtualHost to […]

CentOS 7 LAMP Server Tutorial Part 3: Let’s Encrypt SSL

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: June 13, 2019 @ 6:10 am, by Ryan Flowers

Welcome to the third installment of the CentOS 7 LAMP Server Tutorial: Modernized and Explained series. This tutorial builds on the work done in Part 1 and Part 2, so if you haven’t checked them out, now’s a good time. In this installment we’re going to secure our new Virtual Host (lowend-tutorial.tld) with a Let’s Encrypt […]

How to Secure Apache with Let’s Encrypt Ubuntu 16.04

  In this tutorial, we will examine how to secure Apache with Let’s Encrypt for the Ubuntu 16.04 operating system.   We will first examine an overview of Let’s Encrypt, certificate authorities, and then dive into a step by step guide to install & configure Let’s Encrypt on your Ubuntu 16.04 VPS servers and the review how […]

Configuring Virtualmin on CentOS 7 for Website Hosting: Part 1

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: April 12, 2019 @ 9:54 am, by Ryan Flowers

In the professional Linux web hosting world, cPanel rules as king. That’s not necessarily a bad thing! cPanel is rich in features and is for the most part stable and reliable. But it’s also completely unsuitable for a small, inexpensive VPS that you’d find here at LowEndBox.  Most likely the cPanel license will cost significantly more than […]

Configuring Virtualmin on CentOS 7 for Website Hosting: Part 2

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: April 12, 2019 @ 9:53 am, by Ryan Flowers

In Part 1 of our tutorial, we installed Virtualmin on CentOS 7 and did some basic configuration. In this second half, we’re going to dive deep into the Linux configuration files to optimize our new server for a low memory footprint. We’re also going to make sure we have a modern version of PHP installed […]