Hosting Websites on Bare Minimum VPS/Dedicated Servers

Setting Up Your VPS as a Squid Proxy Server

Tags: , , , Date/Time: November 16, 2015 @ 3:58 pm, by SysAdmin

Looking for a proxy server app that can be rapidly deployed on Linux? Installing Squid on your low end box can provide your organization with a robust proxy server that can facilitate a secure Internet connection for your end users. Squid can also provide logging, access control and antivirus capabilities though such features are outside […]

MySQL on CentOS 7 (MariaDB)

Tags: , Date/Time: October 19, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

Welcome back to yet another tutorial in the CentOS 7 series! This time I will (again) continue where I left of last time, with the installation of PHP (specifically, PHP-FPM). The last tutorials are a prerequisite for this one, so if you haven’t followed those yet, now is the time to do so. We’re going […]

PHP on CentOS 7 (PHP-FPM)

Tags: , Date/Time: October 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

Welcome back! This week’s tutorial will focus on installing PHP on CentOS 7 and will continue were I left off last time: with the installation of NGINX. The last tutorial is a prerequisite for this one, so if you haven’t followed that one yet, now is the time to do so. We’re not going to […]

NGINX on CentOS 7

Tags: , Date/Time: September 21, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

  Welcome back for another tutorial! This time I’m going to show you how to get started with NGINX on CentOS 7. CentOS 7 has been out for quite a while now, but it’s not become a standard quite yet. Since they made some big changes to the way CentOS works, migrations aren’t exactly what […]

Server monitoring with Icinga 2 – Part 2: the node (Ubuntu host)

Tags: , Date/Time: September 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

It’s been a long, long wait! But it’s finally here, the second part of the Icinga 2 tutorial that I’ve promised a while ago. Last time, we set up an Icinga 2 server to which we are now going to add a host. Unlike with Nagios, you can add hosts “automatically” in Icinga 2 out […]

Server monitoring with Icinga 2 – Part 1: the server (Ubuntu host)

Tags: , Date/Time: June 29, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

Nagios has, for a long time, been the defacto standard tool for server monitoring. These day that’s surprising, as Nagios’ visible development has been quite slow over the past years and new solutions have popped up meanwhile. Not just self-hosted solutions, but cloud-based solutions with fancy metrics voodoo as well. Still, though, switching monitoring solutions […]

Tutorial – OpenVPN for internal-ip only virtual machine hosts

Tags: , Date/Time: June 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

Welcome to another tutorial! This time I will be showing you a neat trick to get OpenVPN working within a larger subnet used for an Ethernet bridge. Say what now? Let me explain. I had the following idea in mind: get a dedicated server with a single IPv4. Make it a Xen host, create virtual […]

Tutorial – The LowEndCluster – Part 3

Tags: Date/Time: May 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

Welcome back to the 3rd part of the LowEndCluster tutorial series! Last time we’ve set up an actual web node which we’re going to put behind a “load balancer”, or actually a proxy, in this tutorial. The result will be that it’s both available over IPv4 and IPv6. Before we dive into this neat function […]

Tutorial – The LowEndCluster – Part 2

Tags: Date/Time: May 3, 2015 @ 1:27 pm, by Maarten Kossen

Two weeks have passed and it’s time for the second part of the LowEndCluster tutorial series! This time around I’m going to focus on setting up the web nodes, which we will later tie together with a shared filesystem in order to make them really redundant. Last time I mentioned I’d be using Apache for […]

Tutorial – The LowEndCluster – Part 1

Tags: Date/Time: April 18, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

The tutorials are back! After a period of absence it’s time to get the tutorials back on track and I’m going to start of with a great series, and a challenging one on that. With all these LowEndSpirit-style offers these days it’s extremely cheap to get a whole bunch of servers quite quickly. For less […]

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