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How To Set Up Apache Virtual Hosts on CentOS 7

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: August 15, 2019 @ 2:38 pm, by Dusko Savic

In this tutorial, we will start with an empty VPS with a freshly installed CentOS 7 and will end up with three different sites sharing the same IP address, hosted on the same machine. Apache web server analyzes HTTP request headers and appropriately connects it to the directory structure inside the VPS. The technical term […]

How To Set Up Apache Virtual Hosts on Ubuntu 16.04

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 9, 2019 @ 2:35 pm, by Dusko Savic

In this tutorial, we shall start with an empty VPS screen of a freshly installed Ubuntu 16.04 and will finish up with three different sites sharing the same IP address. Apache web server analyzes input from the browser and connects it to the directory structure inside VPS. The technical term for “sites” inside VPS boxes […]

Set Up and Use Composer on a Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: July 8, 2019 @ 1:49 pm, by Dusko Savic

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install and use Composer, the dependency manager for PHP.

How to Install Moodle on Ubuntu 18.04

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: July 5, 2019 @ 7:03 am, by Sean Richards

Moodle is an open source Learning Management System or LMS.  It hails as the worlds most popular learning platform with over 153M users worldwide.  Moodle is consumable in 3 basic hosted varieties: DIY (self-hosted,) Hosted by Moodle for pretty reasonable price points, and Hosted by Moodle Partners. The Moodle product portfolio includes Core, App, Workplace, […]

Setup And Configure Mod_Rewrite on Ubuntu 16.04

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: July 4, 2019 @ 5:39 pm, by Dusko Savic

In this tutorial, we will study Mod_Rewrite, one of the most important modules of the Apache server. It can change the incoming address from the browser into something else, on the fly. The most common usage is to improve SEO rankings. Google, Bing and other search engines are in the business of relevancy – the […]

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 […]

How to Replace Apache with NGINX on Ubuntu 18.04

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: June 20, 2019 @ 12:43 pm, by Gopal Raha

NGINX is the modern web server founded by computer software engineer Igor Sysoev in the year 2004. NGINX is used by the most busiest and high traffic website. NGINX works out of box with the most major web stacks including LEMP (Linux, NGINX, MySQL, PHP) stack. This tutorial assumes that your website is hosted with […]

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 […]

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