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500 Million New IPv4 Addresses Coming! Well, Maybe. Or Maybe Not.

Tags: , , , Date/Time: June 2, 2022 @ 11:43 pm, by raindog308

The idea of changing up the IPv4 protocols to free up reserved ranges is not new.  Heck, I posted about it on LowEndTalk at least ten years ago and it wasn’t new then. The idea is simple: when IPv4 was first created, a number of IP ranges were reserved.  Some such as 10.0.0.0/8, 172.16.0.0/16, and […]

The Wrong Way to Use Let’s Encrypt on a Private Network

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: April 4, 2022 @ 9:38 pm, by raindog308

I’ve been working on a small app written in golang, and I’d like my local-area network connections to the golang-embedded webserver to be over https.  Most of the clients are going to be scripts running on various servers. Unfortunately, since this is on a private IP range, we get into the whole certificate-verification thing.  There […]

Enjoy a 50% Off SSL Certificate Sale from HostingB2B

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 8, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

HostingB2B last gave us an offer back on July 12, 2021.  Now they’ve returned with a deal on SSL certificates. HostingB2B announces the upgrade of the partnership with GoGetSSL to Platinum Partners and offers 50% discount on all SSL packages along with free installation assistance.  Now, you might say to yourself “Pay for SSL certificates?  […]

LowEndBoxTV: Building a Highly Available WordPress Site, Part 6: Does It Work?!?

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: May 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

In this series, we take you from bare-metal to a highly-available WordPress site, load-balanced over two nodes and resistant to VPS failures using MariaDB multi-master replication, DRBD, and round-robin DNS. In this, the final episode of the series, we enable round-robin DNS and test our setup. What happens if we take down node #1? What […]

How To Secure Apache with Let’s Encrypt on Ubuntu 18.04

Tags: , , Date/Time: March 6, 2020 @ 8:30 am, by Jon Biloh

The Apache is a web server developed by Apache Foundation in 1995. Apache is the one of the most widely used and robust web server. Apache web server requires a valid SSL certificate to enable web security between the server and client by encrypting the traffic. The Let’s Encrypt is a certificate authority that provides […]

How To Set Up a Node.js Application for Production on a Debian 9 VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 19, 2019 @ 4:13 pm, by Kaylee Westover

In this tutorial, we will create a simple Node.js application and put it into a production ready environment on Debian 9, “Stretch”. To make the app accessible from your browser, we’ll use Nginx as a reverse proxy. Nginx is a fast and versatile web server, and can also be used as a Load Balancer. To […]

LEMP Stack Installation on Ubuntu 16.04

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: July 18, 2019 @ 12:09 pm, by Kaylee Westover

This tutorial will show you how to install and configure the LEMP stack on your VPS/LowEndBox. LEMP stands for Linux Nginx MySQL PHP, and is a lightweight variation of the LAMP stack, which includes Apache instead of Nginx. You’ll notice that it’s not written as LNMP, and that’s due to the pronunciation of the word […]

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? […]

LEMP Stack Installation on Debian 9

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: July 13, 2019 @ 12:56 pm, by Kaylee Westover

This tutorial will show you how to install and configure the LEMP stack on your VPS/LowEndBox, running Debian 9. LEMP stands for Linux Nginx MySQL PHP, and is a lightweight variation of the LAMP stack, which includes Apache instead of Nginx. You’ll notice that it’s not written as LNMP, and that’s due to the pronunciation […]

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 […]

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