Updated : Nov 09, 2017 in Apache

piwik: Could not open input file: ./console

Introduction: In order to know the location of the visits your website received before you started using Piwik with GeoIP you need to run a…

Updated : Apr 27, 2016 in Linux

Enabling SPDY and Strict-Transport-Security to NginX in Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 NginX is been compiled with the SPDY capability. To use it one must enable it inside the server {...} block for each…

Updated : Mar 21, 2016 in Linux

Redirecting HTTP to HTTPS in NginX

Here is a working method of redirecting any requested HTTP URL to HTTPS in NginX VirtualHosts that handles both HTTP and HTTPS. For example, to…

Updated : Dec 17, 2015 in Apache

Issue free and CA signed SSL certificates for web servers from LetsEncrypt

Introduction: SSL Certificates provide two functions: 1. Authentication 2. Encryption Encryption can be achieved without authentication but, for some reason, someone decided to join them…

Updated : Dec 10, 2015 in Apache

Creating a web certificate CSR file.

The process of buying an SSL certificate for a web site is usually as follows: - You create a secret key and CSR files using…

Updated : Nov 06, 2015 in Apache

Configuring HAproxy load balancer in Ubuntu 14.04

Goal: In this example HTTP requests are proxied directly as HTTP requests to the HTTP web servers. In the case of HTTPS requests, they are…

Updated : Oct 17, 2015 in Apache

Installing pure-ftpd in Debian/Ubuntu

Difficulty with FTP servers and firewall: If you configure a firewall for a host which runs an FTP server you normally need to leave the…

Updated : Aug 26, 2015 in Apache

Fine tune Ubuntu TCP stack for web server

The following tips taken from the site will help reduce the TCP latency of Ubuntu as a web server : http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-tcp-tuning/    

Updated : Jul 13, 2015 in Linux

Installing NginX 1.9.2 in Ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS

Since the version of NginX in Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 is only 1.4.6, we need to tell APT to install the more recent version of nginx…

Updated : May 07, 2015 in Linux

TCP Load balancing email/web servers with NginX

I've got 2 synchronized email servers running and, in order to make sure I don't have to change the servername settings of my mail client…