Posts Tagged 'Linode'



Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 1: Add Web Sites Nginx Cheatsheet

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Create additional sites & blogs quickly & easily. After creating the DNS entries, just add a vhost file, its symlink, restart Nginx and go play.

OK. So I did this guide already, already! But as this is one of the main things people do with a VPS – adding extra domains – I figured it wouldn't hurt to provide a shortcut cheatsheet too, minus ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 19: Moving Day! How to Move Your Blog or Site

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Migrate your web site or blog to a new server with minimal problems or inaccessibility. This guide steps out a proven relocation procedure.

When I moved my site from my shared host to my shiny new VPS at Linode, this was a concern for me, particularly as I had a continually changing ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 16: Nginx Control Panel

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You're migrating shared-to-VPS and want a GUI like cPanel? No you don't, not after you read this! What's more, you don't need one either …

When I first looked at unmanaged VPS options, as a Linux newbie, one thing that concerned me was to have a control panel. So I set up Ubuntu, tacked on familiar Apache, and added ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 15: WordPress Setup & Updates from the Command Line

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This how-to guide uses Subversion to download & install standalone WordPress blogs & their plugins, quickly and easily from your Linux command line interface, with simple updates thereafter. It also details the WordPress MySQL database setup process.

OK, I admit, I am biased towards WordPress! And this guide is a perfect fit for those wanting to launch their WP ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 14: Tweak Nginx for WordPress – Pretty URLs & WP Super Cache

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For the blog platform WordPress to work properly with Nginx we need to tweak the web server configuration. This tutorial will enable both caching – integrating the WP Super Cache plugin – and activate pretty permalinks (FURLs, CURLs, all that!) with some simple rewrite rules.

OK, so you're a WordPress blogger. If you're not, move swiftly on. ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 13: Serve Multiple Sites & Blogs with Virtual Hosts

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Now to add sites & blogs to our powerful web server, using vhost (virtual host) files and symlinks. We'll create a site file structure, add users with groups & permissions, tweak Nginx with FastCGI support and upload pages using SFTP.

OK, so we've got Nginx humming on our shiny new Linux ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 10: Prepare Linux Server for Email with Postfix

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In this tutorial we'll configure an email function for the VPS. That's not to turn this Linux system into a mail server .. but to allow our web apps to be able to send and automate outgoing email.

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 9: Add a Domain Zone to Your VPS

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Setting up your VPS, or any Linux server, you'll need to point it to a domain name, and to configure what's known as a DNS zone. Here's how.

One scenario; in the next part of this series Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) we'll be preparing your email functionality and, for ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 2: Set Up a VPS Linux Distribution

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Once you've decided to go for an unmanaged virtual private server, you'll set up an account and launch a Linux distribution. In this tutorial – Part 2: Set Up a VPS Linux Distribution – I'll walk you through those basic steps, advising on the Linux systems available, configuring some options and illustrating a typical unmanaged VPS control panel.

It takes 5 minutes, from sign up to ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 1: VPS (Virtual Private Server) vs Shared vs Dedicated

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Outgrown shared hosting? Under-using dedicated? Considering leaving managed to save costs? Need a custom solution? Or just want to set up your own server at a reasonable outlay?

So you're considering VPS, isn't everyone? But what is it, what's the difference between managed and unmanaged and how does it compare with shared or ...

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