Posts Tagged 'video'



Vimeo’s Cost-Cutting Cock-Up?

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Video hub Vimeo has a problem with their subscriber's embedded video, resulting in the widget unable to play but instead giving a message, “Sorry. This video cannot be played on this site.”

That's why none of my Vimeo-hosted tutorials are functioning, either until Vimeo sort it out or I use my YouTube, Viddler or Metacafe channel instead.

UPDATE: Vimeo flicked a switch and all video is working. They did ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 18: Google Apps for Domain-Specific Email

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Easily configure GA's Standard Edition for catch-all@anydomain.com webmail, plus POP and IMAP email delivery to your desktop mail client.

Whether you want this as a standalone email solution, else to compliment your shared, virtual private or dedicated server, GA saves buckets of ...

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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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VPS Bible – VIDEO Tutorials Added

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The video how-to guides accompany the 20-part copy/paste series, adding a visual reference to help you set up your virtual private server.

the_guv is pretty chuffed to announce the release of a bunch of video guides to accompany the series, Set Up an Unmanaged VPS ...

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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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We Apologise for the Slight Pause in Transmission

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Hey folks, guv here!

Been a bit busy last few days, catching up with the video to date for the VPS Bible series.

…so that's why blog posting's a bit delayed.

… Just thought I'd let you know I hadn't fallen over.

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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 6: Harden the Secure Shell (SSH) & Create a Firewall

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Having set up our local-to-remote connection and tunnelled it, in this tutorial we'll add a final, cast-iron layer of security, so there.

If you're following this series, you probably just want to get on and set up the web server, add the sites and host away. Sure, understandable.

But just like you don't build a house on sand, you can't set up a solid Linux server without laying ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 4: Create a Linux User & Set Permissions

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This tutorial steps out how to create a Linux user and set permissions. It can be used as part of the VPS Bible 20-Part series, else as a standalone guide. Just thought I'd clear that up.

Before carrying on with our VPS Linux build any further, we need to create an admin user.

It's not a ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 3: Set Up Command Line Interface (CLI) using PuTTY

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After installing your Linux OS on your unmanaged virtual private server, say, with Linode, Slicehost or others, you may be wondering, “How do I access it, securely & easily?!”

If you're using Windows locally, here's how, in under 5 minutes.

Not only that. Using PuTTY and read more →

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