Posts Tagged 'virtual-server' – b. 9th Feb 2010, Fair Weight. logo

At last that damn site's gone live. Just in time for me to go to bed and catch up some sleep.

Yeah right. Not quite.

But it's there now, and I'll be using it as an example, here on Guv, as to how probably not to build a community membership site thing.

Best give it some ranking juice then!:-

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VPS Bible Updated with New Nginx/WordPress Versions


The VPS Bible has been updated – and fully tested – to reflect the latest stable releases for Nginx (0.7.64) and WordPress (2.9.1). Dependency packages remain the same.

The test, meanwhile, which followed the entire VPS Bible process, went without a hitch. Hurrah-de-huh ..

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0 & – Focussing on 2010

using ssh and bashrc for easy login

Sure, there has been a pause. A month, no less, and how weird is this: I feel like the kid at school who sidles into the classroom, totally late, hair strewn and face sheepish, having missed Assembly and, oh no, they already started that ruddy Math test. Which I'd also forgotten. Bugger!

Oh well. Being a confident sort of an idiot, let's ...

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In Case You Weren’t Sure Where They Live

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Let's take a quick look at our Nginx server and site error & access logs, and where to find them.

You have one pair of Nginx logs server-wide and another for each site, unless you omitted them. The error logs do just that, log any errors. The access logs show what web elements have been resolved by ...

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A Splendid Surprise Out of the Blue

uncorrupted hosting logo

Blogging, at least in the early days, can be a lonely thing (sobs). You may know the deal .. you shove out loads of posts that only Mum reads, tap your fingertips raw until Google realises you are one of those (relatively) rare breeds that actually writes original, half-decent content. Fact is, it takes a while to build ...

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 3: Setup openSSH for Linux-to-Linux

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This guide steps out how to set up openSSH, complete with an authenticating key pair, so that you can access your Linux host securely from your Linux PC at home or at the office.

Using this method:-

  • encrypted data/password transfer
  • password-free login (I type ‘guv'!)
  • tighter server security ***

*** for this, edit your ...

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VPS Bible Reflects New Nginx/WordPress Versions, with Future Commitment

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The VPS Bible has been updated to reflect the latest stable Nginx release – 0.7.62 – the effect that this has on the overall setup and, while we're about it, the latest stable WordPress release too.

You may have noted this on the relevent Bible post comment sections but I figured it was important enough to post up as well, particularly for those of you wondering how to upgrade ...

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 13: Restrict Access to Nginx Web Files with Auth_Basic

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Easily restrict access to hide sensitive data, admin areas & other web pages using the Nginx web server's Auth_Basic security module & the htpasswd password creation tool.

What we're gonna do, essentially, is to create a password file, then adapt a site's virtual host file. That done, Nginx knows there's a point of restricted access, and knows where to look for the corresponding password so that, when we surf to ...

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 12: Gain Benefit From Parked Domains

nameserver DNS records

To park a domain is simply to add it, undeveloped, with a DNS manager. Big deal! More useful is to point it to a developed site, gaining the traffic.

For instance, you may actively use, and have registered but doing nothing. Here's how you can use the .org as a parked domain redirecting to, benefitting from the ...

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 11: Copy Website Files between Windows/Linux Computers using the CLI

psftp ftp program for windows

Here's how to copy/backup/upload files between Linux & Windows hosts using PuTTY's Secure FTP terminal. Faster, easier and way safer than FTP.

If you're using Linux locally as well as to power your web host, skip to Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 10: Copy Site Files between Linux/Linux Computers with the ...

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