Posts Tagged 'VPS'



NGINX VPS ADMIN SERIES UNDERWAY – And I Thought It Was Beer-O-Clock!

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When I started this series I figured I'd cover it in maybe 7 or 8 posts.

I had more hair in those days, and you were younger too.

Apart from underestimating the subject, fact is, with the intended audience for the Bible being Linux and/or VPS newbies, I'd kind of pinned my hopes on uncovering some way to use a control ...

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 5: Get phpMyAdmin Working with Nginx

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How to install PMA with Nginx, to administer multiple MySQL dbs from anywhere. View table structure, browse data, run queries, backup and more.

Adding phpMyAdmin to the Nginx web server is very like adding a sub-site. Dead easy! The process takes 10 minutes, tops. This guide shows you how to add the client, configure a virtual host file with ...

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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 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 17: Nginx Control Panel Workarounds

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No viable panel, huh? OK, so we'll use some super-cool workarounds. Every cPanel module is listed here, together with the copy/paste code for the Nginx-equivalent alternate function.

With no feasible control panel module available for the Nginx web server, what's missing? What do we need for virtual private server & domain administration, and to set up and ...

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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 12: Setup FileZilla for Secure FTP (SFTP)

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This tutorial shows you how to configure FileZilla, the most popular Secure FTP (SFTP) client.

Having set up the Nginx web server we're on the brink of setting up some sites or blogs, but first here's a handy detour.

Thing is, I'm aware this series will be especially useful to Linux newbies building ...

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