Posts Tagged 'web-hosting'



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 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 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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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) .. The V-P-S Bible

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Welcome to the_guv's 20 part VPS how-to bible, complete with video tutorials.

If you are outgrowing your shared host, are paying big bucks for a managed VPS or want to rightsize from an old dedicated plan, this guide will help.

Stepped out in copy/paste modules, with the VPS Bible you can carry out key tasks or follow the entire series.

Guvnr Gets WordPressed (hey, I’m on your Dashboard!)

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Like I said, I've had problems aplenty with my hosting provider Lunarpages * this last week – or was that two – who apparently aren't set up for traffic spikes and then lose databases.

I've taken steps to ensure this doesn't happen again and will blog about that.

* EDIT: Fact is, I binned those LooneyTunes, months ago now, after their “support” department managed to lose ...

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HOSTING PROBLEM – Notice to My Splendid Subscribers & Rock-on Readers…

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Hey folks, Guv here!

Just a quick note to say I've had some pig-ear problems with my hosting provider this last week, and am taking steps to ensure this doesn't happen again. I'll be writing some more about this, soon as.

Meantime, I know there have been a lot of people finding my site down this last few days, and apologies. Service will resume, blog posts and all, ...

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