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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Nginx Upgrade Impacts Nothing

There are no new or revised dependency packages with Nginx's latest-greatest stable version.

WordPress Upgrade Impacts Nothing

This is a really boring post, huh!

Setup Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies)

In 20 copy/paste steps .. from zero to hero, blank box to cute-as Linux server.

Scroll down for the full series index.

So, hey, shed shared & viva virtual!   Hope it helps.

Future Changelog updates at vpsBible.com

As you may know if you've been following Guvnr recently, the VPS Bible is moving to my new specially dedicated Setup Unmanaged VPS site, vpsBible.com, which launches on 2nd February 2010.

… This is not least so that Guvnr can refocus its remit to less back-end, more front-end (ie, web dev and intelligent surfing.)

In future I'll post updates about the existing Bible and it's siblings* there.

* Those sibling topics, if you've not heard, will include stuff like:-

  • CentOS as an alternative to Ubuntu Server
  • alternative guides to Nginx – Cherokee, Lighty, Apache etc
  • email servers

Plus also:-

  • my WordPress MU guide (written/works with Nginx)
  • BuddyPress – as an extension to the above
  • Drupal & MODx installations
  • expanding the VPS Admin series .. upgrade Nginx, backup all that
  • lots of benchmarking (you know, comparing stuff)
  • proxifying your VPS, elite proxy setup
  • rewriting the VPS Bible for Lucid Lynx 10.04 (out April – it's Long Term Support so the most important release since 8.04, which this guide uses)
  • more video
  • whatnot

There'll be a forum there too, which in fact I styled today and am rather chuffed about, so we can have a good old natter there.

Sorry for any repetition in this post, from former posts and comments. Just trying to make sure anyone currently building a VPS using this guide knows what's what.

Cheers all.


SETUP an Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies)
The V-P-S Bible

Serve multi sites & blogs on a budget … at the fastest possible speed … with the least downtime … in the most secure environment … and future-proofed for easy admin.

That's what the VPS Bible is about, stepped out in simple copy-paste guides.

From high traffic WordPress blogs to startup web hosts, here's what you need.

Something missing? Crack out a comment and let me know.

Over at vpsBible, there's also a growing library of post-installation server maintenance guides. Here's a taste …

  • nginx control panel image

    Appendix 1a: Nginx Control Panel

    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.

  • nginx control panel image

    Appendix 1b: Nginx Control Panel Workarounds

    For every control panel module there's an equivalent terminal command. They're all linked from here so, hey, no excuses!

  • web sites folder structure image

    Appendix 2: Add Web Sites Nginx Cheatsheet

    Once you’ve set up your first site, adding more gets easier. Especially when you can refer to this. (Let's face it, I'm just too good to you.)


About the Author:

Olly Connelly (yeah, that's me) blogs at guvnr.com, polices WordPress security at wpCop.com and helps noobs build web servers at vpsBible.com, so if you've got sleeping problems you know where to come.

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