Install Varnish on Linux Debian or Ubuntu for WordPress

  What is Varnish? (From Wikipedia) Varnish is an HTTP accelerator designed for content-heavy dynamic web sites. In contrast to other web accelerators, such as Squid, which began life as a client-side cache, or Apache and nginx, which are primarily origin servers, Varnish was designed as an HTTP accelerator. Varnish is focused exclusively on HTTP,… Read more »

Installing and Configuring Exim4 to Smarthost on Linux Debian or Ubuntu

1. Update source¬†repositories 2. Install Exim4 3. Create and edit the following file location: 4. Add the following line example: smtp.example.com:chris:password 5. Create the following file 6. Add the following line 7. Reconfigure Exim4 7a. Select “mail sent by smarthost, no local mail” 8. Apply settings by resetting daemon 9. Test by sending a email… Read more »

Setting up Observium

What is Observium? Observium is an autodiscovering SNMP based network monitoring platform written in PHP which includes support for a wide range of network hardware and operating systems including Cisco, Windows, Linux, HP, Dell, FreeBSD, Juniper, Brocade, Netscaler, NetApp and many more. ¬†Observium has grown out of a lack of network monitoring platforms which are… Read more »

How to Install and Configure Splunk on Linux

Splunk is a software package for sending logs from a variety of server types or devices to a centralised repository for the ability to do searching, monitoring and analyzing of big data using a web style interface console. This Example In this example I will be installing Splunk version 6.0 on a virtualised Linux Debian… Read more »

How to install and configure fail2ban on Linux

How to install and configure fail2ban Reducing your attack area is ideal but in the situations where you need to expose services to the wild, you should reduce the effectiveness of attacks, this is where Fail2Ban comes in handy, it constantly reads logs you specify in the configuration file for multiple user pass attempts, if… Read more »

Tracking Website Activity on IIS

There are heaps of ways to track website traffic hits depending on your requirements, platform and of course budget. One of the most popular methods of tracking statistics is through services such as Google Analytics however log file analysis remains the most reliable way to track your visitors as they are immune to script blockers…. Read more »

Install phpLDAPadmin on Debian Squeeze

This tutorial will show you how you can set up an LDAP and web interface to manage LDAP (Active Directory) server on Debian (Squeeze). phpLDAPadmin url: http://phpldapadmin.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page Screenshots of phpLDAPadmin: http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpldapadmin/ Server name: ldap.example.com Domain name: example.com Server IP: 192.168.0.2 Run commands without the “#” for them to work! Make sure the server is up… Read more »