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 »

How to Install WordPress on Linux Ubuntu or Debian

Install WordPress on Linux Ubuntu or Debian Assumptions: A working Debian or Ubuntu server (ideally headless) A working knowledge of Linux (view this post for some useful commands) A standard Linux account preconfigured Apache 2 installed and configured correctly Ideally a preconfigured vhost (not required but a good idea, refer to this post) PHP5 installed… Read more »

Building a FTP Server

  1. Install ProFTPd 2. Edit proftpd configuration file Change the following lines to the following: Change “servername” to the server name of the ftp server and “/mnt” to the ftp root location. 3. Add user Change “username” to a username you wish to use. If you are exposing this server to the internet then… Read more »

Your Own Cloud Managed Storage with Owncloud on VMware ESX

ownCloud is a free and open-source web application for data synchronisation, file sharing and remote storage of documents (cloud storage). ownCloud is written in PHP and javascript languages This is a great alternative to the other storage based cloud solutions as it is a “fully manage yourself” solution. As long as you trust the host… Read more »