Install MediaWiki on Apache with mySQL

From MediaWiki site:¬†MediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. I decided to give MediaWiki a try as a scripts repository so I thought I’d write a quick guide of how to install it on a Linux/Apache/mySQL server. Assumptions A fully qualified domain name with a… Read more »

How to Install Curl into PHP5 and Apache

Curl is a library that lets your make HTTP requests in PHP. Most hosting providers have cURL installed already but if you have to install it on your self managed server with Apache and PHP5 installed, then follow this step by step process. 1. Install packages 2. Open php.ini and add extension (my php.ini file… Read more »

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 »

Install VMTools for Ubuntu or Debian using Bash Scripts

If you are looking to install VMware VMTools on multiple Ubuntu or Debian Linux servers and don’t feel like typing commands all day then you can run this bash script to install it automatically so long as you are willing to accept all defaults. 1. Mount VMtools 2. Create script folder 3. Create scripting file… 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 »

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 »