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My Favorite WordPress Plugins - Introduction This is a quick rundown of the plugins I like to use on my WordPress sites.  I do try my best not to install tons of plugins on my sites.  For the most part I use small lightweight plugins … Continue reading
HOWTO: Configure A UPS on Proxmox 5.x - Introduction Each of my proxmox servers has its own dedicated UPS.  My servers are low power and the UPS will keep them up for at least 2 hours.  I’m using a Cyberpower UPS connected via USB. This howto will use … Continue reading
Creating a MySQL or MariaDB Database and User for WordPress - Introduction These are just some quick notes on creating a mysql database and user.  This example shows how to set it up for WordPress. The Steps Just type the following lines.  Replace ‘dbname’, ‘username’ and ‘password’ with your values. mysql … Continue reading
Enable Opcache for PHP 7 and Up - Introduction If you are running PHP 7+ on a production server then you want to enable PHP’s opcache.  Your PHP applications will receive a well deserved speed boost. Configure PHP This configuration example is being done on Ubuntu 18.04.  Only … Continue reading
Ubuntu LTS 18.04 Base Server Setup Using Proxmox LXC Container - Introduction All of our servers will start with this install. This base server is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server.  This setup starts with a Proxmox LXC container instead of installing from an ISO.  I don’t explain much in the … Continue reading
Fix phpMyAdmin and PHP 7.2 Issues on Ubuntu 18.04 - Introduction The version of phpmyadmin for ubuntu doesn’t play nice with php 7.2.  The problems were fixed in newer versions of phpmyadmin. The Fix Just a few steps and things will be fixed. First visit www.phpmyadmin.net and download the latest … Continue reading
HOWTO Virtual Mail Hosting on CentOS 6.x – Postfix MySQL Dovecot PostfixAdmin Amavisd-new Spamassassin Clamav - Introduction First things first. If you are a novice at linux I recommend that you should get help with setting this up. This is an advanced email server configuration. This configuration will allow you to serve multiple domains on one … Continue reading
HOWTO CentOS 6.x Virtual Web Hosting With Apache MYSQL and ProFTPD - Introduction There are many ways to do virtual websites under linux. The technique I am going to use is multiple domains on one ip address. I also didn’t want to use system users for the virtual hosts. So I decided … Continue reading
HOWTO CentOS 6.x Base Server Setup - Introduction All of our servers will start with this install. This base server is based on CentOS 6.x. There have been some changes since my 5.x howtos. Downloading the ISO Visit the CentOS website and download the minimum install ISO. … Continue reading
Howto Ubuntu 18.04 Setting up a DNS Server - Introduction DNS is a big player on the internet.  It gives us a way to assign names to all those IP addresses out there.  This howto is going to cover installing DNS and 3 configuration examples.  Keep in mind that … Continue reading