How to Create NGINX Redirects

NGINX can be used as a web server (in lieu of Apache) or proxy server. For those using it as a web server, creating NGINX redirects requires editing server configuration files. This is different from Apache which also checks .htaccess files during web server requests. NGINX doesn’t use .htaccess. Need to know how to redirect Read More >

How to Configure Apache Load Balancer

Load balancing is the process of distributing traffic across multiple servers for high-availability (HA) and elastic scalability. Many system administrators opt for dedicated software such as HAProxy to incorporate a proxy server. But with the mod_proxy_balancer module, you can easily use an unmanaged Linux cloud server as an Apache load balancer for domains or specified Read More >

VIM Text Editor (Basics)

Vim is the successor of the vi terminal text editor with a long list of powerful features. Short for “Vi IMproved,” Vim is sometimes pre-installed on popular, staple Linux distributions such as CentOS and Debian. For others including Linux Mint, you might instead have the original vi or vim.tiny, a slimmed down variant of Vim Read More >

NGINX Basics For Debian Server

NGINX is not only a popular reverse proxy option, it’s a complete standalone web server. In this article, you’ll learn some NGINX basics to get up and running on your Debian server right away. NGINX Basics For Debian Uninstalling Apache Editing Your Configuration Files (Symlink or No?) Sample NGINX Configuration For a Basic Website Sample Read More >

How to Enable HTTP/2 in Apache

cPanel administrators can log into WebHost Manager (WHM) and enable HTTP/2 with EasyApache4 with a slider. Unmanaged server administrators don’t have that pretty graphical interface for this task, excluding maybe those using Webmin, Vesta Control Panel, or another system administration interface.  Regardless, it is still a quick, straight-forward process to enable HTTP/2 support on Apache Read More >

How to Install the ModSecurity Apache Module

The Apache web server software can be customized to suit your needs with many third party modules. One of the most popular Apache security modules is ModSecurity. It operates as a signature-based firewall, capable of blocking cross-site scripting (XSS), brute force attacks, and known code injection attacks for dynamic websites that depend on SQL and Read More >

How to Set Up Laravel

Laravel is a free, open-source PHP framework used for software development that can be installed on both Linux personal computers and servers. While installing Laravel via the application installer Softaculous, you may have come across an error message such as this this: Required PHP version greater than equal to 7.2.5 found version is : 7.1.3 Read More >