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LXD containers now available for Ubuntu

The latest Ubuntu LTS release, Xenial 16.04 , comes with support for a container system called LXD.  LXD builds on the existing LXC container system, allowing for more convenient management of those containers. In this post I show how you … Continue reading

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How to get an A pass SSL rating for your SSL website

Everyone wants security, and its ideal that your SSL certificates are also secure. With this in mind, websites like SSLLabs have a testing tool that is used to grade the SSL certificate installed on your server. Often people get a … Continue reading

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Tuning apache for production use

Apache is probably the most common web service our customers use. It is an amazingly powerful and mature tool for serving all your website needs. And is very easy to get up and running with Our team is often asked … Continue reading

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SSLv3 and securing against Poodle

If you are using SSL in your web server, you probably want to read this. Google recently published details about an attack that targets SSLv3. The exploit first allows attackers to initiate a “downgrade dance” that tells the client that … Continue reading

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Restarting Apache on deploy

Often we have customers who have larger websites they deploy, or even multiple websites they deploy , and they need the apache cache cleaned or even the application restarted. Often the reason people want this is so developers do not … Continue reading

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Apache exploit may crash your server – heres how to fix it

We have picked up that there was an exploit in Apache which can result in your server running out of memory. the discovery was noticed quiet some time ago, but never fixed, and it seems to have reared its head … Continue reading

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PCI compliance – a basic HOWTO

A lot of people are wanting to be PCI compliant these days, and this is generally a good thing. PCI compliance is not just a server spec, but a list of procedures, policies, controls over access to data. Therefore the … Continue reading

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mod_flvx – flv movies working with apache/apache2

Want to do some streaming of flv on your site? heres how! cd /usr/local/src wget http://people.apache.org/~pquerna/modules/mod_flvx.c apxs -i -a -c mod_flvx.ccd /usr/local/src wget http://people.apache.org/~pquerna/modules/mod_flvx.c apxs -i -a -c mod_flvx.c if apxs does not exist, then apxs2 should. If neither do … Continue reading

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Its the small things that help

We have some users who own VPS who dont want to fork out for automated systems like Plesk or Virtualmin, but dont really want to deal with adding domains and email addresses all the time (and sometimes get lost) I … Continue reading

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apache modules to help keep your system steady

libapache2-mod-bw - bandwidth limiting module This module allows you to limit bandwidth usage on every virtual host or directory or to restrict the number of simultaneous connections. The bandwidth control, for example, can be configured according to the criteria: origin … Continue reading

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