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  • Ubuntu 22.04 Nginx+PHP

    This will install Nginx and PHP 8.x on Ubuntu 22.04 or later and perform basic configurations needed to get it up and running. This is used to create servers to serve static content as well as minor PHP scripts that need to run on it.

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  • PHP-FPM Restart Upon Crash

    PHP-FPM service, when running as socket, seems to crash making Nginx output errors and users frustated. This is a simple fix to bypass the issue with auto restarting the php upon crash. Although it is recommended to see why the crash occurs in first place and fix that first.

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  • Ubuntu Add Sudo User

    It is best not to use root user for anything as root is a common user name. It’s better to create sudo users for these purposes. Here’s the easiest way to add a user to sudo group.

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  • Ubuntu 20.04 SSH + TOTP

    In order to protect your SSH against hacks, the most basic you can do is to change the port, but that is never enough. We know the basics to be disable root logins, change port, enable pubkey authentication, IP based blocking and so on. However, one shoe never fits all. If you keep changing computers, […]

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  • Nginx SSL Site Config

    Sample configuration used for most SSL sites.

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  • Ubuntu 20.04 Nginx+PHP

    This will install Nginx and PHP 7.x on Ubuntu 18.04 or later and perform basic configurations needed to get it up and running. This is used to create servers to serve static content as well as minor PHP scripts that need to run on it. After we’ll set up SSL using LetsEncrypt and use it […]

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  • Ubuntu 22.04 Install Samba

    So you want to use a linux server on local network. Great, but if you still have to access the files through ssh or ftp, it is troublesome. So why not access the files over samba network share? It is also great when you want to setup a simple NAS server on your local network.

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  • Ubuntu 18.04 Install LLMP stack

    With the new MariaDB 10+ they have disabled performance_schema, which means your database will consume minimum amount of memory and you can run Lighttpd, PHP and MariaDB on only 256 MB RAM! So here’s how to do it. We’ll also install phpMyAdmin for easy configuration of our mysql server and set it up securely to […]

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  • Proxmox 6 disable subscription invalid message

    When you are using the free version of Proxmox 5 or 6, you’ll get a message every time saying your subscription is invalid. This is fine if it was just during the initial login, but it’ll pop up every time you try to open a shell or run updates. Luckily this can be disabled by […]

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  • Ubuntu 18.04 Install Aria2c for Downloads with WebUI

    This is a simple guide on how to install and configure Aria2c with WebUI for downloading files on your linux server. For the WebUI, we’ll go with lighttpd as it is lightweight, however you can install apache or nginx or even run the file directly from your computer.

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