A list for protecting yourself and others from the most common and easiest-to-pull-off security crimes.
This article does not attempt to make you an information security guru or provide everything needed for those who are special targets. This is a list you can use to secure yourself, your significant other and your non-techie loved ones from the majority of the most-common and easiest-to-pull-off types of crime and cruelty. Continue reading “17 Things about Security”
You probably have heard and tried using speedtest.net to test you computer or smartphone internet speed. If you have your own server or VPS you can also test internet speed connection from the command-line using the speedtest-cli utility. On this tutorial, I’ll show how to install and use speedtest-cli to test your internet speed.
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SSL secured websites or HTTPS has now become a must to have on website, especially those handling sensitive client information. Having a HTTPS enabled website means that a intruder can’t intrude to communication between users and website. HTTPS not only secures communication but is now a requirement for many new features like http2, which requires you to have https enabled on your server. Having a HTTPS enabled website also improves your Google SEO (Search Engine Optimization) ranking.
In this tutorial, we will discuss two methods on how we can redirect http traffic to https on Apache web servers.
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We might have come across a situation where we might want to rename user in Linux system, for whatever reasons. We can easily rename user in Linux and also we can rename the home directory or its UID as well.
In this short tutorial, we will be discussing these things only.
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Load balancers are used to distribute the requests/queries to multiple server instances. Most web infrastructures have multiple front-end servers that share the load of the application. Although there are multiple server instances, the end-user only see them a single node. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you on how to configure an Elastic Load Balancer on Amazon, add your web server nodes and point your domain name to the EC2 load balancer.
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Multiple front-end web server setups are almost always in use these days. Instead of just one server serving web traffic, you create two or more servers which will share the load evenly to serve requests from users. These servers usually connect to a backend database server. On this tutorial, we’ll walk through the steps on adding another web-front end server by cloning you current web server node.
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Amazon VPS instances, by default only have a single disk for the whole filesystem of the server. Unless you chose to add an additional disk when you provision the server, adding disk space to your VPS can be tricky. Here’s a run down on how to add more storage to your server on amazon by mounting a new drive.
In this tutorial, I’ve mounted the new drive to /var/lib/mysql since I need to increase the disk space used by the database. This tutorial is still applicable even if you want to increase a different folder. The process will be the same.
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If you are a programmer or work with programmers, managing code repositories is one the task you’ll likely to encounter. Git has become widely popular for storing/managing code repositories.
Gitblit GO is an open-source, pure Java stack for managing, viewing, and serving Git repositories. It’s designed primarily as a tool for workgroups who want to host centralized repositories. Gitblit GO is an integrated, single-stack solution based on Jetty.
In this fast tutorial, you’ll be able to install GitBlit Go and create you own git repositories.
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