LEMP, it stands for Linux, (EngineX) NGINX, MariaDB (or MySQL) and PHP. Due to its flexibility and simplicity, NGINX slowly takes over the Internet. In this tutorial, we will attempt, through examples of bad and good practices, to go through the steps of properly securing your Linux web server. So what is the term Security? Often you can hear the IT Engineers saying “Our network is secure” or “Our servers are secure” however, those sentences although widely used are technically not correct, as in many books and publications you can find that Security as a term is not a static value, but rather a degree. From […]
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In this tutorial we are going to show you how to install Prosper202. Made by Tracking202, Prosper202 is a self-hosted application that lets you track and optimize all your marketing campaigns. It’s open source and easy to install on a Linux VPS. Follow the steps below to install Prosper202 on Ubuntu 14.04. The following are the minimum system requirements for Prosper202: – PHP version 5.4 or greater. – MySQL version 5.6 or greater. – MySQLi extension enabled in PHP Go ahead and connect to your server via SSH. The first thing you need to do is to upgrade all your […]
In today’s simple article we will cover the steps needed for installing and configuring a basic LEMP stack on a openSUSE VPS. A LEMP stack is a synonym of LEMP server or LEMP web server. It refers to a set-up which includes Linux, Nginx, MySQL (MariaDB) and PHP. REQUIREMENTS We will be using our SSD 1 Linux VPS hosting plan for this tutorial. Log in to your server via SSH: # ssh root@server_ip Before starting, enter the command below to check whether you have the proper OS version installed on your machine: # cat /etc/issue which should give you the […]
In this tutorial we will explain how to install LiteCart on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with Nginx, PHP-FPM and MySQL. LiteCart is a free e-commerce, feature rich e-commerce solution. The framework is constructed to be lightweight and easy for developers to modify and build upon. LiteCart relies on the latest HyperText standard HTML 5, the latest CSS 3 for styling, the jQuery framework for client-side dynamics, and the popular web scripting language PHP for server-side dynamics. REQUIREMENTS We will be using our SSD 1 Linux VPS Hosting plan for this tutorial. UPDATE THE SYSTEM Make sure your server is fully […]
February 4, 2015 By Severalnines Check Out Our Latest Technical Resources for MySQL, MariaDB & MongoDB Clusters
Like every month, we have created new content and tools for you; here is a summary of what we’ve published. Please do check it out and let us know if you have any comments or feedback.
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Tuesday, February 17th
Infrastructure automation isn’t easy, but it’s not rocket science either, says Riaan Nolan. Automation is a worthwhile investment for retailers serious about eCommerce, but deciding on which …[Read more]
The Perfect Server - CentOS 7 x86_64 (nginx, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3)
This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 7 x86_64 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3 on it. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: nginx web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, Mailman, and many more. Since version 3.0.4, ISPConfig comes with full support for the nginx web server in addition to Apache; this tutorial covers the setup of a server that uses nginx, not Apache. The ISPConfig 3 apache perfect server tutorial is available here.
The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 14.10 (nginx, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3)
This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) server (with nginx, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache or nginx web server, Postfix mail server, Courier or Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. This setup covers nginx (instead of Apache), BIND (instead of MyDNS), and Dovecot (instead of Courier).
Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption
First off, the naming “convention” as of late for security issues has been terrible. The newest vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566) is nicknamed POODLE, which at least is an acronym and as per the header above has some meaning.
The summary of this issue is that it is much the same as the earlier B.E.A.S.T (Browser Exploit Against SSL TLS), however there’s no known mitigation method in this case – other than entirely disabling SSLv3 support, in short, an attacker has a vector by which they can retrieve the plaintext form your encrypted streams.
So let’s talk mitigation, the …[Read more]
August 28, 2014 By Severalnines Check Out Our Latest Resources for MySQL, MariaDB & MongoDB Clusters
Here is a summary of resources & tools that we’ve made available to you in the past weeks. If you have any questions on these, feel free to contact us!
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09 September 2014 - with Baptiste Assmann of HAProxy Technologies
Do you know what HAProxy can tell you about your application and database instances? Do you know the difference …[Read more]
How To Install Nginx With PHP And MySQL (LEMP Stack) On CentOS 7
Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a CentOS 6.5 server with PHP support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL (Mariadb) support.
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