Best practice secure WordPress NGINX configuration for Plesk


by Danila Vershinin, September 18, 2020

WordPress Security WordPress is the most popular CMS for running a website. As such, it is the target for all kinds of malicious bots. The most effective way of reducing security risks associated with WordPress is the proper server configuration. Secure WordPress NGINX configuration must be built on the assumption that any unknown script is […]

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Disgusting DirectAdmin


by Danila Vershinin, September 13, 2020

Why DirectAdmin is the wost

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Best practice secure NGINX configuration for WordPress


by Danila Vershinin, September 5, 2020

We review and approach to secure NGINX configuration for WordPress prevents launching malicious scripts and only allows core and plugin files execution

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NGINX basics. How to create redirects


by Danila Vershinin, July 14, 2020

Understanding redirects in NGINX. How to create efficient redirection rules in NGINX configuration

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NGINX and PHP-FPM. What my permissions should be?


by Danila Vershinin, July 13, 2020

Proper file permissions and ownership model for NGINX / PHP-FPM powered websites. The secure chmod and shown setup

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CentOS/RHEL 8: how to build the kernel RPM with native CPU optimizations


by Danila Vershinin, June 20, 2020

How to build kernel RPM packages with native CPU optimizations, for fun and profit, *and* performance

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How to log and fix slow PHP requests


by Danila Vershinin, June 5, 2020

How to troubleshot slow PHP requests using PHP-FPM slow log facility. Common reasons for a slow PHP request and ways to fix it

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NGINX Security Headers, the right way


by Danila Vershinin, May 31, 2020

How to add NGINX security headers without configuration pitfalls and in a consistent way that will make your website safe for visitors

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Do not run pip as root


by Danila Vershinin, May 28, 2020

Why you should never run pip as root and what to do instead. How to install PyPi Python apps in a safe way, using pip-safe

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Magento and ElasticSearch? How about Sphinx!


by Danila Vershinin, May 15, 2020

How to set up Magento 2 with the fast and efficient Sphinx search engine for a better memory and CPU footprint of your installation

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