Free Lifetime SSL for NGINX using LetsEncrypt, without downtime

by Emily Serverwise, January 19, 2023

How to obtain a free SSL certificate from LetsEncrypt without any downtime and set it up in NGINX web server configuration.


Disgusting DirectAdmin

by Danila Vershinin, September 13, 2020

Why DirectAdmin is the wost


How to run CentOS 8 on Acer Aspire 6920G

by Danila Vershinin, December 2, 2019

Acer Aspire 6920G is now an ancient laptop, but I still own one so this article is quite personal πŸ™‚ I had no use for it, so decided to give it a spin for a fresh install of CentOS 8 while my Macbook Air is undergoing repair. Let’s see what happened and how I got […]


Install untrunc in CentOS 7

by Danila Vershinin, October 13, 2018

Fix your broken video files using untrunc, now easily available in CentOS 7


Troubleshoot memory issues on CentOS 7 web server

by Danila Vershinin, September 29, 2017

Current status of this article is open draft of sorts πŸ™‚ Who knows will understand :p Sometimes I have to deal with alien servers. Those are servers which were initially setup not by me. Of course, I can install things properly and they couldn’t :). So I have to fix and fix whatever they have […]


Magento 2 and Varnish. Multiple installs on single server

by Danila Vershinin, February 13, 2017

Hosting multiple Magento 2 installations or multi store is easy with this Varnish VCL configuration.


VCL coding style

by Danila Vershinin, October 14, 2016

Indentation: 4 spaces. Function opening bracket on the same line with definition: sub vcl_miss { return (fetch); } Single lines of VCL can be commented out using // or #. Multi-line blocks can be commented out with /* block /*.


Magento Chmod – Secure Permissions for Magento 1.x

by Danila Vershinin, August 2, 2016

Secure Magento 1.x store with proper Magento chmod and chown settings to your files and directories.


Setting SSH locale properly in OS X

by Danila Vershinin, July 24, 2016

Ever seen a message in your iTerm or Terminal apps telling you there’s a problem setting locale? It may be when you run a Perl app: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LC_CTYPE = β€œUTF-8”, LANG = β€œen_US.UTF-8” are supported and installed […]