Monitor Servers with Monit on CentOS 6


by Danila Vershinin, September 18, 2014

If you want your server to be always available to visitors with zero downtime, then you should proactively monitor the services it runs. Apache and MySQL are the two main services most commonly found on a Linux web server. Here is the the complete tutorial on monitoring Apache and MySQL, with automatic restarts on failure by means of Monit on CentOS 6.

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Linux Software Compilation Guide


by Danila Vershinin, September 16, 2014

Have you fetched a new VPS instance or own dedicated server? You might be interested in how to get your favorite programs installed using compilation. This is a good way to get latest software versions, especially for programs which are not available in standard repos.

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CentOS SSH password-less login


by Danila Vershinin, September 14, 2014

It’s always nice to add more security to your server while actually increasing the comfort of logging in remotely. Meet password-less login using public key authentication. You can enable it within just a few minutes and save yourself the time to type in passwords.

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Nginx PageSpeed configuration


by Danila Vershinin, September 11, 2014

Learn how to configure Google PageSpeed module in Nginx server block. Provides sample configuration to store PageSpeed cache in a Memcached server. Storing PageSpeed cache in Memcached provides additional performance improvement.

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CentOS 7 Server Setup


by Danila Vershinin, August 28, 2014

A very thorough guide on first-time setup of web server under CentOS. Follow it to secure your web server from attackers and improve performance by protecting server with firewall. We cover protecting SSH daemon, enabling firewall and configuring fail2ban.

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Optimizing Magento


by Dean Grant, August 7, 2014

Magento is a great eCommerce solution. But it’s built using Zend Framework and that means dozens of PHP files are included and parsed. This makes it a slow beast to optimize. But nothing can stand on our way into faster web. Here is how we have Magento running as fast as static HTML page.

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Choosing right VPS


by Jack Dalton, July 15, 2014

We have already talked about what VPS is and why it’s superior to shared plans in terms of performance. But what are the ingredients for a good VPS plan when you make a decision to order virtual server? Don’t let yourself to get lost, use our straightforward directions.

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Why Use VPS and what is it?


by Danila Vershinin, July 13, 2014

Introduction to Virtual Private Server vs. Shared hosting plan

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