Hosting RPM repositories with nginx and CDN with blazing speed


by Danila Vershinin, August 27, 2018

How to host RPM repository with efficient caching for proxies and Cloudflare. Build a fast YUM repository using NGINX and CDN.

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NGINX: easily debug PHP applications


by Danila Vershinin, August 7, 2018

It is essential to run PHP applications with production settings. But if there’s an issue that cannot be reproduced in a staging environment, you will want a quick way to enable debug settings at live. NGINX is very flexible in a way that it allows to make your PHP configuration “dynamic”. Let’s configure PHP debug […]

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Dissecting HTTPS redirect requirements of HSTS


by Danila Vershinin, August 5, 2018

Understanding the implications of HSTS header on the HTTP canonical redirects.

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NGINX Amplify – MySQL Monitoring in CentOS 6


by Danila Vershinin, August 4, 2018

MySQL monitoring in CentOS 6 using NGINX Amplify agent

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Modern approaches to secure websites in 2018


by Danila Vershinin, August 3, 2018

Some of the things you really want to take care about to secure your website.

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Deciphering the slow web tech behind Philippines’ largest mobile networks


by Danila Vershinin, July 19, 2018

Find out how Philippines’ largest Internet companies, Globe and Smart, neglect performance and security with nothing but HTTP/1.1 and Gzip compression and custom DNS nameservers.

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Build RPMs gotchas


by Danila Vershinin, July 14, 2018

My take on all the workflows and best practices for building CentOS / RedHat RPMs. To hash or not hash When you build a project from sources, you have to link to a source file. It is best to provide complete URL in the Source0: of the spec file. This will allow you to simply […]

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How to use multiple real IP headers with nginx


by Danila Vershinin, July 10, 2018

How to pass real visitor IPs in nginx from two different cloud services.

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Proxy requests to any remote server in nginx


by Danila Vershinin, July 8, 2018

Display information from other websites on your own, with nginx proxying.

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Tuning proxy_buffer_size in nginx


by Danila Vershinin, July 7, 2018

Make your nginx more memory efficient and fix that “upstream sent too big header while reading response header from upstream” error.

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