Choosing your RHEL 8 clone after the death of CentOS

by Danila Vershinin, July 24, 2021

As CentOS is no longer an RHEL clone, companies seek another free clone of RHEL. What will it be? AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux, or Oracle Linux? We review these choices and give a recommendation.


NGINX: putting multiple services on the same port

by Danila Vershinin, June 21, 2021

Recent versions of NGINX introduce the TLS pre-read capabilities, which allow it to see which TLS protocols are supported by the client, the requested SNI server name, and the ALPN protocol of request. All this information, known before the request is routed by NGINX to the upstream servers, makes it possible to conditionally route requests […]


CentOS/RHEL: where is my PATH?

by Danila Vershinin, May 31, 2021

How to consistently set user’s PATH environment variable on CentOS/RHEL servers, while avoiding PATH duplication


Performance-friendly WordPress updates

by Danila Vershinin,

DIY Automatic updates won’t kill your cache while providing convenience of latest WordPress core and its plugins


CentOS/RHEL: Faster PHP CLI and Cron Jobs

by Danila Vershinin, May 27, 2021

How to consistently set up PHP CLI and cron runs while making benefit from file-based OPcache and no memory limit


Whitelist IP addresses for Magento 2 admin protection

by Danila Vershinin, May 8, 2021

Protect Magento 2 admin area using NGINX IP address whitelisting approach. Secure your Magento 2 administration


How to install the RTMP NGINX module in Plesk for CentOS/RHEL 7 or 8

by Danila Vershinin, March 12, 2021

What is the NGINX RTMP module The RTMP module for NGINX provides HLS and MPEG-DASH live streaming capabilities for those who want a lightweight solution based on the HTTP protocol. The stream is published in the MPEG-TS format over HTTP. This makes it possible to use all the power and flexibility of nginx HTTP configurations […]


Using journalctl as the ultimate utility for troubleshooting LEMP stacks

by Danila Vershinin, January 18, 2021

Using journalctl for troubleshooting and logging data from your LEMP stack. The necessary configuration for logging PHP scripts errors


Stop installing phpMyAdmin

by Danila Vershinin, December 31, 2020

Keep your server safe by not installing phpMyAdmin and using MySQL GUI tools readily available for installation on your workstation


How to fix yum after CentOS 6 went EOL

by Danila Vershinin, December 3, 2020

How to fix yum upgrade on End-of-Life release of CentOS 6. Simple instructions in keeping your yum client working in CentOS 6