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Let’s Encrypt | SSL Certificate For Ghost Blog Running Ubuntu + NGINX

Prerequisites:  A server running nginx with root access via SSH An installation of ghost located at

  wget (which should come out of the box with Ubuntu DNS correctly pointing at your server.  I always run my domains through CloudFlare for security and to help caching and page performance.  Note if you do this, […]

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Developing With Swift On Linux

This Is How To Set Up Swift On Linux 1. Installing Swift If you are interested (as I was) to give Apple’s new programming language, Swift a try, and you are using Linux, then this guide is for you.  I will go over the basics to getting the open-source code for swift installed on your computer, […]

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Removing The Fear From SSH: Stop Sharing

Using SSH Keys So you are asking yourself “What Hosting Provider Do I choose?” This is a loaded question as it really depends on what you want to do, what you are capable of doing, and how much you want to spend. Unless you are deploying a .NET application, then Azure is automatically ruled out. […]

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Nulled PHP Scripts: Scan Your PHP Files for Backdoors

Not all PHP scripts are created equal. Just like there are counterfeit watches on the market, there are also counterfeit premium themes, plugins, and scripts that can be downloaded from the web. These are called nulled PHP scripts. Urban Dictionary defines the term nulled as a program that has been modified to not call home–report that you did […]

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Spice Up Your MOTD With Fortune and Cowsay

Recently, I deployed a new Linux web server for a side project. There aren’t many shell users (ssh) on the server, so I thought I would have some fun with it. It’s running CentOS 7 with cPanel/WHM for the web side of things. To spice up my Message of The Day (MOTD), I figured I would install […]

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Understanding Your Server Load Average in Uptime

If you’ve ever run Linux, FreeBSD, or even Mac OS X, chances are at some point you’ve seen a bunch of crazy numbers attached to your server’s uptime. This is your server’s load. To explain how it works, we are going to use a cloud-based server running on two cores with 2GB of memory on […]

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Setting Up An SSH Config File

 

files are extremely useful for managing multiple servers that you need ssh access to.  Setting up an ssh config file is extremely simple, and if you have properly generated your ssh key pairs (and added them to your remote servers) it is a time saving way to ssh into remote machines.  An ssh […]

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The Development Environment

I have been using Windows 10 with Sublime Text 3, Visual Studio Ultimate, the occasional WebStorm and Resharper.  I miss Linux.  I still have my desktop machine running Ubuntu 15.04 development edition and a host of other software.  I feel like I can actually get work done on a Linux machine (work that isn’t C# […]

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Create Bootable Linux USB Drive with Mac OS X

While working on a MacBook Pro, I recently needed to create a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu Linux. The hard drive was not being detected under Disk Utility and I couldn’t reformat it. I figured that the easiest thing to do was to create a quick Linux Live CD (USB) from another Mac. After downloading Ubuntu, […]

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Windows 8 Sucks Ass

I am an obnoxious proponent of Linux.  I like that it is free, I like that it is open-source, and I like the custom ability it lends itself to.  Now let’s look at Windows. Windows 8 Sucks 1. You have to grant access for programs to perform what they are supposed to do, and sometimes […]

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