How to secure your LAMP server

The LAMP stack which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB and PHP/Python/Perl is a very popular combination of free and open-source software used to run millions of websites today. Although many opt for the much efficient LEMP stack based on Nginx instead of Apache, there are still a significant number of users that choose LAMP for their projects. In fact, more than 30% of the active websites today run on top of LAMP. The stack is considered as reliable and very suitable for running high-performance high-availability web applications. In this tutorial we are going to show you how to secure the [ ]

Getting started with Vesta Control Panel

In this tutorial, we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install Vesta control panel on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS and help you getting started with it. Vesta control panel (VestaCP) is an open source hosting control panel, which can be used to manage multiple websites, creat and manage email accounts, FTP accounts, and MySQL databases, manage DNS records and more. Update the system Make sure your package list and the OS packages are up to date by running the following commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade You can also configure automatic updates. Install VestaCP [ ]

How to Fix the Missing MySQL Extension Error in WordPress

If you are setting up WordPress on a new Linux VPS for the first time you may face some problems like missing some PHP extensions. One example is missing the MySQL extension and this is a common problem since the extension doesn t come by default with many operating systems. In this tutorial we will help you to fix the problem with the missing extension and complete the WordPress installation successfully. Missing a PHP extension is not something you should be worried about. If you see the following message on your screen when trying to access the WordPress installation via web [ ]

How to Install Apache Cassandra on Ubuntu 16.04

Apache Cassandra is a NoSQL database management system which is free and open-source. It allows managing large amounts of data with high availability without compromising the performance. In this tutorial we are going to show you how to install Apache Cassandra on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 as an operating system. Apache Cassandra Prerequisites Before installing Apache Cassandra on your server make sure that the following prerequisites are met: The latest version of Java 8, either the Oracle Java Standard Edition 8 or OpenJDK 8 is installed. If not, you can follow the instructions in this tutorial and [ ]

How to install Odoo 10 on Ubuntu 16.04 with Apache as a reverse proxy

Odoo is a web-based open source business software including a number of business applications for Sales, Project and Warehouse Management, CRM, Accounting, Website/eCommerce, Billing, Inventory and thousands of more additional modules developed by the community. In this guide, we will walk you through a complete Odoo 10 installation on your Ubuntu 16.04 VPS and show you how to configure Apache as a reverse proxy for your Odoo 10. If you follow these instructions properly it should take no longer than 20 minutes to set up an Odoo on your VPS. Odoo Installation Before you begin, you need to connect [ ]

Set Up WordPress with Optimal .htaccess Settings

If you are a WordPress user then you probably have met the .htaccess file. The .htaccess file allows you to make configuration changes on a per-directory basis and it is very useful in case you want to enable/disable additional functionality and features for your site. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to set up a basic WordPress site with optimal .htaccess settings on a VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 as an operating system. Update the packages on Ubuntu It is very important to keep all your software up to date, so once you connect to your Linux [ ]

Best Self-hosted eCommerce Software

Starting a new eCommerce business? Great! The first thing you need to do is find an eCommerce app that s going to fit your requirements. There are many eCommerce apps out there, which may be overwhelming. That s why we decided to do this self-hosted eCommerce software list. We have years of experience with eCommerce hosting. So we ve tested and have worked on most eCommerce apps you can find. After our thorough research and testing, we narrowed down the list to the top 5 best self-hosted eCommerce apps. A few quick tips Before we go onto our list, here are a few [ ]