Tag Archive: Ubuntu

Feb 19

How to: Install Ruby on Rails using RVM

How to: Install Ruby on Rails using RVM This is just a quick complement of the article How to: Install the NginX Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server. As I mentioned there if you need Ruby for something other than running a plugin agent like in a development web server RVM is the way …

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Feb 19

How to: Install the NginX Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server

How to: Install the NginX Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server Everytime I try to install a plugin for New Relic I find myself trying to figure out how to perform each of the steps. For example, take this instructions on how to install the NginX agent to get monitoring on your web server: …

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Feb 13

HowTo: Copy Files Over The Network using the Ubuntu Command Line

HowTo: Copy Files Over The Network¬†using the Ubuntu Command Line As I continued to struggle in this GUI-less word, the need for transferring files over the network arose. I needed to get a lot of files from one place to another and I just simply didn’t know how to do it. Linux obviously offers a …

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Feb 12

How to: Install NginX

How to: Install NginX If you want to Install NginX, we currently host a PPA that tries to keep up with the latest updates from NginX. Sometimes we make changes to the build when something breaks or doesn’t work but most of the time we use the same package that is provided by the NginX …

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Jan 17

How to: Install Security Updates from the command line in Ubuntu

How to: Install Security Updates from the command line in Ubuntu Lately as I log in to an Ubuntu box I get messages indicating that there are security updates available for Ubuntu but I have struggled to get them installed. 13 packages can be updated. 13 updates are security updates. Traditional¬†one would use apt-get update; …

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Dec 24

How to: Configure NAXSI with NginX

How to: Configure NAXSI with NginX As part of a series of articles regarding NginX, today I will cover how to configure NAXSI with NginX. Currently there is a distribution of NginX that comes with NAXSI (you can read about some of the standard distributions here: http://kx.cloudingenium.com/technologies/web/nginx/custom-nginx-distribution-available-packages/) which you can find with the ngxinx dev …

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Dec 21

Resolve: Upstream sent too big header while reading response header from upstream when using NginX PHP FPM

Resolve: Upstream sent too big header while reading response header from upstream when using NginX PHP FPM When working with NginX you will be using an upstream PHP FPM server. Because of the way NginX works it will treat this upstream server as a proxy server which you will use to server PHP requests. One …

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Dec 21

How to: Determine your Memory Usage & Free Memory in Ubuntu

How to: Determine your Memory Usage & Free Memory in Ubuntu One thing I have discovered with Ubuntu is that there is more than one way to skin a cat. All won’t yield the same result but you can achieve similar things through different approaches. Finding out how much memory you have used, how much …

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Dec 21

How to: Connect to a Remote File System with Nautilus using SSH

How to: Connect to a Remote File System with Nautilus using SSH Nautilus supports connecting to a remote file system using an SSH connection. Before there used to be clear instructions but now it all has gone away with a more simple interface that has left some users confused. But fear not, all you have …

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Dec 21

How to: Measure your NginX Cache Performance using $upstream_cache_status in a custom Cache log

How to: Measure your NginX Cache Performance using $upstream_cache_status in a custom Cache log One of the great features of NginX is it’s ability to cache content from a number of sources including but not limited to a proxy server or a fast cgi server. But in order to understand truly how well your cache …

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