Tag: Uniform Resource Locator

Oct 26

How to: Move your NginX website to HTTPs / SSL

  How to: Move your NginX website to HTTPs / SSL It comes at no surprise that a lot of people are looking into moving their sites to HTTPs due to recent events: Google’s decision to give ranking points to sites that use SSL / HTTPs and eavesdropping by governments world wide. There are a number …

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Mar 24

Exchange Server 2013: HTTP 500 Errors for ECP and OWA (Fresh Install)

Exchange Server 2013: HTTP 500 Errors for ECP and OWA (Fresh Install) Sometime ago I changed my domain name (you can read more about it here: How to: Rename an Active Directory Domain Name) to better address some business needs but unfortunately I had my Exchange Server offline as we are mostly using Exchange Online now. …

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Mar 16

Nginx: How to correctly use Time and Size postfix / parameters

Nginx: How to correctly use Time and Size postfix / parameters I was struggling on figuring out why my cache size was not growing as intended. I had setup my configuration so that pages would be cached for a really long time but refreshed often. The idea being able to cache my entire site but …

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Jan 17

How to: Reload your NginX Configuration

How to: Reload your NginX Configuration Sometimes when working with NginX you come across the need to reload your configuration for the changes made to your .conf files take place. Although this is a simple task some considerations and best practices should be followed for optimal results: Verify that your configuration files “compile”. Execute nginx …

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Jan 17

Does Jetpack’s Photon damage Image SEO?

Does JetPack’s Photon damage Image SEO? Thus far I haven’t been able to find concrete proof of this but it probably does have an impact. Why is that? Because the URL being served is from a different site than yours which results in Google or other search engines associating that picture to them not you. …

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Dec 21

How to: Redirect an URL in NGINX

How to: Redirect an URL in NGINX One might need to redirect to another URL in a number of scenarios. I will cover two examples for scenarios I have come across and how I addresses those issues: I. Redirect from a naked domain to the www subdomain: server { listen 80; server_name test.com; return 301 …

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Dec 15

How to: Purge Http and Https caches in NginX with NginX Helper

How to: Purge Http and Https caches in NginX with NginX Helper If I had a wish list, it would be remote purge and supporting custom purging expressions/keys. Regardless, If you edit the file nginx-helper/purger.php and modify some lines you can send your purge request to both your http and https server. In my case …

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Dec 13

How to: Configure Purging on Varnish reverse proxy (works with W3 Total Cache)

  How to: Configure Purging on Varnish reverse proxy (works with W3 Total Cache) Purging and banning¶ One of the most effective ways of increasing your hit ratio is to increase the time-to-live (ttl) of your objects. But, as you’re aware of, in this twitterific day of age serving content that is outdated is bad …

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Dec 06

How to solve: Apache error .htaccess: ExpiresActive not allowed here, referrer: http://Technology.Bauzas.com/…

How to solve: Apache error .htaccess: ExpiresActive not allowed here, referrer: http://Technology.Bauzas.com/… I turned on some .htaccess rules in order for the cache to perform faster but unfortunately it came with some unintended consequences: A bunch of 500 error pages and in the log files one of the errors was [Core:Alert] /../.htaccess: ExpiresActive not allowed here, referrer: http://Technology.Bauzas.com/… The reason …

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Dec 06

How to solve: Apache error .htaccess: RewriteEngine not allowed here

How to solve: Apache error .htaccess: RewriteEngine not allowed here, referrer: http://Technology.Bauzas.com/… I turned on some .htaccess rules in order for the cache to perform faster but unfortunately it came with some unintended consequences: A bunch of 500 error pages and in the log files one of the errors was [Core:Alert] /../.htaccess: RewriteEngine not allowed here, referrer: http://Technology.Bauzas.com/… …

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