Tag: Server

Feb 28

How to: Use NginX as a Forward Proxy server

How to: Use NginX as a Forward Proxy server Generally people use NginX as a Reverse Proxy server, which is what it was designed for. However, after working with NginX for sometime now, I realized conceptually a proxy server could work both ways, right? The thought is an interesting one but its market might be …

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Feb 17

Resolved: Essentials Server Integration must be done on the Domain Controller

Resolved: Essentials Server Integration must be done on the Domain Controller Recently we performed a migration from our on premise Exchange server to Microsoft’s cloud solution: Exchange Online. Because of that I wanted to perform an integration at the domain controller level using Windows Server Essentials Experience. Unfortunately whether I tried using a member server …

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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: 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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Dec 13

How to: Enable proper domain DNS search in Ubuntu when using Windows Azure

How to: Enable proper domain DNS search in Ubuntu when using Windows Azure So as part of the latest using your own DNS server with Linux machines inside Windows Azure I had a bit of a problem. Even though my corporate DNS server was set up correctly, DNS entries were correct, etc. Ubuntu would just …

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Dec 13

Make your DHCP server dynamically update your DNS records on Ubuntu

Make your DHCP server dynamically update your DNS records on Ubuntu (Obtained as is from: http://lani78.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/dhcp-server-update-dns-records/) The steps in this post shows how to configure the DHCP server to automatically update the DNS records when giving out a new lease to a client computer. Before continuing These steps assumes that you already have a working …

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Dec 10

How to: Set the Timezone on Ubuntu Server

How to: Set the Timezone on Ubuntu Server If you are using a VM hosted with a public cloud provider you probably have realized that they generally are deployed using UTC as the default timezone. In Windows I was very familiar modifying that but now that I have deployed an Ubuntu server I wasn’t sure …

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Dec 10

Resolve: Your web-server does not have the mcrypt module installed. Without it, encryption will be a lot slower.

Resolve: Your web-server does not have the mcrypt module installed. Without it, encryption will be a lot slower. (How to install mcrypt in an Ubuntu server) I have installed UpdraftPlus in order to manage backups of the site. The downside is they seem to be moving towards having you buy addons for a lot of …

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Dec 09

How to: Install Memcache for php and WordPress

How to: Install Memcache for php and WordPress In what seems the eternal quest of having a good performing hosting server one of the tools that are generally referred to is Memcache. What Memcache offers you is a centralized server/cluster that holds in memory cached information. Some of the reasons why it is so popular …

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Dec 06

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

How to solve: Apache error .htaccess: ForceType not allowed here 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: ForceType not allowed here. I …

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