How to Configure a .htaccess Redirect

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In this tutorial, we discuss the Apache .htaccess file and the many ways it can be modified and configured to suit your specific needs. We will be reviewing how to configure .htaccess redirects, rewrites, and add other customizations.

Let’s say you have decided to change domain names or have one web address on your site that you want to redirect to a completely different location. Using a .htaccess redirects, you can send visitors to the new page or site automatically!

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What is a Service Mesh?

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How to Convert .htaccess Rules to NGINX Directives

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NGINX is a web server that is becoming an increasingly popular option for web hosting, as sixteen percent of all sites on the internet are utilizing NGINX. This percentage is constantly increasing as clients require a web server that can serve content faster. It can also be used for proxies, reverse proxies, load balancing, and more depending on what modules you load onto NGINX. One of the significant differences between Apache (a popular webserver) and NGINX is the way each system handles access rules. If you are familiar with using .htaccess rules in Apache, then the method that NGINX uses of including directives in the server’s vhost block will be a substantial change.

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How to Install Jitsi Meet on Ubuntu 18

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What is Jitsi?

Jitsi is a set of open-source projects that allow you to create a secure video conferencing system for your team. It has features such as superior sound quality, excellent encryption and privacy, multi-platform and much more. The Jitsi client can work both in the application and in the web browser. You can broadcast your desktop as well as individual windows, and invite users using URL-link. We will be installing Jitsi on Ubuntu 18.04 server. We will install additional components such as Java’s OpenJdk, Nginx to correctly install, configure and use it. Let’s talk a bit about the components.

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How to Install and Use ApacheTop

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What is ApacheTop?

ApacheTop is an uncomplicated command line (CLI) utility that is used to monitor http traffic in real-time. It achieves this task by analyzing the incoming apache logs and based on that data presents understandable output to our screen. It can be configured to output X number of hits, or output X number of hits within X seconds.

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How to install Envoy Proxy on Ubuntu 18

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Today we will demonstrate how to install Envoy Proxy on Ubuntu. 

Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures. Built on the learnings of solutions such as NGINX, HAProxy, hardware load balancers, and cloud load balancers, Envoy runs alongside every application and abstracts the network by providing common features in a platform-agnostic manner.

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Installing WordPress using WP-CLI

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WordPress has a great GUI-based installation process however some use cases call for CLI! Or, maybe you just feel more at home in a terminal, either way this article will show you how to get your WordPress site setup with just a terminal, using WP-CLI, and maybe a sprinkle of SSH.

In order to be able to install WordPress manually using WP-CLI you will first need to create a new database for the WordPress install. You will need to know how to find your SSH credentials as well as being used to using Terminal or Putty and WP-CLI.

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PHP-FPM/Nginx Vulnerability – CVE-2019-11043

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A new vulnerability in PHP-FPM has been noted which could lead to remote code execution on nginx. An earlier message on Twitter exposed the CVE-2019-11043 bug:

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What Is WSGI?

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Have you ever wondered how Python web applications work on an Apache or NGINX web server? The answer is WSGI or Web Server Gateway Interface.

Python is rapidly gaining in popularity for various web applications and software options. WSGI is one of the numerous powerful frameworks that are enabling this forward-looking acceptance. You may be new to Python web applications and wondering how this type of application is deployed in a production environment or you may have already used this type of framework previously, but want to know more about what WSGI is. 

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How to Configure Apache Virtual Hosts on CentOS 7

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Today, we will be reviewing how to configure Apache virtual hosts on a CentOS 7 VPS server or Dedicated server. If you host websites, chances are you are hosting more than one. If so, knowing how and why these virtual hosts work should allow you to better understand why they are needed. By default, Apache can host only one document root for all requests, which likely isn’t what you want to happen.

We can use VirtualHost blocks to translate named domains into their appropriate document roots, with new settings per-block as needed. But, what goes into a valid VirtualHost? Where should it be stored?

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