Lets Encrypt on Ubuntu using Apache, Nginx, or Lighttpd Cheat Sheet

If you are using Lets Encrypt (www.letsencrypt.org) certificates on your Ubuntu servers, you may find the following information useful if you work with Apache, Nginx, or Lighttpd. Installing Lets Encrypt on Ubuntu 14.04 (or older) Reference: https://www.vultr.com/docs/setup-lets-encrypt-with-apache-on-ubuntu-14-04 apt-get install git git clone https://github.com/letsencrypt/letsencrypt /opt/letsencrypt /opt/letsencrypt/letsencrypt-auto The 3rd line sets up Lets Encrypt and installs any necessary […]

Updating XP and Vista to support WebDAV Web Folders from Apache – Patch KB907306

If you are familiar with WebDAV or even Subversion and use Windows XP/Vista, you will appreciate this tidbit of information. You can browse a WebDAV server in Windows XP and Vista using Windows Explorer. There is a problem though, Windows XP and Vista will try to use NTLM authentication (Active Directory) to authenticate with the […]

CW10 – May 22, 2008 – Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide and Open Flash Charts

Angelo discusses the Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide 2nd edition and explains how to implement Open Flash Charts into your PHP project. Don’t forget to E-mail comments and suggestions to compiledweekly AT gmail.com. Links: Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide at Amazon Open Flash Charts Download This Episode

Apache Module Rewrite – URL Rewriting Guide

If you’re looking for clean and simple resource or reference on the Rewrite Module in Apache, look no further. This page is the most useful and to the point resource on the subject I have come across to date. Module Rewrite – URL Rewriting Guide If you are looking for a cheat sheet, check out […]

Source for Lighttpd mod_redirect rewrite module to use status code 302

Lighttpd web server, also known as Lighty, is an excellent web server and has potential to replace Apache completely.  I am slowly migrating web sites that use feature specific settings in Apache to use Lighty.  A few months ago I ran into a problem with Lighty’s ModRewrite alternative for rewriting URLs.  Lighty uses two separate […]

Lighty Web Server Fast with static pages

Three months ago I started looking at an alternative web server to serve URL redirects.  The need arose when I found that Apache web server would consume a lot of system memory when testing simulated spikes to the server.  Apache could handle between 1,200 to 1,700 requests a second.  Though the number of requests per […]

Quick .htaccess to list files in directory on apache web server

If your web server to supports .htaccess files and you can specify “Options” from within your .htaccess file, then the following is a quick 1 line solution to your file listing needs. So you just uploaded a tun of pictures to a web directory and you want a list of all the images.  Since the […]

Save bandwidth and faster downloads with Apache mod_deflate

I’ve been auditing apache web logs from statistics gathered in AWStats. I found 6 different IP addresses that are using a lot of the servers bandwidth. After looking at the logs, I discovered one of the IP addresses was a spammer and the rest are from web robots or bots. One bot used over 2.5GB […]

Test configuration before restarting Apache

Have you ever made a lot of changes to your apache conf files on your web server that you were worried that the changes may result in apache not restarting? I know I have. There is a way to check your changes before you restart the running service. cmd: httpd -t # or /usr/sbin/httpd -t […]