Linux: Creating a Network File System (NFS) Share For Apache / Lighttpd / Nginx Web Server

Posted on in Categories Linux, RedHat/Fedora Linux last updated June 22, 2012

Creating a Network File System (NFSv4.0) shared network resource is exactly like creating any other shared network resource in Linux or Unix for Apache / Lighttpd / Nginx web server. You need to type the following commands on vm05 having an IP address 192.168.1.14.

This blog post is part in the “Run Different Linux Network Services on Separate Systems/VM” series.

HowTo: Configure Apache Web Server To Use NFS Shared HTML+PHP5 Files

Posted on in Categories Apache, Linux, RedHat/Fedora Linux last updated June 22, 2012

The Apache web server is responsible for providing access to dynamic content via the HTTP or HTTPS protocol. In this example, I’m going to install and use the Apache 2 web server + php5 safely and set DocumentRoot to vm05:/exports/html mounted at /var/www/html. You need to type the following commands on vm02 having an IP address 192.168.1.11.

This blog post is part in the “Run Different Linux Network Services on Separate Systems/VM” series.

Configure Lighttpd Web Server To Use NFS Shared Static Files

Posted on in Categories lighttpd, Linux, RedHat/Fedora Linux last updated June 22, 2012

The Lighttpd web server is responsible for providing access to static content via the HTTP or HTTPS protocol. In this example, I’m going to install and use the Lighttpd web server and set DocumentRoot to vm05:/exports/static mounted at /var/www/static. You need to type the following commands on vm01 having an IP address 192.168.1.10 only.

This blog post is part in the “Run Different Linux Network Services on Separate Systems/VM” series.

30 Best Sources For Linux / *BSD / Unix Documentation On the Web

Posted on in Categories Debian Linux, FreeBSD, HP-UX, Linux, Linux distribution, OpenBSD, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Ubuntu Linux, UNIX last updated December 21, 2011

Man pages are written by sys-admin and developers for IT techs, and are intended more as a reference than as a how to. Man pages are very useful for people who are already familiar with Linux, Unix, and BSD operating systems. Use man pages when you just need to know the syntax for particular commands or configuration file, but they are not helpful for new Linux users. Man pages are not good for learning something new for the first time. Here are thirty best documentation sites on the web for learning Linux and Unix like operating systems.

Linux: 25 PHP Security Best Practices For Sys Admins

Posted on in Categories php, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Security, Sys admin, Tuning last updated August 18, 2017

PHP is an open-source server-side scripting language, and it is a widely used. The Apache/Nginx/Lighttpd web server provides access to files and content via the HTTP OR HTTPS protocol. A misconfigured server-side scripting language can create all sorts of problems. So, PHP should be used with caution. Here are twenty-five php security best practices for sysadmins for configuring PHP securely.

Top 25 Nginx Web Server Best Security Practices

Posted on in Categories Debian Linux, Howto, Linux, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Security, Sys admin, Ubuntu Linux, UNIX last updated September 19, 2017

Nginx is a lightweight, high-performance web server/reverse proxy and e-mail (IMAP/POP3) proxy. It runs on UNIX, GNU/Linux, BSD variants, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows. According to Netcraft, 13.50% of all domains on the Internet use nginx web server. Nginx is one of a handful of servers written to address the C10K problem. Unlike traditional servers, Nginx doesn’t rely on threads to handle requests. Instead, it uses a much more scalable event-driven (asynchronous) architecture. Nginx powers several high traffic web sites, such as WordPress, Hulu, Github, and SourceForge.

Google Public DNS Servers Launched

Posted on in Categories Linux, Linux desktop, Networking, News, OS X, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Sys admin, Windows, windows vista last updated December 3, 2009

Today, Google has announced the launch of their free DNS resolution service. Many ISPs and 3rd party provider such as OpenDNS snoops around or send traffic to ad servers. However, Google promises not to play with end users and send the exact response his or her computer expects without performing any blocking, filtering, or redirection that may hamper a user’s browsing experience. In other words Google will not hijacking your traffic on non-existent domain name and it will follow strict RFC standard.