Maintaining a secure Web server on a Linux platform truly tests your knowledge of server-side in Linux, Apache and PHP. You will have to ensure three features on every installation-it should be easy but powerful to use, it should increase your productivity and on top of these two the server should be secure. Across most […]
File permissions play an important part in website security, particularly if you are running your own web server. A few simple steps when setting up a website can save you a lot of trouble in the future and can be vitally important if you want to keep your company data secure. Therefore I have devised […]
Nagios is a popular open source computer system and network monitoring software application. It watches hosts and services, alerting users when things go wrong and again when they get better. Nagios was originally designed to run under Linux, but also runs well on other Unix variants. It is free software, licensed under the terms of […]
The success story of Open Office took a nosedive when the proprietary software giant Oracle picked up Sun Microsystems and through it OpenOffice. With its donation to non-parent open source incubator such as Apache Software Foundation Oracle has once again broilered itself in more OpenOffice controversies. Is Oracle right in choosing ASF over The Documentation […]
Question How to avoid using sudo when working in /var/www? Answer : Add the user to the www-data group and set the setgid bit on the /var/www directory so that all newly created files inherit this group as well. sudo usermod -a -G www-data "$USER" Correct previously created files (assuming you […]
Finally, with Apache Libcloud, using multiple cloud services is to soon become easy, simplified and faster. Cloud Interoperability is never an easy affair, but Apache Libcloud set out to deliver on this. Between its incubation stage in 2009 and 2011 it has achieved full-fledged project status. Truly appreciate efforts and focus of Libcloud team and […]
This module uses a rule-based rewriting engine (based on a regular-expression parser) to rewrite requested URLs on the fly. It supports an unlimited number of rules and an unlimited number of attached rule conditions for each rule to provide a really flexible and powerful URL manipulation mechanism. The URL manipulations can depend on various tests, […]
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