Installation of Chef and Ruby with RVM on a Ubuntu VPS

Introduction Ruby based Chef is an open source  framework & tool which allows great automation of your server management, as well as quick installation of preconfigured VPS without the need for you to remember precisely how to configure them.This is very important as it is now commonplace to have different testing, database, production and development servers…

Installation of Salt on Ubuntu 12.04

Introduction A novel method for infrastructure management, Salt is a completely open source configuration management and remote execution tool. It is not only simple enough to be operational within minutes, but is also scalable enough for managing a large number of servers and is speedier enough for communicating with all of them within seconds. Salt is…

How To Use Caching with the Yii Framework for Improving Performance

Yii framework offers a number of features, an important one being a cache management system. It permits saving both your SQL/Active Record queries and static data that can aid in saving a great amount of page loading time if used carefully. In this guide, we will learn caching of Queries and Data. Given below is the procedure for…

Installation of WordPress, Nginx, PHP, and Varnish on Ubuntu 12.04

About Varnish An HTTP accelerator, Varnish, is a helpful tool to speed up a server, particularly at those times when a site is experiencing very high traffic. It operates by diverting visitors onto static pages as and when possible and only draws on VPS whenever any requirement comes up for an active process. Setup A…

Installation and Configuration of Varnish with Apache on Ubuntu 12.04

About Varnish An HTTP accelerator, Varnish, is a helpful tool to speed up a server, particularly at those times when a site is experiencing very high traffic. It operates by diverting visitors onto static pages as and when possible and only draws on VPS whenever any requirement comes up for an active process.  Setup For…

How to Install Nginx on CentOS 6 Using Yum Command

Introduction Nginx is a free and open-source high performance web server software, popular for its stability, simplicity in configuration and low resource consumption. In this tutorial also, the user needs to have root privileges for execution of commands. Please refer to the tutorial to do the initial server setup for CentOS. Installation of EPEL For the installation…

How To Install Concrete5 on Your VPS Running Ubuntu 12.04

About Concrete5 An open source Content Management System (CMS), Concrete5  is developed in PHP.  It is a very easy to understand and learn software that has been created with a concept that it should not only aid non-developer site owners  in creation and installation of websites, but should also help in operating and managing them…

Installation of Magento on a VPS operating Ubuntu 12.04

About Magento Magento software, owned by eBay.inc, is a widely used, open source e-commerce web application created in PHP (5.2.13+). It was made using Zend Framework’s components and a big community contributes towards its development. It can be operated by utilizing Apache web server and it uses MySQL as a storage engine. This guide shows…