How To Install and Utilize VirtualMin on a VPS

About Virtualmin A Webmin module, Virtualmin permits comprehensive management of a number of virtual private servers. It enables you to manage Nginx,Apache, DNS, PHP, MySQL, mailboxes, PostgreSQL, FTP, Subversion/Git repositories, SSL, SSH and more. In this guide, the GPL (free) edition of Virtualmin will be deployed on a newly created VPS (droplet). Prerequisites Virtualmin advocates…

How to Optimize Nginx Configuration

Nginx is a free and open-source, high performance web server software popular for its stability, simplicity in configuration and low resource consumption. As with any other server or software, Nginx also needs fine tuning for attaining better performance. This tutorial will cover the basics of optimizing an nginx configuration. System Pre-Requisites   A droplet with…

How to Add a Swap File on an Arch Linux Cloud Server

Introduction Addition of some swap space is  a great alternative for increasing the responsiveness of your cloud server. Swap is that space of the hard drive which can be utilized for transitorily holding that information which typically reside in RAM. This results in the availability of increased RAM for your processes that are running currently. …

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…