More often than not I require more apps than just the regular “Website” for my clients. These apps could range from anything between a custom CMS, an accounting application, a forum or a QMS system. The way in which I address this I by creating a unique sub domain for each application. This tutorial will

Today we will be covering how to check the hardening level of your newly created Digital Ocean Centos 7 VPS. Centos 7 Security Auditing software is invaluable to address your security concerns. This guide will not delve into how to cover the gaps in your system. It will however cover how to install a tool

Centos 7 | FTP Setup – Part 3

Saturday, 26 July 2014 by

All my VPS servers have FTP enabled and without it transfering files to my VPS would be a lot more cumbersome. Don’t get me wrong, I could scp all my files from my iMac to my Digital Ocean VPS if I wanted to, but my editor of choice has a built in FTP service which

This is going to be an interesting exercise. I’m doing to be installing this as i write the article so hopefully this won’t become too complicated an article. What is Apache, MySQL and PHP? Apache is a web server application widely used as an application which servers all web content. Its an established application which

Today we will be looking at exactly what is installed on our newly provisioned VPS which Digital Ocean has created for us. We will also be looking at which default users exsist, create a new user and add that user to the sudoers group. Step 1: Login as root & change password

Once a

Centos 7 | Setup Series

Monday, 21 July 2014 by

The release of Centos 7 on the 7th of July, prompted me to start a series that explains the steps which I take to setup a new box as a web server. This tutorial set will cover just that. We will be covering a lot of topics in this series, hope you enjoy. The majority

Startup Services – Centos 6.5

Friday, 11 July 2014 by

In today’s tutorial we will be looking at startup services, identifying which have been set to start on boot and how to enable on boot startup. This is quite important because by default a service isn’t set to start on boot. It can be quite a headache if your server goes down and lets say

Set Server Time – Centos 6.5

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 by

So I was busy setting up some crons today and was struggling, after further investigation I realised that my VPS’s server time was set to a different timezone. Here is a quick tutorial on how to change the time to your current timezone. Let’s first determine what the current time is of the server using

We are live

Monday, 07 July 2014 by

We are eventually live with our new website. Three weeks of late nights, copious amount of coffee and some inspiration all mixed together. We will be posting regularly on topics ranging from tech news, to design standards and even some infrastructure related content. Hopefully you will find the content here as exciting as the work