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Let’s Encrypt With Let’s Encrypt

But Why? A few years back, there was a big push for HTTPS Everywhere, big enough for Google to modify their page ranking for it. over the past few months we’ve been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in our...

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How To Destroy Your Web Server and Ruin Your Night

You could say I have a fairly healthy interest for the systems admin side of tech. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert, but I think I could get by as an entry to mid level admin. Though that certainly doesn’t stop me from doing some colossally stupid things with my personal server(s)....

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Debugging Nginx Configurations

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a tweet that peaked my interest. Any nginx folks out there have a couple spare minutes to help out a developer in our forum? If so: http://t.co/Win6mbbe — Statamic (@statamic) November 27, 2012 Statamic is a slick flat-file PHP CMS written...

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My Blog’s Grand Re-Opening!

Well after months of procrastinating, reading blog post after blog post along with much of nginx’s configuration wiki, and general anxiety about screwing it up; RamiMassoud.com is officially switched over to my new linode! The new server is running a LEMP stack (Linux, EngineX/NginX, MySQL, PHP) built on Debian....

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Adventures With Nginx and PHP

Updated 5/22/2013: After some issues with this setup, I’ve updated the Dotdeb sources to not break after the release of Debian 7 As some may have seen on twitter, I have been toying with ditching the typical Apache in favor of nginx on my production web server. I chose to...

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