Category Archive: Setup

Feb 23

Install WordPress

In Ubuntu, the Apache web server runs under the user www-data. The LAMP StackScript sets up the root directory for the default site to be at /srv/www/<default_hostname> The LAMP StackScript does not install PHP, so we need to install PHP ourselves WordPress requires the web server to have the privilege to modify the site directories …

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Feb 23

Setup a LAMP Stack in Linode

The Base Image Purchase a Linode node is straight forward, except my credit card marks it as a fraudulent purchase… it’s never clear whose fault it is under this situation Linode has a decent size of documentations @ http://library.linode.com Linode instances are managed via https://manager.linode.com Create a node requires selecting a data center and a Linux distro …

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Feb 23

Choosing a VPS Provider

As a first-time customer of VPS services, my choice of VPS is based on the following criteria: Reputation – positive word-of-mouth from its users is a must.  Well-known is better than non-well-known Cost – the cheaper the better of course, but well-known and pricier is better than non-well-known and cheaper Location – prefer to be in …

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Feb 23

Moving Servers Out of Garage

I have been running production servers from my garage in the past few years, but this approach suffers from the following issues: Consumer broadband is not reliable enough – although broadband such as cable or DSL are much more reliable then before, they are no where near the 5-9s needed for production servers Home power …

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