You might know about the Nginx Auto install script listed on this blog . Its been almost 3 years since I have released my first modified version of it. Those days my version brought a lot of changes to the original version because my version came with the latest versions of Nginx , PHP. But later on the original developer Incorporated most of my changes to the original version.
Need to try out WIndows 2012 Server edition? Windows Azure, which is the cloud platform of Microsoft ( like Amazon AWS ) offers you free 90 days of trial for people who want to try out their service. This is just like Amazon AWS free trial but Microsoft is very generous except for bandwidth usage, because they enable you to create VM’s up to 14GB RAM and 8 cores with this free trial. Like I said only downside is that you will get only 20GB of outbound bandwidth and inbound is free.
You can signup here but you will need to provide credit card details to verify your account. But don’t worry, Microsoft is placing $0.01 spending limit for trial accounts so you won’t get charged for anything like if you choose the wrong option. Continue reading
You can use things like Dropbox to backup your files and stuff. But if you need more storage than regular free Dropbox account’s give you, you have to spend $9.99 per month to purchase Dropbox premium 100GB account. But that price is not justifiable if you are a sysadmin . What if you can get more than Dropbox type storage for the same price?
VPS’s ( Virtual Private Server ) are so cheap these days. And some of the providers give us plenty of storage for just a few bucks a month. If you go for VPS other than just a Dropbox premium, possibilities are endless. You can run your own type of Dropbox on it ( OwnCloud ). Ill cover about setting up OwnCloud on the next article or so. And you can even setup TorrentFlux and run remote desktop on the same VPS so you can download stuff to your storage using web browser etc. Continue reading
Note : This is a part of http://www.ruchirablog.com/nginx-autoinstaller/ guide.
APC Alternative PHP Cache, is a nice little caching add-on to PHP which can increase the performance of PHP significantly. APC works by optimizing the PHP compiler and storing the final compiled code in the memory. So this saves the burden of having to retrieve the source file from the disk and compile it every time when a visitor requests a page.
Google glass made the headlines on tech sites since its been released. Glass really seems a nice idea but still the uses of it are really less. Even though Google has made available the API for it, the hardware elements you can address are limited. A programmer called Lance Nanek has found a nice set of officially unannounced sensors idling on Google glass by pushing a Android app to it via the debug mode. He has listed the details on his web site . Google Glass got,
Nginx is the web server that people use for speed. And I have published a guide on how you can auto install Nginx. Few days ago developers have discovered a serious buffer overflow vulnerability on Nginx versions 1.3.9 to 1.4.0. This is documented on CVE-2013-2028. According to the statement , Continue reading
If you want to get OpenVPN running on your server, the easiest way is using the OpenVPN-AS ( Access Server ). OpenVPN-AS is the commercial version of opensource OpenVPN project. But they are kind enough to let you use the OpenVPN-AS free for 2 concurrent users. Of course you can buy licenses and increase the user limit, But for personal use its enough.
Installing OpenVPN-AS is very easy compared to the regular OpenVPN and it comes with a nice web based management interface as you can see on above screenshot. Also the web interface has nice options like showing bandwidth usage, connected user info etc. You can run OpenVPN-AS on 128MB ram VPS or higher. 128MB of RAM is more than enough for this purpose. Just grab a 128MB OpenVZ VPS from Ramnode or BuyVM and lets get in to the installation, Continue reading
If you are a regular follower of this blog, you might remember that I have wrote about how you can get remote desktop running on Ubuntu VPS or Dedicated Server. And to connect it via VNC I have used Gtkvnc viewer in the past. Read about it here However Gtkvnc viewer had major drawbacks like, there is no option to save the server details, So it means that you have to enter the details of your remote desktop server every time when you want to connect to it.