Ubuntu: Setting Up a WordPress Website with LEMP ‚Äď Part 3
Jun04

Ubuntu: Setting Up a WordPress Website with LEMP ‚Äď Part 3

KB ID 0001320 Dtd 04/06/17 Problem So you want your own web server running WordPress? Previously in Parts One and Two, we setup a new Linux box, and got all the prerequisites installed. Now it's time to deploy WordPress. Solution There are a few extra bits we need to add to the PHP installation before we setup WordPress, to get those installed run the following command; sudo apt-get install php-curl php-gd php-mbstring php-mcrypt...

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Ubuntu: Setting Up a WordPress Website with LEMP – Part 2
Jun04

Ubuntu: Setting Up a WordPress Website with LEMP – Part 2

KB ID 0001319 Dtd 17/06/17 Problem Back in part one we deployed the server and setup our database, now we are going to setup our nginx web server, and get it to work with PHP. Solution Install NGINX To get the nginx package installed; sudo apt install nginx Now ensure nginx is set to start automatically with the server, and manually start the service. sudo systemctl enable nginx sudo systemctl start nginx Make sure it's up and...

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Ubuntu: Allow SSH access for ‘root’ user
Jun02

Ubuntu: Allow SSH access for ‘root’ user

KB ID 0001317 Dtd 02/06/17 Problem First of all not being able to connect to your Ubuntu server via SSH as root is 'by design', and it's a perfectly good security measure. I do find it interesting that every hosting company I ever used, spin up a new machine and then email me the root password and they've enabled it anyway? I needed to enable this recently and the internet is full of posts saying 'just edit the config file, and...

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Ubuntu: Setting Up a WordPress Website with LEMP – Part 1
Jun02

Ubuntu: Setting Up a WordPress Website with LEMP – Part 1

KB ID 0001318 Dtd 17/06/17 Problem At the time of writing this site is running on CentOS7 LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL and PHP). Well I'm actually using MariaDB not MySQL as it's 'supposed' to be a little faster, but they are similar enough to be accepted. I'm planning to migrate to Ubuntu 17 LEMP (Linux 'EnginX' MySQL and PHP) again with MariaDB. As the site is getting more traffic I want to utilise the better performance of nginx (I...

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Cisco AnyConnect – With Google Authenticator 2 Factor Authentication
Nov10

Cisco AnyConnect – With Google Authenticator 2 Factor Authentication

KB ID 0001256 Dtd 09/11/16 Problem This was asked as a question on Experts Exchange this week, and it got my interest. A quick search turned up a bunch of posts that said, yes this is possible, and you deploy it with FreeRADIUS and it works great. The problem was, a lot of the information is a little out of date, and some of it is 'wrong enough' to make the non-technical types give up. But I persevered, and got it to work. Disclaimer:...

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Ubuntu – Evolution Error   MAPI_E_LOGON_FAILED
Nov17

Ubuntu – Evolution Error MAPI_E_LOGON_FAILED

KB ID 0000375 Dtd 16/01/11 Problem Seen when trying to connect the Evolution mail client to a Microsoft Exchange server (via evolution-mapi). As soon as you hit authenticate you will see the following error. Authentication failed. MapiLogonProvider:MAPI_E_LOGON_FAILED Solution In my case it was a very quick fix, instead of using the DNS/Netbios name of the Exchange server put in the servers IP address. If all else fails, and you...

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