Servers

In this section I keep notes and write extended tutorials on things like configuring Nginx servers, serving Drupal. Upgrading Ubuntu, PHP-FPM, e.t.c. Apache, Jboss, Tomcat and other might pop in this section as well. Basically routine tasks and solved problems I'm facing everyday. 

Dwarpool.com Review 2018 - Mining Ethereum at 28MH/s
I've been mining ether since December 16, 2017, the total hash power currently is about 28MH/s. That's about 1/5 from the planned hash power in 2018....
Simple GPU Overclocking Boosts Ethereum Mining Profitability by 20.65% - Now Making $2.66 Daily
Welcome to the last post of 2017, and no surprise but today I will speak about increased Ethereum (and Siacoin) mining profitability by overclocking GPU cards...
Learning Crypto Currency Mining The Hard Way
It has been a couple of days since my first GPU mining rig is set up and running, making me a couple of extra dollars every day. In these past couple of...
Mining with SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon™ RX 560 4GD5 Review
This Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 560 4GB graphics card is the first I've put on test for mining ethereum. Bought it at about $190 at local Tbilisi...
How to Install Drupal 8 with Nginx, PHP-FPM, MySQL, phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04 - Linode Guide
In this article, you will learn how to set up a Drupal 8 with Nginx, PHP-FPM, MySQL and phpMyAdmin. This article might not be complete, but you will find a...
How to Check Motherboard Model on Windows 10
Recently I ordered goodies for my first 12 GPU mining rig, including the motherboard. As I have got a few other PC's I decided to explore, are they optimal for...
Building a 12 GPU Ethereum Mining Rig From Scratch - Part 1: Ordering Details
I love testing ideas and even more than just testing new ideas I love testing them using Minimum viable product approach.   I've been in a crypto...
How to Send RSS Web Push Notifications to Segments in OneSignal
It has been already more than one year since I've enabled OneSignal Web Push notifications for this blog. Over the past year, the blog has acquired more than...
How to Enable OneSignal Web Push Notifications SendTag For Drupal (User Segmentation by Interests)
I spent a good amount of time, trying to learn how to implement a better user segmentation on OneSignal. The best I could get so far was the default OneSiganal...
How to Prevent Copying Files to USB on Windows 10
Lately I've been working as a system administrator and helping out a lot to a small company setting up office computers. It involves purchasing...
How To Setup Port Forwarding for TP-Link Wireless Router (Radmin)
In today's article, I'll share quite an easy tutorial on how to configure TP-Link Wireless N Router WR840N for a LAN to allow connections from the...
How I Bought a Custom Domain Name to Reset Twitter Password
Geek things here. Long story short - back when I registered for a Twitter account back in October 2013, I used a custom business e-mail address, served by...
How To Fix Mixed Content Errors From Disqus on HTTPS site
Today I noticed that SSL connection on this blog had errors due to “mixed content”, meaning HTTPS site was loading additional content that was served over...
Postfix Send Only SMPT Mail for Drupal 8 on Ubuntu 16.04, Nginx
If you have recently installed a fresh Drupal 8 site on Ubuntu 16.04 with Nginx running on it and you are getting Unable to send e-mail. Contact the...
How To Install GlobalSight Translation Management System on Linode VPS (Ubuntu 14.04)
There are plenty of translation management systems available on the market, some are better, some have features that other's don't have. And some are paid...
OwnCloud - Increase Max File Upload Size
It has been more than 2 years, since I installed (set and forgot) OwnCloud for internal file sharing.  For the past two years OwnCloud have worked...
How To Password Protect Your site with Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04
I was working on a new customers website, and I was looking for ways to showcase current development stage to the client, meanwhile hiding contents from others...
How to Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 LTS
In this article I will provide simple instructions on how to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04.  In fact I didn't wanted to push for a server upgrade for a...
How To Enable PHP Curl Ngnix (Good for Social share counters)
Today I was eager to install and enable really cool Drupal module for my blog - Social Share Counter, this module looked simple - all I had to do, just...
How to Upgrade PHP 5.3 to 5.5.9 on Ubuntu 12.04 to Support Drupal 8
That day finally have come and I've officially started a new project on my first Drupal 8 website. While my first attempts were about two years ago, but...
Linode Doubles RAM Resources both for existing and new customers
There is a reason sometimes to follow up official blogs/ social media for services you are using. I had missed an important update from Linode for about a...
LEMP Server Ubuntu 12.04 for serving Drupal on Nginx
In this tutorial you will learn how to setup a LEMP stack on Ubuntu 12.04 for serving a Drupal site (s). Update: I originally started this post to document...
How to Renew Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate
Free SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt certify are issued for a short 3 month term. I first enabled secure HTTPS pages around at start of 2016, and now it's...
13 Dirt Cheap Web Hosting Under $5/mo
In this article I decided to list cheapest web hosting companies available in hosting market, offering services under five bucks a month. It's a dirt cheap...
Let's Encrypt to fix HTTPS Certificate incompatibility with Windows XP and Google Chrome
It was about a month ago - when I successfully installed secure https pages for my blog, I opted for using free certificate provided by Let's Encrypt...
Linode: How To Secure Nginx with Let's Encrypt on Ubuntu 12.04
Encrypted HTTPS websites are pretty much a hot topic nowadays. I have seen a lot noncommercial websites and blogs using HTTPS protocol lately.  I...
Third Traffic Spike: More than 7,500 Daily Users
A huge traffic surge to this website was experienced on November 15 when total unique user count reached 7,732. The vast majority of them were coming from...
How To Recover Lost Password on Linode Server (SSH, Putty)
Bad things happens time after time, and so did happened to me recently - after a longer pause I resumed work on a customers project, and I faced a problem - I...
How To Fix "Server has a weak ephemeral Dillie-Heffman public key" For Jboss Server
A few days ago a customer of mine experienced an error by not being able to access his management system on intranet I built a few years ago. The...
Best WordPress Hosting From Bluehost - Starting Just $3.95/mo
If you are looking for a reliable, fast and cheap hosting for your self-hosted WordPress blog or website - I can recommend you to try Bluehost. Disclosure:...