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Building Drupal 8 Website From Scratch - Part 1 (Domain name, Hosting)

It has been a while since Drupal 8 has been around. It took me some time before I actually started to develop Drupal 8 websites, sticking with more convenient Drupal 7 (Which I believe still is one of the best versions of Drupal out there....

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 while some are Open Source (free) In today's servers article series I will share my...

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 while, but decided to do it now, and not to wait when things will break completely. In fact...

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 month - Linode had doubled RAM for everyone. First it was announced and implemented...

Fourth Traffic Spike - How to get 10,000 Pageviews in One Day

Yesterday (February 18) marked another important milestone for my blog - for the very first time my blog traffic crossed 10,000 page views in one day. Now, don't get me wrong - I would love to report 10,000 daily page views instead of 10,000 in one...

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 believe cheap prices for certificates and possible SEO boost from Google are pushing...

December 2015 Blog Traffic And Income Report 43,941 Users / $ 1,524.09

Welcome to the #24 traffic and income report covering blog traffic and earnings/expenses for December 2015. #24 means just one - It marks two year anniversary since I started to share with public my online earnings/ expenses. Wow, two...

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 Turkey.  Update: Learn how I got 10,000 Page views in a day This was already third...

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 had lost my password for accessing my Linode VPS. I must admit that I panicked a lot...

First Commission From Linode's Referral Program

Recently I got my first earnings from Linode's referral program. I wouldn't probably mention this on my blog, but since some time ago I wrote a little bit about fact that there is actually an affiliate program for Linode's users and I got some...

Blog Monthly Online Income Report - April 2015 - $362.53

Welcome to my monthly blog income report. This is the 16th report so far.I'm doing those report since start of 2014 and they (reports) help me track my online success or failures. I hope they can inspire you as well. Now, if you are a person reading...

Linode Referrals Program - $20 per Signup

I have been using Linode's VPS since the end of 2012. And for now I can call it has been my best finding in this decade (so far).In those last 2 years and couple of months I have recommended Linode services to customers of me, friends and of course...

Drupal 8 Configuration for Nginx Server Blocks, Ubuntu 14.04

After a long period of doubts should I start testing and developing with Drupal 8, which stable version is not yet released, yesterday I decided to give a try for a Drupal 8 beta release.I bought a new Linode VPS, quickly deployed there Ubuntu 14.04...

Second Traffic Spike Happened - more than 3,500 Unique Visitors on January 19

Another major traffic spike to my blog happened on January 19, 2015, when total unique visitor count reached 3,584. Update: Read how I got 10,000 page views in day a year later. Previous or first major traffic spike happened about a year...

Blog Income Report 2014 - $3,334.20

Yesterday I published a round-up post for the total blog traffic in 2014.  It turns out my blog has attracted more than 40,000 unique visitors last year. Today I decided to wrap up a blog income report for the whole of 2014. I have been...

Installing ownCloud on Linode - Ubuntu 14.04

Some time ago I get an opportunity to familiarize with ownCloud, you can find out more about my first impressions with ownCloud server here.  Today I decided to create a simple tutorial were I have noted have one (perhaps you) can install his/...

OwnCloud - Answer to my Needs

A while ago (actually a very long time ago) I faced a need to develop a file storage server for some of my customer. This is what I wrote 6 months ago: My first idea is to buy cheap VPS from Digital Ocean, set up vsftpd, and add some web...

Just got $100 in Linode credit

I have been using Linode VPS for almost two years, and always have been very pleased of their services. Time by time Linode offers some great upgrades for their customers at no cost at all.Like storage upgrades, RAM upgrades and other.Yesterday...

Organic Traffic down - again

I have already many times on my blog expressed my concerns how Google treats my sites (especially one of them)I have noticed some strange organic search patterns in last month. And yesterday traffic stopped at all. I received traffic just for 30...