aaPanel Hosting Control Panel: Something new

3rd July 2019 - aaPanel

Today I want to write a little about this superb panel that I have never heard of before, yet, it’s jam packed with features all developers (and non developers) would love. It’s called aaPanel and it can be found here. It’s everything a developer dreams of with everything manageable within a GUI and it’s really all one click away, like setting up a nginx proxy server for example.

Home Screen of aaPanel

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Install PHP 7.2 on CentOS 7 with VestaCP (How to)

16th March 2018 - Linux
I’ve published one before on the VestaCP Forums regarding how to install PHP 7.0 on Centos 7 with VestaCP. This tutorial is now for PHP 7.2 which has increased performance over PHP 7.0 and 7.1. If you have a handful of WordPress websites on PHP 5, you should upgrade. If you’re on PHP 7.0 from my previous tutorials, or are using my Server Installer Script then this will also work for you. I would advise upgrading when you have time.

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Serve static content from a cookieless domain in NGINX

1st June 2017 - NGINX
Very simple one to help anyone out there fix the issue regarding serving static content from a cookieless domain in NGINX. This does not require a CDN or sub domain, etc like most tutorials.

It’s simply a few lines of code to add to your host file:

location ~* ^.+\.(jpeg|jpg|png|gif|bmp|ico|svg|css|js|scss|map|less|woff|woff2|otf|eot|ttf)$ {
   expires     max;
   fastcgi_hide_header "Set-Cookie";
}
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Backup MX / Backup Email / Secondary MX Server – VestaCP

26th April 2017 - Linux

Hey guys,

I found a great little tutorial from me back on the VestaCP forums in April 2016 regarding a Secondary MX (backup email server) server for VestaCP – it’s really easy to set up. Essentially what happens is when your main email server is offline or under stress, the third party email server (the one sending the email) sends the email to the secondary email server. Once that happens, the secondary email server attempts to send the email back to the first email server.

Read on for more information.

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Redirect HTTP to HTTPS in VestaCP with NGINX

14th March 2017 - Linux
Very simple trick here, but has a few people at a road block. If you’re running NGINX on VestaCP then the following will redirect all HTTP traffic to HTTPS traffic. Just make sure you’ve got a SSL certificate set-up and working.

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