Serve static content from a cookieless domain in NGINX

1st June 2017

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

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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Search Multidimensional Array in PHP

6th April 2017

If you’re using PHP 5.1 or newer, this little function is for you! It’ll search multidimensional array’s and return the top level key so you can pull the data.

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Redirect HTTP to HTTPS in VestaCP with NGINX

14th March 2017

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. (more…)

Test Clamd (ClamAV Scanner)

11th November 2016

test clamd/clamavRecently I had to test clamd/clamAV to do this today just to make sure my antivirus scanner was working. I’m a big fan of not installing antivirus software for e-mails, because I strongly believe SpamAssassin eliminates it however, sometimes your clients or e-mails have been around for years – and these days it’s getting even harder to eliminate spam and viruses.

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VestaCP Tools Plugin

8th October 2016

I have created a little plugin for VestaCP called the VestaCP Tools Plugin (obviously unofficial as they don’t have any official way to create plugins yet). It’s a super simple way to get an overview of what’s going on inside your VestaCP server. It basically lists all the domain names, mail domains, cron jobs, etc globally so you don’t have to login to each individual user to get the data.

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