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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Test Clamd (ClamAV Scanner)

11th November 2016 - Linux

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 - PHP

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.

vestacptoolsplugin

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VestaCP Server Installer – The Perfect Server

5th October 2016 - Linux

NOW WORKS WITH THE NEW VERSION 0.9.8-20! 🙂

Please upgrade to VestaCP release 20. A security flaw currently affecting servers is present in release < 20. If upgrade is not yet available, please patch

I decided to create the perfect VestaCP server installer script (in my opinion) for CentOS 7 (I have only tried it on CentOS 7). Basically, you run it, it asks a few questions and then it sets up a perfect server including CSF, Monit and PHP 7 (if you want it). Amazing, right?

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How to: Install CSF on VestaCP

16th May 2016 - Linux

Tested on Debian, Ubuntu, and CentOS… how to install CSF on VestaCP.

THIS SCRIPT IS FOR Vesta 0.9.8-15, Vesta 0.9.8-16, Vesta 0.9.8-17, Vesta 0.9.8-18 and Vesta 0.9.8-19.

IT IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO BACKUP EVERYTHING. BACKUP CSF + VESTA

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Remove trailing slashes in NGINX & WordPress

12th May 2016 - NGINX

If you hate those trailing slashes or perhaps you’re just a fan of good SEO practices then you’ll probably want to remove the trailing slashes from your WordPress installation and edit your NGINX configuration to make sure anything WITH a trailing slash is sent permanently (301 redirect) to the page without a slash.

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Redirect in NGINX: 301 & 302

12th May 2016 - NGINX

NGINX is becoming more popular every second – and it’s because it’s super fast. In this tutorial I’m going to show you the difference between a 301 and 302 redirect in NGINX and how to implement them. But first, let’s know the difference.

301 redirects are what is known as permanent redirects. This tells search engines that the old page has been moved permanently.

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