Monthly Archives: November 2012

Install memcached php extension CentOS 5 and 6

Install memcached php extension Ok, I recently explained how to install memcached on Centos 5 and 6, now we need to install the memcached php extension to use it in your php web applications. There are two ways to do this, using Pecl or manually compiling it. I’ll explain both ways here and I’ll start

Install memcached on CentOS 5 and 6

Install memcached on CentOS 5 and 6 Yesterday I had to install memcached on a VPS server for a client which, what he said, was¬†especially¬†needed for his application. For those who don’t know, memcached is a high performance distributed memory object caching system, like its name, it is using your ram memory, speeding up dinamic

Increasing squid cache directory size

Increasing squid cache directory size The past weeks I had to set a reverse proxy using squid. For those who don’t know, squid is a web proxy, but can be used as a reverse proxy and web accelerator. So in my cases I used squid as both a reverse proxy and web accelerator. In this

How to install a ssl certificate on nginx

How to install a ssl certificate on nginx This is really a hassle when using nginx with https and your certificates uses bundle CA files (certificate authority). The only directives that you’re given when installing the certificate is:

So as you can see, you only have those two directives, but nowadays certificates are soled

Email server ports

Web hosting servers

I provide technical support to a lot of people and some times I do forget, not sure why but it happens. This more of a memo for me, to have here each email server ports that are used around. POP3 – port 110 IMAP – port 143 SMTP – port 25 HTTP – port 80

How to view your site before changing nameservers

How to view your site before changing nameservers This is a topic which I found quite useful in cases where you need to move your site to a new provider while keeping your downtime to the minimum or no downtime at all. The trick here is to have your site run on two servers, your

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