How to harden your SSL configuration on Apache server

I’ve run into an excellent online tool for testing SSL configuration of a web server, Qualy SSL Labs. To begin with, my overall score was D, which means that web server was either misconfigured or that configuration was weak. Reading about all the things they’ve mentioned on their site, one should think that it is safer to run a web server without an SSL certificate than with one. Continue reading “How to harden your SSL configuration on Apache server”

Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS – The perfect server setup

In this how-to I will show you how to install and configure Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, Apache web server, PHP and MySQL database server and backup to Google Drive (grive). Ubuntu is one of the most common version of the linux server OS on the web today, with almost 35% market share. It is light and easy to manage, even for the novice. After all, you need to know about 10-15 commands to get you started with Linux OS. The rest of the knowledge will be picked up on the way. The best way of learning is learning by doing.

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