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Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 17 Server

Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 17 Server

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Fedora 17 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

Chrooting Apache2 With mod_chroot On OpenSUSE 12.2

Chrooting Apache2 With mod_chroot On OpenSUSE 12.2

This guide explains how to set up mod_chroot with Apache2 on an OpenSUSE 12.2 system. With mod_chroot, you can run Apache2 in a secure chroot environment and make your server less vulnerable to break-in attempts that try to exploit vulnerabilities in Apache2 or your installed web applications.

Creating Virtual RedHat/CentOS/Scientific Linux/Fedora Appliances For KVM With BoxGrinder (Fedora 17)

Creating Virtual RedHat/CentOS/Scientific Linux/Fedora Appliances For KVM With BoxGrinder (Fedora 17)

BoxGrinder is a tool that allows you to build virtual machines (with RedHat, CentOS, Scientific Linux or Fedora as the OS) for multiple virtualization techniques. Currently it supports KVM, VMware, Amazon EC2, VirtualBox, and VirtualPC. This tutorial shows how to use BoxGrinder to create a CentOS 6 KVM guest on Fedora 17 and also how to deploy it to a remote KVM host.

Adding Two-Factor Authentication To OpenVPN AS With The WiKID Strong Authentication Server

Adding Two-Factor Authentication To OpenVPN AS With The WiKID Strong Authentication Server

Pairing WiKID with two-factor authentication and OpenVPN AS is a great cost-effective solution to secure your network for minimal expense. I downloaded the RPM Version of OpenVPN Access Server and dropped the RPM onto a Centos VM. I had previously configured a WiKID two-factor authentication server using our Enterprise ISO. The OpenVPN server configures itself on install and directs you to change the password for the openvpn user and directs you to the Openvpn AS web interface.

How To Set Up nginx As A Reverse Proxy For Apache2 On Ubuntu 12.04

How To Set Up nginx As A Reverse Proxy For Apache2 On Ubuntu 12.04

nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can set up nginx as a reverse proxy on front of an Apache2 web server on Ubuntu 12.04.

Managing A Headless VirtualBox Installation With phpvirtualbox (OpenSUSE 12.2)

Managing A Headless VirtualBox Installation With phpvirtualbox (OpenSUSE 12.2)

phpvirtualbox is a web-based VirtualBox front-end written in PHP that allows you to access and control remote VirtualBox instances. It tries to resemble the VirtualBox GUI as much as possible to make work with it as easy as possible. It is a nice replacement for the VirtualBox GUI if you run VirtualBox on headless servers. This tutorial explains how to install phpvirtualbox on an OpenSUSE 12.2 server to manage a locally installed, headless VirtualBox.

Make Browsers Cache Static Files On nginx

Make Browsers Cache Static Files On nginx

This tutorial explains how you can configure nginx to set the Expires HTTP header and the max-age directive of the Cache-Control HTTP header of static files (such as images, CSS and Javascript files) to a date in the future so that these files will be cached by your visitors' browsers. This saves bandwidth and makes your web site appear faster (if a user visits your site for a second time, static files will be fetched from the browser cache).

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 12.2

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 12.2

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on an OpenSUSE 12.2 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. I use PHP-FPM in this tutorial instead of Lighttpd's spawn-fcgi.

OpenSUSE 12.2 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

OpenSUSE 12.2 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on OpenSUSE 12.2 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has his own home directory accessible via the SMB protocol and all users have a shared directory with read-/write access.

Using mod_spdy With Apache2 On OpenSUSE 12.2 (x86_64)

Using mod_spdy With Apache2 On OpenSUSE 12.2 (x86_64)

SPDY (pronounced "SPeeDY") is a new networking protocol whose goal is to speed up the web. It is Google's alternative to the HTTP protocol and a candidate for HTTP/2.0. SPDY augments HTTP with several speed-related features such as stream multiplexing and header compression. To use SPDY, you need a web server and a browser (like Google Chrome and upcoming versions of Firefox) that both support SPDY. mod_spdy is an open-source Apache module that adds support for the SPDY protocol to the Apache HTTPD server. This tutorial explains how to use mod_spdy with Apache2 on OpenSUSE 12.2.

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