Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Optimize your CentOS 6 VPS Nginx-powered Joomla Installation

optimize-your-centos-6-vps-nginx-powered-joomla-installationAs promised, in this sequel of my previous post, we’ll see some useful steps for performance and security optimization of your Nginx-powered Joomla installation on a CentOS VPS and get it ready for its production run. Please note that these are not one-time and/or persistent settings. Performance and security optimization is a constant process.

So, the first thing I do after every Joomla installation is to hide its version, since it’s known that attackers usually scan for the Joomla version so they can track and explore its vulnerabilities.

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Migrate your WordPress website to a new virtual server

migThe migration process may sound complicated, but it’s really quite easy. All you need is an SSH access to both old and new servers. In this guide, we will show you how to move your WordPress website and  other data from your old hosting provider to your new virtual server with almost no downtime.

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6 Essential WordPress Performance Optimization Tips

wordpress performance optimizationListed below are a few tips to help you get the most out of your WordPress site:

Use reliable Hosting
It is one of the most significant factors when running a successful WordPress based website. Generally, there are three types of hosting that are available to host your WordPress site: Shared, VPS and Dedicated server hosting. You will get the best possible results in terms of performance and flexibility if you host and maintain your WordPress blog on a VPS Hosting solution.

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How to check data integrity using md5sum under GNU/Linux

Data Integrity PreviewIn this article, we will describe how you can check the integrity of your data using the md5sum utility under the GNU/Linux operating system.

What is md5sum?

md5sum is a tool generally used to check data integrity. It calculates and verifies 128-bit MD5 hashes, so you could know if a particular file is a valid one or a corrupt one.

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Security Tips for Your Server

One of the first things you should do when running a Virtual Private Server (VPS) is to secure your server as much as possible. This way you will protect your server against various security attacks which may harm or even destroy your data.

Here are a few easy tips on how to improve the stability and security of your Virtual Private Server: Continue reading