How to Install and Configure a Simple DNS (BIND) Server on Debian 9

How to Install and Configure a Simple DNS (BIND) Server on Debian 9

In the following tutorial, we’re going to go through the process of installing and configuring a simple DNS (BIND) server on your Debian 9 VPS. This will allow you to host/manage the DNS records for your domain/s.

Before we proceed with the setup process, let’s first talk about what the Domain Name System (DNS) is, as well as what a DNS server is.Installing and Configuring a Simple DNS BIND Server in Debian 9

The Domain Name System (DNS) is technology that resolves the domain names/hostnames to IP addresses so that we can easily access the services using domain names instead of using IP addresses. For example, if you wanted to visit a website through its IP address, you’d have to enter a specific IP in the web browser’s address bar. But with the DNS, you can simply type “” to get there much more quickly. It’s easier to remember, and it’s more user-friendly. That’s why people consider the DNS as “the phonebook of the Internet”. Nobody wants to remember an IP, but everyone can and does remember a domain name. A Domain Name System uses DNS servers for its functionality, so a DNS server is any authoritative DNS host registered to join the Domain Name System (DNS).

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How to purchase an SSL certificate from

sslSSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a cryptographic protocol created by Netscape to provide communication security over the Internet. This protocol creates an encrypted connection between a web server and the end user’s web browser which allows private information to be transmitted without being eavesdropped, tampered or forged.

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How to install TinyWebGallery on a Linux VPS

TinyWebGalleryThis is a tutorial on how to install TinyWebGallery on a Linux VPS. The TinyWebGallery is an open source web gallery / photo album application. The TinyWebGallery is XML based so there is no database needed. It supports the following image formats: JPG, GIF and PNG. Files can be upload with the TWG Flash Uploader integrated into TinyWebGallery or via FTP. Some of the features included in TinyWebGallery are: full screen mode, text and image watermarks, video/audio support like avi, mov, mp3, mpg, swf, videos from Youtube and Myvideo etc. This web gallery application requires PHP version greater than 4.3 and GD library (graphics drawing library that provides tools for manipulating image data) version greater than gd-2.0.1 in order to use the complete functionality of TinyWebGallery.

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Speed-up NGINX using ngx_pagespeed on a CentOS 6 VPS

Speed-up NGINX using ngx_pagespeed in CentOS 6 VPSThe following article will guide you through the steps of compiling and installing Nginx and ngx_pagespeed module on your Linux VPS

Using ngx_pagespeed you can significantly speed-up your websites without needing to tune or change your web-applications.

How is this possible?

ngx_pagespeed runs as a module inside Nginx and rewrites your webpages to make them faster. The rewrite includes minifying CSS and JS (JavaScript), extending cache lifetimes, compressing images and many other web performance best practices.

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How to install Chive on a Debian Wheezy VPS

logo-bigChive is another web based tool for managing MySQL databases just like the popular phpMyAdmin. It is free and open source tool written in PHP. Chive is used by thousands of customers because its administration is very easy and the user-interface is fast and simple. If you are looking for a replacement for phpMyAdmin, you should definitely install Chive on your Debian VPS.

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How to install and configure Squid proxy on your CentOS VPS.

how-to-install-and-configure-squid-proxy-on-your-centos- vpsThere are a more reasons for using proxy, but we are going to focus on web content filtering and/or anonymous surfing. A proxy – proxy server actually represents another machine through which internet requests are processed, or simply an intermediary between my machine and the Internet. When using proxy server, my computer sends the requests to the proxy server, the requests are being processed and I am being delivered the content I was looking form.

So, let’s see few simple steps on how to install Squid, the most popular proxy server out there on your CentOS VPS. As for the next part, we will see some configuring options.

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How to install Concrete5 on a CentOS 6 VPS

concrete5 vpsConcrete5 is a powerful open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP that allows to deploy complex content driven websites and easily manage their content and structure. Concrete5 comes with many features such as WYSIWYG text editor, integrated spellchecker, content scheduling, advanced permissions system and more.

To install and run Concrete5 on a Linux VPS with CentOS follow the very easy steps described below.
The installation instructions apply to any Linux RPM based server with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) installed on it.

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Fedora 20 (Heisenbug) VPS OS templates available

fedora-20-vpsWe are happy and excited to announce that we have a new OS template available for deployment on all our linux vps hosting plans.

It is Fedora 20 a.k.a Heisenbug which is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit architecture.

Fedora 20 VPS OS templates come in two flavors, a minimal installation and a full-packed one.

This Fedora release brings many new changes, features and more cutting edge packages.

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