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Configure Nginx to use SSL certificates

Using SSL encryption is a great way to ensure the data between a PC, and a remote server is secure, and cant be modified or viewed by 3rd parties. This ‘how to’ guide will step you through the process of configuring a Nginx site to use SSL certificates.…

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Create Self Signed SSL Certificate

This guide will step you through the process of creating a self signed SSL certificate using the OpenSSL application. Sometimes you just need to test something using SSL, without the need to pay for a certificate from a trusted certificate authority. This will allow you to set up a SSL site on Apache, Nginx, or any other web server.…

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Check What Modules Were Compiled into Nginx

By using a pre-compiled version of Nginx from your distributions repositories, you generally don’t know what modules are compiled into it. Common modules that you might need, but may not be compiled in by default, are IPv6, RealIP, SSL, and GZip compression support. To find out what configuration parameters were used to compile Nginx (and subsequently, which modules are compiled into it), simply run the following command: $ nginx -V   Sample Output: $ nginx -V nginx version: nginx/0.7.65 TLS…

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Configure Varnish to Allow Purging the Cache

This howto guide will show you how to configure Varnish to allow you to purge specific items from the cache.…

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Purge Varnish Cache Using Curl

This howto guide will show you how to purge the varnish cache for a specific URL using the curl command line tool.…

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