ELS - Easy Linux Security - Install script

Looking for monthly updated - the best install script for many purposes which every newborn sysadmin must see? Here it is - ELS - Easy Linux Security script. ELS was created by the Server Monkeys Founder, Richard...

All-in-one StartSSL cert in shared environment

  As a webdesigner/freelancer and newborn admin You have a few 'clients' on your box. You're upset with all those browser/mail-client SSL warnings which You and your clients must bypass all the time and you have a...

Simple way to configure SSL on our website

  Today the task is to configure a SSL version of our website domain placed in a different "secure_html" folder. First, you have to install an Apache module named 'mod_ssl' But you also need an Unique IP address -...

Install phpMyAdmin - database tasks via web-gui

  When it comes to manage your database tables outside terminal there comes a handy web-based tool : phpMyAdmin. This version comes from rpmforge repository. If you don't have rpmforge repo installed visit earlier...

Setup Apache with our first webpage (vhost)

  Now we'll configure our Apache web server to host our first webpage. DNS Before you proceed this tutorial make sure that your domain/subdomain is fully propagated in your DNS service. Sadly using Hostinger DNS...

Secure for brute-force attempts : Fail2Ban

  Before we set our first webpage now it's time to install something to prevent Brute-force attempts on our VPS. My choose here: Fail2ban, first - because of its low requirements and scalability (it can run...

MySQL Database server configuration

MySQL comes pre-installed on a Hostinger VPS. And The advantage of using yum (as opposed to installing via source code) is that you will get any security updates (if and when distributed) and dependencies are...

Simple Apache + PHP support on your VPS

Now let's do the main puprpose of having VPS done - HTTP Server. For our needs (and for now) the choose will be Apache (obviously). The Apache+PHP and MySQL comes pre-installed on Hostinger VPS template. You have...

Setup Postfix + Dovecot + Roundcube (almost a mailserver)

  Outgoing Port 25 blocked!!! Since Hostinger is blocking outgoing port 25 there's no use of full mail-server running on our VPS. But if we want - we can still install install Dovecot (IMAP client)...

Set-up sending mail via gmail account

This tutorial asumes a scenario that we bought a VPS for our own little business like online shopping or a portal,  that won't fit in shared hosting, therfore you don't need to setup full in-and-out mailserver...