WordPress – Thoughts

Well, now I’ve got WordPress set up and running, a few thoughts and comments about it are in order.  So far, it’s pretty good.  Cleaner than Blogger, but it does require more maintenance to run.

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New VPS Provider

Well, cutting off from the old VPS provider and onto a new one was remarkably painless.  The new provider is Iniz, I picked up a plan for GBP 4.50 a month, that includes 2Gb of RAM, 4 vCPU, 2Gb RAM, 1Gb swap, 100Gb disk, 1Gb/s (max) pipe, and 1Tb of monthly bandwidth.

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Maintenance in progress (sigh)

Turns out my VPS provider has had a major outage, which bodes pretty badly considering it’s my first month with them.  Service has been out for 24 hours now, with no real updates or any end in site.  This comes off the back of a week’s worth of random small outages and severe packet loss.

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Protecting Apache with an nginx Reverse Proxy

Nginx is a multi-purpose web server / reverse proxy which is commonly used to front busy websites.  It can also be used in reverse proxy mode to help secure websites from unexpected vulnerabilities.  It also allows you to do some pretty cool stuff with redirection and can serve up content all on its own.  In this example, we’ll just be using nginx to protect specific content.

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