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Category Archives: Linode

Setting up and securing web server (+MySQL +Rails/PHP) on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

After repeating these operations many times in various setups, I decided to create a public set of instructions and share them with the world. This should be suitable for most of the simple web sites, utilizing Ruby on Rails or PHP. The setup works on Ubuntu 10.04 Server LTS (scheduled end of life April 2015). Other […]


Web hosting for internet startups

A lot of companies launching their own internet services have faced the same question – where to host. Over the course of the last few months I was asked for opinion on this matter several times. While I have no definitive answer, here are some recommendations. Don’t start with maximum capacity, start small, and think […]