2017 July

How to Install and Configure SuPHP

Notice: This article was written when ¬†SuPHP was the most popular choice for running multiple PHP sites on the same Apache server. Now, php-fpm with different users is a better choice. But still, if you need this article, here it is… In short, SuPHP runs the PHP web scripts as a ¬†predefined system user, respecting… read more »

How To Secure Your MongoDB Database Server on Ubuntu 14.04

The MongoDB database server is well-known for its unmatched capabilities for processing large NoSQL data. Its latest performance improvements are always under the spotlights and probably not a single MongoDB user has missed the recent news about the change of its default storage engine to the more powerful WiredTiger. At the same time, its security… read more »

How To Configure SSL In Tomcat

To secure the communication and increase the level of privacy to and from your Tomcat servlet container you should use SSL. Usually there’s an Apache or Nginx in front of Tomcat to serve external clients’ request and this web front server is also supposed to provide SSL connectivity. However, this is not always the case… read more »

How To Create SSH Tunnel With Putty

SSH tunneling is very useful when the network access to a remote network is restricted. Thus, to gain remote network access you can use a tunnel to a remote host which would act as an intermediary. Here’s an example. Imagine, there’s a remote host which runs a Tomcat app servlet on TCP port 8080. The… read more »

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