Securing your site with an SSL Certificate

Securing your site with an SSL Certificate

If you want your website to use HTTPS you'll need an SSL certificate.  Read on to find out what this all means, starting with a bit of history. HTTP When Tim Berners Lee launched the first ever website in 1991 it was accessible using a protocol called HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol).   The protocol...

If you want your website to use HTTPS you'll need an SSL certificate.  Read on to find out...

Monitoring Amazon Lightsail Instances
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Monitoring Amazon Lightsail Instances

Right, you've got your server up and running and it is being backed up regularly.  Your next job as an amatuer server administrator is to put in place some monitoring and logging capabilities so you can be notified in case it stops working. Resource monitoring The good news if you are using Amazon...

Right, you've got your server up and running and it is being backed up regularly.  Your next job...

Backup your Ghost server
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Backup your Ghost server

Introduction If you can't use snapshot technology to backup your web site, or would like something more flexible, then you'll need an automated process that creates an archive of your data and copies it somewhere safe. Simpler options are available! If you want to see what's involved, read on....

Introduction If you can't use snapshot technology to backup your web site, or would like something more flexible,...

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Amazon Lightsail snapshots

Hosting your own web site comes with a number headaches, not least sorting out backups so you can recover your data should disaster strike. A relatively painless solution for those of us with servers deployed on a cloud platform is to use snapshots. To be honest it is a lot easier to use a third...

Hosting your own web site comes with a number headaches, not least sorting out backups so you can recover your...

Setting Up Nginx for Ghost

Setting Up Nginx for Ghost

The recommended web server for Ghost installations is Nginx. The software has a number of features in addition to its HTTP server capabilities - including caching, load balancing and more - but the bits we are most interested in when running a simple blog site are the web server and reverse proxy. As the name...

The recommended web server for Ghost installations is Nginx. The software has a number of features in addition to its...

Migrating from Wordpress to Ghost

Migrating from Wordpress to Ghost

Over the past couple of weeks I have been moving this website from Wordpress to Ghost. Modern web technology Moving to a modern solution based on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript seemed like a good opportunity to learn some new things, since I haven't done any front-end development before (well, apart from in the...

Over the past couple of weeks I have been moving this website from Wordpress to Ghost. Modern web technology Moving...