Installing And Configuring WordPress On Ubuntu The Easy Way

There are many tutorials on installing and configuring WordPress. Most WordPress installations are done with help of web hosting tools like cPanel and others.

Those tools hide the complexity of installing and configuring WordPress. They allow anyone without knowledge of installing WordPress to easily purchase domain names, run the script and in no time WordPress is up and functioning.

For those those who know how to install Linux, including Ubuntu.. this brief tutorial is going to show you how to easily install and configure WordPress on a Ubuntu host.

This setup will require users to have Ubuntu installed and have root access to install and modify programs.


How To Install WordPress With Support For Nginx, MariaDB, HHVM On Ubuntu 15.04

Recently we showed you how to install HHVM(Hip Hop Virtual Machine) just-in-time compiler written in PHP developed by Facebook. Most webmasters have argued that HHVM is faster than traditional PHP engine from ZEND.

To read the post on installing HHVM on Ubuntu, please click here or click the link below.

This tutorial is going to show you how to install WordPress on top of Nginx with support for MariaDB, HHVM on Ubuntu 15.04.


How To Properly Migrate WordPress Permalinks

I have migrated my WordPress blog many times. I have gone from HTTP to HTTPS and back to HTTP. I may likely go back to HTTPS in the future but for now, I am staying with HTTP.

Now, moving your WordPress site to SSL or another ┬ádomain can be tricky. If you don’t do it correctly, you may lose your ranks in Google’s search result pages, block user access to your content and more. I’ve done it few a times and know what works.

Before changing your WordPress site URLs or permalinks please read this first.

There are many reasons why one would want to switch a WordPress blog domain. I had few myself. I switched to HTTPS because Google said so. I later realized how bad it impacted my AdSense income and switched back to HTTP.


How To Install And Configure HHVM On Ubuntu 15.04

The LAMP stack consists of Linux, Apache2, MySQL (MariaDB) and PHP. It’s the most popular opensource stack that powers more than half of all websites online today.

Servers that make up the stack are inter-changeable. For example, Apache2 can be replaced with Nginx and MySQL replaced with MariaDB. For a while now, PHP had always been the member of the stack that couldn’t be changed easily.

Now it’s possible to replace PHP with another compiler. So, for those want to achieve optimal speed, they run a custom stack which includes Linux, Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM. Configuring these will allow optimal performance for your websites, blog or applications.

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to install and configure HHVM on Ubuntu 15.04.


Instructions On How To Generate A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) On Linux Systems

Here’s an instruction on generating a certificate signing request (CSR) for your domain or website. SSL has become a ranking factor for Google, so if you want your website to rank higher on Google’s Search Result Pages, you may want to enable SSL / TLS for your sites or blogs.

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to create a CSR file/key and submit it to a Certificate Authority to generate a valid certificate from it.

You see, before a Certificate Authority (CA) can provide your website a valid certificate, you must submit a CSR. The CA uses your CSR file/key to generate a valid certificate for your site or server.

There are many types of certificates to choose from and you can read a lot about them online. This post only shows you how to generate a CSR. You can then submit the CSR to a CA.