How To Install Nginx, MariaDB And PHP5 On Ubuntu Servers (LEMP)

More and more webmasters are moving away from the traditional LAMP stack to host their web applications.

Few years ago, the default LAMP stack was always, Linux, Apache2, MySQL and PHP.

Today, many are supporting other servers and packages to run their blogs and web applications.  For example, instead of running Linux, Apache2, MySQL and PHP, some are installing Linux, Nginx, MariaDB and PHP instead.
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Configuring Nginx Web Server On Ubuntu, CentOS And openSUSE

So, yesterday we showed you how to install Nginx web server on Ubuntu, CentOS and openSUSE. To view that post, please click this link.

Installing Nginx on these distributions is easy, especially on Ubuntu. Now that you’ve learned how to install Nginx, lets continue below and show you how to configure it.

Installing Nginx web server is your first challenge. The next challenge is configuring it so that it accepts connections.

This post will show you how to do that on Ubuntu, CentOS and openSUSE, if you don’t already know how to do it.

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Switching WordPress From HTTPS To HTTP

Switching your site to all-HTTP from HTTPS is like going against the winds.

Since Google announced that sites that switch to HTTPS would get a small bump in traffic, webmasters across the web have been switching their sites.

I, too, switched to all-HTTPS.

It was after a year when I discovered how badly it impacted my AdSense earnings that I switched back to HTTP. Since switching back to HTTP, my AdSense income has recovered a bit.

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This Is How We Configured Nginx Web Server On This Blog

For those who don’t know, this blog runs on Nginx web server using WordPress content Management systems (CMS).

WordPress works with almost all webservers in used today. From IIS to Nginx and Apache2, WordPress runs OK on these servers.

For some webmasters, Nginx is their preferred choice, including me. I switched from Apache2 to Nginx and haven’t looked back.

I am not saying Apache2 isn’t good. I just love the simplicity of Nginx webserver.  Others may disagree with this statement.

The reason I’m writing this is to show how we configured Nginx settings to achieve great performance. My site isn’t the fastest, but considering I don’t use CDNs or other managed host providers, this is fast enough for only $40 per month.

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How To Install Self-Signed Certificates On Nginx Webserver

Webmasters all around the web are implementing HTTPS across their sites because Google promised that sites that are all-HTTPS would get a small bump on its search results pages.

Well, we jumped on that news and switched our site to all-HTTPS. For a year we were running only an HTTPS version of this site.

Few weeks ago, we switched from all-HTTPS to HTTP. We did this because our AdSense earnings were hurt badly. Long story which can be read here.

Now, for those who want to still switch their sites to HTTPS can continue below to learn how to do it.

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