ServerPilot the lightweight hosted control panel integrates well with Let’s Encrypt to generate free SSL certificates with a click of a button. ServerPilot calls this feature AutoSSL and makes it available only on the Coach plan that costs $10/month/server. But by using some custom Nginx configuration we can get Let’s Encrypt working on the free plan. That means you can have an unlimited number of SSL certificates that automatically renew once in three months.
HTTP Strict Transport Security is a mechanism through which web servers declare themselves to be accessible only over secure connections (HTTPS). This mechanism is implemented by configuring the web server to send a HSTS header in its responses. A typical HSTS header looks like the following:
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains
Installing SSL certificates on ServerPilot requires a paid plan. But thanks to the amount of customizability offered by ServerPilot’s config files we can configure SSL certificates on the free plan.
Create a directory for each domain’s SSL certificate files.
sudo mkdir /etc/ssl/example.com
Generate a private key in this directory.Continue Reading…
This article will show you how to install the latest version of PHPMyAdmin on Nginx. We will be obtaining the latest stable version of PHPMyAdmin from the GitHub repository and periodically pull updates for it via Git.
Create a directory for PHPMyAdmin and change its ownership to the
I encountered this problem after updating PHP to 5.5.12. I use Nginx with PHP5 FPM and after the updating PHP I was seeing 502 Gateway Error pages. Nginx’s error log file (
/var/log/nginx/error.log) had the following in it:
2014/05/08 06:22:24 [crit] 24538#0: *292759 connect() to unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock failed (13: Permission denied) while connecting to upstream, client: 188.8.131.52, server: websistent.com, request: "GET /wordpress-custom-403-401-error-page/ HTTP/1.1", upstream: "fastcgi://unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock:", host: "websistent.com"
It was clear that Nginx couldn’t access PHP FPM’s socket file due to insufficient permissions. But everything was working fine till I updated PHP so something had changed in version 5.5.12.Continue Reading…
I recently encountered this error on this WordPress installation running on nginx webserver. I tried to upload a file of size 1.14MB for the article download vmnetcfg.exe when WordPress displayed “HTTP error” in red. I thought it was a problem with either PHP’s max_execution_time or max_upload_filesize directives, but modifying them did not solve the problem. Taking a look at the PHP error log I couldn’t find anything helpful. Finally I saw nginx’s error log which contained this error.Continue Reading…