Configuring a simple web server firewall on FreeBSD 10.1

FreeBSD comes shipped with three software firewalls but personally I found that IPFW is pretty easy to configure and gets the job done nicely. This quick post will help you configure your FreeBSD server protected with the IPFW firewall in just a few minutes. First of all we need to enable the firewall, we do […]

How to host a Laravel (4 and 5) application on a VestaCP account.

I wanted to test out VestaCP this week as I’ve heard good things about it and as currently Sentora is missing DKIM signing and various other nice things that Vesta has (and I’ve not got the time to implement them) I thought I’d test it out. Being a primarily a PHP developer, my go-to framework […]

How to install Git without having to install Xcode on MacOSX

Today I re-installed one of my Mac’s with the latest version of OSX (my laptop has been using Mavericks for a while so I thought I’d better upgrade my family iMac too!) Anyway, annoyingly, if you download Git for MacOSX from the official Git website (http://git-scm.com/) and install it on your Mac,  you’ll notice that […]

Setup your own private GitHub server using GitLab and Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

I’m the first to admit that I absolutely love writing code and applications, I’m also a huge fan of GitHub, GitHub is a fantastic tool for hosting and collaborating on public projects such as open-source projects however and although you can pay to enable you to host private Git repositories on GitHub if you have […]

Setting up Teamspeak 3 on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

I have a few personal VPS servers which I run and have purchased through DigitalOcean, one of my VPS servers act as a mail server at present, it runs Ubuntu Server 12.04 with Postfix, Dovecot, ViMbAdmin and some SPAM busting tools, I’ve decided that as I frequently work on projects with others online and normally generates […]

Using Gmail with Postfix as an SMTP relay

Many times in the past I’ve configured Linux server (in this case, specifically Ubuntu LTS Servers ) where I need to recieve automated emails such as CRON logs etc. to an external email account but don’t want or need the hassle of configuring a fully blown SMTP server with SPF records, DKIM signing etc. etc. […]

Installing a simple NFS server for use with VMware ESXi

OK, just a very quick post here, This week I installed my new ESXi host so I can run a few test VM’s etc and wanted to easily mount installation media (eg. ISO’s) from my home server (running Ubuntu Server 12.04) so I thought I’d quickly set-up an NFS (Network File Server) as VMware ESXi […]

Setting up internal DNS on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

In the past I’ve never really bothered with internal DNS at home, I simply add host records to my servers/laptops and workstations as and when I need too by updating the hosts file but now that I have just finished my new loft conversion and have moved my entire office up there, I’ve dedicated some […]