Jon Kristian

Mixing Business with Pleasure since 1999

Month: January 2017

Customized shell for virtual servers in virtualmin

I’ve been using zsh for years, more specifically the oh-my-zsh framework, it will make your terminal smarter, sexier and easier to use. Here’s a little tutorial to show how you can set up your custom zsh shell with oh-my-zsh and automate this for newly created virtual servers under virtualmin.

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Varnish on virtualmin with apache proxy for ssl

This guide is written for Debian Jessie but should work with other distro’s as well, for older distro’s still using SysV init you should check out virtualmin documentation for varnish.

Varnish is an HTTP accelerator designed for content-heavy dynamic web sites as well as heavily consumed APIs. Unfortunately varnish doesn’t support SSL directly, but there’s a sound reasoning behind this. Fortunately there are several remedies; like hitch, nginx and even apache. Since apache is standard with virtualmin and we don’t want to complicate our neat little server more than necessary we’re going to configure apache ssl termination.

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