How To Enable, Create and Use the .htaccess File: A Tutorial

A .htaccess file or a distributed configuration file is a robust file used to control and manage the configurations of a website. All the configuration changes are made on a per-directory basis to ensure that the main server configuration files are undisturbed. When to Use .htaccess File Preferred Whether you aim to load error pages or implement password security, a …

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Configuring Basic HTTP Authentication with Nginx on Ubuntu 20.04

Nginx is a free, open-source web server used for load balancing, buffering, and caching. Since its inception in 2004, Nginx has gained popularity for scaling web servers and reverse proxying. Due to its high performance and excellent capabilities to handle a large volume of connections, it is used to manage and control incoming traffic. How Does HTTP Authentication Work? In …

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Troubleshooting Common HTTP Error Codes

Any web server receiving an HTTP request is responded to with an HTTP status code. These codes are short notes from the server describing the situation. It doesn’t contain any actual site content. Instead, it’s a report of how things went after receiving the HTTP request. In many situations, these codes are important to diagnose various server/client issues. These codes …

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Using HTTP client Axios in a React Application: A Tutorial

Many web apps face the necessity of interfacing with a REST API at some point in their development. For React-based web apps, we can use Axios, a lightweight HTTP client based on the $http service within Angular.js v1.x. The features are similar to JavaScript’s native Fetch API. Axios is promise-based, allowing us the ability to incorporate JavaScript’s async and await

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Configuring a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 18.04

A firewall is one of the core components of securing a system. It’s responsible for managing the incoming and outgoing connections over the network. It’s the primary line of defense for your servers and data. This is why it’s paramount to have a well-configured firewall. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of setting up a firewall …

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How to Deploy WordPress with Docker Containers on Ubuntu 20.04

Introduction WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMSs) out there. Statistically, it powers over 39% of all websites you see around the world wide web. It’s a popular choice because of its extensibility through plugins and its flexible templating system. It allows you to change its appearance in seconds. Moreover, its administration can be done through …

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The Basics of UFW: Learning the Essential Firewall Commands 

Introduction UFW stands for uncomplicated firewall. It is a frontend platform that enables you to easily manage your firewall functions and commands. You get UFW as a default option with your Ubuntu server. Maximizing the potential of the commands and functions of the firewall can be difficult if you are not already familiar with the tool. Our goal is to …