Overview Apache’s HAProxy is a proxy software but it can also load balance between servers. The significance of version 1.5 is it’s ability to handle SSL connections where as before you needed to off load the connection to a different … Continue reading
It’s good practice to password protect any encryption keys but it’s not always practicle to do so. So in doing this it degrades security for convenience. Create a copy to backup the key in case something goes wrong: cp my.key … Continue reading
In line with most security recommendation I have updated OpenSSL to a patched version which does not contain the Heartbleed bug. In the mean time I have issued a password reset to all registered users. For more information
Overview Part 2 looked at the differences of AWS/IaaS to VPS. Part 3 will be looking at the cost after a period of time. Running Report The Amazon Web Services have been running for over 3 months with February running … Continue reading
The error relates to the SSL certificates defined in one of the site configuration. In my case the certificates were missing from the server so the error appear on the webpage when any users tried to access the page.
Overview Part 1 described the reasoning and setup behind the comparison. In this post I will go through the implementation of AWS and the final comparison of IaaS Vs. VPS Setup EC2 Setting up an EC2 and RDS instance was … Continue reading
Overview I performed a reboot of my server running Apache 2 with SSL and found the sites were not loading when it came back up. Once the server was backup I assumed Apache had already started but none of the … Continue reading
Introduction SSL is used to encrypt data between the client e.g a user viewing a website to the web server which hosts the site. SSL uses certificates which are signed and verify the validity of a website. Like any vendor … Continue reading