Earlier, I posted about how I set up servers hosted at CloudAtCost. There have been a few changes to that process. Rather than continually patching that post, here’s a new description. Again, this is for Ubuntu 14.04 which gets upgraded to 16.04 as part of the setup.
Besides the Clarkonium.net site where I host this blog, I have several other sites that I maintain. This is all more of an educational effort for myself than anything really important. That said, I am a neophyte in terms of server security. It’s something I want to do better. What better place to start than by evaluating security settings on some of my “play” sites that use nginx as the server component?
Like I said, I’m no expert, but these are some of the things I have done to my own sites.
River5 is the latest in a series of RSS News Aggretators written by Dave Winer. You can read his announcement here. These notes describe how to set up a River of News on a Virtual Server (VS) purchased or rented from CloudAtCost and freshly imaged with Ubuntu 14.04.
These notes assume that you have done some work in configuring your VS with a user, other than root, that has super user privileges. If you need help doing the initial setup of your VS, look here.
Update: 10 Aug 2016
There’s a new and improved version of this post HERE. Look at that instead.
I’ve been experimenting with servers from CloudAtCost. As such, I tear them down and re-image them fairly frequently. These are my notes on how I do initial setup of servers that have been freshly imaged with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.