NGINX

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Delving Into Web Performance Monitoring - Sitespeed.io On Docker

Delving Into Web Performance Monitoring - Sitespeed.io On Docker

Why hello again. What's on today's agenda? Well a good old bit of performance monitoring and setting it al up using our all time favourite, Docker. And why? Well why not? This site is small fish in the www so worrying about site performance isn't a big deal but for people who run online businesses, this is something that definitely needs to be kept an eye on. So what is Sitespeed.io ... Sitespeed.io is an open source toolkit that helps you analyze and optimize your website speed and performance, based on performance best practices advices from the coach and

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NGINX - Custom Error Pages. A Decent Title Not Found

NGINX - Custom Error Pages. A Decent Title Not Found

Well hello again. Another post you say? Another pointless post you may be thinking. Let's see... Currently this site and others under swakes.co.uk and swakes.uk are being managed and rendered to you via NGINX. As standard, NGINX comes with some pretty boring and basic error pages to handle 403, 404, 503 etc error codes. However we can change that and at the same time do some clever scheming to add some security, if not obscurity, to your pages. The plan? To present a 404 error page for any error response page generated. The reason? If anyone attempts

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SWAKES.uk to .co.uk You Say? ... NGINX SSL Reverse Proxy Server Guide

SWAKES.uk to .co.uk You Say? ... NGINX SSL Reverse Proxy Server Guide

I'm not expecting anyone to notice, apart from my colleague at work who I've been badgering for help, but I've moved my blog to blog.swakes.co.uk. Two main reasons. One was that my SSL certificate had expired, took two days to notice, and the other was 'restructuring'. If you had a goose at my old certificate it contain around 50 SAN entries. Everything ranging from store, blog, camera, media to fishtank.swakes.uk. In pure haste and excitement, I created every possible SAN I would possibly use not understanding and probably giving security a thought. Now this lovely

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