Ben McCann

Co-founder at Connectifier.
ex-Googler. CMU alum.

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Custom OS install on SoftLayer


SoftLayer will allow to setup a handful of OS images by default, but requires you to jump through extra hoops if you’d like to provide your own ISO or go through the OS install screens yourself. For example, this is most likely the way you’d install LVM if you’d like to backup your database via Read More

SSL on localhost with nginx


Install nginx if it’s not already installed: sudo apt-get install nginx You must have the SSL module installed. The nginx docs say this is not standard. However, it does come installed on Ubuntu. You can verify by running nginx -V and looking for –with-http_ssl_module. Next up is generating the SSL certs. Follow the Slicehost docs Read More

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