Monthly Archives: June 2016

Test SSL ciphers for domains

#!/usr/bin/env bash # OpenSSL requires the port number. SERVER= DELAY=1 ciphers=$(openssl ciphers ‘ALL:eNULL’ | sed -e ‘s/:/ /g’) echo Obtaining cipher list from $(openssl version). for cipher in ${ciphers[@]} do echo -n Testing $cipher… result=$(echo -n | openssl s_client -cipher “$cipher” -connect $SERVER 2>&1) if [[ “$result” =~ “:error:” ]] ; then error=$(echo -n $result… Read More »

Standard Kernels with Ubuntu / Debian

Step 1: ensure your server has the GRUB-2 boot loader. Most newer servers from OVH do, as do all VPS/Cloud installations. You can have a quick look to see if the file/etc/default/grub exists, or whether this command give a valid output: Code: # update-grub -v grub-mkconfig (GRUB) 1.99~rc1-13ubuntu3 Step 2: install a kernel First make… Read More »

MySQL root access from all hosts

There’s two steps in that process: a) Grant privileges. As root user execute: GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO ‘root’@’%’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘password’; b) bind to all addresses: The easiest way is to comment out the line in your my.cnf file: #bind-address = and restart mysql service mysql restart By default it binds only… Read More »

How to Stop and Disable Firewalld on CentOS 7

Firewalld is a complete firewall solution that has been made available by default on all CentOS 7 servers, including Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7, and Liquid Web Self Managed CentOS 7. On occasion, perhaps for testing, disabling or stopping firewalld may be necessary. Follow the instructions below to disable firewalld and stop firewalld. It… Read More »

How to Install JAVA 8 on CentOS/RHEL and Fedora

After a long wait, finally Java SE Development Kit 8 is available to download. JDK 8 has been released on Mar,18 2014 for general availability with the many featured enhancements. You can find all the enhancements in JDK 8 here. This article will help you to Install JAVA 8 (JDK 8u66) or update on your… Read More »

How To Install Nginx on CentOS 7

About Nginx Nginx is a high performance web server software. It is a much more flexible and lightweight program than Apache HTTP Server. This tutorial will teach you how to install and start Nginx on your CentOS 7 server. Prerequisites The steps in this tutorial require the user to have root privileges. You can see… Read More »