In this walk-through we will install all the components needed to run WordPress on your own local or cloud Ubuntu 20.04 server. This video was done as a response to a direct request.
We walk-through how to build your own Minecraft server & run it for under €10 a month. This video was inspired by one of our kids that required a Minecraft server to play on with friends.
We have hosted the following open Minecraft server should you want to test before building. https://hendcraft.com/hcaws/
Note: The aim is to show you how to build a minecraft server. What we don’t cover in this setup is how to secure the server. Highly recommend that you always follow industry security & hardening standards.
Got a request from “dedu mihail” & “Amandeep Singh” on how to block https sites. In this quick walk-through we show how to use the proxy with manual settings which is needed to block https urls / sites. It does not work via transparent mode. (We could not find a simple way to make it work via transparent mode).
1. Configure the end user machine to use the proxy.
2. Configure the proxy on IPFire to use the url filter capability.
3. Configure the url filter to block the https url 4. Configure the url filter to allow restriction bypass for listed IP’s.
Ever been away from home or office and wanted to use a VPN securing your network connection. (You should always use a VPN when on un-trusted networks!) You also never sure what the “Free” VPN providers are doing with your logs. Why not setup your own VPN, that you have full control off. In this how to guide we will go through the installation of IPFire with OpenVPN and the relevant configurations. This will enable you to make use of your own private VPN when away from home or the office.
In this walk-through we will demonstrate the basic steps used to install NextCloud on Azure.
This walk-through will include:
1) Create the Virtual Machine running Ubuntu
2) Install snap & NextCloud via snap on the Virtual Machine.
3) Configure Static IP with DNS / FQDN.
4) Configure Firewall rules.
5) Configure HTTPS with lets Encrypt
6) Test the the NextCloud instance is accessible.
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install snap
- sudo snap install nextcloud
- sudo nextcloud.enable-https lets-encrypt
Keep in mind this is only a basic install and will need to be secured using best security practices etc. If enough demand, we might do a future walk through on how to secure your public facing systems.
In this walk-through we will take you through the steps on how to install NextCloud on your Raspberry Pi.
This walk-through will include:
1) How-to format and mount an external usb disk for data storage.
2) How-to install and setup MariaDB for the SQL backend.
3) How-to instal the NextCloud Software.
In this walk through we will show you how to install Pi-Hole to enable network wide ad blocking on your network. We will also show you how to configure a windows machine and the basic steps on how to enable it network wide via your router.
Steps – wiki – Enabling Network Wide Ad blocking with Pi-hole
Star Wars : Episode IV in ASCII. Found this old gem on the internet while working on another project. Thought it’s worth sharing. For more information regarding Star Wars Episode IV in ASCII visit:
—http://asciimation.co.nz & http://blinkenlights.nl—
Watch it via Telnet
Install telnet on your preferred OS. Then telnet to the url. We used Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Install telnet
hendgrow@HGMCSRV01:/$ sudo apt-get install telnet
- Kick it off
hendgrow@HGMCSRV01:/$ telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
Watch it via your web browser
Open your web browser and navigate to – http://asciimation.co.nz
How to secure your WordPress site quickly and easily using the plugin from iThemes Security. Active Installations in excess of 900,000.
Link to iThemes