Install and Configure GitLab on Ubuntu 14.04 with existing Apache

install and configure GitLab on Ubuntu

In this guide, we will see how to install and configure GitLab on Ubuntu 14.04 server. At a high level, here are the list of steps you would go through to complete the process:

  1. 1. ​Install​ ​and​ ​configure​ ​the​ ​necessary​ ​dependencies
  2. 2. ​Add​ ​the​ ​GitLab​ ​package​ ​repository​ ​and​ ​install​ ​the​ ​package
  3. 3. Adjusting​ ​the​ ​Firewall​ ​Rules

GitLab is an open source version control system using Ruby on Rails, a self-hosted Git project repository that provides access to public (or) private projects via the web interface, similar to Github. It also has additional development-related features like issue tracking. It offers the flexibility in deploying as

Nginx on cPanel – Quick set up guide of Engintron

Setup Engintron- Ngnix on cPanel

Here is a quick set up guide for installing Engintron on cPanel/WHM which deploys Nginx web server as a reverse proxy on the server.

cPanel doesn’t have the Nginx support as an alternative to the Apache also Nginx proxied to the Apache. However, we can make use of the third-party plugins for our requirement. There are few plugins available like Engintron, Nginxadmin, nDeploy etc. You can seek the assistance of a server management expert like us to get the Engintron or other plugins installed to your WHM panel.

Need for reverse proxy on server?

By default, cPanel uses the Apache web server to serve

How to setup SSL for Elastic Load Balancer in AWS

Setup SSL certificate for Elastic Load Balancer in AWS

So here is a step-by-step setup guide of generating and installing a SSL certificate for Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) in AWS.

With the increasing popularity as well as the need for the SEO, SSL certificates are now becoming a prerequisite for any website that considers the security of the visitors as serious thing. But just purchasing an SSL certificate doesn’t make your website safe and it needs to be installed properly on the AWS server to make it work so as to actually benefit from it. You can seek the assistance of a server management expert like us to get the SSL

Setting up Reverse DNS Without The Help Of Data Center

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In most cases, the rDNS setup will be done by the Data Center (DC) technicians. But in case if the DC delegates it to a support team like us, you have 2 choices – to leave it in the hands of server management expert like us or to do it on your own and in which case, this blog post might come handy. Come let’s see what it takes for you to setup the rDNS by yourself.

Purpose of Reverse DNS (rDNS/PTR)

As the main purpose of the Domain Name System (DNS) is to point domains to IP addresses, PTR record also known

How to Install and Configure ProFTPD on Linux Server

install and configure ProFTPD

In a web hosting environment, running a FTP server is an essential function and it give client access to file servers. In this blog post lets look at how to install and configure ProFTPD on a Linux server. The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of files between a client and server on a computer network. FTP is built on a client-server architecture and uses separate control and data connections between the client and the server. The FTP functions are used to open, login and close connections, as well as upload, download, rename,

Need, Challenges, and Impact of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation

The Data Protection Directive regulated and safeguarded the movement of information around and outside EU since 1995. However, the active involvement of today’s population on the internet has caused an increase in cybercrimes giving rise to the need for stricter laws and standards, which is the reason for The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will replace the Data Protection Directive when it becomes enforceable from 25 May 2018.

Since its announcement, companies operating within EU, or having customers in EU, have been jittery sorting out the impact of the GDPR. ACTSupport has kept a keen eye on the development of the GDPR, restructuring

Getting an A+ rating on the Qualys SSL Test on all cPanel Domains

Security is a basic requirement of the server. We will use SSLLabs, a testing project of Qualys, a company that provides strategic security solutions. In this post, we will see how to use their A+ indicator which is the industry high standard in SSL security and try to meet its requirements. The SSLLabs checker covers two substantial parts of the investigation: Authentication, which reflects details about installed SSL certificate and additional certificates provided by a server, and Configuration, which shows server settings for secure negotiation used in client-server interaction.

This blog will cover the steps to get your A+ rating on

6 Live Chat Applications You Can Implement Right Now

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Consider for a moment there was a way to know exactly how many visitors are live on your website, which region they belong to, and then having the option to contact them even before they do. This simple visitor interaction could create innumerable conversions, boosting your business exponentially. This is exactly what a live chat does: Gives you live analytics of traffic and the option for you to connect with a visitor or vice versa. Here are 6 live chat applications you can start using today!

LiveChat

Developed by LiveChat Software in 2002, LiveChat is one of the top choices when it comes

Git Errors and Fixes

Git Errors and Fixes

Git Clone Over Http Returns 500 errors

Summary:

When you clone, push and pull changes between Gitlab repositories and your computer there are two network protocols, one is HTTPS and the other one is SSH.. If Gitlab uses Apache instead of built-in Nginx server and if you are able to clone over SSH but not over http, have to check Apache related configurations. Here we are going to see some solutions to fix 500 errors.

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Expected behavior:

Cloned repo.

Actual behavior:

Error 500.

Solution:

HTTP status code 500 usually indicates that there is an issue with the remote end and not a problem on your client side.

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5 Tips to Ensure Your Email Stays Out of the Spam Folder

Tips to Stay Out of Spam Folder

Email is today’s number one mode of communication, and with the rise in mail flow across the globe, email providers are constantly tightening security. The ‘spam filter’ is one such security measure.

Even with all the tweaks, however, it very often happens that a genuine email ends up in a recipients spam folder. There are some measures you as a sender can take to ensure your important email always ends up in the recipient’s inbox.

Tip 1: What you Say Matters Every spam filter scans the email body looking for trigger words. Filters are tuned to flag promotional emails by looking for words

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