Server

Hints and tips about managing Ubuntu servers and applications

The Excellent Kadence Theme

Let’s Try Another Theme This site was using Elementor Pro up until April 2020 when I became dissatisfied with the layout and thought I’d redo it from scratch. In the meantime, I heard of a new theme called Kadence that looks very promising. I would normally use and suggest Astra with Elementor…

Gutenberg and Elementor

Today we got an update to WordPress 4.9.8 along with a promotional widget to try out the new Gutenberg editor interface and so this is just that, my first post using the Gutenberg interface. So far so good and as much as it’s annoying to have to get used to a new…

Cloudflare and DNSSEC

This website is now on Cloudflare as of 2018-08-02 so we will get some idea of any performance gains and whether there are any limitations compared to using a single origin web server. The free plan does not offer any local (to me) Australian edge servers which freaked me out the first…

Lightweight Ubuntu Zesty Server

When installing or upgrading to a lightweight zesty (17.04) ubuntu server I use this /etc/apt/sources.list example below which I manage via the edpkg alias from the NetServa SH (shell scripts) Githb repo. Note: this still applies to the later artful and bionic releases, just ctrl-\ search and replace “zesty” for “artful”, “bionic”…

Using Spamprobe Via Sieve

This is a brief outline of how to take advantage of using only Sieve scripts to manage spam via Spamprobe and Dovecot IMAP services on a Ubuntu Zesty 17.04 server. In my case I use separate UID:GIDs for each virtual domain (but not for each user) and a custom path to each…