Install Pi-hole on Raspbian Lite From Scratch

Pi-hole is a fantastic product for your home network and allows ad blocking at the network level. My install Pi-hole article will walk you through every thing you will need to do to install Pi-hole from scratch using a low power Raspberry Pi!

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Your Guide To Online Alabama News

As an Alabama resident and news & politics junky, I wanted to put together a good resource of online Alabama news sources. Below are websites that cater specifically to Alabamians along with a brief description of each. The list below is in no particular order and I have excluded local news sites and sites that cater to other state or geographic news. However if you feel I left one out, leave a comment!

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How-To Setup Sonarr & Jackett With IPTorrents

Sonarr is a great program that will manage all your TV Shows so that they are automatically downloaded and added to your media server. In order to use Sonarr with however, you will need to also install Jackett. This guide will walk you through setting up both for IPTorrents. This guide uses Windows 10.

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Enable Recommended Software Menu in Raspbian June Update

Raspbian has just released another update that adds a really nice software management feature to the Preferences menu for your Raspberry Pi. This feature makes it much easier for you to get rid of unneeded software that takes up valuable space on your SD cards.

The problem is that just upgrading via apt-get will not enable it. Below are the steps needed to upgrade Raspbian to the latest version and also enable the new Recommended Software menu option.

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How-To Install Sendy On Nginx With Amazon SES is a self hosted email marketing tool that hooks in seamlessly with Amazon SES for an incredibly cheap way to send out emails to your customers or newsletter list.

This article will go over how to install your Sendy license on an Nginx web server and integrate it with Amazon SES. This article assumes you already have a LEMP web server setup. If you do not, you may be interested in my article on setting up a Centmin Mod LEMP server.

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How-To Install Centmin Mod on Centos 7.5

This article will show you how to install Centmin Mod. Nginx is one of the best web servers you can use today to run your website or blog. It is fast, efficient and offers a plethora of options when configuring it. That performance and efficiency comes at a cost of ease of use and ease of setup however.

That is where Centmin Mod comes in. Centmin Mod LEMP is a Linux, Nginx, MariaDB MySQL & PHP-FPM web stack for CentOS 6.x & CentOS 7.x with a shell menu based installer. The shell based menu allows Nginx & PHP version management – upgrading or downgrading Nginx & PHP or setting up Nginx vhosts and much more. Centmin Mod installs Nginx, PHP, MariaDB and Memcached by default.

If you want to setup your own LEMP stack, there is no easier, flexible or efficient way to do this than Centmin Mod. This guide will walk you through the basics of getting a CentminMod server up and running which will include installing Centmin Mod on a fresh Linode VPS server and adding your domain name to the server.

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How-To Sign Up For Google Analytics

Google Analytics is the world’s most popular service for tracking statistics on websites and apps. If you run a website or have a blog you more than likely will want to use Google Analytics to keep track on how well your site is performing. If you ever wish to sell your website or app, having data from Google Analytics can make the difference in selling your site for a little or selling it for a lot.

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How-To Setup WP Super Cache Expert Caching On Nginx

In our article on setting up an optimized WordPress blog, we briefly went through some of the basic setup options for WP Super Cache that any one, no matter what their server, would be able to run.

In this article we are going to go even further and really push the plugin to the max for those that have the ability to edit server configuration files. This article assumes you have Linux as your operating system and are running Nginx as your web server as well as have access to your server through SSH. If you are not sure, please contact your host for help.

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