I finally got around to implementing a better way to manage SSL/TLS certificates. The certificate for this site will now renew well before the expiration date. Automation for the win!
Update (September 21, 2018): This issue has been resolved.
This site’s Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate expired recently, and I’ve run into errors renewing it. While troubleshooting the issue, I found a better way to manage the obtaining and renewal process. Before I proceed with that, I need to set aside some uninterrupted time to make sure I’m doing it right.
For now, this site will use the basic HTTP protocol.
In a previous post, I mentioned that I’d set up cron tasks to back up my databases and web content. If you’re just hosting a blog and don’t have an always-on remote device to back up that data to, a good alternative would be to do automated backups via IFTTT. Continue reading “Backing Up WordPress Content to Evernote via IFTTT”
This is a follow-up to Securing a Server by Installing a TLS/SSL Certificate Obtained via Let’s Encrypt.
After obtaining a TLS/SSL certificate for this website, the next step was to apply specific policies and measures to further protect it from malicious activity. I used the website-scanning tool Observatory by Mozilla to see where I could improve security on my website. Continue reading “Implementing HTTPS Security Policies on a Web Server”
Server administrators need to take appropriate measures to secure the contents stored on a server and to protect information being transmitted to it. Currently, the common way to secure the connection between a client and a server is to install a TLS/SSL certificate on the server. Continue reading “Installing a TLS/SSL Certificate Obtained via Let’s Encrypt”
Update (July 8, 2018): Because of ongoing issues with Déjà Dup not automatically backing up the compressed .zip files, I no longer recommend using it as a backup solution.
After installing the LEMP stack to run WordPress, I searched for a solution to back up the contents of my server. There are many ways to back up a Raspberry Pi, so I needed to find the most practical method and not just the one I felt was the safest option. Continue reading “Automatically Backing Up a Raspberry Pi to Another Raspberry Pi”