HTTPS Temporarily Disabled

Update (September 21, 2018): This issue has been resolved.

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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.

Backing Up WordPress Content to Evernote via IFTTT

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”

Implementing HTTPS Security Policies on a Web Server

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”

Installing a TLS/SSL Certificate Obtained via Let’s Encrypt

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”

Automatically Backing Up a Raspberry Pi to Another Raspberry Pi

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”