Protecting Folders with Nginx

February 5th, 2011 No comments »

This question comes up every so often, and its actually fairly easy besides the fact you do not use an .htaccess file. This writeup will show you how to implement auth_basic in Nginx as well as some alternatives to the htpasswd utility installed.

Apache and Nginx Together

January 30th, 2011 No comments »

This article is basically food-for-thought for those who wish to use Nginx either side-by-side or in front of the Apache (httpd) HTTP Server. Within covers tweaking the two to work with each other as well as some configuration scenarios.

Securing a Thumb Drive with TrueCrypt

January 15th, 2011 No comments »

Thumb drives (aka flash drives) are extremely useful storage devices; they’re portable and easy to use, and with growing capacity used by more people every day. However they are more easily lost or stolen. Most thumbdrives offer no prevention against exposing the data within to unauthorized access. This article will show you how to secure your thumb drive with a powerful but free software called Truecrypt.

Stop from Traversing your Redirects

November 12th, 2010 No comments » is one of my favorite URL Shortener, but it has one major flaw when it comes to link building; it tends to drill down to the final destination of a link and shortens the link at the end. This can make shortening a prosper redirect nearly impossible as the shortened url bypasses it completely. The hack for this is within.

Mimic Apache mod_geoip in Nginx

November 12th, 2010 No comments »

Maxmind makes a variety of APIs and tools to use their geolocation database and one such tool is the mod_geoip module for Apache. This article will show you how to setup Nginx’s own geoip module and mimic the same variables presented to PHP like Apache does.

Generating Ioncube Licenses

September 28th, 2010 No comments »

Ioncube Encoder Pro or Cerberus is required to generate license files that can be distributed to your customers. Most of the nitty-gritty involved with the make_license executable can be found in the user guide (a pdf document) distributed with the encoder in section 4. The entry level version of Ioncube Pro cannot generate licenses, however […]

Nginx as a Proxy to your Blog

July 23rd, 2010 2 comments »

If you’re big into autoblogs and cross-linking you’ll likely like this. Have you ever had most of your blogs on a single server (probably behind cpanel or directadmin), but wanted some of your domains to appear to be on a different IP, or even in a different country? Well this article shows you how to setup an nginx server as a proxy so that visitors see a different IP than where the site is hosted.

SSL: Untrusted Connection in Firefox

June 8th, 2010 No comments »

For those of you who have PositiveSSL certificates installed (especially on Nginx webservers) and have experienced an ‘Untrusted Connection’ issue with Firefox, namely due to an Unknown issuer, within is a possible fix.

Apache to Nginx Migration Tips

April 11th, 2010 3 comments »

Nginx currently holds shy of 6.5% of the known webserver market, which is just roughly shy of 13 million servers. This little lightweight webserver created by a sole Russian developer has been gaining a great deal of popularity over the last few years and is used by sites such as Wordpress, Texts from Last Night and Hulu.

This guide will provide you with common migration tips to move from an Apache server to an Nginx configuration.

How to Steal an Android Market App

April 10th, 2010 4 comments »

One of the biggest fear plaguing any freelance application developer is piracy. All their hours and hours of work to bring you the next useful little app that they hope you’ll enjoy. So why shouldn’t they be compensated for their hard work. Sometimes however this fear can hurt a new platform more than it can help. That is why in this article I will show you how easy it is to steal even a protected android market app.