Enable TRIM support on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8

November 28, 2017

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By Cris

With the introduction of solid state drives (SSDs), Apple began enabling TRIM support only on its OEM supplied drives to ensure a predictable compatibility with the TRIM protocol as some 3rd party drives weren’t fully supported. To manually override and enable this feature on a new SSD supporting a proper implementation of TRIM, the following […]

How to upgrade php 5.6 to 7.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

October 27, 2017

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By Cris

Upgrade your server’s php installation from 5.6.x to 7.0.x on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Continuing with the php upgrading series, this guide will show you how to bring your standard Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server installation to 7.0.x. The 7-series PHP releases focus on speed. You can read about the latest new features. Begin by adding ‘s […]

How to upgrade php 5.5 to 5.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

January 22, 2017

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Upgrade your server’s php installation from 5.5.x to 5.6.x on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS The standard Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server installation maintains PHP 5.5.x. Upgrading your PHP installation potentially speeds up your installation and provides the latest new features. Begin by adding Ondřej Surý’s newest (as of 2016) PPA repository and updating sources as follows: sudo […]

How to upgrade MySQL 5.5 to 5.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

August 27, 2016

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Does your SQL installation meet minimum requirements? The standard Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server installation installs MySQL 5.5 by default using the following command: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mysql-server However, certain new web applications and services require at least MySQL 5.6. This includes the latest version of Magento 2.0.4 Community Edition. After following a […]

Let’s Encrypt free SSLs – Apache on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

February 12, 2017

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By Cris

Thanks to the efforts of the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), the Let’s Encrypt project was developed and successfully launched! What does this mean for internet users? The Let’s Encrypt project provides server administrators with a “free, automated, and open certificate authority”. The recommended linux client is called certbot and offers full integration with apache […]