Let’s Encrypt Wildcard SSL nginx for WordPress Ubuntu 18.04

Let’s Encrypt has transformed the internet. Every website can now have a free SSL certificate! You can authenticate your website with Let’s Encrypt using the .well-known path but if you have multiple virtual hosts then this can get tedious so Let’s Encrypt made it possible to add wildcard SSL certificates by using DNS to authenticate … Learn more…

Single Hop http to https for non-www or www Domain with .htaccess

In the performance world we generally like to avoid doing unnecessary things because they add overhead. This includes unnecessary redirects, wastes of bandwidth and more. This post will show you multiple ways to force Apache or LiteSpeed to redirect your primary domains from http to https in one single hop to avoid unnecessary redirects. For … Learn more…

Blocking Country and Continent with nginx GeoIP on Ubuntu 18.04

Globalization has made cyberattacks much easier 🙁 unfortunately. As a result, you may not want certain countries to visit your site if you mainly get malicious traffic from specific countries that overload your server and slow it down. In this tutorial we will be configuring nginx to use the latest GeoIP database and blocking a … Learn more…