Test and deploy Laravel applications with GitLab CI/CD and Envoy

Recently we decided to move some of our projects to  GitLab  especially because we are attracted by the plans and all in one solution that it offers. We were particularly interested into  CI/DC for testing and continuous deployment on our DitigitalOcean droplets. Looking into the numerous resources, we have found this article that explain very clearly how to deploy a

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Secure your ssh connection disabling ssh password logins

First off, having to remember a password for each of your clients server it is quite daunting, so it might seem a good idea to store the password to your server access in a very secure spreadsheet file. Well that is not a great idea, in stead you should secure the access to your server using an ssh key, this also

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Inexpensive stage LAMP server with Raspberry Pi3 and Ubuntu Server

Have you ever been in the position of asking your self  “How much shall I spend for a development server?”, “Shall I get an inexpensive shared host?” , “Will it be enough for my needs?”, “Perhaps i should upgrade”… well ask no more. If you don’t expect much traffic, and you are on a tight budget, or simply you want

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Let’s Encrypt ! How to create free ssl certificates on Ubuntu

SSL Certificates, sometimes called digital certificates, are used to establish a secure encrypted connection between a browser (user’s computer) and a server (website). The SSL connection protects sensitive data, such as credit card information, exchanged during each visit (session). Let’s Encrypt provides an easy way to obtain and install trusted certificates for free. In this guide we will show how

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Restrict sftp users to theirs home directory and share folders

I often have to share resources to clients ,  but allowing them to “play” with the entire file system of the web app, might end up in disaster. That’s why i decided to write this little guide on how to restrict sftp users to theirs home directory and share folders. Restrict sftp access to home directory First we need to

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