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OwnCloud: Error and fix: Archives of type application/octet-stream are not supported

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Today one of my customers opened a ticket showing a strange case where an Owncloud installation running over cPanel + LiteSpeed web server was showing this error: Archives of type application/octet-stream are not supported The issue was pretty weird and started when my customer needed to install any Owncloud modules from the OC Market, in particular the “Contacts”…

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How can I recover lost DNS records?

how to recover lost dns records

When you migrate sites across servers, sometimes you will face some problems in your apps due to compatibility issues caused by missing PHP modules, different MySQL configurations, etc. But another kind of problem you may face is DNS issues, this is not the most common kind of issues, but they will happen from time to time eventually. I’ve made…

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Install Google Mod_PageSpeed on cPanel + EasyApache 4

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Pagespeed Insights is one of the Google’s projects to make the web faster. Along with that cool tool to measure website speed, they also publish the famous mod_pagespeed, an HTTP module for Apache and Nginx, used to accelerate and optimize any website. ModPagespeed can be installed in cPanel servers also, and fully integrated using EasyApache 4 on WHM. …

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How to format and mount disk larger than 2TB on Linux

mount large drive on Linux

Days ago I needed to format a large 4TB drive on Linux, and same as other times I knew I couldn’t run a simple fdisk command to create the new partition, as fdisk won’t work on drives larger than 2TB on Linux. This is what I did to format and mount a driver larger than 2TB on Linux, follow…

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Gzip vs Zip: difference between the most popular compressing file formats

gzip vs zip main differences

Gzip and Zip are one of the most popular ways to compress files to save space and speed up file transfer speeds over local, private or public networks. Today we are going to explore what are the main differences between Gzip vs Zip, the most used compression methods of all times for Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems….

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Install Brotli (mod_brotli) on Apache Web Server

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Brotli compression is the new replacement for Gzip and mod_deflate. Days ago we wrote a tutorial on how to install brotli on Nginx web server, and today we will try to explore a way to install brotli compression on Apache web server. Brotli support for Apache web servers is done by using mod_brotli, an official HTTP module that provides…

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Install Brotli Compression on Nginx (ngx_brotli)

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Brotli is the next generation lossless compression algorithm for web applications. I discovered this fantastic new compression algorithm while working with one of my customers. It is the new RFC 7932 standart that provides a better solution than the traditional and beloved gzip. Nowadays, it is supported by 90% of the most popular browsers, so it is almost…

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