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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

installing brotli apache

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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How to install Varnish Cache on cPanel

varnish on cpanel

A few days ago one of our customers requested our tech suppor team to install Varnish on a cPanel + CentOS 7 dedicated server. He wanted to stick to Apache, but to speed up the static file serving, and this is the configuration we used to help him. But first, before into getting directly into the installation process,…

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UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY

unexpected inconsistency linux fsck

Yesterday one of my customer servers crashed due to server powering off unexpectedly, and there was no ssh access of course. As it is a remote hosted server we were unable to get our hands on it. When it started again it ran an automatic fsck over sda and sdb.   As it was a slow SATA II drive…

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