Tag Archives: lighttpd

Self-signed SSL certificate HOWTO

SSL is used for (1) encrypting HTTP traffic and for (2) authentication server against browser's database of trusted certificates. Generating SSL certificate properly is important if you want your customer to use https properly. It costs few bugs per year, … Continue reading

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Web2py Lighttpd Deployment

Web2py is "full stack" Python Web Framework, Lighttpd is fast, multi-threaded HTTP server. I'll present a method to connect web2py-based application under lighttpd. I assume the following setup is already done: A domain named "myapp.com" is configured to point to … Continue reading

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Watch your HTTPD logs

Recently I observed that AdWords-generated traffic dissapeared from Analytics panel. I thought: WTH? I checked the logs and saw that URL called by AdWords: http://my-site.com/?gclid=342343445345…. Generated 403 (Forbidden) server response. That was caused by recent change in Lighttpd filtering rules. … Continue reading

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SSL Certificate for Lighttpd HOWTO

When your customer enters your website they do not want to make their passwords / credit card information to be visible for everyone (sniffing local network or one of routers in the way). That's why SSL (Secure Socket Layer) was … Continue reading

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How To Effectively Migrate Web Application Between Hosts

In Agile world there are no immutable constraints. Your requirements may change, libraries used may be replaced during development, application may outgrown your current server setup etc. I'll show you how to make web application migration between servers as fast … Continue reading

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