Is it better to run your own server or to rent some space at a hosting provider?

Some days ago I was at a WordPress meetup in Nairobi. The topic was „Web Hosting for WordPress“. And because I run my own servers and host my sites on my machine, I was asked to attend and to discuss my point of view and answer questions in regards of hosting / self hosting. The atmosphere was very nice, and […]

How to setup a plain Ubuntu 16.04 ISPConfig web server on DigitalOcean and install WordPress on it.

This tutorial is mainly written to help enthusiasts in Kenya to setup their own web server with Digital Ocean and host a WordPress blog on the own server. The tutorial is very beginner friendly and I hope Mama Mboga understand’s it. In case she does not, then I didn’t do my job well. But I will also be happy to help in case there are any questions.

How to add a blacklist to Apache2 and block IP Addresses on the whole server

Block out strange visitors IP addresses with a Apache2 Blacklist. Sometimes one find’s some strange visitors coming to their websites. These strange visitors may or may not identify them selves with a 1995 type display resolution of 1024 by 768 while pretending being an iPhone. Very strange. Such visitors are not real users and them visiting my sites is not […]

Teil 6 – Der Mail Server – Der perfekte ISPConfig Multi-Server mit Web-, Mail-, Datenbank-, NS1- und NS2- Server

Und im letzten Teil dieser Anleitung, wird Postfix und Dovecot als Mail Server aufgesetzt. Fail2Ban sichert hier gegen massenhafte Passwort eingaben, Let’s Encrypt liefert das CA signierte Mail Server Zertifikat und ISPConfig verwaltet das ganze.