Super-fast Secure WordPress Install on DigitalOcean with NGINX, PHP7, and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Updated: 2018-01-01 I’ve recently begun migrating websites from my old web host to DigitalOcean. Today, I’m documenting the steps I use to stand up a new server instance. Some of these technologies are still close to the bleeding edge, so if you’re really worried about stability, you may want to stick with some of the […]

Finally! Free SSL Certs!!! Let’s Encrypt!

OMFG! From the why-the-hell-did-this-take-so-long department, I bring you an exciting announcement: you may never, ever have to pay for a trusted SSL certificate for your website again! E-ver! I’d like to introduce you to Let’s Encrypt. From their website: Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. Let’s Encrypt […]