Using nginx as reverse proxy (for containered Ghost)

In some cases it might be a good idea to use a reverse proxy in front of a web application. Nginx is a very common solution for this scenario these days. As I started with containers for some of my playgrounds, I decided to go this route. Container security When…

Trying icinga2 and icingaweb2 with Docker

In case you ever wanted to look at Icinga2, even into distributed features, without messing with installing whole server setups, this might interesting for you. At first, you need to have a running Docker on your system. For more information, have a look into my previous post! Initiating Docker images…

Running Ghost blogging platform via Docker

When I was thinking about using Ghost, I did read the installations guide and then I just closed the browser window. I didn't wanted to install npm, yet another package manager, and just hack init scripts. Not speaking about updating Ghost itself. Some weeks later I did think about using…

New blogging engine

Exactly 3 years after I moved on from Wordpress to Octopress I thought it's time for something new. Some of you might have noticed that I've not much blogged in the past. A new Octopress version was promised a year ago. While I've liked writing in Markdown, the deployment workflow…

Wordpress dictionary attack

Today early in the morning my monitoring system notified me about unusual high outgoing traffic on my hosting platform. I traced the problem down the webserver which is also hosting this abandoned website. Looking into this with iptraf revealed that this traffic is coming only from one IP. At first…

Updated Monitoring Plugins Version is coming soon

Three months ago version 2.0 of Monitoring Plugins was released. Since then many changes were integrated. You can find a quick overview in the upstream NEWS. Now it's time to move forward and a new release is expected soon. It would be very welcome if you could give the…

Redis HA with Redis Sentinel and VIP

For an actual project we decided to use Redis for some reasons. As there is availability a critical part, we discovered that Redis Sentinel can monitor Redis and handle an automatic master failover to a available slave. Setting up the Redis replication was straight forward and even setting up Sentinel.…