The URL I linked to is a story about how to convert a Drupal 8 website into a static website. What it comes down to is, if you’re just running a blog and you don’t care about comments, why bother dealing with all the ugliness of maintaining a Drupal 8 website?
As a note to self, I added SSL/TLS certificates to a couple of websites using LetEncrypt. Here are a couple of notes about the process:
- Read the LetEncrypt docs
- They suggest using certbot
- Read those docs, and follow their instructions for installing the packages you’ll need
- Make sure your server firewall rules allow port 443 (You may get an “Unable to connect to the server” error message if you forget this part, as I did)
- After making some backups, run this command as root:
I don’t look at website stats very often, but with a little free time tonight I was just curious how many people in Alaska visit this website. I was glad to see people have visited it from Utqiagvik, Kotzebue, Nome, Fairbanks, North Pole, Unalaska, Bethel, Kodiak Island, Ketchikan, and many other locations. Alaska holds a special place in my heart, and I hope the pages on this site have been useful to the people there.
Summary: How to create a public and private key pair to use ssh and scp without using a password, which lets you automate a remote server backup process.
Over the last two years I've ended up creating a large collection of websites and web applications on a variety of Linux servers that are hosted with different companies like GoDaddy and A2 Hosting. I recently embarked on a mission to automate the backup processes for all these sites, and as a result of this effort, I thought I'd share what I've learned here.
If you’re coming to Boulder, Colorado, the TravelBoulder.com website looks like it might be a useful resource.
Note (March 14, 2018): I’ve disabled comments on this website until I get through this current illness.
January 8, 2018: I just added lessons on SBT, ScalaTest, and a brief introduction to FP to the “Hello, Scala” website.