Server Admin for Programmers

Teaching the server tech you need for development and
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December 22, 2017

Scaling on Forge

11 Videos

See how to use Forge to scale your Laravel application, using server optimzations, load balancing, and more.

July 14, 2017

LEMP Stack with PHP-7.1

6 Videos

We see how to install and configure a LEMP stack, using Nginx 1.11 and PHP 7.1

July 10, 2017

Load Balancing with Nginx

6 Videos

We cover how to use Nginx as a load balancer, and see how load balancing affects our application.

May 01, 2017

Start Here

10 Videos

See the first things you need to know when getting started with servers!

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April 18, 2018

Mapping Headers in Nginx


We see how to map Cloudfront's Cloudfront-Forwarded-Proto header to X-Forwarded-Proto, which my Laravel application needed to read.

April 02, 2018

Using New Relic's Free Server Monitoring

Configuration Management 

See how we saved ourselves some trouble by installing New Relic, capitalizing on it's free tier for server monitoring.

February 21, 2018

An Ansible2 Tutorial

Configuration Management 

Updated for Ansible2! Ansible is one of the simplest server provisioning and configuration management tools. This is a guide to getting started with Ansible.

January 22, 2018

LetsEncrypt with HAProxy


We cover using LetsEncrypt to create SSL certificates with a HAProxy load balancer. Since we're using LetsEncrypt on a load balancer (HAProxy) which cannot serve the authorization HTTP requests by itself, we have some unique issues to get around. Let's see how!

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