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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May 23, 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.

May 22, 2018

Multi-Tenancy in Nginx


We see how to configure Nginx to respond to wildcard subdomains, great for multi-tenancy!

May 18, 2018

Redirect HTTP to HTTPS in Nginx


We see how to use Nginx to redirect any non-SSL connection to HTTP.

May 17, 2018

Web Servers and the Host Header


We see how the Host header is used by our web servers to decide which configured site to serve.

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